Edmonton Tourism

Edmonton Tourism

July 07, 2008 08:00 ET

Shake Up Your Summer With a Variety of Festivals in Edmonton

Canada's Festival City offers a range of festivals from Shakespeare to Street Performers

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Edmonton Tourism has announced a summer line up of festivals for Summer 2008, including the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. This is not the Shakespeare of your boring high school class! Since 1989, over 168,000 people have scrambled down to beautiful Hawrelak Park to see the finest actors in Theatre City quip, stab, tumble and kiss the heck out of each other.

This year, thrill to Richard III, the 15th Century's answer to The Sopranos, and As You Like It, a love story so nutty only Shakey could've penned it. Worried about rain? The amphitheatre will keep you as dry as the playwright's wit!

Freewill Skakespeare Festival runs from June 24 - July 20, 2008. For more information go to: www.freewillshakespeare.com.

Feats Festival of Dance 2008 is a dance festival that shakes things up! It's a spectacular fusion of dance styles from across the planet: performances ranging from hip hop, contemporary, West African, Asian, and European to contemporary.

So you think you can dance? Check out the daily workshops and teachers' full-day master classes in contemporary, ballet, lyrical, Bollywood and flamenco workshops led by artists from across Canada. The Feats Festival of Dance runs from June 28 - July 13, 2008. For more information go to: www.abdancealliance.ab.ca.

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is perfect for the whole family. With magical clowns, the strongest woman alive, super-balloon artists, bizarre stilt walkers, face-painting, circus skills and more, there are so many free outdoor shows for kids your budget will have its own vacation. And if you're a grown-up who ever wanted to be the life of the party, check out amazing workshops in everything from juggling to hip hop. And don't forget the "Best of the Fest" family-friendly group shows with a different cast every night!

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is on from July 4 - 14, 2008.

For more information go to: www.edmontonstreetfest.com.

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