It might be August be there’s still plenty of great weather left to enjoy in Edmonton and the summer city just keeps getting better every year. The festivals and events seem to run non-stop so even if you’ve missed out on some of the local favourites there’s definitely still something left for you to enjoy. Whether you’re into food, culture, or just having fun and taking in the great outdoors we have something that will get you excited. Here’s our list of 5 things to do in Edmonton before the summer ends


Folk Festival


The popular annual four-day outdoor music event is happening this weekend August 10-13 but if you don’t already have tickets you don’t need to panic. Tickets are being sold on ticketmaster and we’ve also seen plenty on Kijiji. Check out the website for schedules and artists at


Outdoor Pools


In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday admission is free to all four of Edmonton’s outdoor pools. Head down to local favorites like Millcreek Ravine to relax and soak in the sunshine on a hot day.


University of Alberta Botanical Garden


Looking for great data idea? Date nights at the botanical gardens are free with admission every Thursday with a new theme every week. Enjoy food, scenery, and the garden bar while you partake in the activities or enjoy the gardens on your own. Unfortunately, they do not supply dates so you’ll have to get your own. Learn more on their website


Watch A Movie At Churchill Square


Round up your family, friends, or significant other checkout Churchill Square for the ultimate outdoor movie experience in Edmonton. Movies on the square is a free outdoor movie series happening Tuesday nights. Upcoming shows including Guardians of the Galaxy 2 as well as Beauty And The Beast. You can learn more on the city of edmonton website.


Pembina River Tubing


Want to get out of the city? A short one hour drive will get you to Entwhistle where you’ll find the Pembina River Tubing Company. They provide tubes for your adventure as well transportation back to your car when you’re done lazily floating down the river for a few hours. You can learn more on their website


These 5 ideas just scratch the surface of what you can still do in Edmonton this summer. Are you planning on doing any of these? What are you excited about that we missed? From the team at Five Star Motor Group, we hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer!


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