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

Holodais at the Rainbow

November 1, 2017 9:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of independent artists at The rainbow on November 1st Presented by Holodais on their Halloween Tour, featuring The Monotymes and Nolan Hubbard Read more

Movies in the Market: The Wizard of Oz

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

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

Ottawa 2017 Crashed Ice After Party – ByWard Market Edition

March 4, 2017 9:00 pm

Where better to celebrate Ottawa’s first taste of Crashed Ice than in the ByWard Market with us here at Lowertown! We’ve got some Redbull-inspired cocktail and food features for you to try, like our Redbull beer shandies and Redbull BBQ wings! We’re taking it to the HEATED OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN for a very-Canadian evening. So come on over and celebrate with the only craft brewery in the heart of the ByWard Market. Read more


March 19, 2017 10:00 am - to - February 19, 2017 4:00 pm

National Gallery of Canada 340 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Sunday 19 March 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm Time travel? Nothing could be easier in the national collection. Join us for the final Family Sunday of the season, and get to know characters from the past . . . and the future! Make your own hat to travel through time and dance through the ages. #NGCFAMILY DIMANCHE EN FAMILLE : VOYAGE DANS LE TEMPS Musée des beaux-arts du Canada 340 rue Sussex, Ottawa Di… Read more

Family Day in the ByWard Market!

February 20, 2017 8:00 am - to - February 20, 2017 11:59 pm

Make the ByWard Market your destination for Family Day! With many stores & restaurants open for the day, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. For operating hours, please contact businesses directly. Read more

Lococina 2017 Collection – in store soirée

February 16, 2017 4:00 pm - to - February 16, 2017 8:00 pm

This Thursday we are presenting our SPRING 2017 COLLECTION. Join us for a night of incredible fashion, great music and delicious snacks. RSVP to the event here Read more

Gift with purchase Feb 11 & 12 from The Crystal Dawn

February 11, 2017 10:00 am - to - February 12, 2017 5:00 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Crystal Dawn! Valentine Promotion Special!!! Gift with purchase Feb 11 & 12, 2017 Shop this weekend and with your purchase receive a Valentine gift! As well with your purchase of $40 or more, receive another gift! Himalayan salt heart Read more

Southern Soul Sunday Brunch

February 12, 2017 11:00 am - to - February 12, 2017 2:00 pm

Enjoy our All You Can Eat Sunday Brunch Buffet, with live Southern Soul music. $5 Mimosas, Caesers, and Irish Coffee Special Offer: $5 Brunch for under 5 years and over 65 11AM until 2 PM Reservations can be made here. Read more

Chocolate Lover’s Tour during Winterlude with C’est Bon Cooking

February 10, 2017 2:00 pm - to - February 19, 2017 2:00 am

Adore chocolate? Then this is the tour for you! Let a C’est Bon Cooking guide take you through the ByWard Market, and help you discover the many forms and tastes of chocolate. The tour includes samples of some of the best chocolate Ottawa offers, as well as visits to chocolate makers and vendors. Dress appropriately for weather conditions, as a portion of this tour is outside. Please arrive 10 minutes before start time. Please check in with your… Read more