Victoria Day Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton:
Friday, May 19 – Monday, May 22, 2017
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I. Family Events & Activities
1. Opening Weekend – Fort Edmonton Park
Fort Edmonton Park opens in full-swing – come party through the ages as we celebrate a new year of building memories. Details
Saturday, May 20 – Monday, May 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton
2. Opening Week – Edmonton Area Attractions
Alberta Railway Museum: Details.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM @ 24215 – 34 St. Edmonton
Woodlands Water Play Park: Come splash around in the medieval-themed spray park, or go exploring on the dry playground! Details.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 9:45 AM to 8:15 [email protected] Water Play Park, 165 Sturgeon Road, Edmonton
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village: Details.
Saturday, May 22, 2017 @ 25min east of Edmonton on HWY 16
Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site: Details.
May 15, 2017 @ Mission Hill, St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert
3. Activities at Art Gallery of St. Albert
Preschool Picasso: Think Tangrams and Mondrian while we play with colours, shapes, spaces, and a little math, in this fun class for 3-5 year olds. Activities designed to help your child learn basic art fundamentals. Terrific fun for parent and child!
Artventures: See your handmade box come to life as you create and divide each panel into a colourful arrangement of colour, shape and line. Join us for a fun class of making Mondrian inspired boxes – perfect for storing all sorts of treasures! Details.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Gallery Studio, Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St.
$10 per class
4. Celebration of Spring
Take in one of Alberta’s largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas featuring numerous dance groups of all ages from across Alberta. Meanwhile, in the historical village, families can visit with costumed role players and celebrate spring on the farm with a full day of authentic activities. Join us for the opening of Where We Came From to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. This year’s artwork will highlight stories and experiences of ordinary Albertan families, as understood and presented by the youngest generation of Albertans. Details.
Monday, May 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village – 25min east of Edmonton on HWY 16
II. Adult/ Youth Events
1. Live Music
For more details, see Live Music & concerts in Edmonton
1. Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee – Details
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Myer Horowitz Theatre – 8900 114 Street NW, Edmonton | $48.00
2. Frank Mills – Details
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM @ Arden Theatre – 5 St. Anne St., St Albert | $56.5
3. Distant Worlds: Music From FINAL FANTASY – Details
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton | $40.45 – $120.75
4. Fernanda Cunha
Friday, May 19, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way | $28
5. Audrey Ochoa Trio
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way | $26
2. Live Theatre
1. Cradle to Stage New Play Festival: Walterdale Theatre is pleased to announce that John Richardson’s Guenevere and Tessa Simpson’s Portrait of a Family Dinner have been selected for this season’s From Cradle to Stage New Work Festival. John will be working with dramaturg Brian Dooley and associate dramaturg Payam Saeedi Varnousfaderani for the development process, while Tessa will be working with dramaturg Tracy Carroll and associate dramaturg Caitlin Hart. Details
May 15-20, 2017 @ Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton | $19.75 – $22.00
2. The Preacher, the Princess and a Crow: Jasper is a damaged soul living in the urban core. In fear of what he is capable of, he has imposed a state of exile upon himself. He lives alone, and has boarded himself in: in part to protect himself against external evils; in part to protect innocents from his own predatory potential. Details
May 17 to 27, 2017 @ Backstage Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave, Edmonton | $23 , plus applicable fees.
3. The Lady from the Sea: Ellida is consumed by her longing for the sea. Her land-locked marriage offers security, but a past love draws her like the tide. Inspired by a mythical Norwegian ballad of a woman lured from her family by a merman, Henrik Ibsen’s haunting and lyrical The Lady from the Sea is directed by MFA Directing candidate Michael Bradley. Details
May 18 to 27, 2017 @ Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta, 87 Avenue 112 St NW, Edmonton | $5 to $25
3. Opera NUOVA – Opera & Music Theatre Festival
Canada’s only summer opera festival. A collection of Mainstage Operas, Music Theatre and Enlightenment Events that breathe life into some of the greatest compositions of the vocal arts. Join us for a series of 9 concerts, 4 masterclasses and 4 main stage performances including Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel”. Come and enjoy watching performances from some of Canada’s most advanced emerging artists! Details
Students: $15 – $20; Child (under 14): $10 – $20
III. Sports & Related Events
IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
V.Weekend/ Daytrip Ideas
1. Get away to Drumheller and also explore Dinosaur Provincial Park.
2. Explore Edmonton’s Countryside / visit a neighbourhood city.
4. Explore National Parks in and around Alberta – Take advantage of Free Admission celebrating Canada 150.
a. Elk Island National Park (30 minutes from Edmonton)
b. Banff (4 hours from Edmonton)
d. Yoho / Kootenay National Parks in BC (4 -5 hours from Edmonton)
e. Waterton Lakes (5 and a half hours from Edmonton)
f. Prince Albert National Park in SK (7 hours from Edmonton)
5. Visit Saskatoon.
7. Explore Kananaskis Country