The 26th Annual Ottawa Lebanese Festival is here.

Live it. Love it. Lebanese Style.

Monday, July 16, 2018 – The 28th Annual Ottawa Lebanese Festival brings a little taste of Lebanon to the national capital area with our delectable cuisine, exciting entertainment and traditional culture. Located on the grounds of St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, the gates will open on Wednesday, July 18th for five-days of Lebanese fun. The official opening ceremonies begin at 8pm.

• The Tannis Food Tent is a popular destination with offerings of favoured chicken shawarma, tasty tabouli, homemade hummus and variety meat and vegetarian options. Our world famous and always popular Middle Eastern food is authentically daily prepared – fresh on-site – by hundreds of volunteers.
• Watch as the “Saj” traditional bread is freshly made while you wait in The CazaSaikaley Law Saj Tent. The bread is unique to the festival and prepared daily at 5pm.
• The KS on the Keys Beirut Lounge offers a full-service menu in a relaxing atmosphere with traditional Lebanese Argily (Shisha). It is a superb way to relax with friends – under the stars – just as they do in Beirut.
• For the kids-at-heart, The Gabriel Pizza Family Midway is open daily and with plenty of rides and games for patrons of all ages.
• The Mendes Toyota Stage presents international artists as they perform contemporary and established music, dances and entertainment. Lebanese Canadian recording artist Karl Wolf returns on Thursday night. A complete entertainment schedule is available on our website and Facebook page.
• Check out the beautiful display of genuine Lebanese crafts, artwork and vendors in the Adonis Marketplace.
• The Robbie’s Dessert Pavilion will satisfy your sweet tooth craving with our many delicious treats, refreshing “Jallab” beverages, and a Lebanese coffee.
• The Pepsi Teen Confectionary is operated by our dedicated young adult volunteers. Offering cool and thirst-quenching soft drinks, snow-cones, along with the marvelous cotton candy and candy apples.
• St. Elias Cathedral Tours allow you to experience the grandeur of the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral and the rich religious history through dedicated tours. Church tours are available weekdays 6:00pm – 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm – 10:00pm.
• For the first time this year, DJ Adrenaline Entertainment and the Festival encourage visitors to share their Instagram experiences for all to see on our large video screen with the hashtag #OLF2018.

The Ottawa Lebanese 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. 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 Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, located at Riverside and Ridgewood, directly across from Mooney’s Bay.

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Media Inquiries:
Ray Skaff 613.748.0845 Ext. 1012

Media Inquiries:

Ray Skaff, Corporate Communications & Public Relations Communications,, 613.748.0845 Ext. 1012

Jasmin Ibrahim, Social Media Coordinator,, 613.266.9557