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Things to do this weekend in Edmonton – Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2014

Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton

 Friday, October 31- Sunday, November 2, 2014

A  digest of What’s On in Edmonton  during  the weekend of October 31 – November 2  including  free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports.

Visit an Edmonton attraction this weekend –  Attractions in Edmonton

Weekend / Day trip ideas


Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival : November 1 – 9, 2014 – Details

While you are at Banff, call Mt. Norquay (403-762-4421),  or check website to see whether they are open for weekend skiing. Regular season from Nov 28.

See Christmas in Edmonton for all Christmas activities including craft fairs, christmas plays, theatre, carols, concerts & lights!

Winter activities & festivals – Winter in Edmonton

I. Family Activities  

1. Halloween Themed Events

For all the Halloween themed events happening this week, see Halloween in Edmonton

1. Farm of Fear
2. World’s Largest Trick or Treat Festival
3. Zombie Hunt
4. Day of the Dead Weekend

5. Family Carnevil Dance

6. Haunted Halloween Skate


2. BAM Pumpkin Smash and Bash

Gather up all your pumpkins and bring them to Seven Hills for the Smash and Bash – we will provide the tools for their destruction. You are welcome to just drop them off for others to destroy if you prefer. Details


Sat, November 01, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Seven Hills ,Mission Park, St. Albert

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 John Janzen Nature Centre Events

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

 Edmonton Valley Zoo - Visit Edmonton Zoo this weekend.

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


4. 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.

Starthcona County - Drop in Programs


5. 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. 

Rango on Nov 1, 2014
Hotel For Dogs on on Nov 8
How To Train Your Dragon (3D) on Nov 15
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted on Nov 22
The LEGO Movie on Nov 29
A Christmas Story on Dec 6

Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Free Admission for children 12 and under! Details

MONGREL: The Secret of Kells – Nov 1 | 02:00 PM


6. 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

St. Albert Public Library – Here

StarFest by St Albert Public Library from October 17 – November 03, 2014 – Details



 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

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – Exhibition on now at the museum. – Details

Drop in at University of Alberta Observatory for free Solar observing (Thursdays, 12 PM – 1:00 PM) & evening observing (Thursdays 8:00 PM – 09:00 PM). Free lecture - Oct. 30, 2014, 8-8:30pm, “Inside the Star Factories” by Dr. Dario Columbo.

9. 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 31 – Nov 1, 2014

Events include  The way we were by Ann Hampton, Jarvis Church, Jay and the Americans  & more!

Performing Arts & Theatre : October 2014

Events include  Young Punk Drunk, The Daisy Theatre, Sequence, Catch me if you can & More!

III. Sports & Related Events

Edmonton Weather
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It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on October 31, 2014
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It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on November 01, 2014
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1. The Boarder Cowboys Mounted Shooters Association

Based on the shooting events famously held at Wild West Shows in the late 19th century, Mounted Shooting is a competitive equestrian event that requires competitors to ride a horse and shoot targets with special blank ammunition. Details


Sat & Sun, November 1 & 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM.


Hall D, Edmonton EXPO Centre

How much?

Up to $5.00 at the door.


2. Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC Lions


Sat, Nov 1, 2014 | 05:00 PM


Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton

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3. Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks


Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 08:00 PM


Rexall Place

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4. FC Edmonton Vs Atlanta Silverbacks


Sun, November 2, 2014 | 02:00 PM


Clarke Stadium

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IV. Exhibitions & Other Events

For Halloween events ON this week – See Halloween in Edmonton

1. Edmonton Weavers Guild Annual Show and Sale

EWGCome early for the best selection of premium knitting, weaving, felting and other fine hand crafted fibre items for your Christmas shopping list or for yourself. Show & Sale details.


Saturday, November 1, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Strathcona Community League Bldg. , 10139 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton

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For all other Christmas markets, see Christmas markets & fairs in Edmonton.


2. Black Tie Bingo

The Edmonton Rodeo Cowboy’s Benevolent Foundation assists athletes in times of financial hardship due to rodeo-related injuries.Let’s honour the cowboys and cowgirls who compete in the thrilling sport of rodeo and the families who provide them with unwavering support. Details


Sat November 1, 2014 | 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall H

How much?

$175 per seat



shumkaJoin Shumka for a fundraising event like no other! Behind the Scenes & On the Stage includes backstage tours, delicious food from Taste of Ukraine, cash bar, silent auction, dancing to Trembita, a party on the Jubilee Auditorium Stage, a brief performance by Shumka…and more surprises! Shumka.


November 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM


Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton

How much?

$150 per person


4. Affair of the Heart

Affair of the Heart is an annual event held by students from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine in support of a local children’s charity. The gala includes dinner, compelling speakers, a silent auction, and a fashion show featuring medical students and faculty modelling apparel from local designers. This year marks a special one for us as Affair of the Heart expands into the local community to gain more support for this worthy cause.


Saturday, November 1st , 2014 |


Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D., Edmonton

How much?

$75.00 per person


5. 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

 Looking to gift award winning wines to family & friends in SK & BC this Christmas? Cypress Hills Winery (Maple Creek, SK) will ship award winning wines (including Double Gold Medal Winner) to  SK & BC (only)  through Canada Post. See the winery for more details.

6. Bead Market

Come and find your unique beading supplies.
Bring your family and friends. Shop together, design together and beading together. Details


Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Ramada Inn, 5359 Calgary Trail,Edmonton

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7. Edmonton Photographic Trade Show

Western Canada’s Largest Photographic Trade Show
Free Seminars, Show Specials, Studio Lighting Demo, Macro Corner & more! Details


Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM


University of Alberta Butterdome, 114th St. & 87th Ave., Edmonton

How much?

$12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.


Exhibitions at Art Gallery of Alberta

BMO World of Creativity: World of Boo | July 27–April 16, 2015
Jill Stanton: Strange Dream | March 5–December 31, 2014
A Moving Image | October 4–January 4, 2015
Amy Malbeuf: kayâs-ago | September 6–November 16, 2014
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 | September 6–November 16, 2014


9. 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 


Saturdays | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


City Hall, Edmonton

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

Grant Fuhr will sign copies of Grant Fuhr: The Story of a Hockey Legend, for people who purchased his book from Chapters, West Edmonton Mall, on November 1 @2:00 PM, and received one of 400 wristbands. The Oilers’ great will only sign copies of his book.

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

9. Londonderry Mall – Events

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