Things to Do this Weekend in Edmonton

Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 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.




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I. Family Events & Activities

1. Alberta Culture Days

The weekend offers a startling array of rare-access and hands-on arts and culture activities in hundreds of local communities across Alberta. Activities span indigenous cultural traditions to new media, crafts and music of all forms to culinary and agriculture, literature and spoken word to theatre, film, design and everything in between!  Details

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Friday, September 30  to Sunday, October 02, 2016

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Across Alberta
Free Admission and activities at AGA, Rutherford House and more!

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Free.

 

2. Around the world with Edmonton Opera

As you visit Kingsway Mall to enjoy some Saturday shopping, you will be treated to a taste of opera from around the world! Singers will perform arias in various languages that will delight and entertain, while our photo booth adds a fun element for people of all ages. Our younger audience can get creative and explore various cultures through an arts and crafts table!  Details

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Saturday October 1st, 2016 | 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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 Kingsway Mall, 109 Street & Kingsway
Edmonton

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Free

 

3. Celebrate the First 2000 Days

There are 2000 days between the time a baby is born until they head off to Kindergarten! The First 2000 Days Festival features interactive play experiences for children. There will be professionals from the community available to discuss a variety of early childhood topics including; sleep, nutrition, safety and play. Details

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM

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Ardrossan Recreation Complex
80- 1 Ave, Ardrossan

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Free

 

4. Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games

Toopy and Binoo perfectly blend optimism, imagination, and spontaneity in their quest to find the best game ever. The story unfolds when a toy chest full of mismatched games and puzzles ignites the pair’s imagination. Watch as Toopy and Binoo dance with Xs and Os, wiggle with smiling snakes, and try to outsmart a gang of dancing ladders. Along with tea-partying cats, energetic Dusteroos and a flock of fun-loving sheep, Toopy and Binoo embark on their wackiest and most interactive adventure yet. Details

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Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 1:00 PM

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Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton

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$25.50 – $29.50 + charges

 

5. Halloween Themed Attractions

Halloween in Edmonton

1. Haunted Pumpkin Festival: From shootin’ pumpkins out of a cannon, to screaming through a haunted house, to creeping through a corn maze…in short, this might be the most unusual festival you’ll experience this year!!

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September 24th until October 31, 2016 @ Prairie Gardens, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord

 

2. Deadmonton Haunted House: Haunted House. Recommended 12+

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September 30 – November 5, 2016 @ 10233 Jasper Avenue (Old Paramount Theatre)
Edmonton

 

3. Hospital of Horror: A Virtual Reality Haunted House. 14+. Details

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October 1 – 31, 2016 @ 10010 107A Avenue, Edmonton

 

6. Other Family Activities

1. Muttart Conservatory: Feature Pyramid 

The Muttart Conservatory is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a feature showcasing many weird and wonderful plants and orchids from our collection. (Sept 3 – Oct 2) Details

2. John Janzen Nature Centre

Family friendly programs daily. – Details

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

4. Government House: Free Tour of Government House on Sundays.

5. City Hall – This week at City Hall

6. Free Admission to Art Gallery of Alberta 

Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM and October 1 – 2 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

 

7. Family Movies

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

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

September 24: Pup Star

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. Drop-in Public Skates: When & Where

St AlbertDrop in Schedule

Servus Place’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 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.

II. Adult/ Youth Events

1. Live Music 

Live Music & Concerts




The Lonely: A tribute to the music of Roy Orbison: Friday, September 30, 2016 | 8:00 PM @ Century Casino –  13103 Fort Road, Edmonton |  $31.45 & up

Kongos: Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 7:30 PM @ Union Hall – 99 Street NW, Edmonton | $29.5 + charges

Celtic Fantasy: [email protected] Chamber Concert Society – Friday, September 30, 2016 | 12 PM – 1 PM @ Cité Francophone, 8627 91st Street | Free Details

Lexus Friday Masters Magnificent Mozart on Friday, September 30th, 2016 | 7:30 PM @ Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $29-$79 Details

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings on on Friday, September 30th, 2016 | 7:30 PM @ Festival Place, Sherwood Park | $51 – $61

