Edmonton Weekend Guide: July 15 - 17

Music: Your Guide to Live Music in Edmonton
Patios: New Edmonton Patios
Eat: Queen of Tarts Lemon Tart
Shop: Oak+Fort (Grand Opening on Saturday)

Picture This
Whyte Avenue Art Walk
What: An outdoor studio and gallery featuring over 360 working artists!
Why:  Over 2.8 KM of art. Interact with artists to learn more about the art-making process and purchase yourself a souvenir – art prices between $50-$3,000.
: 100 Street to 108 Street along Whyte Avenue
When: Friday, July 15-Sunday, July 17 from 10am to 5pm daily

Fashion White Out
All White Affair

What: Movements Dance twirls a couture soiree with the All White Affair – a couture fashion show, elegant guests, jazz music and Caribbean cuisine.
Why: Finally, a good reason to buy a new white outfit.
Co Boland Gardens (10107-89 Street). Tickets are $35 each (dinner included).
When: Sunday, July 17 at 4:30pm

Yummy Local Eating
Devonian Botanic Garden’s Green Festival
What: Get fun ideas how to grow, source and enjoy local food.
Why:  Cooking demonstrations with produce from the garden, organic wine sampling and lectures on sustainable gardening practices, etc.
Where: Devonian Botanic Garden (map)
When: Sunday, July 17 from 11am to 4pm.

Put a Fork in It!
Summer Fork Fest
: Local independent restaurants offer 3-course meals at delicious prices ($25 or $45).
Why: Your opportunity to eat savory local favourites from local gems like d’lish Urban Kitchen & Wine Bar, Sabor Divino, The Blue Pear, Red Ox Inn and Moriarty's.
Where: At participating Live Local Restaurants, browse the list of participating restaurants.
When: July 17 - 21 & July 24 – 28

History Pass
Edmonton & Northern Alberta Historic Festival
What: Explore Edmonton’s past by learning more about the fur trade, rich farmland history, and growing communities.
Why: Discover Alberta’s oldest building, tour the celebrated buildings of downtown or take a historic transit tour.
Where: All across Northern Alberta. See full schedule.
When: Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 17

Alfresco Shakespeare
Freewill Shakespeare
What: Othello and Twelfth Night presented under the stars.
Why: Plop thy bum onto the grass to enjoy a play perfect for a midsummer’s night.
Where: Hawrelak Park. Tickets $24.50. On Tuesdays and the Saturday matinee, it’s pay-what-you-will shows.
When: Thursday, June 30 – Sunday, July 24. Every evening at 8pm (except Mondays). Full schedule.

Street Magic
Edmonton Street Performers
What: The final weekend of the laugh boldly Edmonton Street Performers festival.
Why: Any festival that requires signs that say “YIELD TO LAUGHTER” must be a good time.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: July 8-17. For the most up-to-date schedule follow @EdmontonSPF on twitter.

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