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 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.
Saturday June 11, 2016
Devon Days, Devon AB
The fun includes Annaul Charity Pancake Breakfast at 7:30am at the Devon Fire Department. The Devon Days Parade begins at 11am on Athabasca Avenue. Followed by the 1st Annual Outhouse Races on Main Street. From Noon until 5pm you can take part in some Family Fun at the Family Fun Fair at the Devon Community Church. Cool off in the evening at Beerfest at the Dale Fisher Arena.
E-Ville Roller Derby, Edmonton Sports Dome - 10104 32 Avenue - 6pm
Slice Girls VS Berzerkhers
For The Love Of Cynthia, Varscona Theatre - 10329 83 Ave
An Alberta Census taker in the 1950's discovers a tiny independent kingdom located just west of Drayton Valley.
Live Thorougbred Racing, Northlands Park - 7300 116 Avenue
Enjoy live racing from the grandstands.
Royal Canadian Circus, Northlands Grounds - 7515 118 Avenue
Desca's Surf n' Turf Dinner & Fundraiser, Al Shamal Shrine Centre - 14510 142 St
Raise funds while enjoying fresh lobster flown in from PEI, entertainmient dancing and more.
Thunder From Down Under, River Cree Resort - 300 East Lapotac Blvd
Witness seductive dance routines, cheeky humour and the boy-next-door charm you won't be able to resist.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
FC Edmonton VS Fort Lauderdale, Clark Field - 11000 Stadium Road
Old Time Family Dance, North Glenora Hall - 13535 109A Avenue
Organ in Concert Festival, Winspear Centre - 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Lobby concert with Letoureau Continuo Organ. David Baskeyfield with Christian Lane on the David Concert Organ.
Tails on the Trails Paws-a-Thon, Lions Park - Sir Winston Churchill Avenue -St. Albert
Fundraiser for lost and abandoned animals.
Monday June 13, 2016
For Laughter's Sake, Royal Alberta Museum - 12845 102 Avenue
Watch the film The Egg and I where a city sophisticate struggles with the hardships of rural living. Starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert.
Tuesday June 14, 2016
Justin Bieber, Rexall Place - 7424 118 Avenue, Edmonton
Eso & Winspear Overture Tour, Winspear Centre - 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Contact Jeffory Magson at 780.401.2517 to reserve a spot.
Rural Italy Vegan Pop-Up
Know what a pop up store is? Well, this is a pop up dinner.
Wednesday June 15, 2016
Cage The Elephant, Shaw Conference Centre - 9797 Jasper Ave
With portugal, The Man and Twin Peaks. All Ages in Concert
Godfrey, The Comic Strip - 1646 Bourbon Street - West Edmonton Mall
Improvaganza, Citadel Theatre - 9828 101a Avenue
16th annual event featuring comedy acts from around the world plus Theatresport matches, specialty shows and much more.
Thursday June 16, 2016
Glam Girls' Night Out, Renaissance Hotel - 4236 36 St - Nisku
Wind and cheese, shopping and local vendors.
Meat Loaf - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - 11455 87 Avenue
Murder and Mayhem, The Westbury Theatre - 10330 84 Avenue
A madcap who-done-it musical inspired by the Villains of Broadway. Featuring songs and music from City of Angels, Chicago, A Gentlemans's Guide to Love and Murder and more. It promises tobe an evening of fun.
Rupaul's Drag Race, Union Hall - 240 99 St
Battle of the seasons