Lansdowne will be the site of many fun-filled activities this Sunday, August 30, a few of which include the Ottawa REDBLACKS game, the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival, the Ottawa Farmers Market and Big Joe’s birthday party.
Residents are encouraged to come early and enjoy the various activities. There’s a whole day’s worth of activities available:
- Start your day by grabbing some locally-produced food from the Ottawa Farmers Market (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
- Wash down your food with some suds at the fourth edition of the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival (noon to 5 p.m.), which showcases over 40 craft breweries and 200 plus craft beers. Non-alcoholic options are also available
- Celebrate Big Joe’s birthday with a party on the Great Lawn from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tail-gate in a family friendly setting that offers balloon trees, face painting, and performers. Treats will also be offered
Larger than average crowds are expected at Lansdowne on Sunday as a result of the many activities taking place and event-goers are urged leave the car at home and take advantage of a variety of transportation options.
REDBLACKS tickets include free options to get to the game:
- Free OC Transpo and STO service including enhanced service on Bank Street
- Free parking and direct transit service from eight OC Transpo and five STO Park & Ride lots in Ottawa and Gatineau. Find your nearest Park & Ride lot here
- Free parking and OSEG shuttle service at Canada Post
- Free parking at the R.A. Centre on Riverside Drive where customers can take transit at nearby Billings Bridge Station
- Free, secure bike parking at TD Place, just east of Aberdeen Pavilion
If you are not attending the game, but you plan to visit Lansdowne on Sunday, there are several ways to get there:
- Transit: plan your trip ahead of time and get information on routes and scheduling at octranspo.com
- Cycle: A multi-use pathway connects this area directly to the National Capital Commission (NCC) path along the Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Secure on-site bike parking is available east of the Aberdeen Pavilion. Visit ottawa.ca for a map of cycling routes
Residents who are taking part in activities that involve alcohol are reminded not to drink and drive and to plan your trip home in advance.