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What to do in Edmonton this weekend August 4-7, 2023

With so many things to do in Edmonton, there’s certainly an event for everyone.

I. Family Events & Activities

Snow Valley Aerial Park 

Snow Valley Aerial Park, Rainbow Valley Road Northwest, Edmonton

June 1 – September 30, 2023

With over 100 games on the structure, there is something for everyone! The theme for the Snow Valley Aerial Park tower is “Edmonton’s River Valley”. It also includes Snow Valley and Rainbow Valley themed elements including a ski bridge, snowboard balance bridge, picnic table, free-fall drop, and a few more surprises.

 

Friendship Day LEGO® Heart Box Make-and-Take

Toys R Us Stores, Canada

August 5-6 2023, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm

Come celebrate National Friendship day with us: bring your kids – and their besties – in-store to create their own heart-shaped box* out of LEGO®.

 

Peppa Pig’s Adventure

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB 

T6G 2T2, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 1:00 pm

Come join Peppa Pig on an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventures, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises. Little piggies everywhere will love this 60-minute live musical experience!

 

Safari Explorers Camp (Week 6)

Orchards Residents Association, 4059 Orchards Drive Southwest, Edmonton, AB

Mon, August 7 2023, 8:00 am – Fri, August 11 2023, 5:00 pm

Lets get exploring! This week is for animal lovers where they’ll discover all things animals and nature. They’ll do scavenger hunts, binocular crafting, and explore from the jungle to the arctic, plains, mountain and back. Children will do crafts, activities and games that build physical literacy, confidence, imagination and friendships. Each week will include a workshop with a special guest instructor.

 

World Waterpark

1338 – 8882 170 ST NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4M2

Multiple dates

Ride the waves in the world’s largest indoor wave pool, located in a tropical oasis that boasts an average temperature of 31°C. World Waterpark features more than 17 unique waterslides and play features to keep you and the whole family having fun for hours!

 

WEM Summer Fun Activities

West Edmonton Mall,  8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

June 1 – September 4, 2023

Bring your kids all summer long for fun and free activities throughout the mall! Activities include: face painting by giggles and glitter. Appearances by some of the kids favourite princesses and comic book heroes; balloon twisting by balloon artist Russ; and roving performances by: Jojo’s Magic Circus, Spandy Andy & Magician Ron Pearson! 

 

Edmonton Valley Zoo – Education Kits

Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7, Canada

August 4-7 2023, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm MDT

Rent one of the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s three Educational Kits to help guide your visit and inspire learning! Each kit contains a self-guided tour of the zoo, animal information, artifacts, activities, games and more! Every kit has links to the Alberta school curriculum and can be adapted for every grade level with basic, intermediate, and advanced information and questions!

 

Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton

Wed – Sun (+Holiday Mon), May 20 − September 4 2023, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fort Edmonton Park is the largest living history museum in Canada. Experience life in the Edmonton area all the way back to the 1700s. Immerse yourself in the narratives of the Indigenous people and walk through the days of the fur trade, the settlement era, the municipal era and the metropolitan era.

 

Bowling

3414 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton, AB

Multiple dates

They offer ten-pin bowling at its finest with 30 league sanctioned lanes and computerized scoring.

 

Clip ‘n Climb Edmonton

9718 – 12 AVE SW, Edmonton, Alberta

Multiple dates

Clip ‘n Climb is an indoor climbing experience like no other! Visually stunning, action-packed entertainment that provides oodles of healthy challenging fun for everyone.

 

Speeders Edmonton

12808 170th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 4L6

Fri & Sat: 11am – midnight, Sun: 11 am – 10 pm (Multiple dates)

Speeders is an indoor karting and entertainment center that is on a mission to transform the karting experience.

