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Things to do in Edmonton this Labour Day Weekend : Aug 29- Sept 1, 2014

Labour Day Long Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton -  Friday, August 29 - Monday September 1, 2014

A  digest of What’s On in Edmonton  during the September Long weekend  including  free fun family activities , weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events.

Visit an Edmonton attraction this weekend –  Attractions in EdmontonFor low budget summer activities, See Summer Activities in Edmonton  for ideas.

 Road Closures during World Triathlon Grand Final - Here

Go for a day trip to Wetaskiwin & join for Reynolds-Alberta Museum Harvest Festival 2014 - August 30 and August 31, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Plan for a weekend trip to Calgary and join 2014 Calgary Highland Games or Canmore Highland games. (This weekend in Calgary)

I. Family Activities  

1. TransCanada Corp. Kids Zone

Kids Zone will offer a variety of fun activities for kids ages five to 13. Activities will include triathlon themed crafts, activity booklets for kids, a mini triathlon race, face painting, bouncy castles and more. – Details


Friday August 29, 2014| 10:00 AM– 7:00 PM
Saturday August 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM- 7:00 AM
Sunday August 31, 2014 | 10:00AM- 05:00 AM
Monday September 1, 2014 | 10:00 AM- 04:00 AM


Hawrelak Park, Edmonton – Location of Kids Zone – Map

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2. Harvest Fair

The Harvest Fair is back. The Park is ready to celebrate Edmonton’s rich agriculture heritage like the old days. Travel back to the biggest celebration of the season. Farmers have worked long hard hours and it is now time to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Harvest Fair.


August 30 – September 1 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Fort Edmonton Park

How much?

Regular Admission


3. Corn Festival

This corn festival is a family event with a cornucopia of corny activities including corn eating contests, corn mazes, face painting, corny jokes, veggie art and more. The festival features the Kids Maze and Mindbender Kids Corn Mazes, folk music, and hands-on corn doll craft activities for children. - Details


Aug 30 to Sept 1, 2014 | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM


Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord – Directions

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4. RCMP Musical Ride

WELCA is honoured to present the world famous RCMP Musical Ride. – Details


Saturday, August 30 performance is at 5pm. Gates open at 2:00 PM.
Sunday, August 31 performance is at Noon. Gates open at 11:00 AM.


WELCA Show Grounds, 12504 Fox Dr NW

How much?

Bleacher seating: $15.00
Grass seating: $10.00


5. Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve Annual Star Party

The Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve anniversary will feature special astronomy presentations and public stargazing with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada volunteers- Details.


Sunday August 31, 2014 | 02:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Bison Will Rise Again: The Musical : 02:00 PM
Star Gazing : 21:30 – 23:00


Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, Elk Island National Park

How much?

Regular Admission


6. Pathway Party

Celebrate the completion of Phase 2 park construction in Gilmore Park with children’s singers Bob’s & Lolo, don’t forget to bring your bike for the bike parade & food will be served by Rotary Heartland. Hope you can join us! – Details

Rain or Shine Event!

Sunday, August 31, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM


Gilmore Park – 15 Gilmore Avenue, Sherwood Park

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7. Odysseo by Cavalia

cavalia2The unique theatrical production is first and foremost a grandiose three dimensional show where spectators are taken to a live Hollywood-style movie set while the touching interactions between human and horse are at the heart of the action.


July 9 – August 31, 2014


Under the White Big Top at Yellowhead Trail and Fort Road, 12403 Mount Lawn Road , T5B 1K5 Edmonton

How much?

$40 – $140

3rd Annual Grosvenor Dog Swim at Grosvenor Park Outdoor Pool, St. Albert in support of Second Chance Animal Rescue Society – September 1, 2014 | 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM - Details

8. John Janzen Nature Centre Events

Kids’ Nature Nook: Daily @ 10:30 AM
Animal Encounters & Feedings: Daily @ 1:00 PM
Trail-Ventures : Daily @ 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM
Summer Bonfires : Thursdays – 7-8:30 PM – Free Program

 Edmonton Valley Zoo Events

Edmonton Valley Zoo Farmers Market every Tuesday this summer from June 17,2014 | 12:00 – 06:00 -Free

Drop – in (free) at John Walter Museum, this weekend for a grand old time in Edmonton’s river valley.


 9. Drop – in Programs by Edmonton Recreation

There is always something you can do as family (provided by Edmonton Recreation) with the advantage of not having to plan early or register. Check these links below.

a. Public Skating (free of charge) – When & Where
b. Drop – in Swim – When & Where
Outdoor Pools

Spray Parks
c. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where


10. Family Movies 

Cineplex Family Favourites: Have fun with the whole family and watch a movie for $2.50 on Saturday mornings at 11am. See link for participating theatres. 

