Summer in the City 2016

This is a re-post from last June, because it’s that time of the year again – summer in the city and there’s lots to enjoy in Ottawa. All the events we blogged about last year are coming up again this June, so get out there and enjoy!

Royal Oak Music

Music at the Royal Oak

So there were a couple of young ladies dressed in nothing more than body paint and fishnet on Bank St. this weekend, but that’s not what we’re going to focus on. I think that’s what you call a ‘hook’.
Hook. That’s a good one.
And no, we don’t have pictures of them.
It was an unexpected sighting at that time of the day. But I don’t get out much.
But we got out this past weekend and I think we walked about 100 miles in two days. We went to GlowFair, Art in the Park and Ribfest! And Sydney could not get enough of that pulled-pork.
Yes that pulled pork is perfect for the non-meat eater.
More commonly known as a vegetarian.
So here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in Ottawa this summer.

Glowfair

This is the second annual Glowfair Festival where Bank St. is closed from Slater St. to James St. Friday night and all day Saturday. Free music, yoga, a silent disco and lots of stuff for the kids (and adults too!). If you missed it this year, plan to go next year – it’s a blast.

Glowfair Schedule

Skate boarder

Ghostly horse

Stilt LadyStilt man
Street Chess

Glow rings for when the dancing starts

Glow rings for when the dancing starts

 

 

 

The Strain rockin' it Friday night

The Strain rockin’ it Friday night

The New Art Festival

Formerly known as Art in the Park, the New Art Festival takes place in Central Park in the Glebe. It’s full of amazing art and you don’t have to pay to get in.

Art in the Park 2 (640x421)

Patrick Lajoie Photography www.patricklajoie.com

Patrick Lajoie Photography
www.patricklajoie.com

Behind the Woods www.behindthewoods.ca

Behind the Woods
www.behindthewoods.ca

Art in the Park1

Ribfest

Ribfest is an annual event on Sparks St. – one that public servants ALL enjoy.

Ribfest

Would you like some music with those ribs?

Would you like some music with those ribs?

Ribfest smoke

I think you should don some of that body paint and fishnet when we take your photo for your online dating profile.
Brilliant idea and I’ll lie about my age too.
The men will be lining up around the block with money in-hand to get in.