It looks like the year is off to a great start with a ton of great events in Edmonton coming up and a concert lineup so good that the Edmonton Journal even commented on how the city is becoming a preferred destination for major artists.

For one of the coldest months of the year, there is an amazing selection of Edmonton events in January ranging from a whiskey tasting night to a huge bridal convention that is sure to be extremely helpful for anyone planning a wedding. Don’t miss the concerts at the bottom as there are a few heavy hitters coming to the city this month including Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake, Blue Rodeo and the Barenaked Ladies.

Edmonton Events For January 2014

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival

January 11 – 12, 2014

Location: 118th Avenue, between 90th & 94th Streets


This winter adventure celebrates the Russian/Ukrainian “Olde New Year” and embraces the cold northern climate by melding artistic panache with winter games and fun. Revel in the magic and beauty of winter with local Ukrainian, Franco-Albertan, Franco-African, First Nations, and Acadian/East Coast communities.

Edmonton Whiskey Festival

January 16, 2014

Location: Delta Edmonton South Hotel


The MS Society of Canada presents the annual MS Whisky Festival, brought to you by Vines Wines. Enjoy an evening of Whisky tasting, art and music in support of those affected by multiple sclerosis.

This is a unique chance to taste whiskies from around the world and talk directly to distillery representatives. Funds raised at the event help us provide much needed services in the community for those affected by MS, as well as help fund ground-breaking research dedicated to finding a cure.

The Motorcycle & ATV Show

January 17 – 19, 2014

Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre


The 2014 Motorcycle & ATV Show - Edmonton is the Canadian Motorcycle and ATV industries' official location to showcase all the new 2014 makes and models.

World Snow Day

January 19, 2014

Location: Snow Valley Ski Club & Edmonton Ski Club

Celebrate World Snow Day at two Edmonton ski hills! Check the hills for planned events, and get out there and enjoy the snow.

Bridal Fantasy Wedding Conference

January 19, 2014

Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre


A great one-stop shop for everything wedding-related. Booths will be setup for everything from photographers to cakes, from gift registries to homes, basically everything you need for your special day is covered. Every attendee will receive a free copy of Bridal Fantasy Magazine and a Wedding Planner in addition to over $100,000 in prizes, including a draw for a fantasy honeymoon.

Snow Valley’s Hawaiian Weekend

January 24 – 26, 2014

Location: Snow Valley Ski Club

Got the winter blues? Come dressed in your finest luau wear for a chance to win a prize pack from Snow Valley! The Downhill Grill will be cooking up Fish Tacos, Pulled Pork Pizza and Teriyaki Chicken Burgers all weekend! Make sure you check out the STAFF Limbo Contest and Big Wave Challenge on January 26th.

Ice On Whyte

January 24 – February 2, 2014

Location: End of Steel Park

Enjoy the ice and snow carving exhibits, children’s play area, famous giant ice slide, games, ice carving lessons, and much more. The Artists in Residence and special guest artists will create new ice carvings every day. Stay and enjoy the live music, fashion, food, hot beverages and culturally themed days.

Clybourne Park: Award Winning Play Debuts

January 25, 2013

Location: The Citadel Theatre

The Citadel’s production of drama Clybourne Park opens Jan. 25 (it won playwright Bruce Norris the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and got the Tony for best play the following year).

Lunar New Year and Chinatown Celebration

Friday, January 31, 2014

Location: 97th Street, between 106th & 107th Avenue

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Chinatown with a parade and festivities.

Edmonton Concerts Happening In January 2014

  • January 13 & 14 - Justin Timberlake @ Rexall Place
  • January 15 – Hawksley Workman @ The Citadel Theatre
  • January 16 – PINK @ Rexall Place
  • January 17 & 18 – Blue Rodeo @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • January 18 – Keith Urban @ Rexall Place
  • January 20 - Barenaked Ladies @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • January 26 – Buckcherry @ Encore at WEM

Are you attending any Edmonton events this month that we missed? Let us know in the comment section below.

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