Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed at Commissioner’s Park?

Dogs are allowed in the park on leash during the Festival. Please ensure you are prepared to clean up after your dog.

Are applications for musicians or performers being accepted?

Our 2019 program has been filled, but we welcome inquiries for 2020 in the fall. NO Busking or non-permitted performances are allowed.

Is there parking available close to the park?

Yes! There will be a designated parking area in Queen Juliana park. A fee of $15 can be paid for all day parking.

For more about parking, visit our Where to Park page.

Are visual artists being accepted for participation?

This year we will not be having an artist gallery, but instead are providing the opportunity for artists to produce art on site, through painting or another medium that is easily mobile and location friendly.

To learn more visit our Art in the Tulips page.

Where is the festival?

This year we have re-rooted all our programming in one location, at Commissioner’s Park, with greater accessibility.

To learn more visit or Festival Site Map page.

Does the Festival need volunteers?

YES! The Festival needs volunteers for many of its activities.

For more information or to register, visit our Volunteer page.

What are the Festival Hours?

The Festival takes place May 10 – 20, 2019 at Commissioners Park in Ottawa.

Commissioners Park is open Daily from 9am – 9pm.

Our Boutiques & Pavilions are open on weekdays from Noon – 6pm, and on weekends from 10am – 8pm.

To learn more about activity times, please visit our Festival Schedule page.

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The Liberation75 tulip is a early/mid blooming tulip in orange with beautiful pointed petals. They are coming directly from Holland and will arrive for distribution in late August. Shipments will start going out in early September.

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