We are very HOPpy to announce that the first annual Orléans Craft Beer Festival will take place outdoors at Centrum Plaza in June 2017! The Orléans Craft Beer Festival will bring together craft breweries, local food artisans and some fantastic music to the east end of the city!

Doesn’t matter if you’re a beer aficionado with a great knowledge of the suds, a seasonal beer drinker, or someone who is new to the craft beer scene, you’ll be sure to have a great time at the Orléans Craft Beer Festival! Craft beer not your thing? Don’t worry, we have a wine booth too!

This outdoor festival goes off rain or shine! …we have a HUGE BEER tent! All of the best local taps and apps under the big tent! Good old fashioned east end street party! That’s right…they’ve closed the street for us!

Buy your tickets today before they’re gone and join us for what is undoubtedly going to be a can’t-miss event!

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Nita Beer

Tuque de Broue

Dominion Brewing Co.


Etienne Brule Brewery

Ernest Cider 

Bicycle Craft Brewery

Flying Monkeys


Broadhead Brewery

County Road Beer Company

Cassel Brewery

KIN Vineyards

North of 7 Distillery

Waller St. Brewing

Calabogie Brewing Company

Brown Van Brewing


Occo Kitchen

Meetings Barbecue

Corner Bar & Grill


Little Bones

Friday Night

As one of the longest-running Hip Tributes, Little Bones from Ottawa has been 'young and hip' for 25 years.

Eric Eggleston

Saturday Afternoon

Eric Eggleston delivers "Easy Rock" with soaring harmonies, great hooks and a hint of rhythm and blues.

Ryan MacIntyre

Saturday Night

From Ottawa, performing in front of thousands, recording, producing, acting, hosting, and entertaining.

DJ Devin Atherton

Sunday Night

Local DJ sets are comprised of an eclectic feel good mix with selections from obscurity to guilty pleasure.



  You will receive a wristband upon entry and you may come and go as you wish when you show your wristband upon re-entry. You will, however, have to wait in line if there is one. Do not remove your wristband once inside the festival.


  By-law does not allow smoking in outdoor public areas. Smoking will only be allowed off the Centrum Plaza grounds.

  Unless it’s a service dog, we would please ask that you keep your pets at home. Thanks!

  YES, BUT ONLY ON SUNDAY! Sunday will be a family friendly day. Kids under the legal drinking age will be allowed into the festival. Please remember that Sunday session runs from 12:00 to 6:00 PM. There will be some activities for the kids! Check in often to get updates! The answer to this question for Friday and Saturday is NO. Please leave the kids at home if you’re planning to attend the festival on Friday and/or Saturday. And before you even go there, it would have to be a pretty bang up fake ID to get your 6 year old through the gates. So we repeat, for Friday and Saturday sessions NO minors will be allowed in, including newborns, infants, toddlers, kids, teenagers, or any other variation of someone under 19 years of age.

  Yes! We have actually partnered with the Holiday Inn Express Orleans to offer you a discount of 25% off your stay at the hotel and 25% off the price of your tickets for any one of the festival sessions! Best part is that the hotel is literally a minute walk to the festival. There are a limited number of rooms available, so call The Holiday Inn Express and reserve your room today and enjoy the 25% discount on us!

  There will be tokens available for purchase at a few areas on the festival grounds. Each token is $2. Samples will range in price depending on what is being served. We will provide you with a product and price list closer to the festival date. Please bring cash if possible to ensure lines continue to move along as quickly as they can!

  Yes, Joe Smith...if that's your real name...you need ID to get into the event grounds! No exceptions!

  Besides the respect and envy of your family and friends, your ticket gives you access to a variety of craft breweries’ finest beer, live music, and even if you might not remember everything by the end of the night, you get the opportunity to say "I was at the first ever craft beer festival in Orleans!"

  Yes, there is. Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. And if you don't have a designated driver, it's exactly where your car should stay until the next morning. Parked. Period. There will also be a designated drop off and pick up area.

  Like we've said before, if you've been drinking, you definitely shouldn't be driving. There are several options available, including public transit, UBER, taxi, or through a designated driver. If you need help at the end of the night, please check in with one of volunteers and we would be happy to help you find a safe way home.

  All good things come to those who wait….the saying applies for great craft beer! We've done our best to ensure we have a good ratio of beer booths to beer drinkers!

  No. Please don't try to bring in items like this. We give you a glass at the door. The beer is served cold. If you think your 4 ounce sample is going to get warm before you down it...well maybe this isn't really the right event for you. Chairs and umbrellas...well, we have a big tent and some picnic tables! Once again, we're really taking all of the thinking out of the equation here.

  C'mon... you really can't be asking this question can you? Apart from the fact that it's illegal, we are serving the best beer and food that our city offers. And you want to bring in your own? Nope. Nada. No way. If you try and you get caught, you will be asked to leave immediately. While the rest of the people having fun are yelling shame in unison. And trying to come back disguised with a mustache won't work Bobby Valentine.

  No rain date needed. We have you covered! Literally...we're setting up a BIG tent...rain just makes our event a little cozier!

  Once again. We are thinking ahead. We will have some awesome food vendors serving up great eats!

  Um. No. We have to respect bylaw if we want to continue to make this an annual event.

  Yes, you will have access to an ATM machine.

  You can send us an email to info@orleansfestivals.ca.

  Sorry folks, no refunds!

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Home Brew Competition

Calling all amateur and passionate home brewers! The Orléans Craft Beer Festival is hosting a home brew competition. OCBF’s goal is to highlight, celebrate and bring together the best beer, food, music and friends in the east end of Ottawa and we want to include the talented home brewers!

The winner for Best in Show will have an opportunity to have their winning beer made and sold at Dominion City. How awesome is that?!

Entry Form & Rules


East Coast Limos

Kamp Operations

Brew Donkey

Holiday Inn Express

Yoga On Tap

Sure Print

Romantic Fireplaces & BBQs INC.


Volunteers are needed to make our operation run smoothly.

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For all media inquiries, please contact Alana Baker at 613.299.4017.



Orléans Craft Beer Festival
255 Centrum Boulevard
Orléans, Ontario

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Deputy Mayor, Councillor, Orléans Ward

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