5 Things To Do: July 8 to 12

This week is all about getting outside and eating food

Hit the streets

Catch (or watch the jugglers catch) the 35th year of the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival! On from July 5 to 14, it’s witty and wonderful, kooky and comical — the best of entertainment and art on a street level: short, sweet and accessible to anyone.

Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park, 8303 104 St., 780-425-5162, edmontonstreetfest.com

Get your kids cooking

Get your kids’ culinary skills started on July 8 with ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s What’s Cooking Kids Camp. In this class, students will make tender potato gnocchi from scratch with homemade sauce and a classic Italian salad.

ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen, 10035 105 Street NW, 887-420-9090, atcoblueflamekitchen.com

Have a grand old market

On July 11, head to 124 Street for some live music, food trucks, local growers, bakers, makers and kids programming. It’s delicious fun for the whole family.

124 Grand Market, 108 Avenue and 124 Street, 124grandmarket.com

Create your own charcuterie spread

Enjoy an intimate, interactive farm-to-table experience with Canada’s Top Chefs and learn how to build the ultimate charcuterie spread with meats and cheeses from local artisans, while sipping on a selection of delicious wines and beers. Event on July 11 and 12.

Edmonton Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave., 780-421-9797, edmontonconventioncentre.com

Mmm, ribs

Hearts Centre presents the second annual Edmonton Ribfest at Borden Park, July 12-14, featuring live music, food and drink, a kids zone and of course, the very best in slow-cooked ribs, chicken and pulled pork.

Borden Park, 7507 Borden Park Road NW, 496-1117, heartsribfest.ca

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