February Festivals in Ottawa-Gatineau

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Celebrate the best of the winter season in Ottawa with the following festivals taking place in February:

Festibière d’Hiver

Feb 1-2.  Sample over 100 beers from 35+ breweries. Museum of History. $16.99+. festibiere.ca

Fête Frissons

Feb 2.  Family fun Winterlude celebration featuring music, face-painting, arts and crafts, circus-performers, stories, dancing and outdoor fun in the snow. shenkmanarts.ca


Feb 1-18.  Skate the canal and check out some of the most iconic destinations including: Snowflake Kingdom (Jacques-Cartier Park), ice sculptures (ByWard Market), Snowmania (the Glebe), Icecade (Sparks Street). canada.ca

Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

Feb 7-9.  Featuring over 15 musical performances. La Nouvelle Scéne. ottawajazzfestival.com

Ice Dragon Boat Festival

Feb 8-9.  Teams of 8-10 race down the canal in dragon boats using ice picks. Outdoor concert series featuring Bedouin Soundclash. Dows Lake Pavilion. icedragonboat.ca

Winter BrewFest 2019

Feb 15-16.  Discover a wide range of Ontario and Quebec craft beers, ciders and spirits, and sample delicious food prepared by local chefs. Aberdeen Pavilion. $20.99+. brewfest.ca

Winter Magic and Maple Harvest

Feb 16-Apr 22.  Nordik trails, snowshoeing, sugar camp, trail games, tobogganing and all things maple. fultons.ca