Welcome to your first official weekend of summer 2023, Edmonton! And its a busy one! From a night market, to theatre productions, and live music, here are the best things to do in and around Edmonton this lovely weekend!

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+

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 +


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+

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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: Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $33.96

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+

Family Days at Cineplex

Looking for fun Saturday morning activities? Cineplex Canada has brought back its Family Favourites deal, offering just $2.99 movie tickets. This weekend, check out Mummies.

When: Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where: Cineplex near you
Cost: $2.99

National Indigenous Peoples Day Programming

On June 21st, Canada recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day, honouring the history, traditions, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Treaty 6 Territory-Amiskwacîwâskahikan  ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ and around the world.  On Saturday, Fort Edmonton Park is offering special programming, demonstrations, and performances at the Indigenous Peoples Experience.

When: Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where: 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $26+

VegFest Edmonton

Edmonton’s plant-based festival returns this weekend. VegFest is a celebration of veganism and plant-based living,  and will feature the best in vegan food, products, and lifestyle.

When: Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where: Borden Park
Cost: Free entry

Nickelback: Get Rollin’ Tour

The time has come. The one and only Nickelback are back! Love ’em or hate ’em, the Canadian band is on tour in support of their most recent 10th studio album, Get Rollin’. The massive run is hitting 38 cities this summer, including Edmonton this weekend!

When: Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Where:  Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $238+

Have a great weekend, Edmonton!