Things to Do this Weekend in Edmonton

The following article is for the weekend of July 8 – 10, 2016. For Canada Day long weekend – July 1 – 3, 2016, see Canada Day in Edmonton.

Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton

Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10, 2016

A digest of What’s On in and around Edmonton during this weekend including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events.
Check road conditions, before you go- Here
City of Edmonton Road Closures (if any) – Here

More To Do


Day Trips: Calgary Stampede @ Calgary (If you can reach Stampede grounds well before 09:00 a.m on Sunday, July 10 – you will receive free admission + breakfast (breakfast for first 20,000 guests) and admission to the morning show in the Grandstand from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Also Free Admission for Kids under 12 and accompanying adults on July 13 before 9:00 a.m.

I. Family Events & Activities

1. International Street Performers Festival 

Street Performers

The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival has been bringing a smile to the face of Edmonton for over 30 years…bringing the world’s best street acts to Churchill Square each summer.  Enjoy ten days in a downtown square filled with acrobats, jugglers, unicyclists, musicians, clowns and magicians! Details


July 8 – 17, 2016 | 11:30 AM –11:00 PM


Sir Winston Churchill Square at 99 Street and 102 A Avenue, Edmonton



Donations appreciated.


2. Family Fishing

Albertans and visitors are invited to give fishing a try on water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). Keep in mind that fishing regulations still apply.  Details


July 9 & 10, 2016


Alberta Waters




3. Celtic Gathering Weekend

Discover Celtic culture to the fullest and join the biggest annual Celtic get-together in the province. Watch traditional dancing, piping and drumming competitions. Find out what the Heavy Games are all about and be entertained as cabers are tossed and hammers thrown.  Details


July 9 & 10, 2016


Fort Edmonton Park


Regular Admission


4. Laser Shows Summer 2016

laser shows this summer will include: Laser Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laser AC/DC vs. Guns N’ Roses, Laser U2 and others.  Details


 July 1 – September 4, 2016
Friday and Saturday night at 8:15 PM and 9:30 PM


Telus World of Science, Edmonton


$12 for 1 Laser Show
$18 for 2 Laser Show, same night.


5. Free Summer Activities

We (todoCanada) have compiled a list of free places to visit  and things to do during every day of summer. Check out the list – from Family Nature Nights @ Edmonton Parks to Movies on the Square in August, there are plenty of free fun family stuff to do in and around Edmonton! Details




In and around Edmonton




6. Other Family Activities

1. Muttart Conservatory: Feature Pyramid – Jurassic Journey
Enter a lost world in the feature pyramid at the Muttart Conservatory. The prehistoric plants featured in this show will be surrounded by dinosaurs and other wonderful creatures. (July 9 – Aug 28). Details

Event:  Prehistoric Pyramids

Did you know that present-day plants such as ferns and cycads were around when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Unlike the dinosaurs, these plants survived extinction and still look much the way they did long ago. Come see these plants at the opening of our feature pyramid display, Jurassic Journey. – Sunday July 10, 2016 | noon-4:00 PM @ Muttart Conservatory

2. John Janzen Nature Centre

Family friendly programs daily. – Details

3. Visit Edmonton Zoo this Week. – Edmonton Valley Zoo

Event – Save Our Sea Ice Day! – Did you know that the Edmonton Valley Zoo is an ambassador for Polar Bears International? Together we are fighting against climate change, helping to keep our arctic friends from losing their homes! Arctic crafts, science experiments, and other activities are sure to keep you busy. Learn how you, too, can be an ambassador for Saving Our Sea Ice!

on Sunday, July 10, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM
4. Government House: Free Tour of Government House on Sundays.

5. City Hall – This week at City Hall/ Summer in the Square;

6. Visit John Walter Museum on Weekends – Free (1:00 PM – 04:00 PM)


7. Family Movies

1. Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details Free for kids under 12.

