Program Activities

Tulip Reflection

65 tulip bouquets by local floral designers.

Stay tuned for more details.

Location: Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

Glebe Tulip Plaza

Animation, pageantry and merchant programs along  Bank Street and throughout  Lansdowne Park  organized in collaboration with the Glebe Business Improvement Association (BIA)

Homage Malak Karsh Photography Exhibition

Photographer Malak Karsh brought international fame to Ottawa with his photos of the NCC tulip beds.  His stunning pictures became a springtime ritual in newspapers and magazines nationwide and around the world. And, it was Malak who inspired the Ottawa Board of Trade to establish the Canadian Tulip Festival in 1952. As an hommage to Malak Karsh, on its 65th Anniversary, the Canadian Tulip Festival  is inviting photographers to submit their own tulip photos and a jury will select 65 for display in the Lansdowne ParkTulip Gallery.  Stay tuned for details.

Location: Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

Tulip Art Gallery

65 works of art in multiple mediums by Canadian artists

Location: Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

The Friendship Village
Lansdowne Park Tulip Festival Canada

An outdoor activity area with family programming including  tulip arts and crafts for kids. Featuring some of the Festival’s tulip friendship countries.

Location: The Great Lawn, Lansdowne Park

The Tulip Market
Lansdowne Park Tulip Festival Canada

A marketplace featuring over 20 juried Canadian artisans

Location: The Great Lawn, Lansdowne Park

Vintage Military Displays

A tribute to our veterans during Victoria day weekend

Date: Saturday May 20 & Sunday May 21 2017

Location: The Great Lawn, Lansdowne Park

The Friendship Stage

Varied music and entertainment including children’s performers and representative acts from the Festival’s Tulip Friendship countries

Performance: Schedule coming soon

Location: The Great Lawn Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

Art & Floral Workshops

Interactive, artist-led creative workshops

2 Locations:

  1. Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park
  2. City Parkade & ByWard Market
Artists at Work & Music in the Tulips

Available for tour group bookings and corporate events

Locations: Commissioner’s Park, Dows Lake

Tulip Info Centres

Every Tulip festival site  includes a  Desjardins Tulip Info Centre  where you can learn about the Canadian Tulip Festival’s 65th Anniversary, obtain detailed information about 2017 program events,  explore tour options  and purchase Official Canadian Tulip Festival merchandise.

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