Eat, Sing, Dance
African drumming! Tulipan Hungarian dancers! The Croatian Folklore Ensemble and Bollywood for fun!
These intriguing events and a few dozen more are coming to you this weekend at Ottawa’s Carnival of Cultures.
Celebrating Ottawa’s vibrant and diverse community of international folk arts, Carnival of Cultures includes performers with music, dance and theatre shows by more than 500 artists. It’s a fun way to introduce your kids to art and food from other countries (and we don’t mean an American hot dog).
Kids will love the storytelling sessions and children’s corner. Make an early family evening of it and enjoy authentic international cuisine served up al fresco with a little Asian, Latin, Celtic or flamenco music and dancing on the side while the sun goes down.
Running this weekend (June 8 to 10), day passes are $10 and most performances and events take place at the Marion Dewar Plaza downtown on Laurier Ave. West.
If you’ve already got plans, don’t despair—the carnival will be back for Canada Day with performances downtown or check out one of these 6 Annual Summer Festivals in Ottawa.
Tested by Patti R., Ottawa