 

Active gaming Ed South common

1949 98 St NW, Edmonton, T6N 1L5

Fri & Sat: 9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sun: 9:30 am – 10:00 pm (Multiple dates)

Ready to enter the game? Activate is the world’s first active gaming facility, where you’ll play arcade-style games by actually jumping, climbing, and dodging. You and your group of 3-5 will move freely between eleven interactive rooms, choosing games that challenge your agility, problem solving, and speed. Dive through lasers. Climb glowing walls. Only the best can conquer them all.

 

John Janzen Nature Centre

7000 143 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

Multiple dates, 9 am – 4 pm (holiday August 7)

Since 1976, the John Janzen Nature Centre’s interactive exhibits, educational programming and special events have encouraged visitors towards a greater awareness of and engagement with the wonders of nature that surround us.

 

Cat Cafe On Whyte

10111-82 AVE NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6E1Z5

Multiple Dates

Love coffee? Love Cats? Cat Cafe on Whyte is open 7 days a week! We serve a variety of specialty drinks, ranging from espresso to refreshers and smoothies, as well as sweet treats sold fresh daily from local, peanut-free Edmonton bakeries.

 

Climbing Therapy for Kids with ADHD

8523 argyl road, Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 10:00 am – 11:00 am MDT

Climbing therapy program designed for youth with ADHD: enhance focus, confidence, and executive function skills.

 

Kids MarioKart Sundays

11440 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5G 3E3, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm MDT

MarioKart available for you and the kids every Sunday while you dine with us. Kingsway Boston Pizza is the place to be on Sundays!

 

Where Dark Things Dwell

Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4P3

July 6 – September 24, 2023

Stopping in the sleepy Village of Edmonton for a night’s rest, you and your fellow travellers find yourselves trapped by an ancient curse that has driven the villagers to madness. As the stars begin to align and the curse grows, it’s up to you to stop it from consuming your own mind and spreading out into the world. Explore the village, learn the secrets of occult tools and writings, and uncover the only relic powerful enough to lift the curse, but be warned: only the bravest will see the dawn.

II. Live Music & Concerts

Disco In The Park

Louise McKinney Riverfront Park9999 Grierson Hill Rd, Edmonton

August 4-6, 2023

SWEAT and The Grindstone present the second annual Disco In The Park! A weekend of all day dancing in a beautiful park in the centre of the city. Fully licensed, food available, surrounded by trees, lots of room to spread out, and unreal DJ sets and live performances all day from local talents and headlining guests from across Canada. Spend your long weekend with them for unforgettable vibes. 

 

Avenged Sevenfold: North American Tour with Alexisonfire

Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB

Fri, August 4 2023, 6:30 pm

Avenged Sevenfold have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and earned two consecutive No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart (2010’s Nightmare and 2013’s Hail To The King) to go along with over a billion video views and a billion-plus Spotify streams, as well as multiple No. 1 singles on rock radio. 

 

Pinebarren w/ Zachary Red, and Fallow

The Buckingham, 10439 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A1

Sun, August 6 2023, 8:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver BC with members from across the world, Pinebarren mix a multitude of influences to create nostalgic/modern indie rock. Friends Michael Ferraro, Allard van der Knijff, Adam Terris and Jinmo Kim formed the band in 2019, working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to hone their sound and style before releasing their first single, Without the Weather in the spring of 2022.

 

Oil City Sound Machine

Blues on Whyte / Commercial Hotel, 10329 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

Sat, August 5 2023, 9:30 pm – Sun, August 6 2023, 1:30 am

The Commercial proudly presents Edmonton’s fan favorite Oil City Sound Machine. Bringing you all the Pop, R&B, and funk hits from the decades past and present, this high-energy party band guarantees to keep you on the dance floor all night long!

 

Thaikkudam Bridge 2023 Edmonton

Midway Music Hall, 6107 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K8, Canada

Fri, August 4 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm MDT

Thaikkudam Bridge the rock band with a soundscape built upon elements of folk and classical sounds of India interspersed, at times, with layers of progressive, pop, ambient and electronic textures. 10 years, 650+ shows, 100+ international shows in 25 countries, it truly has been a stupendous journey for the band. 

