Moving to a new location means getting familiar with the area and meeting your neighbors. What a better way to explore your new city than to check out the different attractions? You can get started by checking out some of the most popular events and activities in Edmonton this summer.

Works Art and Design Festival

Give yourself a dose of art by attending the Works Art and Design Festival. It runs from June 21st through July 3rd at the Alberta Legislature Grounds, and there is no cost to attend this festival. The festival includes a variety of exhibits, demonstrations, tours and receptions. If you love live music, be sure to check out the featured artists on The Works Street Stage.

Blues on Whyte Block Party

Celebrate Canada Day by attending the Blues on Whyte Block Party on July 1st on Whyte Avenue. Start the event with the annual pancake breakfast before checking out the live performances. Several bands are scheduled to perform on three stages throughout the day, and the lineup includes SOBO, Bill Durst and The Melisiwze Brothers.

Heritage Festival

Surround yourself with different cultures at the Heritage Festival, which takes place at William Hawrelak Park from August 4th through August 6th. You have the opportunity to check out the food, artwork and apparel from different cultures. There are various performances scheduled on over 25 stages throughout the park. You can also volunteer to help at the Heritage Festival.

Victoria Park

If you are looking for activities other than festivals, spend the afternoon with your family at Victoria Park. The park features a playground, baseball diamond, picnic areas, pavilions and walking and cycling trails. Victoria Park is also the home of various festivals and events. It is a great place to meet your neighbors and take a break from the construction going on in your custom built home.

Alberta Railway Museum

Learn a bit about the area by visiting the Alberta Railway Museum. The museum is broken down into different buildings, including the St. Albert Station, Fire Hall and Calder Shop. You can check out trains and equipment such as the Mail Express 7815, Locomotive 73 and Load Test Car 50800. The Calder and Dunvegan Shops allow you to learn about services such as car repair.

West Edmonton Mall

It is easy to pass the time at the largest mall in Canada. Go shopping at Envy or Michael Kors Mens, or dine at the Boston Pizza or Cactus Club Cafe. There is more to this shopping mall than just shops and restaurants. You can also spend time at Galaxyland, Ed’s Bowling or the WEM World Waterpark. There are even hotels right at the mall, and this is great if you need a place to stay while your home is being built.

There is something for everyone to do in the city, from shopping and picnics to festivals and museums. You can spend the summer becoming familiar with your new location by attending the different events.

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