Happy Thursday, Edmonton! We’ve got a mostly sunny weekend to look forward to, which is the perfect way to enjoy one of the last full weekends of summer. Naturally, we want you getting outside, but we’ve got a couple of indoor options to enjoy as well.

Here are 10 of the best things to do this weekend in and around Edmonton.


Hosted at The Backyard, this 2-day summer party might be the perfect way to cap off your summer. We suggest heading down on Saturday though, since there will be complimentary snacks and more time to enjoy it!

When: Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th
Where: 10004 104 Avenue NW
Cost: $30 per person


Want to go on one last summer adventure? We’ve got you covered. We rounded up 6 amazing road trip destinations around Edmonton, all of which are less than 4 hours drive away! So yes, the true road warriors among us could even do the big ones in a day.

Where: Click the link above for our picks


That’s right folks, tours of the Rossdale Power Plant are back! This is your chance to check out a historic landmark in the city, while learning about its history at the same time! And, we have to admit, it’s stuff like this that we like to see on Instagram, if only for the unique factor.

When: Tours every Saturday and Sunday
Where: 10155 96 Avenue NW
Cost: $27.30


For a very fun market, check out Al Fresco! 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 August
Where: 104th Street Promenade


The Edmonton Corn Maze is back for another season! This year, the design is inspired by the folks over at the Edmonton Food Bank. A must-visit for all ages, the corn maze is just one of those classic summer experiences you always enjoy.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Cost: $13.50+ for GA


Fort Edmonton Park only opened last month, but has already proven that the updated attraction is definitely worth a visit. From an updated midway to brand new things like an Indigenous Peoples Experience, this is going to be amazing to visit once more.

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $26.20 for GA


The stunning U of A Botanic Garden, which is really like four different gardens combined, is in full summer swing! Located just outside Edmonton, the garden offers hours of relaxation and beauty, and some fun architecture to boot. Really, it’s a must-do activity for nature lovers.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: Parkland County, Alberta
Cost: $18.75


This dinner series proved so popular that it came back for the summer! Hosted by a local chef, these dinners are guaranteed to be a unique experience. After all, you’re eating a gourmet meal (with drink add-ons to match) in an air-conditioned dome protecting you from the elements!

When: Dinners throughout the weekend
Where: 13204 Rainbow Valley Rd NW
Cost: $125 per person, 4 person booking minimum


It was a long time coming, but the Muttart Conservatory has returned to the city! This iconic Edmonton attraction is a must-do on those less than stellar summer days. Heck, we even like visiting when the sun is shining, and especially if it’s paired with a walk in the park before or after.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Tickets: $14.95 for GA


Originally from Europe, this exhibition showcases the artist’s best works on a larger-than-life scale, using high-quality projectors and audio for a more immersive experience. If you’re looking for a fun blend of art and technology, then this is a great time.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Cost: $41.61 and up for GA

And that’s our roundup for this weekend! Have fun out there, Edmonton!