6 Edmonton Events You Don't Want to Miss in July

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6 Edmonton Events You Don't Want to Miss in July

The city of festivals truly hits its stride in the summer, and Edmonton has a jam-packed event schedule for July. Live music, dramatic performances, delicious food, and plenty of games and activities are sure to have something of interest for everyone!


Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

  • When and where: July 8th - 17th in City Hall and Churchill Square
  • What it is: More than 60 international artists take over Sir Winston Churchill Square and put on more than 150 public outdoor performances that are accessible to anyone - even kids. From stilt walkers to jugglers to everything in between, entertainment happens at the street level to give you a uniquely interactive experience. 
  • How much it is: The Street Performers Festival honours the pass-the-hat tradition to show appreciation for the creativity of the artists.   

Freewill Shakespeare Festival

  • When and where: June 21st - July 17th at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park
  • What it is: The Freewill Shakespeare Festival presents Romeo And Juliet and Love’s Labour’s Lost in a uniquely seasonal outdoor environment at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park. Audiences have an opportunity to experience the intelligence and wit of Shakespeare and delve into the thematic relevance of his work that still resonates in our modern world.
  • How much it is: Ticket information available here

A Taste of Edmonton

  • When and where: July 21 - 30th in Sir Winston Churchill Square
  • What it is: A Taste of Edmonton is entering its 30th year as one of Edmonton's most popular festivals with new additions from 9 new restaurants, interactive competitions, and an increased focus on independently-owned vendors. As always, there will be plenty of live music from established artists like Shawn Desman, Prozzak, and Born Ruffians, as well as hometown acts like Livy Jeanne, Mitchmatic, and Scenic Route to Alaska. 
  • How much it is: Entry is free and food tickets are available at ticket booths on location.

Interstellar Rodeo

  • When and where: July 22-24th in Hawrelak Park
  • What it is: Interstellar Rodeo is celebrating their fifth year of bringing an eclectic mix of performers across a wide variety of options, while staying true to their origins and emphasizing innovative artists in roots and Americana. Interstellar Rodeo is set to be one of Edmonton's biggest music festivals of the summer with their most youthful lineup to date including performances from Sam Roberts, Lord Huron, the Strumbellas, Cat Power, Jose Gonzalez, and Reuben and the Dark.  
  • How much it is: Ticket information and availability can be found here

K Days 

  • When and where: July 22 - 31st at Northlands, 116 avenue and 73 street
  • What it is: K Days marks the annual transformation of Northlands Park into an arena packed full of games, rides, entertainment, concerts, shopping, and plenty of food and family activities. This year, they're doubling the excitement with 20 concerts on two stages, including performances by Coleman Hell, The Trews, Matthew Good, and X Ambassadors.
  • How much it is: Ticket information available here

Lawn Summer Nights

  • When and where: 6:00pm every Thursday in July at the Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club
  • What is it:  Lawn summer nights started in Vancouver and has grown into a national fundraiser that's raised over 1.4 million dollars to help those living with Cystic Fibrosis in Canada. Grab yourself and a group of three friends and get ready to hit the greens! We're so happy to not only register our own team but also sponsor the official #LawnSummer after-party for this amazing cause! More information can be found at http://lawnsummernights.com/EDM/
  • How much is it: Registration information and tickets are available here

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Driftwood Tap Takeover

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Driftwood Tap Takeover

We're stoked to announce that we're hosting Driftwood Brewery's first tap takeover outside of their native BC from July 7th - 16th! We need your help welcoming them to Alberta by enjoying their tasty brew and tapping them dry.

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Introducing Our Summer Cocktails!

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Introducing Our Summer Cocktails!

No matter what you're craving, we're sure to have a tasty beverage that'll help you beat the heat this summer. Come down on weekdays for happy hour from 3-6pm! 

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Lawn Summer Nights

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Lawn Summer Nights

Help us welcome a new lawn bowling fundraiser in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada to Edmonton this summer, Lawn Summer Nights! We are so pleased to be participating and sponsoring the official after party! Gather your team and get ready to hit the greens for a good cause and a whole lot of fun.

