Apparently this is the weekend that will finally bring winter down upon our city. However, don’t let that stop you from enjoying all of the free activities and free events that Ottawa has to offer this weekend and next week.

Kanata Gift of Art Sale – with free admission, this art show is a great spot to take in the works of local artists while perhaps finding a Christmas f3f507e652present for someone special. Free parking, free admission and no tax, this is not to be missed! Many different styles will be available from oils, watercolours, textiles and more. November 19th and 20th from 10 am to 5 pm at the Kanata Civic Art Gallery.

ART Exhibition  – Taking place November 19 to 20 at St. Elias Banquet Hall, 750 Ridgewood Ave.

Arts Scene, Spencerville – Taking place on November 20 from 1 pm to 4 pm at 11 Spencer Street in Spencerville. This group of artist is holding its SPARKLES event where you can meet the artist and view their works. Completely free!

Ottawa Seniors Expo – Taking place on Saturday, this event offers both free parking and free admission logo-se-bw-300x193to the Nepean Sportsplex to learn about health, lifestyle, travel, real estate and more. Food and drinks will be for sale and you will enjoy free treats from many vendors.

Inspirations Art Show & Sale – With free admission on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the local artists of Manotick are excited to bring you the new works they have spent months creating since their spring season. Don’t miss out! Grab a bite to eat for lunch at the Black Dog Cafe while you’re there!

Old Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market – Free admission is available for this event on Sunday November 20 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Goulbourn Museum. Get a start on Christmas shopping while enjoying free hot chocolate and cider! Have your family write their wish lists to Santa and pose with him for a photo. Beautiful hand made items from local artisans will be there as well as the regular exhibits to enjoy too. Bundle up and head over!