The Winspear Summer Patio Series

Celebrate summer with us! Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm to 1pm enjoy lunch under a shady tree with colourful chairs. No ticket needed for this FREE hour of music, dance and creative encounters. Explore the schedule of events below and bring a friend for this fun, kid friendly, lunch hour special. Popcorn and ice cream for sale as well! Keep checking back for more performers, crafts and event dates being added. More Dates and line-up's to follow shortly.

July 4

Katie & The Wildfire


July 6 

Emily Nancy Guthrie


July 11
Candace Makowichuk - Soak up the Sun (Photography; "Sunprints")

Candace Makowichuk is an Edmonton based artist, photographer and current artist-in-residence to the City of Edmonton cemeteries! Join Candace as she transforms the Winspear Patio into an outdoor studio where guests of all ages can soak up the sun and try out a historical photographic process – sun printing! Sun prints are unique photographic prints created using either found objects or photographs on transparencies that are exposed to sunlight. They are made without cameras and are exposed in broad daylight, making them a perfect craft for sunny summers in Edmonton! </>


July 13

Long & McQuade - Make Some Noise (Instrument Petting Zoo)

Do you know someone who likes to make a little noise? Come on down to the Winspear Patio on Thursday July 13th to explore the Long & McQuade Instrument Petting Zoo! Housing instruments from all the major musical families, including wind, brass, string, and percussion, Long & McQuade’s petting zoo gives guests of all ages and experience levels a hands-on opportunity to let out their inner musician!

 July 18

CommuniTea Infusion Van

CommuniTEA is a mobile tea house that travels to neighbourhoods around our city — creating a “pop-up” town square where people come together, get to know each other and strengthen connections. In today’s fast-paced society, fewer people are connected to their communities in meaningful ways. CommuniTEA becomes a gathering place for people, creating opportunities for meaningful exchange.

People with disabilities are the key leaders of this initiative taking the role of community builders in Edmonton neighbourhoods. What happens at the events is as unique as every neighbourhood, from tea with naturally flowing conversation and music to tea while engaging in dialogue about an important topic that matters to their community. The nature of this initiative is such that it requires the contributions of community members to make it work. The essence of a CommuniTEA Infusion event is to give, connect and contribute.

Kitka Quartet

The members of the Kitka Quartet started playing together as music students at the University of Alberta in 2008, and are currently active as musicians in many capacities and genres in and around the City of Edmonton. 

July 20

Kate Blechinger Duo

July 25

SNAP Gallery (screen printing)

July 27

Megan Evans and Bok Brass (brass quintet)

August 1

Julian (solo cello)

August 8 

Edmonton Folk Music Festival Preview: Bardic Form

August 10

Fringe Preview Artists

August 15

Jivin' Bells (swing harmony)

August 17

Roya & Farhad (Iranian dulcimer and voice)


August 22

CKUA Ukulele Chorus


August 24

Winspear Hootenanny


So if you have an idea for an act on next season’s lineup, let us know! You can email us at and we’ll get in touch. Have a safe and happy summer!