Happy Canada Day weekend, Edmonton! While there are some showers in the forecast, there will be some sun as well. There are also lot of events in the city, from block parties, to fireworks, so gather your friends and family and check out the best things to do in Edmonton this Canada Day weekend!

TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival

Since 2006, the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival has been bringing the world’s best jazz to Edmonton, and this year is no exception. The popular music event runs until July 2.

When: Wednesday, June 28th until Sunday, July 2nd, 2023
Where: Various venues
Cost: Varies

Laser Beyonce 

Can’t get to a Beyonce concert? Head to the Telus World of Science’s Ziedler Dome this Friday to see Laser Beyoncé, which “captures the fun and energy of a her concerts and brings it into the dome in beautiful laser light.”

When: Friday, June 30th, 2023
Where: Telus World of Science
Cost: $14.95

Alberta Avenue Night Market

Ten Night Markets are taking place in the Alberta Avenue District, and they kick off this Friday. Each market will have different vendors, entertainment and community partners. So bring the family, and enjoy some food outdoors this summer!

When: Friday, June 30th, 2023
Where: Alberta Avenue Community League
Cost: Free to attend

The Block Party

Start the long weekend off at this musical extravaganza! The 11th annual Block Party is back, with Day 1 on Friday paying tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, and Canada’s best tribute bands! On Day 2, expect a night of high-energy funk, soul, and R&B, as Vancouver’s own Five Alarm Fun takes the stage.

When: Friday, June 30th, and Saturday, July 1st, 2023
Where: Blues on Whyte, 10329-82 Whyte Avenue
Cost: $34.50+

Union Hall Summer Block Party

Speaking of Block Parties, the Union Hall Summer Block Party also takes place starting on Friday. For this line up, you can expect TroyBoi on Friday, Arty & Morgan Page on Saturday for Canada Day, and Chris Lorenzo on Sunday to wrap it up!

When: Friday, June 30th, until Sunday, July 2nd, 2023
Where: Union Hall Outdoor Stage, 6240 99 St NW
Cost: $51.85+

RideOn Carnival

Taking place over the long weekend is the Ride-On Carnival and pop up market at Mill Woods Town Centre. The Carnival kicks off on June 30, and will be on until July 2nd. The pop-up market will start on July 1st with indoor and outdoor vendors, then on the 2nd you can expect just indoor vendors.

When: Friday, June 30th, until Sunday, July 2nd, 2023
Where: 2331 66 Street NW
Cost: Free to attend

Canada Day Celebrations at the Ice District

Head down to ICE District Plaza for a massive Canada Day celebration on July 1st. There will be drop-in basketball, pickleball and street hockey for everyone to participate in. There will also be music, games, inflatables, photo booths, face painting, and performers for all ages.

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2023
Where: ICE District Plaza & Fan Park
Cost: FREE

Canada Day Fireworks

Start off the month right, with some Canada Day fireworks! The city’s fireworks will light up the sky over Edmonton’s River Valley at 11 pm. The fireworks will also be live-streamed for anyone who would like to watch from home.

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2023
Where:  Viewing locations include Queen Elizabeth Park and Hill, River Valley Road Trail, Victoria Park, and Ezio Faraone Park
Cost: FREE

African Fashion Week Edmonton 2023

African Fashion Week in Edmonton (AFWE) is full of fun, art, glamour, and fashion! Kick off the event with a pop up market and day party, followed by a fashion runway show and an after-party.

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2023
Where: The Backyard, 10004 103A Avenue Northwest
Cost: Free & paid – depending on event

Cultural Celebrations at Fort Edmonton

Featuring cultural performances, historic programming and live entertainment, Fort Edmonton is going to be another excellent place to be on Canada Day this year. Check it out and enjoy!

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2023
Where: 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton
10 am

Canada Day at the Alberta Legislation

Described as the biggest and best Canada Day Party in Alberta, Edmontonians are invited to enjoy a day of free activities, live entertainment, food trucks, ceremonial events, and so, so much more.

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2023
Where: 10800 97 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
Cost: FREE

Build and Blossom

On Canada Dat, the Muttart Conservatory is hosting a Build and Blossom event! It is celebrating the newest feature pyramid, Lego, with building, creating and crafting activities throughout the Muttart centre court. You can enjoy face painting, four different plant filled pyramids, tours, Cafe Bloom and more!

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2023
Where: 9626 – 96A Street
Cost: $14.95

Edmonton Athletics Invitational

If you enjoy track and field, this is one event you can’t miss! The Edmonton Athletics Invitational is bringing the best track and field athletes in the world to the city, and they will be competing head-to head!

When: Sunday, July 2nd, 2023
Where: Foote Field, 11601 68 Ave NW
Cost: $25

Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton

This month, you can check out the annual Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton which is back for its 27th year! The theme for this year’s event is “prohibition,” and will look at Edmonton’s history while also celebrating the city’s craft beverage industry.

When: Sunday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where: Various locations, full list here
Cost: Varies

The Art of Brick

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

Have a great long weekend, Edmonton!