Well, Edmonton, the weekend is here. We’re under a heat warning, and it is expected to last through the weekend, so make sure you stay hydrated out there! Here are the best things to do and check out in Edmonton this weekend.


Sustainival is here, bringing the world’s first green carnival to Edmonton’s Fan Park @ ICE District. Expect a family carnival complete with a full-size midway with over 45 rides and games, interactive displays, community vendors and a variety of educational activities highlighting the future of innovation—which is operated completely on renewable energy.

When: Thursday, June 8th to Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: Fan Park @ ICE District
Cost: Free entry, fee for rides

Royal Canadian International Circus

The Royal Canadian International Circus 2023 is coming to West Edmonton Mall, and it all kicks off this week!

You can expect to see “Daredevil extraordinaire, Joseph Dominik Bauer of Switzerland on the Wheel of Destiny, the amazing Aerialists and Trapeze Artists, The African Bone Breakers Contortionists as seen on America’s Got Talent, Globe of Death extreme motor cyclist plus award winning speed Juggler Nilson Escobar from Peru, the Dominguez Duo Crossbow Thrill Act, Guerrero High Wire Troupe from Columbia, and the TZ Ladies of the Air.”

When: Thursday, June 8th to Sunday, June 18th, 2023
Where: West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $35+

Sponsored Pick: Check out this outdoor DJ event happening this Saturday

Kick off the summer with this “Two Weeks Till Summer” party happening this Saturday! This outdoor party experience will feature top Edmonton DJ’s Mr. KOU, Nick Degree & SEELO & you definitely don’t wanna miss it!

When: June 10, 7:00 p.m. – June 11, 12:00 a.m.
Where: 10004 103a Ave NW
Cost: $15-$20

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We don’t know about you, but we love us a good book sale – and this is one of them! Books here start at $1!

When: Friday, June 9th until Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where:  Stanley A. Milner Library (Lower Level),7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $1+

Halal Ribfest Edmonton

The Halal Ribfest is almost here! This festival is more than just food – it’s a celebration of community, culture, and diversity.

When: Friday, June 9th until Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free entry

Serengeti in IMAX – Opening Weekend

Celebrate the launch of Serengeti in IMAX, and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and wonders of Africa’s greatest ecosystem this weekend! While you are there, you can explore special themed programming happening throughout the Science Centre!

When: Friday, June 9th until Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: TELUS World of Science
Cost:  $14.95+

Now Hear This 2023

Now Hear This is back this year, and you can expect a collection of events, including new classical music, multimedia performance art, free improvisation, electronic music, and more.

When: Friday, June 9th until Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: Various venues
Cost: $10+

18th Annual Mayor’s Pride Brunch

Each year, the Mayor’s Pride Brunch is organized to help raise funds to support 2SLGBTQ+ programs, including Camp fYrefly, the AB GSA Conference, Fyrefly in Schools, Where the Rivers Meet, the Family Resilience Project, and CHEW Project YEG.

When: Saturday, June 10th, 2023
Where:  Edmonton Convention Centre (Hall C), 9797 Jasper Avenue
Cost: $19.96+

Wild Rose Market

This weekend you can check out the very first Wild Rose Market! Over 45 local businesses are expected to be there, and it will be a family friendly event.

When: Saturday, June 10th, 2023
Where: Evario Events Centrem 950 Parsons Road SW
Cost: Free entry

The Gay AF Market

Hosted by Taco’s Macabre Creations, this year Edmontonians can check out the big Gay AF Market, which will showcase local businesses and drag performers.

When: Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: Bellevue Community League Hall, 7308 112 Ave
Cost: Free