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The 38th annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival takes over Old Strathcona from August 15–25. For 11 days, over 1,600 artists from around the globe will be performing in the largest (and longest-running) Fringe Festival in North America. Indulge in musicals, dramas, and everything in-between at this world-class theatre event.

Neighbourhood Coffee

There’s nothing like the comfort of catching up with friends at a local coffee shop. With their relaxed atmospheres and delicious brews, it’s no surprise that these caffeine fueled destinations are a hit in their communities.

Square 1 Coffee
Located in the southwest side of the city, you’ll find some delicious craft coffee at this cosy spot. If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry – they also serve a tasty chai latte. Visit them at 15 Fairway Dr.

Roasti Coffee Company
Located in Sherwood Park, this coffee bar and in-house roastery has become known for its outstanding pour-overs and seriously fresh brews. Check them out (and take a peek at their open-concept roastery) at 52 Brentwood Blvd.

Paramo Café
Looking for some pure Venezuelan coffee? You can find it here! Located in north Edmonton at 9940-137 Ave., this café offers a fantastic coffee menu and a dessert selection that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Perks Coffee House
If you’re in Spruce Grove, you’ll want to make a stop at this locally owned and operated shop. Perks serves brews from a roaster in Calgary and offers daily specialty coffee and food combos. Find them at 420 King St.

Did you know? Edmonton is home to one of the highest streetcar bridge crossings in the world! Catch a ride and check out panoramic views of the River Valley before the streetcar season ends in October.

Spruce Grove

On July 6, Beaverbrook Communities hosted a Fun in the Sun event in their Spruce Grove community of Greenbury. Guests enjoyed an afternoon of showhome touring, while also being treated to delicious food and crowd-pleasing activities. Throughout the day, Orbit Food Truck was on-site serving up some street eats, and Pinocchio Ice Cream made for the perfect summer dessert. There was also a bouncy castle, balloon artist, and train ride tour of the community – which were all big hits with attendees. Greenbury features beautiful brownstone architecture and offers townhomes, duplexes and single-family home options. Explore showhomes from Alquinn Homes, Dolce Vita Homes, Western Living Homes, and San Rufo Homes within this charming community. Homes are now available with prices starting from $315,000.

Community BBQ

The Village at Griesbach held a BBQ at the Barracks event on July 6 & 7. The weekend event celebrated the community’s military heritage with over 1,000 guests coming out to enjoy a hamburger BBQ, kids bouncy castle, face paint artist, and community legacy tours in a military troop transport truck! Plus, visitors who toured the showhomes had the chance to enter to win a Fantasy Land Hotel Getaway or a gift card package worth $300. Situated just 12 minutes from downtown, the Village at Griesbach has flourished into one of north Edmonton’s most desirable new home destinations. Numerous home styles are available within this Canada Lands Company community and are presented from a variety of exceptional builders – including Concept Homes, Coventry Homes, Pacesetter Homes, Homes by Avi, and Impact Homes.

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