COVID-19 Update

What's the current situation in Ottawa?

Read more

Cycling in the Capital - Parliament

Student-ready Festivals

Canada Day Fireworks
Canada Day
(Note: Due to COVID-19, Canada Day 2020 celebrations will be hosted virtually.) Take part in the biggest Canada Day party in the country each year on July 1 in Canada’s capital region!
Canadian Tulip Festival
Canadian Tulip Festival
Welcome spring’s warmth at the world’s largest tulip festival! This lively annual celebration features sweeping beds of jewel-like tulips, fireworks, music, family fun and more.
CityFolk
CityFolk
This five-day September celebration of music, dance and community at Lansdowne Park and throughout the Glebe area features an eclectic mix of musical performances on multiple stages.
Ottawa Children's Festival
Ottawa Children's Festival
Every year, the Ottawa Children's Festival holds a five-day extravaganza of the finest quality theatre, dance and music for young audiences in our community.
RBC Bluesfest
RBC Bluesfest
Every summer, some 300,000 music fans gather to see more than 200 acts on multiple stages. No wonder Billboard Magazine has ranked this event among the world’s top-10 outdoor music festivals!
Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
This free multi-day summer festival on the Rideau River—the largest event of its kind in North America—features racing, concerts, family fun, local food vendors and more.
Winterlude
Winterlude
A flurry of fun in Canada’s Capital Region!Come to Winterlude, where three fun-filled weekends of excitement and activity await the whole family!

Stay up to date

Sign-up for the Ottawa Tourism Newsletter and we'll keep you updated on events and ideas for planning your next trip to Ottawa.