March brings a slew of incredible events for families!

Now until Mar 26

NAC Orchestra KinderNACO series

Imaginative and interactive concerts for the youngest music lovers, aged 3-8 years, these performances in the NAC Main Lobby give kids an up-close experience of the magic of music.
Presented by ensembles from the NAC Orchestra.


WINDerful Musical Zoo  Animals of every stripe and colour will entertain you when the Ayorama Wind Quintet unleashes its musical zoo.

Now until Apr 9


Sugaring Off (Stanley Maple Farm) Enjoy sleigh rides, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House. Check website for Easter Egg Hunt.



Now until Apr 23

Maple syrup fun (Fulton’s Sugar Bush)  Nestled between the picturesque communities of Almonte and Pakenham, Ontario and less than 1 hour from Ottawa, Ontario, Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush is one of Lanark County’s best-loved and well-known sugar camps.Fulton’s sprawling 400-acre farm, we invite you to begin your visit in our 120-seat seasonal restaurant. Order your food cafeteria style and sit down to savour fluffy pancakes, maple baked beans, sausages, and maple desserts—all with enough maple syrup to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Feb 25-Mar 5


Barnyard March Break

Join us this spring as we celebrate all things maple during our annual Barnyard Break! In addition to our various animal demonstrations, join us for special features such as cooking with maple syrup and maple taffy on the snow. Plus, young visitors can listen to a classic children’s story and get creative with a Canadiana-themed craft. Don’t miss special demonstrations throughout the month including: an evening cooking demonstration with Chef Lynn Crawford, a daytime cooking demonstration with Chef Cezin Nottaway, an appearance by Big Joe – mascot for the Ottawa RedBlacks, a woodcutting demonstration from the McGill University Woodsmen Team, and a performance and workshop offered by storyteller Louis Mercier.

Mar 1-4

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

A tale as old as time, come out and enjoy the full musical of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.​

Mar 3-4

Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship  Ice cross downhill is the fastest sport on skates. Take some of the best and toughest skaters in the world, a sizzling atmosphere, stunning surroundings, and thousands of square metres of frozen water. The result? Red Bull Crashed Ice! Athletes skate down a massive ice track filled with drops, hairpin turns, and gaps at speeds of more than 50 km/h. Imagine the world’s best athletes competing for the ultimate title during the final showdown on the iconic locks of the Rideau Canal, overlooking Parliament Hill and the famous Chateau Laurier. Will Canadian favouriteScott Croxall reclaim his title on top of the podium?




Mar 3-5


Great Canadian Maple Festival

2017 marks Canada’s 150 Birthday and what better way to celebrate than with our country’s
sweetest gift to the world, maple syrup. The Great Canadian Maple Festival is a celebration of
everything maple from maple syrup, maple candy, maple craft beer, cotton candy, maple soda, poutine topped with maple bacon, maple whisky, maple donuts, maple beans and wieners, maple butter, sap on a stick, and more. Maple Fest will also feature live entertainment, a kids fun zone, craft beer gardens, chainsaw carving, lumberjack competition, pancake breakfast, and a delicious selection of maple foodies. All this with FREE Admission.


Mar 4

The Mom Conference  We are delighted and honoured to participate in The 2nd Mom Conference at Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre Kanata With 8 engaging presentations by over 10 knowledgeable professional speakers, it promises to be a fun and informative event wheather you’re expecting your first child or sending your last off to college, there’s valuable information here for any mom. It will also include prizes, food and some fun mom time.

Kick it! A dance club for kids.

Kids love to dance and Centrepointe Theatres delivers with three kick IT events this season! Once again we host our sell-out dance club that has kids movin’ and groovin’ no matter the weather. For only $5 each, tickets sell out fast!  Mark your calendars for all three dates this season, when the Centrepointe Studio Theatre undergoes a major makeover. Four- to ten-year-olds can let loose on the dance floor in the coolest joint in town! Need new moves? Learn the slickest steps from our enthusiastic in-house dance crew, The Flava Factory, Ottawa’s only street dance crew. Kids love the bangin’ beats of Dynamix Productions. When they need a breather, they can get creative in the Dynamix Photobooth – and take home a complimentary pic as a souvenir. For the chaperones, there’s always the Big Kids Coffee Bar stocked with snacks to nibble on. Better yet, join your youngsters on the dance floor and show ‘em what you’ve got!


Mar 11


35th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade  Starts at Ottawa City Hall and ends at Lansdowne Park. Check out the Parade, and stay for the Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party! Everyone can come out to enjoy the Parade FREE! Tickets are on sale for Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party – grab ’em now – they’re going fast!

Mar 13-17


March Break Spy Camp  Children ages 7 to 12 go undercover at the Diefenbunker and return home having mastered the skills of real secret agents! As Bunker Agents, they learn the art of espionage, develop disguises for cover, make and break codes, create and use spy gadgets, go on scavenger hunts, and take part in many more fun activities. Your child will get a taste of what it’s like to be a spy, and will graduate as a Level One Spy upon completion!



Mar 16


Princess Dance Party 2nd Annual Princess Dance Party- it’s back and better than ever! New location with more to eat, see, and do for the kids! Thursday, March 16, 2017 Centurion Conference and Event Center- 170 Colonnade Rd, Nepean, ON K2E 7J5 Dance from 5:00 pm -8:00 pm.



Mar 25


Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play!  The two “bestus” friends from Mo Willems’ hit book series have left the page for the stage! This live musical production brings together six stories from this popular collection for a colourful adventure full of songs and laughter, a perfect show for the kindergartener or grade-one kid in your life.


Mar 25-26


Ottawa Parent and Child Expo


A fun and informative weekend for the whole family this October. Whether you’re a parent or child there’s something for everyone at the  Ottawa Parent and Child Expo. Meet and greet Dora the Explorer and Diego.



Mar 30-Apr 4

Sugar Festival 2017
Take part in Ottawa’s only Sugar Festival in town! This four-day festival that brings together diverse activities such as lumberjack competition, axe-throwing, maple tastings, performances by various local artists, jugglers and face-painters. For families, you can also look forward to visiting live farm animals and sled dogs, playing on inflatable structures, and carnival rides. And for all ages, we’ll have a craft fair, a lumberjack competition, a culinary competition featuring local chefs … and more!

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