Announcements

Ottawa Event Announcement: Cityfolk Virtual Festival

CityFolk organizers announce 2020 lineup for virtual festival November 13, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Organizers of Ottawa’s CityFolk music festival today announced the lineup for a virtual festival they are staging in lieu of their annual outdoor event, due to the ongoing pandemic.  “Although the event can’t take place ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bluesfest Presents #CanadaPerforms at the Drive-In

#CanadaPerforms at RBC Bluesfest Drive-In This summer, a diverse range of emerging and established Canadian artists and bands—including Sam Roberts Band, Marie-Mai, Patrick Watson, and Tim Hicks—will perform live concerts at the Place des Festivals, Zibi site. People will be able to drive in and watch live performances from their ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bluesfest has been Officially Cancelled

A MESSAGE FROM MARK MONAHAN YouTube Message can be seen here! Having been at the helm of RBC Bluesfest since 1994, I can say that although we have weathered many storms, including a tornado in 2005, a stage collapse in 2011, and a family of stubborn killdeers in 2018, COVID-19 ...
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Event Cancellation Update for Ottawa

As most of you know, I strive to maintain a complete and accurate list of events throughout the Ottawa area. COVID-19 has affected every industry globally, and the entertainment industry is not exempt from that list. I am striving to maintain an accurate list on my calendar, indicating which events ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: BLUESFEST Line-Up is Released!

And it's up!! I don't know about you, but if you're anything like me, you've been excited about this year's concert announcement since last July. Ottawa Bluesfest is the premier outdoor Ottawa concert festival, each and every year. This year it will take place from July 9th to 19th at ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement! Roots Movement LIVE at Kichesippi Beer

Kichesippi Beer is releasing their "3 Little Birds" Export Stout over the weekend of February 8th. None other than the incredible Roots Movement will be there to help celebrate this new brew! The Roots Movement Band is an Ottawa based Raggae and R&B band. The origins of the band come ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Orpheus Musical Theatre Season Release

I'm excited to announce the Orpheus Musical Theatre 2020-2021 season. Orpheus continues to be the leader in community theatre with incredible performances, high quality props and equipment, and some of the best performers in Ottawa. Check out their upcoming four show season: The Marvelous Wonderettes Created by Roger Bean An ...
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UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy….where to watch in Ottawa

Hey UFC fans, this weekend features Conor McGregor entering the octagon vs. Donald Cerrone (Cowboy) for a Welterweight bout. McGregor always puts on a good fight and therefore draws a crowd. Although I normally don’t promote UFC fights, I have put together a list of locations in Ottawa that I ...
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New Years Eve 2020….a Complete Party List For Ottawa!

Here we go again with another New Years Eve party list!! The pressure is on to find the most fun thing to do to kick off 2020. I’ve put together a collection of all the best parties throughout Ottawa for you to get a sense of what there is to ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bluesfest Releases Early Sneak Peek

Ottawa festival releases sneak peek at 2020 line-up, offers Holiday pre-sale Ottawa, ON, December 3, 2019 – RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced five preliminary acts to be featured at the 2020 edition of the festival. WHO/WHEN: Jack Johnson, July 14 - Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and environmental activist Jack Johnson has won countless humanitarian, ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: The Canadian Showtime Chorus Holiday Gala!

The Canadian Showtime Chorus is at it again and has planned an incredible event raising money to support their group's endeavors! This affordable event looks fantastic, and tickets are still available! The details are available on their website: https://canadianshowtimechorus.com/Annual_Gala_Fundraiser Mark your calendar for December 1 at 6:30pm!  Delight in a festive evening, with ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: The Tea and Chocolate Festival

The Tea and Chocolate Festival returns! The Festival brings together tea and chocolate lovers and food enthusiasts for two full days of meeting, tasting and learning. It is a unique opportunity to sip and savour while getting to know the makers and curators behind the many delicious tea, chocolate and ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-A-Long Fundraiser

Do you love Queen? Do you love the movie Bohemian Rhapsody? Do you have a hard time NOT singing along? This event is a fantastic excuse to get out and enjoy this incredible film while giving you the opportunity to sing along with your friends, family and a room full ...
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Halloween Events in Ottawa: What’s there to do for people of all ages?

As Halloween approaches, once again this year, I’ve compiled a full list of all the parties and activities that I can find and put them into one place! The list this year is much longer than last year’s list so hopefully I’ve found something for you to enjoy!! There are ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: The Eve Film Festival schedule has been released!!

