A digest of What’s On in Edmonton during the weekend of October 31 – November 2 including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports.
1. Farm of Fear
2. World’s Largest Trick or Treat Festival
3. Zombie Hunt
4. Day of the Dead Weekend
5. Family Carnevil Dance
6. Haunted Halloween Skate
2. BAM Pumpkin Smash and Bash
Gather up all your pumpkins and bring them to Seven Hills for the Smash and Bash – we will provide the tools for their destruction. You are welcome to just drop them off for others to destroy if you prefer. Details
There are many affordable, high-quality inclusive programs, camps and activities throughout the year for all ages and abilities including Toddler time, puppet show, story time and more!Spend time exploring the river valley, trying a new sport, discovering your creative side and experiencing the outdoors. – See the above link for details and register.
Rango on Nov 1, 2014
Hotel For Dogs on on Nov 8
How To Train Your Dragon (3D) on Nov 15
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted on Nov 22
The LEGO Movie on Nov 29
A Christmas Story on Dec 6
Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Free Admission for children 12 and under! Details
MONGREL: The Secret of Kells – Nov 1 | 02:00 PM
6. Free activities at the local library
Edmonton Public library offers plenty of free drop in activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends : Details and link for registration.
There are countless public programsaimed at children, so if you’re looking for something to do with your children during weekdays & weekends , the Museum is the perfect destination! From Story Time Club, to Animal Buddies, the Museum has great activities for kids.
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – Exhibition on now at the museum. – Details
Drop in at University of Alberta Observatory for free Solar observing (Thursdays, 12 PM – 1:00 PM) & evening observing (Thursdays 8:00 PM – 09:00 PM). Free lecture - Oct. 30, 2014, 8-8:30pm, “Inside the Star Factories” by Dr. Dario Columbo.
9. Fall in the Square - Sir Winston Churchill Square – 100 Street & 102 Ave
Come on down to the Square for music with DJ Creeasian, cypher battles, MC battles and live art!
Events include Young Punk Drunk, The Daisy Theatre, Sequence, Catch me if you can & More!
Oct 29 – Nov 8
Sequence – Oct 29 – Nov 16
III. Sports & Related Events
1. The Boarder Cowboys Mounted Shooters Association
Based on the shooting events famously held at Wild West Shows in the late 19th century, Mounted Shooting is a competitive equestrian event that requires competitors to ride a horse and shoot targets with special blank ammunition. Details
Sat & Sun, November 1 & 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM.
The Edmonton Rodeo Cowboy’s Benevolent Foundation assists athletes in times of financial hardship due to rodeo-related injuries.Let’s honour the cowboys and cowgirls who compete in the thrilling sport of rodeo and the families who provide them with unwavering support. Details
Sat November 1, 2014 | 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall H
$175 per seat
3. Shumka presents BEHIND THE SCENES & ON THE STAGE
Join Shumka for a fundraising event like no other! Behind the Scenes & On the Stage includes backstage tours, delicious food from Taste of Ukraine, cash bar, silent auction, dancing to Trembita, a party on the Jubilee Auditorium Stage, a brief performance by Shumka…and more surprises! Shumka.
November 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton
$150 per person
4. Affair of the Heart
Affair of the Heart is an annual event held by students from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine in support of a local children’s charity. The gala includes dinner, compelling speakers, a silent auction, and a fashion show featuring medical students and faculty modelling apparel from local designers. This year marks a special one for us as Affair of the Heart expands into the local community to gain more support for this worthy cause.
Looking to gift award winning wines to family & friends in SK & BC this Christmas? Cypress Hills Winery (Maple Creek, SK) will ship award winning wines (including Double Gold Medal Winner) to SK & BC (only) through Canada Post. See the winery for more details.
6. Bead Market
Come and find your unique beading supplies.
Bring your family and friends. Shop together, design together and beading together. Details
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ramada Inn, 5359 Calgary Trail,Edmonton
7. Edmonton Photographic Trade Show
Western Canada’s Largest Photographic Trade Show
Free Seminars, Show Specials, Studio Lighting Demo, Macro Corner & more! Details
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
University of Alberta Butterdome, 114th St. & 87th Ave., Edmonton
BMO World of Creativity: World of Boo | July 27–April 16, 2015
Jill Stanton: Strange Dream | March 5–December 31, 2014
A Moving Image | October 4–January 4, 2015
Amy Malbeuf: kayâs-ago | September 6–November 16, 2014
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 | September 6–November 16, 2014
9. Le Marché agricole du quartier francophone/French Quarter Farmers Market
A boutique Farmers Market. Come discover quality local vendors, with gourmet/artisan foods available for you and your family’s pleasure & health! Fun for the entire family. Details
Every Sunday from 12 :00 PM to 4 :00 PM (ongoing throughout the year – Rain or Shine)
La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury [91 street], Edmonton Alberta T6C3N1
Grant Fuhr will sign copies of Grant Fuhr: The Story of a Hockey Legend, for people who purchased his book from Chapters, West Edmonton Mall, on November 1 @2:00 PM, and received one of 400 wristbands. The Oilers’ great will only sign copies of his book.