Become a member of Ottawa’s only festival, special event and fair industry service organization since 1996

The Ottawa Festival Network advances a dynamic industry through research, advocacy and education. We create an effective networking environment for festivals, special events and fairs in Canada’s Capital Region. A not-for-profit service organization, we work cooperatively with members and partners towards a vibrant, inspired and prosperous festival capital.


Be represented by a strong, united voice through OFN – the only organization representing festivals, special events and fairs in Canada’s Capital Region.


Amplify your campaign through the largest cultural social media network in Ottawa and our breakthrough #GetFestive industry-branded campaign.


Connect with other event producers and meet the right industry stakeholders to enhance your event and explore creative collaborations and partnerships.


Benefit from programs, services and people to strengthen and sustain your organization and event.


Industry-focussed leadership development and learning opportunities for event producers, staff and volunteers.

New in 2022! 

  • Advisors-on-Call, a free online Advisory service connecting OFN Members to top industry specialists and peers with over 10 years experience. Get connected to experts in areas such as sponsorship, grant writing, event health & safety, financial management, social media marketing, digital event production and more! Ask these experts specific questions to help solve your most pressing problems through one-on-one meetings.
  • FestForward Advisor Talks, a podcast series branching off from Advisors-on-Call that provides festival organizers on-demand masterclasses on the most relevant topics in festival and event production and organizational management.
  • Leadership Circle, a transformational leadership development series designed specifically for festival and event leaders who want to reboot their performance, reignite their teams and reconnect with industry partners. With a complementary mix of online and in-person sessions, and individual and group exercises, festival leaders will learn tools and techniques to better understand and support themselves, their teams and their organizations.
  • Volunteer Connect, a brand new volunteer recruitment tool for OFN Members. The tool was developed with support from the City of Ottawa to address the challenge re-engaging and recruiting volunteers at festivals, special events and fairs.
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For more  information, contact: [email protected] or 613-233-1085 ext 121