May Brings a Slew of Incredible Events for Families!

Spring finally feels like it’s here – the days are getting longer, warmer, and we’re starting to see some sunshine. We don’t know about you but we want to get out of the house and explore what May has to offer in Ottawa.

Here are some family friendly events happening all around our great city.

Ottawa Children’s Festival

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend head to LeBreton Flats for the Ottawa Children’s Festival. You and your little ones can enjoy theatre, puppet shows, and plays brought to you from around the world. Everything from Shakespeare to stories told through acrobatics. That’s not all – don’t miss the activities stations where kids can do everything from art, to archery, to learning more about nature. Dance with Salsa Kids, learn about animals with Little Ray’s, and so much more. This is an event not to be missed. Take mom there on Sunday after she enjoys a lovely breakfast in bed.

Ottawa Comiccon

Ottawa Comiccon is for the pop-culture fans out there. May 10th-12th head to the EY Centre dressed up as your favourite character. There are a number of activities planned. You can pay to have your photo taken with one of your fave sci-fi/fantasy actors or get their autograph. If that’s not what you’re looking for there are a number of other things to enjoy – gaming, archery, masquerades, shopping, escape rooms to name a few.

Tulip Festival

May 10th marks the start of the Tulip Festival. hVery briefly this festival celebrates the gift of tulips that Canada receives every year from the Netherlands. Enjoy a walk through the tulips, snap pictures capturing the gorgeous colours, and enjoy the multitude of programming festival organizers have planned. Also be sure to check the website for road closures.

Great Glebe Garage Sale

Mark your calendars for this year’s Great Glebe Garage Sale. hThis epic yard sale to end all yard sales takes place every year and draws large numbers on the hunt for everything from antiques, to toys, to vintage clothing and so much more. Wear your comfortable shoes, enjoy the walk, and go home with some treasured finds.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is coming up on May 25th – 26th. Maybe you’re participating, or heading down to cheer on someone special. There will be a half marathon, full marathon, Ottawa 10K, 5K, and 2K and the kids marathon. Bring your cheering voice, a camera, and check out the local retailers while you’re there.

These are just some of the things happening in Ottawa this month. We’re always on the look out for great, family friendly activities. Contact us if you have something planned or know of something terrific.

Enjoy Ottawa! Get outside, explore, and have fun.

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