Ottawa festivals named to Provincial top 100 list

Five members of the Ottawa Festival Network have been named to Festivals and Events Ontario’s 2017 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario list and received farther recognition as Festivals & Events of Distinction, a select group which represent some of the most well-known and respected celebrations in the province; celebrations which draw both an international and domestic audience.

The events are:

  • TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (Jun 22 – Jul 2)
  • Canada Day Celebrations (Jul 1)
  • RBC Bluesfest (Jul 6 – 16)
  • Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (Jul 22 – Aug 4)
  • Winterlude (Feb.2 – 19, 2018)

“Festivals and events create jobs and bring Ontario communities together to celebrate our heritage and diversity,” said Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “I am pleased to join with Festival and Events Ontario in congratulating this year’s top 100 recipients. There are so many celebrations taking place across the province this year and our 150th anniversary is the perfect opportunity to get out and discover them.”

About Festivals & Events Ontario
Festivals and Events Ontario supports a lively, engaged and dedicated festival and events industry by sharing knowledge, enabling networking and providing leadership on education, advocacy and promotion. The festivals and events industry in Ontario is estimated to generate in excess of $2.3 billion annually in contribution to regional GDP, create/sustain approximately 50,000 full-year-equivalent jobs and foster approximately $1 billion dollars in taxes at all levels of government.