Garden Studio Tour, flea market and hoops this weekend in the Glebe

July 5, 2018 | by glebeadmin

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If you’ve survived this week’s intense heatwave, you may be itching to get out of your air-conditioned house and back into the neighbourhood.

Don’t worry, there are tons of reasons for you to peel your sweaty body off your couch and get out to take in some fun events. Here’s a guide to your weekend in the Glebe.

It’s all hoops on Saturday at the outdoor basketball courts at Lansdowne, as the Red Bull Reign 3-on-3 basketball tournament takes flight for the national qualifiers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch some of the country’s top, amateur basketball players duke it out for a spot in the national final later this year.  Winners of the national final will move on to the Global Final in Washington, DC. Do you have what it takes? There is still time to register for this world-class tournament. Click here to start draining threes.

And you won’t even have to walk around the site this weekend, as Lansdowne is running a new mini train, beginning today until July 15th. Visitors can hop on the train for $4 and ride throughout the entire site. The train embarks on weekends at 10 a.m. and runs through the day, while weekday trains will run at 1 p.m.

If you’re a bargain hunter, you’ll want to get off the train at The Aberdeen Pavilion, as it’s the one day of the month when you can dig through treasures, antiques, trinkets and other rare finds at 613 flea, the Glebe’s monthly flea market. The event takes over the Aberdeen Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with scores of creators, artisans, designers, collectors and makers showing off their goods. Click here to start digging.

If you’d rather be out in the, “still hot, but not as hot” weather this weekend, then you’ll be right at home at the Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour. Browse the work of some of the city’s most accomplished artists, while opening up to some new emerging talent, as this year features eight new artists on the tour.  This year’s tour boasts over 20 artists showcasing pieces at 12 different sites throughout the Glebe.  Click here to start your studio tour.

It’s fight night in the Glebe this weekend, as Boston Pizza is hosting a UFC Super fight between Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic Saturday Night. Cormier looks to become the second-ever simultaneous two division champion in UFC history, after Irish superstar Conor Mcgregor did it in 2016. The UFC 226 card also features a heavyweight tussle between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis, as well as a bout between UFC favourite Anthony Pettis and Michael Chiesa. The main card gets underway at 10 p.m. Click here for more information.  

Apples and apricots, cucumbers and corn, spinach and squash. These are a few of the things you’ll spy at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market this Sunday at the Aberdeen Square. The market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to see what’s in season this week.

After five road games, the Ottawa Fury FC are coming home for a tilt vs. the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Sunday afternoon. The Fury will be in tough for this one, as the Riverhounds have only lost one game all season. The fury sit just one point out of playoff contention, so a win this weekend would be a huge boost for the squad.  Kick off is at 1 p.m. Click here for tickets.

If you’re looking to get in shape while raising funds for a good cause, head to The Dailey Method inside the Fifth Avenue Court for the Ride for ALS Sunday afternoon. The heart-pounding, spirit-lifting 45-minute cycle class will push you to the limits, with all proceeds going to ALS Canada. Click here to start pedalling.

And there’s your perfect Glebe weekend. We’ll see you in the best little neighbourhood around.