Fiesta de la Primavera
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.
@ 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 this awesome mariachi band who will perform both classic & more contemporary tunes in a typical mariachi style! Find them at William Square until 11:30am, after which they will make their way to the front of 55 ByWard until noon.
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Performance by Grupo de Capoeira Dende Recife
Capoeira takes its origins in Brazil and combines dance, music and martial arts. Curious? Make sure not to miss this demo!
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Flamenco performance by The Flamenco Studio
Watch flamenco dancer Sara Pelizer from The Flamenco Studio as she performs with live musicians.
@ George St. Plaza (George St. side of 55 ByWard Market Square):
12pm – 3pm: Live interactive art by Claudia Salguero
Meet visual and digital artist Claudia Salguero, who will do a live painting of a mural featuring Colombian folklore. People will be invited to contribute by preparing the finishing touches for the piece.
4pm – 7pm: Latin Dance Party
Join the Asociación Cultural Dominicana Ottawa-Gatineau’s ‘fiesta’ and learn how to party like a true Dominican while discovering everything about this island! DJ Mendez will be on location to play the best music from the area – salsa, bachata, merengue and al.
In case of rain, activities could be postponed or cancelled. Check out the Facebook event at www.facebook.com/TheByWardMarket for all details.
Fiesta de la Primavera is presented by the ByWard Market Standholders Association (BMSA) – ByWard Outdoors, in collaboration with Markets Management. The BMSA acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa and Ottawa 2017.
Start Date:May 20, 2017 10:00 am
55 ByWard Market Square