The Canadian Derby
When: Aug 25
Where: Northlands Racetrack
About: Gather your fanciest attire to celebrate the 89th (and final!) year of the Canadian Derby. Get ready for an afternoon of fancy hats, fast horses, fabulous entertainment and fantastic food.
RGE RD Farm Dinner
When: Aug 26
Where: Prairie Gardens
About: Meet the people and places that grow our food! The RGE RD Farm Dinner at Prairie Gardens features hors d’oeuvres, a tour of the farm, and a five-course meal using ingredients all grown on site. Check out prairiegardens.org for more info.
Aga Khan Garden
When: Through Oct 8
Where: University of Alberta Botanic Garden
About: This spectacular garden was made possible by a $25-million gift to the University of Alberta from His Highness the Aga Khan. It is comprised of 4.8 hectares of modern architectural beauty, designed specifically for Edmonton’s climate and topography, filled with perennials, trees, shrubs and wetland plants.
What the Truck?!
When: Aug 29
Where: RE/MAX Field
About: Over a dozen trucks gather in one spot for a lively outdoor food-truck festival! Make a multi-course meal of the event by starting with an appetizer at one truck, finding your main course at another, and then finishing with a scrumptious dessert—or two.
ET at the Drive & Night Market
When: Aug 24
Where: St. Albert Servus Credit Union Place
About: Check out the Night Market from 6-9pm, then enjoy an outdoor showing of ET. Get an upgrade from regular movie snacks with vendors on site like La Poutine, Revolution Ice Cream, and YUMM YEG. Let nostalgia take over as you watch the flick from your tailgate or lawn chairs.
Edmonton Blues Festival
When: Aug 24-26
Where: Hawrelak Park
About: Top local and international acoustic and electric blues acts shake the house with everything from funk to zydeco. Hear popular blues musicians such as Anthony Geraci, Nikki Hill, Cecilé Doo-Kingué, Samantha Fish, and Rick Estrin and the Nightcats.