Events in Edmonton: August 11 to 13, 2017

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I. Family Events & Activities

1. Hook: Pajama Party

You’re invited to a Pajama Party in the IMAX Theatre! This time the feature film is the 1991 children’s classic “Hook”. What’s better than watching a beloved classic, curled up in your coziest PJ’s with family and friends, you ask? Getting to watch on Alberta’s largest screen – that’s what! Details.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | Science activities and hot breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. Film starts at 9:00 a.m.

TELUS World of Science – Edmonton

$9.95 per film ticket. $14.00 for Breakfast.

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2. KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil. Experience the most acclaimed Big top show from Cirque du Soleil! A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. Details.

July 21 to August 13, 2017

Under the Big Top at Northlands Park
7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton

Starting at $49

3. Perseids Pyjama Party

Bring your blanket or lawn chair, wear your cozy pyjamas and look up, way up, during one of the busiest times in the night sky. Stargazing with the Royal Astronomical Society, fun-in-the-dark family games, bedtime stories and more. Details.

Friday, August 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

University of Alberta Botanic Garden – 51227 Hwy 60

Regular Admission

4. Walterdale Block Party

It’s John Walter’s Birthday and we want to celebrate! Enjoy live music, admire some antique cars, play historical games and make crafts while learning about one of Edmonton’s most successful early entrepreneurs. Fresh-squeezed lemonade and birthday cake will be served up with the fun! Details.

Sunday August 13, 2017 | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

John Walter Museum
9180 Walterdale Hill NW

Free

5. Ukrainian Day

Celebrate the pioneer roots of Alberta’s Ukrainian community as year-long celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada blend into a celebration of Canada’s 150 anniversary of Confederation. Details.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Tofield

Regular Admission

7. Youth Day Edmonton 2017

Join SOS Safety Magazine and Virgin Radio Edmonton for Youth Day Edmonton 2017. The event includes games, bouncy castles, free food & drink, face painting, a live DJ, special guest appearances, prizes, hay rides, and MORE! Details.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Castle Downs Park – 11520 153 Ave NW, Edmonton

Free

8. Mission Hill Day

Enjoy our historic photo display, historic demonstrations and a tall glass of lemonade while you take in the view from atop Mission Hill. We will be hosting a variety of traditional guilds from Edmonton and area for your viewing pleasure. There will be crafts and games for the young at heart. Details.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site, 2 St. Vital Ave, St. Albert

By Donation

II. Live Music & Theatre

1. Edmonton Folk Music Festival

This year’s edition promises to be all that and more for the Edmontonians, visitors and volunteers who will claim their patch of grass on the hill at Gallagher Park to listen and move to the beat of more than 60 music-makers from the four corners of the globe. Details.

August 10 to 13, 2017

Gallagher Park – 9411 – 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton

$22 to $85 + charges

2. Volunteer ROCK!

Volunteer ROCK is a FREE family event celebrating 150 years of volunteerism in Canada and in Edmonton’s 150+ community leagues.

Come check out live entertainment including an Indigenous drummer and dancers, The Carolines, and headliners Derina Harvey Band! Details.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM

Heritage Amphitheatre, 9330 Groat Rd
Edmonton

free

3. Veterans’ Untold Stories

With Ted Barris. Walk us through our military history with incredible stories of our veterans from the Great War to Afghanistan! Details.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Festival Place – 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

$13.5 + charges

4. Rodney Carrington

Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies. Rodney recently released two new albums on his brand new record label called Laughters Good Records. An album of new songs and material entitled Laughters Good debuted at Number One on the Overall Comedy Charts. The same week, the re-release of Rodney Carrington Live, Cmon Laugh You Bastards debuted at Number Two on the Overall Comedy Charts. Details.

Friday, August 11, 2017 | 9:00 PM

River Cree Resort & Casino – 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch

$44.99 & up

III. Sports & Related Events

FC Edmonton

vs New York Cosmo

Friday, August 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Clarke Stadium., Edmonton

Tickets

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Rock’n August

Rock’n August 2017 will celebrate its 21st year of operation as the finest festival of Cars and Music in Western Canada and the City of St. Albert’s third largest annual event. Funds raised support the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. Details

August 8 to 12, 2017

Various Venues, St Albert

$5

2. Cariwest Festival

Experience Caribbean culture with food, drinks, live music and much more!The 3-day event includes a Friday Night Costume Extravaganza in Churchill Square, a Saturday parade down Jasper Avenue, and the Caribbean Village with lively Entertainment all day Saturday and Sunday in Churchill Square. Details

August 11 to 13, 2017

Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

Free

3. Chautauqua 150

A two-week cultural experience celebrating Canada 150. Inspired by the Chautauqua tradition, which brought culture and education to communities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a giant tent will be set up just outside of Festival Place. Daily activities wjill include free morning and afternoon workshops, performances, and presentations for families and evening ticketed performances. Details

August 5 to 20, 2017

Festival Place – 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

Free & ticketed events

4. Animethon

Join us for a weekend with events such as anime showings, video gaming, concerts, dances, panels about all things nerdy, costume contests and more! Add in our large vendors hall and artists alley, there is something for everyone! Details

Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13, 2017

MacEwan University City Center Campus, Edmonton

$25 to $35

5. Annual Pow Wow

The theme for our Pow Wow this year is Honoring Our Elders. We will have traditional dancers, singers, traditional foods, and crafters. Details

August 12 & 13, 2017 | 1:00 PM to 11:45 PM

Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres Pow Wow Grounds
25108 Poundmaker Road

Free

6. Wild Mushroom Exposition

The Alberta Mycological Society presents their annual “City of Champignons” Wild Mushroom Exposition! View specimens of wild mushrooms. Bring your own fungi for identification. Scientific displays, photos, field guides, cookbooks and much more. A guided walk through the Garden will introduce you to local varieties that are edible, poisonous or medicinal. Details

Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

U of A Botanic Garden, Hwy 60, 5 km north of Devon

Free

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