We’ve got a big long weekend ahead, Edmonton! And naturally, we want you to fill it to the brim with exciting options around town. Obviously we’ve got Canada Day to look forward to, but sun in the forecast means that we can keep the excitement going all weekend long.

Here are the 10 best things to do in Edmonton this long weekend.


End the week with a bang! Once again, the City of Edmonton will be putting on a huge fireworks show from Kinsmen Park, with viewing areas throughout the River Valley.

When: Friday, July 1st
Where: Edmonton River Valley
Cost: Free to attend!


Of course, those Canada Day fireworks are just one event of many around the city! If you’re looking for even more options, then we’ve got a great roundup to choose from.

When: Friday, July 1st
Where: Click the link above for our picks
Cost: Varies


Al Fresco on 104th is back! 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: Saturday, July 2nd
Where: 104th Street Downtown
Cost: Free to attend!


While the name isn’t new, this facility sure is! The three-tier track offers some 1,250 ft. of raceway as you wind through the complex. If that wasn’t enough, they’ve also installed some fun LED lighting on the side of the track, which we’re getting a real Tokyo Drift vibe from.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 12808 170 Street NW, Edmonton
Cost: $30+


From inner-city gems to full on day trips, there’s no shortage of amazing hikes to check out around Edmonton. Perfect if you’re looking for a daytime activity on Friday!

Where: Click the link above for our picks


After over a year of waiting, this acclaimed immersive art exhibit has finally come to Edmonton! Enjoy the works of one of the world’s best painters, in a level of detail that rivals actually, you know, booking a flight to France to see them in person.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Cost: $34.95+ for GA


For something a little more relaxed this week, you can’t go wrong with an early summer trip to one of the city’s patios. Laid-back, upscale, park-side, downtown… the list goes on!

Where: Click the link above for our picks


Broadway has arrived, and it brought one of the most acclaimed contemporary plays with it. Take a musical trip down memory lane with this pseudo-biography of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of America.

When: Shows throughout the weekend
Where: 11455 87 Avenue
Cost: $84+


Talk about a midsummer night’s dream, hey? The Freewill Shakespeare Festival has officially returned to Edmonton, offering an amazing night out under the stars! Little rain? Don’t worry, because the Amphitheatre is covered.

When: Showtimes throughout the weekend
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park
Cost: Varies


Keeping the high class options rolling, know that the Jazz Festival is back in the city this week! Hear acclaimed artists from close to home and around the world, at a variety of venues ranging from heritage spaces to the Ice District Plaza.

When: On until Sunday, July 3rd
Where: Locations around Edmonton
Cost: Varies

Alright Edmonton, those are our picks this weekend! Have fun out there and happy Canada Day!