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Tulip Festival

MAY 11-21, 2018

This annual world-famous festival centres around Ottawa’s love affair with the tulip, with a million tulips blooming in public areas, including 300,000 blooms in Commissioners Park near Dows Lake.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

MAY 26-27, 2018

Almost 50,000 participants compete in a variety of challenging races, including Canada’s largest marathon, during the country’s most popular multi-day running event.

Canada Day

July 1, 2018

Canada Canada day will be celebrated with memorable activities and performances—featuring well-known artists—on three official sites: Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of History and Major’s Hill Park.

Ottawa Ribfest

JUNE 14-18, 2017

Sample some of the best BBQ chicken and ribs you’ll ever taste!

TD Ottawa JazzFest

JUNE 21-JULY 1, 2018

From the avant-garde to big band and swing, come enjoy musical stylings to suit any jazz aficionado!

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Race

JUNE 21-24, 2018

This action packed weekend for the whole family features non-stop boat racing, free concerts with great performers, a children’s activity area and great food, drinks and vendors.