12 Great Family Fun Events


World Press Photos 2014
When: Aug. 1-27

Where: Canadian War Museum,
1 Vimy Place
What: The world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography competition displays its prizewinning photos.
Info: www.warmuseum.ca

Let Us Entertain You!
When: Thursdays, until Aug. 28

Where: Bytown Museum,
1 Canal Lane, at the Rideau Canal locks between Parliament Hill and the Château Laurier hotel
What: Bring the family to enjoy free entertainment at the museum on Thursday nights. Explore Ottawa’s history through storytelling, musicians, and more.
Info: www.bytownmuseum.com

Ottawa Folk Festival
When: Sept. 10-14

Where: Hog’s Back Park
What: The 20th anniversary of this family-friendly
festival highlights Canada’s rich traditions with music, dance, storytelling and crafts. This year, the beloved Fred Penner and Australian children’s group The Wiggles are among the diverse lineup of performers.
Info: www.ottawafolk.com

Ottawa Turkish Festival
When: Sept. 13-14

Where: 335 Michael Cowpland Dr.
What: Enjoy Turkish art, folk dance, music and gourmet food to celebrate and learn all about Turkish culture, heritage and cuisine.
Info: www.ottawaturkishfestival.com

Ottawa International Animation Festival
When: Sept. 17-21

Where: Various locations
What: North America’s largest animation festival showcases the finest new productions from around the world with plenty of activities for kids and teens, including free animation workshops and special screenings.
Info: www.animationfestival.ca

When: Sept. 24-28

Where: Sparks Street Village
What: Enjoy a family feast of ribs and chicken by great barbecue companies from across North America.
Info: www.sparkslive.com

Beau’s Oktoberfest
When: Oct.3-4

Where: Vankleek Hill, Ont.
What: Taste delicious Bavarian-inspired food provided by some of the best restaurants in Ottawa, with beer for the grown-ups, as well as live music and events for the whole family.
Info: www.beaus.ca/oktoberfest

NAC Kinderconcerts:
How Great Turtle Rebuilt the World
When: Oct. 5

Where: National Arts Centre
What: After a destructive flood, Great Turtle must rebuild a world filled with music, ensuring that balance and harmony reign over noise and pollution. Inspired by indigenous North American legends, a dazzling array of percussion instruments brings his adventures to life.
Info: www.nac-can.ca

Wild Kratts Live!
When: Oct. 10-11

Where: Centrepointe Theatres
What: The Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, have been entertaining kids since 1996 with their hit children’s TV shows: Kratts Creatures, Zoboomafoo, and most recently, the Wild Kratts. When not in the wild with animals, they’re bringing their “animal adventuring” to the stage with award-winning live shows.
Info: www.centrepointetheatre.ca

Ottawa Fury
When: Until Oct. 26; check schedule

Where: TD Place
What: Enjoy the remaining home games of this professional soccer team during their inaugural North American Soccer League season.
Info: www.ottawafuryfc.com

Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence
When: Until Nov. 9

Where: Canadian Museum of Nature,
240 McLeod St.
What: Meet a variety of unique bioluminescent organisms found on land and under the sea and learn how and why different animals produce light.
Info: www.nature.ca

Visit with Veterans
When: Nov. 8-9

Where: Bytown Museum,
1 Canal Lane, at the Rideau Canal locks between Parliament Hill and the Château Laurier hotel
What: Come to the museum the weekend before Remembrance Day to visit with a veteran and hear about their experiences. Special tours will be offered.
Info: www.bytownmuseum.com