Final Winterlude Weekend full of family fun in the Glebe
Pull out your calendar, clear any appointments for this weekend and take a permanent red marker and scribble “Family Day in the Glebe” across the whole thing.
You won’t want to miss a second of this weekend in the Glebe, as the neighbourhood is chock-a-block with fun events for everyone – the beer lover, the hockey fan, the music buff and of course, the families.
It’s the perfect weekend to celebrate the final days of Winterlude. Grab your skates, bundle up and head to the Glebe for these fantastic events.
Kick off your Friday right with a night of sonic sweetness at the Fourth Ave Baptiste Church. Bluesfest and Winterlude have teamed up for the Come See and Hear the World Festival, with several contest happening throughout the Glebe this weekend. Friday night features Quebec indie-folk singer Gabrielle Shonk and Guelph native Nefe in what promises to be a jaw-dropping night of insatiable tunes. Music starts at 9 p.m. Click here for more information.
Beer. Beer. More beer. If you’re a beer lover, you might want to just camp out at the Aberdeen Pavilion this weekend with Ottawa Winter Brewfest set to open the taps beginning Friday night. There will be over 100 Ontario craft beers to sample and tons of food to munch on. Dance to local DJs while warming up around the bonfire. Brewfest offers three separate sessions throughout the weekend on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. Click here for details and tickets.
The Ottawa 67’s are back in action Friday night, as they look to improve on their already impressive record of 41-9-3-2. The first-place Barber Poles have won nine of their last 10 and have already locked up a playoff spot. Friday night’s tilt will see a possible first round playoff preview in the Hamilton Bulldogs. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets. The 67’s also take on the Kitchener Rangers on Sunday at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets to that game.
Friday night also features another Come See and Hear the World concert at the Craft Beer Market. Catch the impressive 11-piece soul band The Commotions at the Lansdowne Bar. The band will perform two sets of pure silky, sexy soul and funk. The show is completely free and kicks off at 10 p.m. Click here for details.
Also, on Friday, another Come See and Hear the World concert kicks off at Industria with ASUQUOMO and BlakDenim sharing the bill at the Lansdowne bar. The free concert gets underway at 10 p.m. Click here for more information.
Blues supergroup Manx and Marriner Mainline, featuring iconic Canadian musician Harry Manx and blues icon Steve Marriner of MonkeyJunk, team up for a night of gritty blues, roots and gospel tunes at The Fourth Avenue Baptiste Church. The two will have you foot stopmin’ and leg jerking on the first note. The concert also features Crystal Shawanda. Tickets can be scooped up here. Just John x Dom Dias & Fateh play Industria at 10 p.m. while The Julian Taylor Band takes over the Craft Beer Market at the same time.
If you’re a country fan, then you’ve probably already got your tickets to Canadian country superstar Paul Brandt. The Alberta-born Brandt is currently on his Journey Tour and makes a stop at TD Place Saturday night with High Valley and Jess Moskaluke. Doors open at 6 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Start off your Sunday with a trip to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market and browse through produce, artisanal crafts and general goods. The market runs every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
It’s Family Day, and we’ve got a ton for you to do in the Glebe. From roaming entertainers throughout Bank Street to an Ottawa 67’s Family Day-themed game, you will find more than enough to do for everyone in the family. Click here for to read our Family Day blog and plan that perfect long weekend in the Glebe. Happy Family Day.