5 things to do in Edmonton this weekend
Live music, live sports, a train ride into Alberta's history and craft beer
From Edmonton's most popular festival to the best in live music, the August long weekend is one of Edmonton and area's busiest.
When? Aug. 1 to 3
Music festival round-up
What: Music fans, especially those who like a little twang in their thang, have two major options this weekend.
- Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival drop by Heritage Park in Stony Plain for a weekend of acoustic music with performers such as Seldom Scene, Rhonda Vincent and The Del McCoury Band. Starts at noon Friday.
- Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose stars Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum. Single day passes are still available. Mainstage starts Friday at 1 p.m.
What: Get your sport fix out of the way early this long weekend
The Edmonton Eskimos take on the hapless Saskatchewan Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m.
Take a ride into history
When? Train rides available Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 24215 - 34 Street
Get your beer on
What: Caskapalooza 2015 at Edmonton's CRAFT Beer Market features 18 fresh cask beers from Alberta and BC craft breweries. If you love fresh cask conditioned beer, make sure to be here. Tickets are $25