 

2023 Pigeon Lake Music Festival

Hilah Ayers Wilderness RV Park, 13300 Range Road 10, Mulhurst, AB T0C 2C0

Fri, August 4 2023, 5:00 pm – Sun, August 6 2023, 11:00 pm MDT

The Pigeon Lake Music Festival is a family-friendly event filled with incredible musical performances, outstanding entertainment, fantastic food and drink, and amazing people – all in an unforgettable outdoor setting.

 

Felice Noir – Paula Eve Kirman

10930 84 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5H 1M7, Canada

Sat, August 5 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm MDT

Paula Eve Kirman is a singer/songwriter who writes and performs music with a message. She has been performing her original work in Edmonton since 2007 at a variety of festivals, social justice events, and cafes. She became interested in both music and social justice at a young age, in part due to being raised on her mother’s love of 60s folk music.

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

Wedding Singer 1999

Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Edmonton, 2061, 8882 170 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5T 3J7, West Edmonton Mall, Level Two, Phase 1

June 23 – August 27, 2023

We’ve all attended a wedding or two. Which is why we could all relate to the classic movie about a 1980’s wedding singer who finally found a love of his own. By the 1990’s, the wedding singer has had lots of practice and is often called on to sing at the biggest weddings of the year. But what happens when he has to sing at, what everyone says will surely be, the wedding of the millennium?! Oh, and the millennium bride just happens to be his daughter.

 

Super Duper Mario Musical

Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Edmonton, 2061, 8882 170 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5T 3J7, West Edmonton Mall, Level Two, Phase 1

July 8 – August 16, 2023

Who knew that those Mario Bros. could sing and dance?! Well, they can do that and a whole lot more when they come to life on the Jubilations Junior stage! Can Mario save the kingdom? Or will it be game over for the good guys? With Mario and Luigi, Princess Peach and Bowser… the gang’s all here so you should be too!

 

Alex Biron – Live at Grindstone Theatre

The Grindstone Theatre, 10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1W7

Fri, August 4 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sat, August 5 2023,  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Alex Biron is one of the most exciting breakout comedians in Canada. His viral videos have amassed over 200 million views, and his TikTok lives are now ranked in the Top 10. 

 

Stand Up Show: Cian Beatty

The Grindstone Theatre, 10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1W7

Fri, August 4 2023,  9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cian Beatty is an Edmonton based stand-up comedian and writer best known for his wry insight into modern life and cleverly crafted punch lines. An audience favourite, Cian has performed at the Grindstone Comedy Festival and hosts the Young Guns of Comedy at The Comic Strip at West Edmonton Mall featuring Canada’s top up-and-coming acts. He can regularly be found performing in clubs, theatres, and dive bars across Canada.

 

Craig Conant

The Comic Strip, 1646 Bourbon Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2

August 3-6, 2023

Craig Conant is sober now despite the look on his face. Selected by the “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival as a New Face and appearing on MTV’s Greatest Party Story Ever Told has won acclaim for his unique voice. In the stand-up scene, Craig has quickly made a name for himself while sharing the stage alongside his friends Chris D’elia, and Bobby Lee, Theo Von, and Michael Yo. Also he was just fired from Trader Joe’s, come find out why.

 

Highly Instrumental

The Comic Strip, 1646 Bourbon Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2

Sun, August 6 2023, 7:00 pm

Kamal Alaeddine (The Tonight Show) smokes marijuana with 8 of North America’s best comedians before the show. They then tell their jokes as smooth jazz plays in the background. 

 

Comedy Coop

Roosters, 10732 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm MDT

Every Sunday Roosters comedy Coop brings the best comics from around Alberta to one spot for you, along one with one touring headliner to cap off the show! Pick from Rooster’s menu and enjoy dinner while you laugh! If you bring a couple friends and are feeling brave enough (after a few beverages) you’re welcome to try your hand at stand-up!

