Things to Do
Odds are there’s a festival happening somewhere in Edmonton no matter when you visit. You can check out the Edmonton Oktoberfest in late September, music festivals, cultural events, and more. TapRoot has a list of the 75+ festivals in the summer, perfect for families, friends, and anyone else you might like to bring.
Residents often suggest the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Opera, and the Citadel Theatre as well. Even if you’re not a music or drama lover, many people spend their weekends at these world-class locations enjoying shows year-round.
Sports lovers can check out an Edmonton Oilers or Edmonton Eskimos game, the city’s NHL and CFL teams, respectively. Commonwealth Stadium, home to the Eskimos, holds a whopping 60,000 people, while the brand new Rogers Place, home to the Oilers, houses all the city’s hockey and concert events you can handle.
Whether you’re planning a visit to Edmonton or you’re a lifelong resident, there’s truly something for everyone in the Gateway to the North. Edmonton has an important place in Canadian culture, especially in Alberta, and we couldn’t be happier to serve the area.