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Things to do this weekend in Edmonton: March 6 – 8, 2015

Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton: Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2015

A digest of What’s On in & around Edmonton this weekend, including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports.

Check road conditions, before you go- Here Weather Warnings – Here

I. Family Events & Activities

1. For When She Wakes

Little girls with dreams become women with vision. This performance brings storybooks to life using simple props your little ones can make at home. Where will your dreams take you next? Part of  SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival. 

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Friday March 6, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, & 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015 |12:30 PM– 1:00 PM

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Nina Haggerty Arts Centre,  9225 118 Avenue, Edmonton

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By donation.

 

2.  The Next Step Live On Stage

Featuring music from the hit series, The Next Step Live on Stage is an interactive dance experience for kids and families of all ages. Showcasing their incredible talent and athletic abilities, The Next Step dancers will perform popular routines from the show – both intricate solos/duets and jaw-dropping group numbers – along with new eye-popping choreography and tutorials designed to celebrate dance and movement. Details

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Friday, March 6, 2015 | 06:30 PM

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Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre, Edmonton

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$42

 

3.  Mom, Pop & Tots Fair

Head to the Mom, Pop and Tots Fair and join in on the excitement! With hundreds of vendors and participants, there is a lot to explore. Learn about parenting tools, find out what’s happening in your community, or just come and see all the toys, and on stage entertainment – Toopy & Binoo & more! Details

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Friday, March 6, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

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Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall A

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General Admission (17+): $14.00
Youth (9 – 16): $10.00; Child (3 – 8): $4.00

 

4.  Fun & Games

What do you do when the electricity goes off and the batteries are dead? Play marbles, card games and indoor games! Pack up the kids and bring back some memories.  Details

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 | noon to 4:00 PM

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Rutherford House, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton

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Regular Admission.

Servus Free Ski Fridays – Friday, Mar 6, 2015 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Edmonton Ski Club

5. Other Family Activities

John Janzen Nature Centre

Kids’ Nature Nook: Monday, Thursday @ 10:30am, Sunday @ 1pm

Animal Encounters & Feedings: Monday and Thursday @ 11:15am Saturday @ 1pm, Sunday @11am

Trail-Ventures : Saturday @ 11am and 2:15pm

Snowshoe Trail Ventures : Sunday @2:15pm

Edmonton Valley ZooVisit Edmonton Zoo this Week.

Turkish Delights @ Muttart Conservatory – Sunday, March 8, 2015 | noon – 4:00 PM

The Muttart Conservatory presents a pyramid opening celebrating all things Turkey! Stop in to see Turkish cultural demonstrations, performances and activities! There will be a wide range of fun activities for all ages to enjoy, so stop in and delight in Turkey!

Free Tour of Government House on Sundays.

Drop in at John Walter Museum on Sundays | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM  – Free

This week at City Hall.

 

6. Royal Alberta Museum Activities

There are countless public programs aimed at children, so if you’re looking for something to do with your children during weekdays & weekends , the Museum is the perfect destination! From Story Time Club, to Animal Buddies, the Museum has great activities for kids.

Go for Solar observing at U of A Astronomical Observatory on Thursdays | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.  In the evening, join for the public lecture at 08:00 PM and view the variety of star clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies, as well as the Moon when it is visible through the telescopes (until 09:00 PM).  Free event. This Week (March 5) – Night Sky Astrophotography.

7.  Telus World of Science

Imax theatre : show times

March: March Mathness Details

Each weekend there will be a different math-tacular focus: Each Saturday, Sunday & holiday throughout February  | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ ESSO Skywalk

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – Exhibition on now at the museum. – Details

 

8. Family Movies

Have fun with the whole family and watch a movie for $2.99 on Saturday mornings at 11am. See link for shows and participating theatres.  Details

The Book Of Life on Mar 7

How To Train Your Dragon 2 3D on Mar 14

Fantastic Mr. Fox on Mar 21

Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema:  Details

 2:00 PM Shows – Free for kids under 12.

Muppets Take Manhattan on Mar 7 @ 2:00 PM

Song of the Sea on Mar 13 & 16 @ 7:00 PM; Mar 14 @ 2:00 PM; Mar 14 & 17 @ 9:15:00 PM

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya on  Mar 21 @ 2:00 PM & Mar 22 @ 6:45 PM

 

9. Free activities: local library

Edmonton Public library offers plenty of free drop in activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends : Details and link for registration.

Strathcona County Library – Here

Spruce Grove Public Library – Here

St. Albert Public Library – Here Spring book sale at St. Albert Place Lobby – Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8, 2015.

