Edmonton Weekend Guide :: August 1-5


August Long Weekend has arrived, marking the half-way point of Summer. Take advantage of the rooftop patios, tan lines, and endless summer skies while we have them.

Cheer: Edmonton Eskimos vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Go: St. Albert Art Walk
Drink: Iced Chai at Remedy Cafe

Revisit 12 IMAX favourites at Telus World of Science before the theatre closes for renovations in September. Gillian's recommendation: Hubble and Rocky Mountain Express! 

Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park is a 3-day showcase of our multicultural heritage with over 60 pavilions representing over eighty-five cultures from all over the world. Take in the cultural displays, sample tasty dishes, and shop the multicultural wares from Saturday to Monday. Remember there is no public parking! 

Churchill Square is home to an interactive movie night with EPL. The Princess Bride will be playing on a 3-storey big screen on Friday at dusk. Bring your own chair and popcorn and enjoy this classic. Dressing as your favourite character is recommended.

SNAP Gallery is hosting not-your-average tea party. In celebration of their Music for Teacups exhibit, they invite you to wave your pinkies high while you sip hot or cold tea. The best part? You get to screen print your own tea towel while you're there! All the fun happens from 2-6pm on Sunday. 

The 28th annual Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Society Festival runs Friday to Sunday in Stony Plain's Heritage Park. The festival showcases the best in roots, country and folk, including The Boxcars, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and Lisa Hewitt.

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