The Ottawa Children’s Festival wants to ROCK Stittsville!

The Ottawa Children’s Festival (OCF) exists to surround young people with excellence in performing arts that excites their instinctive creativity, their boundless imaginations and encourages individual expression.

Join the OCF from May 8-12 as the world’s finest performing arts for young audiences and their families are celebrated.

CONTEST! During the month of April, through the first week of May, they are holding a contest in your community called #OCFRocks. It is twofold; firstly, you might win a family pass to our Festival by painting a rock and writing our hashtag #OCFRocks on it. Then hide it in your local park and share a photo of it on social media, tagging us. Additionally, OCF will be placing special rocks in neighbourhood parks.

This year, the Ottawa Children’s Festival will be choosing one of Stittsville’s parks for their Rock Contest. Paint a rock and hide it in your local park, share it and tag OCF. You may win a family pass to the Festival. Keep your eyes focused on your neighbourhood park to find the OCF’s special rocks so you can have another chance to win a prize. Full details on the website under “Events” and “Community Contests”.

Help spread a little joy and colour in your neighbourhood!

For examples of decorated rocks from OCF’s Ottawa Public Library craft workshops, please search their social media channels for #OCFRocks and/or #FJORocks.

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The purpose of this project is to celebrate creativity, inclusion and the importance of community.

Our 34th Festival lineup consists of highly acclaimed Canadian and international productions from across the globe.

The main Festival site is located outdoors at LeBreton Flats Park where you’ll find lots of activities on-site to keep the kids entertained. Confirmed animators include “Cirque du Soleil”, Altitude Gym, Miss Mills’ Puppet Workshop, Kromatik face panting, Archery Games, Salsa Kids, Pedalheads, Let’s Talk Science, Zorbs, Little Ray’s Reptiles, Springfree Tramplines, Tim Holmes, Orbital Talent with their “Alice in Funderland Tea Party” and much more to discover!

For the second year in a row, Nature Canada will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day at the Festival – Saturday, May 9.

Buy your tickets, pack a picnic (or visit one of the food vendors), and spend a magical day at the Ottawa Children’s Festival (group rates are available).

Please visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

Joni would love to hear directly from you and help you plan your day! You can reach her at

Hope to see you at the Festival!


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