Upcoming Edmonton Events, Festivals and Activities

August 8-11 Edmonton Folk Festival World renown popular folk music festival that takes place on the hillside of Gallagher Park.

August 9-11 Cariwest Edmonton’s very own Caribbean festival. This colourful and vibrant 3 day party is celebrating its’ 35 anniversary this year! Best parade in Edmonton!! Free and ticketed events.

August 9-11 Animethon 26 Want to dress up in your favourite Anime character? Here’s your chance!

August 9 -11 Edmonton Lebanese Festival

August 10 Epcor Riverfest Come enjoy a day on the North Saskatchewan River. Many water activities to partake in. Ticketed event.

August 15 Wild Rumpus On Whyte over 60 participating businesses offering in-store deals and promotions.

August 15 – 25 The 37th Edmonton International Fringe Festival One of Edmonton’s most favourite festival and the 2nd largest Fringe Festival in the world. Lots of improve and theatre for all ages and tastes. For more info call (780) 448-9000. FREE and ticketed events.

August 16 & 17 Edmonton Rock Music Festival In its’ 7th year, this festival takes place in Hawrelak Park.

August 17 & 18 The Edmonton Airshow In Villeneuve, Alberta. Ticketed event.

August 17 & 18 Alberta Open Farm Days A province-wide farm open-house! Please click on the link above to find out more about all the great activities!

August 17 The Edmonton International Reggae Jamboree Listen to LIVE Reggae artists at Louise McKinney Park.

August 23 – 25 The Edmonton Blues Festival This is the festival’s 21st year! Enjoy live Blues music in the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre. Ticketed event.

August 25 Festa Italiana (formerly Viva Italia Viva Edmonton) Come celebrate everything Italian in Little Italy! This is its’ 10th anniversary at Giovanni Caboto Park (95 street and 109 avenue) from 11am-6pm. FREE entrance.

Edmonton Capital Region U-Picks

Attracted 2 Apples – Fort Saskatchewan

Big Rock Berry Farm – Spruce Grove

Happy Acres – Spruce Grove

Horse Hill Berry Farm – Edmonton

Prairie Berry Farm – Sherwood Park

Prairie Urban Farm – Edmonton

Riverbend Gardens – Edmonton

Strawberry Fields – Edmonton

Edmonton Patios

This list with links is made up of patios we have been to and like to spend time sipping on a drink and people watching.


Bottega – 104 Avenue

Central Social Hall


Earl’s Place – Downtown

El Cortez

High Level Diner

Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

Iconoclast – Oliver Exchange

Julio’s Barrio


Little Brick

Malt & Mortar

The Marc

The Courtyard by Marriott

The Next Act

Odd Company Brewing

Original Joe’s – 102 Avenue


Sugar Bowl

Urban Diner

Vi’s for Pies


Yiannis Taverna