Victoria Day Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton:
Friday, May 18 – Monday, May 21, 2018
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I. Family Events & Activities
1. Sprouts 2018: New Play Festival for Kids
Offering a gentle first theatre experience for children between the ages of 18months & 12years, Sprouts celebrates new plays by local playwrights Josh Languedoc, Holly Lewis, and Jason Chinn. Details
May, 19 & 20, 2018
ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Avenue Edmonton
Free – $8
2. MayDaze Carnival
Make Mills Woods your May long weekend destination! Details
May 17 to 21, 2018
Mill Woods Town Centre, Edmonton
Free Admission/Rides Ticketed
3. Opening Weekend – Fort Edmonton Park
Fort Edmonton Park opens in full-swing – come party through the ages as we celebrate a new year of building memories. Details
Saturday, May 19 – Monday, May 21, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton
4. Opening Week – Edmonton Area Attractions
Saturday, May 19, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM @ 24215 – 34 St. Edmonton
Woodlands Water Play Park: Come splash around in the medieval-themed spray park, or go exploring on the dry playground! Details.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 9:45 AM to 8:15 [email protected] Woodlands Water Play Park, 165 Sturgeon Road, Edmonton \ FREE
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village: Details.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 25min east of Edmonton on HWY 16
Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site: Details.
May 15, 2018 @ Mission Hill, St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert
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5. Celebration of Spring
Take in one of Alberta’s largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas featuring numerous dance groups of all ages from across Alberta. Meanwhile, in the historical village, families can visit with costumed role players and celebrate spring on the farm with a full day of authentic activities. Details.
Monday, May 21, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village – 25min east of Edmonton on HWY 16
II. Live Music & Concerts
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Live Music & Concerts in Edmonton
Weekday Concerts, EDM, & Concert Tours
- Eagles on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Rogers Place
- Martin Kerr on Tuesday May 15, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Winspear Center
- The Supersuckers on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Starlite Room – Temple
- Amber Bauer, Kaeley Wiebe, Living Suitcase, & Krissy Feniak on Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 6:30 PM @ Blackbird Cafe
- Cancer Bats on Friday, May 18, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
- Sunshine Dealer, Sid3trak, Deoel Villamor, The Gentle Yeti on Friday, May 18, 2018 | 6:30 PM @ Wild Earth Bakery & Cafe
- Queens Of The Stone Age: Villains World Tour 2018 on Friday, May 18, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Rogers Place
- Royal Wood with Guests Fionn on Friday May 18, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Winspear Center
- Red City Radio on Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Starlite Room – Temple
- Neck Of The Woods W/Planet Eater, TMHM, with guest on Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
- Olivia Rose on Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Almanac
- StoneBwoy on Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 9:00 PM @ Union Hall – Edmonton
- Northern Pikes on Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Casino Yellowhead
- David Byrne – American Utopia Tour on Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 8:00 PM @Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
- Slayer on Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 4:00 PM @ Shaw Conference Centre
- Deva Premal & Miten with Manose on Monday, May 21, 2018 | 7:30 PM @ Myer Horowitz Theatre
- RUSS: I SEE YOU TOUR PART 1 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 7:00 PM @ Shaw Conference Centre
1. Great Russian Ballet
In Russia, ballet and classical music go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Be en pointe with Russian Ballet’s greatest hits. With Edmonton School of Ballet dancers. Details.
Thursday May 17, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Winspear Center, Edmonton
$15 to $82
2. Aki Kumar
Dynamic harp player Aki Kumar, a well respected name among Bay Area blues artists, is a master of the amplified Chicago blues sound. Kumar has a unique voice in the blues, blending elements of the great blues harmonica pioneers with a signature sound of his own. Details.
May 18 & 19, 2018 | 08:00 PM
Yardbird Suite, 10203 86 Ave NW, Edmonton
$26 to $30
3.The Shean Piano Competition
Six pianists from across Canada will take to the stage of Muttart Hall as they vie for the $8,000 top prize in The Shean Piano Competition and the opportunity to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at a later date. Details.
May 18 & 19, 2018
Muttart Hall, 10050 MacDonald Drive NW, Edmonton
$10 per day – available at the door
III. Theatre & Performing Arts
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Live Theatre in Edmonton
- Hodgetwins Special Presentation – May 15 & 16 @ Rick Bronson’s – The Comic Strip
An Evening of New Works
With 25 Olympic medals in its illustrious history, Canada is a perennial global powerhouse in figure skating. The 2018 Canadian Olympic Figure Skating team might be among the greatest the country has ever seen. The 2018 Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt tour will feature many of those same skaters who will be vying for gold for Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Details.
May 14 to 19, 2018
Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
$18 to $20
Exit the King
This great classic follows King Berenger, who believes himself immortal. Upon discovering he is dying, he becomes fascinated with every sensation from the lives he has not lived. Details.
