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Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse

May 11 – 14, 2023

LeBreton Flats Park, the Canadian War Museum & Arts Court

“A Children’s Paradise”

CBC Radio


Since 1985, the Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse (OCF) has hosted an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for families. Creating programs for children, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of a child’s education; strives to present work that excites and challenges audiences of all ages; and prides itself on developing and producing award winning programming that comes from across Canada and around the world. 

Interacting with kids


In May 2023 the Ottawa Children’s Festival will be proud to welcome schools, daycares and groups of 10 or more with enrichment activities, ticket discounts, free on-site extras, and more! Bring a picnic, see a show, get your face painted then enjoy the on-site workshops and activities. Let us help you plan an unforgettable day!


OCF prides itself on the quality of its programming and the ability to bring the best in international theatre and performing arts to Ottawa. Ensuring that all families have affordable access to quality live performing arts is only possible with the continued support of our generous partners, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and advertisers.

OCF2018 Program

Thank You to Our Partners

Canada Council for the Arts logo
City of Ottawa logo
The Harry P. Ward Foundation Logo
Ottawa Community Foundation logo
Province of Ontario logo
Canada Logo
Canadian War Museum Logo
CCN logo
Ottawa Embassy Logo
Macaroni Kid logo

Thank you to our Board of Directors

Nick Masciantonio, President

Janine Debanne, Treasurer

Laurie Koensgen, Member at large


Sarah Jane Estabrooks, Member at large

Stephanie Gilman, Member at large

Michelle Richardson, Member at large

Catherine O’Grady, Ex officio