Grey Cup Festival Schedule and Information

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the 105th Grey Cup is being hosted by Ottawa this year. As with all the Canada 150 attractions, Ottawa2017 is planning a huge party to celebrate this magnificent sports event. The Grey Cup Festival begins on November 21st with the arrival of the Grey Cup, and runs until the big game in the evening of November 26th.

Even people who aren’t traditionally fans of the CFL will find lots to do at this festival. Festivities include multiple team-themed parties, a CFLAA legends luncheon and concerts headlined by Sloan, Trooper and April Wine. Most of these events require tickets and can be found by clicking here.

Find the full schedule and all event details on their website, but here’s the daily event list consolidated for your reading pleasure:

Tuesday, November 21st

  • Arrival of the Cup
    • The official kick off of the 105th Grey Cup Festival presented by Shaw. Be there as Ottawa’s RNation welcomes Our Nation, bringing the trophy to Canada’s Capital and launches a week of celebrating our big game.
    • Time not currently posted on website.
    • TD Place
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/arrival-of-the-cup/

Wednesday, November 22nd

  • Nissan Titan Street Festival
    • Features family entertainment, live music on the Street Festival Stage presented by Bumper to Bumper, giveaways, player appearances, autograph sessions, CFL pin trading, and more. Throughout the week, we will be showcasing Canadian culture and talent from coast to coast to coast and the best part is that all programming is FREE!
    • 4:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Aberdeen Square
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/nissan-titan-street-festival/
  • Family Fun Zone
    • The Family Fun Zone is a great place for families looking to participate in fun, interactive, outdoor activities. Live and love your favourite game by taking part in a variety of football themed stations. Interested in football target practice, learning proper passing techniques, field goal kicks, and sharpening your football skills? The Family Fun Zone is your go-to Festival experience for obstacle courses, face painting, running into your favourite player, meeting mascots and catching various cheer team member performances throughout the week.
    • 11:00am – 7:00pm
    • Skate Court, Basketball, Park, and Grass Area
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/family-fun-zone/
  • #Bringingitin – Inspiring Youth
    • The #BringItIn event will inspire youth through music, live entertainment, motivational speakers, education and more. Fans are encouraged to wear their team colours, bring the noise, and get ready for an interactive Grey Cup Festival experience that is loaded with fun.
    • 10:00am – 1:00pm
    • Arena at TD Place
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/bringitin-inspiring-youth/

Thursday, November 23rd

  • Grey Cup Festival HQ Presented by Shaw
    • RNation is welcoming Our Nation. The Grey Cup Festival Headquarters at Lansdowne will feature a flurry of activity in the days leading up to the 105th Grey Cup game. We will be celebrating all nine of Canada’s teams through cultural programming, live music, community events, an outdoor family fun zone, concerts, a silent disco and much more. Stop by to check out a wide variety of partner activations and to pick up your team gear at one of our team merchandise shops.
    • 11:00am – 10:00pm
    • Lansdowne Park
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/nissan-titan-street-festival/
  • Nissan Titan Street Festival
    • Features family entertainment, live music on the Street Festival Stage presented by Bumper to Bumper, giveaways, player appearances, autograph sessions, CFL pin trading, and more. Throughout the week, we will be showcasing Canadian culture and talent from coast to coast to coast and the best part is that all programming is FREE!
    • 11:00am – 10:00pm
    • Aberdeen Square
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/nissan-titan-street-festival/ 
  • Family Fun Zone
    • The Family Fun Zone is a great place for families looking to participate in fun, interactive, outdoor activities. Live and love your favourite game by taking part in a variety of football themed stations. Interested in football target practice, learning proper passing techniques, field goal kicks, and sharpening your football skills? The Family Fun Zone is your go-to Festival experience for obstacle courses, face painting, running into your favourite player, meeting mascots and catching various cheer team member performances throughout the week.
    • 11:00am – 7:00pm
    • Skate Court, Basketball, Park, and Grass Area
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/family-fun-zone/
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum
  • RNation Party Presented by Budweiser
    • The Ottawa REDBLACKS are rolling out the plaid carpet for RNation. You will want to be sure this is on the ‘to do’ list while at the Grey Cup Festival. Good tunes, great food and fabulous people are just a few reason why you want to attend this 3 day party. $10/person/day or $30 pass.
    • 4:00pm – 2:00am
    • Aberdeen Pavilion
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/rnation-party-presented-budweiser/
  • Concert Series Presented by TD: Jess Moskaluke with Special Guests The Washboard Union and JJ Shiplett
    • The series kicks-off with acclaimed female Canadian country singer Jess Moskaluke with opening performances by The Washboard Union and JJ Shiplett. Originally from Saskatchewan, Jess Moskaluke, was the winner of Next Big Thing contest in June 2011. Since then she has become an acclaimed musician receiving, 3x “Female Artist of the Year” Award at the Canadian Country Music Association, “Country Album of the Year” at the Juno Awards (2017) and a platinum-certified single with “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”.
    • 6:00pm – 11:00pm
    • The Arena at TD Place
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/concert-series-presented-td-jess-moskaluke-special-guests-washboard-union-jj-shiplett/
  • Shaw CFL Awards & Rev-Up Party
    • The Festival Kickoff Bash is your ticket to experience the week’s hottest and most iconic party. Start your Festival with a bang by joining Our Nation at Canada Hall at the Shaw Centre for a night of delicious food, live entertainment and uniquely Ottawa celebrations sure to leave an impression.
    • 7:00pm – 2:00am
    • Shaw Centre
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/shaw-cfl-awards-rev-up-party/
  • Capital Pride Grey Cup Party Presented by You Can Play
    • The 105th Grey Cup Festival and Ottawa Capital Pride have partnered up to throw a party. This event will celebrate the close relationship between Canadian football and the rainbow community. It is an inclusive event for anyone who wishes to attend and will feature a variety of programming and entertainment. The event will be produced and hosted by Queer Mafia.
    • 8:00pm – 2:00am
    • Horticulture Building
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/capital-pride-grey-cup-party-presented-can-play-2/

