Tulip Fest is Ottawa's most beautiful event
An Historical Friendship Lives On
Ottawa was also the host community of the exiled Dutch Royal family during the war, and Princess Margriet was born to Princess Juliana in the Ottawa Civic Hospital.
As a sign of gratitude and appreciation, Princess Juliana presented Ottawa with 100,000 tulip bulbs in 1945 and a lasting tradition and celebration were born.
Enjoying The Tulips
Enjoy some lemonade, ice cream, and check out Ottawa’s budding food truck scene while you practice your photography skills. Free shuttles buses between the different tulip zones make transportation easy and affordable.
No Flowers? No Problem!
A free concert series in front of City Hall featured several nights of local bands, artisan boutiques and shops, along with a wide variety of international food stalls. It was the perfect combination of homegrown talent and worldly treats and, despite being surrounded by dozens of large wooden tulips, the event didn’t feel too flowery at all!
Free Festivals = Fun!
Festival season means many free and value priced perks – public entertainment, complimentary transportation, and deals on street eats. Even if the festival doesn’t sound like your style, make a point of checking out their website and review the lineup of events – you never know what you might discover!
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