Things To Do

8 things to do in Edmonton this weekend (July 12-14)

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Hello, fellow weekend warriors! We have to say, our list of things to do this weekend is jam-packed. Seriously, it feels like every festival of the year is going down this weekend, so there’s no shortage of fun stuff going on.

Here are 8 things to do in Edmonton this weekend.


Celebrate the rich artistry, tradition, and culture of Edmonton’s African descendants at this weekend festival. From poetry readings to dances and music, to Gospel and even a fashion show, Africanaval has it all.

When: Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14
Where: 10610 105 St NW
Cost: Free admission

Art Battle Alberta Provincial Finals

Check out the top artists from Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Lloydminster as they paint their hearts out. The winner (decided by the audience) gets to go to the national finals in Toronto!

When: Saturday, July 13
Where: Pure Casino Yellowhead
Tickets: $25

Death Cab For Cutie

Sing your heart out, shed a few tears, and take a millennial nostalgia trip at what is sure to be a very, very lovely live show.

When: Saturday, July 13 at 6:30 pm
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre
Cost: $77.67

Edmonton Ribfest

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

Colour Me Rad

This extremely colourful 5k run is going down this weekend. Contestants start in pearly white outfits, then get absolutely covered in colour during the race. Afterwards, there will be a party so you can jump and shake around with your equally bright friends.

When: Saturday, July 13
Where: Rundle Park
Cost: $42

Lexus of Edmonton Presents Dog City Festival

There will be live music, a splash zone, and even some photo areas set up to make your furry friend look even more beautiful. We’re not sure that’s possible, but hey, we’re game to try.

When: Saturday, July 13 from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm
Where: Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association, 12504 Fox Drive
Cost: Children under 14, free; Regular admission, $20

Edmonton Carnaval

Enjoy traditional Latin American food, drink, dancing, and culture at one of Edmonton’s most fun festivals. That’s saying a lot. After all, we are a festival city.

When: Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14
Where: 9210 118 Ave NW
Cost: Free admission

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

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: Now until Sunday, July 14th
Where: Dr. Wilbert Mcintyre Park, 8331
Cost: Free (Donations welcome)

See? We told you that this weekend was chock full of festivals to check out. We know for sure that we will be at Rib Fest, and maybe a couple of others. Might be a good idea to participate in Colour Me Rad to burn some calories the day before.

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