Get ready for another weekend in Edmonton filled with exciting events!
Earth Day Events
April 22 is Earth Day! Even though taking care of our planet is a 24/7 commitment, this special day allows us to reflect on our environmental impact. Attend one of these local events to learn more about how you can make a difference.
Join Alberta Craft Council as they breathe new life into recycled materials with this exciting workshop! Hosted by Sarah Janzen of Blenderz Garment Recyclers, this event will teach you how to complete a small oval rug using recycled fleece. All necessary materials will be provided. There are two time slots available, 11:00am–1:30pm or 2:00pm–4:30pm.
Stop by the Strathcona branch of the Edmonton Public Library for some fun hands-on activities to celebrate our wonderful planet! These interactive opportunities will be presented by scientists from Future Energy Systems, a program from the University of Alberta that focuses on developing new energy technologies. Activities run from 12:30pm–2:30pm.
Element Outfitters is hosting a special screening of a brand new film from Patagonia. Mind Over Mountain follows three Canadian snow sliders as they navigate the treacherous trek from Bugaboos to Rogers Pass ski traverse. Shaky conditions are tempered by impactful moments with friends as these three women embark on a memorable and breathtaking journey. Enjoy this film with a pint from local brewery 88 Brewing! Proceeds will be donated to the Edmonton Chapter of Protect Our Winters Canada.
Kickstart your spring cleaning with Current of Windermere. They’ll be accepting recyclables and eco station items in the Windermere Cineplex parking lot from 11:00am–2:00pm. In return, families will have a chance to spin to win a gift card from one of the businesses currently located in Current of Windermere. You will also receive a Red Spruce seedling to give back to our amazing planet.
Bard’s Birthday Bash | April 23
Celebrate all things Shakespeare with the Freewill Shakespeare Festival this weekend! On top of enjoying a slice of birthday cake in honour of The Bard, you can enjoy some delicious hors d’oeuvres and bid on an array of items from local community partners! After the reception, Metro Cinema will be screening West Side Story (1961).
Edmonton Poetry Festival | April 22–30
April is National Poetry Month and the perfect way to celebrate is by checking out the Edmonton Poetry Festival! Festivities kick off this Saturday with a free event at the Strathcona County Library, which will feature readings from Medgine Mathurin and Emily Riddle. Then, on Sunday evening, check out The Blinks Ignition at The Aviary for a fast-paced evening packed with 30 second poems.
Dreamspeakers Film Festival | April 21–23
Highlighting Indigenous filmmakers and artists, Dreamspeakers Film Festival is celebrating their 30th anniversary! Read more about this festival here.
Capital City Vintage Market | April 22–23
Capital City Vintage Market is back! Head down to the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market to explore tons of vintage wares including clothing, accessories, home goods, and more. While you are there, make sure to explore the permanent vendors at the Market located on the first floor.
Edmonton Oilers: Playoffs | April 21 & 23
The Edmonton Oilers face off against the LA Kings for games 3 & 4 of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even though these are away games, there are plenty of spots around our city to enjoy the action with other sports fans! Read our round-up here.