Ottawa Footy Street Festival is a unique, multi-cultural event that mirrors the values of the community, healthy living and good sportsmanship promoted by the international game.
For one day only, the side walk adjacent to George Street (near the Bay) of the ByWard Market got transformed for an event dedicated to soccer, arts, and entertainment, where Players, attendees and their families can participate in a fun, respectful, and passionate environment. Attendees had a chance to enjoy extra entertainment running throughout the day, such as: live art, DJ’s, and all style dance performances.
Street Soccer has many different styles played all over the world but what we consider Street Soccer to be is fluid play, faints, deception and extensive use of ground work and creative (entertaining) moves to beat your opponent, not to mention scoring beautiful goals. Throw in the backdrop of Ottawa’s scenic and historical Byward Market known by many and you have the makings of an extraordinary event for both participants and spectators.
Soccer as not just a game but rather a great uniting force – a universal language we speak and a common culture we share.
The tournament targeted both competitive and recreational players, from regions such as (not limited to) Ottawa Central Orleans, Gloucester, Nepean, Barrhaven, Riverside South, and Kanata. Check out the video below!