Ottawa Festivals Guide
Ottawa is home to dozens of festivals, representing dozens of different topics and interests. From Winterlude in the cold months of February, to the Tulip Festival in the spring, to Bluesfest in the heat of July, festivals are a great way to enjoy our city.
Do you love jazz and improvised music? Or would you like to expand what you're listening to now to include the variety of great live jazz in Ottawa-Gatineau? Not sure where to start? Extensive event and club listings, interviews, musician links, news, and photos are updated daily by jazz fans with 20+ years experience. If you like live music, whether it's vocal, instrumental, avant-garde, smooth, or standards, check out OttawaJazzScene.ca
- Soul Kisser
Soul Kisser is one of Ottawa's up and coming experimental acts, bringing post rock/shoegazer music to Ottawa's masses, and hopefully beyond, with energy and original songwriting. The result is a medley of effects, rumbling bass/guitar licks, infectious keys and all manner of instrumentation. Soul Kisser songs will capture the imagination and sooth the soul. Featuring Jayson (Bassist/Guitarist/Vocalist) & Adriana (Keyboardist). Otto (Drummer) Roland Juno Di/Line 6 JM4 Looper.
- Feb 15-March 9, 2014: Wakefield International Film Festival
Wakefield International Film Festival (WIFF) runs from February 15th to March 9th at the Wakefield LaPêche Community Centre in the beautiful village of Wakefield, QC. Now in its 5th year, WIFF screens the very best in current documentary film. Thought-provoking, passionate, challenging, inspiring – and definitely not boring. More information: www.wakefieldfilmfestival.ca
- March 15-16, 2014: The Outdoor & Adventure Travel Show
Get pumped for Spring! Buy gear. Plan your cycling or camping trip. Get splashed at the paddlesports pool! Get fit with Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod! Meet the star of Angry Planet! Kids get in FREE! They’ll flip out for the BMX Stunt show, zipline, and rockwalls! March 15-16 at the EY Centre. 2-for-1 tickets available online at www.adventureottawa.ca.
- March 23, 2014: The Passage to Easter: A Choral Journey
A unique concert highlighting Russian Orthodox liturgical music journeying from Great Lent to Easter. The stirring a capella program will be performed by the St. Xenia of Petersburg Choir with the Slava Chamber Choir of Sherbrooke. A complimentary reception with choristers to follow. Tickets: $20 online: easterconcertstxenia.eventbrite.ca
- Sunday, March 30, 2014: Coronation St. Gary & Owen: Men at Work Tour
Truly a rare treat for Coronation Street fans, a chance to see and hear from Gary & Owen the new generation of Corrie Stars who are behind some of the latest exciting stories. Join them for a hosted interview & Q&A. Tickets at Shenkman Theatre, 613.580.2700
May 10, 2014: BLOOM: Mother's Day Edition (call for artisans)
MAC FAIR proudly presents "BLOOM: Mother's Day Edition" on Saturday May 10 at Immaculata High School, 140 Main St. Looking for local artisans of QUALITY, DISTINCTIVE, HAND MADE (by you!) items. This is a juried event and we are looking for the cream of the crop! If you are looking for a large, well-organized, well-promoted event at a great location, with a loyal following of customers, check us out! Find everything you need to know, and get to the online application, at MACFAIRCrafts.com. You can also check us out on Facebook. Application deadline is February 1.
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Ottawa Festivals By Month
- Oct 31-Nov 10: Extremely Short New Play Festival (E.S.N.P.F.)
- Nov 8-10: IMOOfest 2013
- Nov 14-Dec 1: European Union Film Festival
- Nov 15-17: Poutine Fest
- Nov 23: Ottawa Tea Festival
- Nov 23-24: Hockeyfest
- Nov 29: Canadian Labour International Film Festival
- Nov 14-Dec 1: European Union Film Festival
- Jan 31-Feb 17: Winterlude 2014
The official website of Ottawa Festivals, a not-for-profit member-based organization representing Ottawa's not-for-profit festival industry. In addition to news, updates and information about the industry and our member festivals, special events and fairs, the website features industry job opportunities and linkages to our social networks designed to interact with event guests, participants, volunteers, supporters and the community at large.
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Events Ontario (FEO)
Festivals & Events Ontario serves as the “voice” of the festivals & events industry within the province.
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