Shrek – Jul 9 @ 2pm; Jul 23 @ 2pm; Jul 30 @ 2pm

2. Cineplex Family Favourites: Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. Details

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure on July 2

Seasame Street: Follow the Bird on July 9

Odd Squad on July 16

3. Telus World of Science

Imax theatre : Shows


8. 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


9. 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. Drop – in Swim – When & Where

b. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where

c. Outdoor Pools & Spray Parks: When & Where

St AlbertDrop in Schedule
Woodlands Water Play Park – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Strathcona 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.

More To Do

II. Adult/ Youth Events

1. Derina Harvey Band

Celtic Gathering Kick off Concert Featuring the Derina Harvey Band. Enjoy a rockin’ good time with this five-piece high-energy Celtic-rock group. Listen to a fresh take on traditional tunes layered with a rock guitar, dizzying fiddle motifs, and topped by front-woman Derina’s powerful voice. Details


Friday, July 8, 2016 | 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM


Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park




Blink 182 on  Saturday, July 9, 2016 | 07:30 PM @ Rexall Place, Edmonton

Kiss – Freedom To Rock Tour on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 07:30 PM @ Rexall Place, Edmonton

Huey Lewis and the News on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 07:30 PM River Cree Resort & Casino, Enoch

2. Performing Arts & Theatre

Performing Arts & Theatre in Edmonton

1. Paul Morrissey: Paul Morrissey will be performing at Rick Bronson’s The Comic Strip. You’ve seen him on Open Mic Fight, Real Men of Comedy and on HBO’s Comedy Festival! Details

July 6th-10th @ Rick Bronson’s The Comic Strip, WEM | $16.50 – $24.95

2. Chess: At the height of the Cold War, two great chess masters – an American and a Russian – meet to battle for the world championship. Caught in the middle is one woman. More than a game, more than a love story – it’s the story where sacrificing pawns to win the game might just lose you the match.

July 6-16, 2016 @ Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Ave, Edmonton | $17.75 – $21.75


3. YEG Waffle Jam

WAFFLES … and a LIVE MUSIC CONCERT! Songkraft Singers with full band. The evening features music, including songs by Adele, A. Keys, Beyoncé, M. Cyrus, A. Winehouse, C. Perri, T. Amos, Blue Suede, Marley, Morrison, Cat Stevens, Elvis and Ella. Two fresh Belgian waffles, fruit, sausages, maple syrup, whipped cream and coffee or tea.  Details


Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM


Memorial Hall, Robertson-Wesley United Church
10209 – 123 Street, Edmonton




4. Gibson Block

Storm Force Studio presents a charity concert of live performances from Edmonton local bands; The Gibson Block, Desperado Pilots and Mosaic. This event supports The Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities, to help make the City of Edmonton a safe and supportive place for children and young adults.  Details


Saturday, July 9 | 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM


Brixx Bar & Grill
10030 102 St NW, Edmonton


$10 – $15


5. Seven Music Fest

2016 Juno Award Winning “Group of the Year” Walk Off The Earth to headline Seven Music Fest, July 9th at St. Albert’s Seven Hills. And as if one Juno Award winner wasn’t enough, Dear Rouge, recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Group of the Year will be featured in the Seven line-up that includes the 2015 Juno Winner the Bros. Landreth, 2016 Juno nominee The Elwins, Leeroy Stagger, Eyes on Ivan and the Carolines.  Details


Saturday, July 09, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Mission Hill, St Albert


$29 – $80


6. Calum Graham Live

A very special performance by acclaimed musician Calum Graham, promises to be a truly unique and memorable experience. In celebration of the release of his latest CD, Tabula Rasa, Calum will perform a brilliant acoustic set of the album on the planetarium stage, accompanied by original laser and digital art projections on the full dome screen.  Details


Saturday, July 9, 2016 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Telus World of Science, Edmonton


$25 in advance, $30 at the door.


7. Freewill Shakespeare Festival

Enjoy professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare. Details


June 21st – July 17th, 2016


Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, Edmonton


 $30 for Adults and $20 for Students/Seniors 60+.

Children under 10 are free.

Tuesday nights and Saturday matinees are Pay-What-You-Will.