 

10.  Drop – in Programs

Edmonton Recreation : There is always something you can do as family with the advantage of not having to plan early or register. Check these links below.

a. Public Skating (free of charge) – When & Where

b. Drop – in Swim – When & Where

c. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where

St Albert – Servus Place – Drop in Schedule

Starthcona CountyDrop in Programs 

Activities by Edmonton Recreation

There are many affordable, high-quality inclusive programs, camps and activities throughout the year for all ages and abilities including Toddler time, puppet show, story time and more! Spend time exploring the river valley, trying a new sport, discovering your creative side and experiencing the outdoors. – See the link for details and register.

Kids Yoga at Purity Health and Wellness, Edmonton – Drop in on Fridays

II. Adult/ Youth Events

1. Live Music

See Live Music in Edmonton for more details.

pavloAna Vidovic  @ Muttart Hall.

Michael Musillami Trio & Celsius Quartet, @Yardbird Suite,

 The Troubadours @ Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre

Pavlo  @ Festival Place;  Shelly Dubois @ Shell Theatre

The Mikado In Concert @ McDougall United Church

 Infinitus @ Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts

Annual Spring Concert & Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto @ Winspear Centre

 kennedyVaughan String Quartet @ Don’s Piano Showroom

Bobby Cameron @ Queen Alexandra Community Hall

 Mickey Gilley In Concert @ Shoctor Theatre

Jazz Choir and Jazz Combo Concert @ John L. Haar Theatre

 Canadian Connections III @ All Saints’ Cathedral.

Twin Kennedy CD Release Concert on March 7 @ Giovanni Music Theatre

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2. Performing Arts

Events this weekend include

Sylvain ÉmardSylvain Emard Danse @ Timms Centre for the Arts

Artists Emerge National Hip Hop Competition @ Westbury Theatre

Dido and Aeneas, the Opera @ Concordia University College

Jim Jeffries @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium

mothersWaiting for the Parade @ Kinsmen Club of St Albert

The Mothers @ Alberta Avenue Community Centre

Fiddler on the Roof @ Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Summer of My Amazing Luck @ Varscona Backstage Theatre

Vigilante @ Maclab Theatre

The 11 O’Clock Number @ Varscona Theatre,10329 83 Ave, Edmonton

See Performing Arts in February article for more details.

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3. SkirtsAFire HerArts Festival

SkirtsAFire creates a platform for women’s stories presented in theatre, music, dance, visual art, comedy and spoken word. Artists and audience come together to share in these powerful, moving, insightful and entertaining performances and exhibitions.​​​ skirtsafireDetails

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March 5 – 8, 2015

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Venues in and around 118th Ave, Edmonton

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By donation / Free

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Total Spirit Championships

Now in its 13th year, the Alberta Cheerleading Association Total Spirit Championships brings together approximately 200 cheer teams of various levels, ages and divisions from across Western Canada. Details

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Friday, March 6, 2015 to Sunday, March 8, 2015

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Ice Palace (Level One, Phase II), WEM

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Free

 

2. Edmonton Oil Kings

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vs. Regina Pats – Friday, March 06, 2015 | 07:00 PM
vs. Calgary Hitmen – Saturday, March 07, 2015| 07:00 PM

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Rexall Place, Edmonton

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University of Alberta – Golden Bears & Pandas Home Games - Schedule

3. Edmonton Rush

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vs. Calgary Roughnecks- Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 02:00 PM

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Rexall Place, Edmonton

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4. Dieter Knobloch Memorial Tourney

Adult Soccer Tournament – in honor of  one of the initial founders of St. Albert Soccer Association. Details

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March 6 – 8, 2015

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Servus Credit Union Place, 400 Campbell Road, St. Albert

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Free

IV. Exhibitions & Other Events

1. Edmonton’s International Beerfest

Liquor Depot Canada Presents – Edmonton’s 9th Annual International Beer Festival. Beerfest takes over 60,000 sq feet of space in Edmonton’s premier conference destination. With over 200 beers available for tasting, a whole new line-up of entertainment, and Edmonton’s most popular and best beer serving establishments represented; this year is shaping up to be a blast.beerfest Beer Festival.

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Friday , March 6th , 2015 | 4PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 | 4PM – 10:00PM

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Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton

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 $19.00 & up.

 

2. Zahra Al-Harazi

International Women’s Day Featuring Zahra Al-Harazi  – Among Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, few have traveled a route with more obstacles overcome than Zahra Al-Harazi. Sharing her no-holds-barred attitude and passion for success, Zahra discusses her unique approach to entrepreneurship and leadership, as well as her personal experience as a pioneering woman and immigrant in the business world. Al-Harazi

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Friday, March 6, 2015 | 05:30 PM

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Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park.

