Events in Edmonton: June 2 to 4, 2017

Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4, 2017

I. Family Events & Activities

1.Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival

For over 35 years, the International Children’s Festival of the Arts has been a staple event for children and families across the region–educating, entertaining and inspiring thousands of kids each spring. The largest of its kind in North America, this top-notch, annual kids’ arts and culture extravaganza returns along the picturesque banks of the Sturgeon River in downtown St. Albert. Details.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 4, 2017 | 11:00 AM. to 5:00 PM

St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert

Free and ticketed events

2. Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids

Knights of the Northern Realm present Medieval May with a 14th century Fashion Show, Medieval History Displays, Tournament Combat, Period Dancing, Medieval Weapon demonstration, Medieval Market, and Silent Auction. Details.

June 3 & 4, 2017 | 02:00 PM

Westbury Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns
10330 84 Avenue, Edmonton

$7.50

3. Farmers’ Days Rodeo and Exhibition

The Stony Plain-Kinsmen Farmers’ Days Rodeo and Exhibition is a three-day festival jointly planned by the Town of Stony Plain and the Stony Plain Kinsmen Club. The weekend event features a rodeo, midway with carnival games, and the Kids’ Korral, which includes a petting zoo, bounce room, and activities area. Details.

June 2 to 4, 2017

Stony Plain Heritage Park – Stony Plain

$ 5 to $15

4. Legacy Park Family Festival

Enjoy fun in the community and the arrival of our furry Sheep friends, celebrating 25 years in Fort Saskatchewan! The fantastic activities in the park this year include: Lots of Crafts like Bird House Building, Cupcake Decorating, Face Painting, mini hockey, a dunk tank, balloon animals, Glitter Tattoos, Inflatables to bounce in, a Petting Zoo with cute little animals to hang out with, and much more! Details.

Saturday, June 03, 2017 | 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Legacy Park, 100 Avenue and 101 Street, Fort Saskatchewan

Free

5. Root for Trees

Have fun in nature and plant trees with us at a free, family event at Hermitage Park! Festivities will include a Tree-athlon, tree planting, live music, bucket truck rides, crafts, tree giveaways, educational exhibitors, and much more! The Root for Trees fest is an annual event to celebrate trees in nature and encourage Edmontonians to learn more about growing the city’s urban forest. Details.

Saturday June 3, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Hermitage Park, 2115 Hermitage Road NW, Edmonton

FREE

6. Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival

Don’t miss this celebration of Japanese culture in a very special spring setting. Martial arts demonstrations, art displays and demos, music performances, children’s games and crafts, authentic Japanese Tea Ceremonies, Japanese food sampling, the Kita no Taiko drummers and more. Details.

Sunday, June 04, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

U of A Botanic Garden – 51227 Hwy 60, Parkland County

Regular Admission

7. Canada 150 Rehab Med Family Fun Day

Join us for a FREE Family Fun Day, an opportunity for kids to learn about physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology, enjoy the bouncy castle slide, face painting and balloon twisters, meet the University of Alberta mascots Guba and Patches and enjoy a free ice-cream sundae and t-shirt! PLUS, help us celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by adding your hand print to our Canada 150 mural and sharing your photos with us for a chance to win! Details.

June 3, 2017 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Corbett Hall front lawn, 8205 – 114 Street
Edmonton

Free

II. Adult/ Youth Events

1. Live Music

For more details, see Live Music & concerts in Edmonton

 

1. Nick Sherman Details

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 7:30 – 9:30PM @ Capitol Theatre– Fort Edmonton Park | $22

 

2. Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Details

Saturday, June 03, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Century Casino – 13103 Fort Road, Edmonton | $62.95

 

3. Ellen Doty

Friday June 2, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton |$26 plus applicable fees.

 

4. The Best Is Yet to Come: Sinatra and Beyond

June 2 & 3, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $39 to $93

 

5. Cosmopolitan Music Society

Sunday, June 4, 2017 | 7:30 PM @ Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $25.

