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

Family Day in the ByWard Market – Yes we are open!

February 19, 2018 9:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 8:00 pm

Many ByWard Market businesses are open for Family Day, and will be ready and happy to serve you! Check with individual businesses for hours of operation to make sure your visit is the best it can be. Head over to William Square (on York Street between Byward Nut House and Tucker’s Marketplace Restaurant) from noon – 4 p.m. for complimentary wagon rides! Read more


February 2, 2018 12:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 8:00 pm

Come chill out at Ottawa’s only Outdoor Ice Bar, in the ByWard Market. 10ft bar made of crystal clear ice blocks, featuring seasonal cocktails & Kichesippi Beer (Craft Brewed in Ottawa). Enjoy maple taffy & roast marshmallows around our fire pits or warm up with hot chocolate, tea and coffee. A unique Canadian winter experience. Read more

Elsa at The Grand for Winterlude

February 4, 2018 1:00 pm - to - February 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Visit The Grand during Winterlude on Sunday Feb 4 & 18, from 1-2 pm!  Fire pits, maple taffy, hot chocolate, seasonal beverages & activities! & sample some local pop from @harveyandverns and *no outdoor food or beverages please  Full calendar here Read more

Chocolate Lover’s Tour | La randonnée des amoureux du chocolat

February 2, 2018 12:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 12:00 am

Adore chocolate? 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 highlights some of the best chocolate Ottawa offers, as well as visits to chocolate makers and vendors. Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons of Winterlude. 1.5 hours in duration. $49 + tax per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance via C’est Bon Cooking’s website at… Read more

Bonjour encore, Bal de Neige!

February 2, 2018 9:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 11:00 pm

Plaisirs d’hiver dans le marché By Venez à la capitale du Canada et venez vivre l’expérience du Bal de Neige avec vos amis et votre famille. Qu’il s’agisse de compétitions divertissantes, de rythmes qui vous font bouger, de délicieuses recettes lors de nos compétitions de cuisine, de sculptures de neige fantaisistes ou d’activités pour s’amuser en famille, le marché est l’endroit idéal pour célébrer le Bal de Neige comme jamais auparavant. Vous n… Read more

Hello Again, Winterlude!

February 2, 2018 9:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 11:00 pm

Winter Fun in the ByWard Market Come to Canada’s capital and experience Winterlude with friends and family. From entertaining competitions, beats that make you move, delicious cook-offs, whimsical snow sculptures, and tons of activities for family fun, the Market is the perfect place to celebrate Winterlude like never before. Can’t find a parking spot? Don’t worry! We’ve got a valet service right here in the Market to make your visit easy and str… Read more

27th Annual Stew Cook-Off

February 9, 2018 11:30 am - to - February 9, 2018 2:00 pm

Join us on York Street for the 27th Annual ByWard Market Winterlude Stew Cook-off on Friday, February 9th, 2018 from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m. For only $10 get all the stew you can eat from over 20 ByWard Market restaurants. Vote for your favourite in the Forty Creek Whisky People’s Choice Awards. Celebrity judges will pick the C.A. Paradis/Ron Eade Chef’s Choice Award. All proceeds will go to the Lowertown Community Resource Centre ByWard Market’s 27th… Read more

ByWard Blizzard Beats | Rhythmes du Blizzard ByWard

February 2, 2018 7:00 pm - to - February 17, 2018 10:00 pm

A new experience in an old urban space. Lights and sounds will transform these cold corners into lively music filled public spaces. Shake off the cold and get into the groove with local DJs. Fridays and Saturdays during Winterlude Une nouvelle expérience dans un vieux quartier urbain. Lumières et sons transformeront les coins froids dans des emplacements publics grouillant de musique et d’énergie. Secouez le froid et dansez au rythme des DJs loca… Read more