Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton
June 21 to 23, 2019
A digest of What’s On in and around Edmonton during this weekend including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events. Few weekday events are also listed.
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I. Family Events & Activities
The Music of Harry Potter
Hop on the Hogwarts Express for a musical adventure beyond your imagination. Relive the magical movie scores of all eight films with your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and conductor Bob Bernhardt. Fly through the hallowed halls of Hogwarts and hear the mesmerizing scores from The Philosopher’s Stone to The Deathly Hallows.
June 21 to 22, 2019
Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton
$24 to $79
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Celebration of First Nation, Metis, Inuit Culture, Art and Traditions plus a free BBQ lunch.
Friday, June 21, 2019 | 9 AM – 5 PM
Enoch Park: Cree PowWow Grounds, Parkland County
Wabamun Dragonfly Festival & WAVES Entertainment
Parade, TransAlta Fireworks, Car Show, Art Walk, Vendors market, WAVES Waterfront beer gardens, entertainment & kids activities, Jazz on the Veranda, Library book sale, Firehall BBQ, Museum Tours, WAVES Waterfront beer gardens & entertainment, Lighted boat parade and more!
June 21 to 23, 2019; Fireworks on Friday @ 11:15 PM
Waterfront Park – 5119 50 Street Wabamun
Manning Summer Melt
Cool down with FREE ICE CREAM (while supplies last), FREE activities including bouncy castles, face-painters, balloon artists, and more! Plus, enter for a chance to win a $250 Manning Town Centre gift card simply for coming!
Saturday, June 22nd | 12 PM-3 PM
Manning Town Centre, 15531 37 St NW, Edmonton
Edmonton Filipino Fiesta
The event features the best of Philippine culture – a weekend of entertainment, arts, crafts and food! Filipino Fiestas are meant to be celebrated with lots of family and friends so we look forward to sharing with everyone the culture and traditions of the Philippines!
June 22 & 23, 2019
Borden Park, 7507 Borden Park Rd NW, Edmonton
Martin Deerline’s Day of Play
Join us for a day of free family fun at Martin Deerline’s Day of Play! Bouncy castles, pedal tractor course, wagon rides, farmyard animals and more!
Saturday, June 22 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Martin Deerline – 17104 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Edmonton’s Indigenous Peoples Festival
First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples and cultures will be celebrated through interactive experiences, cultural demonstrations, artisans, cuisine and live concerts. Experience a Pow-Wow, visit displays and take part in interactive activities by community partners from all across the Edmonton region, make bannock over the fire, watch live concerts all afternoon and evening, visit the artisan marketplace and enjoy a snack from a local food truck.
Saturday, June 22 | 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton
Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gatherings
From traditional heavy events, Piping and Dance competitions to sleep dogs and wee heavy events and bouncy castles there’s something for the whole family. There will also be traditional Scottish food, merchants, beer gardens and much more!
Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Grant McEwan Park, 3105 101 St SW, Edmonton
free – 15.00
Party in the Park
We’re throwing a party for families! This will be an event for young families as we’ll have tons of bouncy castles, games, face-painting, popsicles, give-a-ways, live music and more! There is no cost to attend.
Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 2:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mill Woods Park, Edmonton
Step on the gas, drive back in time and enjoy a spectacular display of vintage cars, tractors and motorcycles at the Ukrainian Village, combined with the very best of Ukrainian-Canadian music festival. Details
Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Tofield
Other Family Activities
1.Parkbus – Free Bus Transportation to Elk Island National Park
The Parkbus TD Elk Island Express will operate every Saturday from June 8 to August 31, 2019 and Sundays on long weekends through the summer (June 30, August 4 and September 1).
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.
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.
