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Summer Festivals in Old Strathcona

Tuesday July 08 , 2014

Summer Events in Old Strathcona

Festivals and events are a great place to meet new people. My first date with my Wife was a festival and I can honestly say that it was a lot less pressure filled than sitting across a table and watching each other chew food and swapping resumes with one another.

In this article, I’ve summarized some fun upcoming festivals and events in the Old Strathcona area this summer. The reason I have done so is because there are many ways and places to meet new people this summer. All it requires is that you leave your house. Pretty simple, right?

So you’re single and want to meet some new people. How do you go about doing this at a festival or event? Say you decide to attend one of the festivals or events that serve food. You could easily start up a conversation with a person based on what you observe. You could ask that guy or girl, what they are eating or drinking and whether it’s any good. Or you could go to an arts festival and ask someone’s opinion of an art piece. It’s really that simple!

On top of that you’re likely to meet like minded people who share the same interests as you. People who are attending the Whyte Avenue Art Walk or Sand on Whyte, are likely to be into art, compared to people who attend Bermuda Festival who maybe local music lovers. Chances are the conversation you are having can be about something you both bond over.

But what if you’re already in a relationship? Well, we all should know that the hardest part of a relationship is keeping it fresh, fun and exciting. Part of that is planning fun activities to do together. There are tons of festivals and events listed below that will appeal to people of all ages.

Let’s look at what’s on tap for this summer in Old Strathcona.

Sand on Whyte – July 4-13

Sand on Whyte is a ten day festival that premiered last July. I was fortunate enough to have attended the festival last year and was completely blown away by the art on display. This festival showcases sand sculptures from the same amazing artists who brought you Ice On Whyte. The location of the Festival has moved this year to the south east corner of Gateway (103 Street) and Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue).

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Whyte Avenue Art Walk July 11-13

Almost 20 years old, the Whyte Avenue Art Walk is one of the older festivals that attracts over 40,000 annual visitors to Old Strathcona over 3 days. The Whyte Avenue Art Walk features an outdoor studio and gallery showcasing hundreds of artists. You can talk to the artists, learn about their art and gain a better appreciation for the work they do. Last, but not least, if you like a piece of art, you can purchase it.

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Bermuda Festival July 31-August 4

The second annual Bermuda Festival primarily takes place at three Old Strathcona venues: The Pawn Shop, Wunderbar and Cha Island, along with secret venues throughout the area. There are over 30 bands performing throughout the festival.

And for fans of the visual arts, check out the art auction with unique paintings depicting the festival theme.

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Edmonton International Fringe Festival August 14-24

The 33rd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is time tripping to the 70's with 'Fringed and Confused!', August 14-24.

There are hundreds of shows, free outdoor entertainment, KidsFringe, buskers, vendors, beer gardens and fringe food. Join the Fringe Fan Club for exclusive merchandise including buttons, Program Guides, collectible Festival poser, 2014 Fringe Festival t-shirt, special invitations, gifts and more.

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