The 34th Annual Ottawa Lebanese Festival – July 17 to 21, 2024

A Little Taste of Lebanon, Right Here in the Nation’s Capital.

Thursday, July 4, 2024 – Live it. Love it. Lebanese Style! The Ottawa Lebanese Festival, presented by Gabriel Pizza, returns to the grounds of the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday, July 17th to Sunday, July 21st . One of the summer’s biggest celebrations is back with delectable cuisine, exciting entertainment, and traditional culture.

The festival is open from 4pm to 11pm Wednesday to Friday and 11:00am – 11:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $3 per person, or a family 4-pack for $10. Entry is free every day until 5pm.

BRIGIL ENTERTAINMENT 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 SYSCO FOOD TENT

Savour the 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.

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.

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.

REALTOR SAM WARDEH MARKETPLACE

Stroll through the Marketplace and browse the beautiful display of genuine crafts, artwork, along with the other various vendors.

LAURIER OPTICAL MAN’OUSHEH on the GO

When you visit the Marketplace, you will notice Man’ousheh on the Go. Man’ousheh is a traditional Lebanese pie made to perfection and customized with choices of tomatoes, cucumbers, green olives, and mint leaves. Made fresh, you can pick from cheese pies, zaatar pies, or if you cannot decide – half cheese and half zaatar.

MCCAIN 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.

FRANGIAN PHARMACY BEVERAGE STATION

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.

SJC FINANCIAL CATHEDRAL TOURS

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 sales 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 festival closing.

CAA DAY at the FESTIVAL

The festival is open 4:00 – 11:00pm Wednesday to Friday and 11:00am – 11:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. CAA is the proud sponsor of the opening day, which is Wednesday. CAA members receive free admission when they show their membership at the gate.

THE MILLENNIUM LIMOUSINE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Ride in style with our free Millennium Limousine shuttle service starting at 4pm and available every 15 minutes. Complimentary parking is available from our two parking lots – the Canada Post building and the newly added Brookfield High School.

Established in 1990, the Ottawa Lebanese Festival celebrates a time-honoured cultural 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 and Instagram.

Media Inquiries:

Ray Skaff VP, Corporate Affairs & Public Relations

[email protected]

613.748.0845 Ext. 1309