Edmonton Weekend Guide :: July 19-22

 

Shop: the summer sales at local boutiques: Threadhill, Twisted Sisters Boutique and My Filosophy

See: unveiling of local artist Stickman's latest creation at West Edmonton Mall Editions Gallery

Eat: in-season produce from the farmer's market

Go: Summer festivals are in full swing this weekend! Racers, families, rockers, foodies - get out there:

 

Organized Chit Chat
Pecha Kucha Night St. Albert

What: Presenters aim to get what's on their mind onto the audience's mind with 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide.
Why: You never know what topic you're going to be enlightened about and always a unique way to learn something new. 
Where: The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert. Buy tickets online.
When: Thursday, July 19 - Doors open at 7pm.
 
Rock Concerts & Carnival Games
Capital Ex
What: 
10 days of exhibition fun. Rides, games, entertainment, shopping, food, and mini-donuts. 
Why: 
The concert line-up (The Sam Roberts Band, Lights, Matthew Good and others), and we repeat: mini-donuts. 
Where: 
Northlands, 116 Avenue and 73 Street. Tip: Take the LRT to the Coliseum Station.
When: July 20 to 29, noon to midnight daily. Use this handy planner to help organize your day.

Fork in the Road
Taste of Edmonton

What: 
Edmonton restaurants serve up delightful samples of their best dishes. The festival also dishes up wine tastings, beer gardens and live music.
Why:
 The food menu is drool worthy. 
Where: 
Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: 
Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 28. 11am - 11pm  

Get your Motor Runnin'
Edmonton Indy

What: 
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 20 to Sunday, July 22.
 
Alfresco Shakespeare
Freewill Shakespeare

What: Last weekend to catch Julius Ceasar and the Tempest presented under the stars. 
Why: Plop thy bum onto the grass (or amphitheatre seat) to enjoy a play perfect for a midsummer’s night.
Where: Hawrelak Park. Tickets $25.  
When: Thursday, June 26– Sunday, July 22. Nightly shows at 8pm (except Mondays).  Matinees at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Full schedule
 
Put a Fork in It!
Summer Fork Fest 
What: 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 Sabor Divino, Wild Tangerine, and Blue Plate Diner. 
Where: At participating Live Local Restaurants
When: July 22-26
 
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