East Meets West
What: Africa, China and Italy come together for three glorious days of street vendors, performances, arts, crafts and activities for the kiddies. Why: Belly dancing, pizza eating contests, drumming lessons, Cantonese Opera, bocce and soccer tournaments, and dancing.
When: KARIBUNI AFRIKAFest (Friday, August 27 11am-9pm), Chinatown Festival (Saturday, August 28 11am-8pm), and Viva Italia Viva Edmonton (Sunday, August 29 noon-10pm).
Where: Chinatown & Little Italy - 9664 106 Avenue. Full Events Schedule.
Banana Pancakes & Surf
Open Sky Musical Festival
What: A little name dropping - Souljah Fyah, Current Swell, Goodbye Beatdown, Mobadass and Jeff Morris – will all play at the first annual Open Sky Musical Festival features
Why: Beer gardens and a 500-person dance floor for your grooving to Surf Rock, Island Rock, Acoustic and Reggae music
Where: Hawrelak Park (map)
When: Saturday, August 28th. Doors at 11am. Show noon-11pm. Tickets are $29.50
Old Fashioned Picnic
37th Annual Harvest Fair
What: The social highlight of the summer! (Assuming you lived in 1905)
Why: Harvest the gardens the old-fashioned way with a party! Watermelon eating contests, horse barrel racing, live music, tasty treats and lots of fun
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: Sunday, August 29 from 10am – 6pm. Complete Event Schedule.
Strathcona by Streetcar
High Level Bridge Streetcar
What: Cross the North Saskatchewan River on one of the highest river crossings by streetcar in the world. Arrive on the other side for farm fresh goodies from the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market.
Why: Whyte Ave is a summer staple - make the final trek of the summer memorable.
Where: Streetcar schedule and pick-up locations.
When: Go on Saturday to hit up the Farmers Market open from 8am-3pm.
Rock the River
What: A fun but tame (no booze, chairs, or blankets) Christian Rock concert.
Why: You can’t beat the price for a talented line-up featuring Fly Leaf, Starfield and Skillet.
Where: Telus Field (map)
When: Saturday, Aug 28 from 2:30-9:30pm. Wirstbands only $10 (available at the gate.)