Canadian Derby | Saturday, 11 – 4:30
It’s the biggest event in Western Canadian racing—a thrilling afternoon where the past and present collide. A day of glamour and action, filled with history and tradition. Celebrate the 88th and Final running of the Canadian Derby this August 19 at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino and be part of history. Get your tickets now!
Food Bike Tour | Saturday
Explore Edmonton’s local cuisines as we begin at Blue Willow for their famous spicy basa and cumin shredded potatoes. Next beer tasting and tour at Alley Kat Brewery. Followed by ParkAllen for traditional pizza, hummus and their famous fattoush salad. Next off Knifewear to learn essential cutting guidelines and smoked meats. Bru Coffee for fresh matcha drinks and sausages with maple syrup.
A Night at the Museum | Friday Night
Paranormal investigator and instructor Morgan Knudsen (Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, Fireside Ghost Experience, CBC) hosts an evening at the Multicultural Heritage Centre in Stony Plain, AB. Knudsen, and renowned entertainer Nikolai Smith, say this five-hour evening adventure is all about separating reality from fantasy in the paranormal field, and engages the audience through participation in the entire night. Find out how the “psychics” do what they do by learning their tricks, have fun with mind-bending experiments, learn about mind over matter, and how genuine paranormal activity gets separated from it all. This evening is all about perception and the journey to understanding where our mind ends and reality begins… or does it?
Vibe at Art Gallery of Alberta | Friday Night
Wind down your work week and the summer with live music, tapas and drinks at the Art Gallery of Alberta. On August 18, come enjoy the smooth musical stylings of Billie Zizi and make your own stop motion animation with artist Stacey Cann. Work together and learn techniques that can be used at home to create longer projects with basic equipment.
Drive in Movie: American Graffiti | Saturday Night
Get out of town, but not too far – and celebrate the Grove Cruise! There’s a free Drive In Movie, speakers for lawn chair seating, and FM transmitter for sitting in the Car. Takes place right after the Fireworks which start at 9:15pm.