Media Advisory - 65th Canadian Tulip Festival Victoria Day Weekend Highlights

OTTAWA, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ -


65th Canadian Tulip Festival Victoria Day Weekend

Victoria Day Weekend Highlights


Thursday, May 18

Tulip Thursday at ByWard Bars and Restaurants

Friday, May 19

2nd Annual Canadian Tulip Festival Swing Dance ($) - Aberdeen Pavilion

Saturday, May 20

Inspiration Village Launch – Ottawa 2017

Phoenix Big Band Bash to Fight Cancer ($) – Aberdeen Pavilion

Saturday, May 20 + Sunday, May 21

Victory Encampment – The Great Lawn

Sterling Ford Photo Contest

Fairytale Princesses – Family Village, Great Lawn; Tulipmania Fireworks

Canada's Capital As – Dows Lake to Lansdowne Promenade

Gordon Harrison, Laura Daub, Janice Street, Flowers Talk Tivoli Workshops ($)

Sunday, May 21

Artists in Bloom Young Talent Showcase – Friendship Stage, Lansdowne Park 

65th Anniversary Tulipmania Fireworks with Animation Prequel and Special Debut: Royal Canadian Mint Coin Exchange - Bring your pocket money to exchange for the world's first glow-in-the-dark circulation coin, the 2017 $2 Canada 150 coin (limited to two coins per person while quantities last)

TD Place, Lansdowne Park ($)


Still Going Strong: BEX Tulip Interactive (ByWard Market Tulip Park(ing); Artists at work among the tulips; guided and self-guided tours; Escape and Velogo Bicycle Tours; Handmade Marketplace; Lord Elgin Malak Gallery; Children's Tulip Garden; Buskers; Music in the Tulips; Tulip Café; Embassy displays and presentations

How: Tickets for the Swing Dance, Big Band Bash, Fireworks and workshops as well as daily passes ($10 per person (and multiple free re-entry) with children 12 and under free) to the Lansdowne Park Tulip Gallery can be purchased at as well as on site. The other Festival locations have free access.

About the Canadian Tulip Festival

Ottawa's award-winning flagship festival since 1953, the Canadian Tulip Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in the world celebrating Ottawa's official flower as a symbol of international friendship and peace.  The Canadian Tulip Festival is a registered trademark of the Canadian Tulip Legacy, a non-profit charitable organization established to celebrate the historic Royal gift of tulips from the Dutch to Canadians after World War II.

Canadian Tulip Festival is produced with support from generous corporate and community partners including: Capital Tek, ABI, Desjardins, Sterling Ford, Egg Farmers of Canada, Bloomex, KPMG, Gabriel Pizza, Signatures Shows, President's Choice, Roots, Lord Elgin Hotel, KPMG, Vesey's Bulbs, Federal Limousine,, Whole Foods Market, CNW Group, Costco, Love Ottawa, The Royal Canadian Mint, National Capital Commission, Ottawa Festivals, Fairytale Princess Parties, Ecology Ottawa, Landscape Ontario, Creekside Wines, Lowertown Brewery, Top Shelf Distillers, Biagio's Catering, Flow Water, Urban Turf,  Byward Market , Glebe and Sparks Street BIAs, Dows Lake Pavilion and  Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and many more, as well as tourism, restaurant and hotel partners, media sponsors and hundreds of volunteers. 

SOURCE Canadian Tulip Festival

For further information: Media Contact: Kita Szpak, Canadian Tulip Festival,, 613-864-9571/613-725-3063; Khaled Azaouzi, Canadian Tulip Festival,, 819-329-6623

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