Program Activities

Please follow the alphabetic order of our activities

65th Anniversary Tulip Garden

A garden of 5ft tulips like you have never seen before

Art & Floral Demonstrations

Interactive, artist-led creative workshops

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

Children's Tulip Garden

Hundreds of wooden tulips painted and planted by local school children and family visitors

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 to 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.  Pictures need to be framed or mounted ready for hanging with maximum size of 36/36in .

Location: Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

Princess Parties

Coming Soon…

Signatures Handmade Market

Discover a unique maker’s marketplace in the heart of the Nation’s Capital! 18 Canadian artisans will gather in the Handmade Market on The Great Lawn, Lansdowne Park to give festival goers a glimpse into their wondrous world of Canadian handmade. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tulip Reflection

65 tulip bouquets by local floral designers.

Stay tuned for more details.

Location: Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park

Tulip Art Gallery

65 works of art in multiple mediums by Canadian artists.

Confirmed artists to date:



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 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

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.

Tulip Legacy Garden

An indoor garden exploding with spring blooms

Tulip Memory Wall

At 65 years and counting, the Canadian Tulip Festival wants to collect as many memories as it can and you can help!

Share your memorable, funny, poignant, dramatic and otherwise unforgettable Festival moment. You can submit a photo to that will then be posted in size 4×6 on our Memory Wall in The Aberdeen Pavilion (Only selected pictures will be printed and displayed). You can also submit a memory in person at the Pavilion which will also be posted on our Memory Wall.

You will be entered into a Tulip Memory Wall Raffle to win a $100 Gift Card from one of our Official Restaurant Partners

Post your Tulip Festival moment HERE!


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

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