Barrule on on Friday, September 30th, 2016 | 7:30 PM @ Festival Place, Sherwood Park | $20

MonkeyJunk on Friday, September 30th, 2016 | 7:30 PM @ The Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St Albert | $38

The Louisiana Hayride Show on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 | 07:30 PM @ Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, Spruce Grove | $44

Grant Stewart Trio on Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 8:00 PM @ Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton | $26, plus applicable fees

Krzysztof Jablonski on Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 7:30 PM @ Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 MacDonald Dr, Edmonton | $10

Hatebreed: Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 7:00 PM @ Union Hall – Edmonton | $29.99 Details

Magnificent Mozart: Saturday, October 1st, 2016 | 8 PM @ Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $29-$79 Details

Pro Coro Canada: Stars! Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 2:30 PM @All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 103 Street Northwest, Edmonton | $25 – $30 Details

The Music of David Bowie: October 3 – 4 @ Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $39 & up

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DCX World Tour MMXVI @ Rogers Place on Sept 29, 2016

2. Performing Arts

Upcoming Performing Arts Events

Shadowland by Pilobolus Dance Theater: It’s a dream, it’s a shadow, it’s a spectacle. Alberta Ballet brings you the exhilarating Canadian Premiere of Shadowland from world-renowned Pilobolus Dance Theater.  Details

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September 27 & 28, 2016 @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Ave. NW, Edmonton

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:When a 15-year-old math genius with autism comes under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, he decides to investigate the crime himself and makes some life-changing discoveries.

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September 17 – October 9, 2016 @ Shoctor Theatre  – Citadel Theatre, Edmonton

 

Witness to a Conga: A young man’s fiancée asks “Should we have a conga at our wedding reception?”, thereby igniting a powder-keg of family secrets and a chain of explosive recollections and revelations.

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September 29 – October 15, 2016 @ Varsacona Theatre, Edmonton | $34.00

 

Jim Gaffigan: Part of his 30 city North American tour called Jim Gaffigan: “Fully Dressed”. Details

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Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 7:00 PM @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Ave. NW, Edmonton | $39.5 – $59.5 + charges

 

3. Radical Reels

Huck-it! Drop-it! Get stoked for this year’s presentation of the most outrageous films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival and beyond.  Details

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 7:30 PM

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Arden Theatre – 5 St. Anne St., St Albert

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$20 Adult; $15 Student
+ charges

 

4. Gotta Minute Film Festival

Watch One-Minute Silent Short Films from around the world on an LRT platform screen near you, on big screens at Edmonton Public Libraries, on your lunch hour at Zeidler Hall in the Citadel, and on the Gotta Minute website where you can cast your VOTE for your favourite film. Don’t miss this on-the-go festival in public spaces.  Details

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September 26 – October 2, 2016

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On LRT platforms, at Edmonton Public Libraries, at Ziedler Hall, Edmonton

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Free

 

5. Edmonton Clown Festival

The Edmonton Clown Festival is an exciting, new theatre festival dedicated to all styles of clown. From red-nose clowns to Bouffons to physical-based comedy, there’s sure to be something for everyone. The festival features a headlining show (Deanna Fleysher’s “Butt Kapinski”!), two additional Full-Length shows, one Double-Bill, and two Clown Short Series, and a Cabaret. There will also be a free panel session on the topic “What Is Clown?”, featuring Edmonton’s world-class professional clowns and instructors, to bring awareness of clown styles, and to talk about the clown process. Details

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September 29 to October 2, 2016 (Inaugural year)

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L’UniThéâtre, La Cite Francophone, Edmonton

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$10 – $95

 

6. Edmonton Short Film Festival

The ESFF showcases Alberta filmmakers outside of the “normal” festival market and features diverse projects (newly created or “dusted off” favourites) including: trailers, music videos, web series, commercials, short films. Celebrate independent film and enjoy an evening that includes an entertaining program, live music and food … all for less than the cost of a night at the cinema!  Details

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The Red Carpet Gala –  October 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
FREE Family Fun Film Festival – October 2, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Details

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Royal Alberta Museum Theatre 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton

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Free and ticketed events.