Friday, November 24th 

  • Grey Cup Festival HQ Presented by Shaw
    • RNation is welcoming Our Nation. The Grey Cup Festival Headquarters at Lansdowne will feature a flurry of activity in the days leading up to the 105th Grey Cup game. We will be celebrating all nine of Canada’s teams through cultural programming, live music, community events, an outdoor family fun zone, concerts, a silent disco and much more. Stop by to check out a wide variety of partner activations and to pick up your team gear at one of our team merchandise shops. Have questions? Visit our Fan Services office to get all the information you need so that you don’t miss a minute of the action!
    • 11:00am – 10:00pm
    • Lansdowne Park
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/nissan-titan-street-festival/
  • Nissan Titan Street Festival
    • Features family entertainment, live music on the Street Festival Stage presented by Bumper to Bumper, giveaways, player appearances, autograph sessions, CFL pin trading, and more. Throughout the week, we will be showcasing Canadian culture and talent from coast to coast to coast and the best part is that all programming is FREE!
    • 11:00am – 10:00pm
    • Aberdeen Square
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/nissan-titan-street-festival/ 
  • Family Fun Zone
    • The Family Fun Zone is a great place for families looking to participate in fun, interactive, outdoor activities. Live and love your favourite game by taking part in a variety of football themed stations. Interested in football target practice, learning proper passing techniques, field goal kicks, and sharpening your football skills? The Family Fun Zone is your go-to Festival experience for obstacle courses, face painting, running into your favourite player, meeting mascots and catching various cheer team member performances throughout the week.
    • 11:00am – 7:00pm
    • Skate Court, Basketball, Park, and Grass Area
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/family-fun-zone/
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum
  • RNation Party Presented by Budweiser
    • The Ottawa REDBLACKS are rolling out the plaid carpet for RNation. You will want to be sure this is on the ‘to do’ list while at the Grey Cup Festival. Good tunes, great food and fabulous people are just a few reason why you want to attend this 3 day party. $10/person/day or $30 pass.
    • 12:00pm – 2:00am
    • Aberdeen Pavilion
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/rnation-party-presented-budweiser/
  • Calgary Grey Cup Committee Free Pancake Breakfast
    • Whether the Calgary Stampeders are in the Grey Cup or not, the Calgary Grey Cup Committee knows how to throw a great party. Come visit them for a traditional pancake and sausage breakfast and while you are there meet their Mascot, Charlie Horse, the Calgary Stampede Queen, her two Princesses, the Indian Princess and live music courtesy of their band, High Steppin’ Daddy, who always keeps the party going! And best of all … the fun is free!
    • 11:00am – 1:00pm
    • Aberdeen Square
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/calgary-grey-cup-committee-free-pancake-breakfasts/
  • 10th Annual Grey Cup Down East Kitchen Party
    • The Atlantic Schooners are a grassroots organization which brings CFL fans from across Canada a taste of the Maritimes. They are known as Canada’s un-official 10th CFL team and even though they don’t yet have an on the field performance, CFL fans will have to settle for their off-field performance every year at the Down East Kitchen Party. Truly a Grey Cup Fan Favorite Party. This year they are featuring The MudMen, The Celtic Party Band, Lobster Rolls, Get Screeched In by Kissing the Cod and much more. Tickets available at Ticketweb.ca $10.00
    • 3:00pm – 2:00am
    • Delta Hotel, City Centre Ballroom
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/10th-annual-grey-cup-east-kitchen-party/
  • Riderville
    • Join members of Rider Nation at their home away from home. Known as the 13th Man, Saskatchewan Roughriders fans always make their presence felt at the Grey Cup Festival and this year will be no different.
    • 12:00pm – 1:00am
    • Horticulture Building
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/riderville/
  • CFLAA Legends Luncheon
    • Fans are invited to meet, greet and share a meal with some of the CFL’s greatest legends of all time while honouring the beloved history of the Canadian Football League. At this unique Festival event, guests will be seated among the CFL alumni, giving them the opportunity to dine with former players and hear their tales from the line of scrimmage first-hand, yard-by-yard. This is one of the most popular events during the Grey Cup Festival, so make sure you get your tickets before they sell out!
    • 11:00am – 2:00pm
    • Shaw Centre
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/cflaa-legends-luncheon/
  • Concert Series Presented by TD: Sloan with Special Guests Reuben and The Dark and Dwayne Gretzky
  • Touchdown Manitoba Party
    • The annual Winnipeg Blue Bombers team party Touchdown Manitoba is an event that sees a diverse group of attendees and fans from all CFL teams and features performances from various cheer teams, pep bands and mascots. Occupying a unique timeslot, it allows guests to mingle and kick off their Grey Cup weekend with entertainment and traditions unique to Manitoba and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Cover Charge: $25
    • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Shaw Centre Room 205/207
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/touchdown-manitoba-party/

