It’s the weekend, and the Easter bunny is making its way to Edmonton. Whether you want to catch a concert, see the Oilers at home, or celebrate the end of winter, there are quite a few things happening in the city for the Easter weekend. Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.

Be sure to check out what’s open and closed before heading out on Good Friday!

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The Downtown Defrost

Since launching in 2015, the Downtown Defrost has been a family-friendly winter celebration of dance music and culture! This year, the lineup includes Hot Chip dj set, Skream, MPH, and The Librarian.

When: Friday, March 29th, 2024 and Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, as well as The Chvrch of John, Starlite Room
Cost: $80+

World-music quartet DakhaBrakha

World-music quartet DakhaBrakha are returning to the Winspear Centre! The theatrical Ukrainian band that hails from Kyiv, Ukraine, and their powerful music has “uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.”

When: Friday, March 29th, 2024
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost:  $43+

Sponsored Pick: The Sound of Music

The hills are alive – and they’re going to be singing at The Citadel Theatre! The Sound of Music is in Edmonton, and this Tony Award-winning musical is unmissable. Follow the story of free-spirited Maria as she becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with 7 children. It’s a story of joy, love, and found family – and it’s a total classic. Get your tickets to see it – and hurry.

When: Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 31, 2024
Where: The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave, Edmonton
Cost: Ticket price varies by seat

Noah Kahan

Following his massively successful, sold-out 2022 and 2023 Stick Season Tour runs, Noah Kahan announced his 2024 “We’ll All Be Here Forever Tour” North America dates.

Check out the critically acclaimed Vermont singer & songwriter playing at Rogers Place at the end of the week.

When: Friday, March 29th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW
Cost: $171+

Expanse 2024

Expanse 2024 kicks off this week! The event is a 10-day Movement Arts Festival that focuses on body-based work from a cross-section of artists. “Expanse offers opportunity, inspiration, education, and community for artists and audiences who share a love and curiosity in physical performance,” according to its organizers.

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

Easter Saturday at the Market

Head to the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market for a fun-filled Easter Saturday! There will be shopping, eating, giveaways, and a photo booth!

When:  Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Where: Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, 10310 83 Avenue Northwest
Cost: Free to attend

Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks

Check out the Edmonton Oilers’ last home game this March. They are facing Anaheim on Saturday!

When:  Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 – 104 Avenue
Cost: $158+

Birds in Bloom

You can sail into spring at the Birds in Bloom event at the Muttart Conservatory this weekend! They will be providing “egg-citing activities for anybunny from 12- 4pm.”

There will be Hula Hoop Circus entertainment, airbrush tattoos, eggs-ploration scavenger hunt, and quack-tastic crafts and sensory play.

When:  Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Where: Muttart Conservatory
Cost: $14.95

Zoo in Bloom!

Enjoy Easter at the Zoo with the family! You can check out education team for scavenger hunts, games, planting activities, and more!

When:  Friday, March 39th, to Monday, April 1st, 2024
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Cost: $7.75+

Spring Festival Gala

This weekend, the Edmonton Chinese Community is hosting the Spring Festival Gala Performance – celebrating the Year of the Dragon.

When: Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost: $18+

Easter EGGstravaganza South Edmonton

Take your Easter long weekend to the next level! Adults can head to The Rec Room for a mimosa fuelled egg hunt followed by a breakfast. Tickets include the hunt and a brunch.

When: Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Where: 1725-99th Street NW
Cost: $40

Dinosaurs – The Exhibition

Step back in time and witness the grandeur of the Dinosaurs – The Exhibition, right here in Edmonton. Having opened recently, you can experience this journey that “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.

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

Have a great weekend!