Family Fun Activities in May in Ottawa


May is around the corner and there are tons of great outdoor & indoor activities to enjoy!

The 42nd annual Odawa Pow Wow will be held May 26th & 27th 2018 from 10am to 6pm at 200 Moodie Drive, South of the Queensway. Admission is FREE!

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will be held on May 26th & 27th 2018 downtown Ottawa, it is Canada’s largest running weekend and a great activity for active families. There is still space available for the Family 2K as well as the Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon.

The 2018 edition of the Canadian Tulip Festival will be held from May 11th to 21st at Commissioners Park as well as Lansdowne Park and the Byward Market.

Come dressed as your favorite hero, meet Superheroes and collect free comic books at the Free Comic Book Day in Carleton Place on May 5th 2018 from 10AM to 1PM.

The Ottawa Children’s Festival will be held from May 11th to may 15th 2018 at Lebreton Flats Park in Ottawa. It is the only festival of its kind in Ontario to offer international, live performing arts and a variety of activities for families and young people. Most performances and activities are geared towards children aged 2 to 15.

Come celebrate the worlds of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, movies, TV, toys, anime, gaming and much more at the Ottawa ComicCon that will be held May 11th to 13th 2018 at the EY Centre.

N.U.T.S will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary on May 6th 2018 from 11am to 4pm. Cost is $10 per person and all proceeds with be donated to Christie Lake Kids! Have fun with the kids and give back to the community simultaneously.

On Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th, the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be hosting their very own BiblioCon, a celebration of all things comics and geek culture.

Are you looking for some great deals? The annual Great Glebe Garage sale will be on May 26th 2018 from 8AM to 3PM. Also a great day to walk around the neighborhood.
Another great event if you are looking to sell or make great deals on gently used children’s items is the Ottawa Outgrow Outplay Sale that will be held at the EY Centre on May 4th, 5th & 6th. This sale attracts tons of people so it is recommended that you arrive early to find what you are looking for and get the best deals!

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