A new week is upon us, Edmonton, and the sun is shining! Be sure to drink plenty of water if you’re heading out this week. And if you’re looking for festivals or markets, there are a few happening around the city! Check out these things to do in and around Edmonton this week.

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Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is celebrating 40 Years of bringing high-caliber street entertainment acts to the heart of downtown! From musicians to jugglers and acrobats to unicyclists, check it out for free this July.

When: On now until Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, 100 St NW
Cost: Free to attend

Shakey Graves

Fans of Shakey Graves can catch ‘The Odds & Ends Tour’ in Edmonton! The tour stops at Midway on Monday.

When: Monday, July 8th 2024
Where: Midway, 6107 104 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $57+

Sponsored Pick: Goodwill Thrifting Hall Of Fame 2024

Calling all legendary thrifters! It’s that time of the year again: Goodwill’s Thrifting Hall of Fame! Get inducted as one of the best thrifters in Alberta. – or nominate someone you know. There are 6 categories and winners will get a prize package, a trophy, and a live award ceremony to celebrate their crowning achievement. Just try to stay humble!

When: Nominations open until July 28, 2024

Sounds from the Valley: Music and Poetry

Looking for free concerts with art, music, and poetry? Head to Snow Valley Ski Club on Tuesdays! Listen to artists outdoors, and bring a lawn chair if you can.

When:  Tuesday, July 2nd, to Tuesday, August 27th, 2024
Where: Creekside Eats, 13204 Rainbow Valley Road
Cost:  Free

Sponsored Pick: Mastermind Toys’ Start of Summer Store Events

Every weekend Mastermind Toys will be holding in-store events that range from Science Sundays to designing friendship bracelets. There will be plenty of activities to keep kids busy and entertained all summer long whether they’re playing a game, making a takeaway toy or searching the store for fun prizes.

When: Saturday and Sundays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: All Mastermind Toys stores
Cost: Free but some events require sign up like Science Sundays

PARTYNEXTDOOR

Feels like it has been a while since PARTYNEXTDOOR was on stage. He’s bringing the ‘Sorry I’m Outside Tour’ to Edmonton this week.

When: Tuesday, July 9th 2024
Where: Midway, 6107 104 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $89

Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton

This month, you can check out the annual Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton which is back for its 28th year! This year’s festival theme is Innovation.

When:  Wednesday, July 7th to July 14th, 2024
Where: Various locations, full list here
Cost: Varies

Sponsored Pick: Book your car in for ceramic coating at Ming Shine

If you want your four-wheeled baby to shine brighter than any other car on the road, Ming Shine offers ceramic coating services to enhance your car’s exterior. Their ceramic coatings create a durable layer that shields the paint from environmental contaminants and minor scratches while providing a high-gloss finish. Check out their 2 Edmonton locations and make an appointment to get your car looking brand-spanking-new again!

When: Appointments available now!
Where: Ming Shine – 10575 108 St NW & Ming Shine South Edmonton – 9918 35 Ave NW

The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival

Like to laugh? How about the outdoors? Well, Edmonton, The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival is coming and it combines both. It takes place at Kinsmen Park from July 12th to 14th, and expect big names like Andrew Schulz, Shane Gillis, Kevin Hart, and Whitney Cummings.

When:  Friday, July 12th until Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: Kinsmen Park
Cost: $99.50+

Whyte Avenue Art Walk

The Whyte Avenue Art Walk is taking place this week, 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 12th to Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: On the streets of Old Strathcon
Cost: Free to attend

Pop-Up Night Market

This week, head out for a night at the Marketplace at Callingwood’s Pop-Up Night Market! The family friendly event will have face painting, balloon animals, inflatables, and more. You can also grab a bit eat the food trucks, and shop from over 70 vendors.

When: Friday, July 12th, 2024
Where: The Marketplace at Callingwood, 6655 178 Street
Cost: Free to attend

Mythic Market by Thousand Faces Festival

They’re back! The Alberta Avenue Night Markets are back, and this week on Friday you can check out the start of a three-day multicultural fair featuring mythical-inspired performances, children’s activities, and a marketplace for vendors offering food, art, services, and merchandise.

When: Friday, July 12th, to Sunday, July 14th 2024
Where: Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118 Ave
Cost: Free to attend

RavenWood Music Festival

Starting on Friday, you can enjoy Strathcona County’s annual outdoor summer music festival at Sherwood Park’s Broadmoor Lake Park. Edmonton’s own, Carter & the Capitals co-headline Friday night. There will be food trucks and a kids zone.

When: Friday, July 12th, to Saturday, July 13th 2024
Where:  Broadmoor Lake Park, Sherwood Park
Cost: $45+