Whether you are a born and bred Edmontonian, or you have migrated here. The best part about Edmonton in the Summer is all of the great events and festivals that this city has to offer! If you're thinking about visiting Edmonton, Alberta this summer, then this series of blog posts throughout the Summer should give you more than one reason to make the trip!
Friday June 3-5, 2016
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, Edmonton Expo Centre (7515 118 Ave)
Increase your beer knowledge, and find a new favourite by sampling some of the more than 400 different types of beer on site. Take part in beer seminars, and vote for the People's Choice Awards.
Edmonton Classic Horse Show, Whitemud Equine Centre (12504 Fox Dr.)
Enjoyable competitions and shows for people of all ages!
Farmers' Days Rodeo & Exhibition, Stony Plain, AB
Just West of Edmonton is the biggest event of the year June 3-5, 2016. The Stony Plain-Kinsmen Farmers' Days Rodeo and Exhibition is a three-day festival jointly planned by the Town of Stony Plain and the Stony Plain Kinsmen Club. The weekend event features a rodeo, midway with carnival games and the Kids' Korral, which includes a petting zoo, bounce room and activities area. Other activities include the General Store with more than 50 vendors; a pancake breakfast; the Rotary Parade; live entertainment; beer gardens; and a non-denominational church service on Sunday morning.
Hair, Mayfield Dinner Theatre (16615 - 109 Ave)
Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair! Set in an East Village park in the age of Aquariu, when sex and drugs were used as vehicles to evade reality, Hair is the musical story of a group of hillipes who celebrate peace and love - and their long hair - in the shadow of the Vietnam War. The tribe's free spirit is challenged when one of their own is drafted and they must band together joining hands in protest and in song, and struggle to maintain their beliefs. This compelling musical has been moving audiences, on and off Broadway, for decades and won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 2009. HAIR defined the genre of 'rock musical' for good reason - it has a rocking score, including such classic hits as Hair, Let the Sun Shine In, Aquarius and Good Morning Sunshine.
Pride Festival, Edmonton, AB
Featuring events including Kick-Off to Edmonton Pride at the Radisson Hotel South (4440 Gateway Blvd) - Free until 8pm! $10 after 8pm! Featuring Emcee Mike Chalut from 91.7 The Bounce and JD J-Roc. Plenyt of other events, something for everyone!
Theatre Sports, Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Ave)
Teams go head to head in a battle of wits, competing to be the audiences favourite. It's a bare knuckle chuckle fest!
Unified 27, Capilano Conference Centre (4960 93 Ave)
Boxing Heavyweight Title: Boser vs Lopez, Lightweights Title: Nybakken Vs Bosiak.
Saturday June 4, 2016
Burton Cummings & Band, River Cree Resort (300 East Lapoac Blvd, Enoch)
Enjoy one of the most celebrated musical artists in Canada!
EEk! Fest, Servus Credit Union Place, St. Albert (400 Campbell Rd)
Just North of the City of Edmonton in St. Albert, two halls will be filled with Pop Culture exhibitors, artists, comics, collectibles and more. The halls will have video game and board game zones, along with the very popular Angry Birds inspired life sized sling shot. Something for everyone in the family!
Family Fun Day, Birch Bay Ranch, Sherwood Park (51505 RR 215)
An exciting activity-packed day with something for everyone to enjoy! Come out and go zip lining, rock climbing, rappelling and more of our sate-fo-the-art high ropes course for kids 8yrs or older. Kids under 8 can have a blast having pony rides and playing in bouncy castles. There will be hayrides all day for everyone of all ages, plus a delicious BBQ!
Horses, Hounds & Homecookin, Whitemud Equine Centre (12504 Fox Dr.)
Fun for those who love horses, food and a great evening out.
Legacy Park Family Festival, Legacy Park - Ft. Saskatchewan
Local community bands, vocalists and dancers will entertain you at the Legacy Park Band Shell. Throughout the day you can restore your energy at various booths that are run by local youth organizations. The LEgacy Park Family Festival is also the time when we officially welcome back our Best lOve City SHEEP!
Edmonton Pride Festival, Edmonton AB
Featuring events including:
Pride Parade: Whyte Avenue - 108 Street to end of Steel Park at 103 Street.
Pride in the Park: Strathcona Park - 101 St & 86 Avenue. Food trucks, live entertainment, children and youth activities.
