Downtown Spark

Illuminate your curiosity in the downtown core!

Downtown Spark is back! This year’s festival is even bigger and better with plenty of things to see, from art installations to daily musical performances, food trucks and street parties. The second annual arts festival will feature inflatable art sculptures from the UK-based Designs in Air and a new installation from Edmonton-based Vignettes.

Rice Howard Way and Alex Decouteau Park will be home to this year’s art installations. Festival-goers are encouraged to walk from one site to another and enjoy performers and food trucks at Alex Decouteau Park. Running over two weekends, Downtown Spark will feature free family-friendly (and even pet-friendly) events each Saturday.

On Saturday, May 28, the EDBA presents Bark & Brew, a free dog-friendly community event at Alex Decouteau Park, featuring live music, a dog photo booth, agility demonstrations and a beer garden. Alex Decouteau Park will also feature weekday noon-hour performers and food trucks. Then on Saturday, June 4, experience a free outdoor concert at the Downtown Spark Block Party at Rice Howard Way. Reuben & The Dark with The Bullhorn Singers will headline the evening. Other musical acts to perform include Cypress and Maddie Storvold.

Downtown Spark is presented by the Edmonton Downtown Business Association with the support of the City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton, Enbridge Centre and West Anthem.

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