Free Things to Do in Edmonton in May

A list of FREE and cheap fun things to do in the Edmonton Area during May 2021.


  • Events
  • Anytime free activities like walks and other outdoor fun.

I. Events

Eat & Seek Edmonton
01 Jun

Kingsway Mall, 109 Street & Kingsway, Edmonton

June 1, 2021 To September 30, 2021


Enjoy your next meal at Kingsway Mall’s new interactive outdoor space: Eat & Seek! Eat & Seek is an inventive outdoor dining experience featuring artwork from ...  »

Whyte Elephant Vintage Market
29 May

10411 82 Ave NW, Edmonton

May 29, 2021 To May 30, 2021


A spin on traditional, Whyte Elephant Market brings you the best of old and new. Featuring local vintage sweethearts, up-cycled furniture and housewares, knicks and knacks, local ...  »

UP CLOSE: Rainbow Bright
28 May


May 28, 2021


From quilled rifle cases to handmade protest signs, RAM has plenty of colourful objects under our care. But how does the museum preserve colour of objects so ...  »

Alberta Beach Farmers Market
09 May

Alberta Beach Agliplex, 46A Avenue, Alberta Beach

May 9, 2021 To September 26, 2021



Alberta Beach Farmers’ Market is located at the Agliplex in Alberta Beach, Alberta. We run Sundays 11:30am to 3pm May thru September. Our vendors offer a wide ...  »

Science Rendezvous
08 May


May 8, 2021


Science Rendezvous will STEAM Green and you are invited to the first ever virtual Science Chase. Race between event sites across the country, answer STEAM challenges, learn ...  »

Jane's Walk Edmonton
07 May

Various Locations, Edmonton/Online

May 7, 2021 To May 9, 2021


Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, community-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. Explore your city, share stories about your community and connect with ...  »

06 May


May 6, 2021


In OMENS, Lacey Huculak and Paul Blinov hold a flickering candle up to the shadowy worlds of mystery, mischief, and the macabre. Dance with brooding skeletons in ...  »

Virtual May Day
01 May


May 1, 2021


Join the Edmonton May Day Committee in a virtual celebration of International Workers’ Day! Listen to live panellists and performers and participate in an interactive discussion: 6:30 – 8:30pm – ...  »

Relove Market
01 May

Main Street, Leduc!, 50th Ave, Leduc

May 1, 2021


LEDUC CO-OP brings you the Farmer’s Market for the May 1st Relove Market! From tasty foods to homemade goods, the Farmer’s Market will offer a ...  »

Downtown Spark: Root 107
28 Apr

107 Street & 101 Avenue, Edmonton

April 28, 2021 To May 22, 2021


Enjoy the fresh spring air at Root 107 - an inclusive public space filled with colourful mural art, greenery, and food. Grab some takeout at one of the ...  »

Downtown Spark: Mother Tongues
20 Apr

Various Venues, Edmonton

April 20, 2021 To September 18, 2021


Mamanaw Pekiskwewina | Mother Tongues: amiskwacîwâskahikan is a celebration of the ancestral Indigenous languages of Treaty 6. [Care]rated by Cheyenne Rain LeGrande ᑭᒥᐘᐣ for Latitude 53, Mamanaw Pekiskwewina: ...  »

Downtown Spark: Arts District
08 Apr

Various locations in Downtown Edmonton

April 8, 2021 To May 31, 2021


Edmonton’s iconic Arts District is lighting up! Illuminate your curiosity and ignite your imagination as The Art Gallery of Alberta, Citadel Theatre, and Winspear Centre host ...  »

II. Other Free Activties

Go for a walk


Spring has sprung. It’s time to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. And lucky for us, Edmonton has a lot to offer in that department. Check out one of these Nature Attractions and Parks in and around Edmonton. There are hiking and biking trails, picnic spots, off-leash dog parks, birding areas, and much more.

See some public art

Looking for something new to do in Edmonton while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out some of Edmonton’s Public art features! You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city.

Go Birding

With spring setting in, see whether you can spot baby birds on your day out! This is also an awesome way to get to know your city and find some new parks in and around Edmonton. Here is a list of 15 places to go birding in Edmonton.

Plan Your Summer Garden

Get your kids to plant and maintain a summer garden this year. It’s time to start planting seeds indoors and planning what your summer will have in store. Visit Garden Centres in and around Edmonton with kids and get plants and seeds and start them indoors.

Fun Things to Do with Kids Inside Your Home

Just because you’re stuck indoors, doesn’t mean you really have to be stuck indoors. There are a ton of things that you and your kids can still do to have a blast from morning until night. And, to top it all off, you can do all of these things without your TV or your phone, unless you’re watching a tutorial video.

Science Experiments to Do at Home with Kids

Here are a few easy fun science activities/experiments that are easy and super fun in addition to being educational.

Spring Clean & Donate

Do some spring cleaning this school break and donate your clothes. Donating is a great way to give back, reduce waste, and get those feel-good vibes flowing. Keep your good deeds on the straight and narrow with this list of places where you can donate your goods in Edmonton.

Explore Our Stunning National Parks

There is much to discover in Canada’s National Parks and not being able to get to them physically shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the fabulous natural areas our country has to offer.

Traverse the parks online and plan your trip to these wondrous places when restrictions-free travel is allowed across the country.



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