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Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton

 Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6, 2015

A  digest of What’s On in 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 Weather Warnings – Here

I. Family Events & Activities

1. Closing Party

It’s our 48th birthday and we’re moving! We couldn’t say goodbye to our current building without the proper send-off. Join us to celebrate our past and future with a mammoth 48 hours of fun at the Royal Alberta Museum’s closing party. Don’t miss this chance to visit our galleries for the last time as they are in the current museum, and enjoy free family friendly activities for the entire weekend. Come be a part of history!  Details


December 4 – 6, 2015


Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton




2. Christmas / Holiday Events

Christmas / Holiday Events

TLBC_logo_Color1. Twas the Light Before Christmas

This interactive, rehearsal-to-cast-party adventure provides a Christmas celebration for families. Details

Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM @ Concordia Lutheran Church, 5420 – 19 A avenue. Edmonton | Free


2. Big, the Musical

By St. Albert Children’s Theatre.


November 26 – December 6, 2015 @ Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert | $21 – $27


3. A Christmas Carol

Join for this holiday theatre tradition in Canada and watch Ebenezer Scrooge being visited by the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.


November 28 – December 23, 2015 @ Maclab Theatre 9828 – 101 A Avenue, Edmonton  | $30 & up


4. Christmas in the Country

 Festive activities and shopping will be featured at locations throughout the region.Musical performances, family activities and spectacular fireworks to “light up” the season.


Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM @ Multiple Venues, South Strathcona County.
Fireworks @ Fire Station 2, 22142 South Cooking Lake Road.

5. So This is Christmas

Written and Directed by Carmell King along with Musical Director Brent Schaitel, So This Is Christmas tells the classic nativity story set in modern day Edmonton and features popular songs with a unique twist.


December 4 – 6, 2015 @ C3 Church, 9425 76 Avenue, Edmonton | $6.25 – $16.75


6. Karol Wojtyla 2015 Nativity Play

This year is the 9th Annual performance, Edmonton’s only full-scale presentation of the Bethlehem story. 50 children and youth reenact scenes from the Gospel of Luke.


Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 02:00 PM @ MacEwan University – John L. Haar Theatre | $9.25 – $48.00 (family pass)


7. A Christmas Past

Join us for a traditional Rutherford House Christmas. Experience the unique sparkle of this elegant house with the halls decked for the holidays.


Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM @ Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton


3. Chanukah Celebration 2015

Chanukah 2015 flier 24th Annual Chabad Menorah Lighting Ceremony.  Details


Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM


Alberta Legislature Building – 107 Street and 97 Avenue, Edmonton




4. Christmas Lightup Events

Christmas/Holiday Lightups & Displays

ETS Christmas Tours tickets on sale from Dec 1 @ Tixonthesquare. See link above for details.

1. Celebrate the Season light-up

The annual Celebrate the Season light-up is the kick-off to holiday events at the Alberta Legislature. The month-long event begins with the Alberta Legislature Light Up on December 3 at 4 p.m. The University of Alberta Mixed Chorus will perform at 4:15 p.m. and hundreds of trees on the grounds will be lit at 5 p.m., followed by hot chocolate and cookies and more music for all to enjoy!

December 3 to 23, 2015
Performances in the Legislature Rotunda, at noon and 6:30 p.m. daily.

2. Festival of Light

Sip hot chocolate and have a fun time at the zoo, enjoying the Light Installations, Skating, DJ’s, Fire dancers.

December 4 – 13, 2015 @ Edmonton Valley Zoo

3. Luminaria

Stroll through the breathtaking candle lit paths. sip hot apple cider beside the bonfires, enjoy the seasonal sounds of strolling a capella singers and catch a glimpse of the magical “snow sprites” and glittering ice sculptures.

Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2015 | 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM @ Kurimoto Japanese Garden, Devonian Botanic Garden. (sold out)

Country Christmas Lights tree image

4. Country Christmas Lights

Enjoy a winter wonderland of Christmas lights from November 27 until January 3, 4-10 PM, 7 days a week. Santa and free hot chocolate will be on-site November 27-29, December 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, and 22-23, 4 – 9 PM. Details


 November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016 | daily 4:00 PM-10:00 PM @ Leduc(53.221611, -113.657028)


5. Enchanted Forest – Fort Saskatchewan

Come enjoy the splendor of the holiday season as we transform The Dow Centennial Centre, The Shell Theatre, City Hall and Fort Saskatchewan Public Library into Enchanted Forests.

