Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton
May 25 to 27, 2018
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
Thousand Faces Festival of Mythic Theatre
The Thousand Faces Festival provides opportunities for artists of diverse cultures to create and share works of art inspired by the mythologies of the world with a broad audience. Performances in the festival will include theatre, dance, stilt walking, storytelling, poetry, improvisation and visual art from English, Greek, African, North American Aboriginal, and Indian mythic and cultural traditions. Details.
May 25 to 27, 2018
Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118 Ave, Edmonton
May 25 to 27, 2018
Kinsmen grounds, 47 Reil Drive, St Albert
$5 to $30
Edmonton Ukrainian Festival
UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival will be a celebration of Ukrainian culture, food, music, visual arts, crafts and dance. This two-day event will bring together people of Ukrainian heritage, as well as attract audiences of many diverse cultures.. Details.
May 25 & 26, 2018
Borden Park, 7507 Borden Park Rd NW, Edmonton
8th annual Medieval May
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.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 11 AM – 4 PM
King Edward Park Community League, 7708 85 Street NW, Edmonton
50th Anniversary Fun Rodeo
Ranch Rodeo, Petting Zoo, Dunk Tanks, Lawn Tractor Racing and more! Details
Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Leduc Recreation Centre, 4330 Black Gold Drive, Leduc
Healthy Kids Day
Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
YMCAs of Northern Alberta
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Other Family Activities/Ongoing Events
1. Muttart Conservatory: Details.
Letters From Europe: April 21 – June 24
Europe is home to some of the world’s most enchanting romantic locations. Join us and take a tour of Europe without leaving the city. This show will feature hydrangeas, geraniums and props that will take your imagination on a trip around the world.
2. City Hall – This week at City Hall
3. Tour John Walter Museum for free on Sundays: 1:00 PM to 04:00 PM
1. Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details Free for kids under 12.
Visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. Family Favourites Saturdays at 11:00 AM
3. Telus World of Science
Imax theatre : Shows
Free activities: local library
Visit your local Edmonton Public Library branch this Family Day for a special selection of free drop-in and scheduled programs. Go on a virtual adventure and scour the stacks on a digital scavenger hunt, make your own musical instrument and jam out with your family, or laugh your socks off at an entertaining puppet show. There’s so much you can do, and it’s all free! Details
Edmonton Public library offers plenty of free drop in activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends : 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 Swim – When & Where
- Spray Parks – When & Where
- Outdoor Pools – When & Where
- Drop-in Fitness/Skate Programs : When & Where
St Albert – Drop in Schedule
Grosvenor Outdoor Pool – Opens on May 26
Woodlands Water Play Park – 9:45 am to 8:15 pm. Daily through Labour day Weekend
Strathcona County – Drop in Programs
Parent Link Splash Down Fridays – Broadmoor Lake Park, 2001 Oak Street on Friday, May 25, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30pm
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II. Live Music & Concerts
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Live Music & Concerts in Edmonton
Weekday Concerts, EDM, & Concert Tours
- RUSS: I SEE YOU TOUR PART 1 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 7:00 PM @ Shaw Conference Centre
- Music of the Mozarts: Father and Son on Wednesday May 23, 2018 | 7:30 PM @ Winspear Center
- Keltie, Tanjeryne, Claudia Norris, & Nikki Nash on Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 12:00 PM @ Blackbird Cafe
- Power Trip on Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
- Amy Bishop “She’s Back” Concert on Friday, May 25, 2018 | 7:00 PM @ La Cité francophone L’UniThéâtre
- Edmonton Muse Anniversary Bash on Friday, May 25, 2018 | 7:00 [email protected] The Starlite Room
- Lady Saint, Omid, SRVENT, & Lukingz on Friday, May 25, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Bohemia
- Women Of Rock With Darby Mills & Stephanie Harpe on Friday, May 25, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Century Casino
- Senses Fail on Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 7:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
- Heartland, Ticket West, Ro, & Noire Nuit on Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Naked Cyber Cafe
- Jeremy Sinclair, Bethany Davidson, Hannah Scott, and Jesse Cunningham on Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM @ BRU Coffee + Beer House
- Derek Seguin on Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 7:00 PM @ Casino Yellowhead
- Queen It’s a Kinda Magic on Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 9:00 PM @ River Cree Resort & Casino
1. Rainmaker Concert Series
May 25: Kim Mitchell + Bif Naked + Captain Tractor
May 26: James Barker Band+Dan Davidson+River Town Saints. Details.
