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River Valley Medicinal Plant Walks

Tuesday, July 12, 5 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, August 9, 5 pm – 8 pm

Edmonton River Valley (Location will be announced to participants once they’ve registered.)

Cost: $50

Join Robert Dale Rogers for an entertaining and educational plant and mushroom walk through Mill Creek Ravine one of these summer evenings. It will be happening rain or shine – so be prepared to bring a rain jacket, umbrella and some galoshes! Also bring notepad, camera, insect repellant and good walking shoes.

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Wednesday, June 15 – Saturday, June 26

Citadel Theatre

Cost: Varies

Join us this year as we celebrate our 16th annual Improvaganza! Every year at Improvaganza, Rapid Fire Theatre hosts improvisors from across Canada, North America and beyond. For ten days in the end June, Rapid Fire Theatre hosts the best comedy acts we can find, plus Theatresports matches, specialty shows, and tons of social events too. The 16th annual Improvaganza will run from June 15-25, 2016.

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Summer Solstice Music Festival Fine Arts Quartet

Monday, June 20 – Tuesday, June 28

The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

Cost: Varies

ECMS is pleased to announce the 9th Summer Solstice Music Festival, with the legendary Fine Arts Quartet in residence for three concerts. 

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National Aboriginal Day

Tuesday, June 21, 11 am – 9 pm

Art Gallery of Alberta

tTe AGA will be offering FREE admission for the day, and, in partnership with the Amiskwaciy History Series we will present a number of short Aboriginal art films. Join us for this special day as we honour the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Amiskwaciy History Series is an Aboriginal grassroots led initiative to create awareness regarding the often untold Indigenous history of Edmonton and area.

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‘Summer of Aprikat’ Party

Tuesday, June 21, 6 pm – 9 pm

Alley Kat Brewery

It’s the longest day of the year AND the first day of summer, so we’re staying up late! Drop by the brewery between 6 and 9PM for snacks, tours and of course samples! We’re going to be serving Aprikat in all it’s glory as well as in some unique ways that you might not have tried before.

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Speaker Series: Hello, How Are You?Susan Pinker

Tuesday, June 21, 7 pm

Stanley A. Milner Library

Cost: $12

When people know their neighbours and when their neighbours know them, they are less likely to experience stress, depression, loneliness. Knowing our neighbours is an important part of our ability to respond to stressful experiences. It also helps to build strong communities, families and individuals. Psychologist and award winning author Susan Pinker is a seasoned observer of modern communications. In her book, The Village Effect, we learn about the importance of face to face contact in the digital era.

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival 

Tuesday, June 21 – Sunday, July 17

Hawrelak Park Pavillion

Cost: Varies 

Join the Freewill players for outdoor performances of Romeo and Juliet and Love’s Labour Lost this summer!

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Advanced Solar PV Design and Installation Course

Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, June 26

Gridworks Solar Energy Training Centre

Cost: $1,695

The objective of this 5 day PV design and installation course is to provide insight into the PV industry, design training for grid-connected PV systems, the Canadian Electrical Code and how it applies to PV, theory, safety, and hands-on demonstration of grid connected PV systems. Plus much, much more. Electricians, Electrical Contractors and Engineering firms will be able to add the design and installation of grid-connected solar PV systems to their services immediately after the course.

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Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26

Found is a unique and innovative showcase of dance, theatre, visual art, music, creative writing and many other disciplines that transforms unconventional places into unique arts spaces. In the past we have produced theatre in a grocery store, dance among park trees, a radio play on the High Level Bridge, an art installation in a storefront window, and more! Bursting with creativity and energy, Found Festival transports the arts out of theatres, galleries, and stages and directly into the heart of the city, which allows audiences to experience visual and performing arts in ways they have never before — right in their own neighbourhood!

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The Works Art and Design Festival

Thursday, June 23 – Tuesday, July 5

For 13 days every summer, The Works unleashes art & design throughout 1 square kilometer of Edmonton’s downtown core . Completely free to the public, the Festival is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe. Greater than the sum of its many parts, The Works is a time and place for everyone to discover, discuss and develop an appreciation for art & design!

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Patio Party

Every Thursday, June 16 – August 25, 5 pm – 9 pm

Latitude 53

Members and guests are invited to relax, drinks in hand, on Latitude 53’s outdoor patio, while learning a bit more about contemporary visual culture! Watch the conversation within our Incubator Series unfold during these eleven weeks. This unique downtown summer event is Latitude 53’s largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from bar sales, door donations, and membership directly support upcoming programming. Join us and enjoy catering from Edmonton’s best restaurants, music from the best local DJ’s, and the best summer-inspired signature cocktails.

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Edmonton International Jazz Festposter.web

Friday, June 24 – Sunday, July 3

Cost: Varies

Find your jazz as some of the best musicians from our city, the country and around the world play the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival.

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Friday, June 24, 6:30 pm – Midnight

Hotel Macdonald

Cost: $150

Celebrate The Works Art & Design Festival and help us begin the summer of 2016.  This year, the Gala will celebrate the launch of the 31st annual The Works Art & Design Festival. The proceeds raised at the event will support Education Initiatives & Council Scholarships at The Works Society. The Gala features one of a kind live art and musical performances, a stunning silent auction, and a Food is Art Dinner Experience – all enjoyed by 400 of Edmonton’s ­finest creative and business community members. 

