Gay Ottawa

Ottawa Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Ottawa area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.

October 23-26, 2014 at the National Gallery of Canada, BENT LENS presented by InsideOut. The best queer cinema from Canada and around the world. In 2013 more than 4,000 attendees came to the 14 film programs and parties.
Ottawa Knights
Mr Leather Ottawa XXII

November 7-9, 2014 Leather/Fetish Pride -one of Ottawa's largest gay organized single day events. Leather VIPs, hardcore fetishists bring the leather family together, providing learning opportunities, & meet new friends. There is no dress code at MLO, but people are encouraged to dress in whatever helps them to feel sexy. Leather will be admired, but is in no way required.
Queer Mafia Party - queer pals throwing queer parties
OFFBEAT [Mashed Up]

November 22, 2014, 10:30pm, Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank St. Queer Mafia awesome parties unite Ottawa's queer/ social justice networks, build community, support artists/ not-for-profit groups; share collective passions, creativity, and skills; raise awareness and funds for grassroots organizations. All communities allies welcome, all genders/sexual orientation. DJ Dan Valin + Kitty.
Winter & Summer
Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest

February 7, 2015, annual Jazz fest celebrating Ottawa's unique and vibrant music scene. Also each June-July a 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.
Music Festival of French Ontario
Festival franco-ontarien 2015

Mid-June, 2015 annual festival, 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
Locations around town
Ottawa Fringe Festival

June 18-28, 2015, annual celebration of the arts, Ottawa's largest theater festival; providing local, national and international artists the opportunitiy to showcase their original works.
The best in electronic dance music
Escapade Music Festival

June - July 2015, at Ottawa Stadium, Vanier Parkway and Coventry Road intersection. Four days on two stages, with over 50 artists and DJs. See website for updates.
100% food, local food...
Manotick Farmers' Market

June - October, 2015 at 5525 Dickinson St, Manotick, ON. Every Saturday 9am - 2pm a “producer-only” market. Meet the people who make the meats, cheeses, vegetables, grains and baked goods in the local community and learn about their ideas about growing food. A project supported by Watson’s Mill.
La fête de la nation
Canada Day in Ottawa

July 1, 2015, 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.
Ottawa Bluesfest

July, 2015, 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.
2015 International
Ottawa Busker Festival

July - August, 2015, 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.
Fierté Gaie d’Ottawa
Capital Pride 2015

Mid-August annual event, week of LGBT celebrations with dances, exhibits, film screenings, sports events, and parties. See the website for 2015 schedules.
Hot Air Balloon Festival
Festival de montgolfières de Gatineau

August - September, 2015, 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.
North America's largest animation event! Now in its 28th season.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival

September, 2015 Every September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation — and transforms Ottawa into the center of the animation universe.
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