Happy short week, Edmonton! As we kick off July, there are some festivals ready to greet us, a little art, and a new outdoor escape room experience. So kick back, and check out the best things to do in Edmonton this week.

Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton

This week, 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

Grindstone Comedy Festival

The 4th annual Grindstone Comedy Festival is back in town and organizers say it is bigger than ever before! If you haven’t been, you can expect “independent stand-up, improv and sketch comedy” by national performers and rising local talent.

When: Wednesday, July 5th to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where: (Main Venue)The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro, 10019 81 Avenue
Cost: Free, and ticketed at $20

Wedding Singer 1999

Looking for a fun show & dinner combo this week? Head to the Jubilations Dinner Theatre for some sing alongs to all your fave wedding songs from the 80s and 90s at the Wedding Singer 1999!

When: Wednesday, July 5th to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where:  8882 170 Street NW
Cost: $56.95

AEW Presents Dynamite-Rampage

Attention wrestling fans! The AEW began a month-long excursion of Canada last month, and they’re touring across Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan for red-hot shows including “AEW: Dynamite,” “AEW: Rampage,” and “AEW House Rules.” The tour stops in Edmonton this week.

When: Wednesday, July 5th, 2023
Where:  Rogers Place
Cost: $38.10

Where Dark Things Dwell

Ready to immerse yourself in Edmonton’s largest outdoor escape room? Get your friends and check out “Where Dark Things Dwell”, Fort Edmonton Park’s newest interactive experience.

When: Thursday, July 6th, 2023 to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where: Fort Edmonton Park – Special Events, 7000 143 St NW
Cost: $30+

Whyte Avenue Art Walk

The Whyte Avenue Art Walk is taking place this month, and it is the city’s first event of its kind with 400 artists lining the streets of Old Strathcona showing their creative talents. Buy directly from artists, and watch them create!

When: Friday, July 7th to Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where: On the streets of Old Strathcon
Cost: Free to attend

The Works & Streetfest

Once again, two major Edmonton festivals will be joining forces this July, which means even more excitement for you. You can expect vibrant visual art and sensational street performance, side-by-side, and it’s free!

When: Friday, July 7th to Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Where: Churchill Square
Cost: Free to attend

Laser Lady Gaga

You know her songs, so why not sing to it at Laser Lady Gaga this week? Expect excitement and glam in at the Telus World of Science’s Zeidler Dome with Laser Gaga.

When: Friday, July 7th, 2023
Where: Telus World of Science
Cost: $14.95


The Muttart Conservatory is a great weekday pick no matter the weather. After all, who can resist a trip to an indoor botanical garden in one of the city’s coolest buildings? Enjoy Adult Only evenings on Wednesdays from 4 – 9 PM.

When: Open throughout July
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Tickets: $14.95 for GA

Art Gallery of Alberta

The AGA has got a serious amount of stuff to check out in July, including “From Warhol to Banksy”. If you’re curious, there are over half a dozen exhibitions and installations on view!

When: Open throughout July
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $14

Have a great week!