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Edmonton Prospectus


 vs Medicine Hat – July 8, 2016 | 07:00 PM
vs Lethbridge – July 9 | 07:00 PM  & July 10 | 02:00 PM


Edmonton Ballpark – Telus Field



2. Edmonton Eskimos


vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
Friday, July 08, 2016 | 8:00 PM


Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton



3. FC Edmonton 


vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sunday, 10 July 2016 | 02:00 PM


Clarke Stadium, Edmonton



4. The Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament

The tournament showcases elite 10 year old hockey players from across North America over 7 exciting days, culminating on Sunday, June 10 with a battle for the Brick Cup. Come watch the best hockey you can find in July! Details


July 4 – 10, 2016


West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace
8882 170 Street NW




5. Edmonton Lawn Summer Nights

Lawn Summer Nights supports Cystic Fibrosis so all proceeds from the event go to the cause. We are looking for teams of four to join us on Thursday evenings in July for lawn bowling, drinks, food and just an all around good time. Details


Thursday evenings in July (7, 14, 21, 28)


 Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club – 11420 139 St NW, Edmonton


Spectator – Free


6. Rio Olympic & Paralympic Selection Trials

The best of Canada will descend on Edmonton as they compete for the prestigious honour of being crowned Canadian champion as well as a place on the Canadian National Team for the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships. Details


July 7 – 10, 2016


Foote Field, 11601 68 Avenue




7. Edmonton Grads International Classic

Basketball. China vs. Canada – The three-game series will see the Senior Women’s National Team (SWNT) – ranked 9th in the world – square-off against the 8th-ranked Chinese squad.  Details


July 9 – 11, 2016


Saville Community Sports Centre


$8 – $15


8.  Thoroughbred Racing

Live thoroughbred racing. Details

Fridays | 06:30 PM
Saturdays | 01:00 PM


Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino
7410 Borden Park Road NW Edmonton



IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Sand on Whyte

 Sand carving is a performance art, much like ice carving. Professional sand carving artists, Delayne Corbett, Wilfred Stijger and Edith van de Wetering, and a group of novice sand carvers are creating amazing sand carvings in Old Strathcona this summer.  Details


July 1 – 10, 2016 |  10:00 AM -10:00 PM


CP Rail land in the northeast corner of Whyte Avenue and Gateway Blvd, Edmonton.


By Donation


2. Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton

The Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton is focused on the celebration of the history of the many cultures found in the Edmonton area and the heritage events that have enriched our community. Visitors can enjoy a variety of events, such as celebrating community milestones; exploring museums, archives and historic sites; and participating in bus or walking tours of gardens, natural areas, cemeteries and neighbourhoods. Details


July 3 – 10, 2016


Multiple Venues,  Edmonton




3. Whyte Avenue Art Walk

Cultural explorers are invited to see art-making in action on streets of Old Strathcona. Over 450 visual artists will bring their art supplies and art works out into the streets. Together they create an outdoor studio and gallery spanning several blocks. The Whyte Avenue Art Walk reveals Alberta’s hidden talent and provides an opportunity for patrons to curate their own art collection from many undiscovered masters.   Details


July 8 – 10, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM


Along Whyte Avenue (82 Ave) from 101 Street to 108 St.Old Strathcona




4. #BestYEG_Artists

The Alberta Society of Artists is excited to announce its latest exhibition! #BestYEG_Artists, featuring some of the very best of Edmonton! Highlighting the works of Aniko Vida, Betty Dean, Holly Dyrland, Iva Janiga, and Yu Chen Tseng, #BestYEG_Artists is an open-themed exhibit focusing on the work of ASA Associates and non-members exclusively from the Edmonton area.   Details


July 5 – 16, 2016 

opening reception: July 5th, 2016 at 7:00 PM


Walterdale Theatre Associates, 10322 – 83rd Avenue NW




5. Retro Day at The Park

Classic rides and great music will bring you back to the past at Retro Day! This afternoon out on Edmonton’s biggest party patio will feature a classic car show, contests, a chance to win trips to Las Vegas & Laughlin and more! Details


