Well, Edmonton, we are almost near the end of June. And with that, it is also almost the official start of summer (this Wednesday!) So let’s enjoy what the city has to offer as we head into our favourite season. Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this week.

Jann Arden: My Story

While Jann Arden is known as being a musical artist, this particular event is a speaking one. Expect Arden to share her personal journey “exploring the importance of adaptability and being built for change, and how to find the good — and the funny — in all situations, even the most challenging.”

When: Tuesday, June 20th, 2023
Where:  Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
Cost: $19.50+

Summer Solstice Music Festival

The  Edmonton Chamber Music Society (ECMS) is celebrating its 69th year as a society, and its Summer Solstice Music Festival will be an exceptional music and artistic collaboration. Single tickets and festival passes are available.

When: Tuesday, June 20th, until Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where:  Various locations
Cost: $36+

Sponsored Pick: Award-winning musical Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Experience one of the world’s most beloved family musicals with Elope Musical Theatre, as they celebrate their 40th anniversary of producing memorable musical theatre productions for Edmonton audiences and performers. This colourful and vibrant performance is a tale that follows the journey of a dreamer on a wild and adventurous ride. With over 35 performers and dance numbers, this production will have you sure to smile, groove to the beat and immerse yourself in an exhilarating performance.

When: June 16th – 17th, 21th – 24th at 7:30 PM & June 18th and 24th at 2:00 PM
Where: Westbury Theatre at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns | 10330-84 Ave, Edmonton
Cost: $25 +

National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Royal Alberta Museum

June is Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time to learn, listen, celebrate and share Indigenous resilience and excellence. On June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Royal Alberta Museum will be hosting stories, crafting, movies, and more. Activities are included with admission, free for Indigenous Peoples.

When:  Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
Where: Royal Alberta Museum
Cost:  $21, free for Indigenous Peoples

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Telus World of Science is also recognizing and celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. “On June 21, recognize and celebrate the culture and worldviews of Indigenous Peoples who would traditionally steward the lands of amiskwaciy-wâskahikan, Beaver Hills House (Edmonton) through a variety of community experiences,” states the Telus World of Science. An Indigenous Vendors Market will also be on site.

When:  Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
Where: Telus World of Science, Edmonton
Cost:  $23.95, free for Indigenous Peoples

Dark Matters

For Pride Month, you can celebrate diversity, inclusion and Pride at Dark Matters: Beyond the Rainbow. Celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their contributions to science, history and culture!

When: Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
Where: Telus World of Science, Edmonton
Cost: $24

The Public Night Market

The Public Night Market is a one-of-a-kind, hyper-curated evening market for adults and families. The evening market is also located next to some local businesses located on High Street & Glenora Place, so plan to enjoy your Friday night there! RSVP prior to the event and get a 10% off coupon for The Public Outpost.

When: Friday, June 23rd, 2023
Where: High Street Centre 12420 102 Ave, Edmonton
Cost: Free

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert

Sometimes, there is nothing like reliving an iconic movie in concert form. And this week, you can do just that at the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in concert! Harry, Ron, Hermione and all your favorite characters return to the screen, with live music!

When: Friday, June 23rd, and Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
Cost: $73.30+


We love music festivals, especially ones right here in the city! BOMFEST is back for two days of music, art, and fun at the FanPark in Ice District. Get ready to dance to Kaskade, Tchami, and Black Tiger Sex Machine.

When: Friday, June 23rd, and Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where: FanPark in Ice District
Cost: $219+

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Do you love murder mystery stories? You may want to check out A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder.  This musical comedy promises “constant laughter and one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in creative and absurd ways.”

When: Friday, June 23rd, until Sunday, June 25th, 2023
Where: The Capitol Theatre, 7000 143 St NW
Cost: $37.50+