 

Ruby’s Hotcakes & Pageantry Drag Brunch

Spotlight Cabaret, 8217 104th Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E7

Sun, August 6 2023, 11:00 am 

Join the Party this summer in their gorgeous old Hollywood inspired cabaret with Ruby Hymen and friends lighting up the stage with sick’ning drag, interactive moments, and loads of laughs.  Enjoy An incredibly glitzy drag show and a delicious brunch from the heart of our kitchen!  Bachelorette and birthday parties welcome, this will be the most memorable time for you and your friends!

 

Usha Gupta Dance Entourage presented by BWDC

Macewan triffo theatre, 11110 104 Ave NW, Edmonton

Sat, August 5 2023, 8:00 pm

BWDC is proud to present a final chance for Edmonton audiences to experience Usha Gupta’s wildly successful creation, KHOJ, which begins its final tour having been performed in 12 cities in India and 7 in Canada, and will now tour once again across Canada. Live music enhances this incredibly sensual dance that is praised for its ‘freshness’ and its exploration of tradition and innovation.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Tease – A night of burlesque, dinner, and cocktails

DOSC, 10190 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton

Sun, August 6 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm MDT

House of Hush is back at DOSC for another delightful evening of tease and whimsy. Book your spot to reveal with us as burlesque visions appear and flounce and fawn around the tables in this dreamy event as we celebrate the summer and all it’s magic.

 

Will Hannigan Records an Album Before he Moves to the UK

99ten, 9910 109 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H5, Canada

Fri, August 4 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm MDT

Having been a fixture in the Canadian comedy circuit since the age of 18, Will has honed his skills over the years, delivering memorable performances that leave audiences in stitches. As he says goodbye to Edmonton and sets his sights on conquering the United Kingdom’s comedy scene, this special event will mark the recording of Will’s highly anticipated stand-up comedy album.

 

Rough Cut Room Comedy Show

River City Revival House, 10030 102 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB 

T5J 0V6, Canada

Mon, August 7 2023, 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm MDT

Rough cut room is showcasing talent from all over right in the heart of downtown Edmonton! Liven up your Monday nights with some laughs! The Show is located at River City Revival House underneath the infamous Starlite Room.

Movies

Cinema For Seniors | Pina

AGA, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

Fri, August 4 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Directed by Wim Wenders, Pina is a tribute to German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. On June 30, 2009, during preparation for the project, Bausch died unexpectedly. While Wenders cancelled the project, the dancers of Bausch’s company (Tanztheater Wuppertal) convinced him to proceed as planned, to memorialize Bausch and some of her choreography. 

 

Metro Cinema ₋ Program

Metro Cinema, 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1E9

 

Landmark Cinemas Edmonton City Centre ₋  Showtimes

10200 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4B7

 

Cineplex – What’s On

 

Telus World of Science

Drop – in Programs

Edmonton Recreation:

St Albert – Schedule

Strathcona County – Schedule

 

Magic Lantern Theatres Fort Cinema − Showtimes

9922 100 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4K3

IV. Sports & Related Events

Edmonton Riverhawks vs. Victoria HarbourCats

RE/MAX Field, Edmonton, Canada

August 4-6, 2023

Edmonton Riverhawks Baseball vs Victoria HarbourCats

 

Youth Gym

Abbottsfield Recreation Centre (ARC), 3006 119 Avenue, Edmonton,AB T5W 4T4 

Fri, August 4 2023, 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm MDT

Youth Gym is a program promoting physical wellness for youths aged 12-17 yrs. The Youth Gym program provides an opportunity for kids to come in and play their favourite sports, get physically active, and make friends! 

 

Rock Climbing Therapy

Expand Your Roots, 8230 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6E 5H9, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 12:00 pm MDT

Discover a dynamic alternative therapy for depression and anxiety with indoor rock climbing therapy. Perfect for those who prefer action over traditional talk therapy. Available in group or individual sessions.

