A new month is right around the corner, and you know what that means! As always, it’s time for a roundup of the best free and cheap things to do. And the best part is, it’s officially spring, so there are several spring markets and fun fests… you’ve got options, and none of them are going to hurt your wallet! Here are the best free and cheap things to do around Edmonton this April.

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Spring Geeky Market

Kick off your April at the first of several spring markets taking place this month. On April 6th and 7th, you can check out the first signature Spring Geeky Gift Market and Cosplay/Costumes are encouraged!

When: Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, 2024
Where:Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway NW
Cost: By donation to local non-profits

North Edmonton Eid Bazaar

Getting ready for Eid? The North Edmonton Eid Bazaar is the perfect place for that! Get in on exclusive Eid shopping. This community event includes local vendors.

When: Sunday, April 7th, 2024
Where: ARCA, 14525 127 St NW
Cost: Free

James Cameron’s Titanic at the Capitol Theatre

It’s the 112th anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden voyage, and The Capitol Theatre is screening James Cameron’s Titanic to celebrate. Get ready to watch (or rewatch) this unforgettable classic.

When: Friday, April 12th, 2024
Where:Capitol Theatre – Fort Edmonton Park, 1920 Street
Cost: $15

Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival

The 116th Annual Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival (formerly known as the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival) is back, and it creates over 2,500 opportunities for over 20,000 music students, actors, musicians, and music lovers to perform in front of an audience and receive professional adjudication. See the stars of the future!

When: April 15 – May 1st, 2024
Where: Various venues
Cost: Free

Spring Gift Market

Geeky Market’s second event this April is the Spring Gift Market. This event is benefitting the Alzheimer Society of AB & NWT.

When: Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st, 2024
Where:Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway NW
Cost: By donation to local non-profits

Alt After Dark Night Market – Edmonton

This April, check out 35 local alternative vendors, artists and brewers. Just 2 blocks North of Whyte Ave. And it’s free to enter!

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd NW
Cost: Free

Capital City Vintage Market

Sure there’s spring cleaning, but what about spring shopping? A vintage market pop-up comes to the Edmonton Aviation Museum, with some 40 vendors ready to show off the best of the best. What’s more, it’s free to attend!

When: Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Where: Edmonton Aviation Museum
Cost: Free!

Elk Island National Park

Feeling outdoorsy? Springtime is a great time to check out Elk Island. Do a little walk here or there, maybe spot some bison, and stick around after the sun goes down for some top-tier stargazing.

When: Open throughout April
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $9

Visit a Local Farmers Market

Every season is farmers market season! Stock up on your weekly groceries, reward yourself with a treat after a hard work week or explore the work of a new local artist or maker. There’s no such thing as a bad day at the market.

When: Open throughout April
Where: Locations around Edmonton
Cost: Free to enter

Muttart Conservatory

If you’re craving the feeling of a tropical vacation — head to the Muttart Conservatory! This indoor botanical garden is the perfect option for those wanting to get a little taste of summer without straying far from home. And don’t forget, Adult Only evenings take place Wednesdays from 5 – 9 PM.

When: Open throughout April
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Cost: $14.95 for GA

Have a great month!