Like most people, when winter comes I begin to go a little stir crazy. Unlike the summer when walking around aimlessly around the city in the warm weather is a reality, winter causes me to get extreme cabin fever. For those looking to get out of the house and take part in an event, I have created a list of events taking place in the next couple of weeks that are sure to bring you some entertainment despite the crazy cold temperatures. Enjoy!

1. Winter Brewfest (Feb 13-14)

Winter Brewfest (Lansdowne, Ottawa)
Winter Brewfest (Lansdowne, Ottawa)

This event in Lansdowne Park (in the horticulture building) is perfect for those wanting to try some new types of beer. There will be a ton of beer enthusiasts and it is a perfect time to mingle with the good people of Ottawa over a pint. For more information on the event, check out the official Brewfest website.

2. TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (Feb 6-8 & 13-15)

TD jazz festival in Ottawa
TD jazz festival in Ottawa

This festival takes place in Confederation Park and will feature an amazing line-up of talented artists, including: The Cohen Project, Scott Helman and The Lost Fingers. It is a guaranteed good time and is a great opportunity to hear some new music and make some new friends. For more information and for tickets to the festival, check out the official Jazz Festival website.

3. Canadian Tire Center Concerts (Feb 17-20)

canadian tire centre
canadian tire centre

There are a few concerts occurring this month at the Canadian Tire Center, including: Nickelback, Florida Georgia Line and Bryan Adams. All of these concerts will be amazing and since it isn’t very often that big headlining tours come to Ottawa, this is a great opportunity to hear some well-known groups and individuals perform without travelling very far!

Nickelback is coming on February 17th so get your tickets. Florida Georgia Line is also coming on Februrary 19th so get your tickets. Lastly, Bryan Adams is coming to perform on February 20th so feel free to go purchase your tickets.

4. Wakefield International Film Festival (Feb 7-Mar 01)

Wakefield International Film Festival
Wakefield International Film Festival

Over the next 3 weeks, the Wakefield International Film Festival at the Wakefield Centre will be screening 2 films every weekend that are sure to be inspiring and inspirational. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in film or even just looking to learn more about different topics. Visit the official website of the Wakefield International Film Festival (WIFF) to buy tickets for the film screenings.  HERE.

I hope this list was helpful for anyone looking for something new and exciting to do this month. Let us know in the comments below what events you attend and how you liked them!