Poutinefest on Sparks is postponed until further notice. We hope to hold it later this year. Stay tuned.



Ottawa kicks off Spring every year with Poutinefest on Sparks Street! 

Showcasing Canada's favourite indulgence! Four delicious days of traditional and exotic Poutine! Live music, street performers patios and more! Elgin Street to Bank Street!

Poutine Parlour


Check out our Poutine Parlour! Open Thursday to Sunday, grab a poutine and come enjoy some music in the parlour along with a great selection of beverages. 

Featured Poutineries & and Tasty Treats

  • Gaga Patate 

  • Smokin' R&R

  • Fritzstone

  • Golden Fries

  • Fitz's

  • Texas Tornado

  • Fat Les

  • Fadi's Fabulous

  • Big D's Dog House

  • Twisted Tomato

  • Le Smoking BBQ

  • Green Papaya

  • Great Canadian Poutinerie

  • Lou Fast Food 

  • Upper Deck Diner 

  • Heavenly Dreams Ice Cream

  • Terry's Old Fashioned Lemonade

  • Tiny Tom Donuts 

Poutinefest Restaurants

Seven great restaurants along Sparks are part of Poutinefest! 


Enjoy your open-air eats as you lounge and listen to live local music. Don't forget to take pics and share the deliciousness using #SparksPoutinefest #MySparksstreet #MyOttawa



Are there gluten free, vegan or vegetarian options?

If you have dietary concerns, please speak directly with the individual poutinerie.  Some make gluten free or vegan gravy and will have signage, others' vegetarian poutine may have meat based gravy, just be sure to double check before ordering. 


Where can I enjoy an alcoholic beverage?

Visit one of Sparks Street's amazing patios, pubs, or restaurants who will have full menu and drink lists available - late night too! Don't forget the Poutine Parlour!


Can I bring my poutine into a Sparks Street patio, pub, or restaurant?

Many do try to accommodate this, with the purchase of a beverage, but please check with the establishment first.


Is there a price of admission?

It's definitely FREE to come hang out and enjoy the festival, you just pay for what you eat. 

Can I bring my dog(s), cat, lizard, parrot etc?

You sure can, on leash pets are welcome - but if you have a reactive pet in crowds, around children, or around other pets -we ask that you simply leave them to relax at home (they'll be ok for a few hours right?)