The countdown is officially on until the first day of summer! June is here, and while the first couple of days of the weekend will see cooler weather, it will be hot and sunny again by Sunday. Whatever you decide to do this weekend, don’t forget your sunscreen! And let’s check out some of the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.


Downtown Spark is still on, and there’s still time to check it out! Expect this year’s event to be bigger and better, with more things to see including art installations and musical performances, as well as street parties! The event is free, and family-friendly.

When: On now until June 5th, 2023
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

Pride Month

June is Pride Month in Edmonton! Kick off your celebrations by joining DJ Lady Luck at Evolution Wonderlounge this weekend!

When: Friday, June 2nd, 2023
Where: 10220 – 103 St NW
Cost: $10

Great Hollywood Adventures

This week, check out Great Hollywood Adventures which mixes the good ol’ action-adventure films in an exciting concert setting! Special guests Cantilon Chamber Choir will perform music from Braveheart. Other highlights include excerpts from the original scores of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek Into Darkness, King Kong, North By Northwest, The Right Stuff, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, and more.

When: Friday, June 2nd until Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost: $52+


Africanival is a festival that celebrates the colourful, rich, inviting and diverse cultures of peoples of African descent in Edmonton and beyond.

When: Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

International Children’s Festival of the Arts

From free activities to performances, the International Children’s Festival of the Arts is back, and it “awakens a child’s innate sense of wonder and excitement, and encourages them to explore what’s possible.”

When: Thursday, June 1st until Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Where: St. Albert Place Promenade, 5 St. Anne St, St. Albert
Cost:  $7+

Luke Combs

American country music singer and songwriter Luke Combs is on a world tour, and has a stop in Edmonton this weekend!

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
Where: Commonwealth Stadium, 11000 Stadium Rd
Cost: $127+

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Edmonton’s TENNISfest is a FREE, large-scale TryTennis event, scheduled for Saturday June 3rd at the Edmonton ExpoCentre. If you are interested in trying tennis, or learning more about how and where to play, be sure to sign up!

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
Where: Edmonton ExpoCentre
Cost: Free

Family Days at Cineplex

Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity? Cineplex Canada has brought back its Family Favourites deal, offering just $2.99 movie tickets.

Where: Cineplex near you
Cost: $2.99

Rock of Ages

Get ready to rock! Rock Of Ages is now playing in Edmonton. The Tony Award nominated musical has been selling out theatres from New York to Vegas to London’s West End! This show “captures the iconic era that was the big, bad 1980’s through the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip.”

When: On now until Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: Mayfield Theatre
Cost: $95+


The next generation of Edmonton talent is here! Nextfest is a festival made up of hundreds of young and emerging artists from a wide variety of disciplines, and the festival celebrates an electric line up of performances and installations.

When: Thursday, June 1st until Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: The Roxy Theatre
Cost: Free

Have a great weekend!