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Things to do in Edmonton this Long Weekend -Aug 1- 4, 2014

Heritage Day Long Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton -  Friday, August 1 - Monday, August 4, 2014

A list of What’s On in Edmonton  during the Long weekend of  August 1 – 4, 2014 including  free fun family activities , weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events.

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of things they ignore at home. ” ― Dagobert D. Runes.

Visit an Edmonton attraction this weekend –  Attractions in Edmonton

For low budget summer activities, See Summer Activities in Edmonton  for ideas.

Nature Navigators Summer Camp - August 5 – 8, 2014

Interested in photography? Enjoy hiking at Sunshine Meadows & Learn from National Geographic Traveler award-winning Photographer – Mark Unrau. Register for  Sunshine Meadows Wildflower Photography Workshop.-  Aug 3 & 4.

Edmonton Corn Maze reopens for the season on July 28, 2014

I. Family Activities  

1. 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 10, 2014


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

How much?

$40 – $140


2. Servus Heritage Festival 2014

Servus Heritage Festival 2014 marks the 39th annual edition of this premier three-day showcase of Canada’s vibrant multicultural heritage. We will feature 60 pavilions representing over eighty-five cultures from all over the world. Sample culinary delicacies, see creative performances, shop for crafts, artwork, and clothing, or chat with people eager to tell you a little about their cultural roots and their present-day communities in Canada. Details

Festival Menu


Saturday, August 2, 2014 | Noon to 9:00 PM
Sunday, August 3, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Monday August 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM


William Hawrelak Park   – No Public Parking during the festival. – Getting there

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3. Fairy Berry Festival

Sprinkle a bit of magic and whimsy into this corn maze adventure to the farm! Fairies, pirates, fairy-strawberries, shortcake, folk music, the Mindbender and Kidz Corn Mazes open this weekend! The “Fairy Berries” are the most exquisite of the strawberry season – small, dainty and delicious! – Details


August 2-4, 2014 | Schedule


Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm – Directions

How much?

$12.00 per person (under 2 free)


4. Drop in Programs


Where & When?

John Janzen Nature Centre, 7000-143 Street, Edmonton

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

Consider visiting Edmonton Valley Zoo, this weekend.

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.


 5. 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


6. 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. Matinees on Wednesday at selected locations.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman on August 2, 2014
Rio 2 on August 9, 2014
Turbo on August 16, 2014
Epic on August 23, 2014
The Croods on August 30, 2014

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

How to Train Your Dragon on Aug 2, 2014
The Wizard of Oz on August 9, 2014
The Goonies on August 16, 2014
The Little Mermaid on August 23, 2014
Up on August 30, 2014


 7. 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.


8. 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


 9. 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.


 10. 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.


11. 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 – Tuesdays in August – Pre-movie entertainment 7:00 -9:00 PM; Movie starts at dusk – Free

Movies – Rio2 (Aug 5), The Lego Movie (Aug 12), Frozen (Aug 19), Amazing SpiderMan (Aug 26)

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

II. Adult & Youth (older kids) Activities

 Live Music & Concerts : August 1 – 4, 2014

Events include  Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, Bermuda FestivalWu Tang Clan, Ian Tyson & more!

Many headliner concert tours happening in August including Katy Perry & Rod Stewart – See link above.

Performing Arts & Theatre : August 2014

See the link above for most of the Performing Arts & Theatre events happening in Edmonton during August, 2014

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Annual Wild Rose Invitational 

Wild Rose Figure Skating Competition - Details


August 1 – 3, 2014


Leduc Recreation Center
4330 Black Gold Drive, Leduc, AB


2. FC Edmonton Vs San Antonio Scorpions


Sunday, August 3, 2014 |2:00 PM


Clarke Stadium

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3. 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.

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IV. Exhibitions, & Other Events

1. Royal Alberta Museum Exhibits

Black Gold-Gas Plant No 1.Steven Dixon


Western Threads : Contemporary Fibre Art

Be inspired by beautiful wall art, whimsical dolls, colourful quilts, stunning wearable art and pictorial rugs.
Date: April 12 – August 4, 2014

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

Black Gold

Black Gold invites visitors to consider the history, the importance and the challenges of Alberta’s oil industry through thoughtful, inspiring works of art.
July 05, 2014 – August 24, 2014 


2. Exhibitions at Art Gallery of Alberta


High Adventure: Byron Harmon on the Columbia Icefield, 1924 | March 29–August 17, 2014
Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson: Jasper / Robson, 1924 | March 29–August 17, 2014
Jill Stanton: Strange Dream | March 5–December 31, 2014
90 x 90: Celebrating Art in Alberta Part 1 | May 17–September 14, 2014
Regions of Distinction | April 25–October 26, 2014

 3. Devonian Botanic Garden Events

Parkland County Art Show - Friday Aug 1 through Monday August 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM – Regular Admission

An exhibition and sale by members of the Parkland Art Club. Come and meet the artists!

Devon Pottery Guild Show & Sale on Saturday & Sunday, Aug 2-3, 2014 |10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

An exhibition and sale by members of the Devon Pottery Guild. Come and meet the artists! – Regular Admission

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.


4. 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


5. City Market Downtown at City Hall



Saturday | 10am – 3pm


City Room, City Hall


6. Sunday Brunches


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.


All year long.
Brunch is served from 10am to 1pm. Cafe closes at 2pm.

How much?

Adults (13 yr old+) :$29.95 , Seniors (65+):$24.95, Youth (4 -12) :$19.95 Kids (under 4): Free

Braveheart – Special Screening on Saturday July 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM
On Saturday night, join us for a very special screening of Braveheart at the Capitol Theatre.


7. 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


 8. 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.


9. Horse & Wagon Murals Tours

Register for : Venture into history together in a bumpy ride down Murals Memory Lane as you hear the click-clacking of the horses, smell the fresh air and live the stories of our forefathers – who like to put in a personal appearance – so be on your best behaviour! – Details


Aug 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM; 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Aug 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM; 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM


Multicultural Heritage Centre, Stony Plain

How much?

$ 8.00/person. Family rate: $35/family (immediate family, up to 6 people)

For more information and to register, please call the Multicultural Heritage Centre at 780-963-2777 at least one week in advance of your tour. Or email [email protected]

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

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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