Edmonton Weekend Guide :: June 5-8

This weekend is everything a summer weekend should be: vibrant, inspiring, and non-stop.

Eat: Summer Super Pancake Breakfast (Saturday 8:30-11am)
Drink: Edmonton Craft Beer Festival
Shop: Night Market Edmonton (Friday 7pm)
Attend: Galleria Night at Rutherford House (art + wine + chocolate)
Sold Out: Mercer Summer Super Party

Pecha Kucha Night 19 takes place in Churchill Square on Thursday night at 6:30. Rain or shine, be enlightened by presentations on local ideas, projects, and musings in a 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide format. ickets available here.

Tickets are selling fast for this weekend's Red Shoe Crawl - a culinary crawl down Whyte Avenue. On Sunday from 1-5pm, get your "passport" stamped at some of the best restaurants and shops along Whyte Avenue, all in support of Ronald McDonald House.

Nextfest: 500 artists. 50+ events. 11 days. A celebration of young emerging artists in the disciplines of theater, dance, film and visual arts until June 15. Check the schedule and buy your tickets.

Park After Dark kicks off on Friday at Northlands. Every Friday, the patio opens up with live horse racing, food and drinks, music, and prizes. Check out our guide to horse race betting from a previous Canadian Derby post.

Edmonton’s Pride Parade takes a stroll through downtown to arrive at the celebration on the Square–and it’s always loud, fun and outrageous. On Saturday at noon, the parade will travel down 102 Ave from 107 Street to Churchill Square.

*Image via Lauren Ross