Victoria Day Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton:
Friday, May 17 – Monday, May 20, 2019
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I. Family Events & Activities
Make Mills Woods your May long weekend destination!
May 16 to 20, 2019
Mill Woods Town Centre, Edmonton
Free Admission/ Rides Ticketed
International Museum Day
As part of International Museum Day celebration, Art Gallery will be running a number of free guided tours.
May 18, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Free with Regular Admission
World Migratory Bird Day
Please join the members of BLESS (Big Lake Environment Support Society) for their annual event to celebrate migrating birds and their spring stop-off at Big Lake. This will be a fun and informative event for all ages. Exhibits and activities will include bird, plant and wildlife experts, first nations dancers, storyteller and teepee, pond dipping to identify water bugs, fur pelts, crafts, face painting, and a live owl and falcon.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 11 AM to 4 PM
Lois Hole Provincial Park
West of Ray Gibbon Drive and LeClair Way, St Albert
Celebration of Spring
Welcome the start of a new season at the Ukrainian Village with 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.
Monday, May 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Tofield
Opening Week – Edmonton Area Attractions
May 18 to 20, 2019 @ 24215 – 34 St. Edmonton
Woodlands Water Play Park: Come splash around in the medieval-themed spray park, or go exploring on the dry playground! Open 9:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Water features on from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting). Details.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 9:45 AM to 8:15 PM@ Woodlands Water Play Park, 165 Sturgeon Road, Edmonton | FREE
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village: Details.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 25min east of Edmonton on HWY 16
Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site: Details.
May 15, 2019 @ Mission Hill, St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert
Tackle different themed elements including a ski bridge, snowboard balance bridge, bicycle, plus many more. Work up an appetite because the incredibly delicious Elephant Ears food truck will be here! Details.
Opens on May 18, 2019 @ Snow Valley Ski Club, 13204 45 Ave, Edmonton
Other Family Activities
1. Muttart Conservatory: Details.
Monet’s Garden: Immerse yourself within a living impressionist painting! Inspired by the art of Claude Monet, you will enjoy a vibrant display of fantastic flora, including roses, fuchsia, and baby’s breath.
2. City Hall – This week at City Hall
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1. Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details — on most Saturday afternoons. Free for kids under 12. Come early and enjoy themed lobby activities before the films.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on Sat May 18 2019 at 12:00 pm
Family Favourites Cineplex: Visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. | Saturdays at 11:00 AM.
Landmark Theatres — Every Sunday, kids can get out of the house, a movie ticket and Snack Pack (popcorn, drink, choice of candy treat) @ Edmonton City Centre/St Albert/Spruce Grove location.
3. Telus World of Science
Imax theatre : Shows
Legends of the Northern Sky: Legends of the Northern Sky is a stunning full-dome show honouring the legends and wisdom passed down through the generations by the Indigenous peoples of the western plains of Canada.
CUBA in IMAX: CUBA tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. CUBA will transport audiences across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana. Through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians, and scientists, the film provides an intimate look this vivacious island nation.
MYTHBUSTERS: The Explosive Exhibition: Explore The Blueprint Room and over 60 artifacts salvaged from more than 700 experiments conducted on the series, hand-picked by the MythBusters themselves. Then engage in real hands-on, interactive experiences that are suited for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovation, family-friendly displays, and never-before-seen myths saved specifically for this exhibition!
Vikings: Beyond the Legend
Vikings: Beyond the Legend explores the cultural influence, achievements and inventions of the legendary Viking Age. More than 650 artifacts from the 9th to 10th centuries will be on display. Among the artifacts is a reconstruction of the 37-metre Roskilde 6, the longest Viking warship ever found, featuring 1,000-year-old wooden planks and metal supports showing the ship’s original lines.
April 18 to Oct. 20, 2019 @ Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103a Avenue NW
Free activities: local library
Edmonton Public library: Details and link for registration.
Strathcona County Library – Here
Spruce Grove Public Library – Here
St. Albert Public Library – Here
Drop – in Programs
1. 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.
