Festival Information

Our Location

The Ottawa Italian Festival is a street festival with programs taking place on, and around, Preston Street in Ottawa’s Little Italy neighbourhood. Click on the image to get directions from your location using Google Maps. 

There is limited street parking available on nearby streets. Visit our “How to get to the Festival” section below to see alternatives. 

Drive & Park

There is very limited parking around the Festival Area. Paid parking is available at the Experimental Farm. Additional lots can be found on Preston street and Champagne Avenue. It is approximately a 5-20 minute walk depending on the lot you choose. Accessible street parking can be found on Dows Lake Road. Accessible placard must be visible or cars will be ticketed. 

Use Google Maps to search for additional parking in the Festival area.

Public Transit

Taxi, Uber and OC Transpo are all great options to get to the Festival. If you are taking a Taxi or Uber, please ask them to let you off on Rochester Street to avoid traffic delays. Some street closures will make travel to Preston Street difficult. 

Additionally you can take OC Transpo. Follow the link below to the OC Transpo Planner to plan your route.