March has arrived and it’s already shaping up to be an excellent month in the capital. Between St. Patrick's Day, March Break, International Women’s Day, and the promise of spring, there’s plenty to look forward to. So if you’re looking for things to do in Ottawa this month, look no further. 

With multiple food and drink festivals happening throughout the month, you’re sure to find a way to satisfy your taste buds.

Coffee? Booze? Amazing Mexican dishes? Yep, Ottawa has it all this month.

Looking for something a touch more daring?

Why not learn how to properly throw some knives?

You can even check “get a tattoo” off your bucketlist (finally) and it will only cost you $13. Excuse us?!

Speaking of bucketlists, have you ever seen the Cats musical live? Well, meow you can.

Looking for a new spring wardrobe? 

Then you need to hit up the adorable pop-up thrift market happening this month to get a closet upgrade on the cheap. 

No matter what you decide to get up to in the city this month, you’re sure to have a good time. 

So take a look at the list below, and don’t forget to start mapping out those March plans ASAP.

Sip Lattes @ Coffee Fest

Price: Starting at $18

When: Saturday, March 21-22

Address: 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy unlimited coffee samples, treats, entertainment, and more. Energize yourself this month!


Spice Up Your Wardrobe @ Make It Pop

Price: $5 parking after 4 p.m.

When: Wednesday, March 11

Address: 1385 Woodroofe Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can shop a unique collection of locally donated and upcycled clothing, crafts, and more. There's also an after-party that will cost $20 to attend and will feature live music, a beer garden, and a silent auction.


Pretend You’re In Mexico @ Tamal Festival

Price: Free Admission

When: Saturday, March 7

Address: 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can try a huge variety of tamales from all different regions and live DJs. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes, bring cash, and dance the night away.


Relax @ Sketchbooks For Self-Care

Price: $45

When: Thursday, March 9

Address: 231 Bank St., Ottawa, On

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a relaxing evening of doodling and self-care practices. All the materials you need will be available including a Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal that you can take home. 


Toss Knives @ In The Air

Price: Free

When: Wednesday, March 4

Address: 1165 Bank St., Ottawa ON

Why You Need To Go: You can learn how to throw knives like the pros and participate in a totally free tournament afterwards. 


Enjoy A Purrfect Night With Cats

Price: Starting at $90

When: Tuesday, March 10-14

Address: 1 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you've never seen the iconic musical, meow's your chance. 


Dance The Night Away @ Nature Nocture

Price: $27

When: Friday, March 27

Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's that time again when the Nature Museum turns into an epic nightclub. You can enjoy three dancefloors, drinks, and so much more.


Feel Empowered @ Women’s March

Price: Free

When: Saturday, March 7

Address: Starting at Parliament Hill

Why You Need To Go: You can show your solidarity as tons of people come together for the fourth annual women's march.


Pitter-patter, let's get at ’er @ Letterkenny Live

Price: Starting at $49.50

When: Tuesday, March 2

Address: 1385 Woodroofe Ave. 

Why You Need To Go: If you love the show, then you won't want to miss this hilarious live performance. 


Unleash Your Inner Dude @ Big Lebowski Night

Price: $5 White Russians 

When: Friday, March 6

Address: 290 City Centre Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can sip on tasty $5 White Russians at Ottawa's Orange Art Gallery and settle in for a night of re-watching this iconic movie. The Dude abides.


Get Inked With Friday the 13th $13 Tattoos

Price: $13

When: Friday, March 13

Address: The Tattoo Machine, 103 Mann Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you've always wanted to get inked up but never quite had the funds, now's your chance. There will be walk-ins only, so be sure to arrive early.


An Evening With Antoni Porowski

Price: $40-$45

When: Wednesday, March 4

Address: 1385 Woodroofe Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can watch everyone's favourite Canadian Queer Eye member as he talks about, what else, food. Yum!


Feel Nostalgic AF @ Nostalgia & Collectible Show

Price: $7

When: Sunday, March 15

Address: 1701 Woodroofe Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can score some sweet items for your home that will take you back to the good ole' days. There will be thousands of things to choose from at the show.


Sing Your Heart Out With Musical Bingo

Price: $10

When: Saturday, March 28

Address: 4048 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can test your music knowledge, dance, sing, sip beer samples, and indulge with your included food voucher. Just be sure to reserve a spot.


Treat Yo'self @ Snowshoe & Spa Under The Stars

Price: $75

When: Wednesday, March 4

Address: Gatineau Park / Nordik Spa-Nature, QC

Why You Need To Go: Lucky for us, winter is on its way out. But, you'll still have one last chance to go snowshoeing under the stars followed by a well-deserved spa break if you're willing to travel just outside of the city. 


 

Slurp It Up @ Winter Brewfest

Price: Starting at $22.99

When: Friday, March 6-7

Address: Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can dance around the bonfire, enjoy taffy on snow, and of course, sip tons of brews with your besties. There will be plenty of tasty food available as well.


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