CityFolk Festival Ottawa


The Ottawa Folk Festival, now rebranded as CityFolk, is a 5 day celebration of music, dance and visual arts featuring an extensive mix of musical performances on multiple stages, free music workshop sessions, special children’s and family performances, beer gardens, and so more. It is a family-friendly event committed to sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives. This year the festival talks place in mid-September each year.

Check out these festival attractions while in town for the events:


There is a variety of musical talent that comes from the Ottawa area and Marvest has been created to showcase these talents. Marvest- a harvest of music, food, fun and much more- is the newest creation from the amazing hosts of CityFolk. Marvest will showcase the many talented musicians who have made Ottawa’s music scene so lively at multiple venues along Bank Street.  The Glebe will be the place to be with up to 80 local acts that will perform a series of free public concerts in the bars, restaurants and storefronts of this posh neighbourhood. These performances can also be enjhoyed across three stages in the Aberdeen Pavilion of Lansdowne Park.


Check out the Artisan Village at CityFolk for local, sustainable, and completely stylish fashion, accessories and crafts. There will be a variety of vendors showcasing their unique products.


Thes festival is not just about the music. The on-site food scene is superb. With vendors of all types you will certainly find something to satisfy your hunger. Many vendors also provide gluten-free and vegan options as well. Some of the local vendors include:

Book Your Downtown Hotel Today

CityFolk will bring music lovers from around the country. If you want to be just a few blocks away from the festival, Cartier Place Suite Hotel is the perfect place to call home while you enjoy the event.

Since you will be most likely having a brew (or two) at the festival, you will want to bother renting a car. Also know that taxi services will have long waits accommodating all of the other festival attendees. Our hotel’s downtown location lets you walk to the festival and then come back to enjoy the nightlife and fun on Elgin Street.

Book your stay online now or contact our hotel’s information desk to inquire about seasonal specials at 1-800-236-8399.


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