Barn Party, Fireworks, Post Neo art in the Glebe this weekend
If you’re looking for some long weekend fun, you’re going to want to stick around in the Glebe, as there is a plethora of events to take in for Tulip Festival and beyond this weekend.
The weekend starts early with the biggest barn party in Ottawa Thursday night with Dave Smith’s Wild Wild West Jamboree. The Lives in the Balance fundraising party takes over the Horticulture Building for a night of good western fun. The hootenanny gets going at 6 p.m. Click here for tickets.
If you want to get to know the local candidates running for Ottawa Centre in the upcoming provincial election, head to the Glebe Community Centre Thursday night for an All Candidates Debate. The debate gets going at 7 p.m. Click here for more details.
Calling all students! Boston Pizza is hosting a PA Day Party for students in the Ottawa Catholic and Ottawa Carleton District School Board all day Friday. Kids under 10-years-old can eat a meal for just $4.99. Click here for details.
With The Canadian Tulip Festival in full swing, you may want to check out some of their events, including The Royal ParTEA on Friday at 2 p.m. inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. Indulge in afternoon tea, coffee and those amazing mini sandwiches. You can tour the tulip artwork and thousands of potted spring tulips throughout Lansdowne. Click here for tickets.
If you’re at Lansdowne for the tea party, you might as well stay, pull out your dancing shoes and cut up a rug Friday night. The annual Petal Pedal Party is hitting the Aberdeen Pavilion for an all-night rager with DJ Warfy and Ottawa’s favourite party band, the Peptides. The bicycle-themed tulip party will also boast urban murals from Dems and Dolls, tulip pong games and a splattering of local vendors to keep your belly full and your body hydrated. Click here for tickets.
Friday is also the opening vernissage of Studio Sixty Six’s new gallery show, Post Neo, which showcases the work of artists Julia Campisi and Manon Labrosse. The vernissage runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 858 Bank Street in Suite 102. Click here for more details.
Start your Saturday off right with some yoga and brunch at CRAFT Beer Market. Stretch it out for an hour at 9:30, then fill your belly at CRAFT’s Bend and Brunch. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
Keep the healthy momentum going Sunday morning with GoodLife Fitness’ free Sunday morning Stadium Workout. You’ll be running stairs, doing squats and push ups and lunges. The weekly sessions are free for anyone over the age of 12. Click here for more information.
The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is back on this Sunday at Lansdowne, and this week they’ve got rhubarb, greenhouse tomatoes and onions in season. But you’ll also find artisan goods, homemades and other products at the market. Visit these amazing vendors every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aberdeen Square. Click here for more details.
The long weekend culminates with some serious explosion in the sky, as The Canadian Tulip Festival is hosting a Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks Party at Commissioner’s Park Sunday night. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket and look up the lights in the sky. The free party gets going around 8 p.m. with the fireworks shooting off around dusk. Click here for more details.
There are also a ton of other Tulip Festival events happening throughout the weekend. Read our Tulip Festival Blog here.