10 of the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend (August 12-14)

Well, another summer weekend has come and gone, Edmonton… Luckily we have loads of fun to look forward to this week. Sports, festivals, concerts… you know, everything you could want when it comes to after-work activities.

Here are the top things to do in Edmonton this week.

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

“Experimental Pop” is a good way to sum up this larger than life and very energetic band. If you just want to dance your heart out this week, then this is our top pick.

When: Tuesday, 16.8
Where: 6240 99 Street NW
Costs: $31+

METRIC

Meanwhile, a Canadian music icon is also coming to town! They just released a new album (named “Formentera”), so you can expect some new songs among their most popular hits!

When: Wednesday, 08/17
Where: 9797 Jasper Ave
Costs: $56+

Paul Brandt

Next for (sort of) festivals we have the Together Again Concert Series! While the whole weekend is filled with big names, there’s no denying that Albertan country star Paul Brandt could be the best of them.

When: Friday, 08/19
Where: Edmonton exhibition countries
Costs: $79

ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA

Member’s Week is coming to the AGA! Existing members get some serious perks, like free entry for a friend, gift shop discounts, and free desserts (with purchase) in May. Join yet? Membership is also reduced by 20%!

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When: It starts on Wednesday, August 17th
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Place
Costs: $14

IMAGINE MONET

Speaking of artistic stuff… Enjoy the works of one of the world’s finest painters at a level of detail that can actually rival it, you know, book a flight to France to see them in person.

When: Open all week
Where: 7515 118 Ave. NW
Costs: $34.95+ for GA

TRY A NEW RESTAURANT

A good meal is a fantastic option for a midweek treat. If you’re wondering where to go, we recently rounded up the best places in Edmonton to check out before summer is over.

Where: Click on the link above for our selection

2022 WORLD JUNIORS

It’s hot at the World Juniors! This week, both quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played ahead of the weekend’s league game.

When: Play all week
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton
Costs: $40+

EDMONTON FRINGE FESTIVAL

For those looking for something a little more, let’s call it funky, you’ll feel right at home at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Check out dozens of local and touring shows from every walk of the theater and performance world.

When: All week on
Where: Venues around Edmonton
Costs: $5+

HOP ON THE EDMONTON RIVERBOAT

One of summer’s most popular activities is back in action! The Edmonton Riverboat put to sea for the first time a few weeks ago and will continue into the fall.

When: Click on the link above for upcoming cruises
Where: 9734 98 Avenue NW
Costs: $27.95+

GET LOST AND FOUND IN A CORN MAZE

That’s right, the Edmonton Corn Maze is back for the season too! Go down and literally lose yourself in acres and acres of corn. Sounds like a Stephen King novel, but we assure you, it’s a lot more fun than that.

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When: Open all week
Where: 26171 Secondary Hwy 627, Spruce Grove
Costs: $12+ for GA

These are our picks for this week, Edmonton!

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