Lindork’s Lists #177 – K-Days, Music & Mutts, Taste Of Edmonton & MORE!
Newsletter for July 19-25, 2023
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Things to Do This Week
Experience K-Days! (Edmonton Expo Centre / Grounds)
10 days of rides, games, shows and food come to Edmonton for the annual K-Days running July 21-30! There’s a new Monster Obstacle Course I’m excited to check out, New Foods, nightly concerts, and of course your classic midway games, rides and more! I’ll be working on a fun video with K-Days (in partnership with Explore Edmonton) so stay tuned for that!
Check out Gymnastics Canadian Championships (Butterdome, 114 St. 87 Ave.)
Watch over 400 of Canada’s top gymnasts do synchronized trampoline, individual trampoline, double mini trampoline, and tumbling at the Gymnastics Canadian Championships! Should be really cool.
Attend Edmonton Carnaval Latin Festival (9210 118 Ave.)
The annual Edmonton Carnaval Latin Festival takes place at the Alberta Avenue Community League this weekend July 22 & 23 with Latin entertainment, games, food & drink and more.
Catch a Green Shack Show (various locations)
This summer, the Edmonton Arts Council and City of Edmonton present “Green Shack Shows”—free concerts and performances five days a week at Green Shacks across the city! There are morning and afternoon shows all over. Check the schedule for this (and the next few summer weeks!)
Play some pin ball and watch the pros play (Millennium Place, Sherwood Park)
YEGPin Pinball and Arcade Expo, the biggest pinball and arcade show in Canada, runs July 20-23 at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. General admission tickets gets you access to free play on all machines (except tournament machines). You can also watch the tournament / pro players do their pinball thing
Experience the Pet Prowl + Music & Mutts (SouthBARK 10565 82 Ave.)
Grab your furry friends and join the Old Strathcona Business Association and Cosmopolitan Music Society in celebrating live music + all things pet-friendly at SouthBARK dog park for Pet Prowl + Music & Mutts from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There’s a wheel to spin for freebies, the first 100s pup get a free pup cone from Yelo’d. Find pet food samples and coupons and more.
Rent a Pedego e-bike to Explore Edmonton!
I took out my favourite e-bikes from Pedego Edmonton (located in Old Strathcona at 10107 81 Ave.) the other week to Explore Edmonton with friends and we had such a great time. (#PedegoEdmonton_Partner)
You can get 15% off a full day e-bike rental with code LINDORK!
Food to Try This Week
Get some Thanh Thanh before they close for vacation (10718 101 St.)
Vietnamese restaurant Thanh Thanh will be closed July 23-August 7 for summer break so be sure to pop in for some food before then! This is one of the spots my family likes to go for family dinner.
Support Vegan eater Die Pie (11817 105 Ave.)
Grab some authentic Jamaican patties from Lloyd’s Patty Distro (10534 111 St.)
New-ish Lloyd’s Patty Distro opened in Edmonton a month ago specializing in beef, chicken or vegetable “Jamaican Alberta” patties. This patty shop expanded up from Calgary and they’re popular—when we popped in after lunch on a weekday their fresh / frozen boxes were all sold out for the day! You can add cheese or a Coco bread (a coconut milk folded bread) to any patty, order a breakfast patty (includes an egg), or get the beef + chicken spicy!
Check out the Summer Menu at HanJan (South 3735 99 St. / Oliver 10166 114 St.)
I have been eyeing up HanJan Korean Restaurant’s new summer menu and am excited to try!! They’ve got a bunch of new non-alcoholic drinks like Strawberry Matcha or Yuja Lemonade, alcoholic summer drinks like Yuja Sour or a Seoul Mule, plus cold noodle dishes and refreshing desserts. My double date there isn’t until August but if you go before me, let me know which summer dishes were your favourites.
Go for a Flight of Ice Cream around town (10983 127 St.)
Popped into Twice Cream for the first time this week and it’s super cute! I love that they offer a Flight of Ice Cream (four flavours!) and then saw that a few ice cream shops actually offer this fun ice cream flight option including Made by Marcus and Millers Ice Cream (Fort Saskatchewan).
Try the New Food at K-Days! (Edmonton EXPO Centre / Grounds)
K-Days returns this Friday, July 21 and runs until July 30 and along with the midway rides, games, concerts and other fun, I look forward to trying some of the New Food items too, like Shrimp Chip Nachos, Corn Ribs, Mini Donut Lemonade, Quesabirria Ramen and more!
And here’s a few local food events you may be interested in…
The Whyte Ave. Cinnaholic is celebrating 13 years on Wednesday, July 19 (today!) with $2 “Old Skool Rolls” from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. One per person. In-store only. * NOTE was only valid on Wednesday so my email subscribers got the heads up!!
Louisiana Purchase is putting on a Live Jazz & Southern Food event on Friday, July 21.
Get tickets to a Farm to Table Dinner at Old Red Barn with Alberta Pulses on July 27. Taste Alberta also invited me to their Aug 10 Farm to Table Dinner at the Old Red Barn that I’m looking forward to! Farm to Table dinners are always special—if you’ve never experienced, I recommend!
New on the Blog
NEW ON MY BLOG I’ve partnered with EPCOR to put together an Edmonton Summer 2023 Events Guide (July, August and September) including events that feature EPCOR Glass of the Sask water tank / hydration stations!
Small Business Spotlight
I want to shout out to the very awesome Majesty & Friends, one of the cutest gift shops in the city located in Manchester Square at 10712 120 St. Owner Julie mentioned business has been a little slow so I told her I would spread the word.
This Saturday, July 22 they are doing a Buy One Get One Bath Bomb Sale, among many other fun stuff they carry in store! Check them out if you haven’t yet (or haven’t in awhile), and you can also get 10% off with my code LINDORK!
You Missed a Giveaway!
In this week’s newsletter I gave away a pair of tube rentals from Edmonton River Floats to a newsletter subscriber! I regularly run subscriber-only giveaways! Next week (July 26) I’ll be doing another giveaway too (for my Birthday Month!)
Subscribe and stay tuned for a chance to win!!
Some News to Know
Here’s a few local / national news you may be interested in—from light and heartwarming to hopeful, political, and more!
Generally not into fireworks due to the disruption to animals / wildlife but but I did think this video of a drone flying through fireworks looked really amazing.
Did you catch the finalists for the Comedy Pet Photography Awards? Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!
This is a cute story about Moon Mist: Atlantic Canada’s favourite ice cream!
lol apparently there is a sport called ‘Wife-Carrying’ or ‘Eukonkanto’ (it’s Finnish) and Albertans are competing.
According to the welts on my body and this article, we are seeing a mosquito population boom this year, lol.
Wildfires this year have now burned 10 million hectares of land in Canada, making this year the worst wildfire season on record.
It’s National Drowning Prevention Week and the city is sharing water safety reminders (especially amid recent river fatalities). Please be careful on the water and absolutely wear a life jacket!
Save $$$ with my Discount Codes
I regularly partner with awesome companies to offer discounts that save you money! The codes vary throughout the year but here’s a few to take advantage of right now…
Get 10% off at Park Integrative Health with code LINDORK.
Valid for massage, acupuncture, energetic healing + medical aesthetics. Can’t be used on physiotherapy, occupational therapy or mental health services).
- Get 10% off at Majesty & Friends with code LINDORK.
- Get 10% off a Paula Gerein Documentary Family Photography session with code LINDORK.
Get 15% off a full day e-bike rental from Pedego Edmonton with code LINDORK.
Get $15 off a PreggoBox order using code LINDORK15.
Get 20% off regular price items from Bamboo Ballroom with code LINDORK20.
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