Whether you are looking for a event to do with the family, a unique and fun date night to surprise your loved one, or curious on what’s happening around our city, “Paint The Town Teal” has you covered!

Paint The Town Teal – March 2018

March out of winter and into Spring with some of these fun events!


Red Bull Crashed Ice – One of the world’s most breathtaking winter sports events is coming to Edmonton for a second time!


Beer & Lego Night – Who says Lego is only for kids?! Build the London Cityscape with a friend while enjoying a few beers.


Paw Patrol Live – Take the family and go hang out with Chase, Marshal and the rest of the pups!


Tiny Home Building – Have you ever been curious about tiny homes? Find out what all the hype is about, and learn the many different ways there are build and customize them.


Children’s wish Poker Tournament – If you like playing poker and would also like to support a good cause check out this event.


Edmonton Collector Con – Toys, comics and other collectables all under one roof!


Rustic Sign Night – Feeling creative? Learn how to make beautiful rustic signs to spruce up any space.


St. Patrick’s Irish Whiskey Tasting – Try something new and celebrate St. Patty’s Day in Style at the Jasper Wine MRKT.


Succulent Saturday Plant Night – Build your own terrarium to add to your décor!


JB’s Power Center World of Wheels – Check out the Hot Rods, Custom Cars, cars of The Fast and The Furious all at the Expo Center.


Make it Edmonton – Beautiful handcrafted items of all different kinds; accessories, jewelry, art, clothing, kids items and more!


NOA Indoor Art Walk – Come in from the cold and see the work of the regions most talented artists.


Couples Massage Workshop – Have a hands-on date night with a few parting gifts!


The New Earth Expo – This event is perfect for anyone in search of a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

Paint The Town Teal – February 2018

There’s so much fun to be had in this beautiful winter city … Here’s a few of our favorite events happening in February!


Swing ‘N’ Skate – “Jump and jive at City Hall!” Skate, listen to live Jazz bands and pick up a few steps from the swing dancers giving lessons. Fun for all ages!


Silver Skate Festival – Edmonton’s oldest winter festival is back. Free fun for the whole family! Enjoy a day of art, culture, recreation and sport in Hawrelak Park.


Family Festival – Free fun for the whole family! Bouncy houses, crafts, concessions, face painting and so many more fun activities!


International Festival of Winter Cinema – Edmonton’s very first Winter Film Festival! Watch winter themed movies on a giant snow screen in Hawrelak Park.


Family Day Sleigh Rides & MORE! – Spend Family Day riding in a horse drawn sleigh, painting snow, making s’mores by a bonfire and so much more!


Yoga Love – Introduce your little ones to the amazing world of yoga in an environment tailored to them! Parents and children ages 1-5 are invited to attend.


Laugh Steady Comedy Night – Laugh your night away with local YEG comics and some featured guests.


Are you a POPnologist? – Geek out at this interactive exhibit that makes the connection to how technology has been influenced by pop culture. You can even take your picture with the DeLorean Time Machine!


Free Bachata Class – Learn some new moves and make some new friends! No dancing partner required.


ETown Salsa Celebrates 10 Years – Salsa dance on one of the best dance floors in the city! This event will feature a live 10-piece band, performances and a mini dance lesson to start off the night.


Hypothermic ½ Marathon – Participate in a marathon held in beautiful winter cities across Canada. As a participant, you’ll also receive some running room swag, a unique finishers medal and brunch!


Sports Drop in Saturdays – Laser Tag, Archery Tag and Bubble Sports!


Valentines Date Night – Paint a pair of mugs or goblets with your sweetheart to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.


Chair Dance – Ladies, let your hair down a little and explore your wild side!


The Art of Tea Crafting – Learn how to create your own teas tailored to your taste buds, medical or nutritional needs.


Pride & Prejudice Ball – Get all dressed up in your favorite ball gown or cravat and have the time of your life!


Sip and Stitch – All handcrafters welcome! Sip some tea, work on your crafts and enjoy getting to know some friendly faces who share similar interests.


Yoga for Equestrians – This is a 5-class series geared towards helping you create a stronger connection with your equine partner as well as work on mindfulness, body awareness, strength, coordination and so much more.


