There’s no denying that the summer months can be particularly tough on the wallet. So, in between those weekend getaways and huge patio brunches, we’re bringing you a list of the best free and cheap things to do in Edmonton this July! Enjoy!

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Canada Day at the Legislature

Canada Day at the Legislature will offer free entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy. You can expect a Family Fun Zone, and the Legislature’s Chamber floor will be open to the public.

When: Monday, July 1st, 2024
Where:  Alberta Legislature Grounds, 10800 97 Ave NW
Cost: Free

Canada Day Fireworks

Start off the month right, with some Canada Day fireworks! The city’s fireworks will light up the sky over Edmonton’s River Valley at 11pm.

When: Monday, July 1st, 2024
Where:  Viewing locations include Queen Elizabeth Park and Hill, River Valley Road Trail, Victoria Park, and Ezio Faraone Park
Cost: Free

Canada Day with Edmonton Riverhawks

Celebrate Canada Day at the ballpark with Edmonton Riverhawks! The post-game party will include performances by Brasstactics, the Canadian classic rock band Giv’r, and one of the best views in the city to watch the City of Edmonton’s fireworks display!

When: Monday, July 1st, 2024
Where: RE/MAX Field, 10233 96 Ave NW
Cost:  $9.99+

Sounds from the Valley: Music and Poetry

Looking for free concerts with art, music, and poetry? Head to Snow Valley Ski Club on Tuesdays! Listen to artists outdoors, and bring a lawn chair if you can.

When:  Tuesday, July 2nd, to Tuesday, August 27th, 2024
Where: Creekside Eats, 13204 Rainbow Valley Road
Cost:  Free

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is celebrating 40 Years of bringing high-caliber street entertainment acts to the heart of downtown! From musicians to jugglers and acrobats to unicyclists, check it out for free this July.

When: Friday, July 5th to Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, 100 St NW
Cost: Free to attend

Edmonton Jerk Festival

Edmonton Jerk Festival is bringing food, drinks, games, and live performances to the city for one day this July.

When:  Saturday, July 6th, 2024
Where: Queen Mary Park, 10844 117 St. NW
Cost: Free to attend

Whyte Avenue Art Walk

The Whyte Avenue Art Walk is taking place this month, and it is the city’s first event of its kind with 400 artists lining the streets of Old Strathcona showing their creative talents. Buy directly from artists, and watch them create!

When: Friday, July 12th to Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: On the streets of Old Strathcon
Cost: Free to attend

Pop-Up Night Market

This July, head out for a night at the Marketplace at Callingwood’s Pop-Up Night Market! The family friendly event will have face painting, balloon animals, inflatables, and more. You can also grab a bit eat the food trucks, and shop from over 70 vendors.

When: Friday, July 12th, 2024
Where: The Marketplace at Callingwood, 6655 178 Street
Cost: Free to attend


The quintessential pick for your summer bucket list! Enjoy midway rides, games, live entertainment, concerts, food… the list goes on and on! K-Days is back, Edmonton!

When: Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 28th, 2024
Where: 515 118 Ave NW
Cost: $15+

Edmonton Reggae Festival

Get ready to groove to the sounds of reggae for three days! Edmonton Reggae Festival takes place over a weekend in July, and there will be food, drinks, and a fun dancing experience for all.

When: Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 21st, 2024
Where:  Victoria Park, 12030 River Valley Road Northwest
Cost:  Free

Have a great month!