NEMO weekly: never miss out on Alberta & BC events
above: Art in the Park, Vermilion, coming up Sept 9, 2023
Labour Day weekend is ahead, summer is winding down and it’s nearly that familiar back to work time again. But that’s all the more reason to find your weekend fun at Alberta and BC festivals and events!
From big fall music fests to local community arts gatherings and harvest celebrations, late summer is a great time to reconnect to your local scene, or to grab some friends and get out for one more big seasonal fest.
Alberta & BC event highlights Aug 25 - 27
Your weekly dose of NEMO is here to catch you up on what you missed and get you ready for the weekend ahead—so you never miss out on events and festivals in Alberta and BC.
Edmonton in full swing
Last weekend in Edmonton was a wild one, with the final weekend of the Edmonton Fringe, America's Duathlon and, among others, the Blues Fest ripping up the airwaves!
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Freewill Shakespeare Festival
Another happening Edmonton event, this theatre fest winds down on Sept 3 and #seekersambassador Linda Hoang is sharing a 20% off link:
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Festivals, events in Alberta & BC for Aug 30 - Sept 10
There are still a few weeks of summer left, here's what's on around Alberta and BC.
Sept 2 Calgary Highland Games / Calgary, Alberta
Join Calgary's Scottish community for heavy games, bagpiping, dancing and, of course, Guiness!
Sept 2 Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music & Culture / Secret Beach Campground & Kayak Launch, British Columbia
An amazing new venue opens up on Vancouver Island with this celebration, hosted by the Toquah Nation on their lands, with contemporary Indigenous music and culture curated by the 2 Rivers Remix Society
Sept 7-9 Rifflandia @ Electric Avenue / Victoria, BC
Rock out in Victoria with weekend one of Rifflandia highlighting hip hop and EDM, with Chris Lake, Run the Jewels, Paul Oakenfold and more
Sept 7-10 Alberni District Fall Fair / Port Alberni, BC
Celebrate the rich agricultural bounty of Port Alberni, with their annual Fall Fair
Sept 8-10 CulinART / Sylvan Lake, AB
Food, theatre and art blend together in the creative community of Sylvan Lake
Sept 9 Kapawinihk Wilderness Triathlon / Athabasca, AB
Bike, paddle and run the trails in Athabasca on this cool wilderness tri
Sept 9 SilverStar Beer & Cider Fest / SilverStar Mountain, BC
Sample the distilled flavours of the Okanagan, with a refined view from SilverStar mountain
Sept 9 Art in the Park / Vermilion, AB
Vermilion's annual Art in the Park brings out artists and community in a day filled with creative, inspiring art, good food and connections