Festivals in Ottawa this June
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:24
Ottawa's many parks come alive in the warmer months of the year, as annual festivals take place almost every weekend and on many of the days of the week. Visitors planning a trip to Ottawa should consider looking into the many festivals that take place throughout the downtown area and in the various beautiful parks around the nation's capital city.
Unification is key
The Festival Franco-Ontarien Banque Nationale event has taken place for the last 38 years, and will be held between Thursday, June 13 and Saturday, June 15 this year. This event is meant to celebrate the unifying forces of the Francophonie culture in Canada’s Capital Region through live music, makeup, street art and much more.
This festival is a fun time for the whole family, as dancing, kids animation and a variety of musical performances will take place throughout the weekend. Event officials note that this annual gathering also brings to light the international, provincial, regional and national Francophonie that makes up the cultural landscape of Canada.
The various artists that will be playing include Anodajay, The Smiling Boot, Koriass and Yves Lambert, while more acts are expected to be announced in the coming days. Franco-Ontarian group Swing will also be kicking off the festival on Thursday, June 13, which is sure to get the festival off to a dancing, fun start.
Tickets are available through the event's main webpage, and can be purchased for either single days or full weekend wristbands. The Simoncic Group can also be contacted for more information on the event, as it is the organizer of the Festival Franco-Ontarien and other major attractions throughout Ottawa during the summer.
One Saturday, June 15, visitors to Ottawa should consider taking a trip over to Petrie Island for the Carivibe Beach Festival. This event provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the Caribbean culture of Canada’s Capital Region through tropical rhythms, food and other attractions.
Petrie Island is located on the Ottawa River to the east of the downtown area, and is accessible via Trim Road. It is also home to diverse wildlife, wetlands and panoramic views of the Ottawa region.