- Drop-in Fitness/Skate Programs : When & Where
St Albert – Drop in Schedule
Strathcona County – Drop in Programs
KidLibs Drop in Drama Classes – Sundays , March 3 to June 23, 2019 | 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. @ Strathearn Community Hall, 9511-90 St, Edmonton
Laser Tag + Mini Paintball PD Day – Tuesday May 21 | 9 am – 4 pm @ Laser City Edmonton
More To Do
II. Live Music & Concerts
Weekday Concerts, EDM & Concert Tours
- Twenty One Pilots on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Rogers Place
- Martin Kerr on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7:30 PM @ Arden Theatre
- Up at 3, Hannah Gazso, Ankeet Baskota & Rei Rei Rei on Thursday, May 16 | 7:00 PM @ Cafe Blackbird
- Tim Williams and Kevin Belzner on May 17 – 18, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ Yardbird Suite
- Combichrist on Friday, May 17, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
- NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour on Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
- Around Midnight on Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ Cafe Blackbird
- My Son The Hurricane w/ Klusterfunk & Mild Barbarians on Monday, May 20 | 8:00 PM @ Polar Park Brewing Co
Join us for our first-ever adults-only concert, a cabaret-style performance complete with cash bar. Vacilando and Òran, our two adult choirs, provide their choral take on pop, musical theatre, and indy folk.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 8:00 PM
La Cite Francophone – 8627 91 St NW, Edmonton
$25 – $30
Vienna – City of Dreams
Think of Vienna and you can’t help but think of music. From Mozart and Schubert, to operettas and grand balls, Vienna has been a source of inspiration and great music for centuries. Indulge in a night of Viennese treasures.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton
I Coristi Gone Wild
Music about animals – program will include Eric Whitacre’s Animal Crackers (fun settings of Ogden Nash poetry), Passereau’s Il est bel et bon (Renaissance motet with onomatopoeia of chickens clucking), Trent Worthington’s arrangement of the Beatles’ Blackbird, and others. A light and fun program for spring.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 07:30 PM
Holy Trinity Anglican Church – 10037 84 Avenue, Edmonton
Ukrainian Canadians have a story to tell. Like storytelling minstrels of old, the Canadian Bandurist Capella lets its voices and the strings of the bandura bring the rich musical story of Ukrainian Canadians to life.
“Crossroads,” conceived and arranged by the Capella’s new artistic director Julian Kytasty, is a story of journeys, a story of roads that brought us here, roads leading into the future and connecting to the past, of crossroads that form the lattice of a culture spanning centuries and continents.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Triffo Theatre, Allard Hall, MacEwan University, #11-130, 11110 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
$20 – $32.50
“Lights, Camera, ACTION!”
Join WindRose Trio for an afternoon of lyric sounds and nimble fingers.
This concert will feature the Poulenc “Sonata” for Clarinet and Bassoon; “Century Dances” by British composer Cecilia McDowall, and the world premiere of Edmonton composer Howard Bashaw’s “Trio 14”. Details
Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 3:00-4:45 PM
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Avenue, Edmonton
$15 – $20
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 17 & 18, 2019
Muttart Hall, 10050 MacDonald Drive NW, Edmonton
$10 per day – available at the door
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Live Music & Concerts in Edmonton
III. Theatre & Performing Arts
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- Live Theatre in Edmonton
- Professor Brian Cox – Universal on Monday, May 13, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
- Lose The Mask – Corey Hirsch on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Arden Theatre
- Thunder From Down Under on May 17 to 19, 2019 | 9:00 PM @ River Cree Resort & Casino
- Chris D’Elia – Follow The Leader Tour on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM @ Winspear Centre
From Cradle to Stage
Our 60th Edition of From Cradle to Stage celebrates Walterdale’s 60th Anniversary Season with a collection of scenes and monologues from our members and their stories of Walterdale, all directed by Anika Plitt! Details
May 13 – 18, 2019
Walterdale Theatre – 10322 83 Avenue, Edmonton
$15 – $18
Set during the Dark Ages but with contemporary overtones, Silence is the tale of Lord Silence of Cumbria who is forced to marry a fiery French noblewoman, Ymma of Normandy. This unlikely pairing exposes a revelation which makes them flee for their lives, and embark on a provocative journey of self-discovery. Details
May 16 – 25, 2019
Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta
