Heritage Day Long Weekend Activities in Edmonton
What’s on in Edmonton and Alberta Capital Region during August long weekend – August 2 to 5, 2019 including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events.
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I. Family Events & Activities
American Crown Circus & Circo Osorio
American Crown Circus & Circo Osorio is designed for family fun of all ages! Children and adults will be mesmerized as they witness our internationally renowned cast that features: the catapulting strength and artistry of the Dragmir Troop ; an out of this world lazer light experience that combines the lights and high energy music of Eduardo the Lazerman; defying the laws of gravity from high above the arena floor, the Belarus Triple Eagles; zany Circus Clowns and much more.
August 1 to 5, 2019
St Albert Centre 375 St Albert Trail, St Albert
$8 – $20 USD
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Fairy Berry Festival
Sprinkle a bit of magic and whimsy into this corn maze adventure to the farm! Fairies, pirates, home made berry shortcake, folk music, and maze adventures in the Mindbender and Kidz Corn Mazes are all part of the family fun! The “Fairy Berries” are the most exquisite of the strawberry season – small, dainty and delicious! Come help us celebrate this sweet fairy-tale bumble-berry and pirate’s treasure of a Kids Festival all long weekend. Join in the fun!
August 3 to 5, 2019
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm – 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
The Edmonton Heritage Festival
Enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds from 100 countries and cultures at 73 outdoor pavilions. Explore the Festival and enjoy free entertainment on more than 25 stages throughout Hawrelak Park.
August 3 to 5, 2019
Hawrelak Park, 9230 Groat Road Northwest, Edmonton
Summer Movies in the Park
Join us each Saturday in August for a blockbuster, family-friendly movie! Movies start at dusk. Remember to bring a chair, blanket or sleeping bag, as well as bug spray.
Movie: Missing Link
Saturday, August 3, 2019 | Dusk
Silverberry Park, Silverberry Road, Edmonton
Other Family Activities
1. Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details — on most Saturday afternoons. Free for kids under 12. Come early and enjoy themed lobby activities before the films.
Landmark Theatres — Every Sunday, kids can get out of the house, a movie ticket and Snack Pack (popcorn, drink, choice of candy treat) @ Edmonton City Centre/St Albert/Spruce Grove location.
3. Telus World of Science
Imax theatre : Shows
Legends of the Northern Sky: Legends of the Northern Sky is a stunning full-dome show honouring the legends and wisdom passed down through the generations by the Indigenous peoples of the western plains of Canada.
MYTHBUSTERS: The Explosive Exhibition: Explore The Blueprint Room and over 60 artifacts salvaged from more than 700 experiments conducted on the series, hand-picked by the MythBusters themselves. Then engage in real hands-on, interactive experiences that are suited for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovation, family-friendly displays, and never-before-seen myths saved specifically for this exhibition!
4. Vikings: Beyond the Legend
Vikings: Beyond the Legend explores the cultural influence, achievements and inventions of the legendary Viking Age. More than 650 artifacts from the 9th to 10th centuries will be on display. Among the artifacts is a reconstruction of the 37-metre Roskilde 6, the longest Viking warship ever found, featuring 1,000-year-old wooden planks and metal supports showing the ship’s original lines.
April 18 to Oct. 20, 2019 @ Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103a Avenue NW
5. Free activities: local library
Edmonton Public library: Details and link for registration.
Strathcona County Library – Here
Spruce Grove Public Library – Here
St. Albert Public Library – Here
Drop – in Programs
1. Edmonton Recreation : There is always something you can do as family with the advantage of not having to plan early or register. Check these links below.
St Albert – Drop in Schedule
Woodlands Water Play Park: Come splash around in the medieval-themed spray park, or go exploring on the dry playground! Open 9:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Water features on from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting). @ Woodlands Water Play Park, 165 Sturgeon Road, St Albert
Strathcona County – Drop in Programs
Laser Tag + Mini Paintball Day Camp at Laser City
Half the day is filled with Laser Tag! Play with other day-campers and light up the arena while playing different games of laser tag.
The other half of this adrenaline-pumping day is filled with Mini Paintball! Mini Paintball uses smaller paintball guns and smaller paintballs shooting at slower speeds!
