Weekend What’s Up: Fury Match, Super League Triathlon Race, Live Jazz and Ottawa’s First Party Bike
Hello long weekend! Extra time off means extra fun.
Calling all sport fans and music enthusiasts! The next couple days are packed with sports action, including a Fury FC match and an internationally renowned triathlon race, as well as lots of live jazz. And if you haven’t already heard, the Glebe is now home to Ottawa’s first-ever party bike, the Thursty Pedaler. Keep reading to plan your ideal mini-vacation!
Kick off your weekend by heading to TD Place to catch a Fury FC match on Friday evening. The guys are back home for an important match against Birmingham Legion FC and are looking to get back in the win column after a loss in Memphis. With a win against Birmingham under their belts from earlier in the season and a current streak of 10 home wins, including the Canadian Championship, there is sure to be great energy at the Stadium on Friday night. The Patio Party will also be back with BBQ food, cold drinks, games and some of the best seats in the house. For as low as $25 you can snag yourself a ticket and a free beverage. The match starts at 7 p.m. and you can get your tickets here.
Follow up the Fury match with more sports on Saturday and Sunday. Ottawa will be the scene of the third and final Super League Qualifier event of 2019. Head to Lansdowne to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top professional triathlon athletes. They will battle it out to earn the last few spots available in the Championship Series, triathlon’s most action-packed race series with the largest prize purse available in the sport. Athletes will get the rare chance to swim in the historic Rideau Canal, followed by cycle and run races around Lansdowne Park. Racing is just the tip of the iceberg as there will also be a fan zone, gourmet food and drinks, and entertainment to keep the whole family involved and engaged. Who will overcome the fierce competition and win the final spots to Super League Triathlon’s 2019 Championship Series? Find out this weekend at Lansdowne Park. Click here for more information.
While you’re at Lansdowne on Sunday to catch some triathlon action, don’t forget to check out the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Due to the triathlon, the market is moving from Aberdeen Square to Frank Clair Lane. This area is accessible from either the Gate 1 stairs that come up from the Bank Street sidewalk (across from Wilton Crescent and beside PetSmart), or down Frank Clair Lane which is south of Exhibition Way (down along the back of Craft, across from TD Bank). Now that it’s officially August it means that carrots, squash, grapes, and peaches are coming into season. Find local farmers and artisans set up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.
Cap off your Sunday with live jazz at The Arrow and Loon Pub or Industria Pizzeria + Bar. The Arrow and Loon Pub features some of Ottawa’s finest jazz vocalists backed by the Glebop Jazz Trio, on the first Sunday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Industria also offers melodic live jazz that you can enjoy while gobbling up a slice of ‘za, every Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to learn more about live jazz at The Arrow and Loon Pub and Industria Pizzeria + Bar.
Another great way to spend a summer evening is to cruise around the Glebe on Ottawa’s first 15-passenger party bike that is completely human-powered! You and 14 of your closest (or newest!) friends can travel through the vibrant neighbourhood of the Glebe in style, with stops along the way at three local watering holes for drinks and lots of laughs. Check out our blog to learn more or click here to book your seat(s).
That’s your Weekend What’s Up in the Glebe. Happy long weekend!