Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Edmonton Festivities 2012

My sister researched and gathered the websites for many annual festivities in Edmonton, Alberta. Check them out below, and thanks sis!

Jan. Winterlights in Mill Creek "art festivals that celebrate the winter experience"

Jan. Ice on Whyte Ice carving competition

Feb. - Illuminations - same people as the Winterlight Festival in Louise McKinney Park

Feb. - Silver Skate Festival  Edmonton's longest running winter festival. There's a triatholon, skate 10km, ski 10km, run 5km. Evening light shows.

May long weekend to Labour Day - High Level Trolley Car

June 20 - July 1 Canada Day Celebrations 

June 22 - July 1  Edmonton International Jazz Festival

June 26-July 22 Freewill Shakespeare Festival at Hawrelak Ampitheatre (Tuesday and Sat. matinees are pay-what-you-will). Children <12 free. Playing Julius Caesar and The Tempest


July 2 - August 30  Ghost Walk in Old Strathcona  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Nights ONLY
 

July 3-8 Historic Edmonton Week  

July 6-15 Street Performers' Festival Sir Winston Churchill Square

July 13-15 Whyte Avenue Art Walk

July 19-28 Taste of Edmonton in Churchill Square

July 20-29 Capital Ex

July 28-Oct 14 Edmonton Corn Maze 

Aug 4-6 Edmonton Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park

Aug 9-12 Edmonton Folk Festival  - sold out

Aug 10-12 Cariwest Festival downtown with a parade

Aug 17-19 - Dragon Boat Festival 

Aug. 18-19 Edmonton Latin Festival  downtown

Aug 24-26 Fringe Festival in old Strathcona

Aug 31-Sept 3  Symphony Under the Sky at hawrelak ampitheatre

October - Haunted Hike in Sherwood Park 


Oct. 17-28 LitFest

Nov. 29-Dec 3 - Festival of Trees

http://www.festivalseekers.com site for all the festivals in Alberta

On going - What the Truck? Check their twitter feed #WhatTheTruck. It's a celebration of food trucks and food truck culture in Edmonton with creative chefs, tasty food, vibrant, accessible and pedestrian-friendly events.

Art Gallery Walk
 

Ukranian Village
 

Fort Edmonton Park
 

Huge Snowball Fight http://www.snowbattle.ca no snowball fight in 2012 but back for 2013
 

Walk in the River Valley
 

Alberta Art Gallery
 

cross country ski in river valley
 

Every Wed night from Apr - Sept, Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Meets "smart people running"


We hope that this list helps you and your family enjoy our fine city year round.

1 comment:

Tricky Nag said...

Awesome! And you've linked everything!!
Thank you!!