Get ready for plenty of interesting, fun things to do – Ottawa happens to have a lot going on this April. Find out if one of the following exhibits or festivals is happening close to your Ottawa neighbourhood.
Arts and Exhibits in Ottawa
The Canadian Museum of Nature will be featuring Extraordinary Arctic: The Festival from April 6 to April 28. Events include films, live entertainment, games and Arctic-themed cultural activities.
The Canadian War Museum in Lebreton Flats will offer a behind the scenes look at military vehicle restoration on April 14. The demonstration begins at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
As part of Northern Scene, a ten-day event featuring Northern art, the National Gallery of Canada in Byward Market will present the work of Inuit artists in the exhibition New Voices from the New North on April 26. Other Northern Scene events include film screenings, children’s activities and music until May 4.
Ottawa’s April Festivals
The Ottawa International Writer’s Festival will start April 25 through April 30 in Centretown. The festival features a wide range of Canadian and international talent. Events will feature the art of the craft or focus on the works of various authors. Nancy Jo Cullen, Alan Neal, Adam Dickinson, Sara Peters, Richard van Camp and Lee Smolin are just a few of the names scheduled to present.
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival will take place the weekend of April 27 at the Rideau Curling Club, not far from many Centretown condos. Live folk music, dance classes and music workshops are just a few of the events that will be going on. Artists at the festival include Garry Greenland, Ron Moore, Ottawa Contra Dance, Sparrows and more. Best of all, daytime events are free!
Explore Ottawa in April
Which event are you looking forward to most? Feel free to share with us or tell us about an April event that wasn’t listed above.