The 26th Annual Ottawa Lebanese Festival is here.
Live it. Love it. Lebanese Style.

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 14, 2016 – Join us for another year of delectable cuisine, exciting entertainment and traditional culture at the 26th edition of the Ottawa Lebanese Festival. Located on the grounds of St. Elias Cathedral, the gates will officially open on Wednesday, July 20th and continues until July 24th.

The Ottawa Lebanese Festival welcomes everyone to experience five-days of Lebanese culture, entertainment and fun.

Join us as Mayor Jim Watson proudly raises the festival flag at Ottawa City Hall on Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 2pm. The flag will fly at Ottawa City Hall for the duration of the Ottawa Lebanese Festival. The official opening ceremonies begin on Wednesday at 7:30pm.

The festival is open 4:00 – 11:00pm Wednesday to Friday and 11:00am – 11:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free every day until 5pm and complimentary parking is available at Canada Post with free shuttle service every 15-minutes courtesy of Millennium Limousine Service. Admission is $2 every day with the exception of Thursday at $5.

Established in 1990, the Ottawa Lebanese Festival was formed to celebrate time-honoured tradition along with vibrant deep roots of the Lebanese community in the National Capital Region. This non-profit cultural event attracts thousands of Ottawa residents each year. 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. Live it. Love it. Lebanese Style!
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