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Things to do this weekend in Edmonton – Oct 24 – 26, 2014

Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton

 Friday, October 24 – Sunday, October 26, 2014

A  digest of What’s On in Edmonton  during  October 24 – 26 weekend  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 Trip Ideas

Jasper Dark Sky Festival is on from October 17 – 26, 2014

Events include Stargazing(free) at Lake Annette on Oct 24, Pyramid Island Starlight Adventure (free) on October 25 and stargazing activities by Telus World of Science : Details

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 in Edmonton

Most of the Halloween themed family events are happening this weekend, see Halloween in Edmonton. Events include

1. Spooky Saturday at Strathcona County Museum
2. Halloween at Fort Edmonton Park.
3. Boo at the Zoo
4. Farm of Fear at Edmonton Corn Maze

5. Halloween Haunt at St. Albert

6. Mini Monster Bash at Stony Plain

& more!


2. Albert’s Afraid

Albert’s Afraid follows the story of a young bat who’s absolutely terrified of everything, especially the dark! One night, while his parents are out, his baby sister accidentally flies out the window. Now, Albert must conquer his fear and race in to the night to retrieve his baby sister before his parents get home. With up beat music inspired by 1930’s era cartoons and colourful characters masterfully executed with superb voice acting and precise puppeteering, this is a show young audiences will want to see again and again! Details


Sat, Oct 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM, 02:00 PM & 04:00 PM


Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton

How much?

$8.00 to $12.00


 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. 

Despicable Me 2 on October 25, 2014

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

Ghostbusters – Oct 25 | 07:00 PM
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

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 25 & Sunday, October 26: The Creeps – Meet some of TWOSE’s creepy, crawly critters – including hairy tarantulas and slithering snakes.

Saturday, October 25: Celebration of Innovation, Canadian Spacewalkers Presentation with Bob McDonald

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


 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 24 – 26, 2014

Events include Drumzsy, Emma Rush, The Man in Black Show : A Tribute to Johny Cash,  Sacred Music Festival & more!

Performing Arts & Theatre : October 2014

Events include  Then the Lights Went Out,  Ronnie Burket – The Daisy Theatre, One Man, Two Guvnors & more!

III. Sports & Related Events

Edmonton Weather
Today Saturday Sunday
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on October 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy


It is forecast to be Overcast at 9:00 PM MDT on October 25, 2014


It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on October 26, 2014
Mostly Cloudy


1. Edmonton Oilers vs. Carolina Hurricanes


Friday, October 24, 2014 | 07:30 PM


Rexall Place, Edmonton

How much?


Edustations on Insulation & layering on Oct 21, Snowshoeing Expedition on Oct 23 at Campers Village.

2. Canada v Japan

Women’s International Soccer


Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 02:00 PM


Commomwealth Stadium, Edmonton

How much?



3. Edmonton Oil Kings


vs. Prince George Cougars on Sat, Oct 25, 2014 | 07:00 PM
vs. Moose Jaw Warriors on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 | 04:00 PM


Rexall Place

How much?



Thoroughbred Racing


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


Northlands Park,7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton.

How much?


IV. Exhibitions & Other Events

For Halloween events ON this week (Nocturne at AGA, Deadmonton House & Edmonton Ghost Tours) – See Halloween in Edmonton

1. Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

Indulge at the 2014 Festival as you sample an impressive selection of premium wines, spirits, and import and micro-brewed beer, as well as cuisine from an assortment of Edmonton’s top restaurants and hotels. Details


Friday, October 24, 2014 | 05:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Shaw Conference Centre, Halls A – C, Edmonton

How much?

$19.00 & up.


2. Extra Life

Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.


Saturday, October 25, 2014 | beginning at 8 a.m. for 24 hours



How much?



3. Skirtoberfest!

SkirtoberfestSkirtsAFire herArts Festival presents Skirtoberfest; only instead of beer and bratwurst, we’re celebrating with chocolate, wine, food and fabulous entertainment! This special event celebrates the success of SkirtsAFire 2014, while taking a peek at what’s lined up for 2015. All proceeds will be going to the 2015 festival.


Saturday October 25, 2014 | 07:30 PM


Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts 9225-118 Ave, Edmonton.

How much?



4. Edmonton Ski & Snowboard Show



Sat & Sun, October 25th and 26th, 2014.
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM & Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall B

How much?

General Admission(13+): $10.00; Child(6 – 12):$6.00


5. Annual Art Show & Sale

The Elk Island Art Club presents “Artful Doors” at their Annual Art show and Sale


Sat & Sun, October 25 & 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM


Drop-in Centre, 57A, 54569 Range Road 215, Josephburg

How much?



6. Fall Bazaar & Craft Fair

Featuring various vendors from Fort Saskatchewan and area as well as from our own assembly. Come check out the great deals and stock up for Christmas. Details


Saturday October 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM


#111, 10421 – 99th Ave. Ft. Saskatchewan

How much?



7. Pop Culture Fair

The Pop Culture Fair is Edmonton’s longest continuously run collectors event. There are over 200 vendors from Western Canada that come together to provide this unique experience. Details


Sunday October 26th, 2014 | 10:00 AM- 4:30 PM


Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsways Avenue, Edmonton

How much?

General Admission $7. Children 10 and under are free.

West Edmonton Mall Job Fair on Sunday, October 26 – Details

8. 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

Book Christmas Dinner/Brunch , buy tickets for Christmas events.

 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.

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
Regions of Distinction | April 25–October 26, 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

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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