It’s officially summer and all of Edmonton is ready to celebrate. Whether for you that means a beer garden, outdoor festival, live theatre, or artisanal goodies, there’s something for you this weekend.
1) Al Fresco on 104th | June 25
It’s the first Saturday of the season for Al Fresco on 104th in downtown Edmonton! Programming runs 11 am–3 pm with Yoga in the Park, market vendors, live music, a doggie video booth, Powwow 101 with Wase Sabe Experiences, a free art class with Latitude 53, and more.
2) Edmonton PrideFest | June 24–25
Festival gates in Churchill Square open at 7 pm on June 24 for the Glitter & Grease kick-off party and are open at 11 am on June 25 for the Edmonton PrideFest main event. Guests who bring a non-perishable food donation will get an extra entry to the grand prize draw: a chance to win a pair of roundtrip flights to the destination of your choice.
3) Alberta Circus Arts Festival | till June 26
Try a free stilts workshop, hear from incredible circus experts, take a workshop, or just marvel at the talents in one of the scheduled performances!
4) Ukrainian Vintage Fair | June 25
Don’t miss this rare chance to find some Ukrainian treasures. This lovely day features live Ukrainian music, fresh Ukrainian food, and is often described as the “Ultimate Ukrainian Garage Sale.”
5) Broadway’s HAMILTON | opening weekend
The critically acclaimed musical is finally on an Edmonton stage near you! Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (the musical mastermind of movie faves like Encanto and Moana), this fictional retelling of the Founding of the United States blends hip-hop, R&B, jazz, and Broadway for a fast-paced, entertaining show with an exceptionally talented and diverse cast.
6) Bountiful’s Birthday Weekend | June 24–26
The three-day birthday bash for this local indoor farmers’ market features various children’s activities (including balloons and bubble wonder), live music, and voucher giveaways.
7) Alberta Métis Fest | June 24–26
Head outside of Edmonton to Métis Crossing for the annual Alberta Métis Fest to celebrate beautiful Métis culture and traditions. Interpretive activities include traditional art projects, canoe rides, hide tanning demonstrations, Voyageur games, and more, as well as live performances, jigging competition, and artisan market!
Looking for even more options? Check out great events, concerts, theatre & more in our online Events Calendar!