May 25 & 26 | 07:00 PM
Kinsmen Fair Grounds – 47 Riel Drive, St. Albert
$50 to $60
[email protected] Chamber Concert Society invites you to “Intermezzo”. Lunch hour chamber music by Bach, Glière, Kaspberger, Monteverdi, Ortiz, Reinecke and others. Informal, great for young families, seniors and everyone else! Details.
Friday, May 25, 2018 | 12 PM – 1 PM
8627 – 91st Street, Edmonton
3. Kent Sangster’s Obsessions Octet
“Obsession” earned a Western Canadian Music Award and a Juno nomination for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year”. “Melodia” was also nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for “Best Jazz Recording” and established this cross-over ensemble as one of the finest of its kind in North America.”Steppin’ Up” also received rave reviews and nominations for many different awards. Details.
May 25 & 26, 2018 | 08:00 PM
Yardbird Suite, 10203 86 Ave NW, Edmonton
$22 to $26
3. Popcorn & a Movie
Dim the lights and… action! A Joyful Noise – Thursday choir presents music from movie classics. The eclectic program will showcase the power of movie music to entertain, to move, and to linger in the hearts of an audience long after the lights go up. Details.
Saturday, May 26 | 7:30 PM
Southminister-Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19 Ave, Edmonton
$20 to $25
4. Carmina Burana
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus and Artistic Director David Garber present an exciting production of Carl Orff’s monumental “Carmina Burana”. This night will feature 5 percussionists, 4 choirs, 3 soloists, 2 pianists, 1 timpanist, 1 set and costume designer, 1 conductor… and YOU! Details.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 St, Edmonton
$15 to $68
5. Beethoven’s Fifth
Immerse yourself in the sounds of the most famous symphony ever written!
Sunday May 27, 2018 | 2:00 PM
4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonton
$15 – $20
6. A MUSICAL INVITATION TO SPRING
The St. David’s Welsh Male Voice Choir present A Spring Choral Concert. Join us for an afternoon of musical entertainment followed by light refreshments to include Welsh Cakes and various confections, tea and coffee.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 2:30 to 4:30 PM
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
10014-81 Ave. Edmonton
III. Theatre & Performing Arts
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Live Theatre in Edmonton
May 25 & 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park
$22.00 to $23.80
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
Jeremy Piven and Friends Special Presentation
Jeremy Piven was recently seen as Harry Gordon Selfridge in the popular PBS series MR. SELFRIDGE. Among his many notable roles, Piven is best known as movie agent “Ari Gold” in the hit HBO series ENTOURAGE, which aired for eight seasons and won Piven three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.
Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27, 2018
Rick Bronson’s – The Comic Strip
$35 – $74.95
Opera NUOVA – Opera & Music Theatre Festival
This year’s monumental 20th festival will bring almost 100 emerging artists from across North America: singers, collaborative pianists, conductors and stage personnel who are poised to launch their careers around the globe to Edmonton. Details.
May 25 to June 30, 2018
Various Venues, Edmonton
Free and ticketed events.
