Edmonton Weekend Guide :: August 23-26

Eat: Sabor Divino's Classic Seafood Festival
Win: A private box for you and three friends at the Canadian Derby! Quick - contest closes Friday at noon!
Shop: Pop Up Sale! Coup Garment Boutique and Dote Baby team up Friday - Sunday next to Sugarbowl
Listen: Elevation Room has intimate live music on Friday and Saturday nights 

Off to the Races
83rd Canadian Derby
What: Edmonton plays host to the best thoroughbred horse races of the season
Why: Try your luck betting on horses and channel your inner Kate Middleton in a fascinator and fancy outfit
Where: Northland's Park
When: Saturday August 25 - For more info, check out our post from Monday

Salute to Summer
High Street Social Club's Pig Roast and Patio Party
What: A summer gathering with music, craft cocktails courtesy of The Volstead Act, and a delicious meal
Why: Take advantage of these summer patio parties while we still can
Where: The Manor Bistro, 10125-121 St 
When: Sunday August 26, $55/person, call 780.482.7577 to secure your spot!

A Cure for the Blues
Edmonton Blues Festival
What: A festival of blues music - newcomers, veterans, legends and award winners 
Why: Soul shaking music in Edmonton's scenic rvier valley
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park
When
: Friday to Sunday, Tickets and more info here.

Art Appreciation Hour
Art in the Plaza
What: A leisurely stroll led by artists through the public art in Centre in the Park, with original works available for purchase.
Why: Art merging with landscape and architecture
Where: Community Centre's outdoor West Plaza, 2001 Sherwood Drive (Sherwood Park) 
When: Sunday August 26, 11am-4pm, tours leave at 1:30 and 2:30.

The Village of the Fringed
Edmonton International Fringe Festival
What: A festival of independent theatre. In fact, North America’s largest and oldest fringe with 216 productions.
Why: Smart Edmontonians take a couple of weeks off work to Fringe. This festival is that good
Where: 52 venues throughout Old Strathcona. For all the details, pick up a program guide ($7) at Safeway, Audrey's Books, Greenwoods Bookshoppe, TIX on the square, or online. Get your tickets
When: This is the last weekend! Ongoing until Sunday August 26. Full schedule.

A Little Bit of Broadway
Jersey Boys
What: A group of boys from the wrong side of the tracks who become one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time.
Why: Feel like you’re in New York for an evening at this countless award-winning musical
Where: Jubilee Auditorium, 11455-87 Ave (Tickets here)
When: Eighteen shows between August 15 – September 2

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