Another warm weekend is upon us, Edmonton! It will be a hot and sunny one, so be sure to pack some water and sunscreen when you are heading out. And if you’re looking for fun, there are festivals, sports, and Monster Jam to check out over the next few days. To help you plan it all out, here are the best things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend!

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Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton

This weekend, you can check out the annual Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton which is back for its 28th year! This year’s festival theme is Innovation.

When:  Wednesday, July 7th to July 14th, 2024
Where: Various locations, full list here
Cost: Varies

The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival

Like to laugh? How about the outdoors? Well, Edmonton, The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival is coming and it combines both. It takes place at Kinsmen Park from July 12th to 14th, and expect big names like Andrew Schulz, Shane Gillis, Kevin Hart, and Whitney Cummings.

When:  Friday, July 12th until Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: Kinsmen Park
Cost: $99.50+

Sponsored Pick: The Play That Goes Wrong

Get ready for total mayhem and guaranteed laughter! The Citadel Theatre presents ’The Play That Goes Wrong’, a 1920s murder mystery put on by The Cornley Drama Society, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! Watch as the play ‘goes wrong’, but with perfectly staged/planned special effects. Don’t miss out on this Olivier Award-winning comedy about a play within a play – it’s a must-see this summer in Edmonton!

When: Saturday, July 6th to Sunday, August 4th
Where: Citadel Theatre
Cost: $60+

Pop-Up Night Market

This weekend, head out for a night at the Marketplace at Callingwood’s Pop-Up Night Market! The family friendly event will have face painting, balloon animals, inflatables, and more. You can also grab a bit eat the food trucks, and shop from over 70 vendors.

When: Friday, July 12th, 2024
Where: The Marketplace at Callingwood, 6655 178 Street
Cost: Free to attend

Sponsored Pick: Goodwill Thrifting Hall Of Fame 2024

Calling all legendary thrifters! It’s that time of the year again: Goodwill’s Thrifting Hall of Fame! Get inducted as one of the best thrifters in Alberta. – or nominate someone you know. There are 6 categories and winners will get a prize package, a trophy, and a live award ceremony to celebrate their crowning achievement. Just try to stay humble!

When: Nominations open until July 28, 2024

Whyte Avenue Art Walk

The Whyte Avenue Art Walk is taking place this week, and it is the city’s first event of its kind with 400 artists lining the streets of Old Strathcona showing their creative talents. Buy directly from artists, and watch them create!

When: Friday, July 12th to Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: On the streets of Old Strathcon
Cost: Free to attend

Mythic Market by Thousand Faces Festival

They’re back! The Alberta Avenue Night Markets are back, and this week on Friday you can check out the start of a three-day multicultural fair featuring mythical-inspired performances, children’s activities, and a marketplace for vendors offering food, art, services, and merchandise.

When: Friday, July 12th, to Sunday, July 14th 2024
Where: Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118 Ave
Cost: Free to attend

Sponsored Pick: Get your car paint corrected and power polished at Ming Shine

If you want your four-wheeled baby to shine brighter than any other car on the road, Ming Shine offers ceramic coating services to enhance your car’s exterior. Their ceramic coatings create a durable layer that shields the paint from environmental contaminants and minor scratches while providing a high-gloss finish. Check out their 2 Edmonton locations and make an appointment to get your car looking brand-spanking-new again!

When: Appointments available now!
Where: Ming Shine – 10575 108 St NW & Ming Shine South Edmonton – 9918 35 Ave NW

RavenWood Music Festival

Starting on Friday, you can enjoy Strathcona County’s annual outdoor summer music festival at Sherwood Park’s Broadmoor Lake Park. Edmonton’s own, Carter & the Capitals co-headline Friday night. There will be food trucks and a kids zone.

When: Friday, July 12th, to Saturday, July 13th 2024
Where:  Broadmoor Lake Park, Sherwood Park
Cost: $45+

Monster Jam

Described as “the most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world today,” Monster Jam returns to Edmonton for an adrenaline-charged weekend at Rogers Place this July.

When: Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place
Cost: $35.25+


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, July 13th, 2024
Where:  13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $30

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 July, including a game against the Ottawa Redblacks this Sunday.

When: Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: 11000 Stadium Rd.
Cost: $25+