Ottawa Chinatown Bazaar
Ottawa Chinatown Bazaar 唐人街大集
10am-8pm, every other Saturday, April – OctoberFirst event: Saturday August 6th, 2022
Ottawa Chinatown is traditionally the cultural hub where a variety of cultures blends and grow. To enhance Chinatown’s attractiveness as a Multicultural Village with an Asian Flavour, and to bring more foot traffic to the neighbourhood and ultimately to help the community to regain its vibrancy, Somerset Street Chinatown BIA is proposing to host Ottawa Chinatown Bazaar, which will be another signature event of our community.
In support of the “Buy Local” initiative, Chinatown Bazaar will only accept vendors from Ottawa, and the goods sold will include crafts, artwork, jams, cookies, clothing, jewelry, home goods, souvenirs, flowers, and seasonal products. No products that contain alcohol or cannabis will be allowed at Chinatown Bazaar. No food preparation will be allowed on site.
Chinatown BIA, as the event host, owns the brand name of Chinatown Bazaar, and will provide necessary support to the organizer. Chinatown BIA seeks no financial gains from Chinatown Bazaar. The event will be organized by a third party, who will be responsible for the operations of Chinatown Bazaar.
It is estimated that Chinatown Bazaar will bring more than 10,000 visitors to Chinatown. Once fully established, Chinatown Bazaar will be a signature Chinatown event where local residents, tourists and business owners gather on Saturdays. It is our intent to encourage visitors to Chinatown Bazaar to explore the businesses in Chinatown while they are at the Bazaar.
Chinatown BIA will encourage vendors to donate some of their goods to Ottawa CHEO and / or other charities. Moreover, Chinatown BIA will sponsor at least one free both for charities or not-for-profit organizations at each and every Chinatown Bazaar event.
687 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P3
Your Questions Answered
Q: Who can come?
A: All-ages are welcome.
Q: Where to buy a ticket?
A: It is all free to enter.
Q: What is sold at the Chinatown Bazaar?
A: Almost anything that you’d like to sell, except for cannabis products. Food and beverages must be produced in a commercial kitchen and pre-packaged. No on-site cooking is permitted.
Q: Where is the Ottawa Chinatown Bazaar?
A: The event is located in Ottawa Chinatown, City Parking Lot, 687 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P3.
Q: How can I access the event by public transit?
A: Transit is the best way to get to the Ottawa Chinatown Night Market, with bus routes 10 and 11 stopping near the intersection of Bronson and Somerset. Use OC Transpo’s Travel Planner to find your travel options.
Q: Are there any liquor vendors?
A: NO. It is an alcohol free event. You will find many fully licensed restaurants on the street, including Spark Beer, Chinatown’s local brewery.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes, but please keep pets leashed at all times.