St Albert – Drop in Schedule
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). @ Woodlands Water Play Park, 165 Sturgeon Road, St Albert
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
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II. Live Music & Concerts
Weekday Concerts, EDM & Concert Tours
- Summer Sessions — Clayton Bellamy with Special Guest Alex Nikolaychuk on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Shikaoi Park, Stony Plain
- Charley Pride on Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ River Cree Resort & Casino
- Corey Hart – Never Surrender Tour on Friday, June 21, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Rogers Place
- French Quarter Patio Series on Fridays | 7 – 9 PM @ Café Bicyclette
- Graves on Friday, June 21, 2019 | 9:00 PM @ The Chvrch Of John
- Vengaboys with Right Said Fred on Friday, June 21, 2019 | 9:00 PM @ River Cree Resort & Casino
- MAC DADDY – The Fleetwood Mac Experience LIVE on Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM @ The Arden Theatre
Summer Solstice Music Festival
Annual music festival featuring solo piano recital, string quartets and mixed chamber music, performed by world-renowned artists, both local and international.
June 11–21, 2019
Various venues, Edmonton
Free & Ticketed events
TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival
Uniting everything from swing, standards, bebop, vocal jazz, punk, avant garde, contemporary, house, dance drum and bass and more under one musical umbrella, the EIJF includes shows for hard-core jazz aficionados and newcomers alike with intimate club shows, cabaret-style dance parties, free outdoor concerts and international touring acts.
June 21-30, 2019
Various Venues, Edmonton
FREE & Ticketed concerts
Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival
Ryan Langlois, Big Wreck, Bif Naked, Sawbones, Matthew Good, Confusionaires, The Watchmen, and more!
June 21 & 22, 2019
Four Seasons Park – 41 Ave, Beaumont
$79 & up
Make Music Edmonton
Make Music Edmonton is based on a tradition started in France: the “Fête de la Musique”. It was launched in 1982 at the initiative of Jack Lang, French Minister of Culture at the time. Since then, the event takes place on June 21, the longest day of the year. This free and popular event promotes live music, both amateur and professional, of all styles and genres.
Friday, June 21, 2019 | 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM
All along the 124 street (from Jasper avenue to 108 avenue)
Soundtrack Music Festival
The multi-genre Top 40 music & arts festival will feature performances from some of the music industry’s hottest talent both past and present in Edmonton’s one-of-a-kind historic River Valley.
Saturday June 22, 2019 | 2:00 PM to 10:45 PM
Kinsmen Park – 9100 Walterdale Hill NW, Edmonton
$99 & up
Music for Venezuela
[email protected] Chamber Concert Society is working with non-profit “I am Venezuela Humanitarian Aid – Edmonton”, to present you a fundraising concert for the peoples of Venezuela. The humanitarian plight in recent months in Venezuela have led to millions of people without basic necessities such as affordable food, power and medicine
Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 02:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Southminster-Steinhauer United Church, 10740-19 Ave NW, Edmonton
Edmonton Scottish Highland Gathering Ceilidh
In conjunction with the Edmonton Scottish Highland Gathering and hosted by the Clan MacNaughton Pipe Band and the Edmonton Scottish Society. There will be a variety of Musical and Dance Performances, Kilted Colin direct from L.A., Dance Party featuring the Tony Michael Band taking the stage at 9:00pm. Drinks, BBQ & Great Raffle Prizes. (last call is at midnight)
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 | 6 PM– 12 AM
Edmonton Scottish Society Hall, 3105-101St SW, Edmonton
$20.00 includes one beverage ticket
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Live Music & Concerts in Edmonton
III. Theatre & Performing Arts
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- Live Theatre in Edmonton
- Oprah Winfrey Presents: Your Path Made Clear on Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ Rogers Place
With Glowing Hearts: A Canadian Burlesque Revue
Celebrating the local history and the untold story of Canadian feminists, heroines, and trail blazers, With Glowing Hearts is a Burlesque revue extravaganza celebrating Canadian women throughout history. With a rocking CANCON (that’s all Canadian songs) soundtrack, and performances from Delia Barnett, Sarah Jackson, Madelaine Knight, Kiki Quinn and Sydney Parcey, choreography by Leah Paterson and hosted by the incomparable Albertan feminist Nellie McClung (Ellen Chorley)- you won’t want to miss this patriotic party! Details
June 21 & 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park
$30 + GST
Freewill Shakespeare Festival
For the Freewill Shakespeare’s 31st Season we are proud to be presenting Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Winter’s Tale.. Details
June 18- July 14, 2019
The Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road, Edmonton
PWYC to $60
Improvaganza is Edmonton’s international improv and sketch comedy festival! Rapid Fire Theatre hosts best comedy acts we can find, in showcase performances, a Theatresports tournament, an international festival ensemble, plus workshops with amazing artists, and tons of social events too. Details
June 12-22, 2019
Rapid Fire Theatre – Citadel Theatre: 9828 101A Ave., Edmonton
Opera NUOVA – Opera & Music Theatre Festival
A collection of Mainstage Operas, Music Theatre and Enlightenment Events that breathe life into some of the greatest compositions of the vocal arts. Details
May 25 to June 30, 2019
Various Venues, Edmonton area.
