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Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend – July 25 – 27, 2014

Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton :  Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27, 2014

A list of What’s On in Edmonton  during the weekend of  July 25 – 27, 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.

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.- July 26, 27, Aug 3 & 4.

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

I. Family Activities  

1. K – DAYS

Few Links given for ease of reference

Mini Parade

Filled with fairytale inspired mini-floats, the cavalcade of fun will include dancers, music and prizes. Those of you with small children will definitely want to pick your spot and take in all of the fun!

North End of the Grounds on July 18 – 27, 2014 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM (Daily) – Parade Route

Indoor Attractions at Edmonton Expo Centre - Details

Luz is a technological cabaret that travels within light through different forms and colours to create a visual experience that brings the audience into a “techno-futuristic” fantasy world.  -2:30 PM , 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM – Hall D

Kids Town – 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Hall C – Details

Midway & MusicDetails


July 18 – 27, 2014 | Gates – Noon to Midnight

How much?

Tickets - Adult (13 yrs +): Advance – $12/  Regular – $16
Youth (7 – 12 yrs): Advance – $8/ Regular – $12
Child (6 -): Free
Senior (60 +): $9

Buy Online

2. 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

3. R.C.M.P. Musical Ride

RCMP Musical Ride

RCMP Musical Ride

Amberlea Meadows is pleased to announce the return of the R.C.M.P. Musical Ride, and this year promises to be just as memorable as in 2010. Our Equine Extravaganza will delight and entertain you! We have planned activities for the children and many on site vendors, and R.C.M.P. souvenirs.


Friday , July 25, 2014 | 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 | 1:00 P.M.


Amberlea Meadows, 51031-Range Road 252, Leduc County

How much?

Tickets are $15.00 each or $60.00 for a Family

4. Pupusa Festival 2014

A family-oriented afternoon with live music, dancers, ethnic food, games, pupusa eating contests and more! - Details

The Pupusa Festival is an event organized by the Canadian-Salvadorean Community of Edmonton Association


Saturday, July 26, 2014| 12:00 PM – 08:00 PM


Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210-118 Avenue, Edmonton

How much?


5. “It Takes a Village” Family Picnic

Pic of AdJoin Edmonton’s Child Magazine, The Italian Centre Shops, WHISH Party Supplies, and Box Social Event Planning for this FREE family picnic.
There will be goodies from The Italian Centre and fun for the whole family! J’Adore Dance, Gymboree Play and Music and Box Social will be running some activities as well.


Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Grizzly Bear Lodge Playground, by the Kinsmen Sports Centre. 9100 Walterdale Hill

How much?


6. Sunny Summer Fair

Join us for an old-fashioned country fair with historic crafts, time-honoured games and the fruits of our harvest. Enjoy delightful hand-made crafts and lively music. Test your skills with old fashioned carnival games. Square off for contests and prizes for both children and adults. We have tons of activities for a family friendly summer Sunday so bring the whole family! – Details


Sunday, July 27, noon to 4:00 PM


Rutherford House

How much?

Regular Admission

7. 2nd Annual RMNHA Block Party

Enjoy food, fun, entertainment and scheduled tours of our House Details


Sunday, July 27, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Ronald McDonald House® Northern Alberta and Queen Alexandra School Grounds, 7726 107 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 4K3

How much?

Free, RSVP to [email protected]

8. 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

International Tigers Day Celebration on Sunday July 27, 2014 | noon- 4:00 PM – Regular Admission

Did you know there are only 3,200 tigers left in the world?

Join the Edmonton Valley Zoo as we celebrate International Tiger Day to learn all about these wonderful large cats and the other cats we have living at the zoo. Visit our two resident tigers, Amba and Taiga, as they receive some very special treats on their special day.

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.

Hotel Transylvania on July 26, 2014
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!

Classic Winnie the Pooh – July 26, 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

Taste of Edmonton – July 17 – 26, 2014 - 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM daily

Sip ‘n Savour – Schedule
Entertainment - Schedule
Taste for Kids – Details

Buy Tickets - $50 including GST for 40 tickets.


