Canadian Sunset Ceremonies

The Sunset Ceremonies is a time-honored tradition in Ottawa that features the world famous RCMP Musical Ride as they take part in the flag lowering ceremony. This year the Sunset Ceremonies will be held from June 27th to 30th 2018. The RCMP Musical Ride is formed of 32 riders and their horses. Admission is FREE, however […]

2017 Summer Fairs in the Ottawa Area

2018 Summer Fairs in the Ottawa Area

Going out to one of the fairs in the Ottawa area this summer can be a fun day for the whole family with kids shows, petting zoos, amusement rides, truck shows, contest and concerts! Ottawa Kids has compiled a list of the upcoming 2018 summer fairs in the Ottawa area: June 1st to 3rd 2018: Blackburn […]

Doors Open Ottawa 2018

Come explore Ottawa’s architecture, culture & history for FREE during the 2018 edition of Doors Open Ottawa which will be held June 2nd & 3rd. This year, Doors Open Ottawa will have over 140 buildings open to the public! Here are some great family friendly places to visit for FREE with the kids during the […]

Canadian Tulip Festival 2018

Mark your calendars!…the Canadian Tulip Festival 2018 in the Nation’s Capital will be held from May 11th to 21st, featuring over 1,000,000 tulips with entertainment and activities for all ages. FUN FACTS The Canadian Tulip Festival attracts some 600,000 visitors making it the largest tulip festival in the world. The Canadian Tulip Festival is also a […]

Ottawa Children's Festival 2018

Ottawa Children’s Festival 2018

The 2018 edition of the Ottawa Children’s Festival will be held from May 11th-15th and will feature some of the best performing arts from around the world including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, acrobatics and much more. This annual festival takes place at Lebreton Flats Park with select showings at La Nouvelle Scène, the Canadian War Museum and […]

Ottawa Geek Market

The Ottawa Geek Market is Ottawa’s premiere festival of all things geeky and will be taking place Saturday September 30th 2017 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday October 1st from 10am to 5pm. As a festival, the Geek Market provides an opportunity for patrons to celebrate their favourite geeky fandoms though shopping, entertainment, video and […]

La Machine in Ottawa

La Machine in Ottawa

La Machine is an Ottawa 2017 event that will bring giant mythical mechanical creatures downtown Ottawa and in the Byward Market from July 27th to 30th! The event La Machine will bring a giant mechanical spider named Kumo and a dragon-horse named Long Ma will be storming streets downtown Ottawa all weekend. Right now they are […]

Ottawa Busker Festival 2017

Ottawa Busker Festival 2017

With the celebrations of Canada 150, this years Busker Fest is set out to be an incredible edition with an amazing lineup of performers as well as face painting, balloon artists, music and more!!   The Ottawa International Buskerfest will be taking place on Sparks Street for the 26th year from August 3rd to 7th! World class performers […]

Garden Party at Dow’s Lake

July 22nd will be Canada’s biggest garden party and it’s happening at Dow’s Lake with FREE events for the whole family!   Dow’s Lake Garden Party will be on Saturday July 22nd from 10 am to 10:30pm. Activities will include: escorted tours of the Commissioners park hosted by Tina Liu the NCC’s Landscape Architect at […]

Ice Cream Festival

Ice Cream Festival

July 16th is National Ice Cream Day and to celebrate this delicious day, the Canada Agriculture and Food museum is hosting an Ice Cream Festival! The Ice Cream Festival will take place on Sunday July 16th from 9:30 to 4pm and there will be many activities for the whole family to enjoy! Ice Cream Making […]

Festival des Jeux Gonflables

Come have fun with the kids in an arena full of Bouncy Castles at the Festival des Jeux Gonflables! Come and let your kids play on 16 different inflatable games and bouncy castle on February 19th from 10am to 5pm and February 20th from 10am to 4pm at Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena in Rockland. There will […]

Winterlude 2018

Winterlude 2017

Celebrate winter in Ottawa during the Winterlude 2017 festival from February 3rd to 20th.  Three fun filled weekend of activities for the whole family to enjoy! ACTIVITIES Snowflake Kingdom at Jacques-Cartier Park will have TONS of FREE activities for children to enjoy with giant games, super slides, a kiddie zone, an obstacle course, the NEW Canada […]

Alight at Night

Alight at Night is Eastern Ontario’s biggest outdoor light festival with close to a million lights adorning the heritage buildings, trees and fences…a true winter wonderland for the whole family!   Things to do Stop by Crysler Hall, newly decorated as Saint Nick’s Merry Mansion to visit a Victorian themed Santa Claus. The village fairgrounds are transformed into […]