All programs are free, open to all ages and drop-in at any time.
Bring your own bottle of water and refill it at the Aquahaulics station or inside Ben Franklin Place
Main Stage (12:30 pm – 5:00 pm)
12:30 pm - Twin Flames
Twin Flames band creates a sonic landscape that spans Canada and the Arctic. Honouring their ancestors, they sing songs in English, Inuttitut and French.
1:40 pm – Monkey Rock Music
Monkey Rock Music's 100% participatory rock show features kids' classics, original tunes, and rock covers parents will get a kick out of, too.
2:50 pm – Ariko (French only)
Whether at a festival or in a kitchen, the party ignites when Ariko takes the stage. Homegrown in Tiny, Ontario, Ariko features the rich vocal harmonies and dynamic fiddle stylings of the Lefaive sisters.
4:00 pm – Splash’N Boots
Splash’NBoots rose to prominence in the hearts and minds of families through music, live shows and television. Their music creates family dance parties; it is a sound track to bed times, meal time and all moments in between.
On the Grounds (12 pm to 4 pm)
Community kiosks to visit:
- Master Gardeners of Ontario
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ottawa
- Ottawa Public Health
- Parks Canada
- CBC Ottawa News Truck
- Craft Tent with the Ottawa Art Gallery
- Reading Nook
- Children’s Tattoo Parlor
- Balloon Twisters
- Face Painting
- Stilt Walker
- Giant Games
- Mini Bookmobile
Ben Franklin Place (12 pm – 4pm)
- Atrium - Take your picture at the photo booth.
- Room 1 A - Stop by the CBC Ottawa pop-up studio to sit behind the news anchor desk and learn what it takes to be a broadcaster.
- Room 1 B - Show your moves to Propeller Dance
Chamber (12 pm – 4:30 pm)
12:15 pm - Storytelling with Ruth Stewart-Verger
1:00 pm - Storytelling with Sébastien Lemay (French only)
1:45 pm - Storytelling with Doreen Stevens
2:30 pm - Storytelling with Doreen Stevens (French only)
3:15 pm - Storytelling with Ruth Stewart-Verger
4:00 pm - Storytelling with Sébastien Lemay (French only)
Meridian Theatres - Studio Lobby (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)
Instrument Play Station with Ottawa Suzuki Strings
Explore string instruments with the Ottawa Suzuki Strings music school. Mini concert at 12: 40 pm (20 min.)
Meridian Theatres - Studio (12 pm – 4:30 pm) (bilingual)
12:30 pm - Drumming workshop with Fana Soro
2:00 pm - Dance with Emilie & BPM Dance Troupe
3:30 pm - Ukulele Jam with Joel Jacques
(a few ukuleles will be available, bring you own uke if you have one!)
Nepean Centrepointe Branch
Imagine Space (12 pm – 4 pm)
Visit the Imagine Space on the first floor; see our laser cuter and our 3D printer in action
Children Program room (lower floor) (12 pm – 4 pm) (bilingual)
12:00 pm – Stay and Play
12:30 pm – Family storytime
1:30 pm – Magic Show with Luc Leduc
3:00 pm – Stay and Play
3:30 pm – Family storytime
OPL is pleased to thank FOPLA, the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association, for their generous sponsorship of the event, and to highlight the key contributions of our partners: Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe and CBC Ottawa.
Subject to change.