Merrickville’s Jazz Fest — Vision Statement
To promote the enjoyment of jazz within Merrickville and adjacent communities by organizing an annual festival that offers performances by accomplished musicians in local venues.

Merrickville’s Jazz Fest is a wonderful four-day music event that takes place annually in the beautiful village of Merrickville, a popular tourist destination located along the Rideau Canal some 75 kilometres from Ottawa. Since its inception in 2011, Merrickville’s Jazz Fest has been offered every year in October on the weekend following Thanksgiving. This is an independent cultural activity organized by volunteers and designed to attract villagers and neighbours as well as music fans from the surrounding area. The festival was designed to make a contribution to the Merrickville community, not only culturally but also financially, attracting visitors at a time of the year when tourism has traditionally dwindled until the holiday season. Merrickville’s Jazz Fest attracts increased business for many in the community including retail outlets, restaurants, performance centres and accommodation facilities.


Application Form MJF 2020

Jazzworks Ottawa Jazz Happenings live music listing

The Merrickville Chamber of Commerce Features travel and tourist information and posts upcoming events and places of interest. Having been dubbed Canada’s Most Beautiful Village by Communities in Bloom and with more designated heritage buildings than any other Ontario community of like-size, Merrickville is a unique and vibrant Village on The Rideau Canal. A series of live jazz concerts held in homes in Almonte.

Zola’s Located in Nepean, Zolas restaurant features Italian food and live Jazz performances. Merrickville Bed and Breakfasts