The Main Event for kids

by Brie For the last two years we have made sure to hit The Main Event, the Old Ottawa East yearly neighbourhood party. It reminds me of some of the country fairs I used to go to as a kid. It's pretty small, don't expect anything like WESTFEST, but it is fun. This year's event is happening Saturday, June 18th. Rain or shine!

The Main Event includes a Friday night outdoor movie screening, a neighbourhood garage sale and, our favorite, the Family Fun party on the grounds of St. Paul's University (223 Main Street).

The Family Fun party is always a hit with the kids because of the inflatable structure (one year it was a bouncy castle, another year is was an inflatable slide). There are also crafts and games to occupy the kids. The community stage has music throughout the day and it is always fun to watch the kids, especially the little ones, get up and dance.

The Family Fun Party has a BBQ, but you can also hit up the Main Street Farmers' Market (also at St. Paul's) for great cooked food and produce. And if you are wandering around the area looking for garage sales, make sure you stop by the fabulous Children's Garden!

Do you have any neighbourhood or community parties that you and your family attend every year? I am always looking to add more to my list!

Brie is the mom of a 4.5 year old daughter “the girl” and 2.5 year old son “the boy”. You can read her blog at Capital Mom.