A series of 17 epic stunts and happenings that will turbo-charge every corner of the capital in 2017.
This series of world-class cultural events will promote and strengthen ties between nations on the occasion of Canada’s 150 anniversary.
Awaken your senses and indulge in the pure beauty of rural Ottawa with Agri 150, a new Ottawa 2017 program stewarded by Just Food. More than 20 unique one-day outdoor events will take place over the course of the year in the following communities: West Carleton-March, Stittsville, Cumberland, Osgoode and Rideau Goulbourn.
December 31, 2016
Kick off the Ottawa 2017 festivities during an energizing and momentum-building event!
March 3 to 4, 2017
Red Bull Crashed Ice will make its Ottawa debut when the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship crashes and glides its way into the capital on March 3-4, 2017
March 15 to 18, 2017
Hat trick in 2017 with 3 major hockey milestones: the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, the centennial of the National Hockey League and the Ottawa Senator’s 25th hockey season. And Ottawa 2017 has prepared a vigorous game plan for the occasion with a 4-day celebration!
March 27 to April 2, 2017
The Capital will come alive with an unprecedented celebration of Canadian music.
Canada’s musical elite will descend on Ottawa for a week of celebrations, culminating in the 46th Annual JUNO Awards at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, hosted by none other than Michael Bublé.
May 20 to September 4, 2017
Inspiration Village: an ephemeral hub that will be located in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market.
A core site for Ottawa 2017 programming, this edgy-looking entertainment locale on York Street will be the site of a succession of special exhibits and performing arts events, each one showcasing Canada’s provinces and territories.
June 17 and 18
Red Bull Global Rallycross will feature long straightaways and wide-open corners, allowing the 600-horsepower Supercars to reach top speed. The paved main course and Joker Lap will merge leading into the dirt section, just before cars fly over the finish line on the series’ signature 70-foot jump. With grandstands set throughout the dirt section and up to the finish, fans will be up close to some of the most exciting moments of the 2017 season.
Parking: Park at La Cité college at no cost and a shuttle will take you from the parking lot to the event.
July 1, 2017
A Canada Day like none other!
July 1st 2017 will mark 150 years of Canada’s Confederation. Ottawa 2017 and CIBC are celebrating in style, at the Shaw Centre – Canada’s Meeting Place.
Ottawa welcomes the world to the Nation’s Capital for the celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday. Pitch your tent in one of our grassy camp sites or watch Canada Day fireworks from the door of your RV!
July 2, 2017
Ottawa and Gatineau are two cities that form one community. On July 2, 2017, residents and visitors from both sides of the Ottawa River will come together to enjoy a Canadian first: an Interprovincial Picnic on the Alexandra Bridge.
July 7 to 22, 2017
Heighten your senses at Sky Lounge, an exclusive culinary flight of fancy that will take you 150 feet in the air to discover Ottawa’s fine dining like never before.
Mid-July to September 2017
Take part in Kontinuum: an ultimate underground experience with a futuristic and immersive multimedia production created by none other than Moment Factory and projected in one of Ottawa’s future Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations.
July 26 to 30, 2017
Summer 2017: astonishing creatures will be invading the nation’s capital!
A North American first, La Machine will captivate audiences with its ambulatory urban theatre on the streets of downtown Ottawa from July 26 to 30, 2017. The production company, based in Nantes, France, is world-renowned for its extraordinary, large-scale machines.
Parts of downtown and the ByWard Market will be turned temporarily into pedestrian zones (no cars or bikes), off and on throughout the day.
Get ready for an exhilarating musical experience! Ottawa 2017 is amping-up Canada’s 150th celebrations in the Capital with YOWttawa, a large-scale music event.
Late September to early November, 2017
Discover one of our most important landmarks and immerse yourself in First Nations culture through a vivid display of colourful lights that will elevate the natural beauty of the magnificent Chaudière Falls.
November 13 to 18, 2017
From November 13 to 18, a Canadian Videogame Competition & Expo is coming to Ottawa for an exciting week-long event!
November 26, 2017
The 105th Grey Cup Festival kicks off on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 and runs through Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Lansdowne, Ottawa’s sport and entertainment destination.
December 16, 2017
The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens will close a 100-year-old circle when they meet in the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic in an outdoor game at Lansdowne Park.