Folks, the forecast is not looking amazing this weekend, but we’re not about to let it rain on our proverbial parade. Especially when there’s so much going on around the city, from classic attractions to must-see shows and yes, even some zanier options. Let’s check it out!
Here are the 10 best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.
Talk about a midsummer night’s dream, hey? 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: Showtimes throughout the weekend
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park
Craving some excitement? The Edmonton Filipino Fiesta is at Borden Park this weekend too! Enjoy live entertainment, music, workshops, and of course, some downright delicious eats during your visit.
When: Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th
Where: Borden Park
Cost: Free to attend!
A big top has rolled into town, and its final day in the city just so happens to be Sunday. Prepare yourself for a few hours of world-class acts, from acrobatics to jugglers to contortionists. Plus, use the code “WEM” while booking for buy one get one on GA!
When: Showtimes until Sunday, June 19th
Where: 17310 – 90 Avenue NW
Cost: $35+ for GA
Self-proclaimed as ‘Canada’s Biggest Little Festival’, the festival will be taking over the town of Beaumont for two days of nonstop concerts. During that time, not one but two stages will play host to some 19 different performers, representing Alberta and beyond.
When: Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th
Where: Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival Grounds, Beaumont
Cost: $99+ for GA
Football is back, baby! The Elks are up against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday for their home opener, following a tough loss to BC last week. Don a raincoat, take advantage of lower prices due to the rain, and cheer them on to a win!
When: Saturday, June 17th
Where: 11000 Stadium Road
Cost: $22+ for GA
Football is back, baby! Wait… didn’t we just say that? Either way, FC Edmonton will be facing off against Atletico Ottawa this weekend, for a little Father’s Day sports option!
When: Sunday, June 18th
Where: 11000 Stadium Road NW
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
Edmonton’s Indigenous Artist in Residence, Matthew Creeasian, is wrapping things up this weekend. Head down to the Westbury Theatre for an interaction exhibition featuring a live DJ, Cree syllabics, and finger drumming showcases.
When: Thursday, June 16th to Saturday, June 18th
Where: 10330 84 Avenue Northwest
Cost: Free to attend
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
After over a year of waiting, this acclaimed immersive art exhibit has finally landed in the city! 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 weekend
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Cost: $34.95+ for GA
That’s what we’ve got in mind this weekend, Edmonton!