LIVE BEDTIME STORY | STREGA NONA: HER STORY

Strega Nona returns by popular demand and in collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society. Join actress, art director, and producer Marinella Montanari for an exciting new adventure with Strega Nona: Her Story (read in English).

Strega Nona is a beloved children’s series featuring elements of Italian culture. Appropriate for all ages.

Free

MASTERCLASS: GROW YOUR GARDEN WITH THE URBAN BOTANIST

Virtual

Join Emma Terrell, The Urban Botanist, for a one-hour interactive virtual lesson where you can learn how to grow your green thumb. We will be talking all things tomatoes, herbs, soil, fertilizers, and more!

Learn how to plant, prune, stake, and fertilize your tomatoes. Up your garden game this summer with lots of helpful tips and tricks from Ottawa’s own Urban Botanist.

Free

LIVE BEDTIME STORY | BIG ANTHONY: HIS STORY

Virtual

Strega Nona returns by popular demand and in collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society. Join Canadian actor, playwright, and director Eleanor Crowder for an exciting new adventure with Big Anthony: His Story (read in English).

Strega Nona is a beloved children’s series featuring elements of Italian culture. Appropriate for all ages.

Free

DANTE’S PERSPECTIVE

Virtual

Dante's Perspective is a multidisciplinary event to appreciate Dante's poetry from three different perspectives: politics, nature, and love.

Princeton Professor and author Simone Marchesi will guide the audience in new approaches to Dante, and the artists from Jobel Art for Earth will bring to life some of the most famous and beautiful of Dante's verses. Woven throughout will be a storyline tracing some of the more mysterious aspects of Dante’s life.

Free

ITALIAN SCAVENGER HUNT

Think you know Little Italy and Italian culture? Prove it!

Join our very first Italian Week Scavenger Hunt, powered by Escape Manor. Solve riddles, answer trivia, find hidden items, and perform fun and humourous tasks on social media (if you want to), all from the comfort of your own home.

Amazing prizes!

$10

ITALIAN PUZZLE QUEST

Think you know Little Italy and Italian culture? Prove it!

Join the Italian Puzzle Quest, powered by Lockdown Ottawa. Solve riddles, answer trivia, find hidden items, and perform fun and humourous tasks on social media (if you want to).

Amazing prizes to be won, valued at over $4000!

$15

FILM SCREENING | PINOCCHIO

Plouffe Park

Enjoy the fresh air and bring the whole family for a special outdoor screening of the 2019 version of Pinocchio co-written, starring, and directed by Roberto Benigni!

Free

Feast of St. Anthony Mass and Procession

St. Anthony of Padua Church

Join this annual event to celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony which includes an outdoor mass on the steps of St. Anthony’s Church, followed by a procession.

Free

BOOKS AND BISCOTTI

Italian-Canadian Historical Centre

Join us for this literary event featuring prose and poetry read by local authors.

Free

LIVE BEDTIME STORY | STREGA NONA TAKES A VACATION

Virtual

Kids love the Strega Nona stories! Join for an exciting new travel adventure with Strega Nona (read in English).

Strega Nona is a beloved children’s series featuring elements of Italian culture. Appropriate for all ages.

Free

MASTERCLASS | MAKING FOCACCIA BREAD ART

Sala San Marco Event & Conference Centre

Make focaccia art using vegetables to create idyllic scenes! Host Rebecca Drent will take you through this fun activity!

$30

LIVE BEDTIME STORY | STREGA NONA’S HARVEST

Virtual

Kids love the Strega Nona stories! Learn about gardening with Strega Nona and Big Anthony (read in English).

Strega Nona is a beloved children’s series featuring elements of Italian culture. Appropriate for all ages.

Free

GRAND FINALE WEEKEND 2022

Corso Italia (Preston Street)

Italian Week Ottawa's Grand Finale Weekend includes comedy, music, performances, and more. Sponsored by the Preston Street BIA.

Free