With the weather warming up and the smell of flowers in the air (sort of), there is a lots of fun kids friendly things to do in Ottawa this weekend. If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some great outdoor, interactive activities that the whole family will love: The Tulip Festival
Running from May 3-20th, the Ottawa Tulip Festival boasts food, dancing, music and a whole lot of tulip. There are free concerts and live performances from Thursday to Sunday nights at the Tulip Plaza in front of City Hall.
For more info: http://tulipfestival.ca/site/capital_sounds/en
Spring on Sparks
Sparks Street is gearing up for a family friendly, fun-filled spring extravaganza. Come and enjoy a giant 50 foot ferris wheel, merry-go-round, games, food and whole lot more! From May 3 until May 12.
For more info: http://sparksstreetmall.com/spingonSparks.html
Intergalactic Star Wars Day
For those of you who would not be surprised to see a Wookie walking down the street, May 4th is known among Star Wars fans as Star Wars Day. Use your imagination to have light saber battles, watch reruns of the two trilogies and remember, “May the fourth be with you!”
For more info: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/May_4
Canadian Museum of Agriculture
On Saturday, May 4th is the Grand Opening of the Learning Center at the Museum of Agriculture. They’re celebrating with a fun-filled day of activities like ice cream making, butter making, grooming a calf, crafts and demonstrations of big tools and farm machinery in action. And of course, who could argue with free cake!
For more info: http://www.agriculture.technomuses.ca
25th Birthday Celebrations at Centrepointe Theatre & Ben Franklin Place
This family friendly event will feature Juno-nominated children’s performer Jennifer Gasoi and a Musical Petting Zoo. Tweens & teens can check out the skatepark, take a juggling workshop, or get a henna tattoo. Making anything from remote control robots to making laser cardboard cut-outs. A great day will be had by all.
For a full list of activities and performance times visit www.centrepointetheatre.com
So get out there, Ottawa families, and start to enjoy all the awesome spring activities that our great city has to offer. What are your plans this weekend?