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2. Live Theatre

Performing Arts and Theatre in Edmonton during June

1. Shirley Valentine: Shirley’s a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband’s chip’n’egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she’s stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.Details

June 2 to 10, 2017 @ Backstage Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns |$22

 

2. The Salon of the Talking Turk. Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic automaton amongst Long Island high society in the 1920s. Mark Meer returns as the mechanical interloper, joined by Shannon Blanchet and Louise Lambert in fine flapper form, and Teatro newcomer Braydon Dowler-Coltman as an enterprising millionaire orphan. Details

May 25 to June 10, 2017 @ The Varscona Theatre, 10329 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton . | PWYC – $37

3. Opera NUOVA – Opera & Music Theatre Festival

Canada’s only summer opera festival. A collection of Mainstage Operas, Music Theatre and Enlightenment Events that breathe life into some of the greatest compositions of the vocal arts. Join us for a series of 9 concerts, 4 masterclasses and 4 main stage performances including Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel”. Come and enjoy watching performances from some of Canada’s most advanced emerging artists! Details

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May 20 – June 30, 2017

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Various Venues, Edmonton and area.

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Adults: $18 – $45; Seniors: $18 – $40
Students: $15 – $20; Child (under 14): $10 – $20

4. Nextfest

Celebrating the creative voice of the next generation, Nextfest offers original encounters in theatre, dance, music, film, spoken word, visual art, multidisciplinary collaborations, and unforgettable artistic experiences. A powerful force in Edmonton’s festival season, Nextfest 2017 amplifies the voice of up and coming movers, shakers, makers, dreamers and activators. Details

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June 1 to 11, 2017

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The Roxy on Gateway, 8529 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton

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Free and ticketed events

 

5. Heart of the City Music and Arts Festival

Festivities include music, art, spoken word, dance, and diverse creative activities from central Edmonton artists. Details

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Saturday, June 03, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sunday, June 04, 2017 |11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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Giovanni Caboto Park – 108 Ave & 95 St, Edmonton

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Free

 

6. Edmonton International Choral Festival

The Edmonton International Choral Festival (EICF) will feature professional international and Canadian choirs, internationally renowned guest conductors, and Edmonton’s own Pro Coro Canada, as well as engaging local choirs and individual singers throughout the community. For this inaugural festival, the EICF is delighted to announce the participation of Sweden’s Voces Nordicae (conductor,Lone Larsen), Halifax Camerata Singers (conductor,Jeff Joudrey), and Swedish conductor, Robert Sund, who will lead a mass choir in the concluding Gala concert of the festival. Details

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June 1 to 4, 2017

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All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral and McDougall United Church, Edmonton

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Adult $30
​Student/Senior $25

 

7. AMFA Provincial Choral, Music & Speech Festival

Choral, music, and speech students from across the province converge to compete at the 2017 Alberta Music Festival Association (AMFA) Provincial Choral, Music & Speech Festival. Competitors have successfully competed at their respective local festivals (36 in total around Alberta and the Northwest Territories) to have the chance to compete at the Provincial Festival. Some competitors will be chosen to go on to represent Alberta at the 2017 National Music Festival taking place in Ottawa this August. Details.

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May 28 to June 3, 2017

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Various Venues, Edmonton

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$5 per day

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Leduc Black Gold Pro Rodeo

Join us as we celebrate our western roots with one of the best events Leduc and area has to offer. Don’t miss four days of Pro Rodeo excitement, Black Gold Trade Fair, midway rides and games, pancake breakfasts, Saturday parade, Cabaret and plenty of activities for the whole family! Details

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Thursday, June 01 to Sunday, June 04, 2017

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Leduc Recreation Centre, 4330 Black Gold Drive Leduc.

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Free & ticketed events.

 

2. Edmonton Prospectus

Home opener vs Brooks Bombers.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 | 7:05 PM

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RE/MAX Field, Edmonton

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3. Play On! 4 On 4 Canadian Street Hockey Tournament

Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! Edmonton makes its nation-wide tour stop at West Edmonton Mall. Play On! Edmonton is the ultimate street hockey experience and represents a national celebration of hockey. Details

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June 3 & 4, 2017 | 8 AM to 8 PM

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WEM Overflow Parking lot, Edmonton

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Free for Spectators

 

4. Eskimos Fan Day

Eskimos practice followed by a full team autograph session. Interactive kid’s activities Face painting, Balloon animals, BBQ, Live DJ, Esks Cheer Team performance. Details

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 1 PM to 4 PM

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Entrance through Gate 6 & 9, Commonwealth Stadium

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Free

 

