With mouth-watering BBQ’d food to jokes better than dad could tell, celebrate your father at one of these special events in Edmonton happening throughout the weekend!
Porkapalooza BBQ Festival & Concert Series | June 15–16
This is an ideal event for dads. Dozens of BBQ chefs stake a claim to be crowned the grilling champion! Among the aroma of roasting meats, you can enjoy food trucks, beer gardens, a marketplace, and a playground for kids!
Edmonton EXPO Centre | 7515-118 Ave.
Improvaganza | June 12–22
This annual comedy festival serves up more than just dad jokes—though any father who loves to laugh will love one of these performances! Be prepared to laugh until it hurts at Canada’s largest improv festival, where talented artists from all across Canada will compete in a series of hilarious theatresports matches and host workshops.
Citadel Theatre | 9828-101A Ave. | 780-448-0695
Aga Khan Garden Family Celebration | June 16
Celebrate the new Aga Khan Garden with a day packed full of art, music, dance, and more. And all dads get $2.00 off their admission all day in honour of Father’s Day.
University of Alberta Botanic Garden | Located on Hwy 60, 5 km north of Devon | 780-987-3054
Father’s Day Brunch at Hotel Macdonald | June 16 | 10 am–2:30 pm
Take in one of the best views in the city as you celebrate your father at this delicious brunch with made-to-order omelettes, specialty crepes, savoury carving stations, and a seafood display! Head to the website to reserve your spot ahead of time.
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald | 10065-100 St. | 780-424-5181
Father’s Day Brunch Buffet | June 16
Dad and the family can expect to enjoy an outing featuring delicious classic breakfast foods, cheese and charcuterie, an omelette station, and more! Be sure to wash it all down with a nice cold brew from Craft Beer Market’s vast selection. Book your table here.
Craft Beer Market | 10013-101A Ave. | 780-424-2337
Fort Edmonton Park Father’s Day Brunch | June 16
Dad can enjoy tasty treats including Eggs Benedict, personalized omelettes, a pierogi station, fresh salad bar, and specialty desserts. The kids will be entertained as well with performances by renowned magician Ron Pearson, a craft station, and a chance to capture the memory at a photo booth.
Fort Edmonton Park | 7000 143 St. | 780-496-7381
Father’s Day Car Show | June 16
The Father’s Day Car Show is Edmonton’s largest, free family event perfect for celebrating Father’s Day! Bring out the entire family and check out some sweet rides, fun kids activities, free BBQ, food trucks, and a special Father’s Day program for everyone!
Celebration Church | 7215 Argyll Rd. | 780-424-8724
The Food Trucks are Coming… with a Beer Garden! | June 16
The best food trucks in the region return to the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park to serve up all sorts of deliciousness… and cold brews! Enjoy great food, live music, a beer garden, and lots of family friendly activities—the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day.
Grain Elevator Park | 4A Meadowview Dr., St. Albert