70th Anniversary celebration
Join us for a 70th Anniversary celebration of the flower that symbolizes an historic friendship between peoples.
Artists in the park
Watch artists at work among the Tulip beds capturing and interpreting the beauty of the many varieties and colours of this year’s Tulips.
Vintage military enactment
Vintage military vehicles and re-enactors animate an interactive WWII encampment on the opening weekend, May 9th and 10th bringing the story of the Liberation to life.
Four spectacular nights of fireworks
Don’t miss this year’s tribute fireworks to veterans and other floral fireworks displays celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Liberation.
Memorialize magic moments with photos of your children in the popular and whimsical Tea Party topiary.
Enjoy the music
Relax to the sound of what suits your taste, from orchestral music in the Tulips to top emerging musical talent in the Liberation Bar & Grill.
Don’t miss this year’s new sculptures-in-the-park addition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Liberation, including the “Princess” sculpture of Queen Juliana with Princess Margriet, born in Ottawa during WWII, the only royal personage ever born in North America.
Lots to entertain children of all ages, from clowns with a modern twist to “Cirque de Liberation” animators and photo ops with the “Princess”.
French language speakers can stay engaged and entertained on topical subjects without missing a beat as part of the televised broadcast of "Entre Nous" live from Commissioner’s Park.
The Festival offers a number of exclusive ticketed activities: a Royal Tea Party, a Private Party/VIP Tent, a Painting Workshop and more.
70th Commemorative Song and Music Video
“A Flower In The Fray” is a beautifully rendered song composed for the 70th Anniversary of the Tulip Legacy by Producer/Songwriter Timothy Trieste and the inspired vocalist Shann Bailey. It is performed by the duo in their group The Life of Pearls who will appear on the evening Concert Stage May 15.
Concert Stage at the Liberation Cafe
An eclectic mix of music from some of the best of the emerging talent in the Ottawa region. Under the big tent at Commissioner’s Park. Great food, drinks and music all day.