Edmonton Weekend Guide :: August 15-18

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival image spotted here.

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival image spotted here.

It's the middle of August. Live summer like you mean it, with ice cream in hand. Bet on horse races, take in a few Fringe shows and, of course, top up your supply of summer festival fun.

Eat:  Old Timey Ice Cream Social at Oliver Community League (Saturday)
Shop: Coup {Garment Boutique} + 29 Armstrong Pop Up Shop (Sat/Sun)
Watch: Meteor shower pajama party at Devonian Gardens (Friday)

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival celebrates 50 years of James Bond with From Fringe with Love. The fun runs until August 25th around Old Strathcona. Check the schedule to choose from 219 productions, secure your tickets, and read their guide for how to fringe before you go. 

Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park is taken over by yet another music festival. This weekend, it's the Edmonton Blues Festival running Friday to Sunday. See the full lineup and snap up your tickets here

It's time for the 84th Canadian Derby at Northlands Park! Wear your fascinator with pride and place your bets on some speedy thoroughbreds. The Canadian Derby is the most celebrated race day in Western Canada. Here's our helpful guide for placing bets from last year.

Find a spot along the river at Louis McKinney Park to watch the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival, running Friday to Sunday.  Cheer on the busy paddlers as they race three dragon boats at a time along the North Saskatchewan River. 

Churchill Square is alive with latin colour and flavour on Saturday and Sunday for the Edmonton Latin Festival. See latin orchestras, singers, dancers, and food. Join in on their world record attempt at the world's largest Zumba class.