The Ottawa Lebanese Festival was created in 1990 as a non-profit, community based, cultural event to celebrate time-honoured traditions and heritage of the Lebanese community in the National Capital Region. Each year the festival attracts thousands of Ottawa residents. The festival is organized by the many hard working volunteers from the St. Elias Cathedral, located at Riverside and Ridgewood, directly across from Mooney’s Bay.
Held every July, the Ottawa Lebanese Festival celebrates five days of marvellous Middle Eastern food, entertainment and genuine traditions on the grounds of the St. Elias Cathedral and Banquet Hall. The Festival is proud of its world-wide recognition and success as a family-oriented festival celebrating the culture of Lebanon.
The Festival Charities
Through the festival and Ottawa Lebanese Festival Raffle, the entire proceeds go towards the many initiatives of the St. Elias Cathedral. Since inception, the Ottawa Lebanese festival has also partnered with various local charities. The festival is honoured to continue its affiliation with The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation for this year.