Free and ticketed events.
A Likely Story
Temporarily stranded in a pleasant alpine location, five would-be travellers find themselves increasingly fascinated by one another. Worries and preoccupations go by the wayside as these new friends joyously explode and reimagine their expected trajectories with trademark Teatro pith and brio. Details
June 6-22, 2019
The Varscona Theatre, 10329 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton
$25 to $42
III. Sports & Related Events
- Wainwright Stampede — Thursday, June 20 to Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ Wainwright Exhibition Grounds, 1401 1st Avenue, Wainwright
vs. BC Lions.
Summer Solstice Party: We’ve got Extreme Dogs taking the turf for halftime, and it’s the longest day of the year, so we want you to join us for a post-game party on the field.
Friday, June 21, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Commonwealth Stadium — 11000 Stadium Rd., Edmonton
Join us for a knock out evening of live boxing as WBC & WBA Featherweight World Champion Jelena Mrdjenovich returns to the ring.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Edmonton Convention Centre
MS Society Bike
Join almost 2000 cyclists of all skill levels and backgrounds to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the MS bike tour and experience an unforgettable two day ride through the beautiful Alberta Prairies.
June 22 & 23, 2019
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
1500 Sparrow Dr, Nisku
Paddlesports Demo Day
We will have our expert staff on site to answer questions and give advice on boats, paddles and gear. We will have a large range of boats & boards to try from Wilderness Systems, Jackson, Perception, NRS and more. There will be recreational, crossover and fishing kayaks all available to try out. An ideal way to make a decision prior to purchasing a perfect kayak or board.
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
107 Ray Gibbon Dr, St. Albert
IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
More To Do
Alberta Vacation Ideas & Itineraries
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- Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Information Session on June 18 | 6:00pm-7:00pm @ 14755 121A Ave, Edmonton
- Fulton Place Garden Tour on Tuesday, June 18 & Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ The Sunshine Garden, 6110 Fulton Road, Edmonton
- Thirsty Thursdays on Thursdays, June 6 to September 26, 2019 | 06:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ Snow Valley Aerial Park
- Date Nights — Thursdays | June 13 to August 29 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ University of Alberta Botanic Garden
- ULAM: Main Dish – the Movie on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Myer Horowitz Theatre
- Cree Crafts at Elk Island National Park: Seven Sacred Teachings on June 20, 2019 | 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM @ Elk Island National Park – Astotin Lake Recreation Area
- Edmonton River Boat Season 2019 – Date Nights on Thursdays (7 PM), River Cruises on Weekends, Cruise and Brunch Buffet on Sundays.
The Works Art & Design Festival
The Works unleashes art & design throughout one square kilometer of Edmonton’s downtown core. Completely free to the public, The Festival is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe. Greater than the sum of its many parts, The Works is a time and place for everyone to discover, discuss and develop an appreciation for art and design. Details
June 20 – July 2, 2019
Capital Plaza, Edmonton
Bountiful Farmers’ Market Grand Opening
Edmonton’s year round, multi-day indoor farmers’ market! Whether you’re shopping for the week, meeting for lunch or just sitting down for coffee while the kids play, every visit will be a memorable one. Community performances, cultural celebrations, heritage festivals, chefs’ performances, master classes and more; every day that we’re open, we’ll be bringing you entertainment to enjoy.
June 21 to 23, 2019 | 9 AM – 5 PM
Bountiful Farmers’ Market, 3696 97 St, Edmonton
Pure Speculation Festival
The Pure Speculation Festival is Edmonton’s Family Friendly Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival, featuring panels, demos, games, costumes, face-painting, and more!
