• By: Kat Walcott

What’s Happening in Ottawa Feb. 14th – 16th, 2020

What: Ottawa Bachata Festival
When: February 14th – 17th
Where: Labo
Price: $21 – $120

Get your dancing shoes on for the annual Ottawa Bachata Festival! Dance professionals from all over the country will be in town for dance workshops, performances, networking and more. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just starting out, you do not want to miss this! Tickets are on sale now through the festival’s website.

Photo: Ottawa Tourism

What: Accora Village Bed Race
When: Feb. 15th, 12:30 p.m.
Where: ByWard Market
Price: Free

For the 17th year in a row, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is hosting the Accora Village Bed Race! This quirky charity run features 50 teams of 4 participants running with modified, decorated beds. Prizes awarded include “fastest bed,” “best decorated bed” and “best fundraisers.” Funds collected through team registration and spectator donations will go towards the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s community service initiatives.

Photo: Jamie Johnson via Kiwanis Ottawa

What: Big Love Craft Market
When: Feb. 16th, 11 a.m – 4 p.m
Where: Glebe Community Centre
Price: $3

Feeling crafty? Drop by the Big Love Craft Market this weekend! Brought to you by the Freewheeling Craft team, this market features dozens of local artisans and small business owners selling everything from homemade beauty products to handmade jewelry and home goods. Don't miss out!

Photo: Freewheeling Craft

What: Big Bang Festival
When: Feb. 16th & 17th
Where: National Arts Centre
Price: Free – $99

Have a little one who loves music? Don't miss the Big Bang Festival! This two-day extravaganza will feature dozens of family-friendly performances, activities and workshops to give kids a chance to have some hands-on, musical fun. Both free and ticketed programming will be running during the festival. Tickets and programming info is available through the NAC website.

Photo: National Arts Centre

What: 27th Annual Winter Garden Party
When: Feb. 16th, 11:30 a.m – 2 p.m.
Where: Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
Price: Free

Drop by the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre this weekend for some exciting, family fun! The annual Winter Garden Party will feature winter-themed activities both indoors and outdoors, a bouncy castle, cotton candy and much more. The event is totally free and open to all, so don’t miss out!

Photo: Stock photo