Festival News


The original PoutineFest on Sparks opens tomorrow!

PoutineFest, the greatest celebration of Canada's most delicious dish returns tomorrow kicking of the festival season in Ottawa. 27 Poutine Stars from across Ontario and Quebec will be serving up Canadian’s favourite comfort food for three days ... read more »


Under The Influence: Tales from the Classroom

From urban landscape to small town, from freedom to dictatorship, the classroom of our childhood is our window on the world. Our teachers shape us, sometimes for good, sometimes not. Under the Influence is the story about the power two teachers had ... read more »


Ottawa Orchid Society Show

[News Release] The Ottawa Orchid Society invites the public to its 34th annual orchid show on April 18 & 19, 2015 featuring  over 600 blooming orchids in stunning, colourful  orchid displays, an art gallery of local orchid paintings, ... read more »


RBC Bluesfest announces 2015 line-up

[news release] RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced the initial line-up for their 2015 program. Confirmed acts to date include: Alvvays; Al Wood and the Woodsmen; Antibalas; Arkells; Bahamas; Bella Cat; BlakDenim; Black Mountain; Blue Rodeo; ... read more »


Guess who’s coming to the 35th TD Ottawa Jazz Festival … Creation, Innovation and Celebration!

[News Release] 2015 is a momentous year for the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival as it prepares to present the 35th edition from June 18 – July 1, 2015. Dynamic programming and unique international collaborations remains integral to attracting a ... read more »


Last weekend for the 6th Annual Wakefield International Film Festival

[News Release] All the Time in the World (2014) from Yukon director Suzanne Crocker, follows the director and her family – husband, three children and three pets – as they live off the grid, with no electricity and no access to society, in an ... read more »


Ottawa festival runs under the current of mainstream theatre

[Link: Metro Ottawa] Undercurrents is underway this week in Ottawa with its fifth edition and biggest lineup yet. Nine shows from Ottawa and elsewhere are playing in the Arts Court Theatre or Studio. But don’t expect the traditional plays you ... read more »


The Festival of Small Halls seeks rural venues to host world-class music concerts

[News Release] The Festival of Small Halls is seeking community-based rural halls to host world-class folk, Celtic, and traditional concerts this September. The “Team behind Bluesfest” has started a new festival, smaller in scale, but ... read more »


What’s on at the Wakefield International Film Festival

[News Release] Wakefield International Film Festival (WIFF) continues to offer the best in current documentary film this weekend, February 21 & 22: Trick or Treaty? (2014) Alanis Obomsawin's most recent feature documentary shines a ... read more »

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2015 Winter Brewfest: Successful on all fronts!

[News Release] The organizers of the Winter Brewfest are delighted with the response to this inaugural edition. On February 13 and 14, the closing weekend of Winterlude, more than 5,000 people—40% over the projected attendance of ... read more »