Saturday, November 25th

  • Grey Cup Festival HQ Presented by Shaw
    • RNation is welcoming Our Nation. The Grey Cup Festival Headquarters at Lansdowne will feature a flurry of activity in the days leading up to the 105th Grey Cup game. We will be celebrating all nine of Canada’s teams through cultural programming, live music, community events, an outdoor family fun zone, concerts, a silent disco and much more. Stop by to check out a wide variety of partner activations and to pick up your team gear at one of our team merchandise shops. Have questions? Visit our Fan Services office to get all the information you need so that you don’t miss a minute of the action!
    • 11:00am – 10:00pm
    • Lansdowne Park
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/nissan-titan-street-festival/
  • Nissan Titan Street Festival
    • Features family entertainment, live music on the Street Festival Stage presented by Bumper to Bumper, giveaways, player appearances, autograph sessions, CFL pin trading, and more. Throughout the week, we will be showcasing Canadian culture and talent from coast to coast to coast and the best part is that all programming is FREE!
    • 11:00am – 10:00pm
    • Aberdeen Square
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/nissan-titan-street-festival/ 
  • Family Fun Zone
    • The Family Fun Zone is a great place for families looking to participate in fun, interactive, outdoor activities. Live and love your favourite game by taking part in a variety of football themed stations. Interested in football target practice, learning proper passing techniques, field goal kicks, and sharpening your football skills? The Family Fun Zone is your go-to Festival experience for obstacle courses, face painting, running into your favourite player, meeting mascots and catching various cheer team member performances throughout the week.
    • 11:00am – 7:00pm
    • Skate Court, Basketball, Park, and Grass Area
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/family-fun-zone/
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum
  • RNation Party Presented by Budweiser
    • The Ottawa REDBLACKS are rolling out the plaid carpet for RNation. You will want to be sure this is on the ‘to do’ list while at the Grey Cup Festival. Good tunes, great food and fabulous people are just a few reason why you want to attend this 3 day party. $10/person/day or $30 pass.
    • 12:00pm – 2:00am
    • Aberdeen Pavilion
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/rnation-party-presented-budweiser/
  • Calgary Grey Cup Committee Free Pancake Breakfast
    • Whether the Calgary Stampeders are in the Grey Cup or not, the Calgary Grey Cup Committee knows how to throw a great party. Come visit them for a traditional pancake and sausage breakfast and while you are there meet their Mascot, Charlie Horse, the Calgary Stampede Queen, her two Princesses, the Indian Princess and live music courtesy of their band, High Steppin’ Daddy, who always keeps the party going! And best of all … the fun is free!
    • 11:00am – 1:00pm
    • Aberdeen Square
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/calgary-grey-cup-committee-free-pancake-breakfasts/
  • Riderville
    • Join members of Rider Nation at their home away from home. Known as the 13th Man, Saskatchewan Roughriders fans always make their presence felt at the Grey Cup Festival and this year will be no different.
    • 12:00pm – 1:00am
    • Horticulture Building
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/riderville/
  • 10th Annual Grey Cup Down East Kitchen Party
    • The Atlantic Schooners are a grassroots organization which brings CFL fans from across Canada a taste of the Maritimes. They are known as Canada’s un-official 10th CFL team and even though they don’t yet have an on the field performance, CFL fans will have to settle for their off-field performance every year at the Down East Kitchen Party. Truly a Grey Cup Fan Favorite Party. This year they are featuring The MudMen, The Celtic Party Band, Lobster Rolls, Get Screeched In by Kissing the Cod and much more. Tickets available at Ticketweb.ca $10.00