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Backyard Jam and Blowout Sale

Friday, June 24, 7 pm

Creative Practices Institute

Join us this day for local music by Aviakit (creative practices board member – Andrew Buszchak and pals) and The Ethernauts (the band that plays out of our basement!). We’ll be jammin’ in the backyard and the blowout sale will take place all throughout the evening (all items must go!). Make your way upstairs to visit the Yarn Project for their Craft & Draught and the Swain Print Studio will be up and running to print your own cards. To wrap up the night we’ll have an in-house DJ and dance party!

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Renewable Energy Intensive Workshop

Saturday, June 25, 9 am – 4 pm

Aspen Centre for Integral Living

Cost: $5 – $20

Interested in having electricity and being warm without fossil fuels? Topics covered will include: Passive Solar Design, Basic Electrical and Thermodynamics, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal, Bio-Mass, and Wind. This weekend is gonna be full of hands-on skill-building activities to familiarize you with renewable energy systems and energize you with action to integrate them into your own life!

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Ukrainian Vintage Fair

Saturday, June 25, 5:30 pm

ACUA Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts

Find all things Ukrainian Vintage here at ACUA’s Outdoor Ukrainian Vintage Market! Ukrainian clothing, costumes, jewelry, pottery, ceramics, embroidery, weaving, carving, art work, crafts, religious items, pysanky, books and MORE!

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Ronald McDonald House Block Party

Sunday, June 26, 11 am – 7 pm

Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta

Join RMHCNA for the 4th Annual Block Party. Enjoy live entertainment, food and outdoor games for the whole family. Music will be provided by Alberta Music and It’s All At The Jube! Great Albertan acts performing all day long. There will be games, food and activities, something for everyone as we welcome the summer season in Edmonton and celebrate our great Edmonton community.

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The Walterdale Tea Party

Sunday, June 26, 1 pm – 4 pm

John Walter Museum

Get your party dresses on ladies! Grab a hat and tie gents! It’s Annie Walter’s birthday and we’re having a tea party! Join us for an afternoon of tea, snacks, historical games and live music! You’ll even get to try the limited edition “Walterdale Blend” Tea made for us by Acquired Tea for this special event. Learn more about the life of this Edmonton Pioneer and come to her homes to see history come alive.

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Edmonton Music Awards Gala

Tuesday, June 28, 6 pm – 11 pm

Winspear Centre

Cost: $24

The 2016 Edmonton Music Awards Gala is an all ages, licensed event. The evening is filled with networking, live performances, and a celebration of our local music community. The 6th annual Edmonton Music Awards Gala Celebration will feature performances by: Boogie Patrol, Captain Tractor, Jr. Gone Wild, Kimberley McGregor, Lucas Chaisson, Striker, and The Velveteins. The Edmonton Music Legacy Award will be presented to the smalls.

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Alberta Fire Aid Benefit

Wednesday, June 29, 5 pm

Commonwealth Stadium

Cost: $35 – $99

With 100% of proceeds going to the community of Fort McMurray & The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Featuring: Nickelback, Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund, Dean Brody, The Rankin Family, Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel, Randy Bachman, Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies, Ian Tyson, Dear Rouge and more!

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Blue’s on Whyte Block Party

Sunday, July 3, 10 am – Midnight

Blues on Whyte / Commercial Hotel

Without a doubt, the single biggest party of the year. July 3 is a continuation of back-to-back live local music and fun that started on Canada Day. We continue the party by cranking up the heat even more with 9 bands across three stages all day! We don’t always party like this, but when we do, we pull out all the stops.

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Shaw Conference Centre Patio Party

Thursday, July 7, 4:30 – 7 pm

Shaw Conference Centre

With awe-inspiring views, mouth-watering food served by Shaw Conference Centre chefs, cold drinks, an urban beekeeping demonstration, and live music, this is the can’t miss party of the summer! Admission is FREE, food and drink tickets will be available for purchase on-site, and entertainment will be provided by local singer-songwriter duo Lloyd Lewis and Gary Kump. Don’t forget to invite your friends!

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What the Truck?!

Friday, July 8, 5 pm – 11 pm

Northlands Park Racetrack

Join us for a final farewell to Park After Dark, where we’ll be set up next to the racetrack for a night at the races. This year marks the last season of horse racing at Northlands, so be sure to get your fill on July 8!

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Meet Me in McCauley Market

Saturday, July 9, 10 am – 4 pm

McCauley Community Park

Meet Me in McCauley Market is a dynamically programmed event on historic Church Street (96 Street from 107A Avenue to 108 Avenue) in the Edmonton neighbourhood of McCauley. Events will include FREE family-friendly programming, bouncy castles, face painting, interactive workshops focused on urban agriculture and food security, performance and art installations and a vibrant market with diverse vendors. All in all, it will be a communal celebration of all the things that make McCauley vibrant!

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Savour Strathcona County

Sunday, July 10, 4 pm – 8 pm

Agora Community Centre

Savour is back for another year, celebrating the best independent food and art in Strathcona County! Come and sample locally-sourced gourmet dishes from restaurants and food trucks while enjoying our outstanding musical lineup at the outdoor main stage. Browse the work of the local artisans and don’t forget to bring the kids, we’ve got activities for them as well.

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