21 Springtime Events in Edmonton
Admittedly, it might not feel like spring has sprung just yet in Edmonton. But if you’re keen to be done with winter already and get a head start on springtime events, now’s the time. Luckily, there’s plenty going on in and around Edmonton. At Innovation Physical Therapy we have scouted out some fun, fresh festivities to do this spring:
Central Edmonton Events
March 20th officially marks the first day of spring! Kick it all off with a weekend trip to the City Market Downtown. Every Saturday this farmer’s market will be bustling with fresh produce stands from 9 am onwards. Don’t worry if you miss it, though, because Sundays are all about the The French Quarters Farmers Market with handmade French foods, cheese and coffee to ring in the warmer months.
Downtown Dining Week runs March 13-22 as Downtown’s finest restaurants serve up sumptuous, multi-course meals at special prices. The Northern Lands Festival starts on March 27th. This is the place to be for those who love fine wines and craft beers, so be sure to get your tickets early.
If you miss that, drop by for the Quick Spring Menu opening on April 1st. It’s a short cooking tutorial in the evenings that will help you inject some spring flavour into your recipes.
Western Canada Fashion Week is being held in Old Strathcona this year. Between March 26th and April 4th, local design talent will be showcased and tickets are only $25 at the door. April 4th is also a date to look out for Rock Da Cabin, Edmonton’s Band Aid Charity Arts and Music Festival. The Ready to Frame event happens a while later on April 14th This annual art fundraiser auctions off beautiful paintings created by Edmonton High School students.
South Edmonton Events
For those of you who live on the Southside including Riverbend, Terwillegar, Windermere, and Ellerslie, the River Valley is busy this year with plenty of family-oriented Easter events. Snow Valley is hosting an early Spring Break/Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 2nd. Expect crafts, games and face painting. The Sweet Treat Old-Fashioned Easter, April 4th, is a charming ode to traditional Easter fun like seed planting and wood carding.
The following Sunday is an Easter Sunday Breakfast & Movie event, where little ones can eat pancakes with the Easter bunny. If they have any energy left, the zoo has their Get Closer on April 6th for all those little ones keen on getting up close and personal with the zoo’s most lovable critters.
The Pleasantville Garden and Cottage Market is also opening for spring and is the perfect way to wile away a spring afternoon.
If you’re looking to stay close to home and still get in a farmer’s market in the Terwillegar and Windermere areas, then you’ll want to keep an eye out for the South West Edmonton Farmers’ Market which opens for the season on May 13th.
If your kids are in need of a new wardrobe make sure to check out the Terwillegar Community League’s I’m Too Big for It Sale taking place on Saturday April 11th from 10 am – 1 pm.
West Edmonton Events
For the grownups, the YOUCAN Comedy Night is a charity event in Youngstown Industrial proceeds go towards supporting Edmonton’s youth.
If you haven’t yet got any Easter plans, take a look at the Easter Egg-stravaganza in Aldergrove. Held on Saturday March 28th, this is guaranteed to be a fun afternoon for kids with cabin fever.
North & East Edmonton Events
For all Innovation’s Namao and Belvedere clients, The Rundle Park 2015 Trek for Tourette’s is a great way to get moving in Spring and for a good cause, too.
The Edmonton Home + Garden Show is more than worth the trip. Happening during March 19-22, you’ll be inspired to bring your garden back to life and indulge in a little spring cleaning. Buy or swap seeds and learn about gardening at Edmonton Seedy Sunday taking place on March 22nd from 11am – 4 pm.
Get into the Easter Spirit the traditional Ukrainian way at the Easter Artist & Craft Market on March 28th from 10 am – 4pm.