Gay Ottawa

Queer Mafia Party
OFF BEAT [sweating to the eighties]

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.
Inside Out - Best in Queer Cinema for the capital region
Ottawa-Gatineau LGBT Film & Video Festival

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.
Ottawa Knights
Mr Leather Ottawa XXI

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.
The Ottawa Senior Pride Network (OSPN) presents
Vintage Queers' Dance

March 1, 2014, 8pm to midnight, at The Good Companions, 670 Albert St, Ottawa. Music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s. LGBT seniors 50+ and their friends & allies are welcome. Free finger food buffet, cash bar.
Music Festival of French Ontario
Festival franco-ontarien 2014

June 12-14, 2014 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 19-29, 2014, annual celebration of the arts, Ottawa's largest theater festival; providing local, national and international artists the opportunitiy to showcase their original works.
North America's largest animation event! Now in its 28th season.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival

September 17-21, 2014 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. Irish boy wonder, David OReilly (The External World, Please Say Something) will be one of the star-studded guests at OIAF 14.
Hundreds of performers
Ottawa Jazz Festival

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.
The best in electronic dance music
Escapade Music Festival

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.
La fête de la nation
Canada Day in Ottawa

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.
Ottawa Bluesfest

July 3-13, 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.
2014 International
Ottawa Busker Festival

July 31 - August 4, 2014, 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.
Fierté Gaie d’Ottawa
Capital Pride 2014

Mid-August annual event, week of LGBT celebrations with dances, exhibits, film screenings, sports events, and parties. See the website for 2013 schedules.
Hot Air Balloon Festival
Festival de montgolfières de Gatineau

August 29 - September 1, 2014, 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.
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