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Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend : Sept 5 – 7, 2014

Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton

 Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7, 2014

A  digest of What’s On in Edmonton  during  September  5 – 7 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 EdmontonFor low budget summer activities, See Summer Activities in Edmonton  for ideas.

Need ideas for a weekend trip?

Challenge yourself to complete the Tipple Trail Trivia, Put on a miners’ lamp and go up the underground & more  during “Hello Mudders!”, A Tough Mudder Exclusive! at Atlas Coal Mine, Drumheller on Sept 6 & 7, 2014 

Lake Louise Fall Festival is on from September 5 – October 5, 2014 – Visit Lake Louise & Moraine Lake and enjoy the golden hues of the Larches.

I. Family Activities  

1. Party in Alexandra Park & Free Community BBQ

Join the City of Leduc, Leduc Regional Victim Services, Leduc Public Library, and Leduc Regional Parent Link Centre as we send off the summer with a free community barbecue (first come, first serve). There will be lots of family fun for children of all ages, with bouncy castles, face painting, and more! Following the BBQ, the City of Leduc will be hosting a family-friendly outdoor movie at sundown. Movie concessions will be for sale on site before and during the movie supporting Leduc Hub. Details.


Friday, September 5, 2014 | 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Alexandra Park, 1 Alexandra Park, Leduc

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2. Harvest of the Past & Harvest Food Festival

Join us for our final special event of the season and witness traditional harvest activities from the period of 1892-1930.

Visitors will be able to view an old-fashioned threshing bee in operation and see costumed interpreters re-enact agricultural methods of harvesting complete with vintage farm equipment and grain deliveries to the historic elevator. Other historical activities include flower and herb drying, feather stripping, making kapusta (sour cabbage), grinding wheat, quilting, and canning of produce from the museum’s heritage gardens. Details


Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Ukrainian Cultural Village

How much?

Regular ADmission


3. CASA Family Ride

2014ATB_CASAFamilyRide.Final-page-001(2)1408392717Join us in downtown Edmonton to celebrate the Tour of Alberta and help raise funds for CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health!
Whether you are looking for a family outing or a team building experience or just an opportunity to get outside and have some fun, this event is for you. Family Ride.


Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Sir Winston Churchill Square, Downtown Edmonton

How much?

$20 adults and $10 children (under 5 ride free)


4. Fall Family Festival

Fun, crafts and games for the whole family in the splendor of the fall Garden. Create your very own scarecrow, build a bird house, or make a beautiful dried/silk flower arrangement. Enjoy a beverage and bake a yummy apple by the Grebe Pond.Bring your own clothes & hats to dress your scarecrow – we provide the stake, the stuffing, and the head. Details


Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 12:30 PM -3:30 PM

Half Price Admission on Sept 2.


Devonian Botanic Garden

How much?

Regular admission includes refreshments and family fun activities. There is an additional charge of $10 for scarecrow, birdhouse or fall flower arrangement craft kits.


 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
Summer Bonfires : Sept 20 | 02:30 PM – Details

 Edmonton Valley Zoo Events

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.


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
Outdoor Pools, Spray Parks
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.


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. 

Shrek the Third on Sept 6, 2014
Shrek Forever After on September 13, 2014
Kung Fu Panda 2 on September 20, 2014
Hugo on September 27, 2014

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

The Incredible Journey on Sept 6, 2014
Saturday Morning All-You- Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party! on Saturday September 13 at 10:00AM | Adults $12 / Students & Seniors $10 / Children 12 & Under – $8 –Details
James and the Giant Peach on September 20
Prairie Tales 16 for Young Audiences on Sept 27 – 02:00 PM/03:00 PM/ 04:00 PM

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

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

September: Human Body
Join us each weekend in September as we investigate how the human body works. All Activities will take place on the ESSO Skywalk between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


 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

Daughters Day, Sept 6 @ City Hall – Details

II. Adult & Youth (older kids) Activities

 Live Music & Concerts :  Sept 5 – 7, 2014

Events include  Country Music week, concerts by Matt Minglewood and Lisa Brokop.

Soundwave at World water park on Sept 6 – Tickets

Country Music Week Events (Free) at WEM

For other details about Country Music Week, see the link above.

West Edmonton Mall Showcase on Thursday, September 4, 6 to 8 p.m. @HMV Stage (Level One, Phase IV)

West Edmonton Mall Showcase, presented by the Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA), takes place on Thursday, September 4, and will feature performances by some of Canada’s up-and-coming country singers. Performers will include Lindsay Broughton, Drew Gregory, Tristan Horncastle, Livy Jeanne, Amy Nelson, The Orchard, Tenille, and TwoShine County.

Coast-to-Coast Country on Friday, September 5, 6 to 8 p.m. @ HMV Stage, (Level One, Phase IV)

On Friday, September 5, HMV Stage will host country talent that is sure to be as diverse as Canada itself. Coast-to-Coast Country, presented in partnership with a number of provincial country music associations, will feature performances from country artists representing Canada from the East to West Coast, such as Karen Lee Batten, Trinity Bradshaw, Tim Chaisson, Kevin Davison, Ryan Keown, Mike Leblanc, Runaway Angel, and Wyatt.

