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Ottawa ComiCon

MAY 11-13, 2018

A celebration of pop culture and entertainment featuring celebrities, personalities, fans and exhibitors from the worlds of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, movies, TV, toys, anime, gaming and more. Panels, photo ops, collectables, masquerade and shopping!

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.


JUNE 8-10, 2018

A festival of music, art and life. The biggest free street party in Canada!

Franco Ontarian Festival

JUNE 16-18, 2018

The biggest francophone celebration in Canada’s capital region, with concerts, street art and entertainment celebrating Franco Ontarian culture.

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.