Join us on the festival grounds before and after performances for a variety of fun and interactive activities. Roving entertainers, hands-on explorations and arts activities will let you unleash your creative side!
Mega Construx Beyonder Zone
We are building a giant monument to celebrate Canada's diversity and the power of working together. Join us in the Mega Construx Beyonder Zone and together we can build Beyond!
Parc Omega lets you discover wildlife in person! Visit their booth for multiple presentations daily. Learn more about birds of prey and mammals.
100 Watt Earth Stage presented by KUMON
An island of creative wonder where children & youth can be both audience & artist. Young artists of age 20 & under offer their skills & talents to audiences of all ages: theatre, music, poetry, visual arts & dance. Also! take part in workshops in theatre, dance, circus arts & shadow theatre for children & teens. Come perform, come watch, come wonder. View schedule.
Featuring original songs by renowned Latin artist Ricky Franco, kids experiment with tempo and rhythm, learn the basic steps to popular Latin dances and have fun using their imagination. Knowledge of different cultures and genres of music is explored and an introduction to Spanish vocabulary is encouraged through song, dance and celebration!
The Dinosaur Project
Meet Russell T. Wrecks, Ottawa's favourite Tyrannosaurus! Russell is a glimpse of theatrical work created by Adam Zimmerman Productions Inc. Jurassic puppetry, living Dinosaurs in motion. See if you can spot him and his handler at the park throughout the Festival! Grab a selfie, but beware, he may bite!
Kromatik - Face Painting
The artists of Kromatik invite you into their unique universe for a thrill ride of high-speed face painting. The quality and the originality of their ideas will amaze you. Participate in this colourful performance and transform yourself into a work of art for a day!
Puppets Up! Workshop
Join Puppets Up! mascot Nick, and his team of puppet professors, as they guide you through a puppet workshop to build your very own finger puppet. Brought to you by Puppets Up! International Puppets Festival.
Ottawa School of Art
Friday to Sunday only
With the help of professional artists, we will create artworks using a variety of mediums including silkscreen and easy printmaking techniques. Come and learn about the wide range of courses offered by OSA for all ages of art enthusiasts. Art materials provided but bring your own white t-shirt if you would like to take home a self-made silkscreen shirt!