Saurday, July 9, 2016  | 1:00 PM – 05:00 PM


Northlands Racetrack & Casino, Edmonton




6. Mainstreet Cruisers Charity Car Show

23rd Annual Charity Car show & Shine. Details


Sunday, July 10, 2016  | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM


SW corner Mill Woods Town Centre
2331-66th St, Edmonton




7. Annual Garden Tour

16th Annual Strathcona County Garden Tour, organized by the Friends of Strathcona County Library. Pack a hat and hop in the car for a day of fresh air and sunshine, on this self-guided tour that will take you to ten of the most beautiful gardens in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona CountyDetails


Sunday, July 10, 2016  | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM


Strathcona County


 $12 per person


7. Upcoming Walks & Tours

1. St Albert’s downtown Art Walk: Stroll the Perron District as it transforms into an outdoor studio and gallery—a place to enjoy, view and buy local art to suit all tastes and budgets. Details


Thursdays, July 7, August 4, Sept 1 | 06:00 PM @ Perron District, St Albert

2. Historic Walking Tours – St Albert: Historic Walking Tours of St Albert’s past and discover what makes our city unique! Walking tours run throughout the summer St Albert’s riverside, historic downtown, and Mission Hill. Details


June 23 – Downtown; July 7 – Riverside; July 21 – Downtown; July 27 – Mission Hill
August 11 – Riverside; August 17 – Mission Hill; August 25 – Downtown
September 8 – Riverside | Starts at 6:30 PM @ Little White School (2 Madonna Drive)

3. Mural Tours Stony Plain: Experience the Town with the Painted Past as you discover Stony Plain’s renowned murals, historic sites, legendary characters and the unforgettable stories behind them that make up history. Details


Horse and Wagon Tours- June 25, July 9, 23, August 6 & 23 | call the Multicultural Heritage Centre at 780-963-2777 Or email [email protected]


4. Edmonton Downtown Tours: Every summer you can discover Downtown’s colourful history, must-see landmarks and outstanding architecture on a free, guided walking tours with the Core Crew! Details


Tours will run from June 16 through August 19, 2016
Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs | 01:00 PM and Fridays at 10:00 PM @ Tours start at the pocket-park next to “Evoolution” on 104st and Jasper Avenue.


8. International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The exhibition brings Sherlock Holmes to life as never before as you step into Conan Doyle’s Victorian London and work side-by-side with his legendary detective. Inside the exhibition, you will become Holmes’ eyes and ears as he tackles a baffling new case in a world steeped in innovation and experimentation. Along the way you’ll see a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes. Details


March 25, 2016 to September 5, 2016


TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, 11211 142 Street, Edmonton


$19.95 – $122.25 (family)


V. Dinner Theatre/Music Events

1. River Cree Resort & Casino – Events
2. Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Events
3. Blues on Whyte – Events
4. The Comic Strip – Events
5. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events
6. The Comedy Factory – Events
7. Mercury Room – Events
8. Elk Island Dinners: Dinner is served high on a knoll overlooking the lake at Elk Island National Park; the perfect view for sunset and the stars. –  July 9, July 30, August 20, September 10, 6:30 PM | $150 pp


Latitude 53 Summer Patio Series: Unwind in the sunshine every Thursday 5-9pm June 16- August 25 on our Patio! Featuring the best in local music, signature drinks, and cuisine– all under the back drop of Contemporary Visual Art. 5-9 pm every Thursday from June 16- August 25 @ Latitude 53, 10242- 106 Street, Edmonton
Sherlock Holmes Exhibition Adult Access Nights: Join us every Thursday after 5:00pm as access to the exhibit is restricted to adults. We are open late and it is the perfect destination for a night out without the kids!
Adult Access Nights are every 5:00 PM. to 10:00 PM. Thursday night, until October 5, 2016 @ TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, 11211 142 Street
Date Nights @ Devonian Botanic Gardens – Thursdays, June 2 – August 25, 2016 | 6:00 PM till dusk. Admission until 8:30 PM. Open until dusk. Various themed activities throughout the season – free with regular admission. Food and beverage are extra.
The Dating Game @ On The Rocks
Do you remember the 70’s version of the Dating Game? Well you can join us for a fun version with our host Marko Slaney in for Sterling Scott with PRIZES and lots of LAUGHS!
Sunday, July 10, 2016 | 7:30 PM ~ 09:30 PM @  On the Rocks Edmonton

