The ImMACulate Garden Party: Great Expectations

The weekend is here. We can’t believe the ImMACulate Garden Party is tomorrow! A few things you need to know and what to expect.

WHAT: Blink: The ImMACulate Garden Party!
WHERE: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Gardens 10065 100 Street
WHEN: Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2-5pm

Rain or Shine

We are hopeful for a sunny feels like 20 degrees tomorrow afternoon. But in case you are wondering, this event will happen rain or shine. An immaculate indoor contingency space (doesn’t roll of the tongue like a garden party) is secured in case of emergency.


Tickets will be available on eventbrite until noon on Sunday, August 24. Please purchase your tickets in advance as there will be no tickets at the door (note: if you arrive at the door to donate $100 cash to the Edmonton Humane Society without a ticket – we will not turn you away from the party). Please note, you do will NOT need to print your tickets in advance.

Road Closures

Heads up. Roads will be closed Sunday, August 24 on

  • Jasper Avenue, from 100 Street to 108 Street
  • 108 Street, from Jasper Ave to 102 Ave
  • 102 Avenue, from 108 Street to 118 Street

until 3pm for the 2014 Edmonton Marathon. Please plan accordingly. Sending a friendly garden wave and best of luck to our runners!

Getting There

Walking and Transit are readily available to the Mac. Valet and self parking are available on site for a fee.

What Else to Expect?

Adding to the ambience will be river valley paintings from visual artist mixed media Lori Frank in an exclusive one-afternoon exhibit in the gardens. Lori’s Edmonton River Valley Gallery was part of The Works Art and Design Festival with originals, canvas giclee prints and smaller digital prints.

Background with blank canvas on wooden table

Be inspired by the view, Lori’s impressive work, and collaborate your creative side with other garden partiers on a collective canvas with pastels. We invite you to pick up a pastel and contribute! The supplies supported by the Paint Spot. The final canvas piece will be a unique momento as one of the fantastic door prizes.

Hotel MacDonald

Pick up a scavenger hunt questionnaire on your way in and learn about the gardens. For example, did you know herbs growing in the gardens are used in your Fairmont culinary treats? Answer 8 or 10 questions and qualify for a door prize!

Games on the Green will include Bocce ball, lawn bowling, and croquet. Rules will be available onsite. See our games post here.

Dress weather appropriate and come in your garden best (we’re recommending pastels, linens, whites). See you Sunday!