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.


La Machine | Ottawa 2017

July 27, 2017 12:00 am - to - July 30, 2017 12:00 am

La Machine La Machine A first in North America La Machine, an Ottawa 2017 Signature Event (link is external), will occur in downtown Ottawa and the ByWard Market from July 27 to 30. This event will bring giant mechanical creatures, thousands of visitors and five days of intermittent traffic impacts – including one for setup on Wednesday, July 26 – to Ottawa’s downtown. During this event, businesses will remain open, but there will be numerous tra… Read more

North Dal Endless Summer

July 15, 2017 10:00 am - to - July 15, 2017 6:00 pm

It’s North Dal’s 3rd Annual summer party! Come down for 5 blocks of fun along Dalhousie St. from Murray to Cathcart!  Sidewalk Sales In Store Specials Artisan Vendors  North Dal Heritage Walk  Ottawa Art Gallery Art Bike Live Music Cooking Demos Facepainting and more! Celebrate Canada’s 150th year on Dalhousie, a street that’s over 175 years old!, and with a concentration of Canadian design studios and hand made goods: Lococina, Kindred & Wun… Read more

The Bytown Museum Presents: Love Though They Land – The Making of Canada’s History

July 2, 2017 10:00 am - to - July 8, 2017 5:00 pm

July 2nd to July 8th Love Thou Thy Land at the Bytown Museum Enjoy a full week of FREE outdoor programming at the Bytown Museum. Admission to the inside of the museum is only $1.50 throughout the festival in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the Bytown Museum explores the stories of an evolving city and its residents from its early days as Bytown to present day Ottawa. Housed in Ottawa’s oldest stone b… Read more

Canada Day in the ByWard Market

July 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - July 1, 2017 11:59 pm

Welcome to Canada Day in the ByWard Market! Most shops and restaurants will be open and ready to serve you before you check out the fireworks on the Hill! Come downtown for the granddaddy of all Canada Day celebrations! This is where you have to be to see it all! Read more