 VI.Markets, & Related events

1. Night Market Edmonton

Join us Fridays in our outdoor cafe style public market, located on Jasper Avenue and 105 Street. Upcycling, Vintage, Clothing, Accessories, Desserts, Jewelry, Candy, Artists, novelties & more! Details


Every Friday night, from May 20 to August | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Night Market Edmonton – 10440 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton




2. City Market on 104th

Farm-fresh produce, locally raised meats, ready to eat meals. Bread, fruit wines, sweet treats . Handcrafted jewellery, local art, one-of-a-kind clothing. Home decor, cut flowers and bedding plants in season. Fresh & local year-round! Details


Saturdays, May 21 – October 8, 2016 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM


104th Street, Edmonton




3. Shopping Promotions

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
10. Edmonton Area Farmers Markets – Details

Please verify all details before travelling.

Things to Do this Weekend in Edmonton
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  • : 3

    1. Abeer Altaei

      good website plz write more information

      April 20, 2014 at 2:04 AM
      1. mike

        I think they cant really put more info as everything is mention here … you need to google it if you need more I guess

        August 22, 2015 at 5:39 PM
        1. Ian

          I think it is cultural. I find when Asians say ” Please write more”, they are complimenting. When North Americans say it, it is being demanding. Same words, different message. I find this stuff interesting. But both of you are correct. Nice website.

          September 19, 2015 at 7:25 PM
          1. Lindsay

            Great website!!! Thank you!

            September 26, 2015 at 10:46 AM
    2. Deals

      Groupon deals for Edmonton Queen, Ed’s Rec Room, Leduc Energy Discovery Centre.

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

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

      October 4, 2014 at 11:28 AM
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. Jacquie Dawkins

      Love this website! I have added it to my favorites 🙂

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

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

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

        Your comment made me do a bit of research.
        1. I compared tourist attractions in Calgary listed in this site – to that in ours – 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
        1. 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
        2. Dustin

          Well said.

          May 15, 2015 at 1:26 PM
      2. 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
      3. Nick


        May 3, 2015 at 4:13 PM
      4. Tina

        Maybe you shouldn’t be so picky then! Free events, cool educational events, concerts… even if you don’t have kids… TONS of stuff to do here

        September 25, 2015 at 12:27 PM
      5. Kat

        Leave then

        November 22, 2015 at 2:01 PM
    8. 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
    9. Andy Kuiper

      I lvisit this site most every weekend – thanks – keep up the good work here 🙂

      February 1, 2015 at 10:01 AM
    10. 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
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        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
        1. Debby

          I can’t thank you enough for what your website offers in a fabulous and thorough overview of events categorized perfectly, in a very user friendly way. I have been looking for something like this for years!! I now rely on this site to know ‘what’s on’ and it has served me well ? Outstanding website!!! Thank you!!!

          October 1, 2015 at 11:54 PM
    11. Bev

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

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

      Great site and very informative!

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

      I love this list very much. Missing an Art show I found at the Enjoy Centre!201213_shows/cihc

      March 2, 2015 at 9:51 AM
    14. 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 😀

      March 2, 2015 at 11:02 PM
      1. Gerald

        Only people from small towns would say Edmonton has a lot to do. Restaurants are expensive while chained restaurants and fast food dominate the market. Grocery is expensive. Anybody from big cities are used to the many free and big events (not those that only a hundred ppl show up), whereas here every even small event costs a fortune. Shopping is limited to the big box stores at South Commons and WEM which is really the same old stores you can find across Canada. Whyte Av is a joke when compared to Robson or even Main in Vancouver or Yonge or Queen in Toronto. Yes I’m gonna be told to go back if I don’t like it here (I wish), but to suggest there is a lot going on that you can just walk into like you can in a real big city is just absurd.

