Music is as much part of summer as is sunshine, fresh air, and rainstorms. It contributes to mood and
atmosphere. One of the best ways to enjoy summer music is outdoors.
Music of Summer
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is this weekend. The annual event runs from Thursday to
Sunday, and has a die-hard fan base here in the city. There are limited tickets available, so if you
want to hear a diverse variety of music and enjoy the friendly crowds that converge on
Gallagher Hill, you should act quickly!
The Cariwest Great Parade brings vibrant music and dance to the street on Saturday. Starting at
noon, the parade begins at 99 th street and 108 th avenue, ending at Sir Winston Churchill Square.
Cariwest also features several other events this weekend that will celebrate Carribean culture
with food, drinks, and live music.
The Telus World of Science is featuring The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes this
summer. Running until September 5 th, the event features artifacts, puzzles, activities, and a case
To me, the month of August means raspberries. For the past several years, I’ve gathered friends
and kids and spent a day picking raspberries at Horse Hill Berry Farm. I love the wide grassy
aisles between the rows of thorny raspberry canes, the big, wide-open sky, and the picturesque
red building in which we pay for our haul. We bring a lunch and let the kids roam. Back at
home, possibly a little sunburnt, we eat our fill of the juicy berries, then I turn the rest into
freezer jam to be enjoyed all year.
What I’m Doing This Weekend:
My husband and I have our annual date at the Edmonton Folk Fest on Sunday. Every year we
drop the kids off with family and spend a day discovering new music and, if we’re lucky, enjoying
an old favourite. This year we’re especially looking forward to seeing The Head and the Heart.
Don't Forget Cowboys for Kids Happening Next Week, August 14, 12-3pm
We'd love to have you celebrate and donate to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. Click HERE for tickets!
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