Edmonton Weekend Guide :: July 11-14

A couple of the sculptures in Sand on Whyte. Images spotted here. 

A couple of the sculptures in Sand on Whyte. Images spotted here

Celebrate: Edmonton Public Library Centennial Summer BBQs
 Cheer: Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC Lions
 See: Les Miserables  at Jubilee Auditorium

Whyte Avenue Art Walk is the best time of the year to pick up art from local artists. It's an outdoor studio and gallery that lines both sides of Whyte Avenue from 100 St to 108 St. Yes, that's 4km of gallery walking and artist meeting. 

Edmonton's biggest water fight! If you're not in one of the rafts in The Sourdough Raft Race Association's Float Fest, then bring your water guns to the river bank and take part from the side lines! Watch for them floating along the river from Terwillegar Park to Rafter's Landing on Sunday (8:30am-5pm).

Summer's version of Ice on Whyte: Sand on Whyte! If they are still there after Wednesday night's storms, check out the sand sculptures in the South Scona Parking Lot, 81 Ave and 105 St.

It's the last weekend of the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival in Churchill Square! Over 1500 performances by comedians, musicians, impersonators, jugglers, acrobats, and more. Bring small bills and big coins for those that make you laugh.  More info here.

Plop thy bum on the grass: Shakespeare + the great outdoors = Freewill Shakespeare. Until July 21, enjoy a performance of King Lear or A Midsummer Night's Dream (alternating days) at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park. Don't worry, you're covered if it's raining! Tuesday nights and Saturday Matinees are pay-what-you-will. Check the schedule here.