        March 24, 2015 at 11:54 PM
        1. David

          Well… Try to make some lemonade out of lemons. Complaining about the city and never getting out and doing something about it will never bring about the change you may desire. Maybe try getting involved with an event / initiative / festival / etc. and you may find out that you can have a lot of fun in Edmonton. Life is too short not to take a stride down the “path not taken”.

          August 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM
    15. VL

      Just found this website. I think it’s awesome. I have lived here 15 years and now I have found even more things to explore.

      March 8, 2015 at 9:10 AM
    16. Lisa

      This site is great! Covers every type of activity you could want to do in Edmonton! Thanks so much:) Me and my family do a much broader variety of activities since finding your website.

      March 20, 2015 at 3:51 PM
    17. laurie

      Ok on the main page it says FREE ON EASTER WEEKEND but when you go to each tjing it shows a price so what is it??

      March 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM
    18. Blade

      Ughh please dont make edmonton sound like it has alot to do….majority of this shit here is boring family crap…for hillbillies and farmers….where is anything cool and hip to bring out single young people? ?

      August 15, 2015 at 12:49 PM
      1. Tyler

        Try a meet up group. There is something for all interests. Edmonton has a ton of things to do. Cool and hip young people are not looking on todoCanada for fun. They are usually connected through friends and word of mouth. Unless you have no friends, then sorry, cannot help you there..I have a family.

        August 22, 2015 at 1:31 PM
    19. Guest

      Wow! Your site is very informative! It has more events and details in an easy to find format then any other site I have used. I have lived in Edmonton for quite awhile and didn’t even know about some of the attractions!
      Just wondering if you can add more for things to do during the week? We are always trying to find new and interesting things to do with the kids!!

      August 31, 2015 at 11:43 AM
    20. Louise

      Excellent site! Keep up the great work. After reading the comments I see the old ” you can keep some of the people happy some of the time” people if your not happy with what’s going on…. Change it! Oh and Edmonton does not have the same number of people as TO and Van we are a different place different province and no one can make you happy but you.

      September 12, 2015 at 9:53 AM
    21. Rosie

      This site is very informative and varied. I visit weekly to find things for my family to do. We are from Toronto and considering the population difference and the high volume of young families, we have no complaints with Edmonton’s offerings. Thanks for compiling such a useful resource! There is always a way to find joy, but you have to be willing to look!

      September 21, 2015 at 9:32 PM
    22. Tim Zadel

      Caught part of a tv commercial for an all-night contemporary art festival in Edmonton this weekend, but several searches turn up nothing about it. Too bad, we’re up in the mountains trying to decide whether to come down to Edmonton or Calgary for a few days, guess we’ll go to Calgary. It would still be nice to get info if this is a regular event because we might be in the area next year.

      September 23, 2015 at 3:50 PM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        Nuit Blanche –

        September 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM
    23. Grace

      This website is great! I found this in summer time this year, even if I have lived here for 4 years! The info is very helpful to immigrants to have fun here and enjoy the life in Edmonton.

      September 25, 2015 at 3:15 PM
    24. Sasha

      As my Mother used to say, “Show me a bored person and I will show you a boring person.”

      October 2, 2015 at 6:53 AM
    25. Sasha

      Meant to add – great website!

      October 2, 2015 at 6:56 AM
    26. Blake

      For lots of fun and exercise. Where you can meet lots of people. There is salsa nights. Lots of music variety. Plus, you can make it cheap if you choose not to drink. Or if you have money have some drinks and have fun!
      Lots of beautiful single people!
      Wednesday – Funky Buddha on whyte
      Thursday – On the Rocks – Jasper Ave
      Saturday – Tumbleweeds

      October 4, 2015 at 12:21 AM
    27. edmontonian

      This website is fantastic! There’s so many things I’ve found going on in my city that I would not have known about had it not been for this website.
      Keep up the great work!!