$5 to $25
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia bicker and pine about the dashed dreams and squandered hopes of their lives in the sunny Morning Room of the family farmhouse in Bucks County, PA. When their movie-star sister, Masha, suddenly swoops in with her new boy-toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Details
May 1st to 19th, 2019
Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave., Edmonton
$18 – $38
Zero Gravity International Performance Art Festival
Zero Gravity International Performance Art FESTIVAL is a four-day festival presenting the work of established and emerging performance artists from around the world and here at home. The Zero Gravity International Performance Art FESTIVAL includes both indoor and site-specific performances, as well as artist talks, panels and discussions. In these dangerous times we live in, the FESTIVAL asks how art can rise above it all and allow us to think in new and creative ways; not only as a means of escape, but as a call to action? What do performance artists have to say about the ‘gravity’ of the world? Details
May 16-19, 2019
Various Venues, Edmonton
Sister Act: Hallelujah! Based on the hit 1992 film, Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash hit that has audiences rejoicing! When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and with the uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. – through June 9, 2019 @ Mayfield Dinner Theatre
III. Sports & Related Events
The 51st running of the greatest rugby festival in North America. We have Men’s and Women’s 7’s, Men’s 10’s and Old Boys. This years theme “Dazed and Contused”. Edmonton Rugbyfest is much more than simply a great sporting event. It’s a social celebration. Great live music and great DJ’s in fantastic venues.
May 17 to 19, 2019
Ellerslie Rugby Park, 11004 Ellerslie Road Southwest, Edmonton
IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
More To Do
Alberta Vacation Ideas & Itineraries
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- Science on Tap: Are you what you eat?: will feature a panel of local experts – from dietitians to doctors – who will answer your questions and discuss what we can all do to improve our health. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Malt and Mortar
- Edmonton Bark in the Park: The Dogs Off-Leash, Integrated Pest Management, and Root for Trees programs for the City of Edmonton join forces to plant trees, pull weeds and learn about native and noxious species in the area. on Wednesday May 15 | 4:00 – 7:00 pm @ Terwillegar Park
- Disney Princess Trivia on Monday, May 20 | 7:30 PM @ The Pint Public House
Edmonton Psychic Fair
Come and speak with our uniquely gifted Psychics, Mediums, Clairvoyants and Healers. There are beautiful crystals and exquisite hand-made jewelry. Details
May 16 to 19, 2019
Edmonton Inn – 11830 Kingsway NW
MESMERICA 360: A Visual Music Journey
A mind-expanding 360 projection fulldome show. Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist, James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world to create an immersive, transcendant experience designed to soothe the mind and stimulate the senses.
May 17 to 19, 2019
Zeidler Dome, TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, 11211 142 Street NW
12 – $39
Cuban Dance Night
Do you miss Cuba or never been to Cuba before? Join our CUBAN Dance Night. You will learn basic Cuban dance steps, watch professional performances, listen to great Cuban music and more! Details
Saturday, May 18th | 09:00 PM to 02:00 AM
Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, 4520-76 Avenue, Edmonton
French Comic Book Festival
Exhibition, talks, workshops and more! Details
May 13 – 17, 2019
Various Venues, Edmonton
Spring Cleaning this weekend?
Outgrown It Sale
This event, hosted by the Griesbach Community League, gives parents the chance to sell gently used clothing, toys and other children’s items. Shoppers can find great deals to take home.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Major General Griesbach School, 304 Griesbach School Road Northwest
Explore the Sturgeon River and Big Lake of St. Albert.
Open every day Monday – Sunday
Riel Recreation Park , #2 Rodeo Drive St.Albert
$25 dollars 2 hours
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Art EXHIBITIONS & Other Events
A La Carte–Artwork by Marc Siegner
In “a la carte” artist Marc Siegner presents a series of vignettes in which he pairs a food cart with a location, most likely a street where he could imagine such a combination, possibly a place where the cart was or is located.
May 6 to June 9, 2019 @ McMullen Gallery
I Am From Here
I Am From Here, a new exhibition in RAM’s Human History Hall, shares the remarkable stories of the descendants of Alberta’s early Black pioneers.
March 23 to September 7, 2019 @ Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103a Ave NW