A warm and sunny weekend is ahead, Edmonton! Which is the perfect kind of weather for outdoor festivals and experiences in the city! If you’re wondering what’s on this weekend, here are the best things to do in Edmonton from July 7th to 9th.

Whyte Avenue Art Walk

The Whyte Avenue Art Walk is taking place this month, and it is the city’s first event of its kind with 400 artists lining the streets of Old Strathcona showing their creative talents. Buy directly from artists, and watch them create!

When: Friday, July 7th to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where: On the streets of Old Strathcon
Cost: Free to attend

The Works & Streetfest

Once again, two major Edmonton festivals will be joining forces this July, which means even more excitement for you. You can expect vibrant visual art and sensational street performance, side-by-side, and it’s free!

When: Friday, July 7th to Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Where: Churchill Square
Cost: Free to attend

Sponsored Pick: You can win an award & prizes for being Alberta’s best thrifter

The Goodwill Thrifting Hall of Fame is back for its second edition and they are currently accepting nominations! There are six different categories including Antique Finds, Fashionable Finds, Donor of the Year and more. And you can nominate the thrifting legends around you (including yourself). Winners will take home a grand prize package and a trophy and get a chance to attend a live award ceremony in Calgary in their honour.

When: Nominations open from now till July 28th, 2023

Al Fresco On 104th

Al Fresco on 4th is back! This fantastic outdoor experience rolls a market, food trucks and expanded patios into one convenient location. So, whether you’re looking for a beverage on a patio, the hustle and bustle of the market, or something fresh from a local food truck, this is the place to be.

When: Saturdays throughout the summer starting July 8th, 2023
Where: 104th Street Downtown
Cost: Free to attend

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Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton

This week, you can check out the annual Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton which is back for its 27th year! The theme for this year’s event is “prohibition,” and will look at Edmonton’s history while also celebrating the city’s craft beverage industry.

When: Sunday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where: Various locations, full list here
Cost: Varies

Grindstone Comedy Festival

The 4th annual Grindstone Comedy Festival is back in town and organizers say it is bigger than ever before! If you haven’t been, you can expect “independent stand-up, improv and sketch comedy” by national performers and rising local talent.

When: Wednesday, July 5th to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where: (Main Venue)The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro, 10019 81 Avenue
Cost: Free, and ticketed at $20

Family Days at Cineplex

Looking for fun Saturday morning activities this weekend? Cineplex Canada has brought back its Family Favourites deal, offering just $2.99 movie tickets!

When: Saturday, July 8th, 2023
Where: Cineplex near you
Cost: $2.99

Edmonton Jerk Festival

The Edmonton Jerk Festival is an annual event, and you can expect all things jerk! You have the option to preorder, but do so before Friday at 5 pm.

When: Saturday, July 8th, 2023
Where:Queen Mary Park, 10844 117 St. NW
Cost: Free

Wedding Singer 1999

Looking for a fun show & dinner combo this weekend? Head to the Jubilations Dinner Theatre for some sing alongs to all your fave wedding songs from the 80s and 90s at the Wedding Singer 1999!

When: Wednesday, July 5th to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where:  8882 170 Street NW
Cost: $56.95

Where Dark Things Dwell

Ready to immerse yourself in Edmonton’s largest outdoor escape room? Get your friends and check out “Where Dark Things Dwell”, Fort Edmonton Park’s newest interactive experience.

When: Thursday, July 6th, 2023 to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where: Fort Edmonton Park – Special Events, 7000 143 St NW
Cost: $30+

Have a great weekend!