Edmonton & Northern Alberta Historic Festival
What: Explore Edmonton’s past by learning more about the fur trade, rich farmland history, and growing communities.
Why: Discover Alberta’s oldest building, tour the celebrated buildings of downtown or take a historic transit tour.
Where: All across Northern Alberta. See full schedule.
When: July 3 to July 8
What: Julius Ceasar and the Tempest presented under the stars.
Why: Plop thy bum onto the grass 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.
Gentleman, Start Your Engines
Rocky Mountain Nationals at Castrol Raceway
What: Canada's biggest drag race
Why: Everyone should be rattled by the sounds of these loud, powerful cars at least once in their life.
Where: Castrol Raceway
When: July 6-8, races run all day.
Hit the Streets!
Edmonton Street Performers
What: The kick-off weekend of this Edmonton festival. Bring small bills and big coins!
Why: Any festival that requires signs that say “YIELD TO LAUGHTER” must be a good time.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: All weekend long! For the most up-to-date schedule follow @EdmontonSPF on twitter.
This Little Piggy Went to Market
City Market Downtown
What: Something for everyone. Produce, baking, sauces, clothing, crafts, flowers, you name it.
Why: If you haven't yet, go for a stroll in the fresh air and find some treats to bring home from local vendors.
Where: 104 Street, from Jasper Ave to 103 Ave
When: Saturday, 9am to 3pm
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