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Things to Do in the Ottawa Area

March 14, 2024

From Tourism Ottawa

Looking for fun activities in the Ottawa area? Check out these options over the next seven days, starting on Thursday, March 14. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.


For March Break fun…

  • Until Friday, March 15 | Play, tinker and create at Nepean Museum’s MakerStudio! Families are invited to get crafty with monthly drop-in activities inspired by local history.

  • Until Friday, March 15 | Pop in with the kids for some fun crafts and FREE family activities during March Break at the Bank of Canada Museum.

  • Until Sunday, March 17 | Plan an unforgettable March Break at the Ingenium museums! Enjoy farm fun, solar system entertainment or build life-sized cardboard sculptures.

  • Until Sunday, March 17| Drop in to the family activity centre in the Canadian War Museum’s Lobby to create your own camouflage “Razzle Dazzle” ship for Naval Gazing! FREE!

For St Patrick’s Day celebrations…

For arts, culture and a good time…

  • Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 | Dance the night away to quintessential hip-hop and RnB or supercharged EDM at club Aléa inside the Hotel Casino Lac-Leamy!

  • Tuesday, March 19 | Join RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 winner, Sasha Colby, in a conversation celebrating our vibrant transgender community, happening at the Algonquin Commons Theatre. Featuring performances from Canada’s Drag Race’s Kimmy Couture, Kiki Coe & Aimee Yonce.

  • Friday, March 15 | Experience a candlelight symphony live performance of African diaspora expression at the Echoes of the Motherland.

  • Friday March 15 | Party inside one of Ottawa's biggest nightclubs for HOLI 2024 at Berlin.

  • Friday, March 15 to Saturday, March 16 | Step into the world of Frostbite where the art of seduction meets spectacular acrobatics in this cabaret experience, happening at The Gladstone.

  • Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17 | Enjoy fresh maple syrup, savoury and smokey snacks, hand crafted chocolate and more at the Sugar Shack Market at Tanger Outlets.

  • Saturday, March 16 to Sunday, March 17 | Plan the wedding of your dreams at the Ottawa Wedding Show that allows you to connect with vendors, photographers, planners, and more at the EY Centre.

  • Until Saturday, March 16 | Get ready to laugh and have fun as you witness hilarious comedy created on the spot at the Ottawa Improv Festival held at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre.

  • Sunday, March 17 | Shop from 50 top dealers as they exhibit on over 100 tables packed with interesting, hard to find memorabilia at the Ottawa Nostalgia & Collectible Show held at the Nepean Sportsplex.

  • Until Sunday, March 17 | Watch as Canada's top athletes compete at the Canadian Wrestling Trials for a spot on Canada's Wrestling Teams happening at TD Place.

  • Monday, March 18 to March 24 | Come get your maple fix at the Sugar Festival held at the Vanier Museopark.

  • Tuesday, March 19 | Don’t miss the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters global tour as they take the court with moments of extreme basketball innovation, happening at the Canadian Tire Centre.

  • Ongoing | Check out the International Film Festival of Ottawa showcasing the best of contemporary Canadian and international cinema from prestigious film festivals around the world.

For fans of hockey…

  • Saturday, March 16 | Cheer on the Ottawa 67’s as they take on the Brantford Bulldogs at TD Place.

  • Sunday, March 17 | Show your support for the Ottawa Senators as they go head-to-head with the Caroline Hurricane at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa by checking out Ottawa Tourism’s Event Calendar or have a look at the Ottawa Insider Blog!


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