10 amazing things to do in Edmonton this weekend: March 24 to 26

Mar 23 2023, 8:00 pm

It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend here in Edmonton.

From the Edmonton International Beerfest to the infamous Shrek Rave, check out 10 of the best things happening in the city this weekend.

Check out an Oil Kings game


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What: You won’t want to miss out on this one! The Edmonton Oil Kings play their final home game of the season this Saturday in a matinee game against the Calgary Hitmen. It’ll be a fantastic Battle of Alberta, plus the ticket prices aren’t bad either!

When: March 25 at 2 pm
Where: Rogers Place
Cost: Tickets start at $23.75 each

Downtown Dining Week


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What: It’s the final weekend of Downtown Dining Week! This year, nearly 60 food spots are joining in on the festivities, many of which are the very best in the city. Table service and fast casual categories allow you to pick the perfect spot for whatever mood you’re in.

Where: Various participating locations downtown
When: March 15 to 26
Cost: Special deals at select spots will be going for $20, $35, $50, and even $65 for multi-course meals

Edmonton International Beerfest

What: It’s a great time to be a beer lover in Edmonton with the return of the Edmonton International Beerfest this weekend. Enjoy live music, workshops, local cuisine, and even take in some classes at this awesome festival.

Where: Edmonton Convention Centre — 9797 Jasper Avenue
When: March 24 to 25
Cost: Tickets start at $27.53

Edmonton Home and Garden Show


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What: Tired of your space and need a little inspiration? As spring approaches, get a chance to see some of the most innovative and attractive home and garden designs. No matter where you live, this event has something for everyone, including DIY projects and ways to make small changes in your home.

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
When: March 23 to 26
Cost: $14

Check out an Oilers game


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What: Cheer on the Oilers this weekend as the boys in orange and blue face off against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. Get your tickets ASAP!

When: March 25 at 8 pm
Where: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: Start at $229; tickets can be found here.

Shrek Rave

A Shrek-themed rave is coming to Edmonton and tickets are selling FAST

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What: It’s time to leave your swamp and set out on an adventure because a Shrek-themed rave is coming to Edmonton, and it’ll have you shouting “DONKEY!” all night long. That’s right, the Shrek Rave is coming to town and there are still a handful of tickets left.

When: March 25 at 9 pm
Where: Union Hall
Cost: $27.43 – $52.37

Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market

What: There’s no better start to your Saturday morning than a trip to the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market and it’s the perfect weekend to stop by. Grab a coffee, browse through the stalls, pick up something home-baked, and take a morning stroll down Whyte Avenue when you’re finished.

Where: Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market — 10310 83rd Avenue NW
When: Open Saturdays 8 am to 3 pm

Indigenous People’s Experience at Fort Edmonton Park

What: This award-winning experience explores the diverse and beautiful cultures of First Nations and Métis Peoples and is open every weekend until the end of March. As a bonus, ticket holders for the Indigenous People’s Experience will receive a free general admission ticket for the 2023 summer season at the park.

Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 pm
Cost: $20 for adult admission

Check out the Royal Alberta Museum

What: Marvel at the Royal Alberta Museum’s vast collections. From its archaeology, Indigenous studies, and work-life industry sections to Earth and Life Sciences that will wow you, it’s one of the most intriguing things to do in Edmonton!

When: Open year-round, Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 9810 103a Avenue NW
Cost: $10 to $21; tickets can be found here

Muttart Conservatory

What: Be amazed at the stunning Muttart Conservatory, with each glass pyramid showcasing a different environment for plants from around the globe. It’s a relaxing, insightful, and beautiful experience and a lovely thing to do this weekend in Edmonton.

When: Open year-round; hours vary throughout the week
Where: Muttart Conservatory — 9626 96A Street
Cost: $14.95 adult admission

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