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8 things to do in Edmonton this week (Aug 12-16)

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This week, we’re feeling a “Best of Both Worlds” Hannah Montana circa 2006 vibe. Like, chill it out take it slow (working) and then rock out the show (all these fun things to do in Edmonton this week after work). Feel free to don the blonde wig and join us, friends!

Here are 8 of the best things to do in Edmonton this week!

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

Stay weird with the Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival taking place this August. Over 38,000 unique artists have taken part in this festival since its beginning in 1982, so come through to show your support to the newest group!

When: August 15 – August 25
Where: Various locations

Cody Ko & Noel Miller: Tiny Meat Gang Live

If you’re unfamiliar with this comedic duo, do yourself a favour and check out their YouTube channels. If you know what these two short kings are about, well then we don’t have to tell you that this is a show worth seeing.

When: Friday, August 16
Where: Winspear Centre

Burna Boy

This Nigerian rapper has stormed onto the scene and his new release “The African Giant” is picking up plays all over the place. Catch him now before he blows up even more and his ticket prices skyrocket.

When: Friday, August 16
Where: Union Hall, 6240 99 St NW

Edmonton Rock Music Festival

Two days of old school rock and roll including performances by Sloan and Best in Show Revue. The latter includes Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn, and Tommy Tutone, so if you wanna hear some 80s classics, this is the festival for you.

When: Friday, August 16 – Saturday, August 17
Where: Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd NW

DJ Pool Party

Giant pool pong, Giant Jenga and spike ball? Yeah, we can be athletic for this. Also enjoy a live DJ, dranks, giant freezies and ice cream cones, and BBQ eats.

When: Friday, August 16 @ 7 PM – 12 AM
Where: Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool– 9170 Walterdale Hill

Summer Outdoor Movie

Catching a movie in the park with snacks, pizza or a picnic from home is a great reason to stay up late. Scrolling Instagram, not so much.

When: Thursday, August 15 @ 7 PM
Where: Legacy Park, Fort Saskatchewan

Summer 2019 Downtown Art Tour

If you’re interested in learning more about art in Edmonton’s downtown, now’s your chance to get learnt. The City of Edmonton’s Urban Renewal Section is doing guided tours of all the coolest pieces, so don’t miss it!

When: Wednesday, August 14
Where: Downtown Edmonton– Corner of 104 Avenue and 102 Street

IKEA Crayfish Party 2019

Alright, so we have some questions about why this is a thing. But it’s okay, ’cause it includes a crayfish feast, bibs, fun paper hats, schnapps, and a whole lot of songs. Alright, alright, sign us up.

When: Wednesday, August 14
Where: IKEA Edmonton– 1311 102 Street Northwest

So there you have it: 8 great things to do in Edmonton this weekend, so let’s get out there and have a great time!

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