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Ottawa Handmade Markets | Summer 2017

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It feels a lot like summer in the nation’s capital. The tulips are in bloom, tourists are funneling in for Canada 150 celebrations and hand makers are out in full force. The handmade market scene has started up again and we couldn’t be more excited to share with you the latest and greatest shows to check out this season. Check out these noteworthy handmade events coming up in Ottawa this summer!

Etsy Spring Market – Saturday, May 27 @ Zibi

The first edition of the Etsy Outaouais Spring Market kicks off this weekend at Zibi Canada, on Albert Island! This event will feature forty local Etsy makers with a variety of handmade goods to shop such as clothing, jewellery, home goods and more. The location has spectacular views of the Ottawa River, Chaudière Falls, and downtown Ottawa. Easily take the bus to this venue or park on-site at 3 Eddy Street.

WHERE: Zibi – 6 Booth Street
WHEN: Saturday, May 27 @ 10 AM to 6 PM
ADMISSION: TBD

Capital Pop Up! Handmade Show – Sunday, June 4 @ The Glebe Community Centre

The Capital Pop Up! team strives to create events that not only showcase the talents of local artisans but also connect the community with local charities. Every event raises funds to support a local charitable organization, and this year’s spring/summer show will benefit the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. The show will have vendors selling food items, clothing & jewellery, toys, home décor, bath & body products and more.

WHERE: Glebe Community Centre – 175 Third Avenue
WHEN: Sunday, June 4 @ 10 AM to 3 PM
ADMISSION: $2

Craftfest 2017 Pop Up Shop & Weekend Markets – June 11-25 @ Zibi

Co-hosted by Maker House Co. and Freewheeling Craft, CRAFTFEST 2017 is a 15-day celebration of local and handmade. The event will showcase the history of craft and talk about what’s in store for the next 150 as modern makers change the way people shop. What to look forward to: a 15-day pop-up shop featuring all your favourite local makers;  two weekend markets on June 17/18 and 24/25 where you can meet the makers and shop handmade goods;  a dynamic series of DIY workshops; on-site coffee shop and craft beer lounge.

WHERE: Zibi – 6 Booth Street
WHEN: June 11-25, 2017 (see website for specific event dates and times)
ADMISSION: Pop-up shop, free; Weekend markets, free; Workshops, individually priced

Canada Day Esty Market – Saturday, July 1 @ Cheerfully Made Goods + Markets

This Canada Day, consider heading to Almonte, just a short scenic drive from Ottawa, for a handmade outdoor market! In partnership with Etsy Canada, Cheerfully Made Goods + Markets is creating a fantastic 60 seller marketplace on beautiful, historic Mill Street, right in the heart of downtown Almonte.  Escape the chaos of the nation’s capital on Canada’s 150th birthday and shop from local handmade Etsy sellers.

WHERE: Outside Cheerfully Made – 72 Mill Street, Almonte
WHEN: Saturday, July 1 @ 10 AM to 2 PM
ADMISSION: Free!

* Birch Jewellery will be at the following shows: Etsy Spring Market and Craftfest 2017 Popup Shop & June 24/25 markets – hope to see you there!

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