60 things to do in Edmonton in March

Feb 27 2020, 11:31 am

Spring is just around the corner, and the city is filled with many great events to check out in March. From Howie Mandel to Edmonton Oilers, here are 60 fun things to do in Edmonton this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Fun events in and around the city

Edmonton Outdoor Skating and Ice Rinks

What: Edmonton has a variety of outdoor skating and ice rinks to enjoy during the season. City-operated ice surfaces are monitored and maintained daily and will be closed if conditions are unsafe. Make sure to bring your skates and helmet, and check the rink status and conditions before heading out.

When: Open daily until the end of the season based on weather and ice conditions
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Tubing at Sunridge

What: Sunridge Ski Area’s Snow Tubing Park offers a dedicated tubing lift, three groomed chutes down one of the main hills, and special tubes to ride down.

When: Fridays to Sundays until March 15, 2020.
Time: Various times available
Where: Sunridge Ski Area – Strathcona Science Provincial Park — 10980 17 Street NW, Edmonton
Booking: Online

Edmonton Spring Rock N’ Gem Show

What: Search for new rocks and gems for your collection at the Edmonton Spring Rock N’ Gem Show, with 41,000 kilos of hand-selected pieces from around the world at the family-friendly event. Amethyst, quartz, saphhires and more to be found.

When: March 12 to 15, 2020
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (Thursday to Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace – West Edmonton Mall – 8882 170 Street Northwest Edmonton
Tickets: Online, free

Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show

What: The Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s Show features over 500,000 sq. ft of outdoor fun. Discover the latest makes and models of boats and quads, hunting and fishing gear, outdoor services, companies, and more. There will also be family entertainment each day of the show.

When: March 12 to 15, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre – 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Edmonton DeadbyCon Horror Festival

What: The second Edmonton Deadbycon Horror Festival features celebrity guests, local creators and vendors, cosplay contest, spooky attractions, and more.

When: March 14 and 15, 2020
Times: Various times
Where: Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Edmonton South — 4235 Gateway Boulevard NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wholly Handmade

What: Wholly Handmade showcases 120 artisans and crafters, with home decor, baby and children’s items, artwork, gourmet food, and more to shop for.

When: March 14 and 15, 2020
Times: 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Strathcona County Community Centre — 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Admission: Free

Chickens 101

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What: River City Chickens leads an informative course for urban chicken keepers. Attendees will learn about various subjects including municipal, provincial, and federal regulations, coop design and requirements, feeding and general care, and more.

When: March 15, 2020
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo Grassland-Forest Room — 13315 Buena Vista Road & 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Collector Con

What: Edmonton Collector Con features vendors selling toys, comics and pop culture collectibles. Shop for your favourite items and bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank.

When: March 15, 2020
Times: 10 to 4 pm
Where: Italian Cultural Centre — 14230-133 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: $5

Edmonton Home + Garden Show

What: The Edmonton Home + Garden Show features a huge variety of vendors in its exhibition area, speakers and celebrity guests, contests, and more.

When: March 19 to 22, 2020
Time: 12 to 9 pm (Thursday and Friday), 10 am to 9 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 6 pm (Sunday)
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre – 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Alt After Dark: Alternative Night Market

What: Alt After Dark is a showcase of over 40 alternative vendors, including artists, makers, designers and businesses. There will also be food trucks, door prizes, and live entertainment throughout the evening.

When: March 20, 2020
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Old Strathcona Arts Centre — 8426 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Admission: Free

GOBfest 2020

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What: The annual GOBfest board game convention features open gaming, tournaments, live auction, flea market, and a Prototype Alley.

When: March 20 until 22, 2020
Times: Various times
Where: Alberta Avenue Community League — 9210 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Kingsway Kidspace 2020

What: Kingsway Mall hosts free kids activities every Wednesday in COMMUNITY, located on the main level by Starbucks.

When: Every Wednesday until March 25, 2020
Time: 9 to 11 am
Where: Kingsway Mall — 1 Kingsway Garden Mall Northwest, Edmonton,
Admission: Free

An Evening with Gary Vaynerchuk

What: Grit Series presents entrepreneur, New York Times–best selling author, speaker, and chairman of VaynerX, Gary Baynerchuk, in a live talk and Q&A. There will be networking and an after party to follow.

When: March 26, 2020
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre – 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

I Am From Here

What: I Am From Here shares stories from descendants of Alberta’s early Black pioneers. Hear spoken-word stories from a tabletop jukebox, watch a film about one family’s quilting tradition, and partake in other activities.

