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

Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations

August 9, 2019 9:00 pm

$ 15.00 / Age 19 And Up Additional Info: A veteran of the progressive roots music scene, Dustin Arbuckle (Formerly of Moreland & Arbuckle) continues kicking up dust with Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations. A musician of vast appetites, hes long held an appreciation for traditional American music in the vein of Charley Patton as well as the cross-pollinated sounds of The Band or Stax-style soul. His work with The Damnations allows for that a… Read more

Popular Somewhere at Mother McGintey’s

October 18, 2019 10:00 pm

If you haven’t experienced a Mother McGintey’s night, you are missing out on one of the most fun live music venues in the city. Read more

ShadowFest 2019 – Evening

October 5, 2019 6:00 pm

NOTE: Separate time slots for tickets – 2 events posted! ShadowFest is a music and art show to raise funds for an all-inclusive, non-denominational cafe/dropin centre in Ottawa. 100% of sales from this event will be used to build Shadow Café. The event is sponsored by Steam Whistle, and a complimentary beer will be provided with each ticket purchase to those persons of 19+ years of age. Please note that the Rainbow Bistro is not wheelchair access… Read more

Ottawas Drag Race Grande Finale with Roxxxy Andrews

August 15, 2019 7:00 pm

OTTAWA are you ready for the Grand Finale? The biggest Drag competition our Capital has ever seen and it’s time to Crown our Winner. With special Judge and show from the one and only ROXXY ANDREWS from Rupaul’s Drag Race All stars 2. Meet and Greet with Roxxy Andrews at 7PM Showtime 8PM Meet and Greet $35 General admission $27.50 tickets avaiable at Read more

Freedom Dog Rescue at Wine Rack ByWard Market

August 10, 2019 12:00 pm

Come on out to meet some of Freedom’s adoptable dogs, pick up some swag and learn about our rescue! We’ll take your empties too! All proceeds go to helping dogs in need. Read more

Blues Guitarist Erja Lyytinen at Rainbow Bistro

August 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Finnish blues/rock guitar sensation, Erja Lyytinen makes her Ottawa debut for a NOT TO BE MISSED performance at The Rainbow. In June 2018, Erja and her band had the chance to open for American icon Santana in Helsinki, Finland and Carlos was blow away by her performance and invited her on stage to jam with him to over 20,000 people. The European “Queen of slide guitar” won “Guitarist of the Year” at the 2017 Blues Awards and has shared the stage… Read more

OSA Annual Garage Sale

September 26, 2019 12:00 pm - to - September 26, 2019 3:00 pm

Free Admission If you’re looking for a great deal on art supplies, don’t miss the OSA Annual Garage Sale! There is always a vast supply of art supplies and odds and ends, including watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics, brushes, canvases, photography equipment, art books and much more – all at fabulous prices, well below retail. OSA Annual Garage Sale tips: • Pay with Cash. While we do accept credit/debit cards, like any garage sale cash is the e… Read more

ByWard Market OPEN for August Long Weekend

August 5, 2019 12:00 am

The ByWard Market is open for the August Long Weekend, and we look forward to having you join us for all the summer fun! What to do: Find a shaded patio! Shop a new favourite boutique! Enjoy a stroll with soft serve ice cream! Just take in the atmosphere! Over 600 independent businesses call the ByWard Market home, and they all look forward to seeing you. Be sure to be in touch with specific businesses you wish to visit to make sure they are open… Read more

Brunch Franco Fun

July 21, 2019 10:30 am

Rejoignez France Ottawa Gatineau le Dimanche 21 juillet 2019 pour le brunch franco Fun numéro 2, pour une ambiance familiale, des conversations et une connexion avec des personnes aussi intéressantes que vous ! Retrouvons-nous chez Zach’s Diner de 10h30 à 13h00. Le brunch franco fun est l’endroit idéal pour se laisser aller, collaborer, s’inspirer, réseauter, bavarder, trouver un ami qui s’entraîne, qui peint, qui chante, et être tout simplement… Read more

DIVERcity Maker Market: bevies, beats, & shopping

July 28, 2019 12:00 pm

Fantastic local artisan, small biz boss event titled “bevies, beats & shopping” will take place on Sunday, July 28th from 12pm to 6pm. You don’t want to miss it! _________________________________ 🔸️Free admission 🍻Drink specials 🛍Great shopping 🎶Live DJ 🔸️Central location Read more