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.


Movies in the Market: The Wizard of Ozz

June 2, 2017 8:00 pm

Get Ready for a Fun Family Event! Join us for an outdoor screening of the wonderful classic The Wizard of Oz. The opening evening of FREE films in our ByWard Market Series. It will be a great night filled with family friendly fun and entertainment. LOCATION: ByWard Market Location to be Confirmed. The film: The Wizard of Oz Bring your own chairs and blankets, or rent an inflatable couch for 5$ As always Popcorn will be available for 2$ Read more

We are open for Victoria Day Weekend!

May 19, 2017 12:00 am - to - May 22, 2017 11:00 pm

Come join us in the ByWard Market for Victoria Day Weekend! Vendors are out, stores are open, and the patios are glorious! While you are here, stop by Inspiration Village and Fiesta de la Primavera! There is always something happening in the ByWard Market, and something for everyone. Read more

Canadian Tulip Festival – ByWard Tulip PARK(ing)

May 12, 2017 9:00 am - to - May 22, 2017 11:00 pm

THE URBAN TULIP EXPERIENCE The ByWard Market is an official Canadian Tulip Festival location, and you are invited to take in the #urbantulipexperience! With stylized tulips taking over the centre of the Market, and new experiences popping up around every corner, you won’t want to miss this massive project in the heart of Ottawa! More information from the Canadian Tulip Festival here.   1st door sticker is up! The #ByWardMarket is getting rea… Read more

Transmutations DEGO

April 20, 2017 12:00 am - to - May 7, 2017 12:00 am

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Mother’s Day in the ByWard Market

May 14, 2017 12:00 pm - to - May 14, 2017 4:00 pm

Bring Mom to the ByWard Market for Mother’s Day! Sunday, May 14 Mom deserves the very best, and that’s exactly what you can expect when discovering the perfect gift in the ByWard Market for your favourite lady. Whether it’s brunch reservations, a stunning bouquet, statement jewellery, or a new addition to her wardrobe, the ByWard Market has hundreds of ways to say “I love you, Mom!” Wagon rides are back on! The rain has stopped, so join us at Wil… Read more

Fiesta de la Primavera

May 20, 2017 10:00 am

Fiesta de la Primavera is a festive latin-themed community event focusing on arts & culture to celebrate the return of spring in the ByWard Market. SCHEDULE @ William Square (corner York & William): 10am – 10:45am: Free outdoor Zumba class with Rajeeve Rajah Don’t be shy, this is a great dance workout! All levels and ages welcome. Make sure to bring a water bottle and a pair of runners! 11am – Noon: Performance by Los Paisanos Discover th… Read more

Summertime Dance Series / Danse en folie

June 14, 2017 12:15 pm - to - August 16, 2017 12:45 pm

Every Wednesday from June 14th to August 16th, join us at the new George St. Plaza of the ByWard Market for a lunchtime dance performance! Every week will feature a different group of local dancers – contemporary, salsa, flamenco, Bollywood, swing, you name it! Check out the event discussion for more details and a complete listing of performances! Chaque mercredi du 14 juin au 16 août, assoyez-vous à la nouvelle Esplanade de la rue George du marc… Read more


April 7, 2017 12:00 am - to - September 17, 2017 12:00 am

07 APRIL – 17 SEPTEMBER 2017 Experience the diversity of Canadian photographic practice and production from 1960 to 2000. Bringing together more than 100 works by 71 artists — including Raymonde April, Edward Burtynsky, Lynne Cohen, Angela Grauerholz, Michael Snow, Jeff Wall and Jin-me Yoon — it explores how the medium articulated the role of art and the artist in an ever-changing world, along with differing ideas of identity, sexuality and commu… Read more

The ByWard Barket – a dog-friendly shopping event

May 7, 2017 9:00 am - to - April 7, 2017 5:00 pm

BYWARD BARKET is a day spent shopping, supporting the ByWard Market merchants through a series of pet friendly events. Meet local rescue organizations. PTSD Service Dogs and so much more FREE FAMILY EVENT – ALL ARE WELCOME Dogs must be on leashes. Dogs must be people friendly. BARKING BRUNCH AT LOWERTOWN PAWSHOTS photography PUB 101 becomes PUP101 and patio friendly CENTURION K9 PTSD/SERVICE RESCUE DOGS CUPCAKES from the CUPCAKE LOUNGE/dog friend… Read more

Detlef “Dego” Gotzens – April 20th – Alpha Art Gallery 

April 20, 2017 12:00 pm - to - May 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Transmutations Dego April 20 – May 7, 2017 Read more