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

Ottawa SausageFest 2018

The 3rd Annual Ottawa SausageFest is coming up October 1st-14th, 2018! What: A 2 week food festival that celebrates all kinds of sausages Where: Occurs in participating restaurants (see website for details  Time: Whenever the restaurants are open!  Each participating restaurant has the freedom to create their own unique sausage-related dish that compliments their menu and cuisine. Eat your way through the ByWard Market… Read more

Grand Opening Group Show – Alpha Art Gallery

September 16, 2018 1:00 pm - to - September 16, 2018 5:00 pm

Sunday, September 16th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm Alpha Art Gallery welcomed new, fabulous artist in our team, and will feature them in the upcoming Group Show. Dominik SOKOLOWSKI Dominic BESNER Bradley WOOD Élise CARON Syvain COULOMBE Detlef DEGO GOTZENS Marc LÉGER Yvan GENEST Marc GAGNÉ Marie-Josee ROY Sophie CARRIER Holly FRIESEN Dominique CHAUVAUX Daria PODEMSKA Samuel GÉLINAS Patrick NUNZIATA Luce MARQUIS Christina LOVISA Diane FINE The NEW Alpha Art G… Read more

Hands to Birds

September 8, 2018 12:00 am - to - September 29, 2018 12:00 am

The L.A. Pai Gallery presents a new series of paintings, Hands to Birds, by Reed Weir, on view from September 8 th – 29th. I am working with paint to create pieces that reflect the placement of contemporary culture within the continuum of time. The idea of movement and the momentary glimpses of images that the brain combines and edits to make a cohesive whole is how I approach each visual composition. – Reed Weir 2018 Read more

Labour Day Weekend – We’re Open!

August 31, 2018 8:00 am - to - September 3, 2018 11:59 pm

The ByWard Market is open for Labour Day Weekend, including Monday, and many businesses and outdoor vendors will be open and ready to serve you. Please contact individual businesses for hours of operation. For more information about the outdoor market and vendors who will be in their stands, please call Ottawa Markets at 613-244-4410. Read more

Open House featuring a Printmaking Roller Derby

September 8, 2018 12:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how ceramics are made? Or what linocut printmaking is? How do you paint with watercolours? What type of pencils should you use for an illustration? Or have you always wanted to try a new art medium? Your opportunity is here! Join us for the Ottawa School of Art’s 3rd Annual Open house, to showcase the many different courses, workshops and programs we offer at our great school. Join us at our main campus for a full afternoon… Read more


August 8, 2018 8:00 pm - to - September 2, 2018 12:00 am

Beat the August heat with a super cool interactive experience! Show us your best moves at the McLarena, located on George Street, beside Hudson’s Bay. Spread the word. It’s FREE until September 2 #McLarena #MovetotheRhythm #ByWardMarket #Ottawa Rythmez votre été avec la McLarena! Vivez une expérience interactive tout à fait unique le 8 août à 20h30 sur la rue George, à côté de La Baie d’Hudson. Passez-le mot, c’est gratuit depuis le 2 septembre  … Read more

Exhibition of the 15th annual National Jewellery Student Competition

August 18, 2018 12:00 am - to - September 9, 2018 12:00 am

Exhibition of the 15th annual National Jewellery Student Competition August 18th – September 9th Meet the five finalists from Alberta, Nova Scotia and Quebec at the exhibition opening on  Saturday, August 18th, 1-4 pm, at 13 Murray St., ByWard Market. The announcement of the winner of the Competition will take place at 2 p.m. The 2018 Finalists: Emilie Bisson-Yassa, Ecole de Joaillerie de Quebec Justine Bonnin, École de Joaillerie de Montréal Sop… Read more

DoTERRA Essential OILS 101 (FREE Workshop)

August 26, 2018 3:00 pm

This FREE essential oils info session will explore 10 different oils. Learn where they are from, practical application and use, and see how these oils can enhance your health and wellbeing. This event is held right before our Bliss Workshop. The Bliss workshop combines yin yoga, massage and aromatherapy. For more info please click the link Read more

Meet the Artist: Connor James

August 25, 2018 1:00 pm

The Kabeshinàn welcomes Connor James, a talented Painter, and Multi-Media Artist and member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation.  Known for infusing spirituality and dreams into his works, Connor’s paintings invoke feelings of magic and ancestral hope. Read more

Free Admission | Thursday Evenings

August 2, 2018 5:00 pm - to - August 30, 2018 12:00 am

FREE ADMISSION to all galleries at the BYTOWN MUSEUM on Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 pm all summer long.  Enjoy scenic views of the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River at one of Ottawa’s most picturesque spots!  ———– ADMISSION GRATUITE au MUSEE BYTOWN le jeudi soir de 17h00 à 20h00. Profitez des vues panoramiques sur le canal Rideau à l’un des endroits le plus pittoresques d’Ottawa! Read more