What do country music International Women’s Day, and craft beer festivals have in common? They’re all part of this weekend’s jam-packed event calendar! From concerts and award shows to sing-along musicals and plays about sisterhood, here are the 11 best things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend. 

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Blake Shelton

Stroll down to Rogers Centre this Friday to catch American country music singer and television personality, Blake Shelton, perform on his ‘Back To the Honky Tonk Tour’.

When: Friday, March 8th, 2024 at 7:00pm
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW
Cost: $73+

Blue Jays Session for the CMAB Awards 

Looking for more ways to celebrate this year’s Country Music Alberta Awards? Hosted by Edmonton star, Clay Bolen, and Manitoba country singer, Jade Turner, the Blue Jays session is set to be a night filled with live performances and stories from artists nominated for this year’s awards.

When: Friday, March 8th, 2024 at 6:00pm
Where: Otto Food & Drink
Cost: $13 – $23

Sponsored pick: Alberta Beer Festivals

Beerfest? Heck yes! The Alberta Beer Festivals are coming to town, and we really can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend. Celebrate craft creations with good food, good brews, and better company. Even if you’re not a big beer person, there’s cocktails, cider, mead, RTDs and non-alcoholic options. Enjoy delicious eats, live music, cooking demos, and the event’s very first after-party. Tickets and VIP packages are available online. Get yours for the Edmonton Beerfest before they sell out!

When: Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2024.
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
Cost: Tickets start at $19.99 with packages available.

13th Annual Country Music Alberta Awards

This weekend marks the 13th Annual Country Music Alberta Awards! You can catch live performances from some of Alberta’s rising stars at the award show, including The Prairie States, Nice Horse, Drew Gregory, Julia Vos, Hailey Benedict, and more.

When: Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th, 2024
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue
Cost: $27.50

Sponsored Pick: The Sound of Music

The hills are alive – and they’re going to be singing at The Citadel Theatre! The Sound of Music is coming to Edmonton, and this Tony Award-winning musical is unmissable. Follow the story of free-spirited Maria as she becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with 7 children. It’s a story of joy, love, and found family – and it’s a total classic. Get your tickets to see it – and hurry.

When: Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 31, 2024
Where: The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave, Edmonton
Cost: Ticket price varies by seat


The Journey: Freedom Tour 2024 is making its way to Edmonton this weekend! The band will be playing their timeless hits at Rogers Place after Toto kicks off the evening at 7:30pm as their opener.

When: Saturday, March 9th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW
Cost: $99+

Mermaid Legs

Celebrate International Women’s Day with this moving tale and dance fascia about the bonds of sisterhood and the stigma against mental health. The play is a part of the annual Skirtsafire Festival, which also has a full calendar of events to explore this weekend.

When: Shows on Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 7:30pm
Where: Fringe Theatre
Cost: $15 – $18

Skirtsafire Festival

Speaking of Skirtsafire — this is the last weekend you can attend one of the festival’s events. Skirtsafire hosts a variety of live performances featuring the work of women in the arts in Edmonton.

Check out their full event calendar to see what’s on the docket for the weekend ahead.

When: On now until Sunday, March 10th, 2024
Where: Venues around Edmonton
Cost: Varies, including pay what you can

Women + Wealth Gala

This year’s Women + Wealth Gala promises an unforgettable evening of connection and inspiration, in honour of International Women’s Day. Attendees can look forward to a delightful three-course meal, a generous Women’s Day Gift Bag, and a lineup of captivating guest speakers.

When: Friday, March 8th & Saturday, March 9th, 2024
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre & Hotel Arts Calgary
Cost: Day tickets starting at $175

Edmonton Cocktail Week

Did someone mention $12 cocktails? During Edmonton’s Cocktail Week, you can savor unique, flavor-filled cocktails at discounted prices at participating bars and restaurants throughout the city. Businesses around Edmonton will also be hosting a variety of events and tours for cocktail connoisseurs to indulge in.

When: On now until Sunday, March 10th, 2024
Where: Participating bars & restaurants
Cost: $12 cocktails

Light The Darkness

An installation for good. Designed by Tessa Stamp, Kingsway’s new exhibit features a 12-foot-tall model, depicts a series of true and devastating stories and offers a unique blend of artistic expression, education, and social awareness. Check it out this weekend.

When: Thursday, March 7th – March 29th, 2024
Where: 1 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB
Cost: Free

Have a great weekend!