Edmonton Weekend Guide - August 6-8

Rum Punch Party
Cariwest Festival

: Edmonton’s Caribbean Arts Festival
: It’s colourful, it’s energetic with steelpans, calypso music, food, and drink – including a Cariwest Rum Shop.
  Sir Winston Churchill Square
: 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
: Rock n’ August and St. Albert Farmers' Market, Western Canada’s largest farmers’ market.
: An International vintage car show and over 250 vendors selling fresh and baked goods.
: 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)
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