And just like that, it is May! Which means the forecast is heating up, and so are our options for the things to do around Edmonton. Whether you’re getting outside, enjoying the city’s many attractions, or appreciating some of the finer things in life, it’s a good month the be in the city. And with that, here are the best things to do around Edmonton this May.

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Edmonton Career Fair

Want to kick off your month with a new career? Ready to meet face to face with companies hiring in Edmonton? This upcoming Career Fair in Edmonton will do just that, and it’s free to attend!

When: Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
Time: 1 pm to 4pm
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 – 118 Ave NW
Cost: Free

Star Wars: A New Hope

May the 4th be with you! Celebrate Star Wars Day with a screening of the iconic Star Wars: A New Hope in the historical Capitol Theatre. There are two seatings for the movie on May 4th.

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Where: Capitol Theatre – Fort Edmonton Park, 1920 Street
Cost: $15

Sponsored Pick: Moxy Hotel

Moxy Hotel is opening its first location in Western Canada and it’s one of the most unique experiences in Banff. The new and improved space pays homage to the old Voyager Inn, built in 1964, with bold mid-century design, psychedelic textiles, expansive rundle stone walls, and the iconic Bar Moxy where you can get a free cocktail when you check in! This party hotel has everything you need for a good time, with year-round hot tubs, ping-pong tables, and the lobby Bar Moxy for unwinding with friends, both old and new.

Where: 555 Banff Avenue 
When: Opening spring 2024

2024 WNBA Canada Game

The WNBA is bringing a game north of the border! Following last season’s successful first-ever WNBA game played in Canada, the league is bringing another preseason match-up to Canadian soil – this time right here in Edmonton.

When: Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $26.30+

Yukon Blonde

Canadian indie rock band Yukon Blonde has been around since 2009, so chances are you know a song or two! Catch them in Edmonton this May.

When: Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Where: The Starlite Room – 10030 – 102 Street, Edmonton
Cost: $29+

Sponsored Pick: Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Special occasions, big announcements, celebrations of every type – we know there’s only one kind of place to do them justice: a modern steakhouse. Chop Steakhouse & Bar just announced their returning Steak Masters program complete with a new limited-time menu. The new menu will be available at Chop locations across Canada, but it’s only here for 8 weeks. Make up a special occasion if you have to, because you don’t want to miss this!

When:  Limited 8-week Steak Master’s Menu starting on April 18.
Where: 17 locations across Canada

Diljit Dosanjh

Punjabi music mogul Diljit Dosanjh announced his Dil-Luminati Tour earlier this year, taking him to stadiums and arenas across North America. The 13-date tour kicks off in Vancouver before making its way to Edmonton on May 6th.

When: Monday, May 6th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $96.39+

Violent Femmes

American folk-punk band Violent Femmes are making their Winspear Centre debut this May. You can expect the band to perform two of their greatest albums in entirety – their self-titled debut album and Hallowed Ground.

When:  Wednesday, May 8th, 2024
Where:  Winspear Centre
Cost:  $59+

WHC Summer Series

Wild Heart Collective’s 124 Grand Market is set to make a return this month. The food and drink (plus a little shopping and entertainment) will be running Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays at locations around the city starting on May 9th.

When: Starts Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Where: 108 Avenue & 124 Street
Cost: Free to attend

FOREIGNER: Farewell Tour

“I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero, FOREIGNER is about to bring it all to the stage during their historic Farewell Tour of Canada.

When: Friday, May 10th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $96.60+

Art on the Block 2024

Want to spend a glam evening at the Art Gallery of Alberta? Then head to Art on the Block on May 10! Expect an evening filled with opportunity to bid on and take home stunning artwork, along with one-of-a-kind experiences and packages donated by local businesses and makers! It’s the AGA’s largest fundraising event and a highly sought-after gathering!

When: Friday, May 10th, 2024
Where:  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $150

Wild Heart Brunch Club

Grand Market Pop-up & Brunch!! On May 11th, check out the Wild Heart Brunch Club featuring 40+ vendors, brunch, workshops, live music, photo booths & so much more. And, this is the Mother’s Day Market edition!

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where:  The Creative Hive, 16819 111 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $12.50+

Mother’s Day Brunch

Indulge in a Mother’s Day delicious brunch buffet, featuring a Chef-attended roast Baron of Beef carving station! General admission to the galleries is included. There are two seating times available: 11am and 1pm.

When: Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where:  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $106.77

Stars on Ice

Canadian figure skating legend Patrick Chan announced his final farewell to the ice, and this is your chance to catch it. The upcoming 12-city 2024 Stars on Ice tour will mark the culmination of an illustrious career for Chan, as he bids adieu to his devoted fans across Canada, according to the event!

When: Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where:  Rogers Arena – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $38.10+


No it’s not 2002, but Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti is coming to town! Get ready to sing “Foolish” because we know we will… every word!

When: Friday, May 17th, 2024
Where: River Creek Resort and Casino – 300 East Lapotac Boulevard, Enoch, AB
Cost: $110+

Fort Edmonton Park’s 50th Anniversary

Fort Edmonton Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and will be hosting a weekend of events to mark the occasion.

“You can expect to hear harmonious sounds from 1974, taste treats that will take you through the eras, reminisce on your memories from the Park playing at the Capitol Theatre, win a family pass for another visit, and more,” states the Park.

When: Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th, 2024
Where: Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 Street Northwest
Cost: $26.20

Downtown Spark

Downtown Spark is coming back! Expect this year’s event to have art installations and musical performances, as well as street parties! The event will be free, and family-friendly!

When: Starts May 22nd and runs until June 2nd, 2024
Where: TBD
Cost: Free

UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival 

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 24th and Saturday May 25th, 2023
Where: Borden Park, 7507 Borden Park Rd NW
Cost: Free

Shawn Desman

Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer and choregographer Shawn Desman is back! The platinum selling recording artist & co-founder of MOVE Dance Competition will be at Midway later this May.

When: Saturday, May 25th, 2024
Where: Midway – 6107 104 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $46+

Edmonton Elks vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders

Antler up this preseason! The Edmonton Elks are back, and will be facing the Saskatchewan Roughriders on May 25th.

When: Saturday, May 25th, 2024
Where:  Commonwealth Stadium, 11000 Stadium Rd, Edmonton
Cost: $19.25+

Disco In The Parking Lot Festival 2024

This year’s Disco In The Park music festival is a one epic day and night event in partnership with the Fruit Loop & Grindstone Theatre Society Pride Block Party weekend. You can expect a fully licensed, food, and “unreal DJ sets and live performances all day from local talents and headlining guests from around the world, plus multiple wild late night after party events within walking distance.”

When: Friday, May 31st, 2024
Where:  Grindstone Theatre, 10019 81 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost:  $73 – $104

Have a great month, Edmonton!