Pride Party (18+): Blues On Whyte - 10329 82 Avenue. Parking lot party all day with five bands performing.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Japanese Tea Ceremony & Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival, 5Km South of Devon
Experience Japanese Culture in a unique setting. Traditionaltea offerings are hosted at the ozawa Pavilion, an authenitc Japanese Tea House, or in the adjacent Ikoi no ba (A Cozy Place To Gather) both overlooking the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Japeanese sweets and tea are provided to guests, as well as an explanation of the tea ceremony.
Season Finale Concert, Winspear Centre (4 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
A presentation of Cosmopolitan Music Society.
Sprouts Festival , Westbury Theatre (10330 84 Avenue)
Introduce - or foster - a love for the theatre. Sprouts festival creates and performs theatre for your little - or not so little - ones. Come and enjoy!
Monday June 6, 2016
For Laughter's Sake, Royal Alberta Museum (12845 102 Ave)
Watch the film The Miracle Of Morgan's Creek, a funny, zany movie starring Betty Hutton and Eddie Bracken.
Indulgence, Delta Edmonton South (4404 Gateway Blvd)
One of Edmonton's Premier food and drink events. Indulgence brings together the best of our local food and agriculture communities, with restaurants, VQA Wineries, Microbreweries and Distillers.
Rose, The Wine of Summer (18+), Vines (2331 Rabbit Hill Road)
Experience and explore rose wine.
Tuesday June 7, 2016
Edmonton Prospects VS Brooks, Telus Field (10329 83 Avenue(
Sports enthusiasts meet and greet.
Oil City Roller Derby, Edmonton Sports Dome (10104 32 Ave)
This is a co-ed scrimmage open to all fully benchmarked adult skaters; sorry no juniors. There is a $10 dollar drop in fee. Please bring both a black shirt and a red shirt with your name and number on it.
Staying Alive: One Night Of The Bee Gees, Winspear Centre (4 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
James Taylor & His All Star Band, Rexall Place (7424 118 Ave)
Wednesday June 8, 2016
Devon Days, Devon Community Centre (34 St. Lawrence Avenue, Devon)
Kick-off BBQ and a live band.
JCI Wine Night with Fine (18+), Alfred H. Savage Centre (13204 Fox Drive)
An evening of wine education and tasting in Edmonton's beautiful River Valley. Sampe six delectable wines paired with gourmet cheeses, fruit and chocolate. Each pairing is guaranteed to delight your palate.
On The Hunt: Tracking Fakes and Forgeries in Modern Painting (Art Gallery of AB)
This talk will focus on the techniques used to identify everything from material analysis and connoisseurship to archival sleuthing.
Thursday June 9, 2016
Devon Days, Devon Community Centre (34 St. Lawrence Ave.)
Comedy night with dancing and a silent auction.
Fireside Ghost Experience
Visit some of Edmonton's most frightening and haunted spots, tell ghost stories, all the while enjoying the confort of a limousine.
In Her Shoes Gala, River Cree Casino (300 East Lapotec Blvd)
Please join us for our first gala event: an evening of raising awareness, hope and healing for those suffering for domestic violence and abuse. Please wear red in honor of our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women.
The Black Stallion Cinema Series, (Capital Theatre - Ft. Edmonton Park)
While travelling with his father, a young boy becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion.
Friday June 10, 2016
City and Colour, Rexall Place (7424 118 Avenue)
Featuring Shakey Graves
Devon Days, Devon AB
Taste of Devon, Slo-Pitch Tournament, Field of Dreams Ball Diamonds. Teen Dance (Grades 5-9), Dale Fish Arena, Fireworks at Discovery Place 11pm. Also included is a Midway with fun for all!
As Heard on TV, Winspear Centre (4 Winston Churchill Square)
Hear themes from your faavourite TV shows such as M*A*S*H, Downtown Abbey, Hawaii Five-O and The Flinstones.
Homeless For A Night, Telus Field (10233 96 Ave)
Homeless for a night is about becoming more acquanted with the incredibly difficult eality that more than 500 youth in Edmonton face: homelessness. Their reality is painted with fear, confusion, hunger, hopelessness, despair, struggle, lonlieness, abuse, abandonment and trauma - a reality that you probably haven't experienced. While the experience for participants comes in nowhere close to reality of actually being on the streets, the event encouranges people to move a little beyond their comfort zone and imagine a life with far less luxury.
Royal Canadian Circus, Northlands Grounds (7515 118 Ave)
Torbreck Wine Dinner (18+), Ampersand 27 (10612 82 Ave)
This unforgettable dinner will showcase five different wines. Matt Lane will speak to the history of the region he grew up in and the great winemaking and viticultural care taken by Torbreck, which honours the legacy of these great old vines of the Barossa.