5. Street Legal

Join us at Castrol Raceway and race your vehicle during the weekly JB’s Power Centre Street Legal. As long as your vehicle is register-able and insurable… you’re good to go! Streel Legal is presented in conjunction with Edmonton Police Service’s Blue Line Racing Association, and the RCMP’s Y.I.E.L.D. program.. Details

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Almost every Friday night May 19 – September 22, 2017 | 05:00 PM

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Castrol Raceway, Highway 19 & Highway 2 (2 kms West)
Nisku

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$5 to $40

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

Everyone will find a new favorite with over 400 local, national and international craft beers, while also being able to sample tasty food from over 15 of Edmonton’s best restaurants, pubs and eateries. Details

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Friday, June 02, 2017 | 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 03, 2017 | 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands
7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton

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$19.99 & up

 

2. Zombie Apocalypse

A fast-moving, deadly and unstoppable virus has swept through Edmonton, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. You are part of a small, but crucial group of uncontaminated civilians, taking refuge alongside scientists and emergency response crews inside the city’s last safe zone, the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (TWOSE).This is a fully-facilitated simulated three-part event, lasting a total of 3.5 hours. Details

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

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TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
11211 142 Street, Edmonton

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$37.95 +GST

 

3. UNspoken

Sometimes art grabs you somewhere deeper than your senses. Join us for unSpoken, where we will view the arts through a spiritual perspective. Singer/songwriters, painters, storytellers and craftsmen presenting their current work in this quiet, coffee house style evening.
Desserts, coffee and good conversation. Details

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Spark Centre #116, 2257 Premier Way, Sherwood Park

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$10 cover.

 

4. Walk for Values

Just pledge to practice a value of your choice such as patience, forgiveness, and compassion, and join the group for a joyous walk with music and cheers. The Walk is followed by cultural performances and refreshments. Details

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 1:30 PM -3:00 PM

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Mill Woods Park, 23 Ave / 66 St, Edmonton

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Free

 

5. Afro Fest

Celebrate, share and experience the colorful, rich and inviting diverse cultures of people of African descent. The festival will celebrate and enhance Edmonton’s passion for diversity and inclusion in the Edmonton community through the showcasing of cultures, cusines and entertainment from the 55 countries in Africa. First annual AfroFest will be launched with a parade Saturday noon followed by a great line up of entertainers, variety of cuisine, and vendors! This along with exhibitions, a fantastic children’s corner and much much more! Details

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June 3 to 4, 2017
Parade on Saturday | 12:00 PM

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Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

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Free

 

6. East Coast Party

Morinville is bringing the East to the West! Enjoy an East Coast Surf & Turf dinner with comedy entertainment provided by the hilariously famous Jimmy Flynn. Details

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 05:00 PM

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Morinville Community Cultural Centre , 9502 100 Avenue

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$45 to $65

 

7. Festival of Quilts Show

Immerse yourself in a world of colourful textiles, patterns, and artistic stitching. View over 200 quilts ranging from beautifully hand-stitched traditional quilts to works of modern art. Find out how photography and computer technology is used to stitch, print on and even cut fabric today. Canada 150 is the theme for this year’s festival and we want to make sure this is an event that everyone will enjoy. Details

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June 3 & 4, 2017

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Central Lions Recreation Centre – 11113 113 Street NW, Edmonton

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$8

 

8. 100 in 1 Day

From street murals and impromptu concerts, to pop-up art installations and lemonade stands, 100in1Day Edmonton is a festival of 100 events that are fun, free and open to the public. Details

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June 3, 2017

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Various locations, Edmonton

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Free

 

9. Other Events

Cinema Series at Fort Edmonton Park: Enjoy a variety of hand picked classic movies each month in Fort Edmonton Park’s Cinema Series. Played in the historic Capitol Theatre, each film in the Cinema Series is selected by Artistic Director Dana Anderson, who introduces a new film each week. Details

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Every Thursday – May to September 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM

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Capitol Theatre 7000 143 Street, Edmonton

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$10 in advance online, $11.43 at the door

 

2nd Annual Foodie Bike Tour:

Sample food from restaurants guilt free! Bike around the city sampling popular menu items while gaining a culinary experience, burning off calories and meeting new people. Details

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Thursdays & Saturdays, June, 2017

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Various Venues, Edmonton

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$99 Per Person

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