By deftly manipulating clubs, balls, axes, machetes, and stinky shoes, while riding a giraffe unicycle, or making balloon origami, David Aiken, aka The Checkerboard Guy, will make you question the laws of physics. The moment he hits the stage he reminds everyone that fairy tales do come true when you’re young at heart and it’s easy to bust a gut by laughing really hard. The playful nature of his show is one part inspired insanity, one part interactive game, one part skillful demonstration, and 100% infectious fun. Details.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 02:00 PM
Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, Spruce Grove
$20 Adults, $16 Children & Seniors
Haunted Pumpkin Festival
From shootin’ pumpkins out of a cannon, to screaming through a haunted house, to creeping through a corn maze…in short, this might be the most unusual festival you’ll experience this year! Details
Weekends in October, 2014.
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord; 25 Km north of Edmonton
Two days jam packed with all the reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates that you and your family can handle. There will plenty of vendors on hand with quality captive bred animals for show and sale, as well as the supplies you will need to take care of any that happen to find their way home with you.
This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids, and come prepared to learn some new and interesting things about these animals and the hobby of keeping them in captivity. Details
Sat, October 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sun, October 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Sands Hotel, 12340 Fort Road, Edmonton
Adult:$6.00, Teen: $5, Child: $4
National Family Week!
This year, our theme is Family and Finances: It Just Adds Up! We will be holding valuable and informative workshops for you to learn about fun family ideas that won’t break the bank, budgeting, credit card usage, and hassle-free shopping with kids. Did we mentioned that there is also a FREE Pancake Breakfast to kick off the week? We hope to see you there! Details
October 5: Pancake Breakfast | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This FUN and FREE event for all ages will include pancake breakfast, petting zoo, activities and entertainment.
Evan Almighty on October 4, 2014
Nanny McPhee Returns on October 11, 2014
Despicable Me 2 on October 25, 2014
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.
There are countless public programsaimed 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.
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 4 & Sunday, October 5: Halloween Chemistry – Join us as we make boo bubbles, slime, and explore some spooky chemistry activities.
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!
Northlands Park,7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton.
MEC Edmonton Fall Century Ride
There are two beautiful routes to choose from one will be roughly 100KM the other roughly 60km both routes take you on the quiet rural roads of scenic Strathcona County. Details
Sunday, 05 October, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
South Cooking Lake Community League
#100, 22106 South Cooking Lake Road
South Cooking Lake.
Online – $35.00 & in person at the venue- $40.00
Runs & Walks
Run/Walk a 5k, Run a 10K or Run a Half Marathon – To raise money for the community of Mufumya, through Food for the Hungry! Register
Saturday October 4th, 2014 @ Sherwood Park Alliance Church parking lot
Ride for Refuge
A fantastically fun, family-friendly bike-a-thon supporting charities serving the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited.
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 | 08:45 AM at Christ Community Church, 25230 TWP Rd 542, Sturgeon County – Register
CIBC Run for the Cure
for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Sunday, October 5 | 09:00 AM @ Sir Winston Churchill Square – Register
Traditional Oktoberfest – Sat, Sept 27 ; Fri & Sat, Oct 3 & 4, 2014 | Doors 05:30 PM
German Canadian Cultural Centre,8310 Roper Road (51. Ave) Edmonton.
$30.00 / $15.00
Edmonton Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer, food, music, games, tradition and community. The event will have authentic Bavarian style booths pouring authentic Bavarian style beers. We’ve also added a local twist to our event. Because in Munich, Oktoberfest is a celebration of local beers, we’ve decided it is only right for us to celebrate the great local beers of Edmonton and area. All breweries from Alberta will be pouring their delicious brews as well. On top of that, we have amazing local eateries, pubs and restaurants serving up their delicious fare. Details
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 | 04:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 | 02:00 PM – 09:00 PM
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