Alright, Edmonton. It is the first official week of summer, and it is also leading up to a long weekend! So let’s make the days go by quicker by checking out some fun activities in and around the city. From festivals to markets, here are the best things to do in and around Edmonton this week.

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Edmonton Oilers: Game 7

The big moment has arrived! The Edmonton Oilers are playing Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Florida Panthers this Monday! While tickets to the Road Party at Rogers Place are sold out, you don’t want to miss the excitement at the Fan Park! GO OILERS!

When:  Monday, June 24th, 2024
Where:  Ice District
Cost: Free

Edmonton International Jazz Festival

Since 2006, the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival has been bringing the world’s best jazz to Edmonton, and this year is no exception. The popular music event returns this week!

When:  Tuesday, June 25th to Sunday, June 30th, 2024
Where:  Various venues
Cost: Free & paid options

Sponsored pick: The Brick

The Brick is having a massive Black Friday Is Back promo from Thursday, June 20th until Sunday, June 23rd. If you need new furniture, this is a great chance to save some money! But they’re taking it one step further. There will be extra Door Crasher Specials on Friday, with stores only open from 5 PM to midnight for unreal discounts for 7 hours. Mark your calendar!

When: Friday, June 21st, 5 PM – Midnight
Where: The Brick locations across Canada

The Works Art & Design Festival

From June 27th to July 1st, witness a vibrant world where fun and intrigue knows no bounds! The Works Art & Design Festival is back celebrating visual art & design in Edmonton’s Downtown Core.

When:  Thursday, June 27th, to Monday, July 1st, 2024
Where:  Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost:  Free

15th Annual North Country Fair Afterbender

The Commercial is presenting the 15th Annual North Country Fair Afterbender! Check out Scott Cook and Pamela Mae, along with some of the finest artists from this year’s fair, for a night of unforgettable music!

When: Wednesday, June 25th, 2024
Where:  Commercial Hotel-Blues On Whyte Pub, 10329 82 Ave NW
Cost: $10

Sponsored pick: Pigeon Lake Music Festival Summer Showcase

Plan ahead! The Pigeon Lake Music Festival Summer Showcase is a one-of-a-kind event coming to Alberta this weekend during the Canada Day long weekend with comedic talent, amazing musical artists, daily happy hours, food vendors, and family-friendly activities. They have on-site camping with all the creature comforts, and kids 12 and under get in for free! It’s a cozy festival environment, with only 3000 daily ticketed attendees, so make sure you grab yours soon!

When: Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th, 2024
Where: Pigeon Lake Festival Grounds, 473008 Range Road 10, Mulhurst
Cost: Day, Weekend and Early Bird Passes Available

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 week.

When: Thursday, June 27th, 2024
Where: 11000 Stadium Rd.
Cost: $22+

Cage the Elephant

GRAMMY Award winning rock band Cage The Elephant mark their return with their latest release ‘Neon Pill’ and their 45-date North American summer tour, which stops in Edmonton on Friday.

When: Friday, June 28th, 2024
Where:  Rogers Place
Cost $110.67 +

Love Out Loud Pride Market

The Love Out Loud Pride Market and Celebration is back in June, presented by North of Ordinary Events. You will be able to shop from 85 vendors, crafters, designers, food trucks, music and LGBTQ2S+ Community Groups.

When:  Friday, June 28th, 2024
Where:  Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Ave NW
Cost:  Free entry

Dueling Pianos 

Duelling pianos is back – so get ready to rock your night away with a “request only” playlist performed by two of Edmonton’s most talented dueling pianists, Court Jester Dueling Pianos!

When:  Friday, June 28th, 2024
Where:  Edmonton Queen Riverboat, 9734 98 Ave NW
Cost:   $56+

Ride-On Carnival & Artisan Collective Market

Get your Canada Day Long weekend started early at Mill Woods Town Centre this Friday! The Ride-On Carnival and Pop Up market will be taking place from this week and into the long weekend.

When:  Friday, June 28th, until Monday, July 1st, 2024
Where:  Mill Woods Town Centre, 2331 66 Street NW
Cost:  $1+

The Rec Room Presents: Magic & Madness with Chris Gowen

The Rec Room South Edmonton Common is bringing back a Las Vegas-quality secret magic show. Magic & Madness sold out when it was last in town, so be sure to plan ahead for this one!

When:  Friday, June 28th, 2024
Where:  The Rec Room, 1725 99 Street Northwest
Cost:  $28.92