How is March already almost over?! Time might be moving at super speed, but at least it’s officially spring! In the meantime, here are the best things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend.

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Dinosaurs – The Exhibition

Step back in time and witness the grandeur of the Dinosaurs – The Exhibition, right here in Edmonton. Opening on March 23, this journey “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: Opening March 23, 2024
Where: Telus World of Science, 11211 142 St NW
Cost: $23.95

Downtown Dining Week

Eat your way through the best restaurants in the city during Downtown Dining Week! Try some amazing eats with multi-course menus in several price categories – so you can choose what you’re willing to spend. Check out the full list of participating restaurants online and try something new!

When: Wednesday, March 20th to Sunday, March 31st
Where: Participating restaurants in Edmonton
Cost: $15, $25, $35, $50 and $65 multi-course menus

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 coming to 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. Opening night is already almost sold out!

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

Edmonton International BeerFest

Is it beer o’clock yet? This year’s International BeerFest will be hosted at the Edmonton Convention Centre, and it’s almost guaranteed to be a good time. Explore hundreds of beers from around the world along with stage performances, roaming entertainment, and something called BeerSchool? Guess you’ll have to find out for yourself!

When: Thursday, March 21st to Saturday, March 23rd
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave
Cost: Tickets start at $23.11

Films at the Library

The Stanley A. Milner Library will be hosting a variety of free filming screenings each week with afternoon, evening and weekend screenings. They will be showing The Last Duel on Friday at 2:00 PM, or the family film An American Tail on Sunday at 1:30 PM. Stop by for a free movie!

When: Friday, March 22 at 2:00 PM, and Sunday, March 24 at 1:30 PM
Where: Stanley A. Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square Centennial Plaza
Cost: Free

Cabinet of Curiosities Night Market

On Friday, the Cabinet of Curiosities Night Market will be bringing together 85 alternative vendors, artists, designers and local brewers. There will be food trucks, flash tattoos and Henna!

When: Friday, March 22nd, 2024
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Ave NW
Cost: Free

Alberta Ballet in Hansel & Gretel

Prepare for another world-class treat and an unforgettable performance by the Alberta Ballet as Hansel & Gretel illuminates the Jubilee stage for a few days this week.

When: Friday, March 22nd, until Sunday, March 24th 2024
Where:Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave
Cost: $69+

Easter Market

This weekend, you can check out an Easter Market featuring Ukrainian Easter Supplies, Artisan & Craft Vendors, Art & Ukrainian Goods!

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
Where:ACUA Gallery, 10554 110 St NW
Cost:  Free to attend

Refinery: The Palm Room

The Art Gallery of Alberta is celebrating its centennial history with a 1920s, speakeasy-themed party! Prepare yourself for a night of sensational live jazz, throwbacks on the big screen, and sultry special performances in swanky lounges throughout the Gallery.

When: Saturday, March 23rd | 8 PM to 1 AM
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $60

“Art Is…” Sneakerhead Edition

Step into an immersive experience like no other! Moments By Morrel, in collaboration with a talented collective of local artists, presents an extraordinary event: “Art Is…” Sneakerhead Edition. Check out the live demonstrations, art installations, and speak directly with the artists one-on-one.

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Harvest Building, 10315 109th St NW
Cost: $100

Enjoy the weekend!