Have Some Summer Fun at These 5 Edmonton Summer Events


The city of Edmonton may not be the first place that comes to mind when planning a summer trip. However, the capital city of Alberta is buzzing with activity during the summertime. Take a look at these five fun events and festivals taking place in Edmonton this summer.

Under The Stars: Outdoor Movies

The Under the Stars summer event is a way to kick back and enjoy a good movie with loved ones, taking place from July 7 to August 24. Held in various locations including Leefield Community Hall and Edmonton Garrison Drive-In Movie Night, this outdoor movie event is worth checking out. It’s also a great opportunity to drive your recently purchased vehicle at Crosstown Chrysler Jeep Dodge.

Taste Of Edmonton

Grab a bite to eat and enjoy some good music at Taste of Edmonton. From July 18 to July 29, celebrate all the delicious meals Edmonton has to offer along with a great variety of music to check out at the Capital Plaza. The festival is free to attend and if you want to sample the dishes and drinks, it costs $57 for a sheet of 40 tickets.

Edmonton International Fringe Festival

If you’re looking for a unique and artistic theater event in Edmonton, head to the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. With a cast of talented actors and actresses, expect to go on an artistic adventure full of delight and surprise. The festival takes place from August 16 to August 26 with ticket prices starting at $10.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is a popular annual event in Edmonton. This four-day music festival takes place on the grassy slopes of Gallagher Hill. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and settle in for an evening of music that covers folk, bluegrass, Celtic, blues, world beat, and even alternative rock and gospel. Individual tickets cost $65 on Thursday and Friday and $75 on Saturday and Sunday. Alternatively, you can buy a non-transferable or transferable four-day pass for $189 and $219 respectively. Kids under the age of 11 and seniors over 80 are granted free entry. The festival takes place from Thursday, August 9 to Sunday, August 12.

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon boat racing started in China over 2,000 years ago and this event celebrates Edmonton's Chinese community. The festival takes place from Aug. 17 to 19. If you're keen to enter, registration opens on July 1. You can enter as an individual or as a team. If you're a spectator, bring your enthusiasm along to cheer on the racers. The colorful and decorative boats each have a drummer and the sound of the rhythmic drumbeats fill the Edmonton air. Head to Louise McKinney Park for the start of the event or catch a glimpse of participants as they race down the North Saskatchewan River. 

With such a variety of exciting events, summer in Edmonton is certainly not dull. For those who live in Edmonton, there's plenty of reason to be out and about this summer. For visitors, pick an event and start planning your trip.

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