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4 must-do stops at Al Fresco on 4th

Enjoy Al Fresco on 4th all summer long. Photo: City of Edmonton

4th Street Promenade is a showcase of revitalization in downtown Edmonton--a walkable street, (and a stone's throw from Rogers Place) with historic factories and architecture, bustling independent restaurants, cafes, wine shops and retailers, and the colourful and nostalgic Neon Sign Museum.

To support local downtown businesses and aid in their recovery from COVID-19, this vibrant area is launching Al Fresco on 4th, a new outdoor event running weekends through the summer.

Every Saturday July 18 through September 19 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) visitors will find extended summer patios at many locally owned restaurants and food trucks — providing that unique and special open-air dining experience that has become a staple of Edmonton summers. Patrons can relax and enjoy their meal adjacent to a curated vendor market and community programming too, and it's all family and pet friendly.

Here are four spots to visit on your Saturday trek to the 4th Street Promenade. Come again all summer to check out these and other unique offerings along this must-visit street.

1). Credo Coffee - If you want a perfect cup of coffee, stop in at Credo (10134 104 St.)  where area residents and visitors linger over a morning coffee and chat. Whatever your pleasure, Credo makes it worth a pit-stop.

2) Neon Sign Museum - This free outdoor museum (104 St. at 104 Ave) keeps growing, with retro neon signs from local businesses, drug stores and restaurants, hung along the building walls. Don't forget to return after dark, when the lit signs add even more charm to the street. Speaking of retro, check out these other historical buildings that give the warehouse district its name: The Phillips Building (10169 104 St) and The Armstrong Block (10125-10127 104 St.) 

3)  deVine Wine and Spirits (10111 104 St.) has been called a city's best wine store, and you'll love a browse here to pick up a unique bottle of vino for any occasion, or no occasion at all.

4) Jacek Chocolate Couture (10140 104 St.) Chocolate has never looked so pretty. Turning a chocolate bar into an art form, it's a must-stop at Jacek, to see their bean-to-bar collection and more.