May 17–26, 2018
Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta
$12 to $25
Humor For Humboldt Fundrasier
This special show stars 3 Canadian Comics who have all played hockey in this Country. K Trevor Wilson – the star of Letterkenny – headlines the bill.
Kelly Taylor – Canadian Comedy Star – from Prince Albert Saskatchewan and Just for Laughs alumni. Rick Bronson – Owner of The Comic Strip and former starting goalie for the Cote-St-Luc Saints. Details.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Rick Bronson’s – The Comic Strip
$75.00 – $125.00
Last Chance Leduc
Set during the 1947 Leduc oil strike, Wes and Ev struggle in the oil and water of a young marriage in peril, in winter, in a tarpaper shack in the woods, with a baby and another dry well. He wants a gusher, she wants a garden and Tricky wants a girl like Ev, his best friend’s wife. While the men work all day and all night, Ev meets a lady trapper in the woods, Nohkum, who shows her the power of the river in the difficult landscape of marriage. Details.
May 8 to 19, 2018
ATB Financial Arts Barn – 10330 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
$12 to $22
K Trevor Wilson
Humber Comedy grad and Canadian Comedy Award-winning stand-up K. Trevor Wilson is one of these jacks of all media. Alongside his stand-up career, he’s steadily built an impressive list of on-screen acting credits including Letterkenny, the first original scripted sitcom from Bell Media’s streaming service CraveTV. Details.
May 18 to 20, 2018
Rick Bronson’s – The Comic Strip, Edmonton
$17.50 – $67.25
Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Volya means much more than “freedom” to the members of Edmonton-based Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. For them, Volya is a style, a philosophy and an inspiration to continually stretch their physical and artistic limits. Details.
Friday, May 18, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Festival Place — 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
$10.5 – $15.5
Terry and the Dog
As Terry Mire—a recovering alcoholic in his sixties—waits for his dead dog to come back to life, he tells a story about his wife, his son, and his dog’s previous deaths. Funny, moving and mysterious, Terry and the Dog is a new play by Collin Doyle (The Mighty Carlins, Let the Light of Day Through) and produced by the award-winning Edmonton Actors Theatre (Stupid [email protected]#king Bird, Burning Bluebeard). Directed by Dave Horak. Details.
May 9 – 19, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Studio Theatre at the Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave, Edmonton
PWYC – $20
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour
A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Details.
Saturday May 19, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Winspear Center, Edmonton
$45.50 to $52.50
Doug Stanhope Special Presentation
His material ranges from true-life graphic perversion to volatile social criticism. Doug is vulgar, opinionated, brutally honest and shockingly uninhibited and is certainly not for everybody.
He started his career in Las Vegas doing jack-off jokes for free drinks. Not much has changed, save for the mullet. Details.
Monday, May 21, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Rick Bronson’s – The Comic Strip
Edmonton Jewish Film Festival
Every year, the EJFF seeks to grow and work on new initiatives learned ‘in the field’ and we are pleased that our 2018 edition will be our biggest yet, with ten Edmonton-premiere screenings across nine days and exclusive guest speakers too! Details.
May 6 to 16, 2018
Landmark Cinemas 9 in City Centre Mall
10200 102 Ave NW
$12 – film
All Shook Up: Built around the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, All Shook Up is the tale of a small town girl with big dreams and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. It’s 1955, somewhere in conservative middle America, and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger turns this small town and it’s beliefs upside down with mistaken identities, love triangles and the power of rock & roll. – through June 10 2018 @ May Field Dinner Theatre
Runaway Bridesmaids!: These gals are tired of always being the bridesmaid and never the bride and are going to do something about it. Four women are off on a bachelorette party trip never to be forgotten, as they celebrate their friend’s upcoming marriage, while also searching for husbands of their own! Join us for a hilarious romp as these ladies meet a few Mr Wrongs while searching for Mr. Right. All set to a classic wedding song playlist of hit tunes we all know and love! Jubilations Dinner Theatre is proud to present – Runaway Bridesmaids! – through June 10 2018 @ Jubilations Dinner Theatre
III. Sports & Related Events
Volleyball Canada National Championships
Comprised of boys and girls aged 12 to 18 competing to be named National Champions. During the event there will also be matches played by the Canadian National Men’s team, Canadian National Women’s team and Canadian National Para Men’s team.
May 16 to 20, 2018
Edmonton EXPO Centre
Transplant Trot Edmonton
Celebrate life after transplant for organ and tissue recipients; honor donors and donor families. A 3Km awareness walk, the 5Km and 10Km runs loop through Rundle Park. The 5 Km and 10Km routes cross the footbridge and backtrack to the Family Centre along the North Saskatchewan River.