      October 7, 2015 at 9:13 PM
    28. Jonathon

      Can people send in events/Classes somewhere to be posted here?

      October 21, 2015 at 5:55 PM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        Yes, if it is relevant Edmonton area events.

        October 21, 2015 at 6:19 PM
    29. Jenny

      Awesome site! Just wondering if there’s anywhere to see what’s going on next weekend (aka a week in advance) just for planning purposes? Thanks! 🙂

      November 6, 2015 at 10:21 PM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        1. This article is updated every Sunday night between 08:30 PM – 12:00 AM.
        2. Music and live theatre events are listed in advance.
        3. Christmas / Winter / New Year events – Christmas events in Edmonton
        4. Long weekend activities are listed a month in advance.
        5. You may also check the events calendar.

        November 6, 2015 at 10:48 PM
    30. Guest

      Great site to plan outings with our grandchildren and guests who visit Edmonton. Keep up the good work. Would you be able to add bowling alley sites with times of operation to the list of family activities?

      January 7, 2016 at 10:28 AM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        Thank you! We are working on a list for Edmonton.

        January 7, 2016 at 10:39 AM
    31. Jimmy

      Soo basicilly there ain’t n e thing to do in dis “wonderful city they call Edmonton” so board here I mighta well go back to Barry Ontario .

      January 24, 2016 at 12:50 PM
    32. Rhonda

      Good by Jimmy have fun in Barry Ontario.

      January 29, 2016 at 4:23 PM
    33. Carole

      This is a great website!! Covers all kinds of entertainment options and ideas. Love it!!

      February 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM
    34. CJ

      Great site! A lot of the things I want to go to aren’t accessible to me but I keep checking and occasionally there are things that are time/place accessible.

      I have a good idea though. Why don’t all the people here who say there is nothing to do here all start a little clique. The Whine Experts or something, then you can have your own event listed here. Honestly, they have so much here listed and you’re like spoiled kids who only want cake for breakfast. It doesn’t matter what else you offer (how bout Cornflakes AND $1,000,000?) they say “no…don’t wannit, want cake!”

      February 20, 2016 at 10:29 AM
    35. Jack Murduff

      From Ontario and visiting my son in Thorsby. What a wonderful sit which summarizes everything happening and something we may want to do. In fact we are going to see the Oil Kings play medicine Hat tomorrow night, and of course found on this site.

      March 3, 2016 at 1:39 PM
    36. Yvan

      Great site. Here for the weekend on a layover and if I don’t get out it certainly isn’t because the options are not a available. Appreciate the infom

      March 12, 2016 at 11:38 AM
    37. Olga

      Great web! Based on it, i can plan my weekend and do something interesting and fun with my family.

      March 19, 2016 at 11:54 AM
    38. Hello Itsme

      i know this is a for-profit company, and you have overhead/bills to pay but the ads and pop-ups on here are becoming annoying. How much is too much?

      March 21, 2016 at 12:28 PM
    39. Russ

      I echo Rhonda’s sentiments above Jimmy. Have fun in Ontario. And if you get bored in Barrie, I recommend looking into typing and spelling classes. Failing that, you could at least Google the spelling for your home town. Good luck to you! Feel free to visit again – for the Fringe, Folk Fest, or any other of our world-famous Edmonton events. Just leave the negativity in Barrie please.

      March 31, 2016 at 4:54 PM
    40. Roz

      Relative to other sites, this one is a gold mine. That being said, I’m not interested in most of the things on this site. If I come across events or companies/bars that have special things going on, can I send them your way? What about legions and other specific groups? I’m sure there are others whose interests lie elsewhere and I’d be willing to help expand the options for them.

      April 15, 2016 at 4:42 PM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        Yes, two weeks in advance please!

        April 15, 2016 at 10:39 PM
    41. Ralph

      Good comment Kat! We dont need negative people in our beautiful city!

      May 27, 2016 at 6:12 AM
    42. Ralph

      This is a great website keep up the good work!!

      May 27, 2016 at 6:16 AM

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