The Croods on August 30, 2014
Shrek the Third on Sept 6, 2014
Shrek Forever After on September 13, 2014
Kung Fu Panda 2 on September 20, 2014
Hugo on September 27, 2014

Family Movies at Metro Cinema - Saturdays | 02:00 PM – Free admission for Children 12 and under!

Up on August 30, 2014


 11. 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 above link for details and register.


12. 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.

Strathcona County Library – Here

Spruce Grove Public Library – Here


 13. Activities at Royal Alberta Museum

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.


 14. Events at Telus World of Science

Imax theatre : show times

The Science in the Park

Each day this summer we will explore a different science topic and you can guarantee a little fun will be added. From biology to sports to physics to toys each day we will dive into a fun, interactive topic! Be sure to check the schedule of activities in the lobby each day to see what will be explored! – Each Saturday & Sunday

 Laser Shows

Laser shows return to the planetarium dome for two months this summer, as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations! Details
That 80’s Laser Show will play at 7:00 p.m. and Laser Floyd: The Wall will play at 8:15 PM
Tickets for each laser show are $9.95 (+GST) per person and members receive a 50% discount. Both laser shows are open to all ages.


15. Summer 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!

Free programming every day of the week. - Details

This week at City Hall

Scotiabank presents Movies on the Square - Amazing SpiderMan (Aug 26) - Pre-movie entertainment 7:00 -9:00 PM; Movie starts at dusk – Free

Disney in Concert

Friday & Saturday, August 29-30, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Free Performance at Churchill Square by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

For Free Outdoor Movies across the Capital Region on other dates & updates – See here


II. Adult & Youth (older kids) Activities

 Live Music & Concerts : August 29 – Sept 1, 2014

Events include FREE concert by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at Kinsmen Park, #Arrival2014, Sonic Boom, Katy Perry & more!

Daniel Gervais & Clinton Pelletier and Slocan Ramblers on Aug 27, 2014

Soundwave at World water park on Sept 6 – Tickets

Performing Arts & Theatre : August 2014

Euphoria at Varsacona Theatre.

III. Sports & Related Events

Edmonton Weather
Today Thursday Friday
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on August 27, 2014
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It is forecast to be Rain at 9:00 PM MDT on August 28, 2014


It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on August 29, 2014
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1. World Triathlon Grand Final

Tri-Edmonton: The Rally in the Valley
The ITU World Triathlon Series features world-class events all around the globe in which elite triathletes compete annually to become the ITU World Champion. Each year, the Series finishes with a Grand Final as the most important race of the season and as the event where World Championship titles for Elite, U23, Juniors, Paratriathletes and Age Groupers are awarded.


August 26 – September 1, 2014 | Schedule


Hawrelak Park & Hawrelak Lake, Downtown Edmonton

How much?

Entry to the 2014 Grand Final venue, Hawrelak Park, is FREE. Only the men’s & women’s elite championship races require tickets. All other races are FREE to watch in the grandstand. Tickets


2. Canada 55+ Games

Canada 55+Games: This nation-wide program promotes physical, spiritual and mental wellness among Canadians 55 years of age or older and features competition in 24 events ranging from Track and Field to Scrabble.

When: August 27 – 30, 2014 at Strathcona County (Sherwood Park Arena )

Cultural Festival - Schedule

Enjoy all that Strathcona County has to offer as the “East meets the West” in our four-day cultural celebration for the 2014 Canada 55+ Games. Registered participants and non-participants will enjoy free entertainment every evening at Games Headquarters – Sherwood Park Arena, roving performers, a 55+ Health & Wellness Expo, a Public Art Tour, a Games themed art exhibit at the gallery@501 and more!


Edmonton Rhythmic Gymnastics, Edmonton’s premier rhythmic gymnastics club, is hosting a demonstration at West Edmonton Mall!

The event will feature some of the province’s top gymnastics including performances by Canadian National Team Member, Hannah Parry, and Canadian Silver Medalist, Amanda Greenwell.

Centre Stage (Level One, Phase I), West Edmonton Mall – August 30, 2014 | 1 to 3 p.m.

3. Oil Kings 2014 Preseason Invitational Tournament

Will feature six WHL teams in six games over two days. This year, the Oil Kings will welcome Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Saskatoon, Swift Current and Prince George to the tournament.


Detailed schedule.

Six Games – Aug 30 – 31, 2014

Vs. Swift Current – Sat, Aug 30, 2014 | 07:00 PM

Vs Saskatoon – Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 07:00 PM


Servus Place, St. Albert


4. FC Edmonton Vs Minnesota United FC


Sun, August 31, 2014 | 02:00 PM


Clarke Stadium, Edmonton

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5. Thoroughbred Racing


Wednesdays & Fridays | 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturdays | 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Labour Day – Monday – 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM


Northlands Park,7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton.

