Sustainival, June 6-9, Kingsway Mall
It’s the most environmentally conscious carnival you can go to. This festival, which is powered entirely on green energy, features more than 45 rides and attractions and the Green Beast Eco Challenge which is an Amazing Race style event that spans the entire festival and teaches kids and adults about sustainability. Ride All-Day passes are $30 dollars but admission into the festival is free for wanderers and people who want to enjoy some of the festivities, learn about sustainability and participate in the Green Beast Eco Challenge.
Freewill Shakespeare Festival, June 18-July 14, Heritage Ampitheatre
If you like Shakespeare, then you’ll like this festival. This year’s feature plays include Two Gentlemen of Verona (Comedy) and The Winter’s Tale (Tragedy), but how you enjoy those two plays are entirely up to you. The festival also features multiple special events including wine pairings, feasts, cask nights and even afternoon tea. The shows run on alternating nights at 8 p.m., with matinee showings at 2 p.m. on weekends.
Edmonton International Jazz Festival, June 21-30, Various Locations
Ladies and gentlemen get your jazz hands out, warm up your scat voice and get ready for some big bands, cause the Edmonton International Jazz Fest is making its return to our city. The 10-day festival celebrating jazz has been calling Edmonton home since 2005. This year’s festival features more than 70 events spread out over 10 venues. If you like jazz music, then you will certainly find it easy to make an enjoyable evening out of any of the 10 days.
Sand on Whyte, June 28-July 7, Whyte Ave
Do you remember Ice on Whyte? Same idea, different material. The seventh year of this display will take place across the street from the Old Strathcona Hotel and is only admissible by donation. The theme for this year’s event is More Than a Feeling featuring carvings from professional artists Peter Vogelaar and Guy Olivier-Deveau. In addition to the sand sculptures, Ohana Donuterie will be out serving donuts, there will be summer camp groups for children and the fresh air of Whyte Ave during the summer!
Concerts and Events
The Cult, June 7 @ River Cree Resort
Judas Priest, June 11 @ Rogers Place
Corey Hart, June 12 @ Rogers Place
Shawn Mendes, June 16 @ Rogers Place
The Music of Harry Potter, June 21 & 22 @ the Winspear Centre
Soundtrack Festival Featuring Boyz II Men, Shaggy and Ludacris, June 22 @ Kinsmen Park
Pentationix, June 30 @ Rogers Place