Festivals in the 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.


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.

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.


Canadian mukluk maker puts best foot forward at Winterlude

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] To add to Winterlude’s opening night festivities, Nordstrom has teamed up with Ottawa at Home magazine for an invitation-only fashion show on Jan. 30. Some 300 exclusive guests will get a sneak peek at this spring’s ... read more »


Nude calendar raises money for Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Net proceeds from the sale of the $20 calendars will go to the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation to help local charities, including the Shepherd’s of Good Hope and Children at Risk.


PGA Tour Canada returning to Ottawa

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Playing an event in Ottawa for the second straight year (Aug. 17-23 at Hylands Golf Course) is a big deal -- big for local golf fans, for charity and for the golfers who could wind up being the next Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet, ... read more »


Women’s WC tix start at $20

[Link: Ottawa Sun] With FIFA Women's World Cup less than five months away, Ottawa's soccer fans will soon have an opportunity to buy individual tickets for the games to be played on six dates in June.