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Now open for lunch on Saturdays!

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Now open for lunch on Saturdays!

Downtown dwellers, we are here for you, Monday - Saturday, for your lunch and dinner needs! So come on down for lunch on a Saturday, it's the perfect excuse to try our new summer menu, at a leisurely pace.

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DJ PUMP IS BACK

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DJ PUMP IS BACK

We are incredibly excited to welcome back our good friend DJ Pump back to the Common once again for what promises to be an eclectic night of booty shaking beats. 

In a world so often plagued by mediocrity, it’s depressingly common to have to endure run-of-the-mill DJ's. Here to save the day, DJ PUMP stands out as being unique in his delivery and exquisite talent. Pump’s abilities are only measured by a few, while his range stretches the boundaries of turntablism and what it means to be a true party DJ. The balance of musical value and skills. DJ’s that can do both are the DJ’s worth remembering and Pump is on that alpha list.

Be sure to check his mix cloud  https://www.mixcloud.com/djpump/

 

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New Summer Menu

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New Summer Menu

Edmonton is in bloom and with the new summer season upon us it’s time for fresh new food options! As always, our menu features original dishes conceived and crafted by our Chef, Jesse Morrison-Gauthier. Jesse describes the new menu as, “a flavour forward approach to spring dining with fresh and whimsical plates”.

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An introduction to sour beer

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An introduction to sour beer

Sour beer over the past couple years has been gaining mass popularity amongst beer enthusiasts. It can be a bit off-putting at first, this type of beer possesses a wide range of complex flavours and has beer lovers world wide enamoured. Its surprisingly the oldest beer in the world, not by choice though, for thousands of years beers were sour because humans didn’t know the existence of yeast & bacteria. Beer would become sour if not consumed quickly enough. 

Aged in wooden barrels and often fermented with a variety of different fruit, this beer is often enjoyed by wine drinkers as it shares some similar characteristics (acidity, dryness & fruit notes). 

We currently have local Alberta brewery, Blindman, supplying us with their small batch sour beer. It's dry-hopped with a citrusy Australian and tropical experimental hop, it's got bite! Make sure to swing by the common and introduce yourself to this unique style of beer.

Blindman Brewery Sour Beer Edmonton, Alberta

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Will We See You at Perfect Match?

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Will We See You at Perfect Match?

Shoes, gloves, earrings...there's a reason why two is better than one. But pairs extend well beyond clothing. Having the right combination of food and drink can lead to an unforgettable night—that's why we're excited to announce our upcoming event: Perfect Match!

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Behind The Scenes with Gold Blooded Deejays!

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Behind The Scenes with Gold Blooded Deejays!

Before skinny jeans and Soundcloud streams forced their way into contemporary hip hop, DJ Twist and DJ Sonny Grimez, better known as Gold Blooded DJs, were giving Edmontonians their necessary dose of old school sounds. Check out this exclusive interview to learn more about these Edmonton mainstays and how Hip Hop Karaoke came to be!

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HIGH KICKS

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HIGH KICKS

Nothing like an amazing free show to start your east long weekend off right. This Thursday Uncommon proudly presents HIGH KICKS (Calgary) with Bonspiel. All domestic draught will also be on special for only $4. Lovers of all things Hip Hop should also make sure to check out another edition of Hip Hop Karaoke  which will be going down directly below the Common at 9910

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Charly Hustle

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Charly Hustle

Beyond stoked to have this amazing DJ pay us a visit from toon town. Make sure to peep his award winning Red Bull Thre3style set in the video below. 

Charly Hustle is an award-winning DJ from Saskatoon, SK. He is the 2015 Red Bull Thre3style Canadian champion. His style consists of using dexterous skill and creativity to make a dance party in ANY situation. He’s got a penchant for taking left turns and any genre is fair game so long as it makes people smile and dance. That’s the essence of experiencing a Charly Hustle set...smiling while you’re dancing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz5rnSftl8E&spfreload=10

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