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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
The 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
$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
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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 )
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 PERFORMANCE
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.
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
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
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
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.
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