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

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


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

Belle from Beauty and the Beast visits The Grand

February 4, 2017 1:00 pm - to - February 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Join us on Winterlude weekends for a meet and greet with Belle on our winter patio. Enjoy samples of Harvey and Vern’s Olde Fashioned Soda! Read more

Snow’Art | Neig’Art – snow sculpture exhibit in the ByWard Market during Winterlude

February 3, 2017 12:00 am - to - February 20, 2017 11:58 pm

Come to Ottawa’s historical landmark, food and entertainment district to experience ByWard Blizzard Snow-Art snow sculpture exhibition on George Street – a sculpture inspired by the Fathers of Confedration. Walk through the area to discover the charm of what was once called ByTown and one of Canada’s oldest public markets! Rendez-vous au quartier historique, gastronomique et culturel d’Ottawa pour voir l’exposition de sculpture de neige Blizzard… Read more

Shake Off the Cold | Dégèle avec la danse

February 3, 2017 12:00 am - to - February 20, 2017 11:59 pm

Ottawa’s premiere entertainment district is a flurry of activity 7 days/week all Winterlude long. Shake-off the Cold to live bands & DJ’s @ dozens of venues incl.: Rainbow Bistro, home to Ottawa Blues & rock for 30 years featuring live music 7 days/week all year long. Zaphod Beeblebrox, “Nightclub @ the Edge of the Universe” has been blasting for 25 years & running. Ottawa famous, Lucky Ron is a staple @ “The Laff” Sat. afternoons sin… Read more

2nd Annual ByWard Market Server Games

February 12, 2017 12:00 pm - to - February 12, 2017 4:00 pm

Teams from various ByWard Market restaurants, bars and cafés compete for the title of server champions!  Teams compete head to head in various server skills challenges with a Winterlude twist!  Visitors are invited to watch the hilarity unfold as servers race around tables balancing full trays while wearing oversized ski-doo suits and snowshoes, bus-boys test their skills wearing oversized mittens.  Cheer on your favourites from Winter patios and… Read more

26th Annual Winterlude Stew Cook-Off

February 3, 2017 11:30 am - to - February 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Thanks for another tasty event! One afternoon  |  17 Restaurants  |  7 Celebrity Judges Over $5,300 raised for charity Thank you to everyone who came out to the 26th Annual Winterlude Stew Cook-Off! Hundreds of hungry guests came through our doors to sample all the stew they could possibly eat. Every dollar from this event went to the Lowertown Good Neighbours Community House, to help fill their cupboards with peanut butter, tuna, bread, and othe… Read more