Friday, November 27, 2015 – January 8, 2016 @ Fort Saskatchewan.


5. WinterFest

Family fun activities, Snow Rider Scavenger Hunt and more!  Details


December 4 – 6, 2015


Snow Valley Ski Club, 13204 45 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta


Regular lift tickets. $10 off on friday.


6. Other Family Activities

1. John Janzen Nature Centre

Family friendly programs daily. – Details

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

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

4. John Walter Museum: Free to visit – Sundays | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

5. City Hall – This week at City Hall.

6. Muttart Conservatory – Feature Pyramid

Snowflakes are Falling: November 21 – January 3 – DetailsThe beauty of Canadian winterscapes is evoked by a palette of poinsettias in this seasonal feature pyramid display. Glittering snowflakes and the Muttart Conservatory’s famously beautiful poinsettias frame whimsical topiary and winter scenes.

7. U of A Astronomical Observatory | Thursdays

Go for Solar observing at U of A Astronomical Observatory on Thursdays | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM &  night of observing with a free public lecture (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)- This Thursday -Public Talk by Dr. Andy Kale – “The Aurora”

rubixcube8. Telus World of Science

Special weekend activities- Details

Beyond Rubik’s Cube


November 7, 2015 through February 15, 2016

9. Sleigh Ride Shuttle in Old Strathcona

Experience a unique way to get around Old Strathcona on Saturdays leading up to Christmas. From 1pm to 5pm, ride around Old Strathcona in one of two horse drawn sleighs.  Sleighs come by each stop approximately every 30 minutes and the last pick ups will be at approximately 4:30pm.

December 5, 12, 19, 2015 | 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM.  – By donation.

Enjoy free parking all day today at the South Scona Parking Lot – on 105 Street across from The Keg, between 81 and 80 Avenues. Details

10. Servus Free Ski Fridays @ Edmonton Ski Club – December 4, 2015 | 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM (weather permitting) – Details


7. 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 Cineplex theatres.  Details

Polar Express 3D on December 5

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas on December 12

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

 The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit on  Dec 5 @ 2pm, Dec 7 @ 7pm

A Christmas Story @ Dec 12 @ 1pm

Home Alone 25th Anniversary @ Dec 19 @ 2:30pm

The Wizard of Oz @ Dec 26 @ 2pm

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. Public Skating  – When & Where

b. Drop – in Swim – When & Where

c. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where

St Albert – Servus Place – Drop in Schedule  

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. Christmas/Holiday Concerts

Christmas Carols & Holiday Concerts 

First Presbyterian Christmas Concert Poster 2015 png1. Handel’s Messiah

Esteemed British conductor Christopher Warren-Green makes his ESO debut leading a quartet of talented Canadian singers and the Richard Eaton Singers in the annual presentation of Handel’s beloved oratorio.

Friday, December 4, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 7:30 PM @ Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $24 – $75


2. Annual Advent and Christmas Concert

Enjoy the best the season has to offer with the music of Advent and Christmas. Details

Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM @ First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 Street, NW, Edmonton | cash donation.


3. A Quartette Christmas

An evening spent with Quartette is always a magical musical journey – when better to celebrate the magic than at Christmas time?


Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 02:00 PM & 7:30 PM @ Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre
1001 Calahoo Road, Spruce Grove | $40 for adults. $35 for students and seniors 65+.


4. A Jarvis Church Christmas

With his band, The Soul Station, Jarvis Church tackles the music of Motown, bringing alive the sounds of Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cook and Otis Redding, amongst others. Details


Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 7:30 PM @ Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. | $40.00 – $46.00


5. Festive Mosaic

Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas when the Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton (UMCE) presents A Festive Mosaic. Details


Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 7:00 PM @ McDougall United Church, 10025 101 Street, Edmonton | $15 for adults; $10 for students; and free for children under 10.


6. EKO Christmas Concert

Under the direction of Paula Roberts and accompanied by Charlie Austin, along with special guests The Little Dickens Children’s Choir of Holyrood School, EKOSingers presents an afternoon of swingin’ Christmas tunes and familiar carols.


Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 02:00 PM @ City Room, City Hall, Edmonton. | free, donations to Edmonton food bank appreciated.


7. A Cantilon Christmas

Cantilon returns to the Winspear Stage with the first of three works on our season’s program for treble voices and harp.


Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 05:30 PM @ Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $18 – $22


7. The Little Match Girl Passion

ProCoro – ConSept provides a late evening meditation during the busy season of Advent, with David Lang’s spare yet incredibly fulfilling Little Match Girl Passion.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 9:00 PM @ All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035 – 103 Street, Edmonton. | $20 – $25


2. Live Music 

See Live Music & Concerts in Edmonton for more details

1. MacEwan University presents Big Bands

Monday, November 30, 2015 |  7:30 PM @ John L. Haar Theatre, 10045 – 156 Street, Edmonton | $12 for adults and $10 for full-time students and seniors – Details

2. Dee Daniels with the Chris Andrew Trio

December 4-5, 2015 | 08:00 PM @ Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton | $22.00 – $26.00


Weeknd:The Madness Tour on Monday, November 30 at Rexall Place
Motley Crue on Saturday, December 12 at Rexall Place

2. Performing Arts & Theatre

For more details see Performing Arts & Theatre in Edmonton. 

1. Theatresports on Fridays & CHiMPROV on Saturdays @ The Citadel Theatre – Ziedler Hall

2. One Man Breaking Bad: The Unauthorized Parody on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 7:30 PM @ Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park |  $32.00 – $36.00

3. Cafe Daughter from November 26 to December 06, 2015 @ Varscona Backstage Theatre, Edmonton

4. Iphigenia at Aulis – Euripedes from November 26 to December 5, 2015 @  Timms Centre for the Arts, Edmonton

5.  W;t by Margaret Edson from December 2 to 12, 2015 @ Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Ave, Edmonton

6. Burning Bluebeard from December 3 to 13, 2015 The Roxy on Gateway, 8529 Gateway Blvd , Edmonton

III. Sports & Related Events

U of A Golden Bears & Pandas Games Schedule

1. 2016 Skate Canada Challenge

Over 500 of the finest skaters from across Canada will participate in the 2016 Skate Canada Challenge. Skaters qualify to compete through their respective sectional championships. For novice, junior and senior skaters, this is the only opportunity to qualify for the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.  Details


December 2 – 6, 2015


Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, 2051 Leger Rd NW


Wednesday / Thursday / Friday $10.00
Saturday / Sunday $20.00; All Event – $50.00
Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets – Cash only at the door.


2. Edmonton Oilers


vs. Boston Bruins on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 07:30 PM
Dallas Stars on Friday, December 4, 2015 | 07:30 PM
Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 06:00 PM


Rexall Place, Edmonton



3. KO Boxing


Friday, December 4, 2015 | 07:15 PM


Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton



4. Oil Kings – Teddy Bear Toss

vs. Swift Current Details
In support of 630 CHED Santas Anonymous


Saturday, Decemeber 5, 2015 | 07:00 PM


Rexall Place, Edmonton



5.  Harness Racing



Select Fridays & Saturdays December | 06:30 PM
December 5 – Northlands Filly Pace & Western Canada Pacing Derby


Northlands Park, 7410 Borden Park Road NW




6.  Santa Shuffle

santashuffleSanta Shuffle 5km Fun Run and 1km Elf Walk -This merry event helps The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year.  Details


Saturday, Decemeber 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM


Hawrelak Park, 9930 Groat Rd NW, Edmonton


$25 & up

IV. Exhibitions & Other Events


Park Show YEGPARK’s annual emerging fashion and art showcase, PARKSHOW YEG will feature new up-and-coming designers from all across Canada. Designed to connect Edmonton’s fashion and art lovers with today’s young talent, PARKSHOW brings together a diverse and immensely talented group of individuals. PARKSHOW also connects these emerging designers with the people who can promote and sell their work, and ultimately help their businesses to grow and thrive.  Details


Saturday December 5th, 2015 | doors open at 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM


West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton


VIP: $80, General Seating: $60, Standing Room: $30

Make your own custom bar soap to take home on Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Bonnie Doon Centre

2. Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Fort Sask1.Fort Saskatchewan Pottery Guild Christmas Sale

Join us for our annual Christmas pottery sale to find unique pottery for your Christmas gift giving. Details
christmas Market

Friday December 4, 2015 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday December 5, 2015 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM @ Dow Centennial Centre, 8700-84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan


2. Devon Pottery Guild Christmas Show and Sale

christmas Market

Friday December 4, 2015 | 7:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Sat & Sun December, 5 & 6, 2015 | 10:00 AM -4:00 PM @ Devon Pottery Guild, #3 Jasper Court, Devon


STALBERTCHRISTMASMARKET3. St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market

