14 Dates You Have to go in August in Edmonton

In August you can go from exploring the city and beyond during date days to take advantage of the extra summer hours of sunlight, and transition to your favourite patio to finish the night. There are plenty of events to take part in through the day, into the night and give you inspiration for your next Edmonton date night.

Here are the best Edmonton date ideas in August –

Explore the Heritage Festival | August 5-7th
The Servus Heritage Festival is a three day celebration of multiculturalism held annually in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley. In 2017, the Festival will take place August 5th, 6th and 7th, and will feature 70 pavilions representing over 90 countries and cultures.  An estimated 1,300 volunteers from participating cultural organizations will work countless hours sharing their talent, enthusiasm, and culinary skills.  Pavilions offer dance, arts and foods from the land of their ancestors.

The Color Run | August 6th
There’s a Color Run this weekend and you’re going to want to check it out. Use the code HALFOFF to get half off of tickets. Just for racing, you get a unicorn medal, and there’s a giant inflatable unicorn, foam zone and more. Get tickets at the Color Run.

Take an Evening Paddle at Haskin Canoe | August 5th
Our Sunset and Full Moon Tours offer you an opportunity to view the orange and red glow of the sun setting and maybe have the full moon over head. As we paddle slowly through the islands we will be immerse in the ambience of the closing of the day as we listen for the distant cry of the loon or splash of the beaver.

Get Korean Shaved Ice | All month long
There are plenty of places to get Korean Shaved Ice in Edmonton and you’re going to want to give one of them a try. Wondering where to start? We put together a list for you, here.

Chartier Burger Night on the Patio | Every Tuesday
Every Tuesday at Chartier there’s a brand new menu, with new burgers that will keep you coming back for more. You’re going to want to make your reservations early, as they fill quickly, but your taste buds will thank you. Follow @dinecharter on Instagram to see the Tuesday night menu.

Four Course Meal with CRASH + Situation | August 16th
At this meal, each course from CRASH Lobby hotel + bar will be paired with a unquie craft beer from SITUATION brewing.

Creating the Paranormal A Night at the Museum | August 18th
Paranormal investigator and instructor Morgan Knudsen (Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, Fireside Ghost Experience, CBC) hosts an evening at the Multicultural Heritage Centre in Stony Plain, AB Knudsen, and renowned entertainer Nikolai Smith, say this five-hour evening adventure is all about separating reality from fantasy in the paranormal field, and engages the audience through participation in the entire night. Find out how the “psychics” do what they do by learning their tricks, have fun with mind-bending experiments, learn about mind over matter, and how genuine paranormal activity gets separated from it all. This evening is all about perception and the journey to understanding where our mind ends and reality begins… or does it?

Movies on the Square | August 15th
Grab dinner from one of the local food trucks on site, or bring along a picnic and come watch Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, as part of movies on the Square.

Angry F@#$ing Yoga Class with Tequila Shots | August 16th
You know how some yoga classes encourage you to keep quiet? What if you could get loud? Get noisy. What if you had a fabulous instructor who was just as down to earth as you are, and knows that Yoga can be f#*@!&g hard? Yeah, this is one yoga class that you’re not going to want to miss.

Go Tubing at Pembina | All month long
Want to go tubing at Pembina? Check out our video and guide to get you down the river, on the cheap, spending a quality afternoon doing nothing but floating down the river.

Harry Potter Challenge + Trivia Night | August 23rd
Calling all Muggle born Wizards – We’re hosting a Harry Potter trivia extravaganza. Come get sorted into houses, by the infamous sorting hat, and compete for date night prizes. There are 2o+ prizes to be won!

Caskapalooza at CRAFT | August 25th
Calling all beer enthusiast! – One Day, 25 CASKS! Join CRAFT on Sunday August 20th to sample custom unique casks from brewers all over Alberta. This is a one day event and tickets are limited.

What dates are you most looking forward to in August?

YEGDateNight Team

YEGDateNight Team

YEGDateNight started with a way to inspire ourselves to get out of our dinner and a movie rut. We wanted to share the many things to do in Edmonton and area, with people that may or may not have been under the impression that there's nothing going on in the city. It's grown into the go to place to find out what to do in Edmonton, a space where we share date night inspiration for couples, friends and groups in Edmonton.
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