Visit Ottawa


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Taking place from June 21 – July 1, 2018 in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core, the Festival showcases a plethora of artists from every corner of the world. With more than 100 shows taking place on seven stages all within walking distance, the hardest decision music lovers will have, is which show to attend! Some of this year’s headliners include: Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Alison Krauss, Boz Scaggs, Chris Botti, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and Lake Street Dive, to name just a few.

Ottawa is a dynamic and panoramically beautiful city with a vibrant arts scene. Centrally located in the heart of the nation’s capital, within mere steps to the best hotels, a remarkable selection of museums and art galleries (such as the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Nature, the Canadian Museum of History, the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canadian War Museum), and the finest restaurants and shopping at the Byward Market.

With shows throughout the day, including Late Night Jamming (starting at 10:30pm), Ottawa is reputed as a safe, clean, green, multicultural urban metropolis with the heart of a small town. The Festival has partnered with stay22 to provide visitors with a convenient interactive map to its venues, partner hotels (offering the best rates to festival goers) and restaurants.

We hope you enjoy your visit!