 

7. Edmonton IFF

The Edmonton International Film Festival… international, independent and eye-opening. 

For ten days each autumn, Edmontonians feast on all things cinematic. It’s a veritable buffet of the best new indie filmmaking from around the globe. Our schedule includes 50+ feature-length slots, and 100+ short films programmed into feature-length packages. All films screened at EIFF must be Edmonton premieres.  Details

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September 29 – October 8, 2016

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Films @Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre. 3rd floor, 10200 – 102 Ave, Edmonton
Other events: Multiple venues.

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Single tickets: $15/Everyone

 

8. Opera Brunch – Turandot

Enjoy a hearty and delicious meal accompanied by the cast of Turandot on special performances catered to please. Experience the best of opera in this intimate and unforgettable setting, perfect to build your excitement for the upcoming show!  Details

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Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 11:00 AM

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Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road, Edmonton

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Adult $85.00
Child $35.00

 

9. Dreamspeakers International Film Festival

Dreamspeakers International Film Festival showcases with films and videos along with workshops, panel discussions and dialogues that supports and educates the public about Aboriginal culture, art and heritage. It is a resource for Aboriginal filmmakers, directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, technicians, actors, musicians, storytellers, artists and craftspeople.  Details

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September 23 – 28, 2016

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Various venues, Edmonton

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 Free and ticketed events

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Edmonton Oilers

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vs Calgary Flames – Monday September 26, 2016 | 8:00 PM

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Rogers Place Edmonton

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U of A – Golden Bears & PandasSchedule

2.  FC Edmonton

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vs Indy Eleven on Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 02:00 PM

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Clarke Stadium, Edmonton

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3.  Thoroughbred Racing

Live thoroughbred racing. Details
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Fridays | 06:30 PM
Saturdays | 01:00 PM

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Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino
7410 Borden Park Road NW Edmonton

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Free

 

4.  Runs & Walks

Facey Flyer

5k/10k Details
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Saturday October 1, 2016 | 10:00 A.M @ Sherwood Park

CIBC Run for the Cure Edmonton

1k and 5k! Details
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Sunday, October 2, 2016  @ 1a Kingsway Garden Mall Northwest

 

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Better Living Featuring Tommy Banks

Tommy Banks will talk about the power of music and will perform on a grand piano. This is a fundraiser for the Sturgeon Foundation to support a new capital project for seniors in St. Albert. Details

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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St. Albert Inn & Suites
156 St Albert Trail, St Albert

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$50

Introduction to the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP): Gary Garrison will give a brief talk about AVP, followed by a Q&A, and some short AVP workshop exercises for anyone interested. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 2:30 PM -3:30 PM @ Centennial Room, Stanley Milner Library (Basement Level) | free

2. Chaser Con Canada 2016

Come meet Josh Classen, David Spence and storm chasers from across Alberta! At the event, we discuss weather forecasting techniques, a few of the more significant weather events over the years, challenges in the broadcast and meteorology industries as well as photography techniques and a lot of the citizen science that goes on.Details


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 Friday Sept 30, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday October 1, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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TELUS World of Science – Edmonton

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$42.22 & up.
Children 12 and Under: $10

 

3. Edmonton Oktoberfest




We will be showcasing Oktoberfest brews from Germany and all of Edmonton’s amazing craft brewers.Throughout the night there is live music, including an authentic Oompah band, and great food! Enjoy both traditional and non-traditional fare from some of Edmonton’s favourite restaurants. Details

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Friday September 30, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday October 1, 2016 |  2:00 P M– 9:00 PM

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Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands

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$19 – $30

 

4. Edmonton Rum Festival

The Edmonton Rum Festival will feature over 75 rums from around the world, including selections from the Caribbean and South America. Guests also have the chance to bid on a number of tantalizing rum themed items in our silent auction and to snack on some great appetizers. Fundraiser for MS Society. Details

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Friday, September 30, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Delta Edmonton South Conference Centre, 4404 Gateway Boulevard Northwest, Edmonton

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$85

 

