August is kicking off with above-seasonal temperatures and a packed calendar for those sticking around town this long weekend.
Here are five things you shouldn’t miss:
The Princess Bride Interactive Movie Event
What: Come see the classic movie as you’ve never seen it before! Edmonton Public Library is partnering with Movies on the Square to screen the film outdoors in Sir Winston Churchill Square with one catch: audience participation (and costumes) are encouraged. Admission is free but bring your own chair!
When? Friday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m.
The Full Mountie
What: SCTV alumnus Joe Flaherty joins the cast of local improv group Die-Nasty to perform an improvised Klondike-themed melodrama at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are available online or in-person at Fort Edmonton Park. Update: tickets are now sold out.
When? August 2-3 at 8:00 p.m.
Servus Heritage Festival
What: This year's festival will feature 60 pavilions representing more than 85 cultures from around the world, each serving up delicious food to tempt even the pickiest of eaters as well as a variety of displays, crafts and entertainment options. Admission to the park is free, but you will need to purchase food tickets for snacks and drinks. Come say hi to CBC while you're there!
When? August 3 (12:00-9:00 p.m.), August 4 (10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.) and August 5 (10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.)
Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival
What: Calling itself "Western Canada's largest bluegrass festival," Stony Plain's Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival will feature the musical stylings of more than a dozen musical acts hailing from across North America. Tickets are available at the festival gates. If you're feeling really committed, you can also camp on site.
When? August 2 (1:00-11:00 p.m.), August 2 (9:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.) and August 5 (9:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.)
ACC National Dog Agility Championships
What: Top dog! More than 500 champion canines from across North America will be gathering at the William F. Lede Sports Fields in Leduc this weekend to show their stuff. Admission is free but bleacher seating is limited so bring a lawn chair or blanket.
When? August 1–4, 2013.