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Hot Dates: Festival City

Looking for something to do in Festival City? Look no further! This is your guide to Edmonton’s hottest weekend events for July 13-15.

Frivolity and Fun — Join the stellar entertainment taking place in the heart of Edmonton’s Arts District at the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival featuring musicians, magicians, contortionists, comedians, and dance troupes from all over the world. Over 15,000 performances for all ages include late-night entertainment and a line-up of great children’s programming. 99 St and 102Ave. www.edmontonstreetfest.com.

Celtic Gathering — This year’s annual gathering at Fort Edmonton Park will feature the Northern Canadian Pipe Band Championships and two full days of Scottish and Celtic culture. Sample haggis, play traditional games, or catch a beautiful Celtic dance demonstration. Fort Edmonton Park, Fox Dr. and Whitemud Dr., www.fortedmontonpark.ca.

Art Abounds — For three days, the sidewalks of the culturally rich Old Strathcona neighbourhood will be transformed into an outdoor studio and gallery featuring hundreds of talented working artists. Art Walk is located along Whyte Avenue between 100 St. and 108St., www.art-walk.ca.

Sights and Sounds of Scotland — ScotDance Alberta, Edmonton Highland Dancing Association and Alberta Highland Dancing Association are hosting the ScotDance Canada Championship Series 2012 at West Edmonton Mall’s Ice Palace. This event brings together dancers from across the globe in an incredible showcase of culture and talent. West Edmonton Mall, 8882-170 St., www.sdccs.ca. — Lindsay Shapka

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