Road Performers Competition, Al Fresco invite Edmontonians downtown Saturday

    Road Performers Competition, Al Fresco invite Edmontonians downtown Saturday

    Downtown Edmonton had artwork and leisure on supply Saturday.

    For the second 12 months, the Works Artwork and Design Competition teamed up with the Edmonton Worldwide Road Performers Competition in Churchill Sq..

    Along with buskers and avenue performers, guests to the sq. might soak up one of many visible artwork reveals or workshops to assist launch their very own inner-performer.

    “As an Edmontonian, it is actually one in every of my favourite festivals of the 12 months and it is great,” mentioned Rupert Appleyard, a performer who goes by Phileas Flash.

    Appleyard has been performing on the pageant for 10 years, and he is blissful to see individuals again out and taking in all the things the occasion has to supply.

    “After the previous few years, I believe the celebration that we have this 12 months is one thing unreal and spectacular,” he added. “It is busy once more and persons are actually celebrating and having an exquisite time right here.”

    The pageant is free to attend. It runs from July 7 to July 16, with performances and occasions between 11:30 a.m. and 11 p.m.

    Extra info on the pageant may be discovered right here.

    Road Performers Competition, Al Fresco invite Edmontonians downtown SaturdayThe Edmonton Worldwide Road Performers Competition gives interactive occasions to assist Edmontonians discover their internal performer. (Brandon Lynch/CTV Information Edmonton)

    AL FRESCO

    Close by, the Al Fresco on 104 avenue social gathering kicked off.

    The summer-long weekend occasion combines actions, procuring, eating and leisure each Saturday on the 104 Road Promenade from 11 a.m. to three p.m.

    “We simply need to have individuals come all the way down to the road, assist the companies,” mentioned Tracy Hyatt, of the Edmonton Downtown Enterprise Affiliation (EDBA).

    Hyatt mentioned guests can take a yoga or artwork class, get pleasure from a beer on the patio, catch some reside music or peruse items from native distributors.

    Saturday, pet homeowners flocked to the block for a Pup Pawty, that includes a dog-friendly patio, free canine charcuterie boards and a pet photographer.

    Al Fresco runs each Saturday till Sept. 9, with completely different programming every week.

    “There’s all the time a purpose to maintain coming again each Saturday,” Hyatt added.

    Extra info on the occasion may be discovered right here.