When: Now until September 7, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Royal Alberta Museum — 9810 103a Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Remembering the First World War

What: Remembering the First World War spotlights items that evoke memories from Royal Alberta Museum’s Military and Political History collection.

When: Now until October 17, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Royal Alberta Museum — 9810 103a Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Eat fresh at farmers’ markets

Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market

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What: The longest-running farmers’ market in Edmonton. Shop over 60 vendors at Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market indoor location, including fruit and vegetables, crafts, and more. There will also be entertainment and live music for the whole family to enjoy.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market — 10305 97 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market

What: Edmonton’s first indoor farmer’s market. The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market showcases over 130 vendors every Saturday, including vendors with locally grown produce, arts and crafts, specialty foods, clothing, and more.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 8 am to 3 pm
Where: 83rd Avenue and 103 Street NW (just off Whyte Ave), Edmonton
Admission: Free

Sherwood Park Farmer’s Market – Fall/Winter Season

What: Sherwood Park Farmer’s Market fall/winter season is held inside of Strathcona County Community Centre. Shop for fresh local produce, baking, meats, crafts from local artisans, and more while enjoying live music from buskers.

When: Every Wednesday until May 2020
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: Strathcona County Community Centre — 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Admission: Free

Salisbury Farmers’ Market

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What: Shop for local fresh foods and arts and crafts every Thursday at Salisbury Farmers’ Market. Every week there is a new Feature Vendor. The first 20 customers to make a minimum $5 purchase at the Feature Vendor of the week will each receive $5 in Salisbury Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market that Thursday.

When: Every Thursday year-round
Time: 4 to 7:30 pm
Where: Salisbury Greenhouse — 52337 Range Road 232, one mile South of Wye Road, Sherwood Park
Admission: Free

Bountiful Farmers’ Market

What: Bountiful Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of fresh goods, including local vegetables and meat, coffee roasters, and beer and wine. There is also an ethnic food hall, a children’s play area, live entertainment, and more!

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday year-round
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 3696 97 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Miller Crossing Farmer’s Market

What: Miller Crossing Farmers’ Market happens every Sunday at Royal Canadian Kingsway Legion #175. Shop for local fresh produce and goods, enjoy live music from buskers, grab a bite to eat, and more.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Kingsway Legion #175 — 14339 50 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Cheer on the home teams

Edmonton Oilers

What: The Edmonton Oilers continue their NHL season in March at Rogers Place. Visiting teams include Vegas Golden Knights on March 9, New York Islanders on March 13, and Anaheim Ducks on March 23.

When: March 7, 9, 11, 13, 20, 23, 25, 27. 29, 31, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oil Kings

What: Edmonton Oil Kings bring WHL action to Rogers Place in March. Match-ups include Spokane Chiefs on March 4, Lethbridge Hurricanes on March 15, and Red Deer Rebels on March 21.

When: March 4, 6, 15 and 21, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Unified MMA 40

What: Unified MMA host Unified 40 at River Cree Resort and Casino on March 14, with a variety of mix martial arts bouts in various weight classes.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: River Cree Resort and Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Bon Appetit

Brewchella Beer & Beverage Festival

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What: CRAFT Beer Market hosts Brewchella Beer & Beverage Festival, a sampling event of sips and bites. Attendees can sample from local breweries, enjoy live entertainment, favourites from the menu, and try over 20 new beers to CRAFT’s line-up of over 100 beers on tap.

When: March 4, 2020
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market — 10013 101A Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Taste of the Chamber

What: The 20th anniversary of Taste of the Chamber features local restaurants and caterers serving an array of dishes, drinks, and flavours. Attendees can vote for their favourite dish, with the food exhibitor with the most votes at the end of the evening winning the 2020 Taste of the Chamber People’s Choice Award and a feature in an upcoming edition of Business In Edmonton magazine.

When: March 10, 2020
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

20th Annual Fork It Over Gala

What: The Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield and Winnifred Stewart Foundation presents the 20th Annual Fork It Over Gala- “Back To Our Roots!” All proceeds go to support Brightview families and making a house a “home” for people with developmental disabilities.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm to 12 midnight
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton International BeerFest

What: The 15th Edmonton International BeerFest has expanded to three halls this year. Check out over 170 breweries, local merchants, and food vendors, as well as live entertainment every day.

