Happy first weekend of February, Edmonton! Friday is Groundhog Day, and it takes us into a weekend of fun activities, including a couple of Lunar New Year celebrations. Let’s check out the best things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend!

La Poutine Week

Canada’s largest poutine festival, La Poutine Week is back! Poutine lovers will have the chance to indulge in new and exciting creations, and one-of-a-kind flavours all while supporting local restaurants. Check out who’s taking part in Edmonton here.

When: February 1st to 7th, 2024
Where: Various Edmonton restaurants
Cost: Varies

The Drawer Boy at Varscona Theatre

Theatre buffs, gear up for a month-opening delight with this Canadian classic play! Picture a hilarious twist on rural farm life in the Great White North but with an unexpected city flair. Brace yourselves for a performance that’s surprisingly moving and laugh-out-loud hilarious, all rolled into one.

When: February 1st to 4th, 2024
Where: Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $38 Two for One Tickets

Flying Canoe Volant

Embark on a starlit escapade in Edmonton’s French Quarter! This interactive cultural event combines the French Canadian, First Nations and Métis traditions for an adventure under the stars. We’re talking about an evening portage trip, croissants, cabaret shows, live music and more.

When: February 1st – February 3rd, 2024
Where: 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street)
Cost: Free

2024 Groundhog Day – Capitol Theatre

Ready to re-live the day over and over? You can at the Capitol Theatre’s screening of Groundhog Day. Don’t worry there will be a fully licensed concession to help you through the day.

When:  Friday, February 2nd, 2024
Where: Capitol Theatre – Fort Edmonton Park, 1920 Street
Cost: $15

Classic Albums Live Performs: Queen – News of the World

Classic Albums Live is a must-see performance if you’re fans of the bands they are covering. Close your eyes, and you can hear your fave albums note for note. And this Friday, you can check out Queen’s album: News of the World.

When: Friday, February 2nd, 2024
Where: Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Cost: $42-$45

Top Gunn: A Maverick Musical

Jubilations Dinner Theatre is taking “a ride on the Highway to the Danger Zone” with their parody spin on the fighter jet franchise. “Two classic movies made 30 years apart featuring a movie star that somehow looks like he hasn’t aged a single day… it’s just a musical theatre spoof waiting to happen!”

When: Friday, February 2nd, to April 7th, 2024
Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 8882 170 Street
Cost: $48.50 +

Lunar New Year Extravaganza! Year of the Dragon

Celebrate Year of the Dragon at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace! You can expect over 50 booths, as well as live performances all weekend long.

When:  Saturday, February 3rd to Sunday, February 4th, 2024
Where: Ice Palace, 1174 – 8882 170 ST NW
Cost: $2

Year of the Dragon at Kingsway Mall

With  music and dance performances, artistic displays, a parade, workshops and mahjong (just to name a few), Kingsway Mall’s 2024 Lunar New Year celebration is not one to be missed. The best part? It’s free to attend!

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Where: 1 Kingsway NW
Cost: Free


Live Nation is bringing Hermitude to Edmonton this Saturday! Guests on the bill include 40oz, Rhesus, Pvrple & Oddbear.

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Where: Midway – 6107 104 St NW
Cost: $22+

Winterfest in Castle Downs

Enjoy a winter weekend at the Castle Downs Pavilion! There will be hot chocolate, a sleigh ride and some fun in the snow. Bring your skates to enjoy the rink.

When: Sunday, February 4th, 2024
Where: Castle Downs Park Pavilion, 11524 153 Ave NW
Cost:  Free

Have a great weekend!