Every weekend in the summer, there are many events, activities and festivals, in and around Edmonton. These are just a few of them.
We’re going to take the Edmonton Streetcar tomorrow to visit the Whyte Avenue area (Old Strathcona). The streetcar is very interesting and a very convenient and inexpensive way to travel between Old Strathcona and downtown.
We’re going to visit the Edmonton Sand Sculpture Exhibition, near Whyte Avenue and Gateway Boulevard. Sand sculptures are very popular in beach locations. They’re not very common, here in urban Alberta!
The Sand on Whyte is part of a popular, long-running art festival, Edmonton Art Walk, which has operated near Whyte Avenue for many years.
Edmonton Street Performers’ Festival is continuing in Churchill Square, if you want to see acrobats, comedians, or jugglers performing.
For a very unique activity, there are also 2 pow wows being held near Edmonton this weekend:
Enoch Cree Nation is very close to West Edmonton Mall. Take Whitemud Drive outside the city to Highway 60, and then travel south past the townsite (less than 5 kilometres). The pow wow arbour is on the east (left) side of the highway, travelling south.
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation is located north of Lac Ste. Anne, near Glenevis, AB. It would be about a 1-hour drive to visit from Edmonton.