After a long wait, the weekend has arrived, and you can make the most of it by exploring the events happening in the city. There’s a wide range of activities to choose from, including low-cost family-friendly movies and market pop-ups. Take a look at our list of the top 10 things to do in Edmonton this weekend.

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Thunder from Down Under

You’ve heard all about them, now you can see them live! World-renowned Australian entertainers Thunder from Down Under are ready to captivate Edmonton with their dance routines!

When: Thursday, April 18th, 2024 to Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where:  300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch
Cost: $86+

Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival

The Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival is one of the largest tattoo shows of its kind in Canada. You can expect over 450 or the best local artists all weekend long.

When: Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April 21st, 2024
Where:  Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall E
Cost: $30+

Shades of Spring – Art Show & Sale

This exciting annual event showcases some of Strathcona County’s most unique artists! The weekend event starts on Friday, and you’ll be able to view and purchase amazing art.

When: Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April 21st, 2024
Where: A. J. Ottewell Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park
Cost: Free to attend

The Tortured Poets Department: Listening Party + Taylor Swift Dance Party

“ATTN: All Edmonton Swifties, on Friday April 19th, we’re having an important department meeting regarding Taylor’s new album,” states the event. “DJ Josh is spinning Taylor’s bangers, deep cuts + tracks from The Tortured Poets Department. ”

Not only is it a listening party, it is also a dance party! Of note, this event is 18+.

When: Friday, April 19th, 2024
Where:The Starlite Room, 10030 – 102 Street, Edmonton
Cost: $20.02

Family Favourites at Cineplex

Family plans this weekend? Check out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem during ‘Family Favourites’ for $3.99!

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where: Cineplex locations
Cost: $3.99


Nigerian singer and songwriter Asake is bringing his Afrobeats sounds to Rogers Place this April.

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $68+

Sarah McLachlan

One of the most celebrated voices in Canada returns to Edmonton. This is an intimate evening with Sarah McLachlan, with benefits going to the non-profit, Sarah McLachlan School of Music in Edmonton.

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $88+

Spring Gift Market

Geeky Market’s second event this April is the Spring Gift Market. This event is benefitting the Alzheimer Society of AB & NWT.

When: Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st, 2024
Where:Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway NW
Cost: By donation to local non-profits

Alt After Dark Night Market – Edmonton

This April, check out 35 local alternative vendors, artists and brewers. Just 2 blocks North of Whyte Ave. And it’s free to enter!

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd NW
Cost: Free

Paranormal Tours – Spring 2024

Paranormal Tours is back and you can explore Fort Edmonton Park after dark. This season, you can choose between two unique investigations: Introductory Tour and Intermediate Tour.

When: Sunday, April 21st, 2024
Where:  Fort Edmonton Park – Special Events, 7000 143 St NW
Cost: $67