NEMO weekly: never miss out on Alberta & BC events

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We will give you a taste of what you missed last weekend so you can relive some of the fun as you prep for upcoming events. 

Welcome to FestivalSeekers NEMO Weekly, here to help you beat the FOMO, to ensure you NEver Miss Out on festivals and events in Alberta and BC.

From music festivals to sports, car shows and everything in between, each week we bring you this "what's happening" in Alberta and BC.

Yippee ki yay, festival seekers and concert connoisseurs! We got tastes of wine in Vernon, a bite of music in the mountains in Dunster, and a full course meal of tarp running and sun in Edmonton.

We can’t wait for this week of blues dancing, blissful paddling on rivers, and a taste of cultures around the world. Want to know what is in store? Keep reading for a sip of last weekend and a scoop on what is coming for us festival lovers this week.
 

Relive the fun with these event recaps

Robson Valley Music Festival

Down by the river was the place to be if you were in Dunster this weekend with bands like Kitty and the Rooster

Don’t believe us? Check out these incredible shots that were shared by Backcountry Bowls, a BC local plant-based food truck that was at the festival and snagged a stunning drone shot of the festival grounds


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Savour the Sun: Silverstar

The wine festival vibes were on point at Silverstar Mountain Resort this past weekend and we even got some live music after all our wine and dine fun courtesy of bands such as Sister Speak who took to the stage on Sunday.

Check out this quick recap from Destination Silver Star from the festival.

 

Kananaskis Whitewater Festival

What can we say about the Kananaskis Whitewater Festival? Well we could tell you about the crazy rapids, the purple pool floaties that took on class 2 rapids, or the paddle boarders who tried to fight their way up the rapids only to be sent for a fresh bath in the water below.

However, we think the photo below tells you all you need to know to start planning for time off for the next Kananaskis Whitewater Festival.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Gord McColl (@gordmccoll)

Upcoming events in Alberta and BC for August 18 - August 21

August 18 - 27: GlobalFest - Calgary, Alberta

Calgary comes together each year in the summer for 10 days of multicultural celebrations which brings more than 60 different cultures together to eat, bond, and experience the entertainment of other cultures before the incredible fireworks displays that will fill the night sky.

Here is a little taste of one of the cultures that you will be able to learn about and experience at the Calgary GlobalFest.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by GlobalFest (@globalfestyyc)

 

August 18 - 21: Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival - Salmon Arm, BC

From humble beginnings of stand-alone folk shows in Salmon Arm community halls, the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival has grown into a major Canadian outdoor event that has gained a loyal and music-loving audience from all over.

The festival returns this week with a stacked lineup with headliners Tom Cochrane, Antibalas, and Jann Arden.

 
August 19 - 21: Edmonton Blues Festival - Edmonton, Alberta

Grab your dance partners and some water because the Edmonton Blues Festival will be bringing some of the best in the blues to you at the sonically superior and party friendly Heritage Amphitheatre.

 

August 20: Paddle the Peace - Peace River, Alberta

It is almost here, the Peace River event you have been waiting for! Paddle the Peace brings water lovers from across the country and we even see some of our international brothers and sisters at this event each year.

If someone is making the trip to Peace River from outside the country, then you know the drive from Vancouver, Calgary, or Edmonton is going to be a great choice.
 


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