Weekend Guide: July 21-24

This weekend, all of Edmonton goes ka-boom with summer festivals and happenings. Go anywhere and you’ll experience an undeniable excitement for Edmonton and fun!

Kids: City and Baby Weekend Guide
Shop: The Bamboo Ballroom
Eat: Red carrots

Rock Concerts & Cotton Candy
Capital Ex

10 days of exhibition fun. Rides, games, entertainment, shopping, food, and mini-donuts.
The concert line-up (Natasha Bedingfield, Down with Webster, Doc Walker, The Trews, and others), and SIP! The Wine and Food Experience.
Northlands, 116 Avenue and 73 Street. Tip: Take the LRT to the Coliseum Station.
When: Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 31. Use this handy planner to help organize your day.

The River City Revue
What: Taking inspiration from classic striptease and American burlesque, Edmonton’s burlesque troupe delivers a production full of political satire and glamour.
Why: A most seductive circus.
Where: The Artery (9535 Jasper Avenue)
When: Saturday, July 23 at 8pm

Fork in the Road
Taste of Edmonton

Edmonton restaurants serve up delightful samples of their best dishes. The festival also dishes up wine tastings, beer gardens and live music.
The food menu is drool worthy.
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 30. 11am - 11pm       

Start Your Engines
Edmonton Indy

A world-class Indy race that will have your heart pumping and other race week activities.
Why:  Patio parties, car displays, VIP parties and outdoor concerts.
Where:  Race takes place at Edmonton City Centre Airport. Race events are all over town.
When: Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24.

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

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: Final Weekend. Last performance on Sunday, July 24. Every evening at 8pm.

* image via River City Revue. Photographed by Amanda Diaz.