Yeg This Weekend: Sept 11-13

Was the Labour Day weekend just not enough for you? Well, surprise, there’s more events this weekend. You can perhaps call this weekend one for arts and fitness. Who knew they’d go together? These are the events below and sadly, there are no Yegventures videos on any of these yet. Please remember to plan your route as there are at least 5 marathons happening this weekend.

Did we miss anything? Post them in the comments below!

What The Truck?! (Sept 11) $

whatthetruckThe last event this season will come back full circle to Churchill Square tonight. A total of 35 food trucks await you as you arrive, perhaps from a free ride on Uber. The event is partnering up with Uber to offer $20 off their first Uber ride so you can arrive in comfort and save money to fill yourself up on an incredible menu selection. Which food are you looking to run into most? Maybe all of them???

This last What The Truck?! runs at the square from 4pm to 8pm tonight. Item prices range from $2.50 to $10.

 

Strathearn Art Walk (Sept 12) Free

strathearnThe Strathearn community invites the Folk Festival peeps who just can’t get enough of the neighbourhood, and citizens of Edmonton, to their 4th annual Art Walk. City of Edmonton Poet Laureate Charlotte Cranston and busker Audrey Shonn is among some of the entertainment at the event. Taste the famous Strathearn pulled pork sandwiches, walk along the beautiful lookouts at sunset, and have a wonderful day out with the family.

Oh, we forgot to mention there’s over 100 artist vendors as part of the Art Walk this year. Events run from 1pm-9pm. Link here.

 

Yegfest (Sept 11-12) $$

yegfestYegfest is a new urban arts festival taking over an unorthodox urban location on a way only Edmonton can call urban.

The festival will feature hip hop music, dance, live graffiti art, vendor boardwalk market, and other urban creations under the big Heritage Ampitheatre at Hawrelak Park.

Tickets are $20 Friday, $30 Saturday, and $40 for a weekend pass.

A full list of the performers and tickets here.

 Kaleido Family Arts Festival (Sept 11-13) Free

kaleidoThe Kaleido Family Arts Festival’s 10th year will surely shake up perceptions of the Alberta Avenue Arts District. You’ll see art forms of all types on roofs, alleys, parks, and event performances on the walls of buildings.

Like a kaleidoscope, you’ll be astonished by happenings around every corner of the Alberta Avenue community. With workshops, dancing, music, art, and beer gardens, it’s an event everyone will enjoy.

Schedule of events here.

 

Red Shoe Crawl on 124 Street (Sept 13) $$

124crawlDon’t let the red shoe throw you off as this is for men & women. The red shoe reflects Ronald McDonald as it’s in support of Red Shoe Society of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta. Red Shoe Crawl invites participants to crawl along 124 Street’s restaurants & businesses to sample the food and other delights within the business district from High Street to 108 Av. Some food samplings include Relish Gourmet Burgers, Duchess Bake Shop, La Favorite, and more. Work off the food by visiting a few of the multiple galleries and boutiques with special offers only available to Red Shoe Crawl donors.

Get your tickets here.

 

Harvest Of The Past Food Harvest Festival (Sept 13) $

harvestpastCelebrate the harvest of central Alberta as it was between 1982-1930 at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Enjoy a strawberries and cream pancake breakfast, dry herbs, strip feathers, make kapusta, grind wheat, and participate in food demonstrations. Of course, the historical landmarks on site will be open as well.

It’s the final special event of the year, so the special event rate applies, although annual passes will be accepted. Adults $15, seniors $12, youth (7-17) $7.50, family $35.

Blast to the past with details here.

Semicolon tattoo (Sept 13) $$

semicolonBe a part of the Momentum that’s sweeping Edmonton and attend the 1st Edmonton Semicolon Tattoo Awareness Event happening September 13th in support of mental health awareness. Participants will be able to get a temporary or permanent semicolon tattoo with proceeds to Momentum Walk In Counselling of Edmonton.

More details here.

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