Top 10 Photos from 2017

As an amazing 2017 comes to a close for Ottawa’s festivals, we’d like to highlight our favorite images that were shared with us through the Ottawa Festivals Flickr group. Enjoy!

Stefan Dery caught these hard-working cooks concocting some mouth-watering food at this year’s Ribfest.

La Machine

La Machine drew huge crowds this year and this photo from Leo Li really captures the excitement of the event.

Air Show

This great shot from Asif A. Ali captured the incredible air show on Canada Day.


Scott Thiel snapped this terrific shot of Ottawa’s signature Canada Day fireworks display.

Tulip Festival

The Tulip Festival always lends itself to great photos but this one from Leo Li really stood out!

Hip Hop Championship

Ottawa hosted the 2017 Canadian Hip Hop Dance Championship Finals. Alan Wainwright snapped this great pic of one of the competing groups.

Santa Parade

Judith Gustafsson caught these canine elves at the 48th Annual Help Santa Toy Parade.


There were lots of amazing photos from Mosaic150, but this one from Alan Wainwright really stood out!

 Pride Parade

Judith Gustafsson brings out the fun and vibrancy of this year’s Capital Pride Festival.


Leo Li caught this evocative nightshot at this year’s Winterlude fest.

Thanks to everyone who generously shared their photographic talents with us this year! We look forward seeing more of your great work on display in 2018… and don’t forget to hashtag your images on all social media with #MyOttawa and #GetFestive!