Happy April, Edmonton! The sun is shining, and it finally feels like spring. Besides getting fooled by a few jokes to start your month, there are concerts, food experiences, and dinos to check out around the city. Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this week!

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Queens of the Stone Age

Kick off your month with the Queens of the Stone Age, as they stop in town for their ‘The End Is Nero’ tour. British rock band The Struts will join as support.

When: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $77+

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: Most Wednesdays and Sundays in April
Where:  Fort Edmonton Park – Special Events, 7000 143 St NW
Cost: $67

Matthew Good

An epic Canadian show is coming this week. Concertworks presents Matthew Good and his band with special guest Vilivant!

When: Thursday, April 4th, 2024
Where: Midway – 6107 104 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $63+

50% of main dishes at IKEA Edmonton

Head to IKEA on Thursdays in Edmonton and you can enjoy 50% off main dishes in the Swedish Restaurant. Of note, you have to be an IKEA Family member to take advantage of the deals.

When:  Thursdays in April
Where:  1311-102 Street NW
Cost:  $3.50+

Charity Beer Bash

The Inaugural Charity Beer Bash is taking place this week with local Alberta breweries competing, and a night filed with fun – all supporting a good cause.

“Money raised at this event will support kids around the province through the KidSport Alberta Chapter, and kids in Edmonton through the KidSport Edmonton Chapter,” according to organizers.

When: Thursday, April 4th, 2024
Where: The Banquet, 10332 103 St NW
Cost: $23.13

The Organ Concert

According to the event, “the famous Davis Concert Organ will be featured front-and-center in Samy Moussa’s elegant tone poem and Guilmant’s lively symphony.”

You can expect “catchy dance rhythms and unstoppable energy are what has made Beethoven’s seventh symphony popular since its first performance in 1813.”

When: Thursday, April 4th, to Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost: $36.50+

Edmonton Oilers

As we near the end of the regular season, you can still catch the Edmonton Oilers at home for five games, including one this Friday against the Colorado Avalanche.

When: Friday, April 5th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place
Cost:  $87+

Dinosaurs: The Exhibition, Telus World of Science

Featuring true-to-size animatronics, fossils and fun – Dinosaurs: The Exhibition is at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton and it’ll be an imaginative event of epic proportions.

Described as an immersive experience, this life-like exhibit will be fit for all ages and showcase the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods.

When: On now until September 9th, 2024
Where: 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton AB
Cost: $23+

Immersive Disney Animation

This spring, the Edmonton EXPO Centre is hosting the Disney Animation: Immersive Experience and no matter your age, you won’t want to miss it!

Brought to life by Lighthouse Immersive, the upcoming exhibit will make visitors “feel like they’ve entered the incredible worlds of beloved Disney characters,” and will celebrate the studio’s greatest hits like The Lion King and Frozen.

When: On now until April 28th, 2024
Where: 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: $37+

Filipino Restaurant Month – Alberta 2024 

Filipino Restaurant Month is here! Meant to showcase talented chefs from coast to coast, this exciting affair will kick off on Monday the 1st and will run until the 31st. Participating restaurants include:

When: Monday, April 1st-31st 2024
Where: Participating locations
Cost: $19.99+

Have a great start to your week!