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Festivals

Situated in the Gatineau Hills, the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa is ideally located for guests wishing to enjoy one of the many festivals the region has to offer. With more than 100 local, national and international festivals to choose from, the National Capital Region is one of the richest areas in North America for hosting major, renowned events. Visitors from all over North America (and beyond) find ample opportunity to satisfy all senses and tastes: cultural, musical, culinary, theatrical , cinematic, athletic and competitive. Immerse yourself in the festival of your choice, and return to savour and reflect upon the experience at the Wakefield Mill.

For a more complete list of festivals in the region, make sure to visit Tourism Outaouais, Tourism Ottawa.

bal_des_neigesWinterlude - Winter 2015

Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Skate on Rideau Canal, the world's longest skating rink. Enjoy our nationally renowned Beaver Tails.  Canada's favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

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WIFFWakefield International Film Festival - Winter 2015

Every year, WIFF presents an award-winning line-up of documentaries over four weekends beginning in February.  "We believe people should have more opportunities to see documentaries in the shared experience of an audience. We want to develop new outlets for independent filmmakers."  -- festival organizers

tulip_festivalTulip Festival - May 2nd - 19th, 2014

The world's largest tulip festival, now encompassing a 10-day celebration each May, was established in 1953 to preserve the heritage of Canada's role in liberating the Dutch during the Second World War.  Visitors worldwide travel to our region for the spectacular floral displays throughout the city.

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Magnetic_NorthMagnetic North Theatre Festival, June 7-21, 2014

We present the very best in Canadian Theatre – theatre that moves us, shares our stories, interprets our history and our times and explores how we as Canadians see the world.

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RibfestOttawa Ribfest - June 19-30, 2014

Over the years, the Jazz Festival has presented some of the most dynamic jazz artists on the scene, from the traditional to the avant-garde, such as Herbie Hancock, Salif Keita, Dave Brubeck, Roy Haynes, Toots Thielemans, Branford Marsalis, Béla Fleck, Kenny Werner, Stanley Jordan, Sonny Rollins, Terence Blanchard, Diana Krall, D.D. Jackson, Maynard Ferguson, and John Mayall – to name only a few.

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Dragonboat_festivalDragonboat Festival - June 19-23, 2014

The festival is North America's largest dragon boating event with over 200 teams in corporate, community and competitive categories. The festival offers free admission to multiple stages with world class entertainment, amusement attractions, extreme sport

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Franco_ontarienFranco-Ontarian Festival - June 19-21, 2014

The Festival Franco-Ontarien is one of the most important “unifying” forces of the Francophonie in the National Capital Region. Over the years, it has earned a prominent place in the cultural landscape and was a single annual gathering to celebrate the vitality of the regional, provincial, national and international Francophonie.

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Fringe_festivalOttawa Fringe Festival - June 19-29, 2014

A Fringe Festival is a forum that unites artists and audiences in a fun, exploratory environment. The guiding principles of the Fringe include unrestricted artistic expression, accessibility and community development.

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RBC_bluesfestOttawa BluesFest - July 3-13, 2014

Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada's favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

ChamberfestChamberfest Ottawa, July 27th- August 7th, 2014

Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada's favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

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Busker_festivalInternational Busker Festival - July 31 - August 4, 2014

Visit the historic Sparks Street Mall, and watch Incredible Street Performers from around the worls. Shows for the whole family including Jugglers, escape artists, acrobats, fire eaters, and more! The event runs July 31st to August 4th, showtimes from 11am-11pm.

Grand_feuxThe Casino du Lac Leamy Sounds of Light - August 2-16, 2014

This annual fireworks competition is recognized as one the top 100 events in North America.  Experience fireworks set to music during one of five unforgettable evenings.  The event welcomes some the very best pyrotechnicians in the world as the compete in this explosive battle of light and sound.

WakefestWakefield Art Festival - August 2014

Wakefest is an all-arts festival celebrating our local artists, performers and creators, allowing them to come together and fuse their talents with other artists from other parts of Canada and beyond.

Ballon_festivalGatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival -
August 29th to September 1st, 2014

The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival has become the most important hot air balloon gathering in Canada, and the fifth largest in the world. It is also the most popular summer festival in the Outaouais region.

Folk_festOttawa Folk Festival - September 10-24, 2014

Set amidst the natural beauty of Hog’s Back Park, the Ottawa Folk Festival is a five-day celebration of music, dance, visual arts and community featuring an eclectic mix of musical performances on two evening and five daytime stages

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