Ready for another weekend in Edmonton? Enjoy beautiful weather and tons of exciting events!
Art on the Block | May 5
Want to take home a unique art piece created by some of the provinces most recognized visual artists? Check out The Art Gallery of Alberta’s biggest fundraiser this weekend! Art on the Block invites patrons to bid on art, explore the exhibitions, enjoy delicious bites and cocktails, and engage with other art lovers.
Callingwood Farmers’ Market | opening May 7
Farmers’ market season is finally here! Check out Edmonton largest outdoor market this weekend to explore over 200 vendors. And, in honour of opening weekend, the first 100 people will get a market bag, homemade fudge, and $5 to be redeemed at one of the Market’s vendors. There will also be kid-friendly activities including face painting, flower planting, and free cookies!
Gathering Threads Festival | May 5–7
Calling all fibre arts lovers! Gathering Threads Festival is on this weekend at the Edmonton EXPO Centre! Formerly the Edmonton Fibre Frolic, this festival is excited to connect crafters with workshops, premium materials, and a celebration of all things creative! Friday night’s schedule includes a fashion show featuring designers from around the world. Plus, craft together in the Family Zone, explore curated pieces in the themed art gallery, or participate in craft workshops with talented instructors.
Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair | May 5–7
Shop the best of Edmonton’s art and design scene at this iconic Edmonton market. Featuring expertly curated goods made by local artisans, The Royal Bison is every Edmontonian’s favourite shopping experience. Find art, ceramics, home goods, jewelry, and so much more. Hosted at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (8426 Gateway Blvd.)
Northwestfest & Rainbow visions | May 4–14
Your two favourite film festivals are teaming up for 10 days of top-notch cinema at Metro Cinema! Enjoy educational documentaries as a part of Northwestfest, Canada’s longest running non-fiction film festival. Featured films include Black Barbie and The Lebanese Burger Mafia (which is directed by Edmonton’s own Omar Mouallem!).
Art of the Brick Opening Weekend | Opens May 5
Get ready to explore the world’s most popular display of LEGO art! Originally a lawyer, artist Nathan Sawaya decided to channel his love of art into an unconventional medium. Promoting accessibility and playfulness, The Art of the Brick is features several breathtaking works of art, including recreations of famous paintings, a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, and a series of collaborative photographs. Head down to TELUS World of Science to check out this new exhibition and participate in special opening weekend activities.
First Métis Man of Odesa | April 22–May 13
Based on real events, this touching love story is on at the Citadel Theatre and features a narrative that follows Matthew and Masha as they navigate long-distance love, pregnancy, a pandemic, and a tumultuous war. Honest, hilarious, and heartwarming, The First Métis Man of Odesa is a must-see this theatre season! Read more about this show here.
Karen’s Diner on Tour | May 6–14
The only place where bad service is guaranteed, Karen’s Diner is an Australian chain that features intentionally rude staff in a 1950s-style diner setting. Now, this famous concept is on tour in North America and will be stopping right here in Edmonton! Check it out at The Canadian Brewhouse. Read more about this cheeky popup here.