Hello, Edmonton! We hope that you’ve enjoyed the long weekend, and are feeling a little more refreshed heading into this week. If you aren’t quite yet, don’t worry, because we’ve got some great options around the city that will put the ‘spring’ in your step!
Here are the 10 best things to do in Edmonton this week.
Didn’t get your fill of Easter fun over the weekend? Don’t worry, the Edmonton Valley Zoo has you covered! Throughout the afternoon you can enjoy a scavenger hunt, make Easter crafts, watch a roving magician, and more!
When: Monday, April 18th
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $10.95 for GA
For a concert pick this week, this is our first choice. Caribou is a heavy-hitter in the genre, and is sure to get you moving. It’s a great in-between pick for those wanting to dance it out, but not feel like they’re in some rave in Berlin.
When: Monday, April 18th
Where: 6240 99 Street NW
On the other hand, you’ve got two chances to see this Vancouver rock band! If you’re hoping that a little high energy music will kickstart your spring excitement, guess what, you’re right.
When: Monday, April 18th and Tuesday, April 19th
Where: 6107 104 Street NW
This is the last week to check out this show at The Citadel Theatre! The premise? “Culture, science and politics collide when twin white bison are born to a First Nation ranch.” Sounds like a great way to spend an evening.
When: Shows throughout the week
Where: 9828 101 A Avenue
Yeah, here’s something off the beaten path for our things to do in Edmonton this week. Over 150 artists will descend up the city for art, workshops, and of course, tons of tattoos. Finally ready to immortalize a picture of a frog or an inside joke? This is a one-stop tattoo shop.
When: Starts Friday, April 22nd
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
The Oilers have got not one, but two serious matchups this week. They play against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, before a quick rematch with the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.
When: Wednesday, April 20th and Friday, April 22nd
Where: 10220 104 Avenue NW
Those looking for a memorable experience will surely be interested in this. Fort Edmonton Park is hosting a guided walk on the Indigenous Peoples Experience trails, before a birch bark basket workshop complete with storytelling and discussions about Indigenous culture.
When: Wednesday, April 20th
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
This is memorable too, just in a different way. Weird Al Karaoke at The Grindstone will see comedians, improvisors and musicians go Weird Al style on classic and iconic songs for an entire evening. Perfect if you’re hoping for a little laughter this week.
When: Thursday, April 21st
Where: 10019 81 Avenue NW
Brand new for 2022, this new nationwide food event has got some Edmonton names joining in! Go enjoy a delicious meal, enter the raffle, and maybe even win a trip to The Philippines themselves! Heck, we’re fine with just the meal part.
When: On throughout April
Where: Locations around Edmonton
The AGA has got a serious amount of stuff to check out in April. What’s more, the exhibition Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, which focuses on post-migrant art, officially kicked off last week, adding to the experience!
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square