Indigenous Pavilion

Join us for a Celebration of Indigenous Cultures at our Westfest Indigenous Pavilion onsite at Laroche Park! Experience Indigenous cultures from across Canada like never before - visit our 30-foot tipi, browse both traditional and contemporary indigenous art and wares from our Indigenous vendors, experience Indigenous food for sale, all while taking in the plethora of incredible free programming Westfest has to offer, including amazing Indigenous dancers and performers on the Thom Fountain Team Main Stage!



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Westfest Food Court

Some of Ottawa’s most popular food trucks will be on site all weekend long to make sure you don’t go hungry.

Westfest Market

Come by and enjoy the fun in between all the great acts on the Thom Fountain Team Main Stage! Experience and explore the many interesting and vibrant vendors in our Westfest Market. We are proud to showcase our many diverse and interesting partners, sponsors and local artisans— all ready to show, sell, and share their wonderful worlds with you! Open until 9pm every night!


Westfest Party Zone (19+)

Westfest has a designated licensed area sponsored by Clocktower Brew Pub- purveyor of locally-brewed craft beer. Also available: Ontario wine from Creekside Estate, cocktails from Ottawa’s Top Shelf Vodka and Kombucha from Ottawa’s Buchipop. PLUS you can satisfy your tastebuds with mouthwatering fare from Art is in Bakery in the Party Zone every night of the festival.

Friday, June 2, 2017, 5 - 11 pm

Saturday, June 3 + Sunday, June 4, 2017

11 am - 11 pm

Community Painting with House of PainT

Join in the experience of mural and graffiti art. The House of PainT crew will be onsite leading a collaborative mural where WestFest attendees can get fully involved in creating beautiful works of art together in Laroche Park. This activity is open to everyone and will be guided by House of PainT facilitators, providing guidance for all skill levels from beginner to expert. If you don’t want to get paint on your hands come by and watch as the community creates art right before your eyes!

Saturday, June 3 + Sunday, June 4, 2017

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The Queer Mafia presents Ain't no party like a Westfest party!

Time to get realllll intimate with a night of bumpin N grindin with The Queer Mafia and our fave DJ D-Luxx Brown (Hip hop, Dancehall, 90's, R&B) at Elmdale Oyster House and Tavern, 1084 Wellington St West. Head there after the electrifying Deejay NDN wraps up his wicked set at Laroche Park! Proceeds to go to the Ottawa Pride Week Family Picnic.

Friday, June 2, 2017. Doors open at 11 pm

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Sunday Morning Yoga with Yogatown

Yogatown is excited to be back again at Westfest for an all-levels outdoor yoga class! Enjoy a one hour yoga class designed to calm your mind and discover strength you didn't realize you had. Make sure you arrive hydrated! Bring a mat, a sweat towel, and a water bottle.

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 10 am

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Napkyn Family Fun Zone

Come one, come all, and please bring the kids! In the Napkyn Family Fun Zone your child will be entertained all day long, With a splash pad, climbing walls, bouncy houses, artistic workshops and programming, games, clowns, face painting, obstacle courses, educational art projects and awesome food and drinks for kids.

New this year! Leave your little ones with from Dovercourt’s caregiving staff while you take in the lineup on the mainstage!

Saturday, June 3 + Sunday, June 4, 2017

10 am - 6 pm

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