The Puppets are coming Up! This festival is Canada’s largest annual puppet festival. Starting Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9, there will be magic at every turn in Almonte!
The annual festival is back for its 11th year. It offers 60 performances of 10 different shows from Canada, the U.S., and, this year’s featured performer, Bernd Ogrodnik from Iceland. Many of the festival’s shows and street entertainers are designed for the very young, while others will amuse and keep older kids and adults fully engaged. All performers take a break from their performances on both Saturday and Sunday to participate in the famous Puppets Up! parade, which marches down Mill Street from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Imagine! It’s all happening in and around beautiful and historic Mill Street in Almonte, just a halfhour from downtown Ottawa. Come and say Hello, take in the shows or just wander the street and enjoy the buskers and other street activities!