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Ottawa Ribfest Returns to Sparks Street!

June 1 - 5, 2022

APRIL 27, 2022 - OTTAWA

Let the smoky grills alight! Sparks Street Business Improvement Area (SSBIA) is thrilled to announce the return of Ottawa Ribfest June 1-5, 2022. After two years, and extremely popular demand, the famous food fest is coming back to our pedestrian street.

This year’s festival will be deliciously available from Metcalfe to Lyon Streets with rib trucks spread out down the four blocks featuring a variety of vendors offering everything from ribs, chicken, pulled pork to corn, spiraled potatoes, sweet treats and some special guests!

A few less trucks on the street this year will ensure more space is available for our amazing restaurant patios. We welcome visitors to wander, line up, and enjoy their saucy snacks & meals.

“The Sparks Street BIA members are excited to welcome back the Ottawa Ribfest and all its attendees. We have all worked hard over the last few years to keep our families, friends, and neighbours safe. Let's celebrate this June!” - Ian Wright, Owner of The Snow Goose Ltd. and Board Chair of Sparks Street BIA.

SSBIA continues to encourage Ottawa Public Health guidelines and safety protocols as we work closely with them and other partners, including the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Festivals, Ottawa Tourism, and Ottawa Coalition of BIAs. Please note there will be increased handwash stations on-site.

Ottawa Ribfest will take place rain or shine!

Visit our webpage at for info on vendors, FAQs, and more as we update information. We can’t wait to see everyone’s saucy grins back on Sparks!

Media Contact:

Kevin McHale

Executive Director

Sparks Street BIA & Mall Authority

Images by Blair Gable for SSBIA Ottawa Ribfest 2019

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