When: March 27 and March 28, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre — 9797 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Concerts, Arts and Performances

A Night of Motown with Terrell Edwards

What: Terrell Edwards and friends present A Night of Motown, a trip back to one of the most memorable times in music history.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Tracy Morgan

What: Tracy Morgan is well-known for his roles in 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, and The Last O.G. He brings his No Disrespect Tour to River Cree on March 6.

When: March 6, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts

What: Shen Yun Performing Arts has become one of the biggest productions on earth, taking attendees back to the magical world of Ancient China. The production features dance as the centrepiece, with classical and folk styles from China’s many ethnicities set to a live orchestra that combines Chinese and Western instruments. The performance is guided by hosts who narrate everything in both English and Chinese.

When: March 6 and 7, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (Friday), 12 pm (Saturday)
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

SkirtsAfire Festival

What: Founded in 2012, SkirtsAfire is a multidisciplinary arts festival that showcases, empowers, supports, and develops female artists. Enjoy performances by women artists of diverse backgrounds, including trans women, self-identifying women, 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all ethnicities and abilities.

When: Now until March 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

5 Artists 1 Love 2020 Exhibition

What: Art Gallery of Alberta hosts a celebration of Black History Month with the exhibition of 5 Artists 1 Love. The five featured artists for 2020 are Braxton Santiago-Garneau, Carla Mooking, Jay Dontae, Raneece Buddan, and Samual J. Mensah.

When: Now until March 8, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: Various times
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton
Admission Info: Online

Black Label Society

What: Los Angeles heavy metal band Black Label Society bring the North American Crusade tour to Edmonton on March 8.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: Doors 6:30 pm
Where: Midway — 6107 104 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Choose Your Own Adventure

What: Grindstone Improv Conservatory present a Choose Your Own Adventure-style improv show, where the audience gets to decide what happens next.

When: March 11, 2020
Times: 9 to 10 pm
Where: The Grindstone — 10019 – 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Tellaround

What: Storytelling Alberta hosts Edmonton Tellaround at Parallen Community Hall. Storytellers share stories and pieces in progress. All skill levels are welcome, and everyone is invited to listen.

When: March 11, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Parkallen Community Hall – 11104 65 Avenue NW, Edmonton
More Info: Online

Fred Penner: The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour

What: Everyone’s favourite childhood entertainer, Fred Penner is coming to Edmonton in celebration of his The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour. Penner produced 13 albums as well as 12 seasons and 900 episodes of Fred Penner’s Place. Amongst the fame of his Juno-award-winning albums, videos, books, and concerts, Penner has been able to support organizations such as UNESCO, World Vision, UNICEF, and the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

When: March 12, 2020
Time: 6 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival – St. Patricks party and Line Up Announcement

What: Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival is hosting a St. Patrick’s party to announce the 2020 festival lineup. Featuring drinks, pizza by the slice, and live music by King MuSKAfa.

When: March 13, 2020
Times: 7 pm
Where: Beaumont Community Centre — 5204 50 Avenue Beaumont
Tickets: Online

Bear Grillz

What: Denver EDM artist and record producer Bear Grillz perform at Union Hall on March 13.

When: March 13, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Union Hall — 6240 99 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

As You Like It

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What: Citadel Theatre in association with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre presents an adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It set in 1960s Vancouver. The show features 25 songs by The Beatles as well as professional wrestling.

When: Now until March 15, 2020 (no shows on Mondays)
Time: Various times
Where: Citadel Theatre — 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Story Slam

What: Edmonton Story Slam is an uncensored, competitive storytelling event. Up to 10 storytellers will take the stage to tell fiction or non-fiction tales, with five random audience members acting as judges. The winner will receive money from a hat passed around after the show.

When: March 18, 2020 (Slam Off), ​April 15, 2020
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: 9910-109 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free, donations collected for the winner after the show.

Equus – Story of the Horse: In Concert

What: Equus – Story of the Horse: In Concert is a live re-creation of the award-winning CBC-TV miniseries. The show incorporates overhead big-screen projections, narration by anthropologist/filmmaker Niobe Thompson, and live performance by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a choir conducted by composer Darren Fung.

When: March 19, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Glorious Sons

What: Kingston rockers and JUNO Award winners The Glorious Sons perform at Edmonton Convention Centre on March 19 with special guest Black Pistol Fire.

When: March 19, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre – 9797 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Now Hear This Festival of New Music 2020

What: The Society for New Music in Edmonton presents the ninth annual festival of new music, Now Hear This. Hear from a variety of musical artists, including Temple of Electryone by Will Northlich-Redmond, Phth Vocal Ensemble, and pianist Roger Admiral.