 

RCW Stand and Fight

Norwood Legion, 11150 82 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5B 2V1, Canada

Sat, August 5 2023, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm MDT

The Stars of RCW will be in action for a night of Live Wrestling action. Real Canadian Wrestling is a Alberta based professional Wrestling promotion that offers family friendly live events featuring the best in Canadian Talent as well as special guest world known wrestlers. 

V. Art Masterclases and workshops

CircoFit

13615 149 St, Edmonton, AB T5L 2T3, Canada

Multiple dates

CircoFit is an aerial circus training center located in Edmonton, AB, offering classes for adults on multiple dates, providing a space for personal growth, empowerment, creativity, and self-discovery through strength-building and aerial skills.

 

Kids Drawing Cartoon Classes

Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market, 10305 97 St NW, Edmonton

Sat, August 5 2023, 10:00 am – Sun, August 6 2023, 3:00 pm

Meet talented Cartoonist James Grasdal! A compulsive doodler, which has led naturally to an ink-stained life of cartooning! Register your kids now for a 2 hour drop-in Comics & Cartoon Workshop for only $30! Each class is filled with loads of drawing, writing and cartooning that help students create their own characters and storylines.

 

Bedrock Studios

Bedrock Supply Ltd, 63 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

August 5-6, 2023 (Multiple dates)

Bedrock Studios has been teaching jewellery classes in Edmonton AB Canada for over 45 years. Most classes include all tools and materials required allowing you to come in have fun and enjoy making something unique and beautiful. 

 

Weave a bookmark with Kim McCollum

10150 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 1A7, Canada

Sat, August 5 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MDT

Explore the wonders of weaving on a tapestry loom with Master weaver Kim McCollum of Gather Textiles. This workshop is limited to four participants per timeslot and the minimum age is 10. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be provided.

 

Tango Workshop and Milonga with Leo and Mariana in Edmonton

Etown Salsa Dance Company, 10575 115 St NW Suite 204, T5H 3K4, Edmonton,  AB, Canada

Sat, August 5 2023, 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

The Beginner class is designed for individuals who are completely new to Tango or have up to two years of tango experience. After the workshop, everyone will be guaranteed to enjoy the Socials. The Advanced class will concentrate on incorporating popular figures, such as Back sacadas, Colgadas, Spins and Voleos.

 

Edmonton African Dance Enthusiasts

11135 83 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C6, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm MDT

Afrofusion Dance Class! This event is open to all backgrounds and levels of dance! Join now and enjoy a fun, energetic, full-body workout.

VI. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

Dance Party

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

May 20 – September 10, 2023

Dance Party embraces the blending of art, dance and choreography and explores movement as a method of claiming space and affirming a sense of belonging through one’s own body. Through the body, the performers and artists featured in this show find voice and enact an embodied celebration of identity.

 

kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

April 7 – August 13, 2023

Features works by Lana Whiskeyjack. This exhibition is an exploration of the nêhiyaw teachings of the Thirteen Sacred Moons. Within the nêhiyaw (Cree) annual calendar, the year is divided into thirteen moons, each with their own 

teachings and spiritual significance.

 

William Hogarth: Gone to the Dogs

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

April 1 – August 13, 2023

William Hogarth was an English painter and engraver in the 1700’s. His most famous engravings are critical of English culture and his satire was directed at all social classes as well as religion and government.

 

Health Zone

TELUS World of Science, Feature Exhibition Gallery, 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1, Canada

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Your health story starts with your genes, but they are not the whole story of you… Health Zone takes you through some of the different factors that influence your health. 

 

The Art of the Brick

TELUS World of Science, Allard Family Gallery, 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1, Canada

Open until October 9, 2023

Discover over one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 100 sculptures by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.

 

Antarctica

TELUS World of Science, Allard Family Gallery, 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1, Canada

Open until September 4, 2023

Antarctica will take you on a deep dive beneath six feet of sea ice to the ocean floor to reveal an alien world of sea creatures fighting to survive the cold, harsh conditions.

