Another long weekend is just a few days away, and this time around there is plenty to see and do with your family, friends or special someone. Not sure where to kick things off? Here are 10 things to do on Good Friday in Edmonton this year.

Downtown Defrost

Edmonton’s Downtown Defrost is nearly here! This Friday, check out this family-friendly celebration of dance music and culture and kick off the Easter weekend on the right foot!

When: Friday, March 29th – 30th, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square – 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: 2 pm – 10 pm
Cost: varies

Zoo in Bloom 

Whether you have kids or are just looking for something fun to do with your friends, you’re in for a treat. This week, check out the Edmonton Valley Zoo, where guests can visit with the animals, learn something new and get some fresh air!

When: Friday, March 29th – April 1st, 2024
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Cost: $10+

World Waterpark

This week, come in from the cold. Ride some slides, hang out in the wave pool and grab a bite to eat at the World Waterpark – the ultimate Good Friday activity for you and your friends or family.

Where: 8882 170 Street NW
Cost: $45+


Have plans to kick off the upcoming weekend? Pop some corn and grab the whole family! Cineplex Canada’s Family Favourites deal is back and every Friday this March you can enjoy a popular title for just $2.99.

When: Fridays this March
Where:  See Cineplex locations near you above
Cost: $2.99+

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Tubing at the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

Fun for the whole family! This weekend, make the most of the snowy season and head to Rabbit Hill Snow Resort for an afternoon of adrenaline-packed fun.

When: Open daily
Where: 20715 57 Avenue SW, Edmonton
Cost: $22

Lake Louise – Catch the Easter Bunny

Want to get away? This Good Friday hit the Lake Louise Ski Resort and try to catch the Easter Bunny who will have a basket full of chocolate eggs that he might just be willing to share with you.

When: Friday, March 29th – March 31st, 2024
Where: 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Cost: $139+

Dinosaurs: The Exhibition

This Friday, go back in time! Dinosaurs: The Exhibition “transcends hundreds of millions of years, bringing you face-to-face with Earth’s most extraordinary ancient creatures,” according to the Telus World of Science. Get your tickets now!

Where: Telus World of Science, 11211 142 St NW
Cost: $23.95

Immersive Disney Animation

The magic of Disney has crash-landed in Edmonton! This weekend, hit the EXPO Centre for an Immersive Experience unlike anything the city has seen! No matter your age, you won’t want to miss it!

When: Until April 28th, 2024
Where: 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: $37+


You Can’t Stop the Beat! Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Hairspray is back on tour and this weekend you can check it out in Edmonton! Tickets are on sale now!

When:  Until Sunday, March 31st, 2024
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 — 87 Avenue
Cost: $45.90+


A 10-day festival, Expanse 2024 focuses on body-based work from a cross-section of artists. From dance to theatre this event will celebrate local artists and will be a great opportunity to learn something new!

When:  Thursday, March 28th to April 4th, 2024
Where: Fringe Theatre Adventures – Westbury Theatre, 10330 84 Ave NW
Cost: Pay What You Can

There you have it, folks! 10 things to do on Good Friday in Edmonton!