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5 Fresh Ways to Have Fun in the Breeze


MAR 12
Parka Patio
Latitude 53’s fifth annual winter soiree features installation art, local DJs and a silent auction. With a winning bid, you can take home a piece of contemporary art for your own walls. Where does the “parka” come in handy? On the heated patio, of course. This year the gallery has added youth-friendly programming before the party starts. Tickets are $15. (5–7pm for minors, 8pm for 18+, Latitude 53, 10242 106 St., latitude53.org)

MAR 26
Downtown Defrost
Embrace the cold—and the dance floor—when things start heating up during this outdoor electronic music concert headlined by DJ Soup from British Columbia. The free event is presented by Night Vision, Wheelhouse Productions and Winter City Edmonton. (Churchill Square, downtowndefrost.com)

APR 1–3
Farewell to Winter Patio Party
Cozy up with your friends outside at participating restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and bars all across Edmonton. Call it an early start to the summer patio season or one last hurrah for winter. Venues will celebrate with toasty drink specials served under an open sky and fleece blankets in case they’re not toasty enough. (Locations listed at exploreedmonton.com)

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City Market Downtown
Find out why one National Geographic writer called this outdoor farmers market the best in the world when it returns to the 4th Street Promenade. (104 St. and Jasper Ave., city-market.ca)


Courtesy: Paula Kirman/Flickr

MAY 21
Hip Hop in the Park
Break down and find your inner emcee at this ninth annual free outdoor festival for all things hip hop—from graffiti writing to DJing, rapping to beatboxing. The party don’t stop till the sun drops. (12pm, Boyle Street Community Centre, 9538 103A Ave., boylestreet.org)

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