Festivals

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People gather on a surface parking lot decorated with planters and picnic tables, with a food truck in the background
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Downtown vibrancy funds largely spent on festivals and public safety

The city councillor representing Edmonton's core is happy with the way funding for the Downtown Vibrancy Strategy has been spent so far, but would like to see future funds go towards more permanent initiatives.

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A collage of photos of various professional wrestlers
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Rainbow Visions brings filmmaker back to Edmonton to share wrestling love

Some of Ry Levey's fondest memories involve watching Stampede Wrestling in Edmonton in the 1980s. So it's going to feel particularly sweet to come back to the city to screen his documentary about the hidden history of LGBTQ wrestlers at the Rainbow Visions Film Festival.

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Animated image of a woman walking beside a train track in a snowy winter landscape
News

New film festival showcases women's work

Edmonton has given birth to another festival — the Broad View International Film Festival debuts in November to amplify the voices of female filmmakers.

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A Black woman catches a white man wearing dark glasses to stop him from falling
News

Strong presence for local talent at Edmonton International Film Fest

The 36th Edmonton International Film Festival features 152 films from around the world, including a strong body of work from Edmontonians.

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A newspaper clipping reading "Public Notice: Annual Civic Holiday," designated for Aug. 6, 1962
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A moment in history: July 20, 1962

On this day 60 years ago, Edmonton was getting ready to celebrate the August long weekend for the first time.

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A newspaper clipping of an opinion piece headlines "This is an odd deal"
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A moment in history: July 13, 1966

On this day 56 years ago, people were debating the future of Sir Winston Churchill Square, the site of much making and re-making over the years.

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A performer in front of a crowd in Churchill Square
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Weekend agenda: July 8-10, 2022

Festival season continues in Edmonton with plenty to do on both sides of the river, including the return of the Whyte Avenue Art Walk to Old Strathcona following two years of modified events.

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Old painted signs on the side of the brick Phillips Building, one advertising insurance and another wholesale dry goods
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Weekend agenda: July 1-3, 2022

This weekend kicks off with Canada Day, of course, but besides those festivities and fireworks, this long weekend offers Pride on film, historical tours of trains and ghost signs, jazz and opera, outdoor eats, and an improv book launch.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad reading "50th Anniversary Celebration: Edmonton Exhibition, July 15-20, 1929"
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A moment in history: June 29, 1929

On this day 93 years ago, the city was preparing for the 50th anniversary of the Edmonton Exhibition. The Golden Jubilee promised a busy couple of days in July: horse races, a dog show, a street parade, and a hydrogen blimp over the city.

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