November is the month of the harvest, when families in Edmonton reflect on the bounty of the past year and express their gratitude for the blessings they have enjoyed. With a spirit of gratitude in mind, Edmonton residents and visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of the city at many wonderful events throughout the month.
The best November events to enjoy this year in Edmonton AB include:
Edmonton Rum Festival
The month of November kicks off in Edmonton with the Edmonton Rum Festival, which is scheduled to take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on November 1 at the Delta Edmonton South. This festival is the leading rum event in the city throughout the year, and is one of the only opportunities for rum lovers in the city to connect with the leading experts in the industry. Festival attendees will find that there are more than 75 different types of rum to sample at the festival, as well as appetizers to enjoy. There also is a rum-themed silent auction. Tickets and proceeds from the event will benefit the MS Society of Canada.
Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Edmonton
The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Edmonton will take place from November 8 to November 9. This beloved annual event showcases some of the finest wines, spirits and beers from around the world, and attendees are able to pair these delectable drinks with delicious food from local Edmonton restaurants. This trade show is well-respected in the hospitality industry, but it's also enjoyable for those who simply want to enjoy a night on the town with perfectly paired food and drinks.
United Way—Poverty Simulation
The United Way Poverty Simulation event is a free event in the Edmonton community that will showcase the challenges that the underprivileged in the community face on a daily basis. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on November 21 at the Food Annex in Edmonton. The poverty simulation is expected to begin promptly at 9 a.m. and last for about two-and-a-half hours. This event offers a unique perspective into a part of the community that is often overlooked, and is the ideal way for people to begin preparing to give back in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season.
Fall Butterdome Craft Sale
For many in Edmonton, the Butterdome Craft Sale is where they begin their holiday shopping. This four-day craft show will take place from November 28 through December 1 at the University of Alberta, Butterdome. The craft show aims to highlight the handmade goods that are created by Canadian citizens throughout the year. Those who attend the event will have the opportunity to view the work of more than 275 different Canadian artists. There is a $7 admission fee for adults, but those who are under the age of 17 are free.
Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees marks the beginning of the holiday season in Edmonton. The 2019 festival is scheduled to take place from November 28 to December 1, and will feature more than 200 different holiday trees that are decorated with the most magnificent bulbs, lights and garland. This is considered to be one of the best Christmas events in the city, bringing in both local residents and travelers who are simply stopping by. In addition to the trees, attendees will find entertainment, shopping and family-friendly activities at this beloved event.
By focusing on giving back and enjoying the harvest season throughout the month of November, Edmonton residents and visitors find that they are in the right frame of mind to begin the merry holiday season that lies ahead. For more information on the best events that take place in Edmonton AB throughout the entire year, contact an experienced local real estate agent today.