The Mac and Cheese Festival, July 5-7, Borden Park
It’s a massive mac and cheese contest. With more than 50 teams competing for up to $5,000 in prizes, it is sure to be a culmination of the best mac and cheeses in this city. There are more than 50 different types of mac and cheese to try and many different ways to enjoy. Past highlights included taco in a bag mac and cheese, waffle cone mac and cheese and brisket mac and cheese, so you can imagine the kinds of crazy mac and cheeses we’ll get in Edmonton!
Edmonton Street Performer Festival, July 5-14, Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park
Want to spend a day watching buskers entertain and amaze? Well, there is no better time or place than the Street Performers Festival! With a combination of local, national and international performers putting on 150 performances daily, this festival is sure to keep you entertained all day long. The festival features a boatload of entertainers including mimes, jugglers, magicians, human statues, dancers, musicians and more. In addition to the performers, there are also late-night events for adults, busker workshops and loads of games for the whole family.
Taste of Edmonton, July 18-28, Capital Plaza
In its second year at the beautiful legislature grounds overlooking the river valley, Taste of Edmonton has something for everyone. With more than 90 food samples, more than 50 drink options and 30 Canadian artists including Ruben and the Dark, Five Alarm Funk, Hawksley Workman, Tokyo Police Club, Classified and more, this 10-day celebration of food and music promises to deliver. Now the biggest question is whether to go to Taste of Edmonton or…
K-Days, July 19-28, Edmonton Expo Grounds
It’s the biggest event of the summer featuring eight halls of activities and exposition, two stages of entertainment, a full midway across Northlands park and countless food trucks and stations. This year’s music line-up features The Offspring, T-Pain, Hollerado, USS, Kip Moore and more. More interested in the food? There’s always Ribfest, featuring some of the best ribs and BBQ to grace Edmonton. Never mind the wacky new food that always delights and surprises like last year’s popular cheesy chicken hearts (yes, that was a thing). K-days promises to be the same awesome festival it is every year, and we’re looking forward to it.
Concerts and Events
Punk In Drublic, July 6, Edmonton Expo Grounds
Billy Idol, July 9, River Cree Resort and Casino
Terri Clark, July 10, River Cree Resort and Casino
Mark Forward, July 10-14, The Comic Strip
Death Cab for Cutie, July 13, Edmonton Expo Centre
The Joy Formidable, July 16, Starlite Room
Slash, July 20, Edmonton Convention Centre
Chaos AB, July 26 & 27, Kinsmen Park
UFC 240, July 27, Rogers Place
Interstellar Rodeo, July 26-28, Hawrelack Park
Def Leppard, July 28, Rogers Place