August in Edmonton is one of our favourite times of the year. The sun is almost always shining and everyone is relishing the final moments of their summer holidays. Looking for fun ways you and the family can soak up the great weather together? We have ten great suggestions for you!

#10 The Edmonton Blues Festival

The Edmonton Blues Festival is 20-years-old this year which means the energy will be even more vibrant than ever. If you love the blues or just enjoy live music in great weather, this is a must-see festival. Headliners include Samantha Fish, Sugaray Rayford, Journey Thru Soul, and more.

Where: Heritage Amphitheatre

When: August 24 to 26

#9 Symphony Under the Sky

The Symphony Under The Sky returns this year with a three-event series. Enjoy beautiful music in the great outdoors from the talented Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Where: Heritage Amphitheatre

When: August 30 – 31

#8 What The Truck?!

This is a great event and something the whole family will enjoy. Sample some of the tastiest treats from the best food trucks in Edmonton. Dessert, tacos, sliders… it’s all there.

Where: RE/MAX Field

When: August 26

#7 Folk Fest

The Folk Fest line-up this year is certainly one to remember. Acts like Regina Spektor, Shakey Graves and more will all be wowing thousands of local music fans under the perfect backdrop of the Edmonton downtown skyline. Bring the family, bring a blanket and enjoy.

Where: Gallagher Park

When: August 9 – 12

#6 Fort Edmonton Park

Bring the kids down and enjoy special events celebrating the early pioneer days. Costumed actors bring the past to life while food and horseback rides help you fully immerse yourself in the experience.

Where: 7000 – 143 Street

When: May 19 – September 30

#5 Edmonton Corn Maze

The Edmonton Corn Maze is about more than just corn. Enjoy potato cannons, jumping pillows, farm animals and farcade games (you read that right). It’s a great time everyone will enjoy, especially the little ones.

Where: Spruce Grove

When: July 23 – September 3

#4 The Wild Heart Collective Culinary Walk

Bet you didn’t realize there is a thriving restaurant scene on 118th Avenue? If you did, hats off to you. If not, now is the time to explore. Sample delicious appetizers and entrees from some of the best places along Alberta Avenue.

Where: 118th Ave

When: August 29

#3 St. Alberta Botanical Park

Nothing looks more beautiful in the summer than lush botanical gardens. Plus, it’s free.

Where: 265 Sturgeon Road

When: May to September

#2 Peddle Around Hawrelak

Rent a pedal boat with friends or family and go for a cruise on the water. Rentals cost $7 for 20 minutes or $10 for 40 minutes per person.

Where: 2909 113 Ave NW

When: June 29 – September 2

#1 Dinosaurs Unearthed: Down to the Bone

Have any dino lovers in the family? Treat them to  “Dinosaurs Unearthed: Down to the Bone,” at the  Telus World of Science Edmonton.  Embark on a prehistoric journey about what life was like on Earth in the time of the dinosaurs.

Where: World of Science in Edmonton

When: August 11