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 $65.00

 

3. Cirque Du N.O.A – Night of the Artists

The 2015 Night of Artists weekend festival will be a true smorgasbord for the senses and a circus of the arts like no other! Three days of astounding visual art from all over Alberta on display and for sale by some of the finest artists in the province. Not to mention galas and daytime festivities full of stunning costumes, choirs, opera, gypsy jazz, country, folk, blues etc. Something for everyone to enjoy! Details

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Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2015

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Moonflower Ball Room, The St. Albert Enjoy Centre

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$5.00 – $35.00
Ticket price varies with Gala, Show & exhibition.

 

4. Edmonton Golf Show

Bring the whole family to the PGA of Alberta Golf Show. Whether you’re looking to buy a membership, find somewhere new to play, book a vacation, or pick up your free Kidz Zone giveaway, there is something for every member of the family!  PGA of Canada Professionals will be running FREE junior clinics all day Sunday for kids of all ages. Details

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

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Hall H – Edmonton Expo Centre.

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General:(13 & Up): $10.00; Seniors (65+): $8.00; Children (12 & Under): FREE
See the above link for $2.00 off coupon & Family Sunday (2 adults get in for $15) coupons.

 

5. Coin Show and Sale

Canada’s largest coin show and sales event. Offering something for every collecting need: Canada, US, World, modern, medieval, ancient coins, paper money, tokens, medals, bullion and collecting supplies.Also on site for time piece enthusiasts – the Edmonton Watch Club.  Details

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM –04:30 PM

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Radisson Hotel, 4520 – 76 Avenue Edmonton Alberta

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$5 at door;  16 & under -free.

 

6. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

WPY-RAMExperience the beauty, fragility, and array of life on our planet through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum.

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November 28, 2014 – April 12, 2015 | 09:00 – 05:00 PM

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Royal Alberta Museum

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Regular Admission

 

7. AGA Exhibitions

Exhibitions 

The Clock: Christian Marclay | February 13–April 12, 2015

Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art | January 24–May 3, 2015

BMO World of Creativity: World of Boo | July 27–April 16, 2015

Tyler Los-Jones: A Panorama Protects its View | January 23–January 31, 2016

 

8. U of A Museums Exhibitions

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Charles Stankievech: The Soniferous Æther of The Land Beyond The Land Beyond | January 22 – March 21, 2015 @ Enterprise Square Galleries, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

10-minute, 35-mm film installation, created during a residency at Canadian Forces Station Alert, a military spy outpost and the northernmost settlement on Earth. Stankievech’s documents the station—built in 1956 to intercept Russian radio communications and aid Cold War efforts—and the surrounding landscape shrouded by the intense darkness of a polar winter.

Lois Hole: The Queen of Hugs | October 23, 2014 – March 22, 2015 @ Human Ecology Building Gallery, Main Floor, 116 Street and 89 Avenue, University of Alberta, Edmonton

From the Clothing and Textiles Collection, Lois Hole: The Queen of Hugs is an exhibition dedicated to the life and legacy of Lois Hole (January 30, 1929 – January 6, 2005), a Canadian politician, academician, and entrepreneur. Well recognized for her roles as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and Chancellor of the University of Alberta, she was also known and loved for her warm personality. Items of her clothing, jewellery, and photographs enrich visitors’ experiences and help to create a personal connection with the memory of the Queen of Hugs.

Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art | January 24 – May 3, 2015 @ Enterprise Square Galleries, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

Future Station is an examination of the creative practices at work with Alberta artists. The title is derived from an abandoned transit platform located under Edmonton’s civic centre. It is both a physical and allegorical place of transition and stasis: part urban mythology and part monument to the banality of dormant infrastructure.

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Free / Donation

 

9. Multicultural Heritage Centre Exhibitions

@ Multicultural Heritage Centre , 5411 – 51 Street, Stony Plain

Maria Madacky Reverie :  February 12th to March 18th, 2015 – Details

 

 

V. Dinner Theatre/Music Events

1. Fort Edmonton Park - Events

Sunday Brunch – Gather your clan for Sunday Brunch at Johnson’s Cafe at the historic Hotel Selkirk in Fort Edmonton Park. Enjoy a scrumptious meal then take a stroll around the park.

Book – Easter Sunday Brunch – Details

2. The Hat - Events

3. River Cree Resort & Casino - Events

4. Jubilations Dinner Theatre - EventsOh Boy, Buddy Holly!: February 7 – April 12, 2015

5. The Red Piano - Events

6. Blues on Whyte - Events

7. The Comic Strip - Events

8. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events : Don’t Dress for Dinner: February 10 – April 5, 2015

9. The Comedy Factory - Events

 

VI. Shopping Promotions & Related events 

1. Old Strathacona - Events

2. West Edmonton Mall - Events & Promotions

3. Edmonton City Centre – Sales and Events

4. Kings way mall – Events

5. South Gate Centre – Events

6. Sherwood Park Mall – Events

7. Millwoods Town Centre – Events

8. Northgate Centre – Events

9. Londonderry Mall – Events

 