    • 3:00pm – 2:00am
    • Delta Hotel, City Centre Ballroom
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/10th-annual-grey-cup-east-kitchen-party/
  • Cheer Extravaganza
    • Cheer and dance teams from across the league perform all their choreographed routines from the course of the 2017 season. Wear your team colours proudly and be here for a show that promises energy, back-flips, high-kicks, tumbles, tosses, and a whole lot of fun. This is a free event for all ages.
    • 11:00am – 1:00pm
    • Arena at TD Place
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/cheer-extravaganza/
  • Gridiron Gals
    • Grab your squad and come experience an exciting women’s afternoon of training, games, relaxation and fun. Whether you are a new or saavy football fan, this event will have something for everyone. You’ll learn the basics behind the sport with CFL coaches and players, then get down and dirty practicing drills yourself! Following your turf activities, you’ll be treated to some well-deserved pampering at our nail and brow bar. There will be delicious food and drinks included, great prizes up for grabs and exclusive merchandise available to shop. This event will feature a live DJ, trivia, cheer team and mascot appearances and it’s very own tailgate section. No better way to prepare for the big game!
    • 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Shaw Centre
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/girdiron-girls/

Sunday, November 26th

  • Grey Cup Festival HQ Presented by Shaw
    • RNation is welcoming Our Nation. The Grey Cup Festival Headquarters at Lansdowne will feature a flurry of activity in the days leading up to the 105th Grey Cup game. We will be celebrating all nine of Canada’s teams through cultural programming, live music, community events, an outdoor family fun zone, concerts, a silent disco and much more. Stop by to check out a wide variety of partner activations and to pick up your team gear at one of our team merchandise shops. Have questions? Visit our Fan Services office to get all the information you need so that you don’t miss a minute of the action!
    • 11:00am – Postgame
    • Lansdowne Park
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/nissan-titan-street-festival/
  • Nissan Titan Street Festival
    • Features family entertainment, live music on the Street Festival Stage presented by Bumper to Bumper, giveaways, player appearances, autograph sessions, CFL pin trading, and more. Throughout the week, we will be showcasing Canadian culture and talent from coast to coast to coast and the best part is that all programming is FREE!
    • 11:00am – Postgame
    • Aberdeen Square
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/nissan-titan-street-festival/
  • Tailgate Party
    • Your 105th Grey Cup ticket gets you access to the largest tailgate in CFL’s history. Get to the Great Lawn early to enjoy live music, beers and your favourite stadium bites.
    • 2:00pm – 6:00pm **estimated as time isn’t on website
    • The Great Lawn at TD Place
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/tailgate-party/
  • VIP Tailgate Party Presented by Casino Lac-Leamy
    • The VIP Tailgate Party Presented by Casino Lac-Leamy will take place in the Aberdeen Pavilion on Sunday afternoon. Stay warm while enjoying live entertainment, cocktails, and some good ol’ Canadian hospitality before heading into the Stadium at TD Place for kickoff. Ticket price includes free food and one complimentary beverage
    • 2:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Aberdeen Pavilion
    • http://www.greycupfestival105.ca/events/vip-tailgate-party/

 

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