Well, another summer week has come and gone, Edmonton… Luckily, we’ve got a serious amount of fun to look forward to this weekend. Live music, festivals, and an art party… you know, everything you could ask for when it comes to summer events. Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend!

The AGA Turns 99!

The AGA is turning 99, and it is celebrating this weekend! There will be discounted admission, and Exhibition tours of From Warhol to Banksy at 1pm and 3 pm, and a special Tour for Seniors at 2pm. There is also a “99 Bottles of Beer Party” from 4 to 6 pm on the terrace.

When: Friday, August 18th, 2023
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $9.99

Opera al Fresco

It’s time to celebrate summer with live music, food, and wine at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden! If you have no plans on Friday, you can check out this beloved summer tradition in a beautiful garden.

When: Friday, August 18th, 2023
Where: University of Alberta Botanic Garden
Cost: $72

Sponsored Pick: SIX The Broadway Musical 

SIX the Broadway Musical is coming to Edmonton, and it’s English History like you’ve never seen it before. See the story as it’s told by Henry VIII’s SIX wives as they come together in an all-girl pop group. Get the gang together and get your tickets early for the best seats.

When: August 12th to September 14th, see showtimes
Where: The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton

Alberta Avenue Night Market

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

When: Friday, August 18th, and 25th, 2023
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free to attend

Edmonton Fringe Festival

For those looking for something a little more funky and indie, you’ll feel right at home at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Check out dozens of local and touring shows from all walks of the theatre and performance world.

When: Thursday, August 17th until Sunday, August 27th, 2023
Where: Venues around Edmonton
Cost: $10+

Immersive Cinema Experience

Get ready for an Immersive Cinema Experience this August, once again taking place this Saturday! You’ll be able to see some of the most popular cult classic movies, which is featuring Mamma Mia this weekend. There will be food and drinks, and themed decor!

When: Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Where:  ICE District Plaza
Cost: Free to attend

Al Fresco On 104th

Al Fresco on 4th is back! This fantastic outdoor experience rolls a market, food trucks and expanded patios into one convenient location. So, whether you’re looking for a beverage on a patio, the hustle and bustle of the market, or something fresh from a local food truck, this is the place to be.

When: Saturdays throughout the summer
Where: 104th Street Downtown


ESO Outdoors is back this month, and it kicked off this week. Treat yourself to a concert in the heart of the city, enjoy one in one of the suburbs with the family- whatever you pick, you’re in for a treat!

When: Friday, August 18th, and Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Where: Castle Downs Park, and Legacy Park, Fort Saskatchewan 
Cost: Pay what you can

Zoobrew 2023

The Ark Project is hosting Zoobrew this weekend at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Check out the 18+ event, and learn about the animals, while sipping on craft beer, spirits or wine!

When: Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $33.96

Edmonton’s Chinatown Summer Festival

Celebrating the vibrant spirit of Edmonton’s Chinatown Community this weekend! There will be activities for children like face painting, amazing food trucks, vendors, as well as live entertainment. You can also expect a photo booth, and lion dance performances.

When: Sunday, August 20th, 2023
Where:  105-107A Avenue ~ 98 Street
Cost: Free to attend