Well, here we are at July’s halfway point! This means summer is officially underway. Whether you’re looking for theatrical events, some laughs, or street markets, you have quite a few options to check out this weekend. As we get into the full summer feels, here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend!

Disney’s Aladdin 

Ready for a whole new world? Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical, is in Edmonton this week! Expect a thrilling production filled with magic, comedy, and an overall ‘breathtaking’ spectacle!

When: Tuesday, July 11th to Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Where: $70.55+
Cost: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 — 87 Avenue

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 over two days, and headliners include Bill Burr and Theo Von.

When: Friday, July 14th and Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Where: Kinsmen Park
Cost: $79+

Sponsored pick: Live music at The Works and Streetfest

Downtown Edmonton will become a melting pot of art, music, and creativity with two major festivals joining forces- The Works Art & Design Festival and Edmonton International Street Performers Festival. Check out their all-ages-patio for epic performances, visual art, workshops, and grab some delicious grub while you’re at it.

When: Thursday, July 13th to Saturday, July 15th starting at 5:30 PM. Click here for the full Stage Schedule
Where: Churchill Square
Cost: Free to attend

Pop-Up Night Market

This weekend, 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 14th, 2023
Where: The Marketplace at Callingwood, 6655 178 Street
Cost: Free to attend

Sponsored pick: Ricky’s All Day Grill is the ultimate weekend breakfast and brunch spot

Ricky’s All Day Grill will soon be your next favourite breakfast and brunch spot! You can decide between the huge Grand Forks Breakfast, Bennies, or Chicken and Waffles until 4 pm Saturday and Sunday!  

Don’t miss their irresistible Mimosa Escapades: a thrilling journey through the world of mimosas, sip by sip. For only $13, it’s a brunch and breakfast adventure worth waking up for!

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, July 14th, 2023
Where: Downtown Auto, 11765 95 St
Cost: Free to attend


Animethon is a Japanese Animation (or “anime”) themed festival that takes place every year in Edmonton. And each year at the event, you can expect screenings, as well as things like gaming, costume contests, and more.

When: Friday, July 14th, to Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre
Cost: $35+

Immersive Cinema Experience

Get ready for an Immersive Cinema Experience this weekend on Saturday at 1 pm! You’ll be able to see some of the most popular cult classic movies, there will be food and drinks, and themed decor!

When: Saturday, July 15th, 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
Cost: Free to attend

Family Days at Cineplex

Looking for fun Saturday morning activities this weekend? Cineplex Canada has brought back its Family Favourites deal, offering just $2.99 movie tickets!

When: Saturday, July 15th, 2023
Where: Cineplex near you
Cost: $2.99

Wedding Singer 1999

Looking for a fun show & dinner combo this weekend? 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: Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Where:  8882 170 Street NW
Cost: $56.95+