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Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend : Oct 3 – 5, 2014

Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton

 Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5, 2014

A  digest of What’s On in Edmonton  during  October 3 -5 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 Edmonton

I. Family Activities  

The Checkerboard Guy

By deftly manipulating clubs, balls, axes, machetes, and stinky shoes, while riding a giraffe unicycle, or making balloon origami, David Aiken, aka The Checkerboard Guy, will make you question the laws of physics. The moment he hits the stage he reminds everyone that fairy tales do come true when you’re young at heart and it’s easy to bust a gut by laughing really hard. The playful nature of his show is one part inspired insanity, one part interactive game, one part skillful demonstration, and 100% infectious fun. Details.


Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 02:00 PM


Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, Spruce Grove

How much?

$20 Adults, $16 Children & Seniors


Haunted Pumpkin Festival

From shootin’ pumpkins out of a cannon, to screaming through a haunted house, to creeping through a corn maze…in short, this might be the most unusual festival you’ll experience this year! Details


 Weekends in October, 2014.


Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord; 25 Km north of Edmonton

How much?

$13.00; Under 2 : Free - Tickets


Reptile Expo

Two days jam packed with all the reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates that you and your family can handle. There will plenty of vendors on hand with quality captive bred animals for show and sale, as well as the supplies you will need to take care of any that happen to find their way home with you.
This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids, and come prepared to learn some new and interesting things about these animals and the hobby of keeping them in captivity. Details


Sat, October 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sun, October 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM


Sands Hotel, 12340 Fort Road, Edmonton

How much?

Adult:$6.00, Teen: $5, Child: $4


National Family Week!

This year, our theme is Family and Finances: It Just Adds Up! We will be holding valuable and informative workshops for you to learn about fun family ideas that won’t break the bank, budgeting, credit card usage, and hassle-free shopping with kids. Did we mentioned that there is also a FREE Pancake Breakfast to kick off the week? We hope to see you there! Details


October 5: Pancake Breakfast | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This FUN and FREE event for all ages will include pancake breakfast, petting zoo, activities and entertainment.


Ardrossan Recreation Complex 80 – 1 Avenue, Ardrossan

How much?



 John Janzen Nature Centre Events

Kids’ Nature Nook: Sun – Tues & Thurs & Sat @ 10:30 AM
Animal Encounters & Feedings: Sun & Sat @ 1:00 PM, Mon, Tues, Thurs @ 11:00 PM
Trail-Ventures : Sat & Sun @ 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM

 Edmonton Valley Zoo Events

World Animal Day
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12 – 4pm

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


Drop – in Programs by City Recreation

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
c. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where

St Albert – Servus Place – Drop in Schedule

  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.

Fred Penner at The Arden Theatre on Oct 19 – Details 

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. 

Evan Almighty on October 4, 2014
Nanny McPhee Returns on October 11, 2014
Despicable Me 2 on October 25, 2014


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


 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.


  Events at Telus World of Science

Imax theatre : show times

October: Spooky Science
Join us each weekend throughout October as we epxlore the scary (BOO!) side of science. All Activities will take place on the ESSO Skywalk between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5: Halloween Chemistry – Join us as we make boo bubbles, slime, and explore some spooky chemistry activities.

 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!

Free programming every day of the week. - Details

This week at City Hall

II. Adult & Youth (older kids) Activities

 Live Music & Concerts :  Oct 3 – 5, 2014

Don Quixote by Alberta Ballet

Don Quixote by Alberta Ballet

Events include  Booker T, The Dover Quartet, Vishten, Demi Lovato & more!

Performing Arts & Theatre : October 2014

Events include  Don Quixote Ballet, Andrea Martin, Hitchcock Radio Show  & more!


September 25 TO October 4, 2014 | Schedule & Tickets

III. Sports & Related Events

Edmonton Weather
Today Thursday Friday
It is forecast to be Rain at 9:00 PM MDT on October 01, 2014


It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on October 02, 2014
Partly Cloudy


It is forecast to be Overcast at 9:00 PM MDT on October 03, 2014


Oil Kings Home Games


vs. Calgary Hitmen | Fri, Oct 3, 2014 | 07:00 PM
vs. Kamloops Blazers | Sun, Oct 5, 2014 | 04:00 PM


Rexall Place, Northlands

How much?



Maximum Fighting Championship


Friday, October 3, 2014 | 06:30 PM


Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue Northwest

How much?



Thoroughbred Racing


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


Northlands Park,7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton.

How much?



MEC Edmonton Fall Century Ride

mec_eventsThere are two beautiful routes to choose from one will be roughly 100KM the other roughly 60km both routes take you on the quiet rural roads of scenic Strathcona County. Details


Sunday, 05 October, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM


South Cooking Lake Community League
#100, 22106 South Cooking Lake Road
South Cooking Lake.

How much?

Online – $35.00 & in person at the venue- $40.00


Runs & Walks

Run Burundi!

Run/Walk a 5k, Run a 10K or Run a Half Marathon – To raise money for the community of Mufumya, through Food for the Hungry! Register
Saturday October 4th, 2014 @ Sherwood Park Alliance Church parking lot

Ride for Refuge
A fantastically fun, family-friendly bike-a-thon supporting charities serving the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited.
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 | 08:45 AM at Christ Community Church, 25230 TWP Rd 542, Sturgeon County – Register

CIBC Run for the Cure
for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Sunday, October 5 | 09:00 AM @ Sir Winston Churchill Square – Register

IV. Exhibitions & Other Events



Traditional Oktoberfest – Sat, Sept 27 ; Fri & Sat, Oct 3 & 4, 2014 | Doors 05:30 PM


German Canadian Cultural Centre,8310 Roper Road (51. Ave) Edmonton.

How much?

$30.00 / $15.00
Ph: 780.466.4000


Edmonton Oktoberfest

Edmonton Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer, food, music, games, tradition and community. The event will have authentic Bavarian style booths pouring authentic Bavarian style beers. We’ve also added a local twist to our event. Because in Munich, Oktoberfest is a celebration of local beers, we’ve decided it is only right for us to celebrate the great local beers of Edmonton and area. All breweries from Alberta will be pouring their delicious brews as well. On top of that, we have amazing local eateries, pubs and restaurants serving up their delicious fare. Details


Friday, Oct 3, 2014 | 04:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 | 02:00 PM – 09:00 PM


Edmonton Expo Centre

How much?



Edmonton Fall RV Show & Sale



Friday, October 3, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM.


Edmonton Expo Centre

How much?



The Home & Renovation Show



Friday, Oct. 3,2014 | 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 |10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 |10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Expo Centre, Northlands, Edmonton
Halls H,G

How much?

Adults – $12
Seniors/Student – $10
Children 12 & under – FREE


Edmonton Bridal Expo



October 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM


Shaw Conference Centre

How much?


Tickets available at the door.
Free for children 16 and younger.


Events at Fort Edmonton Park


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

Hitchcock Radio Show – October 1 – 5, 2014 – Details

Get tickets for Thanksgiving Dinner or Brunch.


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


Bead Market

Huge selection of pewter findings (Charms, bead caps, cones, bookmark, links, spacers & clasps). Bead Market.


Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Ramada Inn, 5359 Calgary Trail

How much?



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


City Market Downtown 


Saturday | 10am – 3pm


104th Street, Downtown Edmonton


 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

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

Book Thanksgiving Dinner/Brunch at your favourite place.

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

1. Old Strathacona - Events

2. West Edmonton Mall - Events & Promotions

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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