25 Things To Do In Edmonton This July

The sun’s out and fun’s out all month long.

Courtesy Telus World of Science Edmonton

Cruise Around Edmonton for Canada

Celebrate your Canadian pride in a socially distanced manner! Deck out your vehicle in Canada flags for the car parade on July 1. The parade starts at Fort Edmonton Park at 6:30 pm, and all you have to do is follow the lead vehicle on the pre-determined route.

Launch into Canada Day

The Telus World of Science wants to celebrate Canada as well as their 36th birthday by hosting a virtual rocket launch (weather dependant). On July 1 at 11am, the rocket launch will be broadcasted live. Let’s have a blast!

Get Jazzed

Every weekend until July 31, the virtual TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival brings the world’s best jazz performers to our city. Enjoy this online festival for free, and check out performances and interviews with jazz musicians from around the world.

Barbecue in the Park

Enjoy a socially distanced BBQ in the sun at Hawrelak Park on Saturday July 4 at 12 pm. Preorder your food provided by Edmonton Jerk Festival and chow down on some delicious barbecued dishes.

Chime in to the Virtual Orchestra Project

Ever wanted to perform with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra? Now is your chance! Join beloved musicians from the ESO to create the Rusty Musicians Virtual Orchestra Project! Registration closes on July 8th and the final project comes out on July 31st.

Paint at a Pizzeria

Take home your own masterpiece from Artisti Pizzeria’s July paint nights. Local artists guide you, step by step, as you get creative. Ticket prices include painting supplies and personalized instruction. So put on your apron and set up your easel because your inner artist is about to Van Gogh wild.

Run the Jewels

The annual Edmonton Gem and Mineral Show is back at Oliver Arena from July 10 to 12. This show features over 50 of the best gem, mineral, crystal, fossil and jewellery vendors from across Canada.

Shop Wholly Handmade

Wholly Handmade July market is now online. Local vendors post their products on the “discussion” tab on the main event page starting July 11 at 8 am, then customers connect directly with artisans via posts on the event page. Shop ’til you drop!

Rev Your Engines for the Sixth Annual Car Meet

7EIGHTY AUTO is prepping for its sixth Annual Car Meet. Entry is $10 with all proceeds going to charity, and all vehicles are welcome! Come hang out and enjoy the music, food and CARS!

Journey to Jurassic Park


Roam alongside your favourite dinosaurs at Jurassic Forest, just North of Edmonton. See herbivores and primeval predators deep within the two kilometres of forested walkways. Who knows, maybe your young one will be the next aspiring palaeontologist!

Join the Arty Party 

The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair is back for more online-only shopping, July 17 to 19. There are over 80 new and beloved vendors selling art prints, apparel, toys, literature, film, woodworking and more.

Sing and Drum, Together as One

Ga.keyo.peen.ga.moh = All come sing and drum together as one! On Saturday, July 18 from 3 – 6 pm, get together at the legislature to sing, drum, dance, pray and smudge. It’s a great opportunity to talk about native issues and have fun while doing so.

Dress in White and Get on Board

Enjoy the beauty of Edmonton with family and friends on this unique river boat experience! On July 25 from 5 pm – 1 am, you can eat delicious food and drink at the active bar while cruising from one end of Edmonton to the other. Contact zoenare80@absafaris.ca for tickets and remember the dress code: All white with a touch of yellow!

Discover What “I Am From Here” Means

I Am From Here is a new exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum History Hall. This Exhibit features remarkable stories of the descendants of Alberta’s early Black pioneers. Hear stories of early Black settlers who helped build Alberta, but whose descendants still heard the question, “Where are you from?”

Bounce Like a Kid

The craziest race is here with the Mega Bounce Run! Jump around the bounciest obstacle course and feel like a kid again. This 5k run takes you through foam zones and bouncy castles, so get ready to laugh, sweat and smile on July 25th in Capilano Park. And don’t worry, this event is good for people of all fitness levels.

Shop Century Park Market

Every Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm at 10915 23 Avenue (near the Shoppers Drug Mart), enjoy the outdoors and shop local at Century Park Market. Vendors sell handmade and homegrown goods that you can savour and cherish.

Climb and Crawl

Snow Valley Aerial Park is now accepting online bookings for you or the whole family. This season, adventurers are required to book in advance and sign the waivers online. Come climb and soar through the towering jungle gym.

Support the Indigenous Arts Movement

Every Saturday from 9 am – 3 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm, the Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market features the I.A.M (Indigenous Arts Movement) booth. The booth spreads knowledge of Indigenous-inspired works and creates opportunities within the community. Each week, two to four artists provide authentic and locally handcrafted artwork.

Take an Outdoor Fitness Class

Browse the wide range of outdoor fitness classes being offered in Edmonton this summer and then get fit. From yoga to strength and conditioning classes, there’s a program for every body!

See AGA’s Current Exhibits

The Art Gallery of Alberta is open to visitors Thursday through Saturday. Come see the latest exhibits featuring Halie Finney: The Ghosts of the Mink Make a Big Spirit. This exhibit models the metaphor of smoke as a representation of grieving and the celebration of life.

Take a Hike

If you want to be adventurous but can’t venture too far, Edmonton has plenty of great hikes for you to explore. Regardless of your skill level, there’s a hike in Edmonton for everyone. Discover our city’s hidden natural treasures by simply stepping outside your own backyard.

Visit the Valley Zoo

The Valley Zoo extends a warm welcome to guests this summer season. Come explore over 350 animals and learn about the conservation program. Reserve your timed entry today and take a look at nature’s backyard!

Learn with EPL

The Edmonton Public Library offers family and youth events throughout the entire month of July. Keep your mind sharp and your body nimble with the variety of online summer programs.

Plant in the Community Gardens

Noticing pop-up gardens in your community? Now you can grow your own! The City of Edmonton is expanding access to fresh food throughout local neighbourhoods with over 80 planting beds. Whether you already have a green thumb or you’re an aspiring gardener, bring some seeds and watch your plants grow.

Tennis, Anyone?

Both indoor and outdoor courts are available for your leisure. Book a time in advance to reserve a spot at your local indoor tennis courts. Make sure to be respectful of other players and keep social distancing rules in mind.

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