Jul 6, 2023 | Announcements and updates Festival News
Thursday, July 6, 2023
The Ottawa Lebanese Festival, presented by Gabriel Pizza, returns to the grounds of the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday, July 19th. One of the summer’s biggest celebrations is back with delectable cuisine, exciting entertainment, and traditional culture. Last year, the community embraced the festival with record attendance. We look forward to welcoming both new and returning friends for five-days of Middle Eastern fun.
OTTAWA LEBANESE FESTIVAL STAGE
Embrace the Middle Eastern culture while various artists perform contemporary and customary music, dances, and entertainment. A complete schedule is available on the festival website and Facebook page. The stage visual screens provided by UTG Digital Media and orchestrated by Adrenaline Productions.
THE SYSCO FOOD TENT
Savour the absolute best in Lebanese cuisine. Indulge in popular dishes such as: hummus, tabouli, falafel, and shawarma. Also available are a combination of appetizing Middle Eastern platters, including vegetarian selections. You can also take home your favourite festival dishes with our online ordering platform. Pick up it up and take it home. It is just a click away.
ADONIS FAMILY PAVILION
Our desserts are the envy of others. Enjoy the delectable selection of desserts, treats, cool drinks, and coffee under one-tent. You will not be able to resist.
Stroll through the Marketplace and browse the beautiful display of genuine crafts, artwork, along with the other various vendors.
THE TRICORP REALTY SAJ TENT
Offering the ever popular “saj” bread – made in a time-honoured tradition and prepared in front of your eyes. It is an absolute must when you visit the festival.
THE CAZA SAIKALEY TRIAL LAWYERS MIDWAY
The Midway opens at 4pm on weekdays and 11am on weekends. There are rides and games for children of all ages. The pay-one-price ride bracelets are $35 per person, per day.
LAURIER OPTICAL PATIO
Take in the sites, sounds and people of the festival while relaxing at our outdoor patio. It is the perfect place to relax and relish the festival’s cuisine along with a refreshing beverage.
KS ON THE KEYS LOUNGE
The Lounge offers a unique and inviting space to relax, delight in the company of friends and get into the vibe and nightly entertainment in this 18+ atmosphere. Offering traditional Lebanese Shisha with a selection of herbal flavours. Revel in the nightly entertainment while under the stars.
SHAWARMA PALACE BAR
Grab a beverage and enjoy the always dynamic atmosphere of the festival with your friends. A full assortment of drinks will compliment your palate and meal.
ST. ELIAS CATHEDRAL TOUR
Experience the grandeur of the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral and the rich history of the religion though a private tour. Church tours are available throughout the festival: Weekdays 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm – 10:00pm.
OTTAWA LEBANESE FESTIVAL 50/50 RAFFLE sponsored by SCOTIABANK
Powered by the Ottawa Senators Foundation, the 50/50 draw is a lottery for which 50% of the ticket revenue brought in goes to the winning ticket holder while the remainder benefits programs through the St. Elias Cathedral. Purchase raffle tickets on the festival grounds, as well as the online platform. The winning number will be announced on Sunday night at the end of the festival.
THE MILLENNIUM LIMOUSINE SHUTTLE & ENTRANCE
Free shuttle service is available from the Canada Post parking lot everyday after 4pm. Millennium Limousine Services also offers complimentary free entry to the festival everyday until 5pm.
The festival is open 4:00 – 11:00pm Wednesday to Friday and 11:00am – 11:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free every day until 5pm. Complimentary parking is available at the Canada Post building with free shuttle service every 15-minutes. Admission is $3 per person, or a family 4-pack for $10. Established in 1990, the Ottawa Lebanese Festival was created to celebrate time-honoured tradition along with vibrant deep roots of the Lebanese community in the National Capital Region. This non-profit cultural event attracts thousands of Ottawa residents each year. The festival is organized by the many hard-working volunteers from the St. Elias Cathedral, located at Riverside and Ridgewood, directly across from Mooney’s Bay. Live it. Love it. Lebanese Style!
For more information, please visit www.ottawalebanesefestival.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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