Festival News


RBC Bluesfest launches The Festival of Small Halls

[News Release: RBC Bluesfest] RBC Bluesfest organizers in Ottawa today announced the launch of The Festival of Small Halls. This inaugural music series will feature performances in three unique Ontario venues: Crystal Palace on Colbourne Street ... read more »


Ottawa International BuskerFest

[News Release: Sparks Street] The Ottawa International Buskerfest returns to Sparks Street with a lineup of award winning performers Thursday, July 31st to Monday, August 4th.  The best street performers from around the world will take over ... read more »


Thousands to be Transported Back in Time at 2014 Colonel By Night and Colonel By Day Celebrations!

[News Release: CHOO | COPO] The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa is proud to present the second annual Colonel By Night, Sunday, August 3rd from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the heart of the ByWard Market; and the 19th Annual Colonel By Day ... read more »


Celebrate the magic and beauty of light

(News Release: NECTAR Centre] The 12th Annual Ottawa Lumière Festival—presented each year by the New Edinburgh Community & Arts Centre (NECTAR)—is an evening of dazzling performers, magical lanterns, whimsical costumes and community ... read more »


Chamberfest review: Brentano Quartet kicks off the festival in fine fashion

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Chamberfest Day 1 Brentano String Quartet Dominion-Chalmers United Church Thursday at 7 p.m. So we’re off and running. The 2oth anniversary Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival began Thursday evening with a ... read more »


Jim Watson’s new Puppet

[Link: CTV News] Jim Watson finally has a new puppet. Award winning puppeteer Noreen Young presented the Mayor with a brand new caricature at Ottawa City Hall today. Young is the artistic director of the International Puppets Up! Festival in ... read more »


For the love of music: Volunteers help make the Chamberfest go

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] When Dr. Eileen Overend (PhD literature) moved to Canada from Britain in September 1972 with her husband Dr. Ralph Overend (PhD in science), she was looking for opportunity. Canada beckoned and eventually Ottawa seemed a ... read more »


Buy a unique bar stool, support House of PainT Festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The House of PainT festival has an intriguing fundraiser on Thursday, July 24 at Club Saw (67 Nicholas St., in the Arts Court building). At the event, named Recognize, six local artists will create something new on 14 ... read more »


Ottawa Fest Announces Shorts Selections

[Link: Animation Magazine] The Ottawa International Animation Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of short films that will compete for the Grand Prize at this year’s festival running Sept. 17-21. From a total of 2,033 ... read more »


Mosaika Reaches One Million Spectators

[News Release: Department of Canadian Heritage]

Final season of the popular sound and light show gains momentum

Canadian Heritage, in collaboration with exclusive sponsor Manulife, is proud to announce that as of tonight, over one ... read more »