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
10 days of exhibition fun. Rides, games, entertainment, shopping, food, and mini-donuts. 
The concert line-up (The Sam Roberts Band, Lights, Matthew Good and others), and we repeat: mini-donuts. 
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

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 19 – Saturday, July 28. 11am - 11pm  

Get your Motor Runnin'
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 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
*photo spotted here