This week at City Hall

II. Adult & Youth (older kids) Activities

 Live Music & Concerts : July 25 -27, 2014

Events include  Juice Newton, Live Music during K- Days & Taste of Edmonton & more!

 The Felt Hat String Band & The Fuzz Kings at Festival Place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Performing Arts & Theatre : July 2014

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

Same Time Next Year, Barefoot in the Park ,  Freewill Shakespeare Festival & more!

Danzas Folklorico Manzanillo

In this stunning performance, the 32 young dancers of Danzas Folklorico Manzanillo will take their audience on a journey through the distinct regions, customs, costumes and dances of Mexico. The dancers of this elite touring group are selected from the Expressive Arts Program at Casa Hogar Los Angelitos. - Details

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at L’uni Theatre-Le Cite Francophone, 8627-91 street, Edmonton – Tickets
Maclab Centre for Performing Arts, Leduc on Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 7:00 PM

III. Sports & Related Events

1. 2014 15U & 17U Men’s & Women’s National Championship



July 24 – 31, 2014


Saville Community Sports Centre (SCSC), 11610 65th Avenue, NW, Edmonton

How much?

Adults: $10.00 ;Students: $5.00. Tickets available on site.

2. Edmonton Prospects


Vs Moose Jaw Miller Express - Friday  July  25, 2014 | 07:05 PM
vs Moose Jaw Miller Express - Saturday, July 26, 2014 | 07:05 PM


Telus Field

How much?

Starts at $8 for children and $14 for adults.

3. FC Edmonton Vs Indy Eleven


Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 02:00 PM


Clarke Stadium

How much?

$15.00 & up. – Tickets

4. 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?


5. Runs & Walks

1. Sydney Anderson Memorial Kids of Courage Triathlon on July 26, 2014 at Devon – Register (closes on Wednsday July 23, 2014)
An event that will allow the Kids to have fun and move at the same time!

2. Mizuno Midsummer Night’s 5km Race at Goldbar Park, Edmonton on Saturday, July 26, 2014 |6:00 PM – Register

3. Dashing Diva at Rundle Park, Edmonton on Saturday, July 26, 2014 | 07:00 PM – Register


IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Canada’s Wild Outdoor Expo

Four exhibitor themed attractions: Huntfest, Motorfest, Extremefest and Chillfest along with action packed entertainment, such as cowboys, monster truck rides, fast cars, martial arts, bows and arrows and flying dogs too!
Bring your family! Come experience 500,000+ square feet of outdoor fun!

Hunt Fest : Huntfest will have manufacturers, retailers, gear and outfitters devoted exclusively to hunting, firearms, bow hunters, and anglers. Purchase the newest equipment and accessories on the market.

Chillfest: is where you come to catch some live entertainment, grab a beer and have a bite to eat. You never know what surprises are waiting just around the corner.
Extreme Fest: Do you love the thrill of deep sea diving, parachuting out of a plane or watching the strategy involved in mixed martial arts? Sportsmen, adventurers and travellers Extremefest is the pavillion for you!

Motor Fest:
The Motorfest pavilion will have manufacturers, retailers and gear devoted exclusively to ATV’s, snowmobiles, boats and more. Passionate auto enthusiasts will be able to purchase the newest equipment and accessories.

Take a ride in the TNT race truck running all weekend long! PLUS catch car crushing monster truck action.


Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Heritage Park , 5100 – 41 Avenue, Stony Plain, Alberta

How much?

Adults (15+): $15.00

Juniors/Seniors (6 – 15) : $9.00 – Tickets

2. Photography Workshop

Come and join Images Camera Club for a morning photography workshop and insight at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.

Saturday, July 26, 2014| 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Ukranian Cultural Village

How much?

$20.00 – Register


 3. 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 

4. 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

 5. Devonian Botanic Garden Events

Drop-in Photographer’s Morning – Saturday, July 26, 2014 | 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM – $10 (cash only, includes GST), at the gate. – Details
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.

6. 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

7. City Market Downtown at City Hall



Saturday | 10am – 3pm


City Room, City Hall

8. 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.

9. Callingwood Farmers’ Market

Markets Hours


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

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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