This weekend explore different cultures, eat yourself into a food coma, and bust a gut at an improv show!
1. Edmonton Ribfest | July 12–14
Check out this three-day meat fest as it comes back for its second year. Hosted in the scenic Borden Park, you can sample meats cooked to perfection by award-winning chefs, listen to live local music, enjoy a Kids Zone, and Craft Beer Gardens. 11 am–10 pm.
2. Africanival | July 12–14
This annual festival is a fun way to experience the diverse cultures of peoples of African descent. Events will include spoken word poetry, a fashion show, gospel and dance competitions, cultural merchandise, food, a beverage garden, and more.
3. C’mon Festival | July 12–14
Think classical music is not for you? This pay-what-you-can event just might change your mind. Celebrating Canadian composers and musicians from across the country, the C’Mon Festival mixes new music with old favourites to create a surprisingly moving sound, including concerts by Polyphonie Quartet, and violinist Alissa Cheung. The event will take place in The Studio at the Winspear Centre.
4. Edmonton Carnaval | July 13–14
Experience the largest Latino event in Canada! Taking place at 9210-118 Ave., this free admission event—that’s right FREE—offers food trucks, artisan booths, and all kinds of live entertainment including music, salsa dancing, and dance performances.
5. Improv at the Grindstone Theatre | July 13
The award-winning improv troupe, Sorry Not Sorry, will be putting on the ultimate comedy showdown Prairie Improv Federation at the Grindstone Theatre this Saturday. Grab a beverage and a seat in this small but mighty venue located just one block off Whyte Ave (10019-81 Ave). The show starts at 7 pm and costs $13.