Canadian Stone Carving Festival

July 19, 2019

July 21, 2019

Free to watch

Sparks Street Mall, Ottawa



Events Description

Watch and interact with stone carvers and artisans as they transform blocks of limestone into one-of-a-kind works of art using hand tools and traditional methods.

The carving themes for 2019 are “Comic Book Heroes and Tales and Legends of Canada.”

This festival is a unique opportunity to interact with professional carvers, artisans and enthusiasts from Canada, the U.S. and Europe. There will be 40 carvers/artists on site throughout the weekend.
Carving will take place throughout the weekend.

All carvings will be auctioned to the public on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

Come and purchase a special piece of sculpture art. All proceeds will be donated to charity, Ottawa Innercity Ministries.

Who is it for?


Tickets :Free to watch the carving and participate in the auction.

Carvers who wish to participate may register on the festival’s website.

How to get tickets?
Buy Online


Date & Time: Friday, July 19, 2019 | noon – 5:30 PM

Carvers are on site and receive their limestone blocks. Carving until 5pm. Demonstration limestone blocks are at the site for the public to try their hand with traditional tools.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 08:30 AM – 5:00 PM:

Carving all day. The public are invited to watch and interact with the carvers as they carve their creations. Demonstration limestone blocks are at the site for the public to try their hand with traditional tools.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 08:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Carving, sanding, polishing – final touches

Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 2:00PM

Auction of all carvings to the public


Venue: Sparks Street Mall, between Bank and O’Connor Streets

100 Sparks St. Mall, Ottawa, ON

Free Parking, Street Parking, Paid Parking
Two parkades near the venue – 240 Queen St., (free on Saturday & Sunday) and the World Exchange Plaza, 45 O’Connor St. (free on Saturday & Sunday). Limited on street parking.
Public transport accessible
Venue is near public transit stops. OC Transpo buses #1 and #7 will drop you at Bank St. and Sparks St.

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