July in Edmonton


July 9, 2024

Words by: Brandy Belitsky

Festivals, food and fun!

Canada Day on the Edmonton Riverboat
July 1 – The Edmonton Riverboat

Celebrate Canada Day on the Edmonton Riverboat with three exciting events. The Lunch Cruise starts at 11:30 AM and offers a delicious buffet and scenic views of the city’s River Valley. The afternoon cruise starts at 3 PM and features a dinner buffet and signature Canada Day cocktails. The Canada Day Fireworks Cruise starts at 8:30 PM, providing guests with a spectacular view of the evening’s fireworks display over the river.


Edmonton International Street Performers Festival
July 5 – 14 – Churchill Square

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival in the heart of downtown. This vibrant festival features a variety of street performances, including circus acts, comedy, and music. Special events include Kids’ World, Busker Academy, and family-friendly Dino-Dance Parties. Enjoy daily performances from 10:30 AM to 11:00 PM with a grand finale on July 14 ending at 4:00 PM. 


The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival
July 12 – 14 – Kinsmen Park

Get ready to laugh your pants off at The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival. The festival kicks off on July 12 with performances by Andrew Schulz and Shane Gillis. On July 13, Kevin Hart will headline the event, bringing his “Acting My Age” standup tour to the stage. The final day, July 14, features Bert Kreischer along with Whitney Cummings, Steph Tolev, and Lisa Gilroy, promising a night filled with laughter and entertainment.


Taste Of Edmonton
July 18 – 28 – Churchill Square

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, this eleven-day food festival showcases diverse offerings from many of Edmonton’s culinary hotspots, a market featuring local artisans, live performances from Glass Tiger, Classified, Court Jester Duelling Pianos, and more. Enjoy special pre-sale pricing on tickets until July 17.


Freewill Shakespeare Festival
June 20 – July 14 – Multiple Locations

Experience William Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Freewill Shakespeare Festival as it tours four Edmonton community leagues: Crestwood, Kenilworth, Lessard and Sherbrooke. Enjoy evening performances from Tuesday to Saturday and weekend matinees, with special Pay-What-You-Will options on Tuesday evenings and Saturday matinees. Student Sundays offers $5 tickets with a valid ID. The festival includes food, music and pre-show entertainment.


July 19 – 28 – Edmonton Expo Centre

Experience one of Edmonton’s most anticipated summer events! This annual exhibition features thrilling rides, live music, delicious food, shopping and entertainment for all ages. This year’s Music Fest lineup features Amanda Marshall, Theory Of A Deadman, Metric, Simple Plan, Ja Rule, Ludacris and more. All K-Days concerts are included with gate admission.


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