Welcome to the start of the another summer weekend, Edmonton! What’s more, it’s a weekend filled to the brim with all sorts of options. Get outside, enjoy a music festival, do a little shopping, eat some food… you know, all the activities that’ll have you feeling good as the season changes. Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Easily the biggest draw of the month, the Edmonton Folk Music Fest is coming back in a big, big way this summer. Country, indie, rock, folk (of course)… there are dozens upon dozens of amazing names coming including Ben Harper and Fleet Foxes!

When: Thursday, August 10th until Sunday, August 13th, 2023
Where: Gallagher Park, 9505 96 Ave
Cost: $97.50+


While the main draw for Edmonton’s Caribbean festival is the parade, there’s a whole lot more to look forward to as well. A marketplace, live music, and even a rum garden will have you loving every second of your visit!

When: Friday, August 11th until Sunday, August 13th, 2023
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free to attend

Twilight Picnic Experience

Treat yourself this weekend to a twilight picnics amid nature in the botanic garden! Enjoy a chef-created meal, check out the grounds with a glass of wine or craft beer.

When: Friday, August 11th, 2023
Where: The University of Alberta Botanic Garden
Cost: $125 + tax / for two people

Alberta Avenue Night Market

Ten Night Markets are taking place in the Alberta Avenue District this summer. Each market will have different vendors, entertainment and community partners. So bring the family, and enjoy some food outdoors!

When: August 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2023
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free to attend

Edmonton Pride Float

Edmonton Pride Float is back for its second year! According to organizers, “this event is a rainbow river float for the LGBTQ2S* community and their friends.” Don’t forget to bring your fun inflatable, decorate a kayak or canoe! Be sure to register online in advance.

When:Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Where:  Starting at Terwillegar Park and ending at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.
Cost: $25+

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Alberta on the Plate

Our province has plenty of amazing food options, but with so many to choose from it can be difficult to pick your next spot. Luckily, a returning food festival changes that! Thanks to Alberta on the Plate, a 10-day, province-wide dine around festival, you’ll be able to try out the very best culinary experiences across the province.

When: August 11th to 20th, 2023
Where: Locations around Alberta
Cost: Varies per restaurant

Brews & Blooms

What’s better than a Friday night of blooms and brews? Local flowers and local beers await you and your best pal or partner at Blooms on Seven! Included in the cost are two tickets to Date Night, 2 brews, 1 u-pick cup to fill with flowers, and you can even enjoy a picnic with the alpacas!

When: Friday, August 11th, 2023
Where: Blooms on 7 Flower Farm, 51553 Range Rd 225A, Sherwood Park
Cost: $95

The Great Accessory Swap

Have stuff to swap or looking for pre-loved accessories? Check out the Great Accessory Swap Event! Discover hidden gems, reduce waste, and refresh your style.

When: Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Where: Alfred H. Savage Centre, 13909 Fox Drive, Northwest Edmonton
Cost: Free to attend and register

Edmonton Corn Maze

That’s right, the Edmonton Corn Maze is back for the season and it’s open for the long weekend! Head down and quite literally lose yourself in acres upon acres of corn.

When: Open throughout August
Where: 26171 Secondary Hwy 627, Spruce Grove
Cost: $12+ for GA

Cineplex Family Favourites

It’s back! Cineplex is bringing its family faves on Saturday mornings, and tickets are $2.99. This weekend, you can catch Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

When: Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Where: Cineplex near you
Cost: $2.99