Camp Know Where
In this camp, we will be encouraging students to use Mixed Reality to insert themselves into the world of Stranger Things. @ Microsoft Store, West Edmonton Mall
Way of the Woods
Throughout the summer, Nature Alberta hosts “Family Nature Nights” at various sites around the city. Root For Trees is their partner for the Way of the Woods evening. We will be helping to plant trees and shrubs in Whitemud Park! Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 12505 Keillor Rd NW, Edmonton
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II. Live Music & Concerts
Weekday Concerts, EDM & Concert Tours
- VISSIA – A Secret Streetcar Show on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ The Highlevel Street Car
- Fridays at the Legislature on Friday | Noon to 1 p.m. @ Capital Plaza (Legislature
- French Quarter Patio Series concerts @ Fridays | 7 – 9 PM @ Café Bicyclette
- Def Leppard Hits Canada on Monday, July 29, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Rogers Place
- Danny Coady Band / Crystal Shawanda on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 7:30 PM @ Festival Place
- THE IDOLS: Salman Ali, Nitin Kumar & Neelanjana Ray on Saturday, August 03, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ River Cree Resort & Casino
- F&M on Saturday, August 03, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ Almanac
- Kizz Daniel on Sunday, August 04, 2019 | 9:00 PM @ Union Hall
Big Valley Jamboree
Lineup: Brooks & Dunn, Old Dominion, Toby Keith, Kane Brown, Brett Kissel, Brothers Osborne, High Valley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ronnie Milap, Pam Tillis, Charlie Major, Aaron Goodvin, Lindsay Ell, Meghan Patrick, James Barker Band, Tebey, Dan Davidson, Jade Eagleson, Mackenzie Porter, David James, Shawn Austin, Kelsi Mayne, Don Amero, Tanya Ryan, Petric, Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion, and The Prairie States.
August 1-4, 2019
Camrose Regional Exhibition, Exhibition Drive, Camrose
$45 & up
Blueberry Bluegrass Festival
The Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival features some of the top performers in bluegrass music as well as talented up-and-coming musicians. The three-day music festival is jam-packed with activities for the whole family, including on-stage live music, workshops, outdoor arcade, wagon rides, petting zoo, food concessions and craft tables, the Kids’ Corner, country dance, pie making contest and more!
August 2 to 4, 2019
Heritage Park, 4204 50 Street, Stony Plain
$40 & up
Pigeon Lake Music Festival
The event features incredible musical performances, outstanding entertainment, fantastic food and drink, and amazing people – all in an unforgettable outdoor setting. Daily, weekend, and camping passes are available, so gather up friends and family near and far, and get ready to shake your tail feather!
August 3 – 4, 2019
Hilah Ayers Wilderness RV Park, 473008 Range Road 10, Mulhurst Bay
$50 – $112.50
Bizet’s Carmen – Concert Performance
Here the action is in El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mexico where Bizet’s tale of Carmen, the seductress, who lures Don José a US Customs and Immigration Enforcer away from his duties, and his childhood sweetheart Micaela unfolds. Circumstance lands José in hot water with very little choice other than to join Carmen’s band of drug smugglers.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 3:00PM
Have Mercy Food & Booze, 8232 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
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Live Music & Concerts in Edmonton
III. Theatre & Performing Arts
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- Live Theatre in Edmonton
- Spotlight Saturdays: A rotating variety of performers including burlesque dancers, comedians, magicians, and amazing live music @ Spotlight Cabaret, 8217 104 St NW, Edmonton
Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash
Over two dozen of Johnny Cash’s songs are featured in this performance-packed musical. Details
Jul 20 – Aug 11, 2019
The Citadel Theatre – Maclab Theatre, Edmonton
$30 & up
In a groundbreaking production that defies operatic convention, Mercury Opera immerses its audience in two contrasting locations: The Commodore Restaurant Act 1 & then moves them to the neighboring Casa Pedro (Chez Pierre Cabaret) for Acts 2, 3 and 4 taking them on a wild adventure. Here the action is in El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mexico where Bizet’s tale of Carmen, the seductress, who lures Don José a US Customs and Immigration Enforcer away from his duties, and his childhood sweetheart Micaela unfolds. Details
August 1 to 15, 2019
Commodore Restaurant, 10712 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
$45 to $65
III. Sports & Related Events
- FC Edmonton vs. HFX Wanderers FC on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Clarke Stadium
vs. Fraser Valley Bandits
Thursday, August 01, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Edmonton EXPO Centre, Edmonton
1932byBateman – Mackenzie Tour
The annual event features some of the best young golfers in the world competing for a $200,000 prize purse.
August 1 to 4, 2019
Edmonton Country Club, 6201 Country Club Road Northwest, Edmonton
vs. Yorkton Cardinals
August 1 to 3, 2019 | 7:05 PM
RE/Max Field, Edmonton
IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
More To Do
Alberta Vacation Ideas & Itineraries
- Thirsty Thursdays on Thursdays, June 6 to September 26, 2019 | 06:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ Snow Valley Aerial Park
- Date Nights — Thursdays | June 13 to August 29 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ University of Alberta Botanic Garden
- Alberta Legislature Evening Grounds Tours on July 4 to August 29 | Thursdays at 6 PM
- Edmonton River Boat Season 2019 – Date Nights on Thursdays (7 PM), River Cruises/Live Music on Weekends, Cruise and Brunch Buffet on Sundays.
