Silver Skate Festival

Silver Skate Festival

The Silver Skate Festival has been a hidden gem in the city for years, and thanks to social media, this event finally receives the attention it deserves. Even in winter city, it’s hard to have an annual winter event last 27 years. In fact, it is the oldest running winter festival in the city. No other winter festival in Edmonton brings together drama, art, sports, fire, ice, and fun like Silver Skate. The 2017 festival…

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Deep Freeze Winter Festival

Deep Freeze Winter Festival

One of Edmonton’s newer winter festivals, Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival, is certainly one which will warm you to the Byzantine quite quickly. Here’s a video recap of the earliest Edmonton winter festival on the calendar year. It returns to Alberta Avenue January 14 – 15, 2017. 118th Ave will be closed from 90st to 94st for the duration of the festival. Here’s a map and a schedule of events.

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Taste of Edmonton is Back!

Taste of Edmonton is Back!

Taste of Edmonton opens for its 31st year this year and it’s even bigger than ever. Following new chair Miles Quon a couple seasons back, the event has grown to almost half a million visitors within its 10 day festival. Here’s a Yegventures videos from a past Taste of Edmonton to whet your appetite for 2015. And since it is Throwback Thursday, here’s a throwback moment from the Green Onion Cake eating contest at Taste…

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Green & Glow Winter Fest

Green & Glow Winter Fest

As a one time event, the University of Alberta Alumni Association organized the Green and Glow Festival to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Too bad it’s not an annual event because this was one of the best run winter festivals to hit the city in a very long time.

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I Heart YEG Winter Festival

I Heart YEG Winter Festival

To say goodbye to winter in Edmonton, the I Heart YEG Winter Festival was created by the City of Edmonton Parks. As the 2nd annual event, this festival has a lot of potential at the Alfred Savage facility by the Whitemud Equine Centre. It certainly brings people to the great outdoors and the Parks system.

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Metropolis Winter Festival

Metropolis Winter Festival

Edmonton today is now marketed as a Winter City, but it hasn’t been a smooth transition without some flops. The Metropolis Winter Festival was perhaps one with the highest controversy. Since Churchill Square isn’t put to use during the winter months, why not add several large pavilions to draw people in? Sounds like a great idea on paper, but the result was an expensive eyesore in the square for months. This was then put on…

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