Join us on the Festival grounds before and after performances for a variety of fun and interactive extra features that will let you unleash your creative side!
Cirque du Soleil Alegria fun zone
Looking to develop your artistic skills as well as your acrobatic chops? Make sure to drop by the Cirque du Soleil Alegria fun zone! Come meet the Alegria Street Team & take part in a Cirque arts workshop or simply relax in our coloring corner. Amazement awaits!
Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted to share its timeless story once more. Alegría energizes the audience with acrobatic acts set on a powerful score, in an evocative imaginary universe. Alegria will be playing from August 1st to September 1st, under the big top at the Zibi Site.
100 Watt Earth Stage 2019:
100 Ways to Tell a Story
In the Alterna Savings Community Hub!
Five days of theatre, music, poetry, dance & visual arts -- all created & performed by artists age 20 & under -- and free to audiences of all ages. This world we share is woven with stories waiting to be shared. What's your story? How many ways can you tell a story? Dare to sing it, play it, act it, paint it, speak it, or dance it!
WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY SATURDAY, MAY 11
We are very excited to be partnering with Nature Canada this year to help celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 11. Come out and learn about spring migration and some of the obstacles birds encounter when they travel the long distances to nest here in Canada. Nature Canada will lead nature walks where you will discover local birds and explore nearby nature in your NatureHood. And don’t miss the spectacular bird of prey show! Complete Schedule of Bird Day events can be HERE.
FUN WITH IKEA
Spend some time in the IKEA activity tent to craft, explore, imagine and play.
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! ($5)
Maze of Discovery
Let your imagination run wild with chance encounters in the Maze of Discovery! Around every corner is a potential new adventure! Will you meet a character? A challenge that you’ll need to complete? Or an outline of your own story that you can follow throughout the maze? This is a wonderful, creative opportunity for young ones to imagine any and all possibilities of “what’s around the next corner” in this safe and fun environment.
Let's Talk Science
Let’s Talk Science in Ottawa (uOttawa and Carleton University) will be bringing some of their amazing workshops to the Ottawa Children’s Festival. Their workshops contain themed activities with adaptations to meet the Ontario curriculum for different grades and encourage a love of nature and being outdoors. Two workshops per day will be available.
Jump around with Springfree! Try out one of our trampolines and discover the safest way to get your bounce on. Waiver Forms to be handed in on the day of your visit (must be signed by a parent or guardian). WAIVER FORM