Something for everyone in the Glebe this weekend
It doesn’t matter if you’re a sports nut, a music fan, a skater, a culture vulture or a movie buff – you’ll find yourself at home this weekend in the Glebe.
It’s a midsummer event-goers dream this weekend starting Friday through Monday, with everything from Ottawa 2017 culture events to family-friendly activities that will get you and the kids moving
It all starts Friday with the Ottawa Welcomes the World: Tanzania that will take revellers on a tour through the country’s culture, cuisine and artistic heritage. The event will also give attendees the chance to learn
Kiswahili, the fastest growing language in Africa. The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. Click here to find out more.
The Welcomes the World event series continues Saturday when Ottawa 2017 celebrates Egypt. Come and see Egyptian artifacts, handcrafts and other cultural products while taking in exotic dance and musical performances. The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. All you need to know is right here.
Soccer fans will unite at TD Place Saturday afternoon when Ottawa Fury FC hit the pitch to take on the Rochester Rhinos at 2 p.m. The Fury will need a win to get back into the playoff picture, as they are 6-5-5 so far this season. Click here to get your tickets to the beautiful game in the Glebe.
Lansdowne will be transformed into a kickflip haven Saturday evening when skaters invade the Lansdowne Skatepark for an open tournament. The SKATE competition is open to all ages and skill levels. Grab your board and show off your tricks at the Lansdowne Skate Court beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. Click here for more info.
On Sunday, stock up on fresh produce for the week at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, on every Sunday in the Glebe from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Apples, broccoli, and fresh cherries are in season, but the market also boasts handmade goods from local artisans and delicious fare from food vendors. Check out everything the Market has to offer here.
If you want to get down with the fam jam with weekend, head to Lansdowne Sunday evening to check out the first Summer Art Series of the year. Ottawa’s Big Soul Project will be jamming at the Aberdeen Pavilion’s South Court Sunday evening at 6 p.m. The summer series runs every Sunday until mid August. Check out this year’s stellar lineup here.
But don’t think the fun is done just because the weekend is up. Grab a blanket, the kids and head to the Great Lawn Monday night for the Lansdowne Movie Nights under the stars. This week’s flick is the classic Mary Poppins. The movie nights are completely free, and start at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.