The 2019 Eve Film Festival schedule has been released! Any film buff will love this line up of fantastic screenings!! Find the full program below and then buy your tickets as soon as possible, as it’s sure to sell out!! Eve Film Fest (EFF) is a feminist event that showcases and ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement – MARVEST Line Up is Announced

MARVEST NEWS RELEASE CityFolk organizers set to stage MARVEST 2019 in ‘the Glebe’ Unique Marvest venue ~ credit Gilles Vezina OTTAWA, August 28, 2019 —  CityFolk music festival organizers today announced the line-up for their 2019 edition of MARVEST—a harvest of music and so much more. The programming team has ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Hopped and Confused Festival

Today, Dine Alone and Mill Street Brewery are announcing the fourth annual Ottawa Hopped & Confused, which will be taking place on August 23rd and 24th at Mill Street's Ottawa Brewpub. The event will feature perennial chart-toppers July Talk, Canadian legends Sloan, multi-time Polaris and Juno nominees Weaves and Born ...
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What to do for Canada Day in Ottawa!

Happy almost Canada Day!!! I’ve put together a list of all the events going on in Ottawa for our nation’s birthday! I’ve included what I can find for both the major community events as well as some of the smaller parties throughout this city. If you are hosting a party ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Fringe Festival

After two years of increasingly frequent theatre reviews, I've developed a love for liver performances. This year's Fringe Festival looks amazing, and I've really taken the time to look into the schedule! How have I been missing out on this for so long!!! It looks fantastic with way to many ...
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New Ottawa Attraction: William Street Pedestrian Plaza

There's a new cool attraction in the Byward Market! I attended the official opening of the William Street Pedestrian Plaza Monday morning. It looks like it'll be a great addition to an already fantastic part of the city! The even have a rail system (see photo below). Official Press Release: ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: CITYFOLK Festival Announces Amazing Line Up

NEWS RELEASE CityFolk announces amazing line-up for September For immediate release OTTAWA, May 21, 2019— CityFolk festival organizers today announced the initial line-up for their 2019 program. Confirmed acts to date include Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters (Sep 15); Leon Bridges (Sep 14); Summersault — Our Lady Peace, +LIVE+, Bush ...
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Ottawa’s Newest Activity: ESCAPE ROAD

If you're a fan of escape rooms and/or treasure hunts, check out this new activity that requires players to venture around a selected part of the city to collect clues and work their way out of a major problem. All the details about how it works can be found on ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Annual Lawyer Play: War of Two Worlds

The annual CCLA/CGTC (Carleton County Law Association/Great Canadian Theatre Company) Lawyer Play has a cast composed of lawyers, law students, paralegals, judges and magistrates. It is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, thanks to the ongoing and generous support of sponsors and theatre enthusiasts. This year’s play – War of Two Worlds - is ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Harmony Concerts Presents: Twin Flames Concert and Indigenous People Bursary

The always entertaining and amazingly talented Twin Flames are returning to the nation's capital for a one-night only event on Monday April 29th at the St. Barnabas Church on James Street. This captivating duo combines two award-winning unique singer-songwriters Jaaji an Inuk Mohawk from Quqtaq, Nunavik and Chelsey June Algonquin ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Ottawa Dragon Boat Races Concert Line-Up

TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL UNVEILS CHAMPIONSHIP LINEUP OF FREE CONCERTS FEATURING HEADLINERS HALF MOON RUN, ALAN DOYLE, JESS MOSKALUKE, AND USS Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, running June 20th to 23rd, is proud to announce the 2019 lineup presented by the Rideau Carleton Casino. Headliners for the ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Brew Donkey to begin offering cannabis tours

From April Fools Joke to reality, cannabis tours will be offered in Canada's Capital. OTTAWA, ONTARIO – April 17th, 2019 – Brew Donkey, Ottawa’s first and only brewery tour service, will now start offering tours featuring legal cannabis producers. With federal regulations now in place legalizing recreational cannabis, Brew Donkey ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Salus Ottawa Presents: Let’s Party with The PepTides!!

This won’t be just any old Saturday night! On Saturday, May 18, you’re invited to celebrate with us and our friends The PepTides for a very special anniversary celebration in the Alma Duncan Salon at the Ottawa Art Gallery. For 40 years, Salus has provided mental health support services in Ottawa. In ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bluesfest Line-Up is RELEASED!!

The highly anticipated annual event has finally arrived! Each year Ottawans look forward to having a look at the year's most exciting music festival: RBC Bluesfest! There were a couple sneak peaks already announced this year with Eric Church, and the Back Street Boys (enter squealing sound here). #backstreetsback For ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Update: Ottawa Events January 28th February 3rd

Another week finished up and almost another month too! Half the winter is pretty much over!!! Well, kinda. It was a wintery past couple weeks, but from what I saw, that didn’t keep people hiding at home, we were all out and about despite the weather! This coming week is ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Come See and Hear the World

The Team Behind Bluesfest announces new festival in conjunction with Winterlude Ottawa, ON, January 23, 2019 – RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced they will launch the inaugural ‘Come See & Hear the World’ festival during this year’s Winterlude event. The festival will take place on February 15 and 16 and ...
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