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Ottawa Grassroots Festival

The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a non-profit, community-based, volunteer-run organization dedicated to cultivating community at the local level through a vibrant annual festival of concerts and participatory workshops.

The festival’s core values are inclusion and participation. A high priority is placed on making the event accessible, family-friendly, participatory and culturally diverse. All daytime activities are free of charge to attend, with ticketed concerts by musical talent presented in the evening.

The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is in its 10th year and was founded by Bob Nesbitt, and dozens of very talented volunteers.