Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton:
Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5, 2015
A digest of What’s On in & around Edmonton this weekend, including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports.
Check road conditions, before you go- Here Weather Warnings – Here
I. Family Events & Activities
1. International Street Performers Festival
The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival has been bringing a smile to the face of Edmonton for over 30 years…bringing the world’s best street acts to Churchill Square each summer. Enjoy ten days in a downtown square filled with acrobats, jugglers, unicyclists, musicians, clowns and magicians! Details
July 3 – 12, 2015 | 11:30 AM –11:00 PM
Sir Winston Churchill Square at 99 Street and 102 A Avenue, Edmonton
2. Canada Day Wild West Fest
Grab your bandana and bring the kids to an eco-tourism adventure filled with fun for this week-long adventure to celebrate Canada Day. Enjoy farm tours, a wild west ghost town, wagon rides, gem mining & more! Details
June 29 to July 5th, 2015 | 11:00 AM -6:00 PM, Daily
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
$13.00 per person; Family of 4: $52.00
3. Sand on Whyte
Sand carving is a performance art, much like ice carving. Professional sand carving artists, Delayne Corbett, Wilfred Stijger and Edith van de Wetering, and a group of novice sand carvers are creating amazing sand carvings in Old Strathcona this summer. Details
July 3 – 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM -10:00 PM
Watch artists create amazing sand carvings! – July 3 – 5
CP Rail land in the northeast corner of Whyte Avenue and Gateway Blvd, Edmonton.
4. Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton
The 2015 Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton is focused on the celebration of the history of the many cultures found in the Edmonton area and the heritage events that have enriched our community. Visitors can enjoy a variety of events, such as celebrating community milestones; exploring museums, archives and historic sites; and participating in bus or walking tours of gardens, natural areas, cemeteries and neighbourhoods. Details
July 5 – 12, 2015
Multiple Venues, Edmonton
5. Caribbean Fair
Day of fun for the entire family, from kids to grandparents, come enjoy fun games, prizes, food and music. Details
July 4 – 5, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Garvey Centre, 12526 126 Ave, Edmonton
Disney’s Lion King from July 14 – Details
6. Other Family Activities
Kids’ Nature Nook: @ 10:30 AM, Daily
Animal Encounters & Feedings: @ 01:00 PM Daily
Wild Things: @ 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM Daily
Family Bonfires – Every Thursday evening in July and August | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – FREE!
2. Visit Edmonton Zoo this Week. – Edmonton Valley Zoo
3. Government House: Free Tour of Government House on Sundays.
4. John Walter Museum: Free to visit – Saturdays & Sundays | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
5. City Hall – This week at City Hall.
6. Summer in the Square (Free) – Details
7. Muttart Conservatory – Feature Pyramid
Journey T0 Middle Earth : June 27 – Aug. 16 – Details
8. U of A Astronomical Observatory | Thursdays
Go for Solar observing at U of A Astronomical Observatory on Thursdays | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.
9. Fort Edmonton Park
Special Weekend Programs – Details
10. Telus World of Science
Dinosaurs Unearthed: Traveling Exhibition & Special weekend activities- Details
Dinos in the Dark – Friday, July 3, 2015 | 6:00 PM – 08:00 PM
We’ve cut the lights and set the dinos loose! Grab your flashlight or your headlamp and make your own way through Dinosaurs Unearthed. Warning: this task is not for the faint of heart.
Carnivore Vs Herbivore – Saturday, July 4: 12:00 PM. – 4:00 PM
Are you a red-blooded carnivore or a mild-mannered herbivore? Or do you fall somewhere in between? We’ve charged some of Edmonton’s best local food trucks with creating menu items fit to satiate even the hungriest carnivores and herbivores of the world! Come on out and find out where you fall on the pendulum!
