Ottawa Grassroots Festival 2024

General Information

Festival Dates & Location

The festival will take place at the FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATION of OTTAWA and IRENE’S PUB from April 25 – 28, 2024. The dates, times and locations for this years festival activities are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 25, Irene’s Pub, doors open 7:00pm, show @ 8:00pm
  • Friday, April 26, First Unitarian, doors open 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 27, First Unitarian, doors open at 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, April 27, First Unitarian, doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 28, Irene’s Pub 11:00am – 6:00pm 
Festival Hours
Day Daytime Evening Headliner
Thursday, April 25 N/A Doors at 7:00pm Lynn Miles at 8:00pm
Friday, April 26 N/A Doors at 6:30pm Charlie A’Court at 9:00pm
Saturday, April 27 11:00am – 5:00pm Doors at 6:30pm Connie Kaldor at 9:00pm
Sunday, April 28 11:00am – 6:00pm N/A
Ticket Prices

All daytime performances and workshops are FREE!

Kids 15 and under are admitted free to evening concerts if they are accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

If you have a disability and require the assistance of a support person, you may request a free ticket for your support person with the purchase of your ticket. 

Please contact for more information.

Onsite Amenities


The FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATION of OTTAWA is wheelchair accessible.

Yes, there are accessible seating areas at the stages.

We are always working to improve the accessibility of the website for the visual and hearing impaired. If you have any ideas, or suggestions to assist us in this endeavor, we would love to hear from you!

Food & Drinks

The Snack Bar is located in Fellowship Hall at the First Unitarian Congress.


Friday Evening: starting 6:30pm during ticketed event

Saturday Lunch: 11:00am – 5:00pm (Lunch served by Moul Hanout)

Saturday Evening: 6:30pm during ticketed event

More Information Here


How Can I help?


Here are some things we can use your help with: sales (food, pin and CDs), surveys, signage, volunteer check-in, and the silent auction. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested in volunteering for OGF, contact us through the volunteer page. We would love to hear from you!

OGF would love your support if you would like to donate, you can use this link.

To donate by cheque, mail to:

Ottawa Grassroots Festival
2082 Blossom Dr.
Ottawa, ON
K1H 6G8

To donate by e-transfer send the transfer to:

While the Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a non-profit organization, we are not a registered charity. Consequently we cannot issue tax receipts for your donation. OGF thanks you for your support!

Please contact Alison Bowie at We are very grateful for all of our sponsors, and new ones are always welcome.

Want to attend the festival?  Buy tickets here.

Daytime Saturday and Sunday programming is free!