Happy weekend, Edmonton! Our short week is almost over, and is leading us to the last weekend of May. So MAY you make the best of it, and check out the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend!


As we head into the weekend, check out the Young Company in a reimagining of J. M. Barrie’s classic for kids and kids-at-heart! Expect this Peter Pan to be a “lively musical adaptation” where the actors create “magic out of simple props, accompanying the show with an array of live instruments and taking the audience on an awfully big adventure.”

When: Friday, May 26th and Saturday May 27th, 2023
Where:The Rice Theatre
Cost: $25


UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival is a celebration of Ukrainian culture, food, music, visual arts, crafts and dance. The two-day event will be free to attend!

When: Friday, May 26th and Saturday May 27th, 2023
Where: Borden Park, 7507 Borden Park Rd NW
Cost: Free


Ok so she may not be touring in Canada (yet), but you can catch an awesome Laser Taylor Swift show this Friday! Laser Taylor Swift takes her biggest hits and brings them to life in dazzling laser light.

When: Friday, May 26th, 2023
Where: Telus World of Science, Zeidler Dome
Cost: $14.95


Celebrate the arrival of summer by splashing your day away, Edmonton! There will be music, activities, and food trucks.

When: Saturday, May 27th, 2023
Where: City Hall Plaza & Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

UBUNTU Festival

Celebrated every year on May 25th, Afrika Day is a day of rejoicing for Africans and people of African descent worldwide, according to organizers. And this year, Edmonton’s UBUNTU Festival’s two-day celebration is taking place this weekend right in the heart of the North Edge Business District.

When: Saturday May 27th, and Sunday, May 28th, 2023
Where: Habesha African Market, 107 Avenue Northwest
Cost: Free


Downtown Spark is back! Expect this year’s event to be bigger and better, with more things to see including art installations and musical performances, as well as street parties! The event will be free, and family-friendly!

When: On now until June 5th, 2023
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

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Prison Dancer is a musical by Filipino-Canadian creators Romeo Candido and Carmen De Jesus. It is based on a viral video from 2007, showing 1,500 inmates in a Philippines prison dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” It’s the last week to catch it!

When: On now until Sunday, May 28th, 2023
Where:  The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue
Cost: $30+


Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity this weekend? Cineplex Canada has brought back its Family Favourites deal, offering just $2.99 movie tickets!

When: Saturday, May 27th, 2023
Where: Cineplex near you
Cost: $2.99+ tax


The world’s largest and most popular display of Lego art is here! If you’re a Lego fan, be sure to make time to head to Telus World of Science to discover over a million Lego bricks transformed into over 100 sculptures by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.

When: On now until October 10th, 2023
Where:  TELUS World of Science – Edmonton,  11211 142 Street
Cost: $30.90


Cat lovers, The Edmonton International Cat Festival is in town this weekend, celebrating cats and cat culture, while raising money and awareness for rescues helping cats in need.

When:  On now until May 28th, 2023
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free & ticketed events

Have a great weekend!