11. RASC Observatory – Coronation Park, Edmonton
View the sun, moon, stars and planets through high quality telescopes. – Details
7. Royal Alberta Museum Activities
There are countless public programs aimed 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. – Programs
Music Videos Behind the Lens – Summer Camp for Ages 12-18 @ Festival Place
8. Family Movies
Have fun with the whole family and watch a movie for $2.99 on Saturday mornings at 11am. See link for shows and participating Cineplex theatres. Details
Spymate on July 4, 2015
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb on July 11, 2015
Penguins of Madagascar on July 18, 2015
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked! on July 25, 2015
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift on August 1, 2015
Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details
Free for kids under 12.
Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party! – Saturday July 11 | 10:00AM – Adults: $14 | Students/Seniors: $12 | Children 12 & Under: $10
The Secret of Nimh on July 11 | 02:30 PM
Kaakaa Muttai on July 18 | 02:00 PM
Despicable Me on July 25 | 02:00 PM
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on August 1 | 02:00 PM
Telus World of Science
Imax theatre : Shows
9. Free activities: 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.
Strathcona County Library – Here
Spruce Grove Public Library – Here
St. Albert Public Library – Here
10. Drop – in Programs
Edmonton Recreation : There is always something you can do as family with the advantage of not having to plan early or register. Check these links below.
a. Public Skating – When & Where
b. Spray Parks – Details
b. Drop – in Swim – When & Where
c. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where
St Albert – Servus Place – Drop in Schedule
Woodlands Water Play Park; and Grosvenor Outdoor Pool
Strathcona County – Drop in Programs & Spray Parks
Activities by Edmonton Recreation
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 link for details and register.
II. Adult/ Youth Events
1. Seven Music Fest 2015
Sam Roberts Band to headline inaugural outdoor festival. Joining the Sam Roberts Band on the outdoor stage is Current Swell, seminal R & B guitarist Jack Semple, Daniel Wesley, St. Albert’s own recording artists’ Tupelo Honey, Jeff Stuart & the Hearts and Scenic Route to Alaska. Details
Saturday, July 4, 2015 | 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Mission Hill Park, St Albert
$29 – $59
2. A New Broadway Musical Revue
Hailed for his ringing top notes and spine-tingling power, Canadian tenor Richard Margison is one of the most critically acclaimed singers on the international stage. He’s performed regularly in many of the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Canadian Opera Company, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the San Francisco Opera, the Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Sydney Opera and the Grand Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona. Details
Friday, July 3, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Myer Horowitz Theatre , 8900 114 Street NW, Edmonton
$24.00 – $42.00
3. Alberta Piano Fest
Alberta Pianofest brings together talented musicians for two weeks of top-quality classical music performances and classes. The 2015 faculty includes international and local artists Jason Cutmore, Corey Hamm, Ursula Oppens and Jerome Lowenthal. The festival features music for all ages, including a children’s concert. Details
July 4 – 18, 2015
Children’s concert: “The Toy Box” by Claude Debussy, presented at Rundle’s Mission Main Lodge in Mission Beach on July 5th at 4:00 PM & and at Edmonton’s City Hall (FREE admission) on July 6th at 12:00PM.
Multiple Venues – Pigeon Lake & Edmonton
Free to $55.00
5. Taking it to the Streets
Presented by Blues on Whyte. The day starts off with a free pancake breakfast and from there it’s just music, music, music, great food, dancing and summer! There will be 10 bands on playing on 3 different stages, over 70 street vendors and 5 food trucks. Details
Sunday, July 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Whyte Ave, Old Strathcona, Edmonton
Free Family event.
Life In Colour – Big Bang Tour with Arty & Jauz on Friday, July 3, 2015 | 08:00 PM
Journey (K- Days Concert) on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Rexall Place.
One Direction: On the Road Again Tour 2015 on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Commonwealth Stadium.
Keith Urban (K – Days Concert) on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Rexall Place.
5 Seconds of Summer: Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Rexall Place.
6. Performing Arts & Theatre
See performing arts article for more details.
