Explore Edmonton: Summer Events To Check Out This August 2022

Summers in Edmonton are pretty phenomenal!

There’s so much to do and we get sunshine for so much of the day that it’s hard not to find yourself eager to get out and about in and around the city during the summer season.

As the summer winds down, I wanted to share a few events in the city you might consider checking out this August 2022.

These events are extra special because they’ll actually feature EPCOR’s Glass of the Sask community water tank—serving free, delicious, local tap water!

No really, Edmonton’s tap water is amazing and that’s why I was excited to partner with EPCOR this summer to highlight our local water—and other things local, like restaurants and events.

EPCOR’s Glass of the Sask initiative celebrates Edmonton and the things that make it unique – including community-building events like block parties and community league days.

Be sure to check out some of these community events in Edmonton this August 2022 and while you’re there—enjoy a Glass of the Sask on EPCOR!

Edmonton Events to Check Out This August 2022

Find EPCOR's Glass of the Sask Water Tank at community events this summer!

August 13, 2022 – Edmonton Pride Float

Location: From Terwillegar Park to Sir Wilfred Laurier Park

Edmonton Pride Float is a new rainbow river float for the LGBTQ2S* community and their friends! Bring your fun inflatable, decorate a kayak or canoe, and experience a float like no other!

Entertainment includes local drag queens, music, and mermaids who will join us on our journey down the river. The float time is roughly 2-hours starting at Terwillegar Park and ending at Sir Wilfred Laurier Park. Adults only.

Find the Glass of the Sask water tank at Sir Wilfred Laurier Park Picnic Site #9 (near the Ball Diamond next to the Boat Launch Exit).

Edmonton Pride Float August 13 2022
Attend the inaugural Edmonton Pride Float on Aug 13, 2022!

August 18, 2022 – Rock the Park

Location: Sherbrooke Community League Hall / Parking Lot (13008 122 Ave.)

Find the Glass of the Sask water tank in the parking lot.

Rock the Park is a FREE concert series put on by the Sherbrooke Community League featuring local artists every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. over the summer! August 18 is when Glass of the Sask will be present (but there’s also another concert on August 25 and September 8). Enjoy music, community and a BBQ in support of 22/23 Rink Operations Funding.

Rock the Park Sherbrooke Edmonton
Rock the Park Summer 2022 Schedule.

August 19, 2022 – Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – ESO Outdoors

Location: Castle Downs Park (11520 153 Ave.)

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s ESO Outdoors is a summer series featuring orchestra performances—you guessed it—outdoors! Pay what you can and bring your own seat / blanket. This is part of a series of outdoor concerts but the Glass of the Sask water tank will only be at the August 19 concert!

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Outdoors Summer Concert Series
Enjoy the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra outdoors this Summer 2022!

August 20, 2022 – Centre for Community Inclusion Block Party

Location: 131 Street between 111 Ave and 112 Ave.

Taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 20, ABC Head Start Society, Community Options, and Winnifred Stewart are celebrating their new partnership as the Centre for Community Inclusion. They will be hosting a Community Block Party that will include free food, community vendors and local entertainment!

Centre for Community Inclusion Block Party
Celebrate this inclusive new partnership by attending the August 20 block party!

August 27, 2022 – End of Summer Community Party

Location: Delton Community League (12325 88 St.)

Details to be announced (but you can find the Glass of the Sask community water tank there!)

Find EPCOR's Glass of the Sask Water Tank at community events this summer!

Of course, there are plenty more events and things to do in Edmonton this month (and beyond). Be sure to subscribe to my free email newsletter to get weekly curated recommendations from me on Things to Do and Eat in the Edmonton area!

And learn more about EPCOR’s Glass of the Sask program and about your local tap water. It’s truly my favourite water.

Note: this blog post was developed in partnership with EPCOR, as a way to highlight local events and local tap water! This does not impact opinions or views stated in this post—I think Edmonton’s water is the BEST and I love exploring Edmonton and supporting local events!

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