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Winefest

The Wine World is waiting at Winefest Calgary. Escape to Winefest and experience hundreds of wines with one ticket! A ticket includes a sampling of wines from the world’s most celebrated regions, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary wine glass. Attendees can take advantage of the Sobeys Liquor and Safeway Wine & Spirits onsite store to purchase their favourite finds to enjoy at home.

Edmonton Whisky Festival

At this annual fundraiser for the MS Society, you can taste from over 175 whiskies and learn from whisky distillers, master blenders, and experts during master classes. And as you note subtle flavours and aromas, you’ll also enjoy tasty appetizers, such as the legendary haggis sausage rolls.

Dig In Horticulinary Festival

This exciting weekend of culinary adventures will introduce all the possibilities and benefits of eating locally grown food. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on workshops, participants will learn how to grow food in an urban setting and to prepare and preserve their own produce. There will be workshops on edible landscaping, nano-farming, saving money and shopping local, and home brewing craft beer.

Edmonton Oktoberfest

Sample a variety of Oktoberfest brews from Germany and local Edmonton microbreweries. There will be live music—including an authentic Oompah band—to set the tone, and great German and international food to sample. After all, what goes better with beer than a salted pretzel?

Taste of Edmonton

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. This year they’re also partnering with the Canadian Food Championships!

GREEKFEST

(August 11 to 21). Sip ouzo, zorba dance and experience Greek food, dance and music. See website for schedule. ottawagreekfest.com

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

Whether you’re a beer geek or casual sipper, find some new favourite brews with samples of over 400 different beers from 90 breweries, and try a selection of food from a variety of the city’s unique eateries. You can also attend Brew Master seminars, Cooking with Beer seminars, and Food and Beer Pairing workshops to learn more about the characteristics and flavours of various beers.

Downtown Dining Week

Downtown becomes a foodie’s heaven as the finest restaurants in the city centre show off their culinary creativity and serve up multi-course meals at special discount prices of $18, $30, 0r $48. Visit the website for a complete list of participating restaurants and menus.