5. Elevate Aviation Calendar Launch Party

 Join Elevate Aviation for its third annual Elevate Aviation Calendar Launch Event, a whimsical night of experience and inspiration. Decadent appetizers, drink specials, loads of entertainment and more await you and your friends. Details

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM

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Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel, Edmonton

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$60

 

6. Dark Sky Campfires

Join a Parks Canada interpreter around a campfire for an evening of storytelling as you savour a hot drink and the mystery of the prairie landscape at dusk. Search for stars or the awe-inspiring Northern Lights while taking in the grandeur of the stretching universe. Discover all that you can see and do under dark skies. Details

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September 30 and October 7 & 14, 2016 | 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM

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 Elk Island National Park, AB

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$19.16/person

 

7. Edmonton RV Show & Sale

The last chance of the year to take advantage of end of season specials, model clear-outs, manufacturer supported rebates and special on site financing, including do not pay for 6 months!  Details

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Friday, September 30, 2016 | 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton

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Free

 

8. StArts Fest

StArts Fest is a community celebration of the Arts and Culture in St. Albert. The weekend’s purpose is to encourage the citizens of St Albert (and the region) to discover, experience and celebrate the creative endeavours of local artists and performers during Alberta Culture Days.   Details

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September 30 – October 2, 2016

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Various Venues, At Albert

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Free

 

9. Edmonton Peace Festival

The intent and purpose of the Edmonton Peace Festival is to bring together Edmontonians of all backgrounds to reflect on and celebrate peace. The Peace Festival aims to foster a city-wide promotion of peace, unity, and human rights.   Details

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September 21 – October 2, 2016

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Various Venues, Edmonton

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Varies

 

10. The Alberta Employment & Career Fair

The Alberta Employment & Career Fair is Alberta’s largest career fair and is held over two days. The purpose of the Fair is to bring opportunities together for individuals to make informative career and education planning choices, and connect employers with potential employees.  Details

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Friday, September 30, 2016 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Edmonton EXPO Centre
7515 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton

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 Free

 

11. Franchise Expo

Learn the ins and outs of franchise ownership so you can make an educated decision about your future. Legal Advice, How To Choose The Business For You, Financing Options, Government Assistance Programs and much more.  Details

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Edmonton EXPO Centre
7515 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton

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Free

 

12. Edmonton Bridal Expo

Attending Edmonton Bridal Expo, will save you time and money by seeing the most popular wedding vendors in all of Edmonton and its surrounding areas while taking advantage of special offers exhibitors have during the show. Details

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Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

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Shaw conference Centre, Edmonton

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$25

 

13. Exhibitions

Reconstructions by Brenda Danbrook: Artist Brenda Danbrook exhibits her own wheel-thrown pottery adorned with silkscreened images from the Musée Heritage Museum, alongside vestiges from the past.  Details

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 Sept 1 – Oct 29, 2016 @ Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert | Free

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

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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
Vibe Pop Up Live Music: One Friday evening a month, the Art Gallery of Alberta is the after-work place to be as the gallery is transformed into a laid-back lounge with Vibe, a pop-up live music showcase to wind down your week. Listen to emerging and established musical acts and enjoy Zinc’s special menu, cocktails, beer and wine. Art activities round out the evening, and gallery exhibitions are open late. Details
September 30, 2016 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Art Gallery of Alberta

 VI.Markets, & Related events

1. 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

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

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104th Street, Edmonton

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Free

 

2. 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

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    1. Abeer Altaei

      good website plz write more information
      thanks

      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
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      Groupon deals for Edmonton Queen, Ed’s Rec Room, Leduc Energy Discovery Centre.
      http://www.groupon.com/local/edmonton/things-to-do#

      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 – 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
        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

        Agreed

        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
      http://www.nightofartists.com/#!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 – http://nuitblancheyeg2015.ca

        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
    43. Bunnie sitko

      Well done and very informative

      July 9, 2016 at 2:38 PM
    44. Annie

      Fantastic website!! Been in Edmonton 7 years, some things I had heard of and some I had not. It’s great to find a site that offers us so many choices of things to do.

      July 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM
    45. troy

      Devonian botanical gardens is in devon,ab not spruce grove

      August 14, 2016 at 3:16 PM

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