Victoria Day Long Weekend Events and Activities in Edmonton

Start summer on the right foot with these May long weekend events!
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The Victoria Day long weekend is just around the corner, and Edmonton is buzzing with excitement! Whether you’re a born-and-raised Edmontonian or just passing through, there’s no shortage of fun stuff to do. So, grab your besties, your fam, or fly solo – let’s take a look at some of the coolest events and activities happening in our city!

1. Ashanti in Concert

Are you ready to turn up the heat and vibe to some serious R&B jams? Because guess what – the one and only Ashanti is hitting the stage at River Cree Resort and Casino for a concert that’s gonna be off the charts! If you’re all about those soulful tunes and killer vocals, then you definitely don’t wanna miss this event on Friday May 17, 2024. Tickets are $94.50 – $136.50+fees (this is an 18+ event).

Where: River Cree Resort & Casino, 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch

2. Mill Woods Maydaze Carnival

Millwoods May Days Carnival is back in town from May 17th – May 20th, 2024, and you do not want to miss out on the excitement! Wild Rose Carnival is a family run business bringing fun all over Alberta. Admission to the event is free – just pay for your tickets for the fair rides. Bring out the fam for your first taste of summer!

Where: Mill Woods Town Centre 2331 66 ST NW

3. Fort Edmonton Park’s 50th Anniversary

Join in the festivities marking the 50th anniversary of Fort Edmonton Park, proudly hailed as Canada’s most expansive immersive historical museum. From May 18th – May 20th, 2024, immerse yourself in the music of 1974, treat yourself to sweets that will take you back through the years, and stroll down memory lane as you recall cherished moments spent at the Capitol Theatre. Regular admission starting at $20.90 +GST.

Where: Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St NW

4. BOOM BOOM GLOW! Black Eyed Peas theme GLOW party 

Get ready to party like never before at Hudsons for one of their legendary long weekend themed parties. On Sunday May 19th, 2024 head to Hudson’s on Whyte for a Black Eyed Peas bash! Prepare to get down in a dynamic glow-in-the-dark ambiance. Deck yourself out in the boldest neon hues, there will be 300 LED swag items including glasses, glowsticks, and bracelets to keep the party vibe going strong. Tickets are $12 + fees.

Where: Hudsons Canada’s Pub 10307 82 Ave NW

5. Silver Screen Soirée: A Pop Up Burlesque Event

Step into the glamorous world of Hollywood’s golden age with House of Hush Burlesque. On Sunday May 19th, 2024 at Boxer Kitchen, prepare to be mesmerized as fabulous performers shimmy, shake, and tease their way around your table, transporting you back to the opulent era of Old Hollywood. With new pop-up performances every 30 minutes, each featuring decadent performers, you’ll be swept away by the allure and charm of yesteryear. Tickets are $25-$35/person and includes admission to the show.

Where: Boxer Kitchen & Bar, 10315 83 Ave NW

6. Studio Ghibli Inspired Clay Workshop

On Sunday May 19th, 2024 create your very own magical Studio Ghibli inspired clay masterpiece at Color Cafe all while sipping on a delicious Color Cafe drink and enjoying some delicious eats! Tickets to the event are $15.95+tax (which includes an exclusive Tosuni Milk Jiggly Cat). Final cost will depend on the clay piece of your choice day of event.

Where: Color Cafe, 8882 170th St (West Edmonton Mall)

7. Antique Mall Parking Lot Sale

Get ready for the ultimate treasure hunt at Old Strathcona Antique Mall Parking Lot Event. On Monday May 20th, 2024 from 9am-4pm shop dozens of vendors offering fantastic deals. There are thousands of treasures just waiting to be discovered. From antiques and collectibles to retro finds and vintage gems, we’ve got it all – plus furniture, china, art, sports gear, tools, toys, and so much more!

Where: Old Strathcona Antique Mall Parking Lot, 10323 78 Avenue NW

With so much to see and do, Edmonton is the perfect destination to celebrate Victoria Day and kick off the summer season in style.

Happy May Long, Edmonton!

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