September 18-22, 2013 Student films, shorts and features from around the world; 157 films from 76 countries, include 9 feature-length films -- the most ever. Cutting-edge, quirky and important animation, transforming Ottawa into the center of the animation universe. The lineup includes A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.
September 21, 2013, from 10pm, at Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank St, Ottawa. Join the Queer Mafia back to the days of big hair, billie jean and golden girls, with special guest DJ Dan Valin. Photobooth + Visuals by BustedLimb. $5 at the door. See fb page. Next QMP: October 19, 2013.
October 5, 2013, 8pm to midnight, at The Good Companions, 670 Albert St, Ottawa. Music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s provided by Bytown Boogie! LGBT seniors 50+ and their friends & allies are welcome. Free finger food buffet, cash bar.
October 17-20, 2013, at The National Gallery of Canada (380 Sussex Dr) and other venues, the Ottawa Festival showcases the best queer cinema from Canada and around the world. See their website for films and schedules.
November 8-10, 2013 Leather/Fetish Pride. The competition is one of Ottawa's largest gay organized single day events. Leather VIPs, hardcore fetishists bringing the leather family together, providing learning opportunities, & meeting new friends.
Mid-June each year, festival of the music of Francophone Ontario. Get a taste with video clips on their website, or go direct to the site of one young local, Louis-Philippe Robillard
Late June, 2014, annual celebration of the arts, Ottawa's largest theater festival; providing local, national and international artists the opportunitiy to showcase their original works.
Early July, 2014, LeBreton Flats, west of Parliament Hill. Among world's largest annual international music events, over 220 musical acts perform on outdoor stages for over 300,000 fans each summer. Bike to the ‘fest! Site is bordered by the Trans-Canada Trail, a tree-lined bike path through Ottawa, along the Ottawa River. Find secure bike parking beside the festival site.
Early August each year, 11am through early evening, at Sparks Street Mall. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, fire-eaters, comedians, magicians, other street performers from around the world in North America's original pedestrian street mall. Lots to eat and drink too.
Mid-August annual event, week of LGBT celebrations with dances, exhibits, ﬁlm screenings, sports events, and parties. See the website for 2013 schedules.
Late June, 2014, annual 10-day festival with the finest jazz musicians from Canada and around the world performing in open air venues such as Confederation Park, next to the Rideau Canal; also at the National Arts Centre, and various other intimate studio spaces & clubs.
August 30 - September 2, 2013, a week of events in parc de la Baie, Gatineau: hot air balloons aloft; amusement park rides, shows, live entertainment, magic and circus acts on stage and around the site; over 200,000 people in attendance.
Late June, 2014, at Ottawa Stadium, Vanier Parkway and Coventry Road intersection. On two stages, over 30 DJs, include Avicii, Alesso, Avicii, Cazzette, Chuckie, Franco Fabi, Eric Prydz, Manufactured SuperstarsSander van Doorn, Nadia Ali, and more.
July 1, 2014, annual holiday celebrating the birth of Canada in 1867 with the British North America Act that established the Dominion of Canada. Hundreds of thousands of people come to the capital city for concerts, street performances, picnics, and ﬁreworks displays.