Another wild weekend in the Glebe

June 22, 2017 | by glebeadmin

REDBLACKS home-opener, flea market, EDM festival take over the Glebe this weekend

The Ottawa REDBLACKS are Grey Cup Champions.

Culture, sports, deals, yoga, farmers market and fun. Oh yeah, and one massive dance party featuring scores of the world’s top DJs.

That’s the type of weekend that is shaping up in the Glebe for one heck of a pre-Canada Day bash.

Here’s a rundown of what you can expect in the neighbourhood this weekend and a list of events that will get you moving, eating, screaming and dancing. Here’s to another fun-filled weekend in the Glebe – the city’s newest, hottest summer playground. See you in the Glebe!


Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Calgary Stampeders
TD Place
7:30 p.m.

It’s a Grey Cup rematch from last year, as the Ottawa REDBLACKS begin their quest to win consecutive championships Friday night at TD Place. But starting the season off with a win won’t be easy. Arguably the CFL’s best team, the Calgary Stampeders will be looking for redemption after last year’s heartbreaking overtime Grey Cup loss to Ottawa. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m. But show up early, as we’ve got some hilarious activities planned, including our Dunk-a-Stamp game.  We’ll have a poor Stampeders fan sitting a top our dunk tank. Toss a football and try to dunk him in. The area will also be bustling with face painting, live music and superfans as you head to the game.

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Slovenia
Horticulture Building
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Slovenian National Celebration on June 23rd through Ottawa Welcomes the World 2017 will be a celebration of Slovenian history, economy, and culture. Featuring cultural and musical performers from all over Canada, this celebration is sure to get you up and practicing your polka moves in no time! Our exhibitors will teach you about the art, business, tourism, and history of our small but beautiful country, and even give you a taste of some delicious Slovenian cuisine. Whether you already know about Slovenia, or you’ve never heard of it, this event is sure to make you fall in love with our beautiful country.


Push for your Tush
9 a.m.
Horticulture Building

Walk, run or jog your way through the Glebe for the Push for your Tush colon cancer fundraiser, Canada’s largest colon cancer event series in the country. There is a 5 km fun walk, and a 10 km run. Push for Your Tush raises awareness and funds to save lives. It unites people who have been affected by colon cancer and provides a community of shared experience. It breaks the isolation, removes the embarrassment and starts a conversation. We need to talk about our Tush. The funds raised go towards research grants, awareness campaigns and patient support.

Bend & Brunch
9:30 a.m.
Craft Beer Market

two of your favourite things: Yoga and Brunch at Ottawa’s top craft beer bar in Lansdowne Park. Bring your mat for a one hour yoga class and then stay for brunch and a beverage from our friends Kichesippi or Culture Kombucha! Reserve your spot today!

613 Flea
Aberdeen Pavilion
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The not-for-profit marketplace is where artisans, designers and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and free to attend! Located in the historic Aberdeen Pavilion, visitors will find an ever-changing inventory of eclectic goods, handmades, vintage finds and one-of-a-kinds.

Heineken Escapade Music Festival
Lansdowne Park
11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

Get ready to feel the bass. Two full days of EDM music will be blasting throughout Lansdowne with top international DJs including Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, Claude Von Stroke and Canada’s own Zeds Dead.

Canadian Eats and Canada 150 Celebration BBQ
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Loblaws for an outside celebration of Canada’s big year! Activities include: moon bounce, face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy, ice cream, BBQ with hot dogs and Hamburgers and a cooking demo from one of our Chefs featuring PC Maple Syrup.

Ottawa Fury FC vs. New York Red Bulls II
TD Place
2 p.m.

The Ottawa Fury look to keep the winning momentum alive, after taking out The Orlando City B squad last Tuesday. A win Saturday afternoon would vault them into the top four of the USL Eastern Conference. Kick off at 2 p.m.


Ottawa Farmers’ Market
Aberdeen Square
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grab all the fresh produce you can handle. Asparagus, green and yellow beans, beets, herbs, lettuce and other goods are all in season. Shop for artisan goods, trinkets and treasures every Sunday at the Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne in the Glebe.

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Korea
Horticulture Building
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Korean Cultural Centre (in association with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada) is pleased to host the ‘Korean Culture Fair’ at Lansdowne Park’s Horticulture Building on Sunday, June 25, as part of Ottawa 2017’s “Ottawa Welcomes the World” festivities. The KCC will be presenting an exciting line-up of performances and experiences that range from traditional to modern, as well as interactive information booths, cultural experience corners, and delightful Korean delicacies from Ottawa’s top Korean chefs. The ‘Korean Culture Fair’ will take you on a journey to Korea right here at home.

Is that enough for ya? See you in the most happening place in the city, the Glebe.