The Works Art & Design Festival @Downtown Edmonton – June 19 – July 1 Details
Dead Man Walking @ Festival Place
Feats Festival of Dance @ Multiple Venues, Edmonton
Saint Albert @ Varscona Backstage Theatre
A Man of No Importance @ Walterdale Theatre
NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival @ Various Venues, Edmonton
7. Freewill Shakespeare Festival
Enjoy professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare. Details
June 23 – July 19, 2015
Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
$20.00 – $30.00
Festival Pass: $50.00
Pay-What-You-Will shows on Tuesday evenings and Saturday matinees and both Sunday shows are free for students.
III. Sports & Related Events
1. Brick Invitational Super Novice Hockey Tournamnet
Hockey teams from across Canada and the United States will compete in The Brick’s 26th Annual Invitational Super Novice Hockey Tournament. Details
June 29 to July 5, 2015 | During WEM Mall Hours
Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace, WEM, Edmonton
The Dead Landz – Zombie Apocalypse Simulation – on July 18 & 19 @ Tomahawk, AB
2. Canadian Track and Field Championships
July 02, 2015 to July 05, 2015 – Schedule
Foote Field, 11601 68 Avenue. Edmonton
3. FIFA World Cup
Third place match.
Saturday, July 4, 2015 | 02:00 PM
Commonwealth Stadium, 11000 Stadium Rd., Edmonton
4. Women’s Rugby Super Series
Be a part of an electrifying crowd at Ellerslie Rugby Park as Rugby Canada brings you double header action in the final round of the Women’s Rugby Super Series featuring the world’s top ranked women’s teams. On July 5th in Edmonton the Super Series will feature the USA versus New Zealand followed by the much anticipated battle between Canada and England! Details
USA vs New Zealand – Sunday, July 5, 2015 | 04:00 PM
Canada vs England – Sunday, July 5, 2015 | 06:30 PM
Ellerslie Rugby Park, 11004 9 Avenue Southwest, Edmonton
5. Thoroughbred Racing
Fridays, July, 2015 | 06:30 PM
Saturdays, July, 2015 | 01:00 PM
Park after Dark
– Fridays, June to September: Dress to impress as you catch exciting racing action with a live DJ, great games and prizes.
Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino, 7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton.
6. Runs & Walks
Color Me Rad Edmonton
Friday, July 3, 2015 | 07:00 PM @ Rundle Park, Edmonton – Register
Making Strides to Help Save our Youth’s Lives
5km run/walk on Sunday July 5, 2015 | 2:00 PM @ Emily Murphy Park, Edmonton. – Register
Great White North Triathlon Triathlon
Triathlon – 2Km open water swim, 90 Km on the bike, and a 21 Km run & Kids Fun Run
Sunday July 5, 2015 | 7:30 A.M @ Stony Plain – Details
Kids of Courage Triathlon – on July 25 – Register
IV. Exhibitions & Other Events
1. Martagon Lily Show
View the subtle shadings and stunning collage of colours from cut stems of locally grown Martagon Lilies in this judged flower show. Members of the Alberta Regional Lily Society will be on hand to answer all of your lily questions. Details
Saturday July 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday July 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Devonian Botanic Garden
2. Savour Strathcona County
The annual event is a celebration of gourmet cuisine, art and culture. The event features Strathcona County independent restaurants and food trucks who are encouraged to use local ingredients. Details
Sunday, July 5, 2015 | 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Agora, Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Free admission – food tickets $1.00 each
2015 ARTLICIOUS: Artwalk St Albert – July 2 | 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
3. Main Street Cruisers
22nd Anniversary Show & Shine. Details
Sunday, July 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
East side of Boonie Doon Centre, Edmonton
Free – Spectators
4. High Street 2nd Annual Block Party
High Street is celebrating Mardi Gras with music, food and lots of fun! Crafts and games for the kids, an 18 member band “Swing Time”, swing dance performers, Grand market vendors, food trucks and much more. Details
Sunday, July 5, 2015 | 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM
125 Street and 102 Avenue, Edmonton
5. Horse & Wagon Mural Tours
The Town of Stony Plain was one of the first communities in Canada to start a mural collection. Listen to the click-clack of the horses and breathe in the fresh air as you travel around the downtown hearing the story of Stony Plain. Details
Upcoming Tours: July 11, 25, Aug 8, 22 & Sept 27
Book atleast one week in advance!