The St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market features around 70 vendors per Saturday with products ranging from produce to baking to toys to furniture. All products in the market are hand-made, home-grown, or home-baked.

christmas Market

 December 5, 12, & 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM @ St. Albert Place, 5 St Anne St, St Albert


4. The Royal Bison Fair

The Royal Bison is an Edmonton-based, twice-a-year festival of the best and quirkiest art, craft and design this city has to offer.

christmas Market

December 4 – 6, 2015 @ Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, Edmonton


5. Butterdome Craft Sale

The Butterdome Craft Sale is an unforgettable Canadian Handmade community gathering, returning to Edmonton to celebrate a landmark anniversary and to provide yet another weekend of the very best in holiday shopping.
christmas Market

December 3 – 6, 2015 @ University of Alberta Butterdome


6. Silver Bells Winter Market
christmas Market

Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM @ Tri Leisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove


7. Bead Market
christmas Market

Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Ramada Edmonton South


8. Rudolph’s Shopping Extravaganza

A shopping experience that offers something for everyone. Arrive early to receive a beautiful gift bag with over $75 in savings and gifts.

christmas Market

Sunday,December 6, 2015 | 10:00 AM -3:30 PM @ St. Albert Inn and Suites, 156 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert


3. Magna Carta: Law, Liberty & Legacy

See and experience the iconic document that changed the course of law, justice and human rights. The Magna Carta is one of the most significant historical documents in the world. It embodies principles that have underpinned the development of parliamentary democracy and the legal system in Canada, much of the Commonwealth and across the world.  Details


November 23 – December 29, 2015


Borealis Gallery, Alberta Legislative Assembly Building, 9820-107 Street




4.  AGA Exhibitions



ROUGH COUNTRY: The Strangely Familiar in mid-20th Century Alberta Art | October 3, 2015–January 31, 2016

CHRIS CRAN, Sincerely Yours | September 12, 2015–January 3, 2016

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

Living Building Thinking: Art and Expressionism |
October 24, 2015–February 15, 2016

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.

2. The Hat – Events

3. River Cree Resort & Casino – Events

4. Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Events

5. Blues on Whyte – Events

6. The Comic Strip – Events

7. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events 

8. The Comedy Factory – Events


Capital City Burlesque Holiday Fantasy – Dec 3 – 5 @ The Citadel Theatre
December 6, 2015 | 7:30 PM ~ 09:30 PM @ On the Rocks Edmonton 11740 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Speed Dating – Date n’ Dash: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM @ Krush Ultralounge 16648-109 Avenue NW Edmonton
Dark Matters -DARK MATTERS is an 18+ event, where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play on December 10 @ TWOSE

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


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


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



3. City Market Downtown

City Market Downtown


Saturdays | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


City Hall, Edmonton

Things to do this weekend in Edmonton 4.64/5 (92.80%) 50 votes


  1. Abeer Altaei
    Abeer Altaei

    good website plz write more information

    April 20, 2014 at 2:04 AM Reply
    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 Reply
      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 Reply
        1. Lindsay

          Great website!!! Thank you!

          September 26, 2015 at 10:46 AM Reply
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    Groupon deals for Edmonton Queen, Ed’s Rec Room, Leduc Energy Discovery Centre.

    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

    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

    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. Dustin

        Well said.

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


      May 3, 2015 at 4:13 PM Reply
    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 Reply
    5. Kat

      Leave then

      November 22, 2015 at 2:01 PM Reply
  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 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

    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

      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
      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 Reply
  11. 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

    I love this list very much. Missing an Art show I found at the Enjoy Centre

    March 2, 2015 at 9:51 AM Reply
  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 Reply
    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 Reply
      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 Reply
  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 Reply
  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 Reply
  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 Reply
  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 Reply
    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 Reply
  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 Reply
  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 Reply
  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 Reply
  22. Tim Zadel
    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 Reply
    1. todocanada

      Nuit Blanche – http://nuitblancheyeg2015.ca

      September 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM Reply
  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 Reply
  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 Reply
  25. Sasha

    Meant to add – great website!

    October 2, 2015 at 6:56 AM Reply
  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 Reply
  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 Reply
  28. Jonathon

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

    October 21, 2015 at 5:55 PM Reply
    1. todocanada

      Yes, if it is relevant Edmonton area events.

      October 21, 2015 at 6:19 PM Reply
  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 Reply
    1. todocanada

      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 Reply