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

The Lucky Ron Show

March 10, 2018 4:00 pm - to - February 10, 2018 8:00 pm

The Legendary Lucky Ron Show. LIVE! Every. Single. Saturday. NO EXCEPTIONS! (He actually hasn’t missed a show since he started here in 1999!)  #FreeCover #MyOttawa #Laffing #LiveMusic #Legendary Read more

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

Discover the World of Churros

February 25, 2018 11:00 am - to - February 25, 2018 9:00 pm

La Catrina is the first coffee shop specialized in churros (delicious treat) in Ottawa and we serve the BEST churros in town. You might not know what a churro is…or maybe you had it in a place that is not specialized in them….that is why we decided to create this event, so ALL of you can try our delicious churros and all the varieties we have. Any type of churro is going to be $5!! I know pretty inexpensive for such a delicious treat!! but we… Read more

Casuals throw it down downtown!

February 9, 2018 10:00 pm - to - February 11, 2018 12:00 am

The Casuals return to the Heart and Crown in the heart of downtown! We will light your weekend up as we are THE showband in Ottawa…old, new, borrowed, blue…you want it, we got it baby! Come rock out with the best party machine in the city! We own the place Friday and Saturday! Read more

History, Collecting and the Art Object

February 9, 2018 9:00 am - to - February 9, 2018 4:00 pm

What are the implications of past choices on future collection practices? Is an object altered by becoming part of an institution’s collection; is the institution altered? How are contemporary artists re-visiting historical narratives and forms of representation in their work? Join artists, curators and academics at the National Gallery of Canada as they discuss history, collecting and the art object. Participants include Shannon Bool, David Hart… Read more

Contemporary Conversation with Peter Schjeldahl

February 8, 2018 6:00 pm - to - February 8, 2018 8:00 pm

Join us for the next Contemporary Conversation as we welcome Peter Schjeldahl, renowned New Yorker art critic. He will take the stage with Marc Mayer, National Gallery Director and CEO, for a freewheeling discussion about art, the art world, and the role of the critic. Free admission. Seats in the Auditorium will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In English. Simultaneous French interpretation is available, if a request is made to… Read more

Disegno Fine Jewellery – The Rare Sale Event is Now ON

February 1, 2018 12:00 am - to - February 17, 2018 12:00 am

Starts Thursday February 1st 11 am Finishes Saturday February 17th, 5 pm And then you’ll have to wait another whole year to see these fabulous deals. Up to 75% off. Almost everything on sale! Disegno specializes in 18k gold and precious gems. Professionally trained jewellery designer and certified Graduate Gemologist. Real custom designing. Sterling silver collections of bold urban jewellery and Canada’s best and most original Canadiana souvenirs… 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