• By: Kat Walcott

What’s Happening in Ottawa: February 7-9, 2020

What: Capital Hoops Classic
When: February 7th,
Where: TD Place Arena
Price: $14 – $40

Long-time rivals Carleton and OttawaU go head to head this weekend! Both the Women's and Men’s basketball teams of the respective schools will compete for the 2020 Capital Hoops title! Tickets are going fast, so make sure to snag them while you still can on the TD Place Arena website.

 Photo: TD Place

What: Northern Lights 2020 Cultural Showcase
When: February 7th & 8th
Where: Shaw Centre
Price: $10

Explore and learn about the rich culture and artwork of Canada’s North! The Northern Lights 2020 Cultural Showcase is the perfect place to learn and network. There will be an artisan fair, demonstrations, speeches, workshops, musical performances and much more. Tickets are only $10 and all are welcome!

Photo: Ottawa Tourism

What: BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival
When: February 7th & 8th
Where: Dow’s Lake
Price: Free

The Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most exciting events of the winter! During the day, enjoy thrilling dragon boat races on the ice at Dow’s Lake. In the evening take in live concerts, drinks, food and more. The festival is completely free, so don't miss out!

Photo: Troy St.Louis via Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival Facebook

What: Bank Street Fire & Ice Winter Festival
When: February 8th & 9th
Where: Bank Street between
Price: Free

Melt the winter blues away by hitting up Bank Street’s Fire & Ice Festival! There will be acrobatic performers, fire breathers, an urban skating rink and more. At night, enjoy a Silent Disco party where you can dance the cold away! All attractions are free except the Silent Disco. Details and tickets available on the Bank Street website.

Photo: Downtown Bank

What: Love Token Workshop
When: Feb. 8th & 9th, 1 p.m – 4:30 p.m
Where: Bank of Canada Museum
Price: Free

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at the Bank of Canada Museum! Learn all about how coins are made and make your very own “love token” to take home and give to your special someone. It's a great activity for the whole family and best of all, it’s FREE!

Photo: Bank of Canada Museum