August 17, 2022 / By: Jesse Greenwell

Best Events to Enjoy the Rest of this Summer in Edmonton

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Summer may be wrapping up next month, but there’s still lots of time to enjoy the sun and spend some time with friends and family, or even just take in some events by yourself! The best part about some of these events is how close they are to Mainstreet apartments, located all over Edmonton meaning we have something in the right location for you! Like our apartments, many of these events are pet-friendly, too!

So, take a quick browse through this selection and figure out which sounds like the most fun for you. There’s no reason you can’t attend all of them! One of our favourite things about summer is heading outside and enjoying the festivals, events, and celebrations that come along with this awesome season. Whether you want to beat the heat or quell that boredom, we’ve got an Edmonton event for you!

  1. Movies on the Square: Churchill Park
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Movies on the Square: Churchill Park

There’s nothing quite so enjoyable as a summer evening spent outside watching a movie on a big screen with lots of others. From the drive-in movies on the edge of town that became so popular in the 1950s and 1960s, we’ve evolved to enjoy these films on screens in inner-city areas like parks and public squares, and the best part? These events are free!

  1. Edmonton International Fringe Festival 2022
    People watching theatre outside
    Most Popular Nearby MEQ Building: All kinds of them!
    Fringe Theatre Adventures

This renowned festival takes place in cities across the world every summer, bringing live theater to more conventional locations like theaters and less-conventional locations like improvised stages on the street and in parks. Enjoy a little culture on a lovely summer’s day, or take in an evening performance, or do both! On right now until Sunday, August 21st!

  1. Edmonton Reggae Festival: Reggae on the Ave

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Edmonton Reggae Festival

This festival is happening again this year, much to the delight of many Edmontonians who look forward to the Caribbean flavour of this great annual event. Enjoy live music from a ton of talented musicians and take in the culture and food as you relax with your friends! Get your tickets now before they sell out, and remember to support the local business you buy them from!

  1. Edmonton Rock Fest: Together Again
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Edmonton Rock Fest: Together Again

If you’re not in the mood for some inner-city reggae, how about some inner-city rock instead? This huge festival with three nights of top-talent performers kicks off on Friday, with huge names like Burton Cummings, Barenaked Ladies, Paul Brandt, Sam Roberts Band, Kim Mitchell, and a ton of other incredible talents! Get your tickets now before they sell out!

  1. Edmonton Clue Solving Adventure – Downtown Detectives
    Person making notes in a notebook to solve a case

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    Downtown Detectives Site

Something a little different, and super-fun to play with friends! From their website:

Explore the streets, shops and artwork of downtown Edmonton as you take on a criminal mastermind in a real thriller. The year is 1899, and the city is in shock as a mysterious character that is known only as J.M. has threatened the assassination of a local dignitary. Only you and your friends can solve the clues and stop the crime! The only one question remains - are YOU up to the task of solving what may be our most challenging puzzle yet…?