Well, the Oilers won, and it looks like a beautiful sunny weekend ahead! Besides the Stanley Cup Playoffs, this is a busy weekend in Edmonton with Downtown Spark continuing along with Pride festivities kicking off June! Get out there and enjoy these things to do in Edmonton this weekend. And happy June!

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Oilers vs. Stars

First thing is first! The Oilers are facing the Dallas Stars for Round 2, Game 5 and 6 on Friday and Sunday. There are still tickets available for the Oilers Road Game Watch Party at $5 for Friday’s game. There’s also the tailgate and fan park experiences to catch if you prefer. Sunday’s game is at home, and those tickets a just a bit more pricy than $5, with a single ticket starting at $402.

When: Friday, May 31st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
Where: Rogers Place
Cost: $5, and $402+

Downtown Spark

Downtown Spark is coming back! Expect this year’s event to have art installations and musical performances, as well as street parties! The event will be free, and family-friendly, and the Block Party is on June 1st!

When: On now until June 2nd, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square and Alex Decoteau Park
Cost: Free

Sponsored Pick: Moxies

Edmonton has its 4th Moxies in South Edmonton Common – but this one is not like the others. This restaurant is a whole new experience, with over 9,000 sq ft of modern space adorned with lush greenery, soothing neutral tones, and gold features for a touch of dazzle. There’s also room for all your friends thanks to multiple dining areas, a world-class bar, and a four-season patio. The patio can even be rented out for private events and hosts up to 100 guests! They’ve got all the classic Moxies dishes you love, along with new additions like a revamped Happy Hour menu and Summer Spritz Tower! Book a reservation to check out this new location for yourself!

When: Grand opening on Friday, May 24th, 2024
Where: South Edmonton Common at 2103 99 Street NW

From Broadway To Hollywood

The road from Hollywood to Broadway is paved with unforgettable songs and stories, and the ESO will perform your favourites this week! You can expect to hear music and songs from Titanic, The Phantom of the Opera, La La Land, Wicked, and more!

When: Friday, May 31st, and Saturday, June 1st, 2024
Where:  Winspear Centre
Cost:  $65.50+

Rob Schneider

Comedian Rob Schneider is bringing his stand-up comedy to town this week! The veteran of the award-winning NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, Schneider is on a tour that has him stopping at The River Cree Resort & Casino on Friday.

When: Friday, May 31st, 2024
Where:  The River Cree Resort & Casino, 300 East Lapotac Boulevard, Enoch
Cost:  $63+

Where Dark Things Dwell

This Friday, immerse yourself in Edmonton’s largest outdoor escape room! Where Dark Things Dwell is Fort Edmonton Park’s newest interactive experience, and there are two times to check it out.

When: Friday, May 31st, 2024
Where:  Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 Street Northwest
Cost:  $35

Disco In The Parking Lot Festival 2024

This year’s Disco In The Park music festival is a one epic day and night event in partnership with the Fruit Loop & Grindstone Theatre Society Pride Block Party weekend. You can expect a fully licensed, food, and “unreal DJ sets and live performances all day from local talents and headlining guests from around the world, plus multiple wild late night after party events within walking distance.”

When: Friday, May 31st, 2024
Where:  Grindstone Theatre, 10019 81 Ave NW
Cost:  $73 – $104

Fruit Loop: Pride Street Festival

Edmonton’s Pride month kicks off with Fruit Loop, which is bringing incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming this June in support of Rainbow Refuge! Pride activities will be returning to Old Strathcona in west Ritchie AKA the garage district as organizers host a series of outdoor live performances, drag shows, dancers, photo booths, community booths, workshops, food trucks, beer gardens and late night dance parties to start Pride month off with a bang.

When: Saturday, June 1st, 2024
Where: Old Strathcona
Cost: Free

Collider Festival

According to organizers, Collider is “the Citadel’s New Play Development Festival that celebrates and helps bring to life new stories and scripts for larger stages showcasing a mix of local artists and artists from across the country and beyond.”

When: Saturday, June 1st, and Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
Where: Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue
Cost: $40

The Ultimate Pink & White Brunch

It’s time for the Edmonton Drag Festival 2024! From jaw-dropping performances, fierce runway shows, and unforgettable moments, it will have it all – including the Ultimate Pink & White Drag brunch!

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
Where: Churchill Square
Cost: $43.92

Edmonton Stingers

Catch Canada’s top basketball players in action this month until mid-July as they chase the CEBL Championship, and one of the teams playing are our very own Edmonton Stingers.

When: June 2nd, 4th, 9th, 20th, and 23rd, 2024
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre – 7515 118 Ave
Cost: $20+

Have a great weekend!