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 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

End Date:


55 ByWard Market Square