10 of the perfect issues to do in Edmonton this weekend (August 27-29)

Happy Thursday Edmonton! We look forward to a mostly sunny weekend, which is the perfect way to enjoy one of the last full summer weekends. Of course, we want you to go outside, but we also have a few indoor options for you to enjoy.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend.

VIGNETTE SUMMER FESTIVAL

This two day summer party held at The Backyard might be the perfect way to round off your summer. However, we recommend going down on Saturday as there are free snacks and more time to enjoy!

When: Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th
Where: 10004 104 Avenue NW
Costs: $ 30 per person

TAKE A ROAD TRIP

Do you fancy one last summer adventure? We’ll cover you. We’ve put together 6 awesome places to visit around Edmonton, all less than a 4 hour drive away! So yeah, the real street warriors among us could even do the big ones in one day.

Where: Click the link above for our selection

ROSSDALE POWER PLANT TOUR

That’s right folks, tours of the Rossdale power plant are back! This is your chance to see a historic city landmark while learning about its history! And we have to admit, these are the kind of things we like to see on Instagram, if only because of the unique factor.

When: Guided tours every Saturday and Sunday
Where: 10155 96 Avenue NW
Costs: $ 27.30

AL FRESCO ON 4.

For a very fun market, go to Al Fresco! This fantastic outdoor experience combines a market, food trucks and extended terraces in one convenient place. Whether you’re looking for a drink on the patio, the hustle and bustle of the market, or something fresh from a local food truck, this is the place for you.

When: Saturday in August
Where: 104th Street Promenade

EDMONTON CORN Maze

The Edmonton Corn Maze is back for another season! This year the design is inspired by the folks at the Edmonton Food Bank. A must for all ages, the corn maze is just one of those classic summer experiences that you always enjoy.

When: Open all week
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Costs: $ 13.50 + for GA

FORT EDMONTON PARK

Fort Edmonton Park only opened last month but has already proven that the updated attraction is definitely worth a visit. From an updated middle ground to brand new things like an indigenous peoples experience, it will be amazing to revisit.

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Costs: $ 26.20 for GA

EXIT INTO THE GARDEN

The stunning U of A Botanic Garden really combined like four different gardens is in full swing in full summer! The garden is just outside Edmonton and offers hours of relaxation and beauty as well as some fun architecture. Really, it is a must for nature lovers.

When: Open all week
Where: Parkland County, Alberta
Costs: $ 18.75

GEOSCAPES DINNER

This dinner series turned out to be so popular that it came back in the summer! Hosted by a local chef, these dinners are guaranteed to be a unique experience. Finally, eat a gourmet meal (with matching drink additives) in an air-conditioned dome that protects you from the elements!

When: Dinner all weekend
Where: 13204 Rainbow Valley Road NW
Costs: $ 125 per person, minimum booking 4 people

MUTTART CONSERVATORY

It took a long time, but the Muttart Conservatory has returned to town! This iconic Edmonton attraction is a must-see on less-than-prominent summer days. Damn it, we even like to visit when the sun is shining, and especially when it is combined with a walk in the park before or after.

When: Open all week
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Tickets: $ 14.95 for GA

PRESENTATION OF GOGH

Originally from Europe, this exhibition features the artist’s best works on a larger than life scale, using high quality projectors and audio for an even more immersive experience. If you’re looking for a fun mix of art and technology, this is a great time.

When: Open all week
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Costs: $ 41.61 and up for GA

And that’s our recap for this weekend! Have fun out there Edmonton!

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