Westboro FUSE

SHOP. SIP. SAMPLE. TASTE. EAT. CELEBRATE. ENJOY!!

Street performers. Buskers. Creators. Musicians. Shop. Sip. Sample everything Westboro Village has to offer. A vibrant, epic and free two-day street party and neighbourhood showcase, will ignite and light up the streets with interactive, family-friendly programming, restaurants offering “al fresco” dining, rooftop patios, unplugged music jams, culinary experiences, street performers, cooling lounges and ice pop vendors.  Patios and cafes are the perfect pit stop for taking a break and enjoying refreshments and bites.   Also, a pet friendly opportunity to come with your leashed dog and enjoy two wonderful days in beautiful Westboro Village.

Meet incredible merchants and discover Westboro FUSE specialty retail promotions as well as outdoor, active lifestyle product demonstrations.  Urban artists will be popping up along the street, capturing on canvas, the energy and the vibe of this end-of-summer celebration.

There are so many wonderful, colourful, exciting activation experiences for children, including a colossal, inflatable zip line with super slides, bouncy castles and climbing walls, and of course, cotton candy, snow cones and so much more!!

WESTBORO FUSE will be aligning itself with the Westboro Region Food Bank.  A number of these experiences will be raising donations for this much-needed local charity.

Saturday

Saturday morning, start your day with Bushtukah for the Tot Trot & Family Run Small relay for tots and a 1 KM Family Run for everyone else.  Get those running shoes dusted off!

All day Saturday An artisanal-themed area featuring local tastes and sips hosted at The Piggy Market.  A gourmet experience selling delicious culinary food, refreshments all while supporting our local growers and farmers.

Then in the evening, The Piggy Market will host a Champagne-Charcuterie-Chardonnay event under the Winston Chandelier in Westboro’s popular urban outdoor space, Winston Square.

Sunday

Sunday morning, enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch, 480 Westboro, in support of the Westboro Region Food Bank.

Sunday afternoon, The Piggy Market is hosting PIGS & PINTS, a genuine pig roast featuring local craft beers.

All Weekend – Saturday and Sunday

Al Fresco Dining Experiences, FUSE Eats, FUSE Drinks
Restaurants and bars will be spilling out into the closed streets, and will offer FUSE-inspired menu items.

Bushtukah Valet Bike Parking:  Bring your bike and park in safety
Valets will be watching over your bicycle while you enjoy all the fun that Westboro FUSE has to offer.  Donations will go to the Westboro Region Food Bank.

Frontline Credit Union/Alterna Savings UnBirthday Party
An exciting activation zone in the Frontline Credit Union backlot dedicated to everything Birthday! This kid’s area will feature a themed and decorated space filled with huge painted lollipops, candies and clouds! Children receive party hats, treats, swag bags and cake! Don’t miss the Birthday Cake Smash Photo-Op. Craft activities. “IT’S NOT EVEN MY BIRTHDAY!!!” will be a constant shout out amid peals of laughter.

NRML SELECT Lounge
Don’t miss NRML’s Lounge and Rose-inspired Clothing with Floral Headpieces.

Urban Art Pop Ups and Workshops
Welcoming Juan Carlos Noria from Barcelona, Spain and one of the founding fathers of Ottawa’s original urban art scene! He is bringing his posse of art/music and impressive live painting skills. Numerous local artists from WALL SPACE GALLERY will be invited to Pop-Up! Special guest artists to join in to create epic pieces of art.

Urban Rooftop Drum Jam
Featuring tribal drummers positioned on local rooftop cafes, providing energy and a beat to this experience-packed summer festival.

Unplugged Music Jams
We are bringing music back to the street with an organized series of music jams!  Imagine – guitarists with a set playlist who begin playing, and are then joined by local residents who have been practicing the playlist, who jump in along the route, one by one.

Westboro FUSE Culinary Competition on the Main Stage
Showcasing local chefs who are fusing global tastes and local flavours and bringing them to the table, including vegetarian leaders and healthy, fresh menu items.  This stage will boast a full schedule, and guests will be invited to participate, sample and meet the chefs.

The Main Stage will also showcase local bakers, creators and sweet purveyors.  Cake decoration, cupcake workshops and an interactive opportunity to learn and meet the owners of these businesses while participating in some sugary fun!

AND THERE’S MORE!

Cococo Chocolatiers
Taste an official Westboro FUSE Chocolate Truffle or enjoy velvety, delicious gelato, hand crafted with the finest ingredients.

Dovercourt Bouncy Castle
A dedicated area for family programming.

Farm Boy Corn Roast
Delicious hot buttery corn with proceeds to a local charity.

Full of Beans Bouncy Castle Experience
Will have along the street, big, colourful bouncy castles, an activity wall, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn for all, with proceeds to the Westboro Region Food Bank.

Hot!!! Hot!!! Yoga
Hot Yoga with Father Chris at All Saints Anglican/First United Church WestboroDonations to the Westboro Region Food Bank

Learn to Camp with Mountain Equipment Co-op and Parks Canada
An incredible opportunity to learn everything about camping – tips and techniques for your outdoor fun!

Legend Records Vinyl Café
A street level pop up where visitors can swap, buy, sell or listen to vinyl records.

Merit Travel Adventure Zone
Amazonian ZIP LINE and super slide!!  A huge inflatable structure with zip line parked in the middle of the street.  Perfect for kids of all ages!

Otto’s Kids Fun Zone
A full-on kids’ fun area featuring a climbing wall, face-painting and much more!

The Cupcake Lounge Pop Up
An official Westboro FUSE Peaches and Cream cupcake with an edible image of the Westboro FUSE logo! Apple Pie popsicles and Bellini “pop tail” – watch for their pop up popsicle cart on the street, serving fruity, ice treats.

The Real Canadian Superstore BBQ
The Real Canadian Superstore will host a giant family fun day zone, complete with a BBQ!

Sign up to volunteer at Westboro FUSE

Produced in collaboration with the Westboro Village Business Improvement Area, Westboro FUSE brings the best of Westboro to the street for an epic, end-of-summer celebration of community, art, life and all things #LOCAL!

Contact/Media Inquiries

For more information, contact info@westborovillage.com

Puppy-Approved!

Don’t forget this is a pet-friendly opportunity to come with your leashed dog and enjoy two wonderful days walking, exploring and meeting other dog lovers! Tails will be a-waggin’ at WESTBORO FUSE!