Rum Punch Party
What: Edmonton’s Caribbean Arts Festival
Why: It’s colourful, it’s energetic with steelpans, calypso music, food, and drink – including a Cariwest Rum Shop.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Friday, August 6 – Sunday, August 8. Full events schedule.
Music on a Hill
Edmonton Folk Music Festival
What: Fives featuring 65 performers providing 129 hours of music.
Why: The festivals scours music talent to bring you the very best – you’re bound to find a new artist you’ll love.
Where: Gallagher Park, 9411-97 Ave
When: Wednesday, August 4 – Sunday, August 8
Tickets: See my tips about scoring tickets to the sold-out festival.
Carrots and Collectibles
Road Trip to St. Albert
What: Rock n’ August and St. Albert Farmers' Market, Western Canada’s largest farmers’ market.
Why: An International vintage car show and over 250 vendors selling fresh and baked goods.
Where: The two events are within walking distance of each other – St. Albert’s Farmer’s Market (St. Anne and St. Thomas Street) and Rock n’ August (Sir Winston Churchill Avenue across)
When: Saturday morning. Head to the Farmers’ Market first, then be at Rock n’ August when it opens at 10am.
Thank you for Smoking
Wild Boar and Beer Barbeque
What: Slow Food Edmonton celebrates the summer with a celebration of yummy food and drink.
Why: This group of local foodies is a guaranteed good time! The menu will feature a wild boar from Mayerthorpe’s Hog Wild Specialties, and regional, seasonal side dishes.
Where: Alley Kat Brewery (9929-60 Avenue) – beer samplings and brewery tours available!
When: Sunday, August 8 from 1-4pm. Tickets at slowfoodedmonton.ca