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June 4-5, 2022
Ottawa

ABOUT CARNIVAL

Buzzing Carnival is a creative territory where children are fully in charge! Ottawa children will join the Buzzing Parade that will walk through the scenic Andrew Haydon Park, present multicultural performances in the outdoor Buzzing Concert, perform shows on the stage of KingDom Theatre at Nepean Creative Arts Centre, exhibit works of visual art, run art workshops, and celebrate together at a breathtaking outdoor party!

This event is a great opportunity for children from various local arts groups to meet with like-minded artists of their age and make new friendships, showcase their talent on a welcoming stage for a cheerful audience, walk with the parade in a beautiful costume with friends and family, and make history by taking part in the first summer carnival of creative children in Ottawa!

KingDom Theatre has been creating vibrant international children’s events for 13 years. We love taking performances outside of the theatre and exploring our beautiful city and the world. We love guests who join us from around the globe to explore together. And we travel a lot to perform at the most fantastic international festivals. Buzzing Carnival is a dream project that comes from all of our experiences and from our hearts that we have been preparing since 2019!

 

We invite you to join this huge celebration of childhood and arts here in Ottawa!

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CONCERT
PARADE 
SHOWS
WORKSHOPS

CARNIVAL SCHEDULE

Saturday June 4, Andrew Haydon Park

 

11:00 am – Summer Music

Various children’s musical bands will present a concert of cheerful summer music with the best tunes of POP, Disney, and classical pieces.

 

2:00 pm – Buzzing Parade

Children’s artistic groups will join the Buzzing Parade that will walk through the scenic Andrew Haydon Park. Expect costumes, puppets, music, and dance flash mobs.

 

3:00 pm – Arts Installation: Workshop for all ages

We invite everyone to participate in an arts and crafts workshop to collaborate on the creation of a large art installation on a beautiful wooden stage in the middle of the pond.

 

4:00 pm – Buzzing Concert

Youth performers will take over the outdoor stage to present colourful numbers: theatre, dance, and circus.

 

7:00 pm – Outdoor Dance Party

EVERYONE is invited to join a breathtaking outdoor party with a DJ, huge carnival balls, fun costumes, and rock the summer night with some energetic dance moves!

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bring your own blanket or chair to sit on the grass during performances and the parade.

  • Cash (if you wish to buy from vendors)

 

 

Sunday June 5th, Nepean Creative Arts Centre

 

10:30 – 3:30 Arts Exhibition

By young artists, students of Olga Nazarkina

11:00 am – Mystery of the Roof

Kingdom Theatre - Beginner Group

12:30 pm – Black Dog

Kingdom Theatre - Intermediate Group

2:00 pm -  Winter Bird

Kingdom Theatre - Advanced Group

Dining Tent will work between the shows

to offer refreshing drinks and snacks.

THEATRE SHOWS

OUR PARTICIPANTS

Carnival map

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Andrew Haydon Park, 3127 Carling Ave, Nepean, ON K2H 5A6

SUPPORTERS

Buzzing Carnival is supported by the City of Ottawa Equity and Inclusion in the Arts Fund 2020 and many dedicated volunteers of KingDom Theatre who believe that children deserve a beautiful celebration and a place to share their art after two tough years of the pandemic

VOLUNTEER

Join our fun team of volunteers who dream to create an unforgettable celebration for Ottawa children!

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