4 Days of The Big Sticky in downtown Ottawa in the heart of the Canada's Capital. 

Welcome/Bienvenue to #CapitalRibfest featuring:


  • 6 of the Best Ribbers serving slow-cooked Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Brisket, and  delicious Pulled Pork 

  • Fresh Lemonade, Deep Fried Sweets, Golden Onion, Mini Donuts, Ice Cream, Cheese Cake on a Stick, Craft Soda, Poutine, & more

  • A new performance stage, Live Music and Plaza Performers

  • A 750 person Craft Beer & Bevvy (wine/cooler) Gardens for pairing with your favourite BBQ 

  • Best Rack Competition, Rib Eating Contest, and Ribber Olympics

  • A Fun Zone including Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, and Giant Slide

  • Market vendor village, contests, and giveaways

  • NEW "First Taste" Rib Contest - Cutest Baby reaction wins a FREE Rack                     

Welcome/Bienvenue to the 2020 Capital Ribfest and Great Canadian BBQ celebrating our 6th Anniversary. Capital Ribfest is fun for the whole family. Located in beautiful downtown Ottawa, Festival Plaza (beside City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave) is the biggest sticky yet! In addition to serving up the best in Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork, Brisket, and everything Meat, Ribfest features FREE Admission, live music on The Big Sticky Stage, a Kids Fun Zone, 750 person craft beer garden, Market Vendor Village, Treats & Desserts, Best Rack Competition, First Taste Baby Rib Contest and more. 


Festivals Hours:

Friday, July 31st - 11am to 10pm

Saturday, August 1st - 11am to 10pm

Sunday, August 2nd - 11am to 10pm

Monday, August 3rd - 11am to 7pm


There is plenty of indoor parking available nearby Festival Plaza. Look for street, lot, and indoor and outdoor parking throughout the area within two blocks of Capital Ribfest. (Special Rates are available on weekends with free parking on weekends underground @ City Hall and @ World Exchange Plaza on Queen/Metcalfe and on designated streets throughout downtown Ottawa. Ottawa is also home to an amazing public transit system with plenty of bus options to get you easily to the heart of the Big Sticky at Capital Ribfest. 


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