It’s halfway to over: tan lines, rooftop beers, and endless summer skies. Enjoy this weekend.
What: A parade, costume extravaganza, live concerts and Caribbean Village in the square.
Why: It’s colourful, it’s energetic with steelpans, calypso music, food, and drink – including a Cariwest Rum Shop.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: 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.
Where: Gallagher Park (9411-97 Avenue)
When: Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7. Full schedule.
Carrots and Collectibles
Road Trip to St. Albert
What: Rock n’ August and St. Albert Farmers' Market, Western Canada’s largest farmers’ market.
Why: An International vintage car show and over 250 vendors selling fresh and baked goods.
Where: 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)
When: Saturday morning. Head to the Farmers’ Market first, then be at Rock n’ August when it opens at 10am.
Music for a Cause
What: Hear two bands, Sister Gray and The Apresnos, play under the summer sky to raise funds for the Canadian Liver Foundation.
Why: 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