Jerk fest, summer art series and Monday movie nights in the Glebe

June 29, 2016 | by glebeadmin

Ottawa Jerk Fest hits Lansdowne this weekend.

Craving a taste of the Caribbean?

This Saturday marks the first annual Ottawa Jerk Fest at Lansdowne Park, offering entertainment for all ages.  The outdoor festival will bring together the best of jerk food, great live music, family friendly entertainment and good vibes, all for the community.

Registration is still open for the many activities going on, such as the barbecue/cook off competition and the 3 on 3 basketball tournament, to name a few.

Live music performers include Warrior King, Solution Reid, Brimstone, and Ottawa’s own Miss Holly, Randy Freeman, Diamond, and Ras Lee. This not-for-profit event will celebrate the diverse culture of the Nation’s Capital, while attempting the Food Bank challenge of filling up a five ton truck with non-perishables. Advanced tickets are $10, but prices go up at the gate. So grab your tickets and come out to jam, grab a bite, and have some fun in the sun this weekend. Click herefor more information.

This Sunday, outside the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne will be bustling all day. Stop by the Ottawa Farmer’s Market from 9AM-4PM for your weekly fill of local grains, meats, cheeses, produce, locally produced baked goods and sweets, as well as exceptional artisan crafts and jewelry.

Then, after filling your belly with the freshest of the fresh, head to the East Court from 5:30-7 pm for the free Lansdowne Summer Art Series. This week’s performance is La Bell Ensemble, a local adult handbell choir.

Starting July 4, visit the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park, which will be hosting a free weekly outdoor movie night, starting at 9PM.

Whether you’re looking for a cute date night idea or a fun outing for friends and family this summer, it’s the perfect way to end the night after stopping at one of Lansdowne’s many fantastic eateries for dinner; so grab a blanket to cozy up with, and head down.

This Monday’s feature will be Disney’s National Treasure. Click here for more information or to see the summer’s movie schedule.