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.


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

Spooky Sunday 31% Off Sale – Milk Shop

October 29, 2017 10:00 am - to - October 29, 2017 6:00 pm

In support of WE Scare Hunger, we’re having a one day sale this Sunday! Pop in with some canned goods and we’ll give you 31% OFF fall clothing and accessories! A TREAT FOR A TREAT! . . Certain collections excluded. Open 10am to 6pm! Read more

Halloween in the ByWard Market

October 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - October 31, 2017 12:00 am

The ByWard Market is your destination for great Halloween events! Whether it’s a meal for two, a night out with friends, or a family visit during the day, there is something for everyone. Discover the two Giant Pumpkins – one on the George Street Plaza, and another on York Street near Dalhousie – they both weigh nearly 1,000 pounds each! Dress up and show up at the 11th Annual Great Pumpkin Charity Ball at Saint Brigid’s Haunted Castle on October… Read more

11th Annual Great Pumpkin Charity Ball

October 28, 2017 8:00 pm - to - October 29, 2017 2:00 am

11th Annual Great Pumpkin Charity Ball Ottawa’s Biggest & Best Annual Halloween event Saturday, October 28, 2017 Saint Brigid’s Haunted Castle located at 310 St. Patrick’s Street in the ByWard Market Be 1 of 750 costumed revellers and party for a cause! $40 tickets are available at the following link In-person ticket available at the following locations starting September 3: Malabar – 1610 Meriva… Read more

Sausage Fest Movie Night: Hocus Pocus

October 13, 2017 6:30 pm - to - October 13, 2017 9:30 pm

Ottawa SausageFest & Capital Pop-Up Cinema’s Family Halloween Party! Join us on Friday the 13th to enjoy a night of ghoulish fun! LOCATION: On the George St. sidewalk between ByWard & Sussex (close to Bay entrance) Party starts at 6:30pm – Film begins at 7:00pm Get in the Halloween Spirit with our Costume Contest! Costume Categories: Best group or duo Best Sausagefest Themed Costume Weirdest Super Hero Most Timely Concept Spookiest Best M… Read more

Introspection – solo Show by Sylvain Coulombe

October 12, 2017 6:00 pm - to - October 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Vivre de notre temps, parmis tout les gens qui meublent nos sentiments, voici l’embryon de mon travail, la suite est d’en prendre conscience et de l’accoucher sur le canvas! Solo Show by talented artist Sylvain Coulmbe. An evening of great art, music and specialised drinks by local distillers famous and delicious Top Shelf Don’t miss a night of culture and quality entertainment by alpha Art Gallery in Ottawa Read more

Una Notte Italiana

October 12, 2017 6:00 pm - to - October 12, 2017 8:00 pm

A fragrance event, hosted by Ottawa’s Aristocrat of scent Sid Cratzbarg Read more

Thanksgiving in the ByWard Market – We are open!

October 6, 2017 12:00 am - to - October 9, 2017 11:00 pm

The ByWard Market is open over the Thanksgiving weekend, including Sunday and Monday. Over 600 businesses call the ByWard Market home, and each are responsible for their own hours of operation. Many businesses and vendors will be open as usual over Thanksgiving, and guests are encouraged to contact them directly for opening hours. Happy Thanksgiving! Read more

2nd Annual Ottawa Sausage Fest

October 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - October 15, 2017 12:00 am

Fall is here, and we’re celebrating with our 2nd Annual Sausagefest! We’re bringing an abundance of wiener to the historic ByWard Market. So get off your buns, and head down to any of the participating restaurants, where you’ll find a deeeeeelicious sausage special! And if you really want something to sink your teeth into, join us at William Square on Saturday October 14th for our 2nd Annual Sausage Party! Some of your favourite local restaurants… Read more