Shop Blog July 2022

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Happy July!

From festivals to road trips, from weddings to birthdays! There is so much going on this July, and the RAM Shop is here to curate an amazing selection of products and pieces to enhance your summer and make it the best one yet.

Celebrating Festival City

Summer of 2022 festivals are in full swing here in the festival city, and we sure did miss going to them. We’re here to help you get ready to get outside and experience the best food, music and performances that #YEG offers.

snow alligator folk fest print
folk fest snip

July 8 – 17 – The Street Performer’s Festival

Come and visit our RAM neighbors – the street performer’s festival. This festival features world-class performers, including some local talent! Feel like you’re jumping through hoops sometimes? The festival claims that in 38 years of running, the performers have used “an infinity of hula hoops,” meaning… a lot. Like, a lot, a lot.”

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July 21 – 31 – Taste of Edmonton

Right around the corner from RAM, Churchill Square welcomes back this Edmonton legacy festival. Taste of Edmonton will get up and running for ten days beginning on July 21. What a great way to celebrate all of the local flavors! The Museum Shop is a proud supporter of local foodies like; Duchess, Meuwly’s, Jacek, Violet Chocolate and Pei Pei Chei Ow, to name a few! Treats make the perfect hostess or birthday gift this summer, from spreads and jams to cookbooks. Stop by and say Hi while you’re downtown.

red currant jam
taste of ed snip
frank chocolate bar

July 30 – August 1 – Edmonton Heritage Fest

The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a staple of our community. Not only is there amazing food and drink to be tried at this festival but within Hawrelak  Park, there are 25+ stages ready to showcase some brilliant talent representing people all over Alberta and the world. Here at the Royal Alberta Museum, we honor and appreciate the diverse cultures that make up our incredible province. If you would like to read more on what makes Alberta such a unique and culturally diverse province, here are some great reading materials sold in the RAM Shop.

my heroes have always been indians
alberta titans book
walking in the woods

Your very own RAM curated Edmonton festival checklist:

A Hat to Cover the Sun

The quickest way to end a fun day in the sun? A bad sunburn. Make sure to cover your eyes and face from the harsh summer sun. Grab a functional and fashionable hat for the coming festivals.

Water bottle to keep you cool (and safe)  

Remember to stay hydrated! Hundreds of Albertans every year get sick or even die from heat stroke or heat-related illnesses. Keeping a water bottle on you at all times is a great idea to stop those heat-related illnesses in their tracks.

Festival survival kit for all those unexpected emergencies

Including a rain poncho, eating utensils, ear plugs and more! Everything you may need for all of the fantastic festivals listed above.

Love is in the air. Wedding season is back this summer.

Love is in the air, and we have everything you need to make wedding gifting a breeze; you might even have fun just doing the shopping! No matter how many weddings you attend this year, the RAM Shop has you covered. Check out our mini gift guide of some RAM Shop staff’s favorite choices for everlasting love. 

Colin’s Picks:

High Country Art, Meuwly’s and Red & White Pottery

bison jawbone bowl 2
sour cherry preserves
large wedding vase multi

Orissa’s Picks:

Dolly Metchooyeah, Medalta and Kaleb Romano

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ball pitchers
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July is road trip month!

With so many unique places to visit in our province, we understand why Albertans love road trips! From seeing our friends at the Royal Tyrell Museum or the Glenbow Museum to making your way to Jasper to tackle some high soaring peaks, this is what an Alberta summer is all about! When there are little travelers buckled in the back seats, you may need something extra to beat the long car ride boredom. Here are some of our favorite road trip essentials to keep the kids busy.

Oil Pastel Twisty
Life on Earth Sketchbook
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Alberta’s gift shop

The RAM Shop has gifts for every occasion!

Come say Hi this summer and find out what’s new and cool from local favorites.

Visit us in store! We make gifting fun and easy.

In store hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 10:30am-4pm

Check us out on Instagram @royalalbertamuseumshop

Thank you for your support. Proceeds from your purchase directly support Royal Alberta Museum programs and services.

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