- Farmers’ Market Ride Along: Every Saturday from June 1st to September 28th The City of Edmonton Bike Street Team will be hosting free ride alongs to show new and veteran cyclists how to safely navigate the new protected bike routes.
- Sunset Voyageur Canoe Tours: May 17th to October 2nd, 2019 @ Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
ArtWalk St. Albert
Join us in the Perron District as it transforms into a vibrant studio and gallery—a place to enjoy, view and buy local art to suit all tastes and budgets. Details
August 1 | 6:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Perron District (Downtown) St. Albert
Strathcona County RIBFEST
Our 3-day Family Friendly event will be serving up the best in Alberta Beef and Pork Ribs! Even more food will be available with BBQ Chicken, and delicious Pulled Pork to be found and additional food vendors that will be there on site. There is something for everyone!
August 2 to 5, 2019
Broadmoor Lake Park, Sherwood Park
St. Albert Rotary RibFest
Join for Rotary Ribfest in support of raising funds for the causes supported by the St.Albert Rotary Club and other affiliated organizations.
August 2 to 5, 2019
Lions Park – 21 Sir Winston Churchill Ave., St Albert
Poundmaker’s Lodge Annual POW WOW
The theme for our Pow Wow this year is Honouring Indigenous Language & Culture. We will have traditional dancers, singers, traditional foods, and crafters.
August 3 & 4, 2019 | 1:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres Pow Wow Grounds
25108 Poundmaker Road, Sturgeon County
Show & Shine
Come on down to the community league hall for a day of fun for the whole family! Classic cars from Edmonton residents, food trucks, including the Boars Nest & an ice cream truck, Kids Activities! Two bouncy castles, Chase from Paw Patrol mascot, face painting, and Choo Choi the balloon clown, liv entertainment and more! Details
Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Inglewood Community Hall, 12525 116 Ave, Edmonton
ALL WHITE BOAT PARTY
Enjoy the beauties of Edmonton by boat. Take this unique opportunity to share a fantastic time in Edmonton with family and friends on August 4, 2019, spiced up with delicious food, and an active bar while cruising from one end of Edmonton to another. Inclusions, food, non-alcoholic beverages and Live entertainment (DJ), Bring your dancing shoes, make new friends. Details
Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Rafters’ Landing, 9734 98 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Heritage Fever Patio Party
An Afrobeats, Soca & Urban day party on a beautiful patio right in the heart of downtown. Take a break from the heritage festivities on Sunday August 4th and come celebrate culture with us while grooving & dancing to two of the best DeeJays (DJ STEVIE] x Nick Degree]) this city has to offer.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
10524 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Festivals for a Day/Weekend Trip
Lakeland Country Fair– August 2-3, 2019
Polynesian Days – August 2 to 5, 2019 @ Alberta Beach
Loud as Hell Metal Festival @ Drumheller – August 2 to 4, 2019
Smoky Lake Stampede – August 3 to 4, 2019
Strathmore Stampede @ Strathmore – August 2 to 5, 2019
Summer Laser Shows
In the new Zeidler Dome, witness the pinnacle of laser shows. Lean back, hang on, and get ready for the musical experience of a lifetime.
Select Fridays & Saturdays in July & August. | 7:00 PM
TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
$9.50 to $13.50
Art EXHIBITIONS & Other Events
Textile Art Exhibition- Armchair Traveller
The world is a place of vast landscapes, wildlife and people. Members of the Edmonton Needlecraft Guild relive their world travels by creating exquisite art, embroidered from a place of comfort- their armchairs.
June 25 to August 27, 2019 | 7 am to 11 pm daily @ Enterprise Square Atrium, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
“Luxor Urban Art” By Owen Murray
Urban Art Photography – photographs of murals referencing ancient Egyptian symbols and artworks combined with contemporary socio-political messages.
Tuesday July 2 to Sunday August 25, 2019 @ Gallery@501, #120, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park
Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools
A powerful travelling exhibition by the Legacy of Hope Foundation that explores the history and consequences of the Residential School System in Canada with the goal of contributing to the healing and understanding required for reconciliation.
May 16 to September 2, 2019 @ Borealis Gallery, Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre
The Future All at Once
In The Future All at Once, Alberta’s first provincial Artist in Residence, Lauren Crazybull, uses the tradition of portraiture to reframe and confront representations of Indigenous people.
June 8 to August 4, 2019 @ McMullen Gallery
I Am From Here
I Am From Here, a new exhibition in RAM’s Human History Hall, shares the remarkable stories of the descendants of Alberta’s early Black pioneers.
March 23 to September 7, 2019 @ Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103a Ave NW
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