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What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week (January 30th to February 5th)

What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week (January 30th to February 5th)


Thursday, February 2nd to Saturday, February 4th – Winter Jazz Festival

Outdoor winter events are the craze this week, but if you do not enjoy the outdoors, there are still things to do.  The National Arts Center is hosting the inaugural Winter Jazz Festival, featuring many international as well as local artists. The full line-up can be viewed here.

Friday, February 3rd – 21st Annual Stew Cook-Off

If you’ve been following our blog lately, you may have deduced that we are big food fans.  So my excitement about this event may be a little biased, but I still think everyone should check this out! There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than a warm bowl of stew! The event is being hosted in the Byward Market, and more information can be found on their website.

Friday, February 3rd to Monday, February 20th – Winterlude

Ottawa’s marquee winter event begins this week with fireworks and outdoor music this Friday night.  This followed by a host of activities over the weekend that are too long to list. Whether you like food, art, sport or another activity, there is surely something for you! Visit the NCC website to see the full list of activities.


What other events are you planning to attend this week?