Mark your calendars and get ready for the most exciting summer festivals in Ottawa this July! Grab a friend or two and anyone else who’s down to have fun, and hopefully, we’ll see you there this summer!
RBC Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa
WHEN: July 6-16, 2023
WHERE: LeBreton Flats Park 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa
RBC Bluesfest, recognized as one of the top-ten festivals in the world by Billboard Magazine, returns for the summer season this 2023. It’s got headliners spanning rock, dance, indie, and hip-hop genres, and more.
HOPE Volleyball SummerFest
WHEN: July 15, 2023
WHERE: Mooney’s Bay Beach Park, 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
HOPE Volleyball SummerFest is the world’s largest one-day volleyball tournament, featuring Canada’s most talented musicians on the HOPE Main Stage. Entertaining over 20,000 players and spectators, this event combines recreational volleyball with live rock.
It draws more than 25,000 participants to Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa, and through their participation, HOPE has donated over $3.5 million to support over 110 local charities.
Ottawa Lebanese Festival
WHEN: July 19-23, 2023
WHERE: St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, 750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa
The Ottawa Lebanese Festival, for over 30 years, has showcased the rich diversity of the Ottawa-Lebanese community. For five days, attendees can enjoy delicious food, captivating Middle Eastern entertainment, and embrace the Lebanese heritage.
The festival offers an array of rides and games for both children and the young at heart. Set on the grounds of St. Elias Cathedral, visitors can explore a vibrant display of scrumptious goods and check out the rich Lebanese culture.
Ottawa Chamberfest 2023
WHEN: July 20 – August 3, 2023
WHERE: Various Venues, Ottawa
Ottawa’s stunning churches, museums, galleries, theaters, and heritage sites are coming alive with a vibrant display of indoor and outdoor performances this summer.
Chamberfringe, dedicated to pushing artistic boundaries, will present a diverse lineup of artists from around the world.
The festival features late-night shows that embrace innovative programming, encouraging collaborations between musicians and artists from various genres.
WHEN: July 20-23, 2023
WHERE: Various Venues in Ottawa
Experience the ultimate Caribbean beach bash at Carivibe Ottawa Caribbean Carnival. This highly anticipated event attracts thousands of people of all ages for a day filled with non-stop entertainment, vibrant music, and a delectable array of Caribbean cuisine.
Get ready to indulge in the very best of Caribbean flavors, sip on tropical drinks, groove to the beats of talented DJs, admire captivating artists, plus arts and crafts.
You can even marvel at stunning carnival costumes and be enchanted by the rhythm of steel bands and Afro-Caribbean drummers, and discover Caribbean businesses.
Thai Street Food Festival 2023
WHEN: July 30, 2023
WHERE: Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa
Indulge in a taste of Thailand at this vibrant event, where multiple Thai vendors await to captivate your senses and offer a wide array of delightful products to take home.
Explore the exquisite flavors of fresh and handmade goods, discover the wonders of Thailand’s tourism and specialty exports, and immerse yourself in the experience.
Bring the whole family along and let the little ones have a blast at the Kid’s Corner, where they can try their hand at fruit carving. And if you’re in need of some relaxation, you can even treat yourself to a rejuvenating Thai massage!