20 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa

We have arrived at the last weekend of February and the spring vibes are getting closer every day! Are you looking forward to spring?? Or would you like to extend the ski season?? Have a look at what’s happening this weekend in Ottawa!

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1. Art Battle Ottawa

Enjoy a night of live competitive painting and DJ music. This time it’s a special edition called Capital Collaboration! This consists of two artists sharing a canvas. The public chooses the winner and can bid in a silent auction to take the work home. Tickets: from $23
When: Friday Feb 24 at 8pm
Where: Arts Court, #240 2 Daly Ave.
Details: @artbattleottawa

2. Korean Contemporary Dance Performance

Featuring Velocity, a performance composed by 9 male dancers and 3 traditional musicians who interpret various motions and speeds with the human body. FREE but registration is required.
When: Friday Feb 24 at 7:30pm
Where: Babs Asper Theatre, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St.
Details: https://canada.korean-culture.org/en/1253/board/594/read/120393

3. African Day Gala

Enjoy traditional performances, music, poetry, authentic African cuisine, and a signature fashion show. Wear a traditional dress to represent your African heritage. Sponsored by Conseil des Ecole Catholiques du Centre-Est and organized by the African Canadian Association Ottawa. FREE but registration is required.
When: Saturday Feb 25 from 6pm to 10pm
Where: OCAC Multipurpose Hall, 18 Eccles St.
Details: @aca.ottawa

4. 67’s games

Cheer the Ottawa 67’s junior hockey team in their battle against the Windsor Spitfires: Friday Feb 24 at 7pm.
Mississauga Steelheads: Saturday Feb 25 at 7pm.
Where: At TD Place, 1015 Bank St.
Tickets from $15.

5. Wheelers pancake house, sugar camps and museum

Enjoy a meal, tour the Maple Heritage Museum and Forest & Farm Museum, stroll around the sugar camp, do some hiking/snowshoeing/cross country skiing on the nature trails, and buy delicious organic maple syrup. Walk-in but registration is recommended.
When: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm
Where: 1001 Highland Line, McDonalds Corners (Lanark Highlands).
Details: wheelersmaple.com or @wheelersmaple

6. 613 Flea

Shop handmade, antiques, vintage clothing, great foods and one-of-a-kinds! FREE. Saturday Feb 25 from 10am to 4pm. Where: Aberdeen Pavilion. Lansdowne.

7. Guided snowshoeing at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site

A magical snowshoeing tour under the stars. Learn about this historical place and how the Pinhey family and other early settlers experienced winters. Friday Feb 24 from 7pm to 9pm. At 270 Pinhey’s Point Road, Dunrobin. $15.25 per person.

8. 80s and 90s Dance Party at Lago on Dow’s Lake

An awesome video dance party with your favorite tunes from the 80s and 90s. Prizes for best dressed and best dancer. Saturday Feb 25 at 9pm. At Lago, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive. Tickets: $10.

9. Sin City Illusions: An evening of Magic and Mystery

Enjoy an evening of magic for all ages and collaborate with raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Diabetes Canada. Tickets: $24, $29, $40. Friday Feb 24 at 8pm. At Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans.

10. East African Rhythms

Celebrate Black History Month with a DJ dance party. Proceedings will be donated to the Mathare River Rehabilitation Project in Nairobi, Kenya. Tickets: $15, $20. Saturday Feb 25 from 9pm to 2am. At Queen St Fare, 170 Queen St. Details: @matharecommunity on Instagram

11. Latin Sound Machine Live

Dinner and show by the hottest musicians around. Saturday Feb 25 at 9pm. Dinner & show: $48; show only: $20. At ristorante Marzitelli, 360 Elgin St.

12. Beyoutiful Women Expo

Beauty, health, shopping, paint night style sessions and more. Tickets: $5, $10. Sunday Feb 26 from 10am to 4pm at Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans.

13. The Big Heart Challenge Activity Day

Lining 2km of Wellington St. West are games, activities, obstacles, and challenge stations. All ages. Have fun while raising money for Ottawa Heart Institute. Saturday 25 from 11am to 2pm. FREE. Donations are encouraged. Details: @wellington_west on Instagram.

14. Savage Streets

Wrestling Show this Friday Feb 24 at the Preston Event Centre. Tickets $30-$40. Address: 523 St Anthony St. Details: C*4 Capital City Championship Combat on Facebook.

15. Arboretum Hill Club Snowshoeing Workout

Join the AHC for a snowshoeing workout at the Arboretum. All ages, all levels. Friday Feb 24 at 6:29 am. FREE. Dogs welcome. Lots of free parking. Meet them at Fletcher Wildlife Garden parking lot (entrance is 100m south of Prince of Wales roundabout).

16. Farmers’ Winter Market

The Farmers’ market is back for the winter season every Sunday until April 30. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, baked goods, spirits, crafts and more. FREE.
When: Sundays from 10am to 3pm.
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park. 1000 Exhibition Way.

17. Ice skating at the Rink of Dreams

Grab your skates and head to the most popular ice-skating rink in Ottawa for some winter fun! FREE. You can rent skates there!
When: Everyday from 9am to 11pm
Where: 110 Laurier Ave West.

18. Public Skating at Rideau Hall

The historic skating rink at Rideau Hall, which dates back 1872, will be open to the public every weekend until March 5. FREE. No reservation required. No parking. Parking allowed on adjacent streets.
When: Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm. (weather permitting). Details: gg.ca

19. Owl Rendez-Vous

Watch live owls in a special outdoor exhibition. At the Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St, from Dec 14 to April 3, 2024.

20. Exhibition: Uramado AR, the awakening of the Tanukis

Uramado is a treasure hunt route in augmented reality. It tells the story of Tanukis which are spirits of the forest from Japanese mythology. The participants are invited to download the free app Uramado AR, Tanukis awake ( on IOS and Android ) to start this treasure hunt. FREE.
When: Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm; and 2pm-4pm until April 30.
Where: Alliance Française Ottawa, 352 MacLaren St.


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