It’s the first weekend in May, and things are looking sunny, Edmonton! From Free Comic Book Day, to a farmer’s market, and a WNBA game, you have options around Edmonton over the next few days. Here are some things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend!

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SCARS Gift Market

If you love shopping, food, and furry friends, head to this Gift Market this weekend. You can expect “a wide variety of vendors, delicious treats, exciting raffles, door prizes, and adoptable animals.”

When: Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th
Where: The Alberta Aviation Museum
Cost: Free to attend


If you love RENT! be sure to check out the ELOPE Musical Theatre’s show, loosely based on Puccini’s La Boeme, RENT! ELOPE Musical Theatre is a not-for-profit society that has been producing musical theatre in Edmonton for over 40 years.

When: Friday, May 3rd to May 11th, 2024
Where: Westbury Theatre, Fringe Theatre Arts Barns, 10330 84 Avenue NW
Cost: $25-$30

Sponsored pick: Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Spring is here – on the calendar at least. Whether you’re waking up to bright sunny days, or a surprise snowstorm, there’s no reason to not get out and enjoy some fun and romantic spring date ideas! Start your day at the art gallery, wander through the botanical gardens, and cap it off with fine dining at Chop Steakhouse & Bar to try their new, limited-time Steak Masters menu. The best part is that all these ideas work rain or shine.

When: Open daily
Where: 17 locations across Canada

Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo

Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo is Canada’s largest and longest-running sports collectables show, and it’s in Sherwood Park this week! You’ll be able to get autographs from hockey, football, baseball and other sports legends.

When:  Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Where:  Millenium Place, 2000 Premier Way, Sherwood Park
Cost: $10+

Sponsored pick: Ming Shine

Has the long, Edmonton winter left your car looking a little… rough? Ming Shine is a local business with over 60 years of experience and voted Edmonton’s best in premium auto detailing. They have 3 different detailing packages depending on your budget and how badly your car needs a good scrub. Check them out online to book your appointment. With those accolades, you know your 4-wheeled baby is in good hands! 

When: 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday
Where: 2 locations, 10575 108 St NW | 9918 35 Ave NW
Cost: Prices vary by detailing package and add-ons

Free Comic Book Day

This year, check out Free Comic Book Day at PE METAWE GAMES, as they host Variant Edition Graphic Novels + Comics due to a flood at their location. Expect free comics, and cool games you can buy!

When Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Where 11805 – 94 Street NW
Cost Free

Star Wars: A New Hope

May the 4th be with you! Celebrate Star Wars Day with a screening of the iconic Star Wars: A New Hope in the historical Capitol Theatre. There are two seatings for the movie on May 4th.

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Where: Capitol Theatre – Fort Edmonton Park, 1920 Street
Cost: $15

2024 WNBA Canada Game

The WNBA is bringing a game north of the border! Following last season’s successful first-ever WNBA game played in Canada, the league is bringing another preseason match-up to Canadian soil – this time right here in Edmonton. Of note; Originally scheduled for May 5th at 5:00pm, this game has been rescheduled to May 4th at 7:30pm. Previously purchased tickets will be honoured for the new date.

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $26.30+

Yukon Blonde

Canadian indie rock band Yukon Blonde has been around since 2009, so chances are you know a song or two! Catch them in Edmonton this May.

When: Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Where: The Starlite Room – 10030 – 102 Street, Edmonton
Cost: $29+

Callingwood Farmers Market’s 40th Season

Get ready for a day filled with excitement, community spirit, and the freshest local produce around! There will be family friendly activities, food, entertainment, and special celebrations.

When: Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Where: Callingwood Farmers Market, 6655 178 St NW
Cost:  Free to attend

Edmonton Youth Orchestra 

The Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association is widely regarded as one of the finest youth orchestra programs in Canada! You can catch them live this month, with tickets starting at $15.

When: Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost: $15+

Have a great weekend!