After a couple of rainy days it is supposed to be a (mostly) beautiful weekend weather-wise! With it being mid-June, Ottawa is roaring with events to celebrate many things…including what a great city we live in!
Glowfair Festival 2018 – Taking place until Sunday, on Bank Street from Slater to James Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and opened to a magical world of music+light+art. For two days and nights, every summer since 2014, Glowfair has transformed Ottawa’s retail hub into a non-stop celebration of cutting edge music, mesmerizing entertainment and dazzling street performers. Ten city blocks. Two music stages. Live bands and DJ acts. Absolutely free. It’s a weekend you can’t miss!
Launch to Summer Event at Red Gables Crepery – Are you a fan of Kung Fu Bistro in Stittsville?? Of course you are! Well…join them in the grand opening of their most recent endeavour Red Gables Crepery on Carp Road. Delicious crepes, coffees, lemonades, snacks….the perfect lunch spot! This is a new restaurant that has opened in Ottawa’s true west end – Located at 2006 Carp Road, south of the 417. They’re usually open 10:am to 3:00 during the week and 9:00 to 3:00 on weekends, but they’re having a special event with half price crepes – on a Saturday evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Bloomsday Afternoon Tea – Beginning at 2:00 pm on Saturday, this event is $20. Bloomsday is an international Literary Holyday celebrating James Joyce’s seminal novel Ulysses in which Leopold Bloom, a Dublin Jew, and a cityful of other colourful characters go about their lives in the city of Dublin on June 16th, 1904. Take a leisurely afternoon tea this Bloomsday. Enjoy Sandwiches and Sweets inspired by Ulysses whilst sipping tea.
Kiwi Gardens in Perth – Taking place Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 5:00 pm, this is such a special place. A great event to celebrate Father’s Day with the whole family. Enjoy a stroll through Kiwi Gardens Nursery and enjoy delicious food, talented musicians and local art.
Canada’s Homefront Kitchen – This is a great fun but educational event for youth, who get in for FREE by the way. Taking place at Laurier House Museum this Sunday. Enjoy a lively 1940s kitchen party on the Canadian Homefront! Games, music and dancing for all ages. Come learn a few swing dancing steps, or sample some food-ration friendly recipes! Explore the home of two prime ministers with our costumed guides.
Art at Brewer Park – Taking place at Brewer Park in Old Ottawa South, this event celebrates local vendors, musicians, artists and more. Taking place for the 40th year on Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm.