Community partner events

June is full of fun community events that celebrate our great city. Here's just a few of them.

Celebrating Reconciliation

Participate in events throughout the week in celebration of the second anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The events taking place throughout the week will celebrate Edmonton’s rich Indigenous history and recognize the reconciliation efforts being done in our city.
When: May 28 – June 3
Where: Throughout Edmonton

Celebrating Reconciliation event page

Nextfest 2017

500+ artists putting on 100+ events over 11 days! 
When: June 1 – June 11
Where: Throughout Edmonton

Nextfest website

Edmonton Prospects Home Opener

Calling all baseball fans! Cheer on the Edmonton Prospects in what should be a great afternoon of sunshine and fun.
When: June 2
Where: Telus Field

Edmonton Prospects website

Heart of the City Music and Arts Festival

Two days of family-friendly music and art in the heart of the city!
When: June 3 & 4
Where: Giovanni Caboto Park (95 St. and 109 St.)

Heart of the City website

Insectapalooza!

Down down to Insectapalooza and learn all about those little critters that are sometimes hairy, slimey, or even creepy, but always interesting and cool!
When: June 4
Where: John Janzen Nature Centre (7000 143 St.)

Insectapalooza Facebook event page

Sustainival

The world’s first green carnival is Coming to Edmonton! Sustainival will feature exhilarating games, attractions and rides powered by renewable energy!
When: June 8 – June 11
Where: Servus Lot at South Common (151 Karl Rd NW )

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite

Lana Gets Her Talk

A cinematic observation of Indigenous artist Lana Whiskeyjack as she works to complete a mixed-media sculpture.  This brief study of an artist and her work is a creative medium through which we can come to some understanding of the trauma experienced by Canada’s Indigenous people in the Indian Residential School system
When: June 8, 7 pm
Where: Metro Cinema

Metro Cinema event page

One Pride Many Voices

Join in on the many activities across the city for One Pride Many Voices, Edmonton's annual pride festival.
When: June 9 – 18
Where: Throughout Edmonton

Edmonton Pride Festival website

Edmonton Collector Con

Alberta's premiere toy and comic collectibles event returns! All the best collectible toys, comics and memorabilia under one roof, for one day only!
When: June 11
Where: Italian Cultural Centre (14230 133 Ave.)

Edmonton Collector Con Facebook event page

Women @ the City: Let's Talk Municipal Politics and the Upcoming Election!

Attend a lively discussion about our election process, the importance of diverse representation, and how to poll your candidates in issues that affect women. 
When: June 14, 12 pm – 1 pm
Where: Edmonton City Hall

Register through Eventbrite

On the Edge: How Indigenous Stories Can Relieve Stress, with Anna Wilson

This free presentation by Anna Wilson will explore how Indigenous stories can help us cope with stress. There are many stories we encounter throughout our lifetimes. Some stories have the potential to heal because they can redirect our thoughts from a moment of stress into a moment of joy.
When: June 14, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: 8331 104 Street

Register at the event webpage

Mercer Summer Super Party 2017

Join the Mercer Warehouse community as they close the street outside the building for live music, delicious food and drinks, social spaces, a dance party and more!
When: June 17
Where: Outside Mercer Warehouse (corner of 104 St. and 104 Ave.)

Mercer Super Party website

Downtown Edmonton Annual Pancake Breakfast

What better way to start the day than with pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice? Only $2, with proceeds going to support Downtown Edmonton Community League programming.
When: June 17, 9 am –11 am
Where: Downtown Edmonton Community League (10042 103 St.)

Facebook event page

Have Mercy Burlesque Brunch

For $25, dinners get served their choice of amazing brunch offerings and a show featuring some of Edmonton’s best burlesque performers.
When: June 18, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar (8232 Gateway Boulevard)

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite

Youth Art Walk

Are you a visual artist between the ages of 9 and 17? Do you have art you want to show, share or sell? The Paint Spot is seeking young visual artists to set up and create art live – ‘art walk-style’ during Backbeat School of Rock’s Block Party.
When: June 18, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Paint Spot (10032 81 Ave.)

Youth Art Walk Facebook event page

Wine & Wildlife: Bees!

Bees have been in the news lately as global populations decline and urban beekeeping becomes more popular. Enjoy a glass of wine and some appetizers as you learn about the latest research into Alberta’s own native bees. Visit the zoo’s bee hives and sample some honey made by the Zoo’s bees!
When: June 20, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Road)

Wine & Wildlife Facebook event page

The Yards Summer Salon

How can we build a narrative of Edmonton that truthfully includes the indigenous histories that we have marginalized in the past? Will creating more truth offer Edmonton a way toward reconciliation? Join a timely conversation that offers insight into Edmonton’s next 150 years.
When: June 22, 6 pm
Where: CKUA, 9804 Jasper Ave.

Purchase tickets here

The Works Art & Design Festival 2017

For 13 days every summer, The Works unleashes art & design throughout 1 square kilometer of Edmonton's downtown core . Completely free to the public, the Festival is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe.
When: June 22 – July 4
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square and nearby venues

The Works website

Apathy is Boring: 150 Years Young

In partnership with the Works Festival, Apathy is Boring will be projecting inspiring photos and captions promoting the contributions of millenials on buildings in downtown Edmonton. 

When: June 22 & 23, 8 pm
Where: 10129 104 St. NW

Apathy is Boring website

Opera al Fresco

Celebrate one of the longest days of the year with us and enjoy a variety of charming operatic performances on four different stages. Enjoy appetizers and wine as you stroll through the greenery; let the vibrant music and gentle breeze lift you to a state of summery bliss!
When: June 23, 7 pm
Where: University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly known as the Devonian Garden)

Edmonton Opera event page