 

Uii Savage: Celestial Passage

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

April 29, 2023 − April 29, 2024

Celestial Passage is an augmented reality that uses the AGA’s Main Hall as a simulated observation site for viewing North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) satellite data in real-time.

 

Kenzie Housego: I❤U

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

June 10 – October 15, 2023

Kenzie Housego’s exhibition I❤U blends embroidery with digital technologies to explore how flirting and courtship have changed over time. I❤U simultaneously investigates the social meanings of flowers, embroidery patterns and emojis in text and sexts.

 

Home & Migration

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

June 17 – September 3, 2023

Is the idea of ‘home’ a physical place, an emotional place, or both? ‘Home’ may connect to nostalgia, one’s formative years, or to a settled place of ‘now’. How has the feeling of home changed with migration and with the diaspora of a community?

 

The Edmonton Heritage Festival

Edmonton EXPO Centre, Exhibition Grounds & Borden Park, Edmonton

August 5 – 7, 2023

The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a three-day event to sample delicious food, see creative performances, and experience Canada’s multiculturalism. Enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds from 100 countries and cultures at 60 outdoor pavilions. Explore the Festival and enjoy free entertainment on more than 25 stages.

 

Wozapalooza

The Backyard, 10004 103A Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

Sun, August 6 2023, 5:00 pm –  12:00 am

Keys To The City is back outside at The Backyard to bring you a garden BBQ & groove with the style, execution, and immaculate vibes that you expect from Keys To The City.

 

Gujarati Cultural Festival 2023

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB

Sat, August 5 2023, 1:00 pm

The Gujarati Cultural festival (GCF) taking place on August 3-6, 2023, will have Western Canadians come together to participate in Raas Garba competitions, traditional folk dances, and many other cultural activities. The Western Canadian Raas Garba competition has been taking place since 1994 with community members coming together to celebrate beautiful culture from the State of Gujarat, India.

VII. Parties and events in clubs

Euphoria Fridays

Amaleena, 10149 34 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6E 6J8, Canada

Fri, August 4 2023, 10:00 pm – 2:30 am (multiple dates)

Edmonton’s #1 Ladies night out destination. VIP Booths available. Luxurious Bottle service available. Come experience Euphoria. 

 

Picture Perfect Fridays

Rhubarb Cafe & Cocktails, 12020 107 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB 

T5H 0Z2, Canada

Fri, August 4 2023, 8:00 pm – Sat, August 5 2023, 12:00 am MDT 

Picture perfect Fridays at Rhubarb in Manchester square. Come join the vibes and indulge in a coffee or cocktails. Live DJ!

 

Edmonton Pop-up Streetcar Party: Beer & Sunset Concert

Edmonton Radial Railway Society 10254 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2G9

Sat, August 5 2023, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm MDT

Streetcar, sunset, beer and a secret performer. Kick off the streetcar season with a bit of Saturday night magic.

 

Shrek Rave

Midway, 6107 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K8

Sat, August 5 2023, 9:00 pm

Shrek Rave returns to Edmonton! Unleash your inner ogre on August 5th at Midway! It’s Dumb just come have fun. Who Cares. Cool is dead.

 

Chop Life Boat Party

Edmonton Riverboat, 9734 98 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6C 4P6

Sat, August 5 2023, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm MDT

Keys To The City celebrates their 1 year anniversary with The Chop Life Boat Party on the Edmonton Riverboat! The movement boards on the Edmonton Riverboat at 7 pm and sets sail on Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan river at 8 pm returning at 11 pm. Featuring sounds by Nick Degree˚, Winters Majesty, Tity, Isis. Hosted by Lord Hauser, Katlo, Blackmanzi, Cherissa.

