Well another week, another serious amount of rain in the forecast. We’ll take the trade off, if it means we’ll be spared some of those blisteringly hot days in August and the local plants get a little bit of respite. But, it also means we gotta be a little more particular in our picks for the next few days. Here are the 10 best things to do in Edmonton this week.


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

When: Shows start Tuesday, June 14th
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park
Cost: Varies


To add to the already impressive list of options this month, we’re letting you know about the new Queer History Tour series in Edmonton. They will highlight some stories from the city over the past few decades, in a 90-minute long walking tour that starts in Michael Phair Park and winds through the downtown core.

When: Tours start Tuesday, June 14th
Where: Michael Phair Park, 10124 104 Street Northwest
Cost: Free!


It’s a good week for rain, because we’ve got quite a few concerts to see! Charlotte Cardin just got the nod as the most-nominated artist at this year’s Junos, winning Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year. Naturally, prices are pretty high.

When: Tuesday, June 14th
Where: 10524 Jasper Avenue
Cost: $83+


A lil pseudo-surf/psych rock sounds like a great springtime option! This band is perhaps best known for their hit song ‘Confidence’, but we can attest he rest of their stuff is just as good!

When: Thursday, June 16th
Where: 6240 99 Street NW
Cost: $25+


Yup, a truly legendary name in the electronic music world is part of the concerts coming to Edmonton this June. Relive (or embody) the 90s rave vibe on a Thursday night.

When: Thursday, June 16th
Where: 10030 – 102 Street
Cost: $22.50+


Loosely part of the rap genre, but mixing elements of hyperpop, metal, disco… basically, whatever works. If you’re hoping to listen to something new in June, this is a great choice.

When: Friday, June 17th
Where: 6240 99 Street NW
Cost: $27.50+


A little live sports? You better believe it! We’re recommending FC Edmonton, which is facing off against the Halifax Wanderers on Tuesday.

When: Tuesday, June 14th
Where: 11000 Stadium Road NW
Cost: $10.50+


As much as we love a state-of-the-art theatre, we might like this local option even more! Metro Cinema has always got a great selection of movies to check out, from cult comedies to art-house to things even we’ve never heard of!

When: Showtimes throughout the week
Where: 8712 109 Street
Cost: $13 for GA


Two new exhibitions have arrived at the AGA! One sheds light on Haiti’s relationship to the world, while the other focuses on J’ouvert, a Trinidadian carnival dating back to the 18th century. Not exactly simple enough for kids to understand, so great as a more adult-oriented outing.

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $14


After over a year of waiting, this acclaimed immersive art exhibit has finally arrived! 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: On throughout the week
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Cost: $34.95+ for GA

Those are our picks for Edmonton this week, friends!