2018 Edmonton Slam Finals
The 2018 Edmonton Slam Finals brings together 12 qualifying poets in a competition to determine who will make it onto the Edmonton Slam Team and compete at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word! Details.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 07:00 PM
Westbury Theatre, ATB Arts in the Barns
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
v Saskatchewan Roughriders
Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Commonwealth Stadium – 11000 Stadium Rd., Edmonton
Edmonton Brain Tumour Walk
Raise money for education, information, and support for the estimated 55,000 Canadians affected by brain tumours. Donations also fund research into the cause and better treatments for brain tumours. 2.5km or 5km
Saturday May 26, 2018 | 9:30 AM
Hawrelak Park Pavillion
9330 Groat Road, Edmonton
IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
More To Do
Alberta Vacation Ideas & Itineraries
Edmonton International Cat Festival
Come celebrate cats, cat culture, and cat people! The Edmonton International Cat Festival is the only festival of its kind in Canada, bringing together cat lovers to celebrate cats and cat culture, while raising money and awareness for important cat rescue organizations! Details.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Robbins Health Learning Centre, 10910 104 Avenue, Edmonton
$15 to $20
Artists for Life 2018 In Support of Living Positive
Join us for the 9th annual Artists for Life event with proceeds to benefit Living Positive Through Positive Living, presented by TD Bank and in partnership with the Winspear Centre. In the lobby, we will host our Inaugural Art Walk, featuring some of Edmonton’s finest visual artists. Plus pop-up burlesque and a silent auction with something for everyone. Artists: Lindi Ortega, Emerald Chorus. Details.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 8:00PM
$30 to $100
Visit our real working asparagus farm, experience first-hand our asparagus story on our fully narrated fun wagon ride to the field and watch harvesting in action. Lots of opportunities to savour freshly picked delicious asparagus at our field. Details.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Edgar Farms, 1465 Twp Rd 352, Red Deer County ( 2hrs South of Edmonton Downtown)
$5.00, kids 5 and under free
You may also like: Annual Songbird Festival @ Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park (3 hrs NE from Edmonton) on May 26 & 27, 2018
Come and support over 100 artisans and crafters at Sherwood Park’s BEST handmade only event! There is something for everyone – home decor, baby and children’s items, jewelry and accessories, gourmet food, and more!! Pick up a Teacher’s Gift, Father’s Day present, or something for yourself!
Saturday May 26 | 10 AM – 5 PM
The Agora – Community Centre
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Sunset Voyageur Canoe Tours
Paddle and float in a replica Voyageur Canoe from Laurier Park to Capilano Park on the beautiful North Saskatchewan River. Wildlife sightings are common so bring both camera and binoculars as you float from parkland to our Edmonton skyline. Details.
Saturday May 26th | 6 PM
Laurier Park, 13221 Buena Vista Rd NW, Edmonton
$25 to $50
- What the Truck?! 2018 Season Kickoff: Start the 2018 food truck season with all of your favourite trucks! With music and family-friendly beer gardens, have lunch or dinner and a fun afternoon out! Saturday, May 26 | 3 PM – 8 PM @ Capital Boulevard
- The River Valley Food Tour: With almost 25 Edmonton restaurant partners we create a unique experience with every food tour. — May 25 to September 30, 2018
- Babes Who Brunch on Saturday, May 26 at 10 AM – 12 PM @ MKT
- Bend + Brunch on the Patio with Ali Widdicks on Sunday, May 27 | 10 AM – 12 PM @ CRAFT Beer Market Edmonton
Spring Psychic Fair
There is something for everyone! Get a reading from one of the many Psychics or Mediums at the fair! Watch as World Renowned Spiritual Medium Carmel Baird hosts several Q & A sessions AND, shop the various unique vendors and merchants at the fair. Details.
Saturday May 26th | 10 AM – 5 PM
River Lane Ranch, 2222 – 137 Ave NE Edmonton
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
City Market Downtown on 104th — Saturdays, May 19 to October 6, 2018 | 9:00AM – 3:00PM – Details
Callingwood Farmers Market — Sundays 10-3 and Wednesdays 12-5 PM @ 69 Avenue & 178 Street
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