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

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

Canada NewsWire OTTAWA, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ –

What: 65th Canadian Tulip Festival Victoria Day Weekend
Victoria Day Weekend Highlights
When: 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 ($)
Sunday, May 21
Artists in Bloom Young Talent Showcase – Friendship Stage, Lansdowne Park
65th Anniversary Tulipmania Fireworks with Animation Prequel
TD Place, Lansdowne Park ($)

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

Canadian Tulip Festival-Media Advisory - 65th Canadian Tulip Festival
Canadian Tulip Festival-Media Advisory – 65th Canadian Tulip Festival

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