At WHERE Edmonton, we’ve survived the awkward teen years, surpassed those years when we thought we knew it all, and now have officially conquered our quarter-century milestone (when we actually know it all… right?). But we don’t want to celebrate alone—throughout Edmonton, other wonderful establishments are celebrating milestones, too!
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Sorrentino’s serving Edmonton with culinary excellence! Kick off your meal with a scrumptious Bruschetta before trying mouth-watering dishes like the Bison Cannelloni or the pan-seared Mediterranean Sea Bass. It wouldn’t be a proper celebration without dessert, so—be sure to also try the delectable house-made Tiramisu!
10162-100 St. | 780-424-7500
4208 Calgary Trail | 780-434-7607
10844-95 St. | 780-425-0960
6867-170 St. | 780-444-0524
595 St. Albert Trail | 780-459-1411
There’s no way that in 65 years you haven’t had the Swiss Chalet jingle, “Always so good for so little,” stuck in your head at least once. To celebrate its anniversary, the chicken chain is staying true to its tagline and serving a special deal on June 23—a deliciously slow-roasted quarter chicken dinner with a bread roll, your choice of side, and secret Swiss Chalet dipping sauce—for only $6.50! See you there.
10188-109 St. | 780-421-8112
13720-50 St. | 780-944-2761
17004-107 Ave. | 780-484-7212
2203-99 St. | 780-988-2233
4004-17 St. | 780-485-6531
6303 Current Dr. | 780-414-6178
Street Performers Festival | July 5–14
Springing into their 35th anniversary, the Street Performers Festival is here to make you laugh, gasp, and cheer! Events will be running for 10 days and are located just off Whyte Avenue. Grab a bite of street food as you watch world-class jugglers, dancers, and hula hoopers. Be dazzled by musicians and circus performers and giggle hysterically at the roving comedians.
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park (Gazebo Park) | 8331-104 St.
Taste of Edmonton | July 18–28
The festival all foodies wait for in mouth-watering anticipation turns 35 this year! As one can imagine, there are endless delicacies to be found here—92 food samples from Edmonton’s best food trucks and restaurants, to be exact. Once you’ve eaten yourself into a food coma, you can wash it all down with a beer in the beer gardens and jam out to some live entertainment.
Capital Plaza, Churchill Sq. (99 Ave & 108 St.) | 780-423-2822
Edmonton Folk Music Festival | August 8–11
One of the most highly anticipated events in Edmonton, Folk Fest turns the big 4-0! To celebrate, its lineup is chock full of amazing artists like Blue Rodeo, HOZIER, and Scenic Route to Alaska. If you don’t yet have your tickets, you can get them here.
Gallagher Park | 9505-96 Ave.
Cariwest Festival | August 9–11
Cariwest—a combination of Caribbean culture and Carnival—is celebrating its 35th anniversary! This August, the party will kick off in full swing with a costume extravaganza followed by a huge Cariwest parade. There will be dancing and singing, plus food trucks and rum gardens!
11230-119 St. | 780-421-7800
University of Alberta Botanic Garden
Alberta’s largest botanical garden is celebrating its 60th anniversary! The 240-acre property features tranquil walking paths, a varied collection of butterfly species in the Tropical plant and Butterfly Showhouse, and the stunning new Aga Khan garden, among so much more. Located just 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton (5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60).
51227 AB-60 | 780-492-3050
TELUS World of Science
The world-leading science centre officially launched (pun intended) 35 years ago. The TELUS World of Science is cooking up the best ways to celebrate this milestone—with rocket launches and cake on July 1! In addition to its success and many fantastic exhibits, the science centre is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Guests will be able to view never-before-seen footage and experience newly discovered audio recordings through this cinematic experience of the historic moon landing.
11211-142 St. | 780-451-3344
Located just 20 minutes from Edmonton is the prehistoric park Jurassic Forest. This year, the park celebrated its 10th season opener! Stop in to see startlingly realistic life-sized dinosaurs, dig for bones and fossils, and play a round of mini golf—you may even get a visit from Rosie the Velociraptor!
23210 Township Rd. | 780-470-2446
Edmonton Valley Zoo
This year the zoo turns 60! Nestled in the river valley, next to the riverside Laurier Park, the zoo is home to various amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals—including the notable 44-year-old elephant Lucy. The zoo is planning a special event to celebrate its anniversary on July 1, Canada Day.
13315 Buena Vista Rd & 87 Ave. | 780-442-5311