Things To Do

8 things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend (July 3-5)

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Happy Thursday, everyone! It’s the start of a new month and we’re finally hitting summer in earnest. So, why not kick things off with a weekend of fun activities? From exploring the city to getting out of it and everything in between, we’ve got a few picks for you.

Here are 8 things to do this weekend in Edmonton.

ENJOY A SUMMER BBQ

The Edmonton Jerk Festival (the cuisine, not the type of person) is hosting a social distance friendly BBQ at Hawrelak Park this weekend. All you’ve gotta do is pick your meal, pick it up, and enjoy the flavours of the Caribbean in a beautiful setting.

HAVE SOME FUN AT THE ZOO

Yup, the Edmonton Valley Zoo officially opened its doors to the public in June. You’re going to have to buy tickets in advance online, and there will be some changes to accommodate social distancing. But hey, we think it’s worth checking out.

PLAY SOME SPORTS

This is a very open-ended suggestion. We think if you can catch the sun this weekend, then it would be great to round of some friends and play some sports! Soccer, baseball, volleyball… they’re all ok to play! Although we’re personally going to hit the links.

LISTEN TO SOME JAZZ

The Edmonton International Jazz Festival is going on every weekend this month! While there are no in-person events, you can still enjoy a ton of fun programming online. The best part? These experiences and interviews are all free for you to enjoy!

HEAD TO THE LAND OF THE DINOSAURS

Looking for a left-field pick? This is it. Jurassic Forest, just north of Edmonton, is open once more! Head down for a few hours of fun with some beasts from the past. Plus, there’s mini golf!

EXPLORE THE CITY

The City of Edmonton just launched a new wayfinding map that sums up pretty much everything the city has to offer. Trails, parks, city attractions, and even transit stations have been listed. If you were looking for a new way to explore the city, this could be it.

HIT THE GYM

Edmonton’s fitness centres have officially reopened to the public! If you were chomping at the bit to get back in the gym and get a sweat on, this is your chance.

TAKE AN ALBERTAN SUMMER STAYCATION

Time to see what the province has got going for it this summer! Take Monday off and have an impromptu Albertan getaway this weekend, and explore what this wonderful province has to offer.

And that’s our roundup of the best things to do this weekend in Edmonton! We hope you enjoy it, folks.