Ottawa Children’s Festival 2021

The 2021 edition of the Ottawa Children’s Festival will be held from June 2nd to 7th and will be virtual. OCF has chosen three productions from nationally and internationally renowned artists for families and students to enjoy from the comfort of their homes or classrooms. Sign up for all performances and special presentations FOR FREE! […]

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Canadian Tulip Festival 2021

This years Tulip Festival will return locally and online from May 14th to 24th 2021 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 celebration of the return of spring. It features over a million tulips of 50 […]

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Christmas Lights Across Canada

Don’t miss the 36th edition of the Christmas Lights Across Canada that kicks off on November 30th, 2020 to January 7th 2021. Christmas Light Across Canada was created in 1985 to highlight landmarks along Confederation Boulevard such as the Parliament Hill, national museums, embassies and monuments. It also kicks off the holiday season in Ottawa! […]

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Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival 2019

The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival 2019 will be held from Thursday  August 29th to September 2nd 2019 at La Baie park in Gatineau. Come with your children to watch a spectacular hot air balloon lift off or simply enjoy any of the 300 shows and activities offered during the weekend. Family activities include: Five […]

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Casino du Lac Leamy Sound of Light

The Casino du Lac Leamy Sound of Light is a beautiful international fireworks competition that will delight the whole family. The 2019 edition of the Casino du Lac Leamy’s Sound of Light will have 5 firework displays from 4 countries and the Grande Finale. The Sound of Light will be held from August 10th to […]

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Ottawa Busker Festival 2019

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 28th year from August 2nd to 5th! World class performers from all over the world will […]

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2019 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 2019 summer fairs in the Ottawa area: July 19th to 21st 2019: […]

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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 2019. The RCMP Musical Ride is formed of 32 riders and their horses. Admission is FREE, however […]

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Doors Open Ottawa 2019

Come explore Ottawa’s architecture, culture & history for FREE during the 2019 edition of Doors Open Ottawa which will be held June 1st & 2nd. 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 […]

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Tulip Fest 2019 at the Bank of Canada Museum

During the Canadian Tulip Festival, spring into the Museum for some special activities. It’s not all about flowers, either, though there will be lots of that. Guided tours on unusual money, an interactive presentation on e-money and crypto assets, kids’ self-discovery adventures and lots of paper crafts will be on the menu for this year’s […]

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Canadian Tulip Festival 2019

Mark your calendars!…the Canadian Tulip Festival 2019 in the Nation’s Capital will be held from May 10th to 20th, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ottawa Horse Day 2017

Ottawa Horse Day 2017

Come get close up with horses at Ottawa Horse Day, an annual family event held at Wesley Clover Parks on June 3rd 2017! Activities include: show jumping horse drawn wagon rides pony rides a Kid’s zone Prince Philip Pony Club Games Parelli natural horsemanship Event is FREE! A 5$ parking donation is suggested.  

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