Upcoming Festivals in Ottawa this September 2022

Upcoming Festivals in Ottawa this September 2022

Ottawa is more than just great people, international cuisine, and beautiful nature. As it is rich in cultural heritage, Ottawa is also a haven of festivals that both locals and visitors can enjoy. 

Here’s a look at some of the upcoming festivals in Ottawa to look forward to this September.

Latin Sparks

Happening on Sep. 10, 2022 at LeBreton Flats from 3-11 PM, the Latin Sparks will highlight multiple stages, DJs, and live performances. There will also be dance workshops, food trucks, and outdoor bars to indulge in. 

So if you’re into some Latin food, live shows, and dance parties, you wouldn’t want to miss Canada’s Baddest Latin Fest. 

For more information, visit its website. Online ticket reservations can be done here.

Afrofest Ottawa

Another great music and art festival that showcases the rich, diverse heritage of African Canadians in Ottawa is the Afrofestival Ottawa. This said event will take place on Sep. 10-11 at Mooney’s Bay Park.

Apart from authentic African food, music, and fashion, you may also enjoy some live performances from local and international talent. Alongside these are activities for kids and a marketplace for shopping sprees. 

For more information, visit its website

The Ottawa International Animation Festival

On Sep. 21-25, 2022, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), one of the world’s leading animation events, will bring art and industry together. 

Happening in various locations, OIAF will provide various screenings, exhibitions, workshops, and entertainment for people to enjoy and appreciate.

For more details, visit its website

Franco-Ontarien Festival

The Franco-Ontarien Festival will take place from Sep. 23-25, 2022 at Major’s Hill Park. Created on May 23, 1976 by Pierre DeBlois, it is now considered a major event for Francophones and Francophiles from Ontario to Canada.

Offering countless concerts and entertainment for both kids and adults, the festival aims to celebrate French cultural pride, especially for the Francophone community of Ontario. It’s also a great occasion to learn more about the beautiful French culture across the globe.

For more information and ticket reservations, visit its website

Saunder’s FrightFest!

Canada’s #1 haunted attraction for 31 years will return on Sep. 24 – Oct. 31, 2022. Saunder’s FrightFest can be experienced on Fridays and Saturdays starting on Sep. 24th until the 29th of October. 

There will also be a special Halloween night on October 31st to wrap up the event. With various haunted attractions, street theaters, and some fresh food and homemade confections, Saunder’s FrightFest is sure to thrill. 

Highlights of the Saunder’s Frightfest include the Haunted Hayride, The Coven, The Shambles, The Cemetery Crypt, and the Barn of Terror. Visit its website for more information.

Cranium Festival 

Organized by the Cranium Arts Project, the 2022 Cranium Festival in Ottawa will take place on Sep. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022. This three-day event will happen at two venues and will feature some of the rising stars in the field of hip-hop and R&B. 

Surely, the live performances that are perfect for all ages are hard to miss. The after-party is also worth looking forward to. 

For more details, visit its website. You may purchase tickets here in advance.