When: March 19 until March 22, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: City Hall Atrium and kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre – Grant MacEwan University (Thursday), Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Friday to Sunday)
Tickets: Online

The Blue Stones

What: Windsor alt-rock duo The Blue Stones is made up of Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier. They perform at The Starlite Room on March 20 with special guest Mute Choir.

When: March 20, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Starlite Room – 10030 102 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

For King & Country

What: Australian Christian pop duo For King & Country bring the burn the ships World Tour 2020 Canada to ChristCity Church on March 20 and 21.

When: March 20 and 21, 2020
Time: 7 pm (Friday), 2 pm (Saturday)
Where: ChristCity Church — 14788 156 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Yvonne Mullock: Gift-Love

What: Explore ideas of intimacy, care, touch, and connection through textiles at Yvonne Mullock’s new work, Gift-Love. The glove is a representation of Mullock’s endearment for both loved ones and strangers. Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, curated by Lindsey Sharman, and presented by Capital Powered Art.

When: Now until March 20, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Admission: Online

Masters of Illusion

What: Masters of Illusion is a hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show. Audiences will enjoy a variety of unique and astounding performers during the live stage show.

When: March 20, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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What: Toronto singer-songwriter grandson performs at Midway on March 21. grandson won the SOCAN Songwriting Prize for his song “Blood // Water,” and released A Modern Tragedy Vol. 3 last September, the final installment of the Modern Tragedy trilogy.

When: March 21, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Midway – 6107 104 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Mini Pops Kids

What: Mini Pop Kids bring their new Bright Lights Concert Tour to Edmonton with a selection of the year’s biggest hits. The concert features songs by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, The Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Swift, as well as throwback hits.

When: March 23, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Jesse Cook

What: Multi-award-winning guitarist, composer, and producer Jesse Cook is coming to Edmonton on his upcoming tour in celebration of 25 years of music — The Tempest 25 Tour. A nod to Cook’s ’95 debut album, Tempest, the tour has 25 dates across the country. Cook holds a JUNO Award for the Best Instrumental Album with 2000’s Free Fall (Narada), as well as 10 platinum and gold studio albums that have sold more than two million copies combined.

When: March 25, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Beverly Heights Variety Show

What: Beverley Heights Community League presents the longest-running community-based variety show in Edmonton. Enjoy an adult comedy variety show each Friday and Saturday until March 28 and help raise funds for community initiatives.

When: Every Friday and Saturday until March 27 and 28, 2020
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Beverly Heights Community Hall — 4209-111 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Foreigner

Foreigner (Brandon Nagy / Shutterstock)

What: With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. They bring The Hits On Tour to River Cree Resort and Casino.

When: March 26 and 27, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Cree Resort and Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Alberta Ballet – Peter Pan

What: Peter Pan by Alberta Ballet presents a high-flying family adventure to Neverland. Follow along as Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, Michael, John, and The Lost Boys take on Captain Hook in this ballet adaptation.

When: March 27 until March 29, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (Friday and Saturday), 2 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery: Grasping at the Roots

What: Grasping at the Roots showcases work by Debbie Ebanks Schlums, Serena Lee, Eugenio Salas, Shawn Tse along with recent video by Scott Portingale. Curated by Christine Battle.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until March 28, 2020
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery — Room 11-121
Allard Hall — 11104 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Art Battle Edmonton

What: Artists create brand new pieces in three fast-paced rounds at Art Battle Edmonton. Attendees will vote to help decide the winner, and all artwork will be available for purchase via silent auction.

When: March 28, 2020
Times: 7 to 11 pm
Where: The Rec Room – 8882 170 Street Northwest #Unit 2065, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Howie Mandel

What: Howie Mandel is the longest-serving judge on America’s Got Talent and currently acts as executive producer and host of the game show Deal or No Deal. He performs live at River Cree on March 28.

When: March 28, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 9 pm
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Chicago

What: The Six-Time Tony Award-winning musical Chicago is coming to Edmonton for two nights only. Enjoy the tale of tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz.

When: March 30 and 31, 2020
Time: 8 pm (Monday), 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa’s Adventure

What: Peppa Pig Live! Peppa’s Adventure is the new live show of the popular preschool animated television series. Join Peppa on a fun camping trip with George and her school friends Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe.

When: March 31, 2020
Time: 6 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online