Do You Have Your Tickets to the Ottawa Children's Festival?

Win Tickets to the Show of Your Choice!

By Joni Hamlin, Media Marketing Coordinator, Ottawa Children’s Festival May 2, 2019

The 34th annual Ottawa Children’s Festival begins in a few days, running May 8-12 at LeBreton Flats Park, with a line up like nothing you’ll find anywhere else. For the last 15 years our ticket price has remained the same - just $13. Consider the price of other family activities in the city…there is no greater bargain!  Professional theatre companies from across the globe are excited to introduce you to the magic that is performing arts.  Shows that have been curated specifically for the whole family.

Below, you will read about some of the amazing performances and for our final giveaway, you can win a family four pass to the show of your choice (based on ticket availability). To enter to win you must be a Macaroni Kid subscriber. Email me ( with "OCF" in the subject heading. In the email, tell me which show you want to attend. The winner will receive passes to the show of their choice, as long as tickets are still available. Tickets are non-transferable. Good Luck!

  • “They Called her Vivaldi” tells the story of a girl named Cecilia Maria, called Vivaldi for her many musical gifts.
  • “FLY” is a puppet theatre drama presenting important life lessons through empathy and a gentle touch of humour. 
  • “Les Parfaits Inconnus” is an adventure through the circus arts where comedy, acrobatics, imbalance, and juggling come together to the rhythm of live music. 
  • Let “A MANO”, a little terracotta adventure, take you by the hand and lead you on a journey to a unique little world!
  • “Is This a Dagger?” is a humourous, engaging take on a Shakespearian classic - a wonderful introduction to a very wicked tale.
  • “Paper Planet” is a beautiful, gentle installation, filled with tall, strange cardboard trees, paper leaves, boulders, birds, and creatures.
  • At the heart of “Kaschtanka” are the themes of belonging, loyalty and the importance of family.

Once you have your ticket there are TONS of free activities on-site including:

  • Craft areas with Cirque du Soleil and IKEA
  • Rock climbing with Altitude Gym
  • Finger puppet making with Miss Mills and her Puppet Professors
  • Start a Story with Timm Holmes 
  • Let’s Talk Science, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa Art Gallery, Salsa Kids, and much more!

For the second year in a row, Nature Canada will be celebrating Migratory Bird Day at our Festival!  On Saturday, May 11, join us for additional activities including bird of prey demonstrations and nature walks.

Visit our website for complete details –  Buy your tickets, pack a picnic, and head on down for the day.  We can’t wait to see you!

About the Giveaway
You must be a Macaroni Kid subscriber to be eligible. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase of any kind will not increase your chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Do not enter this sweepstakes if you are not eighteen (18) years of age or older as of May 2, 2019 and a legal resident. Entry into this Giveaway begins Thursday, May 2, 2019 and ends Wednesday at 12 noon, May 8, 2019.