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The Tulip Festival

63rd Tulip Festival in Ottawa

The Tulip Festival will be May 9th to May 19th this year.

  • Opening ceremonies at the tulip beds with dignitaries and officials, May 9th.
  • Floral Friendship Fireworks extravaganza – Opening night, Friday May 9thth, Wednesday May 14th and the closing Grand Spectacle on Sunday May 18th, featuring spectacular displays of floral creations over Dow's Lake to musical accompaniment.
  • Floral Plaza – open May 9 through the 19th, with competitive displays of floral creations, international cultural performances, the popular international bazaar, plus artists in the park, family arts activities and a return of Capital Sounds featuring emerging bands from around the Capital.
  • Tulip Shuttle – back bigger and better with more stops to shuttle visitors to and from the downtown core and the tulip beds.

For more information on The Tulip Festival check out their website