It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re planning an early date, Galentine’s outing, or just feel like going out, these are the best things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend.

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FEED THE SOUL DINING WEEK

Celebrate Black History Month through your taste buds at Feed the Soul Week in Downtown Edmonton. For an entire week, 13 local, black-owned restaurants are joining forces to treat you to a culinary journey featuring delectable dishes from around the globe.

When: February 7th to 11th, 2024
Where: Downtown Edmonton

TOP TALENT WRESTLING

Ready for an edge-of-your-seat evening? Head to Midway Music Hall to watch top wrestlers from around the world throw down in the ring. This family-friendly show is not just about powerful moves; it’s a riot of personalities as some of the world’s best wrestlers bring the house down with their charisma, costumes and skills.

When: Friday, February 9th, 2024
Where: Midway Music Hall, 6107 104 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $18 General Admission

AVANCER PRESENTED BY BALLET EDMONTON

Up for an enchanting evening of music, dance and thought-provoking choreography? Ballet Edmonton’s performance of Avancer is coming to the Triffo Theatre this weekend and it’s promised to bring with it a dynamic collection of exciting voices in contemporary dance.

When: Friday, February 9th at 7:30pm
Where: Triffo Theatre in Allard Hall
Cost: Staring at $25

CANADIAN BIRKIE SKI FESTIVAL

Ready to get active and embrace the cold winter weather? The Canadian Birkie Ski Festival has over eight cross-country skiing events taking place this February and there are opportunities for all levels to participate — including a 55km ski race with a weighted pack, 13km Mini Birkie and 7km Birkie Fun Ski.

When: Friday, February 9th to 24th, 2024
Where: Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area
Cost: $25-$160

SILVER SKATE FESTIVAL

This free 10-day event is Edmonton’s longest running winter festival! Starting February 9th, locals can enjoy the city’s scenic ODRS, marvel at this year’s ice sculpture garden, compete in a winter triathlon or catch an evening show at the Winter Cinema in Laurier Park.

When: Friday, February 9th to 19th, 2024
Where: Laurier Park, 13221 Buena Vista Rd NW, Edmonton
Cost: Free

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF WINTER CINEMA

Speaking of Cinema, the Silver Skate Festival’s first screening will take place on Friday night, featuring a series of winter, alpine, and polar-themed short films by Canadian filmmakers. The coolest part? The short films will be projected onto a giant snow-made screen.

When: Friday, February 9th, 2024
Where: Laurier Park, 13221 Buena Vista Road
Cost: Free

CITY AND COLOUR 

Looking for an early Valentine’s Day date idea? If you’re a fan of City and Colour, we’ve got just the thing! The iconic Canadian band is taking centre stage in Edmonton later this month, bringing special guests, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Ruby Waters along with them for a night to remember.

When: Saturday, February 10th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place
Cost: Tickets start at $62 +tax

RUBAROO AT CITADEL THEATRE

Get ready to embark on an intimate, moving, and joyous journey through a musical story of MĂ©tis culture. This performance promises a melodic banquet featuring tunes that feature songs of reconciliation, unity, love, frustration, and resilience.

When: Saturday, February 10th to March 3rd, 2024
Where: Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Cost: Starting at $40.25 + tax

SWEET TREATS LATTE FESTIVAL

It’s almost time to embark on a delectable adventure down Whyte Ave, where you can indulge in the neighborhood’s finest treats and coffees. Yes, that means that the Sweet Treats & Latte Festival is back for a fourth year, with new drinks and desserts to sip and savour!

When: Saturday, February 10th to 25th, 2024
Where: Participating businesses in Old Strathcona

WATCH THE 2024 SUPER BOWL

Looking for a comfy bar stool to catch this year’s game? Head to The Rec Room for their annual Game Day Watch Party to claim the best seat in the city. The watch party comes complete with snacks, trivia, prizes, live entertainment and more — so you enjoy the game (and the halftime show) in max comfort.

When: Sunday, February 11th, 2024 at 2:00pm
Where: Unit 2065, 8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton
Cost: $27.75 per person

OLD STRATHCONA FARMERS MARKET

This YEG staple is celebrating its 40th year as the home to Edmonton’s original indoor farmers market. From organic produce and pastries to artisan tables filled with pottery, woodwork and jewelry — you can fill your basket and your Saturday wandering through the market’s busy stalls.

When: Every Saturday throughout February, 8am to 3pm
Where: 83rd Ave and 103 Street
Cost: Free to enter

5 ARTISTS 1 LOVE EXHIBIT

Celebrate Black History Month through art at the 5 Artists 1 Love Art Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The exhibit features both emerging and established black artists and showcases the artistic vibrancy and range of Edmonton’s African-Canadian communities.

When: On now until March 3rd, 2024
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta
Cost: $6.67-$9.52

UNOFFICIAL GALAXIES

Calling all Star Wars fans! Brace yourselves for an out-of-this-galaxy experience as one of the largest private collections of Star Wars memorabilia lands at Southgate Centre. With over 132 exhibits showcasing the saga’s most iconic scenes, it’s a force-filled feast for the eyes that even Yoda would give a nod to.

When: On now until February 26th, 2024
Where: Southgate Centre – 5015 111 St, Edmonton
Cost: $10-$20

TUBING AT SUNRIDGE SKI AREA

Get your adrenaline fix this week at Sunridge Ski Area! Your tubing ticket not only grants you two hours of non-stop fun but also provides the convenience of an easy carpet lift to effortlessly transport you to the top of the hill. Worth it!

When: Daily from 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sunridge Ski Area, 10980 17 Street NW, Edmonton
Cost: $22 per person

You’ve got plenty of things to choose from, so we hope you have an awesome weekend!