Edmonton Weekend Guide: May 17-21

It’s May long weekend. Unofficially known as the ‘kick-off’ to summer and the go-ahead-plant-your-garden-we-think-the-snow-is-gone-til-winter.

Fashion: Fashion Forward at Hundred Bar | Kitchen
Do: Get dirty and eat bugs at City Chase
See: Tim Okamura "Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens"
Eat: Battista's Calzones

Get ready for these great upcoming events:

Trucking Awesome
What the Truck?
What: A celebration of Edmonton’s food trucks! Eats by Eva Sweet (liege waffles), Drift (gourmet sandwiches), Fat Franks (hot dogs, smokies) and Nomad (crack n' cheese).
Why: Get your food before it rolls away.
McIntyre Park, 8303 104 Street (just off Whyte Avenue)
When: Thursday, May 17 from 5pm-9pm
p.s. Can’t make the event? These food trucks have us all atwitter – follow on Twitter to discover their whereabouts.

Te Encanta Esa Ropa
Love Those Clothes

What: Bid on wearable art including clothing and accessories silkscreened by local artists and designers. Oh and did we mention how insanely talented the SNAP artists are?
Why: Celebrate Mexican style with Mexican eats and The Urban Monks spinning jams from the 60’s to the 2012s’.
Where: SNAP Gallery (10123 – 121 Street). Tickets $20 (members $15).
When: Saturday, May 19 from 8pm to late.

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 19 from 9am-3pm. Rain or shine, the 104th Street Farmers’ Market is open from May long weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.

Declaration of Peace
Hip Hop in the Park

What: An entire day of emcees, bboys, songstresses, DJs, graffiti artists and much more. 
Why: Don’t worry if you lack rhythm or know-how – this event is everyone. Looking to leave the kiddies at home, go to Hip Hop in the DARK on Friday night.
Where: Louise McKinney Riverfront Park (9529 Grierson Hill)
When: Saturday, May 19 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 Aristocratic Games Contest, bannock making, old-fashioned games, live music, and fudge recipes and confectionaries to make you swoon.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: Saturday, May 19 – Monday, May 21 from 10am-6pm