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6. Runs & Walksamatsiko

Amatsiko: Ride for Hope

Amatsiko: Ride for Hope is a bike-a-thon to support Ainembabazi Children’s Project, a local non-governmental organization committed to advancing the rights of vulnerable children in East Africa.

August 30, 2014 | 08:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Park, Waskahegan Staging Area, located 35 minutes east of Edmonton.

Funds for WHARF 

5K Run/walk

Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 09:00 AM - Terwillegar Park, Edmonton - Register


IV. Exhibitions, & Other Events

1. Sports & Lifestyle Expo

The vision of the 2014 Sport & Lifestyle EXPO is to provide triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers and all endurance athletes with a venue to experience the latest gear, technology and trends the industry has to offer with the opportunity to see, try and buy.


August 27, 2014 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
August 28, 2014 – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
August 29, 2014 – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
August 30, 2014 – 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
August 31, 2014 – 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
September 1, 2014 – 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

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2. The Food Trucks are Coming…

Join us for a new event featuring food trucks, beer gardens, tours of the historic grain elevators, music and more! Visit the idyllic park setting, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy some of the region’s best food trucks. Details


Friday, August 29, 2014 | 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM


St Albert Grain Elevator Park

How much?

Free, donations welcome


3. Events at Fort Edmonton Park

Port at the Fort & Harvest Dinner – Part of Harvest Fair September Long weekend.

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.

Sundays, All year long. | Brunch is served from 10am to 1pm. Cafe closes at 2pm. Tickets: Adults (13 yr old+) :$29.95 , Seniors (65+):$24.95, Youth (4 -12) :$19.95 Kids (under 4): Free

 Picnic & Date night – Aug 28, 2014

Experience a date night 1920s style. Take your sweetheart out and enjoy a romantic picnic at the Park followed by the screening of the popular musical-drama Chicago in the splendorous Capitol Theatre.



4. Royal Alberta Museum Exhibits

Worn to Be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket

The exhibit uncovers the history and modern significance of the black leather jacket.

Worn to Be Wild is the result of a partnership between EMP Museum in Seattle, WA and the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI.

June 14, 2014 – September 7, 2014


 5. Devonian Botanic Garden Events


Date Night at the Garden - Every Thursday, June 5 through August 28, 2014

Date Night admission rates in effect from 6 pm – Admission gates open until 8:30 pm -Garden stays open until dusk

Bring your sweetheart or come with your friends! Stroll the Garden till dusk – it’s beautiful in the twilight! Add a different amusement every week. Share a bite to eat at the licensed patio cafe or bring a picnic, and you have all the elements of a great night out.

Half Price Admission – Tues, September 2, 2014


6. Exhibitions at Art Gallery of Alberta

BMO World of Creativity: World of Boo | July 27–April 16, 2015
New Lines: Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada | June 20–October 5, 2014
Jill Stanton: Strange Dream | March 5–December 31, 2014
Regions of Distinction | April 25–October 26, 2014


7. 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


8. City Market Downtown 



Saturday | 10am – 3pm


104th Street, Downtown Edmonton


9. Callingwood Farmers’ Market


Sundays 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM and Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 PM, rain or shine until Thanksgiving Sunday.


69 Avenue & 178 Street | Edmonton, Alberta


 10. Night Market in Edmonton

Night Market Edmonton will offer food trucks, bath and beauty products, handbags, scarves, goods from around the globe and local entertainment.


Every Friday from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM until August 29, 2014


Beaverhill House Park on Jasper Avenue and 104 Street.

V. Dinner Theatres/Music Events

1. Fort Edmonton Park - Events

2. The Hat - Events

3. River Cree Resort & Casino - Events

4. Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Events

5. The Red Piano - Events

6. Blues on Whyte - Events

7. The comic strip - Events

8. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events

9. The Comedy Factory – Events

VI. Shopping Promotions & Related events at Edmonton Malls and Shopping Centres

1. Old Strathacona - Events

2. West Edmonton Mall - Events & Promotions


Join West Edmonton Mall in welcoming the contestants of the 2014 Philippines of the World Pageant for a live fashion show on HMV Stage.

HMV Stage (Level One, Phase IV), Noon to 1 p.m. on Aug 29, 2014

3. Edmonton City Centre – Sales and Events

4. Kings way mall – Events

5. South Gate Centre – Events

6. Sherwood Park Mall – Events

7. Millwoods Town Centre – Events

8. Northgate Centre – Events

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