Festival News


Revamped Lansdowne new addition to Winterlude

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Another addition to Winterlude this year is the new and improved Lansdowne Park. A number of indoor and outdoor activities will be taking place in the park and at the revamped TD Place.


A Taste of Summer at Winterlude

[News Release] Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games | A Taste of Summer at Winterlude // // // The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are bringing a taste of summer excitement to Winterlude, with Curt Harnett, Canada's chef de ... read more »


600,000 people expected for Winterlude

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] But ice carving isn’t the only act in town this weekend, as Winterlude has come up with several brand new events. “A lot have to do with the three themes that we’re celebrating, the year of sport in Canada, the 200th ... read more »


Winterlude set for a snowy, showy start

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Winterlude kicks off on what’s expected to be a snowy and windy Friday, an early taste of the events that will take us through two weeks and three weekends until Feb. 16.

Ottawa Sun Winterlude

Winterlude inching closer to kickoff

[Link: Ottawa Sun] In it's 37th year the winter festival will get underway on Friday at 7 p.m. in Confederation Park, off Laurier Ave. and Elgin St.


MEGAPHONO fest to get US music execs to listen up

[Link: Metro Ottawa] He’s is launching the first ever MEGAPHONO Showcase Festival featuring workshops, information sessions, engaging talks and, of course, live local performances from some of Ottawa’s top indie up-and-comers.


Free OLG Sno-Bus Shuttle Service and Street Closures during Winterlude 2015

[News Release] The Department of Canadian Heritage wishes to advise residents and visitors to Canada’s Capital Region of the free OLG Sno-Bus shuttle service and the street closures that will take place during the 37th edition of Winterlude, ... read more »


Zimbabwe’s national treasure Oliver Mtukudzi to perform at TD Winter Jazz Festival

[News Release] "The juxtaposition of what Mtukudzi sings about and his raw, imploring, vocal reminds me of Otis Redding, Toots Hibbert, and some of my favorite reggae, an odd pairing of agonizing, thorny lyrics over basically lighthearted music." ... read more »

Bright Nights Film Festival

Bright Nights for the edgier, experimental film fan

[Link: Metro Ottawa] The low-budget movies of the Bright Nights Baltic-Nordic Film Festival tend to be edgier, experimental and offer a glimpse into the culture of the region.


Sax in The City at Lansdowne Park during Winterlude’s Opening Weekend

[News Advisory] Sax in The City is coming to Ottawa during Winterlude’s Opening weekend! A hop and a skip from the Rideau Canal, join the fun and music on Friday January 30 and Saturday January 31, 2015 in the Horticulture Building at ... read more »