What’s On This Weekend (Aug 18–20)

Street performers at the Fringe Festival! Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux

Outdoor concerts, live theatre, festive celebrations, community spirit, and more are happening in Edmonton this weekend. What are you checking out first?

Edmonton International Fringe Festival | till Aug 27
This year’s theme pays homage to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—so why not try to see 42 plays. This phenomenal alternative theatre fest is the largest and oldest of its kind in North America, with hundreds of local, national, and international artists coming together in Old Strathcona (and the French Quarter and 124 Street, in some cases). Watch live shows, clap for the roaming street performers, eat carnival foods, take the littles to the free Kids’ Fringe area, and have a glorious time.

ESO Outdoors in Castle Downs Park (Edmonton) | Aug 18
This park in northwest Edmonton is bringing the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s pay-what-you-can outdoor concert series to the community. Get ready for memorable songs from the classic classical to pop and Hollywood films. 11510–153 Ave., Edmonton.

Devon Fest | Aug 18–19
Enjoy the stunning Voyageur Park and evenings of live music at this local music festival, complete with vendors and food trucks. Performance lineup includes Mandy McMillan, Aaron Goodvin, and Tyler Joe Miller.

Pride Day at the AGA | Aug 19
It’s the second annual Pride Day at the AGA, featuring a Pride Market, rooftop patio party, film screenings, drag performances, and more! Come for a full day of fun and art activities for the whole family.

ESO Outdoors in Legacy Park (Fort Saskatchewan) | Aug 19
The beautiful Legacy Park is in the heart of downtown Fort Saskatchewan and its iconic band shell is perfect for outdoor entertainment—like the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s outdoor pay-what-you-can concert, featuring classical, pop, and Hollywood film scores. 100 Ave. & 101 St., Fort Saskatchewan.

Edmonton Reggae Festival | Aug 19
Edmonton’s original reggae music festival brings together song, dance, and local vendors. Plus, children 12 and under get free admission. Headliners this year include Ky-Mani Marley, the son of legendary reggae icon Bob Marley!

ESO Outdoors in Four Seasons Park (Beaumont) | Aug 20
Head to Beaumont’s largest park for another outdoor pay-what-you-can concert, where curated groups of ESO members will perform delightful renditions of memorable songs spanning multiple genres, including classical, pops, and Hollywood film scores. 5417–43 Ave., Beaumont.

How are you spending your weekend? Let us know on social media @WhereEdmonton!



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