 

Sunset Grooves 4.0: Afrobeats, RnB Classics, Amapiano & Reggaeton Party

Baijiu, 10359 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 5:00 pm – Mon, August 7 2023, 12:00 am MDT

Sunset Grooves 4.0, curated by La Connexional in collaboration with Baijiu, is a premier open-air musical and cocktail experience that promises Afrobeats, RnB Classics, Amapiano, and Groovy music enthusiasts an evening of unforgettable enjoyment under the setting sun.

 

Zeebeauty at 10

Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4, Canada

Sat, August 5 2023, 7:00 pm MDT

Zee Beauty at 10 Hosted By Zee Beauty. Event started on Saturday, 5 August  and happened at Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, AB. Celebrating Zee Beauty 10 years anniversary. Cocktail party awaits the guests.

 

Pura Vida! Rooftop Latin Party!

The Canadian Icehouse, 10332 103 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y9

Sun, August 6 2023, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm MDT

From the guys who bring you the city’s #1 Latin Friday every week, Lokera Fridays, and the Latin party series that sells out every time – Fuego, we’re proud to announce for the first time ever, Pura Vida! A latin party experience, rooftop, on the city’s nicest patio! Join hundreds on the rooftop of Canadian Icehouse for nothing but the best in Reggaeton, Salsa, Dembow, and Old School! Spun by Dj Danny, Mathio, and J Casella! Prepare to Dance!

 

Ting! Heritage Days Long Weekend Party!

The Illusion Lounge, 10846 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 2B2, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 10:00 pm – Tue, August 8 2023, 2:30 am MDT

It’s heritage days long weekend so they’re goin’ deeper than usual into the Dancehall, Latin, & Afro! Of course, expect nothing but the absolute best in all other genres, especially Hip Hop and R&B! Expect to be dancing, all night!

 

PQ Presents: Ruby Hymen’s Snatch: The Snatch Game of the Century

Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220 103 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

Sun, August 6 2023, 8:00 pm MDT

Edmonton drag artists know a thing or two about snatched performances, wigs, and lewks, but what about snatching new identities? Get ready for the Snatch Game of the century hosted by the campy seamstress herself, Ruby Hymen! Watch 6 contestants personify various pop culture icons as they compete to impress legendary judges Melinda Verga & Onika Xtravaganza! Who will win? . . .and who is the saucy secret contestant?

 

Pageantinta: The Gaga Ball

Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220 103 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

Fri, August 4 2023, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm MDT

Start your August – and start your engines! LaDonna Stone is back with another episode of her bimonthly drag contest, Pageantinta – and this one is Gaga-themed! Stay and dance after – your show ticket includes bar cover!

VIII. Outdoor events

Mural Scooter Experience – Guided Tour

Downton, Downtown Edmonton, AB T5J, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Explore the art scene of Edmonton in Eco-Mode with the Mural Scooter Experience that takes you to Downtown and Whyte Avenue mural spots.

 

Edmonton Food eBike Tour

Ezio Faraone Park, 11004 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1L4, Canada

Sat, August 5 2023, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm MDT

Eat, drink, pedal and explore Edmonton’s best local cuisine and restaurants while cruising the city streets on a guided Food Bike Tour.

 

Edmonton Scooter Experience with Picnic Brunch

Downton, Downtown Edmonton, AB T5J, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm MDT

Enjoy the outdoors while scooting along the River Valley, explore the vast amounts of trails and stop at highlights and picture-perfect viewpoints along the way.

 

Chess in The Park

Jackie Parker Park Rink, 4540 50 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6L 6B6

Sun, August 6 2023, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm MDT

Stop by Jackie Parker Park Sunday afternoons this summer and join us for a friendly game of Chess starting July 9th, weather permitting.

 

Zombie Apocalypse Edmonton – Scavenger Hunt Survival Game

1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB V6Z 2H7, Canada

Multiple dates, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Edmonton Zombie Scavenger tests your ability to survive after a zombie apocalypse. The game leads you through the city, where you will have 60 minutes to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game.

