10 Events to Attend in Edmonton this Summer

Worried about being bored this summer? Don’t be! With 10 great events in Edmonton to look forward to, you’ll have lots to do with your friends and family. Here are ten of the best events in Edmonton you simply must attend.

1. Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

When: June 2 – June 3

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre

Enjoy entertainment, food samples, and of course, beer. The Edmonton Craft Beer Festival is a great place to increase your knowledge of beer, find a new favorite, and have a lot of fun along the way!


2. Porkapalooza

When: June 10 – June 11

Where: Northlands

The Porkapalooza BBQ Festival includes a BBQ competition, entertainment, food trucks, beer gardens, and a Kids’ Zone playground – something for everyone to enjoy!


3. Improvaganza

When: June 14 – June 24

Where: The Citadel Theatre

Get ready to laugh! Improvaganza features world-class comedy, improvisation, and alternative theatre. Guests can also take part in the action with workshops and performance opportunities.


4. Stewart Greens’ Free Home Lottery

When: June 17 – June 18

Where: 20623 97TH Avenue NW

Want to win a free home? Visit Stewart Greens, West Edmonton’s Happiest Community, and participate in the free lottery event to try and win a brand new home. Enjoy a free barbecue on Sunday, June 18 to celebrate Father’s Day!


5. The Freewill Shakespeare Festival

When: June 20 – July 16

Where: Heritage Amphitheatre

Enjoy contemporary productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Merchant of Venice. A great event for kids and scholars alike!


6. Sand on Whyte

When: June 30 – July 8

Where: Northeast corner of Whyte Avenue and Gateway Blvd

Enjoy the performance art of sand carving and admire the masterpieces created by award-winning Canadian sand carving artists.


7. Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

When: July 7 – July 16

Where: Churchill Square

Prepare to be wowed by the world’s best street acts featuring acrobats, jugglers, unicyclists, musicians, clowns, and magicians.


8. A Taste of Edmonton

When: July 20 – July 29

Where: Churchill Square

A Taste of Edmonton offers delicious food and drink samples from Edmonton’s best restaurants. A great event for food enthusiasts and the entire family!


9. Edmonton’s K Days

When: July 21 – July 30

Where: Northlands

Enjoy ten days of rides, music, food, shopping, performances, and entertainment. K Days provides endless activities and fun for the whole family!


10. Edmonton Folk Fest

When: August 10 – August 13

Where: Gallagher Park

With the best folk music from around the world, Edmonton Folk Fest is the place to be for music lovers this summer. Great performers are lined up, as well as food vendors and beer gardens.

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