October went by in a blink and I did participate and experience some cool things like looking at street art in St. Albert. Tell me this isn’t the coolest bench you have ever seen?
I checked out more Provincial Parks and went to Pembina River with my pal Cap.
I had warm cookies and milk at Confections Cake Company – the best cookies I ever had that I didn’t bake.
Now I am looking to November and thinking about the possibilities as winter begins to set it. I am not wanting to feel like I am housebound so I have made some plans and am going to see The Waitress at the Jubilee, but I also hope to get to see the Six before it goes to Broadway. I am looking forward to exploring Edmonton as the mood hits me. As usual, I have listed some fun free things to do in Edmonton and the surrounding area as well as keep you posted on the festivals that are happening around our city.
- Gotta Minute film festival. November 4-10, 2019 Explore Edmonton hasn’t listed this but you should take part anyways. One minute silent shorts will be shown on LRT platforms and the Stanley Milner Library. This is a great opportunity for me to get to the new library and see it’s weirdness in person. You can watch the films via the web page but in person is better for the true experience. Plus – free festivals ARE THE BEST!
- All is Bright! November 16, 6:00 PM Helen Nolan Park will have a light ceremony all apart of the All is Bright Festival down at 124 street. I have never been to this festival but I have plans this year to attend. Plus I have a feeling we are in for a mild winter – so it will feel great to be outside! Or at least fingers crossed about the milder winter.
- Winter Whyte Light Up, Nove 30, 4:00- 7:00 at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park
8331 104 St NW, Edmonton. Lights, Farmers MArket and other seasonal offerings happening courtesy of the Old Strathcona Business Association.
- The Downtown City market is now open at the old GWG building. Located on 97 street.
November is packed with festivals to participate in, the problem is finding time to do them all. Not all of them are free and actually, not very many are free. Here is a quick list of happenings around our community:
- Festival of Trees
- Edmonton Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival
- All is Bright Festival
- Festival of Carols
- Conservatory Fall Music Festival
- Dickens Fest
- Zoominescence: A Festival of Light at the Valley Zoo
- St. Albert Snowflake Festival
- Enchanted Forest Fort Saskatchewan
- Festival of Trees Sherwood Park
- Festival of Trees Leduc
- Christmas in Central Park Spruce Grove
Get out and explore your community Edmonton!