$10/person $45/family of up to 6
FYI – Canadian Food Championships – July 22 – 25, 2015
6. New Territories: 27th Annual Members’ Show
The 23rd Annual “Exposed: Naked Show” will feature drawings, paintings and sculptures from Harcourt House’s drop-in sessions with live models. Pieces from both “New Territories” and “Exposed: Naked Show” will be available for sale. Details
June 18th – July 10, 2015
Harcourt House, third floor of 10215 – 112 Street Edmonton
Taste of Edmonton tickets – 20% off until July 15
7. Glimpses of the Grasslands
By Colin Starkevich
Wildlife artist Colin Starkevich, a native Edmontonian, shares his passion for the Grasslands region of Alberta in his world première exhibition of “Glimpses of the Grasslands: The artistic vision of Colin Starkevich”. Through this exhibition, Colin depicts the uniqueness of the Grassland landscape of southern Alberta and its wild inhabitants. Details
May 16 – August 23, 2015 | 09:00 – 05:00 PM
Royal Alberta Museum
8. AGA Exhibitions
BMO World of Creativity: World of Boo | July 27–July 5, 2015
Charrette Roulette | May 19–July 12, 2015
Jack Bush | May 30–August 23, 2015
Tyler Los-Jones: A Panorama Protects its View | January 23–January 31, 2016
V. Dinner Theatre/Music Events
1. Fort Edmonton Park – Events
Sunday Brunch – Gather your clan for Sunday Brunch at Johnson’s Cafe at the historic Hotel Selkirk in Fort Edmonton Park. Enjoy a scrumptious meal then take a stroll around the park.
Pioneer High Tea – Every Wednesday | 03:00 PM & 03:30 PM @ Johnson’s Cafe
Experience a selection of open faced English sandwiches, pastries, scones, mini dessert, cookies accompanied by Devonshire cream and strawberry butter. A natural selection of black or green teas to enjoy and fine coffee available for non-tea drinkers.
2. The Hat – Events
3. River Cree Resort & Casino – Events
4. Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Events: Once Upon a Time in Graceland: June 19 – August 23, 2015
5. The Red Piano – Events
6. Blues on Whyte – Events
7. The Comic Strip – Events
8. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events : The Long Weekend : June 19 – August 2, 2015 9. The Comedy Factory – Events
10. Date Night at the Garden @ Devonian Botanic Garden.
Bring your sweetheart or come with the gang. Stroll the Garden till dusk – it’s beautiful in the twilight. Share a Date Nightbite to eat at the Patio Cafe, or bring a picnic, and you have all the elements of a great night out. Lineup for the 2015 season, includes the ever-popular dance lessons with the U of A Dance Club, movie night under the stars, games nights, theme nights, fun-to-do-together activities and more. Details
Thursdays, June 4 through August 27, 2015 | Admission until 8:30 PM; Garden stays open until dusk
11. Range Road Gourmet Dinner – Field to Fork experiences
July 19, August 5, 23 & 30, September 9, 13, & 20, and November 8, 2015 @ Prairie Gardens, Gibbons – Book
12. High Tea at the Garden @ Devonian Botanic Garden
Sunday, July 26, 2015 – Two sittings 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM – Register
2. 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
4. Callingwood MarketPlace
Sundays | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Wednesdays | 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, from May 3 to October 11, 2015.
Corner of 69 Avenue and 178 Street, Edmonton
5. Night Market
Night Market Edmonton is where compelling strangers come to gather among the wonderful things to enjoy the sweetness of being together. Market.
Fridays, May to August, 2015 | 07:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Jasper Avenue and the corner of 105 Street, Edmonton
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