Happy Thursday, folks! We hope that most of you have been able to enjoy a nice day off, and stayed cool while you’re at it. Luckily, the weather should also be cooling down this weekend, which means more (safe) options for you! Hit the road, kick around close to home, whatever!
Here are 10 things to do in Edmonton this weekend.
PATIO MUSIC SERIES
Live music is back, if you know where to look! The Edmonton Ski Club is hosting a series of live concerts on their patio, and things kick off this weekend! If you’re looking for some great local talent in a very picturesque setting, then you need to check this out.
When: Fridays and Saturdays throughout July
Where: 9613 96 Avenue NW
THE SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Speaking of concerts, there are even more scheduled for this weekend. And, that’s thanks to The Summer Block Party being hosted at Union Hall. The 3-day event features names like 88GLAM, Roy Woods, and the Funk Hunters.
When: July 1st to July 3rd
Where: 6240 99 Street NW
TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE
The Telus World of Science is back, baby! In addition to the regular exhibits, they’ve also brought in a new one titled Expedition: Dinosaur. And, as a special treat, the Zeigler Dome has reopened for laser shows as well! That’s a triple threat of indoor fun this weekend, if you ask us.
When: Now open!
Where: 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: $31.45 for GA
AL FRESCO ON 4TH
Al Fresco on 4th is back for the summer! This fantastic outdoor experience rolls a market, food trucks and expanded patios into one convenient location. So, whether you’re looking for a beverage on a patio, the hustle and bustle of the market, or something fresh from a local food truck, this is the place to be.
When: Saturdays throughout July
Where: 104th Street Promenade
HEAD TO FORT EDMONTON PARK
We can’t wait to be able to check out Fort Edmonton Park once more. Like the Muttart, the park closed down for some (even more serious) renovations, and this is the summer where we get to enjoy them! From an updated midway to brand new things like an Indigenous Peoples Experience, this is going to be amazing to visit once more.
When: Now open!
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
WATCH A MOVIE
Like art galleries, movie theatres are a great way to escape the sun for a few hours. And while Cineplex has reopened all their Alberta locations, we think you should go support local spots like the Metro Cinema first. Sure, you might not see a summer blockbuster, but they’ve got great taste!
When: Showtimes weekly
Where: 8712 – 109 Street NW
HIT THE BEACH
Nothing screams summer more than a trip to the beach for a day of splashing around. And luckily, Alberta is no stranger to them. From ice-cold lakes in the Rockies to some sun-loving spots in the prairies, this province is filled with incredible options!
Where: Click the link above for our picks
GO BE COOL IN THE POOL
Looking to splash around but trying to stay in the city? Don’t worry, because 4 different pools around Edmonton (including the Kinsmen Centre) have reopened. If you’re looking to splash around a little bit this summer, then these are some great options!
When: Now open
Where: All around Edmonton
U OF A BOTANIC GARDEN
There’s something special about visiting a garden during the summer. Especially when that garden features thousands of plants and beautiful areas a-plenty. Enjoy some incredible flowers in bloom then lounge under a tree for a picnic! It’s a great way to beat the heat.
When: Open throughout the summer
Where: Parkland County, Alberta
GET OUT INTO NATURE
The sun is out and you should be too! The mountains are calling our name so we think it’s about time you lace up your hiking boots, pack up the car and head to the Rockies where trails aplenty await. Click the link above for the most beautiful hikes you can do near Edmonton next month!
Where: Click the link above for more info
SPOOK YOURSELF ON A GHOST TOUR
Looking for an out-of-the-box idea? This could be right up your alley. For years, Edmonton Ghost Tours has been delighting residents and tourists alike with informative and fun tours that explore Edmonton’s shadier past. It’s a great mix for getting outside while learning something about the city!
When: Tours throughout July
Where: 10322 83rd Avenue
Alright folks, that’s our roundup of great options in and around Edmonton this weekend! We hope that you have some fun out there!
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