It’s the weekend! And it is also Father’ Day weekend. From live comedy, to a night market, music festivals, and Father’s Day events, there are certainly a few options to look at this weekend. So if you are wondering what to do, here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.


Looking for a laugh? Improvaganza kicks off this week, and takes place over 10 days. Check out the lineup, pick one that sounds fun, and go have a laugh (or eight).

When: Wednesday, June 14th, to June 24th, 2023
Where: Rapid Fire Exchange, 10437 83 Ave
Cost: Varies


Experience one of the world’s most beloved family musicals with Elope Musical Theatre, as they celebrate their 40th anniversary of producing memorable musical theatre productions for Edmonton audiences and performers. This colourful and vibrant performance is a tale that follows the journey of a dreamer on a wild and adventurous ride. With over 35 performers and dance numbers, this production will have you sure to smile, groove to the beat and immerse yourself in an exhilarating performance.  

When: June 16th – 17th, 21th – 24th at 7:30 PM & June 18th and 24th at 2:00 PM
Where: Westbury Theatre at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns | 10330-84 Ave, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $25+

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Looking for another laugh? Jimmy Carr is bringing “Terribly Funny” jokes to Edmonton! Don’t miss the show One of the biggest-selling comedy acts in the world! Jimmy has two shows on Friday.

When: Friday, June 16th, 2023
Where:  Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Avenue NW
Cost: $71+

Love Out Loud Night Market

On June 16th, the Love Out Loud Pride Market and Celebration presented by North of Ordinary Events will take place, showcasing 75 amazing vendors, crafters, designers, food trucks, music and LGBTQ2S+ Community Groups.

When: Friday, June 16th, 2023
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum
Cost: Free admission

Rock the District

Edmonton’s Classic Rock Festival is taking over for three days! Expect an impressive lineup of classic rock legends performing the hits music lovers have enjoyed for decades!

When: Friday, June 16th, to Sunday, June 18th, 2023
Where: Fan Park @ ICE District
Cost: $67+

Soundtrack Music Festival

Nelly, Third Eye Blind, and Ashanti? Sign us up! Edmonton’s best kick off to summer returns this month featuring the industry’s best top 40 acts from the 90’s, 2000’s, and today!

When: Friday, June 16th, and Saturday, June 17th, 2023
Where: Kinsmen Park
Cost: $129.50+

Edmonton Filipino Fiesta

Good eats, good music, and a great culture to celebrate! The Edmonton Filipino Fiesta returns this month, taking over Borden Park for two straight days on fun.

When: Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th
Where: Borden Park
Cost: Free to attend

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New Slide Opening

Grab a towel and plug your nose, because something big is happening at West Edmonton Mall! Set to open to the public this weekend, WW’s slide will be 450 feet long and will even have colour-changing sections, which sounds like a roaring good time.

The coolest part? On the day of its grand opening, guests will be encouraged to contribute a suggestion for a name onsite after riding the slide.

When: Saturday, June 17th, 2023
Where: 8882 170 St NW #1338, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $64

Celebrate Father’s Day at Fort Edmonton Park

Looking for a reason to check out Fort Edmonton Park? This may be it! Starting June 17th, the iconic destination will be holding a ton of activities all weekend long.

When: Saturday, June 17th – 18th, 2023
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $26.20

Dad’s Day Comedy Brunch

Featuring Will Hannigan and Scott Belford, The Pearl Showroom presents a comedy show and brunch – a morning of jokes, food and fun.

When: Sunday, June 18th, 2023
Where:  12464 153 St NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: 11:30 am
Cost: $48+

The Art of Brick (BOGO)

The world’s largest and most popular display of Lego art is here! If your dad is a Lego fan, be sure to make time to head to Telus World of Science and discover over a million Lego bricks transformed into over 100 sculptures by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya – for less!

When: Sunday, June 18th, 2023
Where:  TELUS World of Science – Edmonton,  11211 142 Street
Cost: Dads get ONE free admission