Well, Edmonton, the weekend has arrived and we’re expecting good weather! It’s a big weekend for Oilers fans, and for moms everywhere. But it’s also a busy few days in and around the city. To get you excited about the coming few days, here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend!

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Edmonton Oilers

First thing is first. The Oilers are in round 2 of the NHL playoffs, facing the Vancouver Canucks. After falling to the Canucks on game one, Edmonton is gearing up for game two this Friday in Vancouver, then game three takes place Sunday at home. Whether you are in the Fan Zone, heading to the tailgate, or to the game itself, get ready to cheer loudly!

When: Friday, May 10th, and Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where:  Fan Park, Ice District, or Rogers Place
Cost: Fan Park and Tailgate are free, game starts at $354 via Ticketmaster

NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival

NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival is Canada’s largest running non-fiction film fest, and it kicks off this Thursday. You can watch the best in non-fiction, music, and documentary filmmaking.

When: Thursday, May 9th, to May 15th, 2024
Where:  8712 109 Street
Cost: $15+

Sponsored Pick: Hotel Blackfoot

Sometimes, we just need a break. Plan a luxe getaway at Hotel Blackfoot in Calgary. Close to everything you need, and packed with amenities like a year-round heated pool, casual dining, a sports lounge, and even a comedy club – and that’s only scratching the surface! They’ve got packages with perks, and you can even bring your pets along. Check them out online to see what else a mini vacay can offer. Also – Hotel Blackfoot is inviting 3 lucky winners in to check out their awesome amenities – be sure to enter here!

When: Open Daily
Where: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary

FOREIGNER: Farewell Tour

“I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero, FOREIGNER is about to bring it all to the stage during their historic Farewell Tour in Edmonton.

When: Friday, May 10th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $96.60+

Art on the Block 2024

Want to spend a glam evening at the Art Gallery of Alberta? Then head to Art on the Block on May 10! Expect an evening filled with opportunity to bid on and take home stunning artwork, along with one-of-a-kind experiences and packages donated by local businesses and makers! It’s the AGA’s largest fundraising event and a highly sought-after gathering!

When: Friday, May 10th, 2024
Where:  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $150

Alberta Ballet in Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring

Alberta Ballet is bringing Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring to Edmonton. You can expect this double bill to immerse you “into the dark and curious landscape of folklore, forest and frenzy against hard-hitting visceral scores.”

When: Friday, May 10th, and Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where:  Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave
Cost:  $73.68+

Edmonton Bike Swap

Alberta Bike Swap delivers community based bicycle buy, sell, and donate events, and one is in the city this weekend. If you’re looking for a new bike, or to sell one, head to the Edmonton Bike Swap this Saturday!

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where:  MacEwan University NORTH SIDE underground parking lot – 10803 105 Ave NW
Cost:  Free to attend

Wild Heart Brunch Club

Grand Market Pop-up & Brunch!! On May 11th, check out the Wild Heart Brunch Club featuring 40+ vendors, brunch, workshops, live music, photo booths & so much more. And, this is the Mother’s Day Market edition!

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where:  The Creative Hive, 16819 111 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $12.50+

Stars on Ice

Canadian figure skating legend Patrick Chan announced his final farewell to the ice, and this is your chance to catch it. The upcoming 12-city 2024 Stars on Ice tour will mark the culmination of an illustrious career for Chan, as he bids adieu to his devoted fans across Canada, according to the event!

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where:  Rogers Arena – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $38.10+

Mother’s Day Brunch

Indulge in a Mother’s Day delicious brunch buffet, featuring a Chef-attended roast Baron of Beef carving station! General admission to the galleries is included. There are two seating times available: 11am and 1pm.

When: Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where:  AGA, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $106.77

Mother’s Day Brunch at Fort Edmonton

For Mother’s Day on Sunday, there’s a special brunch menu at the Blatchford Hangar in Fort Edmonton Park. Be sure to reserve your table, as well, every mother will receive a rose, mimosa or mocktail and 1 Ticket to Fort Edmonton Park 2024 General Admission summer season!

When: Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where:  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost:  $32 per chil/$64 per adult

Have a great weekend!