Edmonton Weekend Guide :: August 3-August 6


August long weekend has arrived; the official halfway mark to summer.

If it rains: Wolf to Woof (Royal Alberta Museum), The Automatiste Revolution (Art Gallery of Alberta) or just stay inside to cheer on Canadian Olympic Athletes.

If it's hot: Join the crowds on the beaches of Sylvan Lake or Pigeon Lake.

Make: This delicious blackberry buttermilk cake (photo above)

Sip, Groove, Listen
Brittany’s Lounge
One of Edmonton’s newest sophisticated lounges. Featuring vaudeville-esque and performance art, you’ll get your drink on and be entertained.
Why: This Friday night features Toronto’s The Jessica Stuart Few, a unconventional mix of jazz, pop and folk music.
Where: Brittany’s Lounge (10225 97 St Edmonton)
When: Friday, August 3 at 8pm. Buy tickets for $10.

Trucking Awesome
What the Truck?
What: A celebration of Edmonton’s food trucks! Eats by Carnival Cravings (cotton candy, mini donuts), Drift (gourmet sandwiches), The Lingnan (dry spicy chicken, Singapore noddles), Molly’s Eats (cowboy caviar, southern dirty rice), and so much more! 
Why: Get your food before it rolls away.
Victoria Promenade (100 Avenue located in between 119 Street & 121 Street)
Friday, August 3 from 5pm-9pm
p.s. Can’t make the event? These food trucks have us all atwitter – follow on Twitter to discover their whereabouts.

Cultural Indulgence
Heritage Festival

What: A 3-day showcase of our multicultural heritage with over 60 pavilions representing over eighty-five cultures from all over the world.
Why: The culinary delicacies. Check out the world-inspired menus.
Where: Hawrelak Park. Remember – no public parking: Ride your bike or take ETS.
When: Saturday, August 4 (noon to 9pm), Sunday, August 5 (10am-9pm) & Monday, August 6 (10am-7pm)

Singin’ the Blues
Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival

What: The best in roots, folk and country music.
Why: The lineup features Rhonda Vincent, The Gibson Brothers and Blue Highway.
Where: Heritage Park (5100 41 Avenue, Stony Plain)
When: Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5

Strike a Ball
FC Edmonton vs NSC Minnesota Stars
Two great soccer teams battle on the pitch.
Why: Professional soccer in Edmonton with a talented squad of players and coaches.
Where: Clarke Field (100 Stadium Road). Buy tickets.
When: Saturday, August 4 at 7:00pm