Glebe festivals & sports

Through all seasons, the Glebe’s many festivals and sporting events offer celebration, entertainment—and just plain fun.

Learn more about what’s on when by checking our Glebe events page

Ottawa BlackJacks

Ottawa BlackJacks (May-August)

The Ottawa Blackjacks are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Ottawa, Ontario founded in 2019. They compete in the Canadian Elite Basketball League and play their home games at […]

Atlético Ottawa

Atlético Ottawa (May - October)

Atlético Ottawa is a Canadian professional soccer club based in Ottawa, Ontario. The club competes in the Canadian Premier League and plays its home games at TD Place Stadium. Visit […]

Escapade Music Festival

Escapade Music Festival (June-July)

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 […]


Marvest (September)

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.

Ottawa 67s

Ottawa 67s (September - May)

The Ottawa 67s are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Ontario Hockey League. The team was founded in 1967 and played out of the original Ottawa Civic Centre at Lansdowne Park before it was redeveloped in 2012. The team now plays its home games out of the newly renovated 10,000 seat Arena at TD Place.
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Ottawa RedBlacks

Ottawa RedBlacks (June - November)

The Ottawa RedBlacks are a professional Canadian football team based in Ottawa, Ontario. The RedBlacks play in the East Division of the Canadian Football League and are the third professional team in the city after the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Ottawa Renegades. The RedBlacks’ home field is at TD Place, a brand new, state-of-the-art stadium in the Glebe.
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CityFolk (September)

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! Visit their website

Canadian Tulip Festival

Canadian Tulip Festival (May)

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

Great Glebe Garage and Sidewalk Sale (May)

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!


SNOWMANIA (February)

Help us make the Glebe the snowman capital of the world. Snowmania is a show of snow and a celebration of one of our favourite pastimes – building snowmen. Raise funds and awareness for mental health during the Alterna Savings Crackup Snowmania Challenge every year.

Canadian Eats

Canadian Eats (June)

Explore national cuisine during Canadian Eats, Ottawa’s newest food celebration that runs every June in the Glebe. Our Glebe chefs put Canada on a plate.


Winterlude (February)

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.