May the start of a new month shine brightly upon you. Not only do we have some great things to do in Edmonton this week, but the weather is just getting nicer and nicer! And as always, we’re hoping to make the absolute most of it. Let’s see what’s in store.
Here are the 10 best things to do in Edmonton this week.
Canada’s longest running nonfiction film fest returns to in-person experiences this month! However, those looking to enjoy the options at home will be pleased to know that they’re keeping the virtual side as well. And of course, it doesn’t hurt that single screenings are under $10!
When: Starts Thursday, May 5th
Where: Online and in-person options
This twice-yearly event will see over 70 local vendors selling everything from books to ceramics to clothing. And of course, cheap entry just means more pocket change for you.
When: Starts Friday, May 6th
Where: 8426 Gateway Boulevard
Cost: $4 for GA
A lesser-known Battle of Alberta goes down this week! FC Edmonton will be taking on Calgary’s Cavalry FC on Friday, which means you get to combine some live sports with a little bit of fresh air. It’s a winning combo, and goodness gracious is the price right!
When: Friday, May 6th
Where: 11000 Stadium Road NW, Edmonton
Edmonton’s municipal courses have all opened for the summer. Sneak out after work for a little twilight tee time, or keep things even cheaper with an hour or two at the driving range just to get warm once more.
When: Open throughout the week
Where: Locations around Edmonton
Wouldn’t you know it… a ton of amazing new food and drink concepts have opened in the city! And we’ve rounded up our absolute must-try picks for your convenience, from casual eats to destination dining.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
Music lovers, you’ve got quite a few options in store this week… First up, relive the best part of the Vans Warped Tour! If you didn’t listen to at least a few Billy Talent songs during an angsty teen phase, then you didn’t grow up in Canada. It’s that simple.
When: Tuesday, May 3rd
Where: 9797 Jasper Avenue
Meanwhile, this double-bill of a concert is going to be, at least for us, the rowdiest of the entire month. We’ll admit this isn’t a mashup we really expected to see, but we’re nonetheless super excited to witness it play out.
When: Tuesday, May 3rd
Where: 6240 99 Street NW
And last but not least, we’ve got a little home-grown country action in store this week! Corb Lund is playing not one, not two, but three back-to-back shows at the Starlite Room to kick off the month.
When: Thursday, May 5th to Sunday, May 8th
Where: 10030 102 Street NW
In a musical mood, but not sure if a concert is for you? This is our answer. “9 to 5: The Musical” is based entirely on the music of Dolly Parton, which is just an outright amazing idea. We’ll be going back for seconds, and maybe even thirds.
When: Shows throughout the week
Where: 9828 101 A Avenue
Keeping the inexpensive options rolling, this is the last week that the Edmonton Valley Zoo is offering discounted admission. Take a half day and work and treat yourself to a few hours looking at some adorable and amazing animals!
When: Spring pricing ends Saturday, May 7th
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
That’s our list of the best things to do in Edmonton this week! See you out there, folks!