Ottawa Footy Street: Aug. 6

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Ottawa Footy Street: Ottawa’s First Family-friendly Soccer Tournament and Arts Festival
Aug. 6, 11am – 7pm, ByWard Market

OTTAWA — August 2, 2016 — On Saturday, Aug. 6, Ottawa Footy Street Festival takes over the ByWard Market. The first of its kind in our Nation’s Capital, the festival is a multi-cultural event that mirrors the values of our community, healthy living and good sportsmanship promoted by the international game of soccer.

In partnership with Ottawa’s largest urban arts organization House of PainT, soccer players, attendees and their families can participate in a fun, respectful, and interactive environment. Attendees will also be thrilled to witness entertainment running throughout the day, including live street art, street dancers, DJ’s, and live performances.

WHO: House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture and Ottawa Footy Street

WHAT: Ottawa Footy Street Festival: A one-day event dedicated to soccer, arts, and entertainment in our Nation’s Capital

WHERE: Sidewalk adjacent to George Street (ByWard and Sussex) of the ByWard Market (55 ByWard Market Square)

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11am – 7pm

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As the largest growing urban arts event in the Nation’s capital and one of Ottawa’s fastest growing community events, the 13th Annual House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture prepares to celebrate hip hop and urban culture under Dunbar Bridge in Brewer Park on August 25-28, 2016.

13th Annual House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture (Aug. 25-28)

Aug. 25: OG 500 Poetry Slam, Gladstone Theatre, 6pm
Aug. 26: DMC Ottawa DJ Competition / Popping Battles, Brewer Park, 6pm
Aug. 27: Main Event – Dance Battles, Rock Steady Crew and Live Concert, Brewer Park, 11:30am
Aug. 28: Hip Hop Brunch, Knowledge Conference + Master Classes and Live Concert with EPMD and A-F-R-O & Marco Polo, Brewer Park, 11am

House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture started in 2003, after Ottawa-Gatineau-based urban artists lobbied for a graffiti wall and the city granted the Free Zone for Legal Art underneath Dunbar Bridge where Bronson Avenue crosses Rideau River.

House of PainT Festival Passes and VIP Passes are available in advance. House of PainT programming, 2016 Artist profiles and event details are available at houseofpaint.ca.

Interviews with House of PainT General Manager and Ottawa Footy Street Organizer are available upon request. 

Media Contact:
Christina Devine, christina@kuhlabo.co

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