It’s a short week, Edmonton! And on top of that, spring sunshine is in the forecast, so it’s time to get outside. With all the events around the city this week, you will want to be out there. From Downtown Spark to fun festivals, here are 10 things to do in and around Edmonton this week.

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Jann Arden and Rick Mercer: The Will They or Won’t They Tour

Singer/songwriter and author Jann Arden and comedian and TV personality Rick Mercer are hitting the road together this spring for the Will They or Won’t They Tour, and they’re in Edmonton to kick off your short week.

When: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Where:Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Avenue NW
Cost: $88+

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

This immersive concert-style tribute show recreates the magic and authenticity of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel on stage and features a set list of nearly 30 songs and uses state-of-the-art video projection, photos and original film footage!

When: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Where:Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Avenue NW
Cost: $58.90+

Ones- The Beatles

This special presentation of the Beatles’ 27 number one hit songs that changed the world are coming to Edmonton for the first time at the Winspear Centre. It’s not to be missed for Beatles fans!

When: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Where: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
Cost: $44+

Downtown Spark

Downtown Spark is coming back! Expect this year’s event to have art installations and musical performances, as well as street parties! The event will be free, and family-friendly!

When: Starts May 23rd and runs until June 2nd, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square and Alex Decoteau Park
Cost: Free

2024 Twinfest Edmonton

Starting on Thursday, 2024 Twinfest Edmonton will host a hybrid exhibition of colourful balloon sculptures and African Crafts to showcase twin traditions around the world. There will be crafts, balloon twisting, face painting, photo booth, and more!

When: Thursday, May 23rd to Saturday, May 25th, 2024
Where: Mill Woods Town Centre, 2331 66 Street NW
Cost: Free

UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival 

UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival is a celebration of Ukrainian culture, food, music, visual arts, crafts and dance. The two-day event will be free to attend!

When: Friday, May 24th and Saturday May 25th, 2023
Where: Borden Park, 7507 Borden Park Rd NW
Cost: Free

Nora En Pure

Nora En Pure is bringing her chill beats to Edmonton’s Union Hall this Friday! Tickets are still available for this show.

When: Friday, May 24th
Where: Union Hall, 6240 99 St NW
Cost: $58.80

Beaumont Days

Beaumont’s annual city celebration returns with a weekend filled with fun! Kick things off with a Friday night street party including a market and food trucks, follow up on Saturday with pancake breakfast, parade, car show, soap box derby, midway and tons of FREE family activities!

When: Friday, May 24th to Sunday, May 26th, 2024
Where: 50 St. from 50 -52 Ave.
Cost: Free

Londonderry Mall Fair

Wild Rose Shows is here for the Londonderry mall fair! You can expect thrill rides, kiddie rides, food and fun games, a great time for the whole family!

When: Friday, May 24th to Sunday, May 26th, 2024
Where: Londonderry Mall, 137th Avenue & 66th Street
Cost: $1 +

Laser Taylor Swift

Ok so she may not be touring in Edmonton, but you can catch an awesome Laser Taylor Swift show this Friday! Laser Taylor Swift takes her biggest hits and brings them to life in dazzling laser light.

When: Friday, May 24th, 2024
Where: Telus World of Science, Zeidler Dome
Cost: $14.95