What’s On for August Family Fun in Ottawa

August Family Fun in Ottawa - SavvyMom

August may usher in the last few weeks of the summer (and summer break) but there are still a lot of ways to spend time as a family over the course of the month. Mark your calendars, ignore the back to school shopping list a little longer, and save the date for one of these upcoming events and activities for August family fun in August.

August Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

Watch the Entertainment on Sparks Street

As the month begins, enjoy the final day of Buskerfest on Sparks Street! Live performances and entertainment will delight the entire family. It’s last day is August 1.

Sit Back and Enjoy a Ball Game

Get your tickets to the Ottawa Titans baseball team. Try to get a snapshot with their mascot Cappy, enjoy a hot dog, and lounge in your seats while cheering for the home team. The full, remaining at home schedule and tickets can be found on their website (tip: You’ll save by ordering your tickets online in advance!)

Party with Puppets

Puppets Up! is back in Almonte and this family fun event is always a hit with kids and the young at heart. Check out the weekend’s entire line up of activities and performances. Puppets Up! Is happening from August 12 to 14 th and tickets are available online. Be sure to catch the Puppet Parade on Saturday and Sunday at 1:45 pm.

Be Delighted by Dinosaurs and Dragons

Take the kids to meet dinosaurs and see these giant beasts up close and in a unique setting. The Dino Stroll Event at the EY Centre is only in town August 6 th and 7 th . Tickets can be purchased online to walk through the dinosaurs in the space.

Paint in the Park

Get creative with one of the Pop Up Painter Park dates happening all over the Ottawa area (at a local park near you!) Each park day and time has a painting theme that your child will create themselves. Then, they’ll have their own art as a summer souvenir! Invite some friends and get your tickets on their website.

Play Games and Enjoy the Rides at the Fair

The Navan Fair returns to bring fun and fair frolicking to the community. On August 4-7, ride the midway, participate in some games to try to win prizes, and indulge in your favorite fair food (we are partial to mini donuts). Passes for the entire weekend or single ticket dates can be purchased online.

Celebrate Pride

Capital Pride is back and happening from August 21 st to 28 th and is filled with many events. Save the date for the family picnic in Hintonburg Park on August 21 nd where kids can enjoy a variety of activities like face painting, participate in making crafts and activities and more. You’ll be able to enjoy the Pride Parade at 1 pm on August 28 th through Centertown. Visit their Capital Pride website for all the events happening throughout the week.

Visit your Local Library

We can always count on our local Ottawa Public Library to keep us and the kids entertained in the summer, and this year is no exception. There are various events and activities for kids of all ages happening at local branches throughout the city. Browse their website and search events at your nearby branch.

Swim & Splash at Calypso

Cool off at Calypso water park, the classic spot for August family fun just outside of Ottawa in Limoges. With thrilling water rides, wave pools, and a fun play area for younger children, Ottawa families are happy to have this large water park open again, especially as the August temperatures continue to heat up.

Catch a Flick at the Ottawa Drive-In

Remember the drive-in? Ottawa has two locations for the Drive-In Experience; At Wesley Clover Park and at RCGT Stadium’s parking lot (the baseball stadium). Look for the August schedule to be released on their website and choose your date-night drive-in movie experience or family friendly viewing party to attend!

Play at Saunders Farm

Saunders Farm is a family destination that we all love, and in the summer their daytime passes include outdoor activities like the bouncing pillows and mazes.

Experience The Log Farm

August family fun doesn’t get any better than exploring a historic farm, where imaginative play in encouraged, and new animal friends are made at the Log Farm on select days during the week. This is a great way to spend time outside, connect with nature, and let the kids have fun climbing structures and walking in the woods. Tickets can be purchased online.

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