As nice as it is to visit one of Edmonton’s many attractions with the family, sometimes you don’t want to share your space with screaming children getting their sticky hands all over everything. Try one of these fun things to do in Edmonton for Adults on your next night out!
Adult-Only Activities and Attractions in Edmonton
Play Arcade Games at Greta
Want to go back to the days of spending the day at the arcade playing Donkey Kong? Greta has got you covered.
With over 50 Arcade games to choose from, you can spend the evening drinking beer and eating delicious street food while cheering on your friend as they try to flee from the ghosts in Pacman.
When and where? Tuesday through Sunday from 3:00 pm to 2:00 am at 10141-109 Street NW
Enjoy some laughs with “Weird Al” Karaoke
Spend the night laughing while watching musicians, comedians, and actors singing parody versions over karaoke tracks of their favourite tunes. It’s totally unique and you won’t be able to stop laughing.
When and where? The second Thursday night of every month at the Grind Stone Theatre at 10019-81 Avenue NW.
Dance the Night Away at Casa Tango
Have you ever wanted to recreate that infamous Tango scene that Morticia and Gomez Addams do in Addams Family Values? Well, now you can!
Head to Casa Tango on Friday Nights to attend their TGIF Milonguita.
When and where? Friday nights at Casa Tango from 9:30 pm – 12:45 am at 4308 Whitemud Rd NW
Drink with the Animals at Zoo Brew
The Zoo Brew is an annual one-night Adult-only event in Edmonton. The event includes craft beer, games and live performances.
Why not take a stroll through the child-free zoo, checking out your favourite animal enclosures without the sounds of screaming children?
When and where? The event date hasn’t been announced for 2020 yet, but it happens at the Edmonton Valley Zoo at 13315 Buena Vista Road & 87th Avenue.
Dark Matters at Telus World of Science
Why let the kids have all the fun? Take over the Telus Science Centre during the Dark Matters Adult-Only evenings!
Play with all of the exhibits and experience the fun that you did as a child!
When and where? The next 18+ event is Camp Out on May 21st at 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm and is at the Telus World of Science at 11211-142 Street
Art Battle! – Live Art Tournament
Spend the evening being impressed by the insane skills of artists right before your eyes! In the span of 20-minute intervals, artists will paint a scene as you breathe over their shoulders judging their every paint stroke.
Art Battle is actually a super impressive and unique adult-only night of fun! Not only that, but you will also get to vote for your favourite painting at the end of each round.
When and where? Monthly to every other month in the evenings – the event moves around but the next event is happening at The Rec Room.
Keep an eye on their website for the Edmonton schedule.
Scream Yourself Silly at Dark
Halloween lovers rejoice! Fort Edmonton Park throws an incredible pop up Halloween event called Dark at Fort Edmonton Park.
The haunted house event allows visitors to walk through the park being scared by character actors at various haunts.
It’s one of the best fun things to do in Edmonton for adults. The park sells craft beer, food and fear! The adult-only event in Edmonton runs through October.
When and where? October evenings at Fort Edmonton Park at 7000 143 Street NW
Learn how your craft beer is made – While Drinking!
Take a tour through Edmonton with Alberta Craft Tours. You can either do a single brewery tour at one of six locations or go on an epic Edmonton Craft Beer History Tour!
If you are looking for what to do in Edmonton for adults, join a distillery tour! You will learn all about Edmonton’s craft beer scene while being able to sample the goods!
When and where? The Edmonton Craft Beer History Tour runs every Saturday at 10:45 am at the Welcome Centre 9815 Jasper Ave
Check out Alberta Craft Tours for more information.
Go Go-Kart Racing at Fast Track
Okay, so this one isn’t totally free of children, but they do have an adult-only track! So, pretend you are Mario and get onto the race track.
Fast Track is open until 11 pm weekdays and until Midnight on the weekends – so chances are you will be able to visit without kids.
When and where? Daily from 10 am to 11 pm (or Midnight) at 11771-167 Street
Sail in the North Saskatchewan River aboard the Edmonton River Boat
Hop aboard the Edmonton River Boat on Thursday evenings for an adult-only evening with music and charcuteries.
Sail the high seas (or gently float down the North Saskatchewan River) with your partner or a friend!
When and where? Thursday nights at the Edmonton Riverboat at 9734-98 Avenue.
Purchase a ticket in advance on their website here.
Play Skeeball & Pinball Games at Beercade
Have a night of pinball, skeeball or classic arcade games at the Whyte Avenue Adult arcade bar Beercade.
With food like deep-fried Oreos and taco in a bag, you will be living it up as you play one of Beercades 100 game selections.
When and where? Tuesday through Sundays from 3 pm to 2 am at 10544-82nd Avenue
Paint Nites in Edmonton
Paint Nights have been fairly popular in Edmonton for quite some time. It’s your chance to spend a night out, drinking and creating a work of art worthy enough to make it to your wall.
Whether it’s a girl’s night out or a date, one of Edmonton’s many Paint Nite events should be added to your list of fun things to do in Edmonton for adults.
When and where? Paint Nite events happen all over the city, check out Yay Maker for more information to plan your next paint nite.
Play VR and Video Games at the Rec Room
Explore the Rec Room, which is 18+ from 10 pm until closing daily. The Rec Room has tons of games, drinking and quality entertainment – including axe throwing!
When and where? Anytime from 10 pm and later for adult-only entry at West Edmonton Mall or South Edmonton Locations.
Hang with friends at a Board Game Cafe
Board Game Cafes in Edmonton are a great way to spend an evening with friends. With several different cafes all around Edmonton that offer hundreds of different games to choose from.
When and where? Edmonton has several board game cafes to choose from but I recommend The Hexagon on Whyte Ave, open daily.
Solve Puzzles at Edmonton’s Escape Rooms
Edmonton has an abundance of Escape Rooms with several different storylines so you will never be bored.
Depending on the escape room storyline, you can go with teams of 2 to 8 – which is perfect to ensure that you and your friends are able to spend the time escaping without the help of children.
When and where? The Escape Emporium at #103, 1103-95 Street SW. Book your time on their website.
Explore the Adult-Only Nights at the Muttart Conservatory
During the winter months, Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory throws an event called the Light Walk.
The pyramids are open to the public with extended hours, including adult-only evenings.
When and where? Light Walk at Muttart Conservatory runs through November, December and January at 9626-96a Street NW
Stroll through gardens at the University of Alberta Botanic Gardens
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden hosts several adult-only events in the summer months.
With events just for seniors, or taking a waltz lesson, to craft beer and garden games.
Be sure to check their website for the addition of future events.
When and where? Various events throughout the summer months at 51227 AB-60, Parkland County
Sugar Foot Stomp – Swing Dance at Sugar Swing
Join the crew at Sugar Swing on Friday and Saturday nights for a Swing Dance Social. Join the lively ballroom filled with people dancing, great swing music and a night to remember.
Get ready to do the Lindy Hop and dance the night away! The dance socials are all ages – but generally, it will be filled with adults.
When and where? Friday and Saturday Nights from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am at Sugar Swing at 10019-80 Avenue NW