DIY Creams & Facial Botanicals – Learn how to make beautiful skin care products from essential oils, floral waters, nutritive botanicals etc … specifically tailored to your needs.


Paintball Date Night – Grab your date and paint the town … whatever color you like! Beginners are welcome!


Mama Mia – Here we go again … at the Citadel Theatre! Join in the fun and sing your heart out!





Paint The Town Teal – January 2018


Over the holidays there are so many events around the city! Events for families, couples, nights out on the town with friends … Here’s a few of our favorites happening in January!


The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition – FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! … Or you can enjoy kid free on ADULT ONLY NIGHTS! Take a look behind the scenes at how some of your favorite Pixar movies and characters were created … You’ll even get to take a crack at it yourself with some hands-on activities!


Dark Matters – “18+ event, where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play” … For all those gamers out there who want to test strategies or battle other gamers to claim the title of Game-Master!


Cats on Mats – This is a 90 minute session hosted by Paws the Cat Café. 60 Minutes of yoga followed by 30 mins of hanging out with the kitties & relaxing with a beverage of your choice.


Paint Night! – Drink, paint & be merry! Your ticket includes a free drink, there’s cash bar for those who want more & door prizes!!!


Ice on Whyte – Live music in Old Strathcona along with ice sculptures, games, art, food, drinks, skating and so much more!


Paint Your Face Night – Drinks & make up! What more could a girl want?! This event will teach you how to create the dramatic eye look.


Yoga & Taco’s – Yoga first …. Taco’s after! Bring your own mat & join in the fun!


Flat Iron Curls – Have you ever wondered how to curl your hair with a straightener? Wonder no more! Bring your straightener & learn how!


Date n’ Dash – 30 to 45 year old’s… let’s speed date! Meet & mingle with other singles! Limited to 15 spots for males & 15 for females, be speedy & get your tickets now!


Free Trial BooTy® Class – Bring your own yoga mat & shake the day off for free! Try out this style of workout without risking what’s in your wallet.


Glow in the Dark Yoga – Get your glow on with some high-energy yoga … also known as GLOWGA!


Vibe – Live entertainment, food and drinks at the AGA. Gallery & exhibitions are open late!


Snowshoe and Stargaze at Elk Island – Guided snowshoe hike under the night sky followed by a campfire & hot chocolate.


Ice Castles in Hawrelak Park – What a beautiful sight to see! Share the experience with your family or friends. If you bring your own sled you can take turns pulling each other around!

Top Five Winter Markets in Edmonton!


Fall and winter in Edmonton is not only beautiful, it’s also a great time to shop local and handmade goods. Edmonton is home to so many amazing artists, artisans, creators, and crafters, and each year there are some great markets that showcase this talent. I have my favorite markets below, but also some tips on how to make your market shopping experience the best it can be.


Buy Your Tickets In Advance

Whenever possible, buy your tickets online in advance. Sometimes you will get a discount for early-bird pricing, but the best part is you will skip the long lineup to get inside the market. Many places only take cash for tickets, so this is also a good way to avoid the ATM fees.


Dress Lightly

Even though it is starting to get cold out, when you get inside the market it will likely be quite warm. You won’t want to be bundled up in sweaters and long-johns underneath your fall or winter jacket while you’re in there, so dress lightly to avoid getting uncomfortably hot. Even better, wear a light jacket and forget about your puffy winter coat. Some markets don’t always have a coat check, and it’s quite a hassle to pack a big jacket around.


Bring a Tote

Bring a reusable bag to store your purchases in – it’s always better than having to handle several smaller bags all at once, and you will save waste from all the extra bags and packaging.


Research the Vendors

Follow these markets on Facebook and Instagram so you know what amazing things you will be seeing at the market. And when you get to the market, don’t be afraid to ask the vendor about their process, and what went into the product. They love to create, and obviously love to share that creativity with those around them.



Now that you’re prepared to go out and shop, here are my five favorite markets coming up this season!



Indie Handmade

November 16-19






November 18-19










Royal Bison

Two weekends! November 24-26 and December 1-3










Make It! The Handmade Revolution

November 24-26




Butterdome Craft Sale

November 30 – December 3


Do you know of any other fall or winter markets happening this season? Let me know in the comments!