What’s Happening in the Ottawa Area

Looking for fun activities in the Ottawa area? Check out these options over the next seven days, starting on Thursday, February 23. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.

For art and culture…

  • Until February 28 | Discover ongoing events celebrating Black History Month throughout Ottawa.
  • Thursday, February 23 to Sunday, February 26 | Lovers of French-language literature will love the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais at Gatineau’s Palais de congrès.
  • Friday, February 24 | Watch artists transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of art in 3 rounds of just 20 minutes, and then vote to determine the winner at Art Battle Ottawa at Arts Court!
  • Friday, February 24 | The Aizuri Quartet string ensemble makes its début at the Ottawa Chamberfest Concert Series at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre.

For foodies…

  • Sundays throughout the year | Visit the Ottawa Farmers’ Market in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park for delicious locally grown and produced products! Admission is FREE!
  • Until April 16 | Discover how maple syrup is made, try tasty gourmet treats and shop for maple spa products at Fulton’s Sugar Bush and Maple Shop in Pakenham, just a short drive west of Ottawa.

For fans of sports and outdoor activities…

  • While weather permits | Get out and enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter biking, or walking along a winter trail; the Urban Winter Trails Alliance offer FREE! access to groomed trails in various parts of the city.
  • Saturdays and Sundays until March 5 | Bring your skates and enjoy the Rideau Hall Skating Rink, celebrating its 150th skating season this year. FREE!
  • Thursday, February 23 to Sunday, February 26 |The Ottawa Boat and Outdoors Show at the EY Centre presents the latest boat models, fishing gear, powersports, paddle sports, accessories, and much more.
  • Friday, February 24, Saturday February 25 and Wednesday, March 1 | Enjoy a game of junior hockey as the Ottawa 67’s play the Windsor Spitfires, Mississauga Steelheads and Kingston Frontenacs at TD Place Arena.
  • Saturday, February 25 | The Art of War 6 is an exciting night of Muay Thai fights within the Canadian War Museum.
  • Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28 | Support the Ottawa Senators as they compete against the Detroit Red Wings at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa on the Ottawa Insider Blog!