Events in The ByWard Market

With so many great events happening year round, make sure to plan your trip around some of the city’s best events, right here in The ByWard Market.

See the listing below, and check out the extensive list on Facebook

Creative Thursdays: Venetian Portraits

July 16, 2018 5:00 pm - to - March 14, 2019 5:00 pm

Creative Thursdays: Venetian Portraits Interested in traditional portrait drawing? Want to learn from an expert? Join us for this Creative Thursday inspired by our current Masterpiece in Focus exhibition. Learn the fundamentals of Renaissance and Baroque portrait drawing with artist Sarah Lacy. Then give it a try yourself! Free admission. Demonstrations will take place at 6 and 7 pm. Creative Thursdays are sponsored by DeSerres. Each event offers… Read more

National Doughnut Day – Friday June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018 11:00 am - to - June 1, 2018 1:00 pm

National Doughnut Day – with The Salvation Army Friday June 1 National Doughnut Day, celebrated in the United States, is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Doughnut event created by The Salvation army in Chicago in 1938 to honour those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War 1. The Salvation Army in Ottawa is planning their first celebration of National Doughnut Day this year with also marks the cente… Read more

Berthe Morisot and Impressionism: A Woman’s Point of View

June 16, 2018 11:15 am - to - June 16, 2018 12:00 pm

Sylvie Patry, Chief Curator and Director of Collections and Conservation at the Musée d’Orsay, will explore two important portraits from the famed Ordrupgaard Collection, both by Berthe Morisot. Woman with a Fan. Portrait of Madame Marie Hubbard and Young Girl on the Grass. The Red Bodice (Mademoiselle Isabelle Lambert) will serve as a starting point for reflection on the place of female artists in Impressionism, and Morisot’s important contribut… Read more

Doors Open Ottawa 2018/Portes ouvertes Ottawa 2018

June 2, 2018 12:00 am - to - June 3, 2018 12:00 am

Join us during the first full weekend in June to pay homage to Ottawa’s history, culture, and stunning architecture during Doors Open Ottawa 2018! It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect way to discover how Canada’s Capital has become the beautiful city it is today. Visit on April 30 for the full 2018 building list! Joignez-vous à nous la première fin de semaine de juin pour célébrer l’histoire, la culture et l’archit… Read more

TIFF Film Circuit at the Gallery

May 31, 2018 12:00 am - to - June 28, 2018 12:00 am

In partnership with TIFF, the National Gallery brings you the best of Canadian and international films and artists through the Film Circuit, TIFF’s successful film outreach programme. Join us for a unique film-festival experience bringing together cinema, food and conversation. Films on view February 22, 2018: Human Flow [SOLD OUT] April 26, 2018: Cézanne and I [SOLD OUT] May 31, 2018: Maudie June 28, 2018: Faces Places Maudie Everett hires Maudi… Read more

The 2018 Spring FLING GALA! Fashion & Art Extravaganza!

May 16, 2018 6:00 pm

Get ready for…. The 2018 SPRING FLING GALA! Fashion & Art Extravaganza!! Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 6:00 pm until ?!! Galerie St-Laurent & Hill ( 293 Dalhousie Street ) A Contemporary Canadian Art Gallery – VIP PARTY! + Club NVY Official After Party! ( All included with VIP Tickets ! ) Read more

Cleaning up the Capital – ByWard Market Edition

May 6, 2018 9:00 am

We are organizing a massive Market Clean-up Day on Sunday, May 6th, 2018, as part of the Glad Clean-up the Capital event. Working with the City of Ottawa, the Lowertown Community Association, the Shepherds of Good Hope and the Salvation Army we are going to give the Market a massive spring scrub. Grab your brooms, buckets, gloves and smiles and meet us all at 9:00am at the Lowertown Brewery, 73 York St., for a big group photo and then make your w… Read more

The Urban Tulip Experience

April 11, 2018 12:00 am - to - May 21, 2018 12:00 am

Tiptoe through a garden of urban tulip art, promotions and activities created and curated by an annually appointed Featured Canadian Artist who also has had the distinction of creating this year’s Festival theme imagery – “A World of Tulips”. Culinary Tours Tiptoe Through a World of Tulips Art Tours Ottawa Word Mark – Tulip Photo Spot Taste of the ByWard Market Cooking like a chef – cooking class – edible flowers & herbs “Tiptoe Through the T… Read more

9 ways to have fun in the ByWard Market for March Break

March 13, 2018 12:00 am - to - March 16, 2018 12:00 am

Join us in the ByWard Market for great family fun! 1. Free Wagon Rides William Square, pedestrian area at York & William Streets Monday March 12 – Friday March 16, noon – 4 pm Weather permitting Take a tour through the ByWard Market neighbourhood by horse & wagon rides from Cundell Stables, the only horse stable in the downtown area! Compliments of the ByWard Market BIA. 2. Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present Wednesday, May 3, 20… Read more

Family Day in the ByWard Market – Yes we are open!

February 19, 2018 9:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 8:00 pm

Many ByWard Market businesses are open for Family Day, and will be ready and happy to serve you! Check with individual businesses for hours of operation to make sure your visit is the best it can be. Head over to William Square (on York Street between Byward Nut House and Tucker’s Marketplace Restaurant) from noon – 4 p.m. for complimentary wagon rides! Read more