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Here’s A Not-To-Be Missed Summer Event You Should Go To, Based On Your Province

From foodie fairs to screenings under the stars.

Staff Writer, Studio
Here’s A Not-To-Be Missed Summer Event You Should Go To, Based On Your Province

Summer is more lively than ever this year with the return of exciting in-person events across the country.

No matter where you are, there’s something going on: music festivals, farmers markets — you name it. Translation: now’s the time to make amazing memories and new friends.

Kick off your summer adventures by inviting your pals over for a drink. If you really want to impress them, grab some Absolut Vodka (there are tons of flavours to choose from) and finesse a crowd-pleasing cocktail recipe.

Mix up your seasonal routine and have some sips before you head out to one of these events from coast to coast.

Jam Out At Rockin' River In BC

Price: Starting at $125 (plus taxes and fees)

When: July 28-31, 2022

Address: 125 Neilson St. Merritt, BC

Why You Need To Go: If you're a country music fan, you'll want to head to this epic music festival featuring headliners like Tim McGraw and Darius Rucker.

Get right in the action by booking a campsite along the Coldwater River and making your extra-long weekend all about the music, tasty bevs and summer vibes.

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Celebrate History On Discovery Day In Yukon

Price: Free

When: August 11-15, 2022

Address: Across Dawson City, YT

Why You Need To Go: Discovery Day salutes the famous gold rush era in the Yukon, when folks from all over flocked to make their fortune in Klondike.

In modern times, the city of Dawson celebrates by hosting events across the city once a year, with parades, bands, art festivals and more.

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Chase Summer Vibes In Alberta

Price: From $109.95 (plus taxes and fees)

When: July 30-31, 2022

Address: Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds, 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Dance the weekend away at Chasing Summer in Calgary, where you can see artists like Loud Luxury and Armin Van Buuren.

Pro tip: head over to a drink station and ask for an Absolut Watermelon Spritz for a refreshing break between sets.

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Visit The Dark Sky Festival In The Northwest Territories

Price: From $20

When: August 18-21, 2022

Address: Wood Buffalo National Park, Fort Smith, NT

Why You Need To Go: Spotting constellations in your yard is one thing, but seeing the night sky from the world's largest dark sky preserve takes the stargazing experience to a whole new level.

This multi-day festival in Wood Buffalo National Park includes BBQs, bird watching, concerts, keynotes and of course — night-sky viewing.

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Party At The Ex In Saskatchewan

Price: From $5 (plus taxes and fees)

When: August 3-7, 2022

Address: 1700 Elphinstone St., Regina, SK

Why You Need To Go: With rides, a massive marketplace and a performance by Jason Derulo, the Queen City Ex has it all when it comes to entertainment.

There are also so many fun and wacky fair foods to try, like a unicorn rainbow-glazed donut stick, Flamin' Cheetos fries and even mac-and-cheese soft serve.

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Travel Without Leaving Manitoba At Folklorama

Price: From $7 (plus fees)

When: July 31 – August 13, 2022

Address: Winnipeg, MB

Why You Need To Go: If you've been wanting to travel but haven't had the chance, you can explore tons of different cultures and cuisines right in Winnipeg at Folklorama.

The festival sets up various pavilions that represent different countries and cultures with authentic food, performances and decor. Taste new flavours, learn something cool and scratch that travel itch.

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Get Into Nature In Nunavut

Price: Varies by activity

When: All summer long

Address: Various locations in Nunavut

Why You Need To Go: Though the beloved Alianait Arts Festival kicks off the summer, there’s still so much to do and explore in Nunavut throughout the season.

Make the most of the weather by joining Karen Nutarak and her husband Harvey for rod fishing at Salmon Creek in Pond Inlet. If you’re in Iqaluit, tag along on a fly-fishing expedition and meet some new like-minded folks.

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Dance The Night Away At Ontario Place

Price: Varies depending on the show

When: All summer long

Address: 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Electronic music lovers can gather at Electric Island for plenty of house and techno beats, all with an amazing view of the Toronto skyline.

If you can't get enough, you can also check out a ton of other concerts throughout summer at the Budweiser Stage like The Black Keys and Kehlani.

While you're there, pop by the Absolut Bar and sip on refreshing cocktails mixed with Absolut flavours like Raspberri, Citron and Lime.

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Join The Convo At Quebec’s Cinéma Sous Les Étoiles

Price: Free

When: June 29-September 9, 2022

Address: Multiple venues across Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Grab a blanket and tune into local and international documentaries at one of over 20 outdoor venues; each flick is accompanied by a lively discussion.

There are screenings across the city, like in Little Italy (where you can grab a delicious bite to eat nearby) and Le Plateau Mont-Royal.

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Check Out Newfoundland’s St. John's Farmers Market

Price: Free

When: Every Saturday

Address: 245 Freshwater Rd., St John's, NL

Why You Need To Go: You can buy everything from freshly baked goods to handmade jewellery at the St. John's Farmers Market.

There are always new vendors, performances and themed events, so it's worth visiting more than once. Chat up your neighbours and shop local!

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Get Into History At Crime & Punishment In New Brunswick

Price: From $24 (plus taxes and fees)

When: August 13-14, 2022

Address: 5804 Route 102 Prince William, NB

Why You Need To Go: Kings Landing is a historical village just 20 minutes from Fredericton where you can travel to the past and see how Canadians lived way back when.

One of the themed events this summer explores how crimes and trials were dealt with in the 19th century (spoiler: there were duels involved).

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Support Nova Scotia’s Performers At This Busker Festival

Price: Free (PWYC)

When: July 27-August 1, 2022

Address: Halifax and Dartmouth Waterfronts, NS

Why You Need To Go: The Halifax Busker Festival is full of talented street performers like fire breathers, acrobats, magicians and more.

Be sure to hop on a few rides while you're there, and head to the harbour on July 30 for the Halifax Natal Day fireworks.

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Support Local Theatre In Prince Edward Island

Price: Varies depending on the show

When: June 14-September 24, 2022

Address: 145 Richmond St., Charlottetown, PE

Why You Need To Go: The Charlottetown Festival is a musical theatre event at the Confederation Centre of the Arts featuring Canadian shows like Anne of Green Gables.

There are both indoor and outdoor performances, so you can enjoy the warm summer weather while bopping to show tunes.

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Whether you're hitting up one or road tripping to visit a few of these events across the country, there are memories to be made. And with Absolut as the base for all your go-to drinks, you'll have a blast while you're at it.

Support local, connect with the community, sip on good bevies and have a great time.

To find out more about Absolut Vodka, visit their website. And follow them on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube for more drink inspo.

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