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8 things to do in Edmonton this Canada Day weekend (June 28 – July 1)

Via City of Edmonton

Here we go, people! What’s better than the weekend? Simple, a long weekend. That’s exactly why we’re so stoked about Friday thru Monday being full of events and festivities for everyone to enjoy. Here are our picks for 8 of the best things to do in Edmonton this Canaday Day weekend.

Edmonton Stonewall 50th Anniversary Rally

The Stonewall riots were a seminal moment in gay rights, there’s no doubt about it. Basically, in 1969 New York police raided a bar called the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. Then things got worse. Anyway, remember a historic moment in front of the Alberta Legislature Building.

When: June 28
Where: Alberta Legislature Building
Cost: Free

Sand on Whyte Festival

Starting at the end of June, this festival is a celebration of all things sand sculpture. Bet you didn’t think that it had come this far, huh? Well, we’re happy to say that it is every bit as impressive as you can imagine.

When: June 28 to July 7
Where: Old Strathcona
Cost: Free

Canada Day Long Weekend Party at CRAFT

CRAFT will be featuring $9 all-Canadian beer flights, $10 poutine, and $6 Caesars all weekend long. What’s more Canadian than good deals on homegrown eats and drinks?

When: Saturday, June 29 – Monday, July 1
Where: CRAFT Beer Market Edmonton, 10013 101A Ave
Cost: Free Admission (18+)

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Check out the Muttart for the last time (for a while)

The Muttart Conservatory will be open this weekend but then closed for the next 18 months for renovations. That’s way too long to wait for your next conservatory date, people!

When: Open 10 am – 5 pm until July 2nd, 2019 (closes for 18 months of renovations)
Where: 9626 – 96A Street
Cost: $6.50-$37

Bomfest 2019

Tiesto, RL Grime, Seven Lions, Adventure Club and more will be lighting up the EXPO Centre this weekend. What better way to prep for Canada Day than by raging for 3 nights straight?

When: Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: Day pass – $120; Weekend pass – $180

Pentatonix: The World Tour

This a cappella group from Texas has made some serious splashes on YouTube and the charts over the last couple of years. Obviously, they’ve put together enough mouth-only melodies to fill a stadium tour. Well done!

When: Sunday, June 30 at 6:30 pm
Where: Rogers Place
Cost: $30+

Cirque de la Lune: Night Circus

Wrap up the month with an exciting night of song, dance, and mystery. Who knows what will be featured?! It could be a cabaret, a bearded lady, clowns, or all of those and more.

When: Saturday, June 29 at 9 pm
Where: The Starlite Room, 10030 102 St NW
Cost:

Canada Day Fireworks

Happy birthday, Canada! Watch the always-entertaining Kinsmen Park fireworks from whichever location suits you best. The Alberta Legislature grounds, Walterdale Hill Road, and Queen Elizabeth Park Road are all top-notch viewing spots.

When: Fireworks begins Sunday, July 1 at 11 pm
Where: Various Viewing Locations
Cost: Free

There you go, folks! Now get out there and enjoy all the wicked things to do in Edmonton this Canada Day weekend!

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