Festival News


Winterman marathon returning to Ottawa: Runners sought for frosty event, held alongside Winterlude

[Link: ottawacommunitynews.com] The Winterman Marathon and Marathon Relays take place far from the canal, but they’ve become a growing part of the Winterlude celebrations. Scheduled for Feb. 15, the event features runs of 3K, 5K, 10K, ... read more »


Matt Wilson, Jean-Michel Pilc, Nancy Walker, Elizabeth Shepherd to play TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Next February’s 2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival will consist of an eclectic set of concerts ranging from Zimbabwean star Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi to the groups of New York jazz stars Jean-Michel Pilc and Matt ... read more »


Look who’s coming to the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival this February

[News Release] Jazz and music lovers have much to look forward to in 2015. The Ottawa Jazz Festival will present the 4th TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival this February over two weekends from Feb. 6 – 7 and Feb. 13 – 15. The first weekend ... read more »


Snowfall kicks off Gatineau Park cross-country ski and snowshoe season

[News Release: NCC] Take advantage of early-bird rates on ski and snowshoe passes until December 15 With this week’s heavy snowfall, the cross-country ski and snowshoe season is officially open in Gatineau Park, the Capital’s conservation ... read more »


Old Man Luedecke Headlines Friday Night Ottawa Grassroots Festival

[News Release: Grassroots Festival] Old Man Luedecke, a multi-Juno award winning roots singer-songwriter from the east coast, has been announced as the Friday evening headliner at The 2015 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF). The four day festival ... read more »


The Snowflake Ball, “Springtime in Paris”

[Press Release: The Snowflake Ball] We are delighted to invite you to The Snowflake Ball's "Springtime in Paris", Ottawa's most glamourous and one of Canada's most prestigious and breathtakingly beautiful charity balls, taking place Saturday, ... read more »


New home, new name for Ottawa Folk Festival: Cityfolk @ Lansdowne

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The 2015 edition of the Ottawa Folk Festival will have a slick new name and an urban home to mark the start of its third decade of existence. CityFolk will take place at Lansdowne Park from Sept. 17-20. The move to the ... read more »


Ottawa’s Winterlude to showcase sports, birthday parties

[Link: Ottawa Citizen]  Put on your party toques — the 37th edition of Winterlude will celebrate a pair of very Canadian birthdays. The capital’s annual winter festival, taking place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 16 at sites in Ottawa and Gatineau, ... read more »


Raisin Wine opens OST 4th Stage Season

[News Release] Ottawa StoryTellers holiday gift to you is a wonderful line-up of great stories for our 2014 – 2015 Speaking Out/Speaking In series at the 4th Stage of the National Arts Centre. Take the time over the next few weeks, while ... read more »


Folk Festival enters third decade with new name, new location

[News Release: CityFolk] Ottawa Folk Festival organizers today announced a new name, along with relocation plans for Ottawa’s long-standing folk festival. The event, formerly known as the Ottawa Folk Festival, will be re-named and re-imagined ... read more »