Clearing out those Halloween decorations and re-raking the leaves after the kids and Fido took another dive into the pile out front? You deserve to treat yourself, and our list of things to do in Ottawa for November is sure to satisfy every craving. Great food, a fun show or great shopping – it’s all waiting for you and your household! Whether you’re considering one of our new homes in Ottawa or have been a long-time Valecraft resident, we’ve got you covered. Discover these events along with convenient living by calling one of our new home developments in Ottawa yours, including Place St. Thomas in Embrun, Rathwell Landing in Stittsville, and Deerfield Village in the South end. Let’s take a look at what’s happening around town this month.
Ottawa Salsa Convention (Nov 8-10)
Get your dancing shoes on and soak up some Spanish culture! The three-day, fourth annual Ottawa Salsa Convention is a celebration of Latin dance and passion for the performing arts. Meet esteemed guests for in-depth workshops and exclusive performances, including those from top national and international artists. Or, just hit the dancefloor for social dancing nights and show off your hot-blooded salsa moves. Music is a key component of a happy, healthy life, so don’t hesitate to have the ultimate fiesta at this much-beloved convention and grab your tickets.
Ottawa Comiccon: Holiday Edition (Nov. 9-10)
November is the time of Black Friday tech deals, new electronics releases, and more, so Ottawa’s Comiccon: Holiday Edition is coming to town at the perfect time! Browse and shop to your heart’s content for rare comics, collectibles, and holiday-themed goodies aplenty. Or, mingle with crafty cosplayers and meet famous celebrities from gaming, film, TV, and more. Prepare for a super-powered good time with this free admission two-day event at the EY Centre.
Ottawa Pet Expo (Nov. 9-10)
After you’re done shopping for comics and hanging out with superheroes, head on over to Ottawa’s largest pet-friendly event, the Ottawa Pet Expo, also being held in the EY Centre. Just remember that you need to sign a waiver in order to bring your furry friends with you to ensure everyone stays safe and has a great time. From animal competitions to expert vet consultations, chats with breeders, new foods, and toys to discover plus a whole lot more, it’s sure to be a tail-wagging good time! Celebrate the love for your pets in an extra-special way and grab your passes online.
Signatures Handmade Market (Nov. 14-17)
Discover a uniquely Canadian marketplace of handmade crafts at the Signatures Handmade Market! Whether you’re interested in finding unique new Christmas tree ornaments, new stylish pillows for your couch or fine custom jewellery, this gathering of over 180 artisans is sure to have something you like. Get to know the faces behind these stunning pieces, learn their stories, and maybe bring home a new trinket or two. It’s more than a unique shopping experience – it’s a great way to interact with Canada’s finest craftspeople and learn what goes into making such beautiful things. Buy your tickets today.
613Flea (Nov. 16)
613Flea might happen every month (which we love), but it’s during the fall when you can find some really interesting seasonal goodies! Whether you’re looking for produce, handicrafts or antiques, swing on by Lansdowne Park’s Aberdeen Pavillion. It’s always a fun place to be for all ages, with a wide assortment of food and drink vendors, live music, and always a hidden gem or three just waiting to be discovered! We’ve seen everything from vinyl records at rock-bottom prices to retro video games, handmade mineral-infused cutting boards and fine soaps available for sale, so don’t miss out if you haven’t been to 613Flea yet – we’re sure you’ll be back for more when it returns!
City and Colour (Nov. 25)
When you think of Canadiana, musically you might think of songs by the greats such as Sarah McLachlan, The Sheepdogs, and Amanda Marshall. Well, City and Colour is right up there with the best of them, and is set to put on a spellbinding show at the Canadian Tire Centre! Getting there and back is a breeze thanks to the shuttle bus service and easy access from the Queensway, so don’t hesitate to grab your tickets today and catch Dallas Green, along with special guests Jacob Banks and Ben Rogers, for a wholesome acoustic experience unlike any other. Plus, one dollar from every ticket sold goes towards the MusiCounts and Indspire foundations, so you’re also contributing to a good cause while having a good time.
It might be colder outside, but that doesn’t mean living in Ottawa is a dull affair. If anything, the city comes more alive during the late fall and winter months, especially when enjoying local activities with easy access from one of the many new homes in Ottawa! From the finest single homes for families to townhouses for sale and luxurious Ottawa condos, we have it all. Discover a convenience-rich, premium living experience. Contact us today to learn more or request a viewing of our beautiful model homes.