Things To Do

8 things to do in Edmonton this weekend (Aug 9-11)

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This weekend is going to be so much folk music. And Carnival costumes. Also, tons of DJ parties. Sounds like anything but a normal weekend, right? Check out some of the raddest things to do in Edmonton this weekend to see what we’re talking about!

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

66 performers, 32 artisans offering goods and crafts, 28 food vendors slinging grub, 7 different stages, and 4 days of top-notch summer festival entertainment. Now, let’s just keep our fingers crossed for good weather.

When: Thursday, August 8 – Sunday, August 11
Where: Gallagher Park, 9505 96 Ave NW


This 3-day event features costume contests, performers from around the globe, gaming activities, and much, much more.

When: Starts Friday, August 9
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave

Cariwest Festival

Celebrate 35 years of Carnival fun with a huge parade, live entertainment, a costume extravaganza, and plenty more Caribbean-themed events and fun.

When: Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11
Where: Federal Building, 9820 107 St NW

DJ Pool Party

Giant pool pong, Giant Jenga and spike ball? Yeah, we can be athletic for this. Also enjoy a live DJ, dranks, giant freezies and ice cream cones, and BBQ eats.

*Edit: this event has been moved to August 16.

When: Friday, August 9 @ 7 PM – 12 AM
Where: Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool– 9170 Walterdale Hill

Clan Rugby Corn Maze Tour

The Clansmen Rugby Club is leaving the city behind for some good ol’ fashioned corn maze action! Support your local rugby team and challenge yourself with 5 km of twists and turns and 85 decision points, plus more fun activities.

When: Sunday, August 11 @ 11 AM – 4 PM
Where: Edmonton Corn Maze– Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1B3

A Pimm’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

Pimm’s and Ketel One Botanicals are offering a chance to celebrate with DJ Dane as they charter the famous railcar! As the first and only cocktail event on the railcar this year, this is a can’t-miss.

When: Friday, August 9 @ 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: The Common– 9910 109 St NW

Edmonton Eskimos vs. Ottawa Redblacks

Let’s cheer on our boys as they take on the Redblacks! Hot dogs optional, but definitely encouraged as you take in the football-y glory.

When: Friday, August 9 @ 8 PM
Where: Commonwealth Stadium

River Cruise and Dinner

Cruise down the North Saskatchewan and take in the sights of our beautiful city! There will be a tasty dinner as well, so come hungry and ready to soak in some stunning views.

When: Saturday, August 10 @ 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: The Edmonton Riverboat– 9734 98 Ave NW

So there you have it: 8 great things to do in Edmonton this weekend, so let’s get out there and have a great time!

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