June 21 & 22, 2019
Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Just A Little Night Market
What’s new? Try some scorpions, Wine Bar, more Food Trucks & as always amazing entertainment. Hoop dancing, tarot card reading or other curiosities never sure what you will find. A portion of proceeds goes to Rotary our charity of choice.
Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22 | 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Aviation Hangar, 11410 Kingsway NW, Edmonton
$5.00; 10 & under are free
Planets and Perseids
Leave behind the city lights and visit Elk Island National Park for an evening of night sky splendor! The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and is a reason for celebration for many communities and cultures. Join us to experience a gorgeous sunset and stories, followed by stars!
Friday, June 21 | 10:00 PM to midnight
Astotin Lake Recreation Area., Elk Island National Park
Habitat for Humanity Paint Workshop
HFH Paint Workshops provide a basic foundation for painting homes. Lunch, tools, and personal safety equipment are provided.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 8:30AM-4:15PM
Habitat for Humanity, 14755 121A Ave., Edmonton
Ukrainian Vintage Fair
Find a hidden gem, or replace that broken plate Baba hasnt found out about yet…
Add to your dining set, maybe even some shot glasses to get your Ukrainian party started! Maybe you’ll find a rare Mickey and Bunny record, or an old cookbook for some new recipes! Get in boho chic style with a vintage Ukrainian shirt! Come down and visit with items from your childhood, and come out to have some fun!
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 1 PM – 5 PM
ACUA Gallery & Artisan Boutique
9534 – 87 Street, Edmonton
Pets in the Park
Join us as we celebrate with our furry, feathered and scaly friends.
Saturday, June 22nd from 9 AM. to 4 PM
Hawrelak Park 9330 Groat Rd NW, Edmonton
Volunteer Weed Pull
Orange hawkweed has only been found in one location in Edmonton’s natural areas. Your help is needed to prevent its spread and protect our parks. Please join the volunteer weed pulls for Orange hawkweed in MacTaggart Sanctuary this summer! Details
Saturday June 22nd 2019 | 9:30AM – 11:30AM
4061 Mactaggert Drive NW, Edmonton
Aging Well at Home
Health Fair For Seniors and Caregivers. Vendors, Displays and Free Information Sessions Scheduled Throughout the Day. Details
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Central Lions Recreation Centre
11113-113 Street, Edmonton
Horse & Wagon Mural Tours
Come one and come all to our annual horse and wagon tours! Bring your family out and enjoy a wagon ride and learn more about Stony Plain and the people who helped grow this community! Details
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM.
Multicultural Heritage Centre, Stony Plain
Harcourt Open House Party
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is opening the doors to fulfill one’s curiosity by inviting visitors to meet and greet our studio artists, see their working spaces, and learn about their unique creative process. Explore the buildings, workshop spaces, our galleries, and two special exhibition projects: Metaphor and the Art and Human Form in Art: De-Coding the Style.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 12 PM – 5 PM
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, 10215 112 St NW, Edmonton
Bike Fest, Sponsored by Suzuki
Ride your motorcycle to Argyll Motorsports on Saturday’s from 1-4 pm to enjoy Summer, Food, Friends, & Motorcycles! Connect with an inclusive motorcycle community and enter to win amazing prizes!
Saturday June 22, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Argyll Motorsports & Marine, 9055 63 Ave, Edmonton
Grab a free ¼ Chicken and PERi-PERi fries at Nando’s locations across Canada. Just bring 1 non-perishable food item to donate and Nando’s will treat you to lunch.
It’s first-come-first-serve, and you’ll need to dine-in so make sure you dash there quick. While quantities last.Details
Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Participating Nando’s Locations Across Canada
1 non-perishable food item
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Art EXHIBITIONS & Other Events
Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools
A powerful travelling exhibition by the Legacy of Hope Foundation that explores the history and consequences of the Residential School System in Canada with the goal of contributing to the healing and understanding required for reconciliation.
May 16 to September 2, 2019 @ Borealis Gallery, Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre
The Future All at Once
In The Future All at Once, Alberta’s first provincial Artist in Residence, Lauren Crazybull, uses the tradition of portraiture to reframe and confront representations of Indigenous people.
June 8 to August 4, 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