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!

Please note, after the recent devastating storm that hit in and around Ottawa, at the time of writing this we aren’t sure if some events and locations will be affected as the weeks go on. We are thinking of everyone affected by the storm.

Fun Family Events and Activities in Ottawa in June

 

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Toddler Time at The Log Farm

Bring your adventurous toddler to the Log Farm for Toddler Time! On Wednesdays and Thursday (through October), enjoy a new weekly theme. In June, these includes Birds and Nests, Touch-a-Tractor, and Bugs theme days! The event is exclusively for toddlers and their caregivers from 9:00-12:30 pm. Storytime happens at 10:30 am. Tickets for your toddler time theme of choice (or plan a weekly trip!) can be purchased online in advance.

Can’t make Toddler Time during the week? 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

The highly anticipated Doors Open Ottawa is back, offering residents and visitors the opportunity to experience this unique architectural event and visit locations around Ottawa free of charge. Doors Open Ottawa 2022 is on June 4th and 5th with in-person opportunities as well as virtual ones. The full list of participating locations is available May 30, however, some will require pre-registration. You can find that list on the City of Ottawa website.

 

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OrKidstra Concert

Celebrate music with the OrKidstra concert on June 1st. Returning to the stage for an in-person event, enjoy the performance from over 100 young musicians as they play a selection of musical pieces (including ones from a galaxy far, far away).  Tickets for the 75-minute concert at the Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre are free, however a donation for the OrKidstra program is appreciated. Can’t make it in person? The event will be live streamed.

 

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Vegans Who Snack Food Festival

Vegans, this food festival is for you! Bring the family to find the perfect dinner, snack, or beverage at the Vegans Who Snack Food Festival on June 3rd from 5 pm until 9 pm on Parkdale Avenue. You’ll find fresh, hot food, takeaway snacks and tasty desserts. Their Instagram page is filled with lots of helpful event tips too.

 

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Dickinson Days in Manotick Village

Save the Date for Dickinson Days in Manotick Village on June 3rd – June 5th. The Village has many activities planned for residents and visitors in historic Manotick. On Friday, enjoy a family show on stage with Dr. Kaboom and stay for the evening fireworks. Return on Saturday for the pancake breakfast, fishing derby and horse drawn wagon rides. On Sunday, attend the community BBQ as the event closes out. All weekend long, as part of Doors Open Ottawa, visitors can also check out Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House. More details, including the full agenda and times, can be found on the Manotick Village website.

Ottawa Garden Days

From June 11-19, explore Ottawa-Gatineau’s Garden Promenade during Ottawa Garden Days. This program of activities and events is for gardening enthusiasts, families, schools, and tourists alike. Ottawa Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre, or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden.

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, June 21 – 26, at Mādahòkì Farm on West Hunt Club Road, has a full program planned that you won’t want to miss. Begin with an Indigenous Day celebration on June 21, followed by Education Days on June 22-24 and the Competition Pow Wow on June 25-26. There will be a family fun zone, a market place to shop, culinary activities, outdor movies and so much more.  Virtual Education Days are available from June 2 to June 21. More details can be found on the website.

The Canadian Children’s Museum (Yes! It’s open again!)

Parents around Ottawa in June will be happy to know that the Canadian Children’s Museum (in the Canadian Museum of History) has reopened and is welcoming children to come play and learn! Imaginations will be ignited as kids step on stage, shop in the market, use the cargo ship’s crane, just to start. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.

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