Things To Do

8 things to do in Edmonton this week (July 8-12)

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Alright, peeps, let’s keep this July train rolling! We’re back with another list of things to do this week in Edmonton. Our recommendations include everything from food festivals to concerts, all the way to trivia nights and limited-time offers. So, with all of that in mind, here are 8 of the best things to do in Edmonton this week.

Beats and Eats

This delicious blend of food and music combines dinner on-the-go with music in Alex Decoteau Park for a thoroughly lovely evening. Oh, and make sure to bring all your picnic gear.

When: Wednesday, July 10 from 5 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Alex Decoteau Park, 10230 105 St NW
Cost: $19


Calling all eclectic music lovers to this 8-week long unique music festival. Enjoy two shows per night at Festival Place while taking in the views of Broadmoor Lake Park.

When: July 1 to August 29
Where: Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Cost: $8 for individual, $72 for series


Now, technically this concert is sold out, so the only prices you’ll be getting are from resellers. That being said, at nearly $250 a pop it appears that Edmonton is fully-packed with Billy Idol superfans.

When: Tuesday, July 9 at 8:00 pm
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino
Cost: $243.95


Feast on award-winning ribs from all over North America while sipping on a couple of craft beers and do it all to support the re-opening of the Hearts Thrift Store for People in Need. People helping people, it’s powerful (and in this case, delicious) stuff.

When: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14
Where: Borden Park, 7507 Borden Park Rd
Cost: Free Admission – All Proceeds go to Hearts Thrift Centre


You see them all over the place on any night or day out in Edmonton. They’re musicians, dancers, magicians, and entertainers of all sorts. Now is their time to shine and your time to actually support them! Remember, you owe them a dollar for every minute they make you stop and watch. Rules are rules!

When: Friday, July 5th – Sunday, July 14th
Where: Dr. Wilbert Mcintyre Park, 8331
Cost: Free (Donations welcome)


Your time is here to finally whip out the obscure Friend’s trivia your brain has surely never forgotten. Come alone or go with your pals, just prepare to spend the evening answering 50 tough Friends questions.

When: Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 pm
Where: Beercade YEG
Cost: $10.99-$15

Alberta PianoFest

For two weeks throughout the city, you’ll be treated to the best quality classical music by some of the most talented musicians to come through town. Heck, even if classical music isn’t typically your jam, this festival will have enough variety to keep you entertained.

When: Thursday, July 4 to Saturday, July 20
Where: Various locations
Cost: $12-$45

Freewill Shakespeare Festival

This is the last week that you’ll be able to enjoy Shakespeare out at Hawreluk Park, so be sure to take advantage. Don’t stress too much about the weather because these shows keep running rain or shine.

When: Tuesday, June 18 to Sunday, July 14
Where: The Heritage Amiptheatre at Hawreluk Park
Cost: $25-$60

There you have it, folks! Those are our picks for some of the best things to do in Edmonton this week. Enjoy!

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