With only one month of summer left most of us are stuck between two schools of thought - we want to take advantage of the warm weather while it lasts, but we've already crossed off a lot of must dos from our summer bucket list.
Lucky for us, we live in the Festival City - meaning there's always something to do! Read on to see our list of must - do events to make the most of the rest of summer!
1) Heritage Days - August 4th through 6th at Hawrelak Park
The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a three-day event to sample delicious food, see creative performances, and celebrate Canada's multiculturalism. Enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds from 100 countries and cultures at 71 outdoor pavilions.
2) Edmonton Folk Music Festival - August 9th through 12th at Gallagher Park
Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2000, the festival in a not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best folk music from around the world.
3) Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival - August 16th to 26th in Old Strathcona
Looking for theatre that is revenant, diverse, original, and engaging? The Fronge brings you stories that will captivate and art that will inspire. With events ranging from family friendly to just for adults, there's sure to be a show to please everyone!
4) Edmonton International Blues Festival - August 24th to 26th at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park
Edmonton Blue Festival continues to bring the best in blues. Grammy winners, Juno winners, Maple Blues Award Winners, IBC winners, newcomers and bona fide legends all make their way to Edmonton each summer to create "Blues Heaven" in the sonically superior and party friendly Heritage Amphitheatre.
5) The Edmonton Burlesque Festival- August 31st to September 2nd at La Cite in Bonnie Doon
The Edmonton Burlesque Festival is a not-for-profit extravaganza celebrating all things burlesque, vaudeville and fabulous. It is aimed at the local, national and international theatre and arts community. The long weekend encompasses ingenues and impresarios, the avant-garde and outrageous, in a series of intimate showcase and feature events including workshops and competitions! This Festival focuses on diversity - persons of all backgrounds, ability, gender, identities, age and size are welcome in their spaces.
What festival are you most excited to see in August? Let us know in the comments below!