Edmonton’s Summer Festival Scene rivals any other, with performers and artists embarking on our city each year to put on a great time. It wouldn’t be summer without checking out at least a couple of the events, and the sights, sounds and culinary adventures they have to offer.
The Servus Heritage Festival Aug 2nd – 4th
This year marks the 40th annual showcase of Canada’s vibrant multicultural heritage. Located at Hawrelak Park. Sixty pavilions representing more than 85 cultures from around the world will showcase culinary delicacies, performances, artwork, and clothing, reflecting cultures and their present-day communities.
Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Aug 6 – 9, 2015
Downtown in the fantastic Gallagher Park, folk fest offers a great atmosphere, world-class music, and affordable prices. The quality of the music and the depth of the performer line-up this year does not disappoint: Alex*Cuba, Bruce Cockburn, Charles Bradley, Dehli 2 Dublin, Feist, Loreena McKennitt and Sinead o’Connor to name a few.
International Fringe Theatre Festival, Aug 13 -23, 2015
North America’s largest and longest-running Fringe Festival, this year’s 34th festival theme SupercaliFRINGEilistic! features enchanting performers, buskers, artisans and vendors that will mesmerize the outdoor crowd while over 1,600 live indoor theatre performances will be hosted by 50 venues or more!
Edmonton Rock Music Festival August 14 – 15, 2015
Get ready to rock and roll Edmonton! This year’s line –up includes some legendary greats including the Stampeders, Punch Drunk Cabaret, Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook fame Pat Benetar. Head down to the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park to enjoy the rockers, food vendors and beer gardens.
The Edmonton Blues Festival Aug 21st – Aug 23rd
This year’s festival brings some great acts to the Heritage Amphitheatre – an excellent venue to enjoy some great jammin’ and soak up the party atmosphere. Newcomers, legends, award winners will fill the stage for a weekend full of soul. Canned Heat headlines this year’s line-up.