This upcoming week in Edmonton is one of the most exciting of the year! As most know, K-Days starts this Friday and is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the summer. However, this week also sees many other unique events happening only in the area. If you're looking for an excuse to visit Edmonton this summer, here is just a few great reasons to make the trip this week, and as always, Red Arrow is here to get you safely to and safely home from your adventures.
K-Days (July 21 - 30)
K-days (formerly known as Klondike Days) is 10 days of fun that happens each year in Edmonton at Northlands. K-days includes a rodeo, exciting rides, games, live music, food and more. Don’t miss out on the Parade July 21st to kick things off! Visit their website to see all the daily events going on including the daily rodeo, kid’s events/activities and live performances from Corb Lund, April Wine, July Talk & more.
Taste of Edmonton (July 20 - 29)
Something for the foodies! Taste of Edmonton is another 10 day festival, held outdoors at Sir Winston Churchill Square. It's the largest food tasting festival in Western Canada with over 50 kiosks and Food Trucks serving delicious and unique foods and includes more than just food, but also entertainment and music. This year while checking out the amazing food vendors, be sure to catch performances from the likes of Bif Naked, I Mother Earth, and SHAD.
Interstellar Rodeo (July 21 - 23)
You may not find bull riding or barrel racing at this rodeo, but you will definitely find an amazing three days of music, entertainment and fun! The Interstellar Rodeo is an intimate music festival that has been happening annually since 2012 at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park. This year’s festival will see performances from Canadian Indie Rock legend’s Broken Social Scene, as well as Aloe Blacc, Serena Ryder and many more. Take in some delicious food and drinks outdoors while enjoying the sounds of Interstellar Rodeo.
Ed Sheeran at Rogers Place (July 25 & 26)
With the opening of Rogers Place this past year, Edmonton has been on a roll with great concert after great concert! This coming week sees Ed Sheeran making his way to the city for not only one but two shows! If you're from outside Edmonton, don't worry, we'll take you there - this is one summer concert you will not want to miss!
If this week just doesn't work for you, not to fear, there's excitement going on in Edmonton all year long. We always reccomend a trip to West Edmonton Mall, a stroll down Whyte Ave, or any of the other festivals and events. Check them all out at www.exploreedmonton.com.
Whenever you end up going, Red Arrow will be happy to take you on your next Edmonton adventure!