Summer time in the city is a glorious time, everyone leaves their homes for the outdoors. And these fine festivals is what brings everyone in the community together, The Ethnicity is what makes this a fabulous City to live in.
#1 Edmonton Street Performers Festival
Is Home to over 1500 outdoor performances by musicians, jugglers, acrobats, and unicyclists. Also provide a little Taste of Edmonton with a few numbers of Food Trucks.
PogoFred is a multiple Guinness World Record Holder as he puts on acrobatic, extreme pogo show while jumping over 7 feet high into the air. For his finale stunt he will perform on this next generation, 10 foot tall pogo stick. Fred I one of the original founder of the this extreme sport and has progressed as one of the best jumpers in the world today. He also serves as a mentor to numerous younger athletes.
His Style is very polished and perfect a he undergoes training for each trick he attempts. No one is perfect, all you need is a little hard work and the drive of success and you can do anything you set your mind to. Over the years Fred has created a following around the globe for himself under the name ‘PogoFred’ and has been featured in numerous media piece. PogoFred is on the path for success….
#2 Canada day at the Alberta Legislative
Couldn’t get a better place to celebrate Canada Day, why wouldn’t you celebrate it anywhere else but the Alberta Legislative – Parliament Grounds with a pancake breakfast, 21 gun salute, cycle race, live music, agility dogs and more.
July 1, 2014 was the first year where our High Level Bridge was all light up with bright majestical colours of Edmonton, following a spectacular fireworks show with music from the Edmonton Symphony.
#3 Taste of Edmonton
Every year where all the restaurant in the City of Edmonton come together in one place, for all of Edmonton to Taste their exquisite dishes. Typical dish will cost you three tickets and the portions are reasonable palm size so you can keep on enjoying more delicious tastes. Such as;
The Favourite dishes are Crispy avocado roll w/ cashew cilantro honey pesto from Zinc. Chef David Omar is a culinary veteran where with his motto is the simple elegance when presenting familiar menu items in new and innovative ways.
Another favourite dish are the Piri Piri Prawns from Sabor Divino. Chef Adelino Oliviera was born in Portugal and raised in Edmonton. Started working as a busboy since the age 14, where he began his life long passion for restaurants. Afterward in 1993 he returned to Portugal where he owned a small coastal restaurant that served market fresh ingredients. With his strong influenced and passion for traditional flavours like olive oil, onion, garlic, he returned back to Edmonton and created Sabor’s menu to showcase it’s simple but memorable meal with a touch of Iberian and Mediterranean focus.
With another couple favourite dishes to add to the Taste of Edmonton; Mahi mahi Sliders from The Hat Resto Pub and Chilled blueberry soup w/ Goat cheese ice cream & Micro Basil from Mercer Tavern.
#4 Whyte Avenue Art Walk
An Whyte Avenue tradition that becomes an outdoor studio and gallery featuring hundreds of working, local artists.
An Outdoor studio and gallery walking tour spanning 14 city blocks and 2 parks along the Grande promenade in Old Strathcona for featuring over 450 working artist, serving its purpose to provide affordable exposure for Fine Arts and to ensure the appreciation and understanding of visual arts as well as to encourage the Fine arts and for the local community to interact with our local artists. It also educates the public community on how art is made to inspire some to create art and to buy what they love made by local artist and to appreciate the handmade, man made creations.
#5 Klondike Days
The Biggest thing to hit town every summer, with a whole new attitude. Experience the sights and sounds of the fair with a midway, shopping, food, music and did we mention food?
Scorpion Pizza is just one strange foods you can eat at Kdays, also enjoy deep fried oreos, mar bars, Twinkies. Edmonton’s largest summer festival that comes to town with live entertainment, shopping inside Northlands, and many rides for the kiddies to have fun on. Do not miss out!