Freewill Shakespeare Festival | Hawrelak Park | www.freewillshakespeare.com
Through July 21
The Freewill Players bring the comedy, romance, and tragedy of Shakespeare’s iconic plays to life under the stars in the beautiful, lush Hawrelak Park. Celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, the Freewill Players present performances of King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Don’t miss the kick-off event “Hooked on Bardics” on June 23, 7:30 pm — a visiting troupe of improv comedians from the UK perform hilarious, unscripted Shakespeare-inspired improv. For more information visit Tix on the Square.
Street Performers Festival | Churchill Square | edmontonstreetfest.com
Through July 14
You never know who you’ll run in to when over 1,500 roving artists take to the streets for a variety of shows featuring magic, comedy, puppets, juggling, storytelling, music, fire tricks, and more!
Whyte Avenue Art Walk | 82 (Whyte) Ave., between 100 – 108 St. | art-walk.ca
July 12 – 14
Art Walk transforms the streets of Old Strathcona into an outdoor gallery and studio featuring hundreds of working artists. Visitors can stroll along Whyte Avenue and admire the diverse selection of art in all mediums and purchase affordable, original pieces from local artists. New this year is the Sand on Whyte exhibition, where award-winning artists from BC and the Netherlands will be sculpting giant sand carving creations throughout the festival.
A Taste of Edmonton | Churchill Square | www.eventsedmonton.ca/events/taste-of-edmonton
July 18 – 27
Dozens of Edmonton’s finest chefs create special menus for this white-tented, ten-day affair where hungry guests can sample a variety of delicious food, wine, and beer while enjoying live music and street performers. New this year are culinary workshops hosted by local chefs so you can bring the tastes and influences of Edmonton’s dining scene to your own kitchen!
K-Days | Northlands Park, 7410 Borden Park Rd. | www.k-days.com
July 19 – 28
This action-packed extravaganza of carnival activities kicks off with a parade and follows with a non-stop week of live entertainment, midway games, thrilling rides, unique food, chuck-wagon races, concerts, and extravagant nightly fireworks.