Weekend Guide: August 4-7

It’s halfway to over: tan lines, rooftop beers, and endless summer skies. Enjoy this weekend.

Drink: #IPADay
Meese Clothing Summer Sale (all clothes are 20% off)
Ride the Edmonton Streetcar (go again in the fall)
Dine: Highlands Kitchen
Eat: Macarons at Duchess Bake Shop. August Flavours: Passion Fruit Chocolate, Ginger Pear, and Rum & Raisin

Takin’ Advantage
Cariwest Festival

: A parade, costume extravaganza, live concerts and Caribbean Village in the square.
: It’s colourful, it’s energetic with steelpans, calypso music, food, and drink – including a Cariwest Rum Shop.
  Sir Winston Churchill Square
: Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7. Full events schedule.

Music on a Hill
Edmonton Folk Music Festival
What: Great music, beer gardens, local food vendors and hundreds of volunteers make this festival a gem.
Why: The festivals scours music talent to bring you the very best – you’re bound to find a new artist you’ll love. (p.s. Your Folk Festival Style Guide)
Tickets: Sold Out. Check the Ticket Swap Board. See more tips about scoring tickets on last year’s post.
: Gallagher Park (9411-97 Avenue)
When: Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7. Full schedule.

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.

Music for a Cause
Hear two bands, Sister Gray and The Apresnos, play under the summer sky to raise funds for the Canadian Liver Foundation.
The talent. Sister Gray was Sonic 102.9's First Female Fronted Band of the Month and The Apresnos have opened for Ill Scarlett, Our Lady Peace and Social Code.
Where: Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre (9930 Groat Road), Hawrelak Park
When: Friday, August 5 at 8pm.

* image via from Ainsley with Love