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

Maple Sugar Celebration at the ByWard Market – by Ottawa Markets

March 30, 2019 10:00 am - to - March 31, 2019 3:00 pm

Come and join us at the ByWard Market for a Maple Sugar Celebration on the 30th to 31st March, from 10 am to 3 pm. The program will include: * Wood working demonstration and workshop by Claude Bouchard, artisan: 10 am to 3 pm – George Street Plaza: Come and see how traditional sap-collecting wood buckets are made. Free! * Face painting: 12 pm to 2 pm. Indoors at 55 ByWard Market Square. Free! * Musicians: Kyle Burghout (Fiddler) and Tyson Chen (p… Read more

St Paddys Day Leprechaun Crawl

March 17, 2019 7:00 pm

It’s that time of the year again! Our st Paddy’s day leprechaun crawl is back for a third year. We’ll be hitting up a combination of pubs and clubs on March 17th so come along for the ride. Lowertown Brew pub, Pub 101, Green Room, and The Whiskey bar are all coming together to bring you a day of Irish festivities. There’ll be swag, free entrance to all four locations and specialty shots. Come get Irish with us. Read more

VIP Edition : RÄNDĀ VO͞O Restaurant 18 March 21 5-8PM

March 21, 2019 5:00 pm

VIP Edition : RÄNDĀ VO͞O | Restaurant 18 | March 21| 5-8PM | What can you expect ? A dynamic exclusive atmosphere with upbeat music, appetizers, cocktail specials, prizes, and engaging professionals from diverse industries looking to network with you ! #elevateyourafterfive The Venue: Restaurant 18 | 18 York Street A contemporary fine dining restaurant established in 2001, e18hteen reflects our commitment to excellence, dedication to the culinary… Read more

The Canadian Chamber Choir Musical Performance

March 23, 2019 2:30 pm

Celebrate Canada’s rich choral heritage with the Canadian Chamber Choir. Comprised of professional singers from across the country, this Juno-nominated ensemble will perform a seasons-inspired program featuring works by Canadian composers and arrangers. In the Scotiabank Great Hall. Included with admission to the Gallery. Read more

Saint Patrick’s Industry Night

March 18, 2019 10:00 pm

Another year has passed and we all made it through the day alive hopefully. It’s your time to party and let loose. Get together with your fellow industry peeps and tell all the horror stories from the day before. We already throw a great party for Industry every Monday if you didn’t already know. If you didn’t well now’s your chance to come check it out and see for yourself. We have DJ FIDS (FFA Inc.) pumping out the music for the evening and get… Read more

Fenwick Memorial Lecture: A Ming Dynasty Masterpiece Revealed

March 14, 2019 6:00 pm

Kathleen M. Fenwick Memorial Lecture 2019 Qiu Ying’s The Emperor Guangwu Fording a River: A Ming Dynasty Masterpiece Revealed The Ming dynasty painter Qiu Ying (c. 1494– c. 1552) emerged from obscurity to become one of the most famous artists in Chinese history. The National Gallery of Canada’s painting, The Emperor Guangwu Fording a River, is one of Qiu Ying’s finest surviving works. A superb example of the “blue-and-green” landscape style for w… Read more

Opening – Governor General’s Awards in Visual & Media Arts 2019

March 28, 2019 5:30 pm

Celebrate the careers of eight outstanding Canadian artists: Stephen Andrews, Marlene Creates, COZIC, Lee-Ann Martin, Ali Kazimi, Andrew James Paterson, Jeff Thomas, and Susan Edgerley (Saidye-Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts). Created by the Governor General and the Canada Council for the Arts, the #GGArts awards offer us an occasion to recognize artistic excellence in Canada. Openings are free of charge and open to the public. O… Read more

Danny’s Retirement Party

March 31, 2019 2:00 pm

Can you believe Danny’s creeping up on his 20th year of employment at his one and only bar job at the oul’ Heart & Crown?! Neither can we. As per this distinguished man’s request, we are throwing him a farewell party to celebrate this milestone. Join us on Sunday March 31 in Mother McGintey’s for laughs, drinks and musical entertainment by Dana & Tyree. Read more

Fiesta Cubana

March 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Mercury Lounge presents FIESTA CUBANA – THE CUBAN PARTY Authentic Salsa / Cuban Dance / Mojitos Saturday, March 16th Doors at 9pm LIVE Show at 10pm $15 tickets in advance / more at the door Read more

German Sparkle Party: The Glitter Fantastic

April 5, 2019 9:00 pm Framework Music’s 8th Anniversary Extravaganza… GERMAN SPARKLE PARTY! Theme for this year is… “The Glitter Fantastic!” Take whatever concept from the realms of your fantasies, manifest whatever fantastic character you can conceive, then throw a glitter bomb on it! Sparkle Unicorn? Glittered Faerie Princess? Bedazzled Banshee? Your imagination is your only limit as you trip The G… Read more