Edmonton’s summer is officially underway. Here are some of the best things happening in and around the city for June 2016.
Canadian Gymnastics Championships
Where: The Butterdome
When: Now May 31 - June 4
Over 1,100 of Canada’s best gymnasts are coming to Edmonton for the Canadian Gymnastics Championships. This event is a chance to see some of our country’s rising stars before they take the world stage. Tickets range from $10 to $20 for each person and family passes are available. For a cheaper option, you can arrive of the 31st for training.
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands
When: June 3 - June 4
Craft beer has exploded in popularity around the world in the past decade, but no where more than Alberta. With more and more craft breweries popping up in Edmonton and the rest of the province, there’s no better time to be a beer drinker in Edmonton. The Craft Beer Festival gives attendees the chance to try beers from around the city and around the world. Plus, there’s seminars on cooking with beer, beer tasting, and more are also happening during the festival.
Where: Various Location in Old Strathcona
When: June 23 - June 26
The Found Festival is the art festival about the here and now, rather than the past. Activities throughout the three-day festival are bound to spring up throughout the Old Strathcona neighbourhood. Expect dance parties on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, stand-up comedy in grocery stores, poetry readings on the High Level Streetcar, and more. The best part of the festival, besides its spontaneity, is its price. Most things are free!
Edmonton Pride Festival
Where: Old Strathcona
When: June 3 - June 12
Edmonton’s Pride Parade returns to its original home in Old Strathcona this year, and a whole bunch of activities are planned around the event. This is an amazing time to celebrate Edmonton’s growing diversity and rich LGBT history. Events include the parade on June 4, live music, art gallery showings celebrating LGBT artists, and more.