Lindork’s Lists #224 – Afro Music Festival, FREE Concerts, Ribfest & MORE!

Lindork’s Lists #224 – Afro Music Festival, FREE Concerts, Ribfest & MORE!

Newsletter for June 12-18, 2024

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: Experience Afro Music, check out classic cars, opera & more!
  • Experience the Afro Music Festival (Borden Park)

    • The Afro Music Festival takes place at Borden Park this weekend June 14-16. Feel the Rhythm. Feel the Groove. Embrace the Culture! This is the ultimate celebration of the rich and diverse musical heritage of Africa. You can get free admission tickets or book a VIP package.Check out the artist line-up and feel the energy of Afromusic!

  • Check out Game Con Canada (Edmonton EXPO Centre)

    • Canada’s largest gaming conference Game Con Canada is at the Edmonton EXPO Centre this weekend June 14-16. This three-day gaming expo features E-sports, tabletop tournaments, toys and more!

  • Attend an Opera & Music Theatre Festival performance (various locations)

  • Head north for a day of fun at Morinville Festival Days (various locations)

    • The Town of Morinville just north of Edmonton presents three days of fun at its Morinville Festival Days on June 14-16. There’s a pancake breakfast, festival fun zone for families, live performances and more.

  • Go Oilers Go! Take in FREE Game Day Concerts (Fan Park at ICE District)

  • Here’s a few ideas for Father’s Day…

    • Dad might like a visit to ‘Yesterday’s Auto Gallery’—a Classic Car Gallery in south Edmonton. I know it’s a stereotype (dads and cars lol) but I actually think my dad would love this. This is Canada’s largest classic car collection! There’s even a diner inside.

    • Edmonton’s largest, FREE, Father’s Day celebration the Father’s Day Car Show, takes place this Sunday, June 16 in south Edmonton. There will be show cars, a Family Fun Zone, kids programs, Father’s Day programming in the auditorium, food trucks, vendors and more.

    • There’s a Father’s Day Extravaganza (Brunch, Axes, Beer) with Sherbrooke Community League on Sunday, June 16.

    • Family Fun has a round-up of even more great Father’s Day ideas!

  • There’s a few markets going on this weekend…

  • And here’s a few more things you may be interested in…

Save the Dates for these June Events!

Thanks to Alberta Circus Arts Festival, Marquis West and CASA Mental Health for supporting my small business with the following sponsored fun event messages!

From June 20-23, experience the Alberta Circus Arts Festival!

Come one, come all, from June 20th – 23rd, 2024 for the Alberta Circus Arts Festival, hosted by Firefly Theatre and Circus. Check out four days of Canadian contemporary circus performances, along with FREE activities for everyone! There’s circus skill workshops for beginners through professionals, panels and discussions on art and life, and a fabulous Friday Circus Happy Hour – 5@Cirque! You will be treated to a world-class Canadian contemporary circus on an intimate scale. It’s like seeing Cirque du Soleil in your living room!

Learn more and plan your visit

On June 22, attend a Drive In Movie at Marquis West! 

Picture this: buttery popcorn, sweet candy and a giant screen flickering to life in the cozy comfort of your car!! Whether you’re cuddled up with blankets in the back seat or lounging in camping chairs by the trunk, it’s a cinematic experience unlike any other and you can find it at Marquis West, a new community in Northeast Edmonton.

Before the movie begins on Saturday, June 22, enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and treats. Indulge in popcorn and candy favourites from yesteryear plus tour exceptional show homes by Morrison, Bedrock, Homes by Avi, Coventry and Jayman.

Your $15 ticket covers one parking spot for a vehicle, free pre-show activities, complimentary food trucks, drinks, popcorn and treats! PLUS ticket holders will receive one complimentary swag item! And proceeds support Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre.

Learn more and get tiCkets

On June 26, Sip on the Sask in support of CASA Mental Health!

The Zin on the River fundraiser presented by Concrete Blonde and JDK Group returns to the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald on Wed, June 26, in support of CASA Mental Health.

CASA’s services fill in the missing middle. These are services for kids whose mental illness is too complex to be cared for in the community and by physicians alone. They should also never have to end up in the hospital.

At Zin on the River, enjoy an evening of live entertainment, fine wine and scotch tastings, plus a sampling of charcuterie and desserts. Proceeds from the event support child, youth and family mental health in Alberta!!

Learn more and get tiCkets

Thanks to CASA Mental Health for supporting my small business with this sponsored message.


Got an Edmonton area event, virtual event, or something coming up you think my readers would be interested in knowing about? Let me know!

Food to Try This Week!

Eats this week: Flat burgers, soup dumplings, ribs and more!
  • Try Shiddy’s Distilling and Flat Boy Burgers (9908 78 Ave.)

  • Dig in at Grove Rotary Ribfest (Central Park)

    • Ribfest is back at Central Park in Spruce Grove from June 14-16, featuring food (ribs and more), live music, a vendor market, family activities and more! It is FREE to attend.

  • Order marinated meats from Kryptonite (Email or Call to order)

    • At the Sari Sari Filipino Market over the weekend I got to sample some pork belly by home-based / licensed business Kryptonite, who specialize in marinated meats, and it was great! My friend also raves about their chicken (their specialty). Need to place an order!!

  • Try the dim sum and steam buns from Xing Wang Steam Buns (10810 98 St.)

    • While in Chinatown over the weekend I popped into the new Xing Wang Steam Buns. This restaurant specializes in their buns of course (which you can also buy frozen to go), along with various dim sum items including Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings!) The dumplings are not as good as Shanghai 456 but nice to have this steam bun spot and another dim sum option! Food came out pretty quick and was well-priced!

  • Brunch at some of the top restaurants in Edmonton according to OpenTable

  • And here’s a few food events you may be interested in…

New Blog Post

It’s finaaaaallly here! NEW BLOG POST!! Use my Travel Guide for Things to Do, What to Eat and Where to Stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands to help plan your visit!! Many of you have told me you’re headed to Amsterdam this summer (woo hoo—direct flight from Edmonton!) or are considering adding an extra day or two in Amsterdam with your flight out elsewhere in Europe and I can’t recommend this beautiful, busy, artsy, historic, city enough. Use my comprehensive Amsterdam Travel Guide to help plan your visit!


Explore Bali, Indonesia with me!

There are just a few Early Bird spots left on my Trova Trip group tour to Bali, Indonesia this October 2024! Bookings close in about a month, so tap the link in my bio to see the full trip itinerary and reserve your spot. I hope you can come. It’s going to be an incredible, Instagrammable and unforgettable trip!

Explore Bali with Lindork
October 24-30, 2024
$1,650 USD – includes a bunch of meals + activities


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