— Around the Core —

Around the Core: Summer 2017

JUNE 10, 17 & JULY 1
Pride Events
Support Edmonton’s annual Pride parade
over in Old Strathcona, then bring the cele-
bration downtown with Fruit Loop events at
The Needle on June 17 and July 1. Parade is
11am-2pm, Whyte Ave.; Fruit Loop events
are at The Needle, at 10524 Jasper Ave.

JUNE 14-21
Edmonton’s international improv sketch
and comedy festival will be sure to leave
you in stitches. Artists invade various locales,
fully prepared to entertain. Numerous
locations, times. rapidfiretheatre.com/festival/

Make Music Edmonton
Following a French tradition called “Fête de
la Musique” where musicians offer free
music on the streets every summer solstice,
this event showcases all styles and genres of
live music. Various venues, 5-9pm, along
124 St from Jasper to 108 Ave.

Works Art and Design Festival
The Works is North America’s largest, free
outdoor art and design festival. Through a
multitude of exhibits, live performances, and
more than 200 special events, the festival
encourages everyone to discover and develop
an appreciation for art and design. Churchill
Square, various times. theworks.ab.ca 

Jazz Festival
The Edmonton International Jazz Festival
connects audiences with provincial, national
and international jazz artists. Various venues
and times. edmontonjazz.com 

JULY 7-16
Street Performers Festival
Prepare to be entertained by performers.
These hard-working artists earn their pay
from the audience; please be generous.
Daily shows begin at 11:30am and end
with a Troupe du Jour variety show at 10pm.
Churchill Square. edmontonstreetfest.com

JULY 20-29
Taste of Edmonton
An annual favourite, Taste of Edmonton cele-
brates all the culinary delights our community
offers. Whatever you fancy, you’ll be able to 
find it here. 11am-11pm, daily. Churchill
Square. tasteofedm.ca

Premier’s K-Days Breakfast
Everyone is invited to the annual kick-off to
the Edmonton K-Days festival to enjoy free
pancakes, eggs and sausage. 7-9am, south
grounds of the Alberta Legislature. k-days.com

JULY 21-23
Canadian Food Championships
Experience CFC as a competitor, judge,
volunteer or spectator. This is one of the
tastiest and highest stakes competitions
in the country as it is the only Canadian
qualifying competition for the World Food
Championships. Churchill Square.

AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23
Movies on the Square
Enjoy free movies in the outdoors for the first
four Tuesdays in August. Bring your lawn
chair, family and friends and watch a flick on
a three-storey inflatable screen. Pre-movie
entertainment starts at 7pm; movies at dusk.
Churchill Square. edmonton.ca

AUGUST 11-13
Cariwest Caribbean Festival
Experience one of Edmonton’s most colourful
and vibrant festivals. Enjoy Caribbean music and
cuisine over a weekend filled with a costume
extravaganza, parade, Caribbean village and more.
Churchill Square. cariwest.ca

AUGUST 18-20
Dragon Boat Festival
A festival held annually in Edmonton since
1996. Come watch strong teams compete in
the 2017 dragon boat races in Edmonton’s
beautiful river valley. Louise McKinney river-
front. edmontondragonboatfestival.ca

AUGUST 19-20
Servus Edmonton Marathon
This marathon aims to be personal, genuine
and fun – it’s the Edmonton way. Challenge
yourself, connect with friends and make
new ones. Start/Finish line at 9797 Jasper
Ave. edmontonmarathon.ca