5 Things To Do: July 2 to 6

Learn more about Edmonton’s historic buildings, add to your art collection and more.

June 30, 2018

Learn more about Edmonton’s history

If you’re a history buff, the 22nd Annual Historic Festival and Doors Open Edmonton is a can’t miss event. From July 2 to 8, there’s a full line-up of events where you have the opportunity to explore museums, archives and historic sites, celebrate community milestones, participate in walking tours and more.

Various locations, 780-439-2797, historicedmonton.ca

Get a peek at just how talented Edmontonians are

There’s nothing better than wandering around Whyte Avenue on a gorgeous summer day, and on July 6, over 450 visual artists will be setting up their works along the streets of Old Strathcona. Add a few pieces to your collection and get to know some of the talented creators in the city.

82 Avenue from 101 St. to 108 St., art-walk.ca

See Victor Hugo’s classic drama live on stage

From July 3 to 8, Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables, which is based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel of the same title. The beloved musical features now classic songs including “On My Own” and “I Dreamed A Dream.”

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave., jubileeauditorium.com

See Jaws on the big screen

If Shark Week is one of your favourite times of the year but you’ve never had the opportunity to see the classic summer hit Jaws on the big screen, now is your chance. On July 5, Jaws comes to Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park — escape the heat and travel back in time with this legendary blockbuster.

Fort Edmonton Park, Capitol Theatre, 7000 143 St., 780-496-7381, fortedmontonpark.ca

Find art in unusual places

Found Festival returns from July 5 to 8, and this outside the box festival is definitely a must attend for anyone who loves the unexpected. The line-up features everything from comedy shows to poetry readings, all in unconventional venues.

Various locations, 780-965-8598, commongroundarts.ca


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