Touring the Law Courts

Touring the Law Courts

On Law Day April 22, 2017, visitors get to have a tour of the court rooms, get locked up in a paddy wagon, take selfies behind bars, and ask legal questions to experts face to face. Exhibitors will also be there for further learning and information. If you received a traffic ticket, get tips and pointers on how to proceed, whether to save money or to fight your ticket. There’s activities for all ages and items…

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City Brings Disney to Town, 11,000 Attend

City Brings Disney to Town, 11,000 Attend

Update: The ATB Symphony In the City returns Sept 2-3, 2016 to Churchill Square! The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has stepped up with their free public performances in the last couple years. In 2014, the first symphony in the city took place in Churchill Square and ended in Kinsmen Park playing the 1812 Overture to celebrate the new Light the Bridge project. The 2015 ATB Symphony In The City in Churchill Square featured music from both the…

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Yeg This Weekend: Dec 17-20

Yeg This Weekend: Dec 17-20

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas And all through the city No one finished shopping Not even an MLA’s baby Ok, I’m not a poet, so here’s some of what’s happening this weekend. If you wish to add anything, comment below. Nativity Display (Dec 17 & 18 6-9pm, Dec 18 3-9pm) Free This is Yegventure’s favourite Christmas event in the city. It’s been a quiet hidden staple in Edmonton for many Christmases, which is quite fitting as…

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Festival of Trees at 31

Festival of Trees at 31

The Festival of Trees is one of the earlier events kicking off the winter festival run in the city. You’ll find hundreds of beautifully decorated trees here every year. The event proceeds go to the University Hospital Foundation, this year supporting the trauma unit and complex surgeries. With 160 trees this year, there is always something to see around the corner. This year the festival runs from Thursday, Nov 26 to Sunday, Nov 29 from 9am-9pm…

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Yeg This Weekend: Nov 20-22

Yeg This Weekend: Nov 20-22

Advent doesn’t begin until next weekend but Christmas is already in the air. We have a couple winter events and several markets to prepare you for the holiday season. Here are events happening this weekend in the Edmonton area. All Is Bright on 124 Street (Nov 21) Free All Is Bright winter festival is among the first to kick off the long list of winter festivals in Edmonton. The festival opens up local businesses along…

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Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-Up

Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-Up

It’s a mouthful but it’s a whole lotta fun as the annual Christmas tree gets lit up in Churchill Square. Holiday Light Up On The Square this year is Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 from 4-7pm and is free. Organized by the Downtown Business Association, there will be family fun (including family-friendly burlesque) after the City Market closes with extended hours. Fireworks will launch as the tree is lit up. Food bank donations will also be accepted…

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Yeg This Weekend: Nov 13-15

Yeg This Weekend: Nov 13-15

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This weekend begins a long line-up of winter festivals until the end of winter. The only thing we’re missing is _____. I’ll leave that up to imagination. Here are some events this weekend. Holiday Light Up On The Square (Nov 14 4-7pm) Free It’s a mouthful but it’s a whole lotta fun as the annual Christmas tree gets lit up in Churchill Square. Organized by the Downtown…

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Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Hit

Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Hit

The 2016 Chili Cook Off is Nov 4, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 in Churchill Square.  The 25th Annual Chili Cook Off kicked off the Canadian Finals Rodeo’s Rodeo Week in Edmonton. The annual event attracts downtown lunch goers and tourists coming to town for the CFR, which will be the 42nd event in 2015. Over the years it has taken some various names, but the Chili Cook Off remains one of favourite events for Edmontonians in…

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Lazia Fall Menu Tasting

Lazia Fall Menu Tasting

Yegventures was recently invited to the fall menu tasting at Lazia Restaurant for four. Before our meals, I had a chance to walk through a lounge party serving hors d’oeuvre and they looked mouthwatering. From left to right, four of the selections were: parmigiano doughnuts, boxing wings,  edamame sesame dip, and Moroccan lamb meatballs. We arrived at our table to quench our thirst to have 4 specialty drinks designed at Lazia. I had the fuzzy peach, which uses peach popbles…

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Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Learning can become a costly affair if you’re into local history and wish to visit museums to increase your knowledge. Luckily, there’s plenty of museums in Edmonton which are free admission. Here is a compilation of free museums in Edmonton. If any are missing, please comment below. University of Alberta Museums Collections You can call this the Smithsonian Institute of Edmonton. The University of Alberta Museums is a group of roughly 30 different museums and collections,…

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