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Thrilling July Festivals & Sporting Events in Edmonton


A ride at K-Days. Photo by Jennifer Linford.

NTL TrackTown Classic | July 11 – 12
Witness extraordinary athletic feats as the best compete against the best in a variety of track and field events. This event is an exciting prelude to the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games!
Foote Field | U of A South Campus | 11601-68 Ave. | 780-492-6868

Art Walk | July 10 – 12
In the heart of Old Strathcona along Whyte Ave., Art Walk is an outdoor gallery and studio featuring hundreds of working artists. Visitors can stroll along the avenue to admire the diverse selection of art, see art being made, and purchase affordable, original pieces from local artists.
Whyte (82) Ave. between 101 St. and 108 St.

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival | Through July 12
You never know who you’ll run in to when roving artists take to the streets for a variety of shows featuring magic, comedy, puppets, juggling, storytelling, music, fire, and more! Most performances are free, although donations for the performers are encouraged.
Various venues 780-425-5162

Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton | July 5 – 12
Celebrate Edmonton’s heritage with hands-on experiences including horse-drawn carriage rides, tours of historical buildings, streetcar rides, storytelling, live music, and more.
Various venues

Sand on Whyte | Through July 12
Award-winning artists from around the world sculpt magnificent, giant sand creations on Whyte Avenue. This is a great festival to visit more than once, as you can watch the sculptures take shape throughout the week!
Northeast corner of Whyte (82) Ave. and Gateway Blvd.

Interstellar Rodeo | July 24 – 26
St. Vincent, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Father John Misty, and Tanya Tagaq headline this music festival that showcases folk, country, blues, bluegrass, gospel, and rock talents from the Six Shooter Record Label.
Hawrelak Park | 9930 Groat Rd. | 780-442-5311

K-Days | July 17 – 26
This lively carnival kicks off with a parade 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.
Northlands | 7300-116 Ave. | 780-471-7210

Taste of Edmonton | July 16 – 25
Dozens of chefs from restaurants all over the city serve up sample-sized portions of their popular dishes, and a few custom creations, too. Sample a variety of delicious food, wine, and beer in a vibrant outdoor setting while enjoying live music performances, cooking demonstrations, and food pairing workshops.
Churchill Square | 102 Ave. & 100 St. | 780-944-7740


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