The Glebe at a Glance: July 2019
With school out and summer in full swing there is no shortage of fun activities in the Glebe! This month catch a movie under the stars, cheer on the REDBLACKS and Fury FC, explore art in the neighborhood, catch a concert (or two!) and sip on kombucha or a Muskoka brew.
Take your movie nights to the Great Lawn this summer. The first Lansdowne Movie Night of the season kicks off Wednesday, July 3. These movie nights under the stars are open to the public and held throughout July and August. Showtime is at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. and take place on the Great Lawn or inside the Aberdeen Pavilion in case of rain. Wednesday night features “The Martian”, starring Matt Damon in his quest to survive on Mars after being left behind. Bring a chair or a blanket and get comfortable! Check out the full lineup here.
Where can you find over 120 vendors, glass blowing, potter’s wheel, virtual reality goggles and bath bomb making demos? The 613 Flea Market has all of this and more! Explore the Night Market on Friday July 5, from 5 to 10 p.m. or return the following day, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the full day market. Click here for details.
Pull on your jerseys and get decked out in red and black! The REDBLACKS sit with a perfect 2-0 record heading into the month of July. Cheer them on as they play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday, July 5, with kick off at 7:30 p.m. The RNation Block Party will be back at Aberdeen Square featuring backyard games, a live DJ and more, starting at 5:30 p.m. This game marks Ottawa’s first Friday night football game of the season! Click here for tickets. The team also faces the Montreal Alouettes on July 13 (click here for tickets) and the Calgary Stampeders on July 25 (click here for tickets), at TD Place.
Calling all art-lovers! The Glebe Art In Our Gardens and Studio Tour is back. Go from garden to garden to see the work of talented artists and dedicated gardeners who live in the Glebe. Seize the opportunity to chat with the artists themselves and pick out a favourite piece to take home with you. Brochures listing the artists and a map of the tour locations will be available at participating Glebe shops and at the Glebe Community Centre. The tour runs July 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information.
Also on July 7, Lansdowne becomes home to the Amazing Thailand Festival. Try authentic Thai cuisine, enjoy captivating Thai classical dances, watch Muay Thai martial arts, relax with traditional Thai massage, shop unique Thai handicraft products, learn the art of Thai umbrella painting and more. With a Kid’s Corner, there’s something for every age group! The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Horticulture Building, with free admission. Click here for details.
The Summer Arts Showcase returns with six free concerts for the whole family every Sunday evening! On July 7, the series kicks off with a performance by Big Soul Project, a large community choir whose upbeat brand of choral music has roots in R&B, Gospel, Rock and Motown. Catch performances running throughout July and August, at Aberdeen Square or in the Pavilion in case of rain. Showtime starts at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience (eSAX) is rolling out the yellow carpet for a night of pitches, speeches and networking. Pitch your business on July 10 at the eSAX Pitchfest for a chance to win prizes worth thousands of dollars to help scale your business. Not an entrepreneur? Purchase a general admission ticket to mingle, eat and listen to some great speakers. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Horticulture Building. Click here for details.
What would have been the music of the Baroque period if Bach had traveled into the future to experience today’s rock, jazz and electro-pop music? Canadian violinist Alexandre Da Costa, accompanied by his rock band, showcases the music of composers who lived in the times of Louis XIV and remixes it. Nicknamed a violin rock star, Alexandre has played and recorded as guest soloist with over 100 different orchestras. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on July 11, at the Horticulture Building. Buy your tickets here.
Cheer on the Ottawa Fury as they play three home games this month! They face Louisville City, two-time defending champs, on July 14 at 2:00 p.m., the Swope Park Rangers on July 20 at 7:00 p.m., and the Halifax Wanderers on July 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Dog Day themed afternoon returns for the July 14 game when your pup gets into this special match for free! Meet other furry Fury fans and the adorable RNation puppies. Get your tickets here for the July 14, July 20 and July 24 match.
Channel your inner yogi for some free Full Moon Yoga at Lansdowne. These classes are open to all levels. Grab your mat and yoga buddies and head to the Great Lawn on July 16 at 9:00 p.m. Click here for details.
Dust off your cowboy boots and hat! 80 million albums sold, a Hollywood Walk of Fame star and 43 #1 singles later – ALABAMA continues to thrill fans during their 50th Anniversary Tour. They brought country music to the mainstream and paved the way for many current artists in the industry. Joining ALABAMA is Juno winner Charlie Major. Rock out at their concert on Friday, July 19 at TD Place, starting at 7:00 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Consider yourself an avid kombucha lover? Check out the 2nd annual Boochfest! With 2,000+ attendees last year and 17 different kombucha companies, the festival continues to grow with even more local kombucha to try, a homemade kombucha competition and workshop, healthy food and groovy music. It all goes down at the Horticulture Building on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information.
Food lovers and beer fans, this one’s for you! On July 23, join Craft Beer Market and Muskoka Brewing Co for an evening of great food and equally great beer. The four-course dinner menu is inspired by the great outdoors and pure joys of summer, paired with Muskoka’s best brews. Each course is designed to cut or complement the brew while you learn about the history of how the beers came to be. Click here for details.
Spend your Sunday morning picking out fresh pastries, local produce, and artisan crafts at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Apples, apricots, cherries and berries are all in season. Check it out every Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at Aberdeen Square. Rain or shine! Click here for more information.
The Flora MacDonald Footbridge is now open, connecting Old Ottawa East with the Glebe! The project was completed ahead of schedule and $2 million under budget. Pedestrians and cyclists can now cross the Canal on this brand new, state-of-the-art bridge!
Another packed summer month in the neighborhood!