Edmonton Weekend Guide: May 19-23

May long weekend: the unofficial start of summer. Warm weather, the roar of lawnmowers, the smell of meat cookin’ on the BBQ, and weekends packed with fun.

In town for the weekend? Enjoy these fabulous happenings:

Drink: Somerville Wine Room
Eat: The Italian Centre
Shop: Gravity Pope Tailored Goods
Do: Help Slave Lake

Don't miss these events. Buy these tickets:
Indulgence – A Canadian Epic of Food and Wine
Refinery Late Night Party

Fresh Take
The City Market Downtown
What: The farm and the city collide at this urban gathering of farm-fresh produce, locally-raised meats, delicious baking, and breads so yummy they only last a few hours.
Why: It’s the first outdoor market of the year.
Where: Just north of Jasper Avenue on 104th Street. Here's a map to make sure you arrive.
Saturday, May 21 from 9am-3pm. Rain or shine, the 104th Street Farmers’ Market is open from May long weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.

Spin Park
Hip Hop in the Park

What: An entire day of emcees, bboys, bgirls, DJs, graf writers and much more. 
Why: Don’t worry if you lack rhythm or know-how – this event is everyone. And, go ahead bring the kids; it’s suitable for all ages!
Where: Louise McKinney Riverfront Park (9529 Grierson Hill)
When: Saturday, May 21 from 12pm-8pm. Complete schedule.

Blast from the Past
Fort Edmonton Park
What: Grand Opening Weekend of Edmonton’s most beloved historical park.
Why: Better than ever with the WW1 Trench Warfare drill, bannock making, old-fashioned games, live music, and fudge recipes and confectionaries to make you swoon.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: Saturday, May 21 – Monday, May 23 from 10am-6pm

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