 

Edmonton 3Quest Challenge – Scavenger Hunt

1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB V6Z 2H7, Canada

Multiple dates, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

3Quest Challenge is an interactive scavenger hunt that allows you to explore your city to complete 3 quests using the Scavenger Hunt App.

 

Edmonton Scavenger Hunt-Operation City Quest

1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB V6Z 2H7, Canada

Multiple dates, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Operation City Quest is an open world scavenger hunt, in which you use your smartphone to seek out items in the city and complete challenges.

 

Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market

10310 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5C3

Sat, August 5 2023, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (multiple dates)

With Edmonton’s finest assortment of vendors, we have a fantastic mix of locally grown and produced goods.  Come check out the market this Friday – you’re sure to find something great to take home!

 

Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market

10305 97 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0L9

Sat, 9 am – 3 pm

Sun, 11 am – 3 pm

At the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market, we have an amazing team of vendors that specialize in farming, growing, producing, baking, and creating local products you’ll fall in love with.

Other Events

Edmonton Axe Throwing for 2 People

13931 156 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6V 1J1, Canada

Multiple dates

Grab a friend and challenge each other in the axe throwing game. The axe throwing expert will teach you the basic techniques of how to safely throw axes, trick shots and play games to improve accuracy.

 

Wild West Shooting Centre – Edmonton Shooting Range

Phase 4, West Edmonton Mall, 178 St & 82 Ave Upper Level

Fri & Sat, 10 am – 10 pm

Sun, 11 am – 6 pm

If this is your first time, our range staff will help you learn how to shoot safely. We provide the safety gear, range coaches, and all the guns. You relax and focus on enjoying the experience.

 

Drop In – Puppy Play & Socialization

The Dog House Day Care, 9705 56 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB 

T6E 0B4, Canada

Sun, August 6 2023, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm MDT

Weekly Puppy Social, an hour of fun, and positive socialization. Surfaces, safe structures to climb, a swimming pool in the summer, other puppies, and experienced instructors to help you through all of your puppy training challenges. 

 

Sunday Night Trivia at Brewsters Unity Square!

Brewsters Unity Square, 11620 104 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5K 2T7

Sun, August 6 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

Tremendous Trivia hosts an entertaining general knowledge and music trivia night every Sunday at Brewsters Unity Square in Edmonton.

 

Bountiful Farmers’ Market

3696 97 St, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E5S8

Fri, Sun, from 10 am − 4 pm

Sat, from 9 am − 4 pm

Edmonton’s indoor, year round, multi-day farmers’ market! Your one-stop-shop to keep you stocked for the week. With over 100 vendors we have everything from fresh local vegetables and meat, local coffee roasters, to Albertan beer and wine.

 

Yoga at the Market

Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market, 10305 97 St NW, Edmonton

Sat, August 5 2023, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Select between 2 classes and meet your instructors Kellie Kitson, and Melissa Wasserfall! Afterwards enjoy an organic coffee on our spacious 2nd floor, and get all your local produce for the week while #supportinglocal. Please bring your own Yoga Mat and be advised that there is Free Parking located behind the Market.

 

Edmonton Indigenous Fashion Week

River Cree Resort & Casino,  300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch

August 3-6, 2023

Edmonton Indigenous Fashion Week (EIFW) is a unique and important event that showcases the creativity, diversity, and traditions of Indigenous fashion designers, models, and artists from across Canada. This 1st annual event is an opportunity for Indigenous people to showcase, promote, and celebrate their culture and traditions through fashion. 

 

Faerie Market – Two Day Celebratory Event 

Where Faeries Live, 7933-104 street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Sat, August 5 2023, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Edmonton’s independent pagan/metaphysical store. They are celebrating 25 years in Edmonton. They have books, crystals, candles, incense, herbs, and altar items. They’re opening their gorgeous new location, and they grace the larger of their two event rooms, Pink’s Parlor, with a two-day Faerie Market!