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3 Edmonton Fests for Unique Eats


A yummy portion of butter chicken at Taste of Edmonton. Photo by Pedro Escobar.

1. Taste of Edmonton | July 16 – 25
Sir Winston Churchill Sq. | 102 Ave. & 100 St.

Take a large bite out of Edmonton’s food culture with a visit to foodie heaven: Taste of Edmonton! This is the best way to enjoy a wide variety of tasty offerings from dozens of Edmonton’s best chefs and restaurants, as each serves up a sample-sized portion of their most popular dishes for two to four tickets. This foodie fest remains open to hungry patrons from lunch until late in the evening, at which time you’ll be treated to live music performances.

New this year to the festival is the Taste of Edmonton app for iPhones and Android phones, which can help you plan what to eat, drink, and see! During the festival, you can also take part in the DT Scavenger Hunt on the app for a chance to win $1,000 in restaurant gift cards. The best part: Churchill Square has FREE Wi-Fi, so you can use the app as you wander from booth to booth!

2. Canadian Food Championships | July 21 – 25
Sir Winston Churchill Sq. | 102 Ave. & 100 St.

This delicious competition will determine who will be a part of Team Canada at the World Food Championships in November! Judges will enjoy food in six different categories: bacon, burger, dessert, pasta, sandwich, and seafood. When you’re not cheering on the skilled amateur and professional chefs, you can visit Sizzle Street, where food vendors will have their cool cooking wares on display to help you add some flare to your meals!

3. K-Days | July 16 – 26
Northlands | 7300-116 Ave.

A lobster corn dog, french fries drizzled with nutella, and a grilled cheese sandwich made with glazed donuts—those are just a few of the new eccentric treats that you can try at K-Days this year! There’s many a food adventure for even the most experienced foodie to take on! View a complete list of new foods (plus pictures!) on the website.

This lively carnival also kicks off with a parade on July 17 and follows with a fun-filled week of live entertainment, midway games, thrilling rides, unique food, chuck-wagon races, and extravagant nightly fireworks. Phillip Phillips, Lights, Theory of a Deadman, and other musical acts are part of this year’s free concert series at K-Days.
— Matthew Stepanic

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