Things to Do in May

Apr 21, 2024

As we bid adieu to April showers (and occasional flurries), it's time to embrace the arrival of May flowers! Whether you are enjoying your Mother's Day with a loved one or joining the hype in a sea of orange and blue, Edmonton has tons of events happening in the city this month.

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Celebrate the Mothers in your life

Spring High Tea

In collaboration with Hirondelle Bakery, FIRST Cafe has curated a Spring-themed high tea experience for you to share with your loved ones - a perfect Mother's Day experience! To make this even better, the high tea will be followed by an optional add-on creative workshop on making modern tapestry, led by Laura of The Robin’s Nest.

May 5

A Floral thank you

Show that special mother or mother figure the appreciation they deserve. A perfect bouquet is easy to find, so surprise mom with a crafted collection of beautiful blooms from one of the many incredible florists found in Edmonton and area.

If you're hoping for something extra special, then here are a few Mother's Day brunches happening in Edmonton on May 12.

  • Art Gallery of Alberta: In addition to brunch, young Picassos can explore their artistic flair through engaging children's crafts and guests receive complimentary general admission to the galleries
  • Fort Edmonton Park: Brunch is hosted in the historic Blatchford Hangar and every mom will receive a rose, mimosa or mocktail, and one general admission ticket to visit Fort Edmonton Park this summer.
  • Métis Crossing: Take a relaxing trip out to enjoy a buffet brunch on the peaceful land of Metis Crossing, where they will have a card-making station for kids and beautiful live entertainment by Mary Stinchcombe.
  • Yesterday Auto Gallery: Experience brunch in a 1950s-style diner! Mothers will receive flowers and chocolates and guests get the opportunity admire the display of classic cars and vehicles.
  • Fairmont Hotel Macdonald: Enjoy a grand brunch fit for a queen! This brunch is hosted in the Empire Ballroom, a designated historical site of Alberta with views of Edmonton's stunning River Valley.
  • Fantasyland Hotel: Located within West Edmonton Mall, relish the extravagant brunch in the Beverly Hills Ballroom, with an enchanting balloon artist for the little ones and a complimentary drink and sweet treat for mom.

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PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite”

Calling all good citizens! The PAW Patrol is yelping for help as they face their greatest challenge yet. Mayor Humdinger has dognapped Robo Dog and cloned him, causing chaos all over the world. It’s up to the pups to catch those clones, rescue Robo Dog and show that when the going gets “ruff,” lending a paw makes you the ultimate TOP HERO. Experience the adventure your favourite pack at the Edmonton EXPO Centre!

May 11-12

Paranormal Cirque outside West Edmonton Mall

Get ready for a jaw dropping show with performances that transport you to a dark world inhabited by creatures with incredible circus arts abilities! Located in the West Edmonton Mall overflow parking lot, the black and white big top tent will be showcasing a crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret. Get ready to face fears at a show that will both scare and surprise you! Note: This is an 18+ only event.

May 2-12

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