Escapade Music Festival

In 2017 Escapade hit record attendance in its eighth year, solidifying itself as one of the most popular EDM festivals in Canada! Escapade Music Festival is an annual festival that takes place during Canada’s birthday on July 1st, more widely known as Canada Day. Canada Day in the Nation’s Capital Region is the biggest single event during any period in any city across Canada with over three hundred thousand (300,000) people joining the 1.3 million residents of the National Capital Region (NCR) to celebrate in the streets of downtown Ottawa.


A partnership between the Glebe BIA and CityFolk, Marvest lets you catch great local bands playing up and down Bank Street — everywhere from bike shops to hair salons. Shows are all free, with special offerings for kids and families.

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Friday, September 16

Clocktower Brew Pub

9:00 pm: Future States
10:15 pm: Average Times
11:15 pm: Telecomo

FarmTeam Cookhouse

8:20 pm: William Lamoureux
9:40 pm: Tribe Royal
10:45 pm: Claude Munson

Irene’s Pub

9:30 pm: The Reverb Syndicate
10:30 pm: Harea band
11:30 pm: St. Stephen’s

The Papery

6:00 pm: Kelsey Hayes
7:00 pm: Dylan Phillips

The Unrefined Olive

8:30 pm: The Tackies
9:30 pm: The Stringers
10:30 pm: Dear Blackwolf

Wild Oat

9:00 pm: Atherton
10:00 pm: Jesse Dangerously
11:00 pm: Buck-n-Nice

757 Bank Street

9:00 pm: Julie Corrigan
10:00 pm: The Monroe Sisters

Saturday, September 17

Aroma Espresso Bar

1:45 pm: Braden Folks
2:50 pm: Tony Turner

Wild Oat

1:30 pm: Kilmanjaro
2:30 pm: Valois
3:30 pm: Pony Girl

Capital Barber Shop

1:00 pm: The True Man Show
3:00 pm: Braden Folks

Lindt Chocolate Shop

1:00 pm: David daCosta
3:15 pm: Dylan Phillips

BMO at Lansdowne
2:30 pm: Kelsey Hayes

Irene’s Pub

1:00 pm: Angelique Francis
2:00 pm: Ty Hall
3:00 pm: The John Punch Band
10:30 pm: Old Man Grant
11:30 pm: Hat Fitz and Cara

FarmTeam Cookhouse

2:30 pm: The Kissin’ Cousins
3:25 pm: The Rifle & the Writer
8:20 pm: Brandon Allan
9:40 pm: Lynne Hanson

Whole Foods Market

6:00 pm: The Kissin’ cousins
7:00 pm: The True Man Show

Stomping Ground
8:00 pm: DJ Acro

757 Bank Street

9:00 pm: Winchester Warm
10:00 pm: Eru-Era

Clocktower Brew Pub Glebe

9:00 pm: Lovegood
10:15 pm: How far to mexico
11:15 pm: Saint Clare

The Unrefined Olive

8:30 pm: City fidelia
9:30 pm Cody Coyote
10:30 pm: Yao

Metro Music

1:45 pm: The Rifle & The Writer
3:50 pm: Tony Turner

Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s

2:15 pm: Dylan Phillips
3:45 pm: David daCosta













Catch some of the world’s top musical acts on Lansdowne’s Great Lawn. Artists from recent years include Van Morrison, Wilco and the Avett Brothers, and many others. Free shows at the Aberdeen Pavilion!

Canadian Tulip Festival

The largest tulip festival in the world, the Canadian Tulip Festival is a feast of evocative scents and blazing colours. Take in the spectacle of a million blooming tulips on the shores of Dow’s Lake and at other sites around the region — and enjoy a schedule of kid-friendly activities fun for the whole family. The festival attracts more than half a million visitors every year.

Great Glebe Garage and Sidewalk Sale

Snag the best deals in town at the largest garage sale in North America. The Great Glebe Garage and Sidewalk Sale draws some 30,000 bargain hunters a year — for one day only!


Nestled in the heart of Ottawa, the Glebe is the perfect launching off point for all your Winterlude fun. From February 1 to 18, iconic Canadian wildlife will come alive through larger-than-life snow sculptures, which can be found poised along Bank Street at following cross streets:

  • Rosebery Avenue
  • Second Avenue
  • Fourth Avenue
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Holmwood Avenue

As you stroll throughout the neighbourhood, be sure to see these snowy creatures for yourself and marvel at the variety of wildlife found in our great country. While in the neighbourhood, stay warm by popping in and out of one-of-a-kind shops, and keep energized by dining in any of one the Glebe’s many delectable restaurants.

With the Rideau Canal right at your feet, the Glebe is the perfect setting to lace up your skates and head out on the world’s largest skating – a great eco-friendly way to reach other Winterlude activities around the city. Don’t own a pair of skates? You can rent a set right at the Fifth Avenue rest area.

Stay up to date with what’s going on, explore all the neighbourhood has to offer and plan your day at!


Snowmania dans le Glebe

Niché au cœur d’Ottawa, le Glebe est le point de départ idéal pour tous vos divertissements au Bal de Neige. Du 1er au 18 février, la faune emblématique du Canada s’animera grâce à des sculptures de neige plus grandes que nature, que l’on peut trouver en bordure de la rue Bank dans les rues suivantes:

  • Rosebery Avenue
  • Deuxième avenue
  • Quatrième avenue
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Holmwood avenue

En vous promenant dans le quartier, ne manquez pas de voir ces créatures neigeuses et émerveillez-vous devant la diversité de la faune que l’on trouve dans notre grand pays. Dans le quartier, restez au chaud en faisant des allées et venues dans des boutiques uniques et restez énergique en dînant dans l’un des nombreux restaurants délicieux du Glebe.

Avec le canal Rideau à vos pieds, le Glebe est le lieu idéal pour lacer vos patins et vous lancer dans le plus grand patinage au monde – un excellent moyen écologique de participer à d’autres activités du Bal de Neige dans la ville. Ne possédez pas une paire de patins? Vous pouvez louer un ensemble directement à l’aire de repos de la Cinquième Avenue.

Restez au courant de ce qui se passe, explorez tout ce que le quartier a à offrir et planifiez votre journée sur!

Canadian Eats

Explore national cuisine during Canadian Eats, Ottawa’s newest food celebration that runs every June in the Glebe. Savour inspired dishes that capture the Canadian experience through our taste buds.


The winter festival of Canada’s Capital is a celebration of all things frosty, featuring everything from a snowflake kingdom to snow sculptures to North America’s largest snow playground.