February 2 - 19
Winterlude, the Capital's winter celebration, is held in Ottawa–Gatineau each February. It was created in 1979 to celebrate Canada's unique northern climate and culture.
May 11 – 21
The festival is not only Ottawa and Gatineau’s flagship festival it is Canada’s most colourful festival with over a million tulips in bloom across the Capital as well as an artistic interpretation of the tulips by the artistic community.
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
May 26 - 27
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend brings together tens of thousands of runners from across Canada and around the world. The Ottawa 10K on Saturday and the Marathon on Sunday are IAAF Gold Label events.
Ottawa Fringe Festival
June 14 - 24
The Ottawa Fringe Festival provides all performing artists, both emerging and established, with the opportunity to produce their work – regardless of content, form or style – and makes the Festival as affordable and accessible as possible.