Fun Things to Do in March in Ottawa with Kids

Things to Do in Ottawa in March with Kids - SavvyMom

March in Ottawa is an event filled month with happenings all across the city coupled with March Break and Sugar Shack season! Winter is still in full swing which means lots of time left for your favourite snow activities including hitting up the local ski slopes, tobogganing, and snowshoeing.  Check out these events happening across the Ottawa area for some fun-filled family time.

Fun Things to Do in March in Ottawa with Kids

Disney on Ice

Join in on the Disney fun at the Canadian Tire Centre Sunday March 9th through Sunday March 12th with “Find Your Hero” Disney on Ice performance. Experience Disney stories coming to life on the ice with Moana, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Belle and more of their friends for this magical adventure. Tickets range in price from $35 to $65 each and for this show which is approximately 90-120 minutes in length.


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Aladdin, The Broadway Musical

Aladdin is coming to the NAC Tuesday March 21st through to Sunday March 26th and is an all ages show that will be enjoyed by all. This hit Broadway musical has evening and daytime show options with ticket pricing between $90-$155 per ticket. With magical 3 wishes this timeless story is not only for the young but the young at heart.  The performance is approximately 2.5 hours long with an intermission.

Free Thursdays at the National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada continues with free admission Thursday evenings (from 5-8pm) and has also added a fun new twist. With a local DJ, cash bar, and food bites, enjoy a fun evening out where kids are also welcomed. This continues through to March 16th so jump in on this opportunity before it’s gone! Can’t make it on a Thursday evening?  Kids under 11 are always free at the National Gallery of Canada and it’s a great learning experience for the whole family as you dive into the wonderful world of art.

Paper Bag Princess Day

Head to the Nepean Centrepointe Library on Saturday March 4th and celebrate the annual “Paper Bag Princess” day. This activity is recommended for children ages 3-6 (but younger and older siblings are welcome!) with a parent/caregiver. Dress up, join in on a special story time and enjoy a fun craft.


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Blippi on Tour

Come dance, sing, move, and smile with Blippi at the National Arts Centre on Sunday March 12th.  This musical party is a brand new adventure with monster trucks, excavators and Blippi’s special guest Meekah. If you have a Blippi fan in your home their face will light up when they experience this show live and in person.

Fire & Ice Festival

Head over to Bank St. Friday March 17 – Sunday March 19 for the Fire & Ice Festival as Bank St. is transformed into a vibrant fun filled atmosphere. Check out the installations and performances throughout the street, live DJ’s, a Silent Disco and more! The captivating lights, acrobatics, fire juggling and wonder of this festival will be a hit with all ages.

Smells like Teen Spirit in Ottawa

The Ottawa International Animation Festival announces “13+ Teen Audiences,” to be judged by local Ottawa-area teens, as the latest category in the Festival’s Official Competition. The OIAF entry submission process is open from March 1 to May 31, 2023. The Festival accepts animated features and shorts from animators around the world and entries are reviewed to determine if they will be selected for the Festival’s Official Competition, announced in July. The goal is to build relationships with local schools and strengthen the arts and culture opportunities in the Ottawa community.


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