TEN CITY BLOCKS

from Slater Street to James StreeT

Each block will feature a different theme with completely surprising, mesmerising and fantastic free activities. Themes include a phosphorescent Enchanted Forest,  Kids’ Zone, Glowfit, and a Glow Zone with live music.

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TWO STAGES ON BOTH NIGHTS

one for live music, one for DJs

Two stages, two nights – it’s going to be a weekend to remember. The Morguard Main stage will be home to two JUNO winners—Dragonette (2012) and Keys N Krates (2016) — who will be joined by a coast-to-coast roster of the hottest young musicians in Canada, including Young Galaxy, Rich Aucoin, Fevers, The Balconies, Caveboy & Gang Signs.

The Soundboard DJ Stage will feature 2016 JUNO nominees AutoErotique, who will be  headlining on Saturday night, supported by KHAØS, DJ Grace and Rise Ashen. On Friday night, watch out for Lissa Monet, Strange Future, DJ Daisy & M. Caffrey and Frayd.

DJ STAGE

STAGE STARTS AT 8:00PM

The Soundboard DJ Stage will be home to 2016 JUNO nominees AutoErotique, headlining on Saturday night, supported by KHAØS, DJ Grace and Rise Ashen. On Friday night, watch out for Lissa Monet, Strange Future, DJ Daisy & M. Caffrey and Frayd.

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Silent Disco

BEGINS @ MIDNIGHT

The ‘Silent Disco’ is also back and we’ve made it bigger than ever before! Once the early birds in the city go to bed and noise restrictions come into place at 11.30pm, festival goers can use a Bluetooth-enabled headset so they—but not Bank Street’s sleeping neighbours—can hear the music and dance until 2am.

If you haven’t been to Glowfair’s ‘Silent Disco’, now is the time. With more headsets available than ever before and now located in the bigger Morguard Main stage area, the silent disco is more of a mind-blowing experience than a mere DJ vs DJ event. Much more.

Cost: $20 deposit (Deposit includes $5 handling fee).

*No backpacks or large purses are allowed in licensed areas*

THE BANK STREET BIA

IT STARTED WITH AN IDEA AS MOST GREAT THINGS DO

In 2014, the Bank Street BIA, headed by executive director Christine Leadman, wanted a main street festival unlike anything Ottawa had ever seen . They wanted to involve Bank Street’s restaurants, bars, merchants and other BIA members. They wanted to give back to the community, by creating an entirely free community event.

FESTIVAL BACKGROUND

AND THEY WANTED LIGHTS. LOTS AND LOTS OF LIGHTS

Based on the original concept by the House of SAS, the Glowfair Festival is now in its third year. A collaborative effort by all merchants and members of the BIA. It is a platform through which members can showcase their part of the reimagined Bank Street. And it is the BIA’s way of saying thank you to their growing community.