The FIFTH ANNUAL Capital BBQ Festival, presented by Freedom Harley-Davidson Ottawa, proud to be coming back to Barrhaven, this coming May 22, 23 & 24 at Clarke Fields Park, 94 Houlahan

FREE ADMISSION for the entire weekend!  We are collecting cash donations for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.  In addition, the Capital BBQ Festival has committed to donating $1.00 from every beer sold to the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.

Join us for a weekend celebrating all things BBQ!  We will have the big BBQ trucks, Food Trucks, Live Bands, Contest Giveaways, Beer Garden, 40 Market Vendors, Activities for Kids and plenty of seating for you to enjoy all that BBQ!

The Venue

Clark Fields Park, located at 94 Houlahan Drive in Barrhaven.  This beautiful venue is owned and maintained by the City of Ottawa.

In addition to the BBQ Festival, we are also hosting 3 BBQ Competitions in the right-most field, in what we call the “Competition Village”. Here you can meet BBQ Pitmasters from all over North America, including National and World Championship teams!  Ask them questions if they aren’t busy, they love talking with you, but sadly they can not feed you, so please don’t ask.  We have LOTS of BBQ for you in the Festival itself!

The BBQ Festival itself, on the left, this is where you will want to spend some time!  This is where we have our Main Stage, Beer Tent, Market Vendors, and of course, All that sticky sweet BBQ!

Note that we are not able to provide any onsite parking.  There will be parking available around the neighbourhood, though immediately in the vicinity of the Festival.  You may have to walk a few blocks.  Also, we are on the #170 OC Transpo Bus Route.  


In 2019 we saw some incredible and energetic bands such as

Snub Fighters
The Where’s Waldo Trio
House Hippos
Cody Coyote
Peter KC
Creeping Beauty
Trip The Breaker
Sam Kruger
Marleen Duet
Bordertowne Boys BandF
Slightly Seattle
Derek Martin

Watch this space as we continue to sign up returning and new acts!


Clarke Fields Park is found at 94 Houlahan Drive in Barrhaven.  We are in the field behind Royal Oak, near the ball diamond.  This is the same location of Barrhaven’s Canada Day celebrations.

Friday, May 22nd from  16:00 – 22:00
Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday, May 24th from 10:00 – 18:00

Admission is free, but we encourage you to donate.  We are collecting cash donations for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard at our Information Booth.

Yes, we love dogs too, and not just Hot Dogs!  Pets must remain leashed at all times, as this is a City of Ottawa park.  

Yes, our Vendors will have vegetarian options on their menus.

As this is a small venue, we cannot provide parking for the general public.  There will be parking in the neighbourhood, but be prepared to walk a few blocks.  We are on the OC Transpo route #170.

Yes, it takes many hands to orchestrate an event of this size.  Please register here.


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