Saturday, March 19, 2018 | 9:30 AM
Rundle Park Family Center
IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
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- Annual Bedding Plant Sale on May 17 to 19 @ Muttart Conservatory
1. DARK MATTERS
How do you stack-up compared to elite athletes and performance artists? Learn what it takes to reach full potential, as you compete with friends in feats of strength, agility, memory, artistry and grace. On your mark… Get set… Go! Details.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 06:30 PM
TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
11211 142 Street
$19.95 in advance $25.95 at the door.
2. The Future of Museums
Celebrate International Museum Day with a talk by Dr. Dean Oliver from the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa on how museums tell the stories of their objects. Who chooses? From what viewpoint are the stories told? How do museums reach all audiences? Dr. Oliver will discuss how museums are changing to be the storytellers our society needs to help understand our world. Details.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Betty Andrews Recital Hall, MacEwan University
3. French Comic Book Festival
May 14 to 18, 2018
Various Venues, Edmonton
4. Etsy Made in Canada
Join us for an amazing collection of 115 local makers, artists, photographers, designers and chefs – many you haven’t seen before anywhere as we bring you our Spring ETSY Made in Canada show. Details.
May 19 & 20 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Alberta Aviation Museum 11410 Kingsway Ave NW
5. EURO Discoteka NIGHT
DJ Jacus and the Best dance music mix! Euro, Russian, Latin, Top 40! Details
Saturday, May 19 | 9:30 PM
Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, 4520 76 Ave, Edmonton
6. City Market Downtown on 104th
Join us at the market and find farm-fresh produce, locally raised meats, and ready to eat meals. You can shop local for bread, fruit wines and sweet delights, or treat yourself to handcrafted jewellery, local art, or bespoke clothing.. Details.
Saturdays, May 19 to October 6, 2018 | 9:00AM – 3:00PM
4th Street Promenade
7. Cariwest Mas Band Launch
The annual launch party kicks off the countdown to Cariwest 2018. The Mas Band Launch is a preview showcase of the prototype costumes that Mas bands will take to the streets for the big parade. Details.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Boyle Street Plaza
9538 103A Ave., Edmonton
8. Drive-in on the Ave
Get Retro and re-introduce yourself to the magic and fun of the Drive-In! Movie — Dirty Dancing. Details.
Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 9:30 PM
Alberta Ave Community League, 9210 118 Avenue, Edmonton
9. Bad Moms Show
We are giving Moms permission to have the ultimate day out to let loose or relax, enjoy
outstanding activities, treat themselves to whatever they want, enrich their “happy” and whatever else makes them feel fabulous inside and out! Details.
Saturday, May 12th | 10 AM to 9 PM
Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
10. Food, Drink & Parties
- Brewery Tours in and around Edmonton
- Tavern Patio Party – May 17 to 19 @ Tavern on Whyte, 10507 82 Ave, Edmonton
- Hail Caesar – A Celebration of National Caesar Day on Thursday, May 17 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Wine & Beyond MacTaggart Ridge
- National Pizza Party Day on Friday, May 18 | 11 AM – 11 PM @ SLiCE pizzeria, 2382 23rd Ave NW, Edmonton
- Mad Cask: Thunderdome on Friday, May 18 at 7 PM – 11 PM @ Yellowhead Brewery
- May Long Kick-Off Patio Party on Friday, May 18 at 7 PM – 12 AM @ Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
- May Long Fondue! – Featuring Campfire Fondue! on May 18 to 20 @ The Melting Pot
- Can you get up early enough on a longweekend??? Royal Wedding Viewing Party on Saturday, May 19 at 4:45 AM – 7:30 AM @ Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
- Pixar Trivia on Monday, May 21 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM @ Hudsons Canada’s Pub (South Common)
Strathcona Salon Series: This exhibition features Strathcona County’s amazing local talent! Artwork submitted for this show is consideration for purchase, loan or donation to the Strathcona County Art Collection. Details
May 15 to June 23, 2018 @ Strathcona County Art [email protected]
Fur:The Fabric of our Nation: The Canada we know today is rooted in the fur trade. The fur trade sustained nations and nurtured life for centuries. The exhibition traces fur trade expansion across the prairies into what is now the province of Alberta. The exhibition examines particular times and aspects of the Canadian fur trade through the lens of fur costume. Details
April 25 to July 3, 2018 @ Legislative Assembly of Alberta
TERRY FOX – RUNNING TO THE HEART OF CANADA: Take an in-depth look at Terry’s epic 143 day journey, across 5,373 kilometres, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Developed by the Canadian Museum of History, in partnership with Terry Fox’s family, the exhibition features a wide array of artifacts and archival materials, displayed together publicly for the first time. Details.
February 16 to September 16, 2018 @ TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
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