Check out the list of festivals below; if your time is flexible, many are worth planning around. Save them to your Personal Itinerary and check the SFG Event Calendar for a list of what's happening by date. Gatineau, Almonte, Nepean, Perth and Ottawa offer festivals and events year round.

Music Festivals

From Celtic performers & the Ottawa jazz festival to chamber music festivals and more, the nation’s capital has some world renowned events.

Multicultural Festivals and Events

And don't forget about the famous Tulip Festival, Changing of the Guard, Winterlude, Canada in the Capital and the Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill as well as many other events, fairs and festivals, big and small.

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Northern Lights: multimedia projection show - July 6-Sept 7, 2020

Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington Street , Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Region

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July to September: Free nightly 30-minute multimedia show set against the backdrop of the iconic Parliament Buildings. The experience takes the audience on an unforgettable journey of sound and light through Canada’s history and highlights the country’s important milestones. Multimedia show with music, lights, laser and more!   » More

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