JUNE BRINGS A SLEW OF INCREDIBLE EVENTS FOR FAMILIES!

May 26-Jun 2

The Happening

Enjoy an art, music, fashion and food festival that celebrates what makes the Hintonburg neighbourhood unique.

Jun 1-3

Dickinson Days Festival, Manotick

A weekend event celebrating the birthday of Manotick’s founder, Moss Kent Dickinson, with a parade, fireworks, street market, old fashioned games, and fun for the whole family.

 

Blackburn Hamlet Funfair

An outdoor movie night, a parade, a fun run, a softball tournament, fireworks and much more!

 

Jun 2

 

100in1Day

100in1Day is a free, family-friendly festival taking place on Saturday, June 2nd in neighbourhoods across the city. The festival inspires anyone and everyone to join in to plan an event to make thecity better – greener, healthier and more connected.

 

 

 

Lemonade Standemonium

thousands of families in our community will be participating in the BIGGEST lemonade stand fundraiser in Canada.

It’s a fun-filled fundraiser where kids host stands in their neighbourhood, all while raising funds and awareness for cancer care and research. Funds raised will support innovative cancer research and clinical trials and be invested in providing Cancer Coaching to families who are facing cancer.

 

The Mom & Son Carnival 

From 10am to 2pm at Orchard View Wedding & Event Centre in Greely. All proceeds going towards fighting childhood cancers.

 

Firefighters’ Day

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum from 11am to 3pm.  Firefighters will be on site at the museum with exciting activities and demonstrations of their equipment and methods! Admission is free.

 

Jun 2-3

Doors Open Ottawa

Building owners unlock their doors and welcome the public in to share the secrets of architecturally and historically significant buildings. Free admission. 

 

Ottawa Veg Fest

Samples of great food from some of Ottawa’s best vegetarian restaurants will be available, as part of a marketplace where up to 100 vendors will promote and sell their healthy products and services.

 

Jun 3

Autism Speaks Canada Walk

The Walk includes fun activities, performers and snacks, before and after the Walk. Arrive early to give yourself lots of time to visit and enjoy the event with your family and friends!

 

Ottawa Farmer’s Market Opens

The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is the only year-round, producer-only farmers’ market in Ottawa. This means that every vendor at our market grows, makes, and bakes everything that they offer from within 100 kms of the City of Ottawa.

Spring Fling

A fundraiser for the Glebe Cooperative Nursery School, the Spring Fling will have Sing Song Party Time with Derek, Kids Crafts and Games, Traffic School, a BBQ and Bake Sale and more! $5 for one child, $10 per family. All activities included! 

 

Ottawa Champions Mexican Day

Come enjoy Mexican culture with the Ottawa Champions at RCGT Park for a Mexican themed Family Day! Experience Mexican folk dance, Mexican music, Mexican artisan market, and Authentic Mexican Food. Family Day at RCGT Park includes concourse activities, promotions for kids of all ages and kids have the opportunity to run the bases after the game, just like their favourite professional baseball players.

 

Jun 7-17

Italian Week

Italian Week features a huge religious procession that winds through its streets, a Mardi Gras type celebration and wonderful samples of Italian food and music. 

 

Jun 8

PD Day: Baseball in Nepean

When school’s out, we’re ready to play ball! We’ll learn about the history of baseball in Nepean and hear stories of some its best known local players, including Doug Frobel. Then we’ll head out to the diamond and practice our skills before giving them a try in a game.

Jun 9

Navy Bike Ride

Family cycling event on the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau to promote fitness, health and the wellness within the Canadian Armed Forces and the community.

613flea

Artisans and makers come together with antiques dealers and independent boutiques to create an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and free!

 

Jun 9-10

WestFest

Westfest is a party like no other! Each year more than 50,000 people attend Westfest during our outdoor, three-day celebration of Canadian art and culture. As a free multidisciplinary art festival dedicated to showcasing Canadian artists and their work in an accessible and inclusive setting.

June 10

#JDRF WALK

Walk and help us make diabetes a thing of the past. Last year’s Walk was a ton of fun for both kids and adults. The Walk celebrates its 25th anniversary and many surprises await!

 

Touch a Truck

Kids can see over 50 vehicles up close. Plenty of activities and entertainment.

Jun 14-16

Franco Ontarian Festival

The biggest francophone celebration in Canada’s capital region, with concerts, street art and entertainment celebrating Franco Ontarian culture.

 

GlowFair

10 blocks of musical performance stages, street installations and street performers. Music, light and art at its best! Featuring a KidZone.

 

Jun 15-17

Carivibe Ottawa Caribbean Carnival

Ottawa’s biggest celebration of the Caribbean culture. Enjoy various Caribbean delicacies, some great rhythmic music, and join one of the most vibrant street parades.

 

Jun 15-24

Ottawa Fringe Festival

An open-access festival where 100% of ticket sales go to the artists. Nobody curates the Ottawa Fringe Festival.

 

Jun 16

Canada’s Homefront Kitchen Party

Enjoy a lively 1940s kitchen party on the Canadian homefront! Games, music and dancing for all ages. Come learn a few swing dancing steps or sample some food-ration friendly recipes! Free admission.

 

Jun 17

Ottawa Aboriginal Parade

Fifth annual celebration of Indigenous culture and community in honour of National Indigenous Day. Viewers are invited to wear their regalia, bring drums, and to participate through song and dance.

Jun 18-30

Welcoming Ottawa Week

An annual, week-long series of dialogues, cultural and celebratory events, sports activities, documentary screenings, and other events designed to convey genuine welcome and hospitality to newcomers.

 

Jun 21-24

Ottawa Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, see some of Canada’s best Aboriginal talent, featuring music, family programming and more!

 

25th annual Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

This action packed weekend for the whole family features non-stop boat racing, free concerts with great performers, a children’s activity area and great food, drinks and vendors.

 

Jun 23

Annual CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic

A fun-filled day of family activities awaits you on the grounds of Rideau Hall during the Annual Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The day will feature continuous stage entertainment, rides and games, as well as a celebrity pancake breakfast.

 

Jun 24

Ice Cream Lawn Social

Enjoy a cool scoop of Ice Cream on the lawn of Watson’s Mill, while live music plays. The band this year will be the Swamp Water Swing Band.

 

Ottawa Champions Family Day

The Ottawa Champions Baseball Club would like to invite out all families to RCGT Park for an afternoon ball game under the sun. Family Day at RCGT Park includes concourse activities, promotions for kids of all ages and kids have the opportunity to run the bases after the game, just like their favorite professional baseball players.

 

Jun 25- Aug 24

Changing of the Guard

Catch the thrilling spectacle of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Come early (9:45 am) to learn about the symbolism, history and proceedings of this free ceremony.

Jun 27-30

RCMP Musical Ride Sunset Ceremonies

A time-honoured tradition in Ottawa, featuring a performance by the world-famous RCMP Musical Ride and their signature flag-lowering ceremony at sunset, among other activities and police displays.

 

Jun 27-Jul 1

Cirque du Soleil presents Corteo

Prepare yourself to be taken to an unforgettable joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown in a theatrical world of fun, comedy, acrobatics, and spontaneity.

Jun 29- Aug 25

Story time at Rideau Hall

Bring your kids, pick out a book, settle into the Frontier College Reading Tent, and enjoy reading.

 

Jun 30

Science Fun with Scientists in School and Lee Valley Tools!

 Build a musical instrument out of a vegetable and construct a pollinator habitat house! The cost is $30 per child (all of which will go to Scientists in School, a Canadian non-profit) 

 

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