Happy weekend, Edmonton! It is looking like a (mostly) good weekend weather wise, and it’s also Father’s Day on Sunday. If you’re wondering what’s happening in the city, here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.

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An adults-only night at the zoo… with drinks to go with it! Enjoy local artists, sip some beer (or some wine, or whatever), and visit with the adorable residents.

When: Friday, June 14th, 2024
Where:  13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $30

Royal Canadian International Circus

The all-new Royal Canadian International Circus, under the massive Big Top, is jam-packed with explosive live entertainment, and you just have this weekend to catch it!

When: Friday, June 14th to Sunday, June 16th, 2024
Where: Overflow Parking Lot at West Edmonton Mall. 17310 – 90 Avenue NW
Cost: $35+

Sponsored Pick: Breathe Outdoors Adventure Expo

Dive into the thrill of the wild! Join Breathe Outdoors Adventure Expo for a day full of FREE outdoor excitement and learning with the whole family. With over 20 top outdoor brands in attendance including Thule, Columbia, Osprey, Kuhl and many more this event has something for everyone. Whether you’re an avid enthusiast looking to check out the latest and greatest in outdoor gear, or you’re seeking out a free fun, family-friendly Father’s Day activity.

When: Saturday, June 15th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park picnic sites 8 & 9
Cost: Free

Alt After Dark Pride Night Market

Celebrate Pride Month at this Night Market! There will be 35 local alternative vendors, artists and brewers.

When: Friday, June 14th, 2024
Where: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd NW
Cost Free entry

Sponsored pick: Where Dark Things Dwell

Experience Where Dark Things Dwell, Edmonton’s largest outdoor immersive escape room! As you and your fellow travellers find yourself trapped by an ancient curse, together you must explore the village, learn the secrets of occult tools and writings, and uncover the only relic powerful enough to lift the ancient curse. Only the bravest will see the dawn. Can you lift the ancient curse?

When: May 31 until September 7, Wednesday to Sunday
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $35/person

Edmonton Elks

The CFL is back and so are the Edmonton Elks! Get ready to cheer on and catch some action at Commonwealth Stadium this Friday!

When: Friday, June  14th, 2024
Where: 11000 Stadium Rd.
Cost: $22+

Sponsored Pick: Grab your tickets to Zin on the River

Plan ahead for this one! Sip on the Sask this summer! CASA Mental Health invites you to join Zin on the River, presented by Concrete Blonde and JDK Group. Enjoy an evening filled with live entertainment, fine wine and scotch tastings, plus a sampling of charcuterie and desserts on the terrace of the historic Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. The best part? You’ll be supporting child, youth, and family mental health care in Alberta.

When: Wednesday, June 26th (Ticket sales end Thursday, June 20th)
Where: 10065 100 St NW
Cost: $100

GameCon Canada

Game Con Canada is coming to Edmonton this weekend and it’s open to all ages. From video games to board games, meeting Hollywood celebrities, listening to panels, getting your hands on exclusive products, trading cards and even a chance to win Canada’s largest cosplay competition with a BIG cash prize, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

When: Friday, June 14th to Sunday, June 16th, 2024
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: $15.50+

AfroMusicFest 2024

Afro Music Fest is an annual celebration of music, culture, and community in Edmonton, and it features a diverse lineup of artists performing traditional and contemporary music.

When: Friday, June 14th to Sunday, June 16, 2024
Where:  Borden Park, Borden Park Road Northwest
Cost Free

Edmonton Oilers: Stanley Cup Finals

Alright, and we are on to Game 4 of the Edmonton Oilers series against the Florida Panthers. On Saturday, the Oilers are at home, and you can still get tickets but it will cost you! Or you can head to the Fan Park for it as well. And don’t miss Shania Twain!

When: Saturday, June 15th, 2024
Where: Ice District/Rogers Place
Cost: Free-$1,160+

Stony Plain Pride In The Park

On June 15th, check out Pride in the Park. The family friendly event will have different activities, vendors, performances and so much more!

When: Saturday, June 15th, 2024
Where: 4825 44 Ave
Cost Free

Father’s Day at Muttart

Celebrate dad this weekend at Muttart. On Sunday, from noon to 4 pm, you can explore your green thumb and have fun planting, along with other craft activities with dad!

When: Sunday, June 16th, 2024
Where:  9626 96A Street
Cost $7.75-$14.95