Jiffy Lube FanFest on Saturday, September 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ice Palace (Level One, Phase II)

Jiffy Lube FanFest is the largest and most popular free public event during Country Music Week and WEM is thrilled to be hosting it at the Ice Palace on Saturday, September 6. FanFest celebrates Canada’s vibrant country music scene and this music festival will feature back-to-back live performances by 15 fan-favourite artists. Not only will people see these artists perform, they will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with them by a professional photographer at the Jiffy Lube FanFest photo wall.

Artists who will perform at Jiffy Lube FanFest are: Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, Doc Walker, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, Kira Isabella, Brett Kissel, Wes Mack, Jess Moskaluke, Mackenzie Porter, The Road Hammers, Small Town Pistols, Bobby Willis, and Michelle Wright.

Performing Arts & Theatre : September 2014

She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountie at Fort Edmonton Park.

III. Sports & Related Events

Edmonton Weather
Today Wednesday Thursday
It is forecast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 9:00 PM MDT on September 02, 2014
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It is forecast to be Chance of Rain at 9:00 PM MDT on September 03, 2014
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It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on September 04, 2014
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Tour of Alberta

See the below links for places to watch,  Festival details & Road Closures.

September 5, 2014 – Simson Maxwell Stage 3 Wetaskiwin to Edmonton
Wetaskiwin: 5201 50 Ave.| Race Start: 11:40 AM | Festival: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Edmonton Garrison: Bldg 407 Korea Rd.| Race Finish: 3:40 PM (est.) | Festival: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

September 6, 2014 – Go Auto Stage 4 Edmonton to Strathcona County
Edmonton Northlands: 7515 118 Ave. | Race Start: 11:50 AM | Festival: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Strathcona County: 2001 Oak St. (Sherwood Park) | Race Finish: 3:49 PM (est.) | Festival: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

September 7, 2014 – Pomeroy Inn & Suites Stage 5 Edmonton
Edmonton: Churchill Square | Race: 12:40 PM – 3:37 PM (est.) | Festival: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Edmonton Eskimos vs. Calgary Stampeders


Sat, Sep 6, 2014 05:00 PM


Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton

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Alberta’s largest and longest running table tennis tournament.

Sat & Sun, Sept 6 & 7, 2014. – Details


Saville Community Sports Centre, 11610-65 Ave., Edmonton

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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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Runs & Walks

1. Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Saturday 6 September 2014 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Gold Bar Park , 10955 50 Street NW, Edmonton AB
10am Registration and activities (face painting, kid’s table, silent auction, visit from Fire Fighters, photo booth!) begin, 11am Lunch begins, 12pm Walk begins – Register

2. Strides for Change

It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s an Everyday Hero!Our theme this year is Everyday Heroes- celebrating first responders, victim advocates, and everyone who chooses to drive safe and sober. It is also a great excuse to join us and dress up as your favorite everyday hero or superhero! Capes and tights are welcome! The event will consist of a 5KM Walk or Run, followed by a BBQ, live performances, kids activities, a draw and prizes for top fundraisers and best costumes!

September 6, 2014 | 10:00AM-2:00PM at Laurier Park – Register

3. Step N Stride

Support Parkinson Alberta on Saturday, September 6 | 09:00 AM at Rundle Park, ACT Centre – entrance at 118 Ave & Abbotsfield Rd NW – Register

4. 2014 Run for the Brave

The Run began 11 years ago as a way to support Canadian war veterans and has now expanded to support all residents living in care at our ten CapitalCare centres. The Run gives us a way to say “thank you” to the Veterans who served our country and to the elders who pioneered it.
5K Run/Walk & 1K Fun Walk/Run, Post Race Military Pancake Breakfast, Antique Car Show
Sunday, September 7th at the Edmonton Garrison – Details

5.Back to the Future

2.5 K/ 5k / 10K
Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM , St Albert- Register

6. Terwillegar Towne Triathlon

Sunday September 7, 2014 | 08:00 A.M. at Terwillegar Community Rec Centre – 2051 Leger Road Northwest, Edmonton – Register

7. Walk of Hope

2.5 km or 5 km – 5K HSBC Fun Run option for  Ovarian Cancer Canada

September 07, 2014 | 09:00 AM @ Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park – Register

IV. Exhibitions, & Other Events

1. The Apparel Trends Show



Sept 4 – 7, 2014 | 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Mon, Sept 8, 2014 | 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM


Edmonton Expo Centre


2. Bead Market


Saturday, September 6, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Ramada Inn, 5359 Calgary Trail, Edmonton

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3. 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

She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountie / Picnic & Date Night – Sept 4 – 6, 2014


4. Closing Gala Celebration – Tour of Alberta

Help us celebrate the 2014 Tour of Alberta at the Closing Celebration presented by Bennett Jones on September 7 which will be held at the Edmonton Expo Centre. The evening will be an upbeat mingling opportunity that will feature highlights from the 2014 event.

A celebration reception with food stations that will feature highlights from the 2014 event.


Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 07:00 PM


Hall H, Edmonton Expo Centre. 7515 118th Avenue, Edmonton

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5. Royal Alberta Museum Exhibits

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


6. 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


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


8. City Market Downtown 


Saturday | 10am – 3pm


104th Street, Downtown Edmonton


9. 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

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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