© Juliette Giannesini
Each summer, Ottawa's Festival Plaza right by the City Hall hosts the unforgettable Ribfest. This family-friendly event features plenty of delicious mouthwatering meat treats and BBQ as well as plenty of entertainment like live music and kids activities. Ottawa Ribfest runs from 11 am to 10 pm and anyone can participate and enjoy it.
In recent years the festival has experienced some controversy due to animal rights groups protests. Now there are vegetarian options at the festival as well, such as corn on the cob or vegetable pizza. There are also desserts such as doughnuts or ice cream. However, the largest crowds are still gathered by the delicious smell of award-winning ribs.