We hope that you enjoyed the long weekend, Edmonton! And are hopefully feeling recharged for another week of summer fun ahead. We aren’t, to be honest, but we think we’ll get there after checking out all the fun options we have ahead of us.

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

SHAWN MENDES

We’ve got some concerts in mind this week, and one of the biggest names of the month is also the first up! Superstar Shawn Mendes will be playing at Rogers Place, with a little support from Dermot Kennedy as the opening act.

When: Tuesday, July 5th
Where: 10220 104 Avenue NW
Cost: $80+

ADEKUNLE GOLD

Are you a fan of Drake’s latest album? Check out this Nigerian artist who has got a beautiful voice and some dance-heavy beats to go alongside it.

When: Friday, July 8th
Where: 6240 99 Street NW
Cost: $49.93+

EDMONTON ELKS

Kick off the weekend early with an Edmonton Elks game! They face off against Calgary this week, with the hopes of turning around a rocky start to the season.

When: Thursday, July 7th
Where: 11000 Stadium Road
Cost: $32.53+

THE WORKS & STREETFEST

For the first time ever, two major Edmonton festivals will be joining forces this July, which means even more excitement for you. Get your arts fill with The Works, then be amazed by the performers at Streetfest!

When: Starts Friday, July 8th
Where: Churchill Square, Edmonton
Cost: Free to attend!

WHYTE AVENUE ART WALK

While we can’t guarantee that buying something will be cheap, the Whyte Ave Art Walk is a great way to check out local painters and galleries in an open-air setting.

When: Starts Friday, July 8th
Where: On the streets of Old Strathcona
Cost: Free to attend!

STREET CAR CASK PARTY

Ah, summer is in the street… cars. The Common’s Street Car Cask Parties are back, and will be on practically all summer long! Enjoy some unique brews, eat some treats, then return to The Common itself for a little live music!

When: Thursday, July 7th
Where: 10910 100 Avenue NW
Cost: $53.50+

SPEEDERS EDMONTON

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 realĀ Tokyo Drift vibe from.

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

HIT A PATIO

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

HAMILTON

It’s the last week to check out not one, but two great theatre options in Edmonton. Take a musical trip down memory lane with this pseudo-biography of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of America.

When: On until Sunday, July 10th
Where: 11455 87 Avenue
Cost: $84+

FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Meanwhile, 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: On until Sunday, July 10th
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park
Cost: Varies

That’s what we’ve got in mind for this week, Edmonton!