Well, it’s that time again when the working week is almost through and you can finally start planning your weekend adventures. Whether you’re looking for something relaxing and low-key, or something a touch more daring, the capital has you covered. Honestly, with so many things to do in Ottawa this weekend, it’s going to be tough to fit it all in. 

From gorgeous candlelit walks through snowy vineyards to delicious Mexican eats, and every boozy karaoke night in between, there’s definitely a little something for everyone in the city. 

And while we may be looking ahead to spring already, that doesn’t mean winter is over just yet. 

You can support a good cause and even score a cute toque if you’re brave enough to go for a walk on the coldest night of the year. 

But, if you’d rather stay warm and cozy, how does a night of drag queens and bottomless rosé sound? 

Or, if you love all things Disney, then the amazing Mary Poppins musical might be more your speed.

No matter what sort of shenanigans you get up to, you can rest assured that you’re going to have a grand time in Ottawa.

Is it the weekend yet?

The Coldest Night of The Year

Price: Donations encouraged 

When: Saturday, February 22

Address: 55 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can brave the coldest night of the year and walk to raise money for a good cause. The evening will wrap up with tasty food at The Shaw Centre.


Bedouin Soundclash

Price: $25

When: Friday, February 21

Address: 211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can dance the night away while you take in a show from this Juno Award-winning band. 


Mexican Cooking Night

Price: $60

When: Saturday, February 22

Address: 1563 Stittsville Main St., Stittsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can learn how to make three tasty salsas, Carne asada, and your very own tortillas too. Sounds delicious.  


Candlelight Snowshoeing & Wine Tasting

Price: $35

When: Saturday, February 22

Address: 2225 Craig's Side Rd., Carp, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can sip mulled wine and go snowshoeing through a beautiful candlelit vineyard. After your walk, enjoy wine tasting and canapes in the tasting room.


Aromatherapy & Candle-Making

Price: Free

When: Sunday, February 23

Address: 1130 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can learn how to make candles, diffusers and more at this free workshop. Talk about a relaxing Sunday.


Mary Poppins Live

Price: Starting at $73

When: Thursday, February 20-22

Address: 1 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy your favourite songs and quotes from this iconic Disney classic live and on stage. It's going to be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


Sip, Shop & Skate

Price: Free

When: Sunday, February 23

Address: 292 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy skating and shopping at the farmers' market. Hosts of this event will be handing out free coffee and hot chocolate as well, just be sure to register in advance. 


Shanghai Nights: Cookies, Comedy & Karaoke 

Price: $10

When: Friday, February 21

Address: 651 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can spend the night laughing and belting out your favourite tunes with the squad. 


Cabaret Dine & Drag Queens

Price: $10 cover, $20 bottomless rosé

When: Friday, February 21

Address: 551 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Drag queens, bottomless rosé, and one of the cutest tea spots in the city? What more do you need on a Friday?


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