2. French Quarter Farmers Market

A boutique Farmers Market. Come discover quality local vendors, with gourmet/artisan foods available for you and your family’s pleasure & health! Fun for the entire family. Details

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Every Sunday from 12 :00 PM to 4 :00 PM (ongoing throughout the year – Rain or Shine)

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La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury [91 street], Edmonton

 

 

3. City Market Downtown

City Market Downtown

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Saturdays | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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City Hall, Edmonton

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Things to do this weekend in Edmonton: March 6 – 8, 2015 4.83/5 (96.67%) 24 votes

18 Comments

  1. Abeer Altaei
    Abeer Altaei

    good website plz write more information
    thanks

    April 20, 2014 at 2:04 AM Reply
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    Deals

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    May 26, 2014 at 8:29 AM Reply
  3. Randy Gargus
    Randy Gargus

    First time on site, very impressed with the amount of information

    October 4, 2014 at 11:28 AM Reply
  4. Melissa
    Melissa

    I find myself reading this site nearly weekly. It is very informative and always updated well in advance of the weekend!

    October 6, 2014 at 5:09 PM Reply
  5. New to Town
    New to Town

    I’m new to town and so happy I found this site! Please keep it up!

    November 5, 2014 at 7:55 AM Reply
  6. Love this website! I have added it to my favorites :)

    November 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM Reply
  7. Tracy
    Tracy

    So basically nothing happens in Edmonton. So disappointed with this “city”.

    November 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM Reply
    1. Tara Simon
      Tara Simon

      Your comment made me do a bit of research.
      1. I compared tourist attractions in Calgary listed in this site – http://www.todocanada.ca/things-to-do-incalgary/ to that in ours – http://www.todocanada.ca/Things+to+do+Attractions+in+Edmonton/. If you see objectively, there is nothing more in Calgary, that is not there in Edmonton.

      2. I did the same with weekend activities – compared Toronto activities with Edmonton. I believe there are enough cultural events & other activities [with respect to the population that Edmonton/capital region has ] to keep the event and activity seekers happy. You should keep in mind that Toronto/GTA has ~7 times the population of our capital region.

      IMHO each place is unique in its own way and grass is always greener on the other side.
      Enjoy your weekend in Edmonton!

      November 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM Reply
      1. Trot escaper
        Trot escaper

        I agree. But the grass only “looks” greener on the other side is what u mean. Nevertheless. Agreed!

        February 19, 2015 at 12:05 AM Reply
    2. Edmonton Resident
      Edmonton Resident

      There are several planes buses always leaving. There are also many places to rent a car if you do not have one to leave.

      January 20, 2015 at 8:05 AM Reply
  8. Javier
    Javier

    Great site, I constantly check it, there is some information here that I cannot find anywhere else. I wish you could include more activities from the U of A, they are always doing something interesting. keep up the good work.

    January 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM Reply
  9. Andy Kuiper
    Andy Kuiper

    I lvisit this site most every weekend – thanks – keep up the good work here :-)

    February 1, 2015 at 10:01 AM Reply
  10. Stephen
    Stephen

    This website is getting more and more thorough every time I visit it. The only things that seem to be missing are some of the more events for the more local scenes. And while it would be pretty hard to cover all of them, having a page or linking to the venues would be a great addition. Things such as open mic nights(ex. Arcadia), live local music(wunderbar), poetry nights(Ex. Tuesdays at Rouge Lounge), Story Slams (3rd wednesday of every month at The Mercury Room) or local comedy nights(Ex. Sunday at Empress) that are going on around the city in the various venues/bars. There is a lot going on and having a compilation of all of them would be very useful. Not that there isn’t already enough stuff on here to fill up every night of the week.

    February 3, 2015 at 3:03 PM Reply
    1. todocanada
      todocanada

      Thank you for taking time to comment. As you rightly said, one of the reasons for not adding local scene is that there are so many events. We are compiling an article on ‘an evening in Edmonton’ which will include links to local event scene in addition to activities from a tourism perspective.
      All suggestions are welcome.

      February 3, 2015 at 7:09 PM Reply
  11. Bev
    Bev

    Great website. Definitely will be advising my teens to visit here.

    February 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM Reply
  12. Alberto Garcia
    Alberto Garcia

    Great site and very informative!

    February 28, 2015 at 4:43 AM Reply
  13. Heather
    Heather

    I love this list very much. Missing an Art show I found at the Enjoy Centre
    http://www.nightofartists.com/#!201213_shows/cihc

    March 2, 2015 at 9:51 AM Reply
  14. Martin
    Martin

    awesome webpage! Lots of events. Only boring people can say there is nothing to do in Edmonton. There is always something going on here :D

    March 2, 2015 at 11:02 PM Reply

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