Family Events and Activities in Ottawa in June

Things to Do in Ottawa in June - SavvyMom

Fun family activities and events in Ottawa in June include indoor and outdoor opportunities that will delight all ages. As the school year comes to a close, we know families are incredibly busy this month, but get out your calendar because we think you’ll want to mark down some of these dates!

Fun Family Events and Activities in Ottawa in June


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Weekday Little Farmers at The Log Farm

Bring your adventurous toddler to the Log Farm for Week-Day Little Farmers! On Wednesdays and Thursday (through October), enjoy a new weekly theme. The Little Farmers program is a commitment free program. Pay as you go, you can pay at the door or pre-purchase your tickets online. Last admission is always one hour prior to closing (3pm).

The Log Farm is open for families on the weekends and Spring on the Farm is a the perfect time to see baby animals and participate in other on-site activities.

Doors Open Ottawa

More than 100 buildings across Ottawa will have free admission and open their doors to come and explore all that they have to offer on Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th. You will even have the chance to check out buildings that are often closed to the Public. This is the 2nd largest event of it’s kind in Canada and you are welcomed to check out various embassies, museums, breweries and more! There are options for both live and virtual tours at various locations for this popular event which is in it’s 21st year!

Ottawa Ribfest on Sparks Street

You will be able to smell the deliciousness all throughout the downtown core and you won’t want to miss out on Ottawa’s Ribfest on Sparks Street! This family friendly event runs May 31-June 4th and you may even want to spend a few lunch times here so you can try out all that they have to offer. Bring out the baby wipes because you will want them after sampling all the delicious BBQ chicken and ribs on site. Hitting it up on a weekend? We suggest parking at World Exchange Plaza or City Hall.


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OrKidstra Concerts

Celebrate music with OrKidstra concerts on June 7 for Vanier and June 14th for Ottawa. The families and friends of OrKidstra students are encouraged to come out and cheer on the kids in a relaxed atmosphere (tickets not required). This free concert for the student’s family and friends will feature a wonderful selection of jazz, pop, classical, and world music. OrKidstra End-of-Year Concerts are approximately 1 hour in length. The events are free, however donations in support of OrKidstra’s mission to empower kids and build community through music are welcome.

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Dickinson Days in Manotick Village

Save the Date for Dickinson Days in Manotick Village on June 2nd – June 4th. The Village has many activities planned for residents and visitors in historic Manotick. Don’t miss the pancake breakfast, fishing derby and horse drawn wagon rides. On Sunday, attend the community BBQ as the event closes out. More details, including the full agenda and times, can be found on the Manotick Village website.

613 Flea

June 10th you can explore this once a month flea market at Lansdowne Park in the Abderdeen Pavillion. With over 140 vendors on site you can explore and pick up treasures and special goods from bakers and artists along with vintage clothing, records and much more! This special event runs one Saturday a month.

FCA Ottawa Ferrari Festival

Have a car lover in your family? Then you will definitely want to check out the Ottawa Ferrari Festival from June 8-11th in Little Italy. Italian Week runs from June 8-18 with special events happening daily. Check out the Italian Stamp Art at the McNabb Recreation Centre on June 13th after spending the weekend enjoying the opening ceremonies with great music, food and celebrations.

Youth Pride Prom: The Secret Garden

Celebrate with Capital Pride on June 16th at the Horitcultual Building at Lansdowne Park in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Celebrate your end of school year, for grades 9-12, in a safe place with special performances, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets can be reserved online ahead of time.

Summer Indigenous Art Market

The NAC is hosting a special Indigenous Art Market on Saturday June 17th where you are welcome to explore, shop and visit local artisits in the arts and cultural field. Crafts, jewelery, beadwork, paintings, moccasins and more will be on site to purchase and support Indigenious artists.


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