Events - Ottawa

Events in Ottawa

Find the top events in Ottawa including free family events, concerts, festivals, live theatre, sports and more!

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08 Oct

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

October 8, 2019 To June 30, 2020


Arts & crafts, singing, dancing, stories, and more! Toddler Tuesdays are the perfect morning activity for caregivers and children, ages 18 months to 4 years! Join instructor… Read more…

Luck and Lore Exhibition
25 Oct

Bank of Canada Museum, 30 Bank Street, Ottawa

October 25, 2019 To November 1, 2020

613 782-8914


When you toss a quarter in a fountain, lift a penny off the sidewalk or bake a nickel into a cake, you are taking part in rituals… Read more…

10 Jan

Visitor Centre, 33 Chemin Scott, Chelsea

January 10, 2020 To March 13, 2020


$7 to $20

Take an evening snowshoe hike with a Friends of Gatineau Park nature interpreter, and learn how plants and animals survive the many challenges of winter. Read more…

11 Jan

Visitor Centre, 33 Chemin Scott, Chelsea

January 11, 2020 To March 15, 2020



What animal made these tracks in the snow? How do animals survive in the winter? Take a free guided snowshoe hike with a nature interpreter, and find… Read more…

14 Jan

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

January 14, 2020 To January 25, 2020

$41 + charges

From delivering a calf in Trinidad to navigating the turbulent waters of the Maritime-Canadian education system in a post 9/11 world, Indo-Caribbean-Hindu-Canadian Jivesh Parasram offers the Hin-dos… Read more…

17 Jan

SPAO - School of Photographic Arts Ottawa, 77 Pamilla St, Ottawa

January 17, 2020 To March 6, 2020



On Friday, January 17th, join the SPAO community for an artist talk (from 6pm – 7:30pm) and reception the SPAO Centre Gallery is honoured to present of… Read more…

18 Jan

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

January 18, 2020 To June 27, 2020


Join us Saturdays at 2 pm and select Wednesdays at 1 pm for a guided walking tour of the NAC, highlighting the Centre’s architectural highlights and visual… Read more…

22 Jan

Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, 1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

January 22, 2020 To February 9, 2020

$39 to $55

A concert and a conversation, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting place of two people, and the North and South of our country. Read more…

23 Jan

EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa

January 23, 2020 To January 26, 2020

$9 - $13

It’s where the biggest names in the industry, including HGTV’s Mike Holmes Jr., Contractor & Co-host of Holmes & Holmes on HGTV Canada and Sherry Holmes, Contractor,… Read more…

23 Jan

1448 Meadow Drive, Ottawa

January 23, 2020 To January 26, 2020


49th Annual Greely Winter Carnival with lots of events: Greely Firefighters’ pancake breakfast Sat., Lion’s Club brunch Sun, children and youth activities, such as gaming tournament, board… Read more…

24 Jan

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

January 24, 2020

$15 and up

Moskitto Bar is a fresh and unique sound created in the multi-cultural hub of Toronto, Canada. Read more…

24 Jan

Various Venues, Ottawa

January 24, 2020 To January 26, 2020

$10 to $32

The Last Polar Bears is the funny, moving story of a grandfather’s unlikely trip to the Arctic with his opinionated dog, Roo. Read more…

24 Jan

Montgomery Scotch Lounge, 1154 Bank Street, Ottawa

January 24, 2020

$58.00 +charges

A light Burns supper, a flight of single malts and lively fiddle music! Honor the life and legacy of this Scottish poet, composer and romantic. Read more…

25 Jan

The Aulde Dubliner, 62 William St, Ottawa

January 25, 2020


$35 - $55

The Carleton Cup, known to many as “The Ultimate Canadian Triathlon” has 3 legs: Skate Run Drink. Read more…

25 Jan

Hanna Park, Water Street, Portland

January 25, 2020 To January 26, 2020


free admission

We build 1km & 2.5km ovals on Big Rideau Lake and host speed skating races of varying distances to appeal to amateur & professional skaters, young &… Read more…

25 Jan

Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory, 2710 March Road, Ottawa

January 25, 2020


Join us for a heart, mind, and body opening Hatha Yoga experience in our indoor tropical water garden oasis at Aquatopia Conservatory. Read more…