2015 Festival

Journey with us Verso la Fiamma

Starting at Clarendon Court (20 York St)

Join us for an enchanting walking carnival as we journey Verso la Fiamma, or towards the flame.

This signature Magnetic Encounter event is free and open to the public. Verso la Fiamma will start in the ByWard Market and travel towards our featured, one-night-only outdoor opera spectacular, Fiamma! An OperaScape. This Pay-What-You-Can performance will take place at 9PM under Plaza Bridge near the Bytown Museum (look for the signs).

Our journey will take us through the world-famous Byward Market, where roaming artists and pop-up performances will amuse and delight you. Street performers, stilt-walkers, dancers, and lantern bearers from Ottawa’s Lumière Festival will accompany us as the carnival continues. And of course, musicians from Fiamma! will perform to set the stage for an enchanting, and fun experience!

In the spirit of the Lumière Festival, please bring along a lantern to light your way! Battery operated lanterns, flash-lights or glow-sticks only, please–do not bring any candles or open flames to the show.

Verso la Fiamma is a walking carnival that will last for approximately 90 mins. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Lantern Building Workshop with Lumière Festival
3:30-5:30PM, 55 Byward Market Square (Upstairs)
Start your Verso experience by joining us and Ottawa’s Lumière Festival to build your own lantern for the Sunday evening extravaganza! Materials and expert instruction from experienced Lumière lantern-builders Malachi Handler and Roxan Clark will be provided. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. If you’d like to be added to a wait list, please email [email protected]

Thank you to our partners and supporters for this unique event:

BywardBIA Lumiere Festival Nectar



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