Festival News


Cracks – A festival of spirituality, art and social justice

“Everything has a crack in it. That’s where the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Cohen’s quote is the inspiration for a unique, home-grown, urban event:  “Cracks – A festival of spirituality, art and social justice” held in Ottawa ... read more »


Congrats to Supernova Award winners, The Strumbellas

[News Release: Ottawa Folk Festival] Ottawa Folk Festival organizers today announced the winner of their annual Supernova Award presented by Galaxie Rising Stars program. The winners were The Strumbellas. The award is part of the Galaxie Rising ... read more »


Ottawa Folkfest still growing strong

[News Release: Ottawa Folk Festival] This year’s edition of the Ottawa Folk Festival proved once again that a few good ideas, under the right management, can go a long way to achieving success. It’s true the festival industry has flourished ... read more »


Artists to Bypass Conventional Creativity on Sept 20, 2014

[News Release: Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau 2014 will deliver a night of programming where artists will show us how to bypass through this city both culturally and creatively. This year’s exhibition list is bursting with spectacle and ... read more »


50,000 people enjoyed Ottawa’s Folk Festival

[Link: CFRA News] A solid line up and a good location are major reasons for another successful Folk Festival. This according to organizers who say around 50,000 people came out to the five day music festival at Hogs Back Park. This year's ... read more »


Folk Festival review: Family affair for Bros. Landreth

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The Bros. Landreth Craft Beer House Their parents clearly feature large in the lives of Canadian roots rockers The Bros. Landreth. During the band’s show of excellent bluesy rock, frontman Joey Landreth twice ... read more »


The National, Wake Owl, Pony Girl, Lee Fields, High Waters at Ottawa Folk Fest

[Link: Live in Limbo] The National headlined a rather musically packed day of both international and local artists. Ottawa natives such as High Waters and Pony Girl were given a place to showcase their music. As we said in the previous ... read more »


Canadian Tulip Festival named “Top Event of the Year”

[News Release: Canadian Tulip Festival] Influential U.S. tour association designates Festival as Top Canadian Event for 2015 and one of the Top 100 in all of North America Related links:  Tulip Festival named continent's best event [Link: ... read more »


Feast of Fields 2014

[News Release] Feast of Fields Ottawa-Gatineau kicks off Canadian Organic week with a new twist on a popular event, September 21st, 12:30 -3:30 at the Moulin Wakefield Mill, presented by Canadian Organic Growers – Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais ... read more »


Ottawa International Animation Festival set to hit Ottawa

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Sleepy Ottawa is about to get a little more animated. Animators of all styles and culture, including Disney Studios, will be in the nation's capital from Sept. 17 to the 21 to show off some of their new projects during the ... read more »