Events in Edmonton: August 18 to 20, 2017

I. Family Events & Activities

1. Kids Fringe

KidsFringe is a FREE, fun and a family-friendly mini-Fringe site organized by Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA), providing ten days of arts-based opportunities and entertainment for children and youth, their families and caregivers.KidsFringe will also feature a fairy garden and an activity centre where kids (and adults who are kids at heart) can try making their own magic. Details.

August 17 to 27, 2017

Old Strathcona, Edmonton


More To Do


2. Bison Festival

Bison were nearly lost from North America! But by the early 20th century, bison purchased from Montana and brought to Elk Island National Park began to slowly re-build their numbers. Today nearly every plains bison you see in southern Canada, whether in conservation or domestic herds, had an ancestor in Elk Island National Park. That’s something to celebrate! Join us for this sensory festival celebrating all things bison, from conservation, to culture, to cuisine! Details.

Saturday, August 19 2017 from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

Elk Island National Park, 1-54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan


3. LEGO® Weekend

Bring your own LEGO® creations to display and win. Participate in the awesome building
competitions for different age groups, and SHOW the world how talented you are! Details.

August 19 & 20, 2017

Mill Woods Town Centre 2331 66th Street


4. Fire Station 8 Open House/50th Anniversary

Come down to Edmonton Fire Station 8 to help celebrate 50 years in the community. Visitors will have an opportunity to take tour of Fire Station 8 as well as check out the fire vehicles on site. There will also be a barbecue to celebrate 50 years of Station 8 (while supplies last). Details.

August 19th, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Edmonton Fire Station 8, 12503 128 Street, Edmonton


5. Farm & Heritage Carnival

Pony rides, bouncy fun house, petting zoo, clowns and face painters, old fashioned carnival games, food, and fun for the whole family. Also musical performances courtesy of Cooper Studios on the ATCO sound stage, The Spruce Grove Farmers Market is also open during the event. Proceeds go to the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society. Details.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM

SG Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove

FREE. Carnival and ride tickets $1 each, most rides and attractions are 3-4 tickets each.

6. Movie Under the Stars

It’s like going to a drive-in movie, but you need a lawn chair or blanket instead of a car. Movie Under the Stars is a fun family night that has become one of the community’s favourites. Details.

Friday, August 18, 2017 | 07:30 PM

Legacy Park, 10005 102 St, Fort Saskatchewan


7. Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing

Visit RASC Observatory for a safe and fun viewing experience! In Edmonton, at mid-eclipse the Sun will be about 70% covered by the Moon. Details.

Monday, August 21, 2017 | 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

RASC Observatory at TELUS World of Science


II. Live Music & Theatre

1. Edmonton Rock Music Festival

Friday Line Up
Persons of Interest · 5 Man Electrical Band · Tom Cochrane with Red Rider

Saturday Line Up
VERA · Chronic Rock · Lee Aaron · Prism
Sass Jordan · Chilliwack · Trooper Details.

August 18 – 19, 2017

Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

$60 to $75

2. Stony Plain Cowboy Festival

In honor of our 25th Anniversary Stony Plain Cowboy Festival, the lineup is going to be Amazing! We still have some returning fan favorites like Doris Daley, Ben Crane, Bob Glidden, Gary Fjellgaard and many more but we are also adding Roger West Music Steve Newsome, Shane Harluk, Jennie Harluk Jim McLennan…… and wait for it……. Aaron Pritchett with Topher Mils. Details.

Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stony Plain Heritage Pavilion – 5100 – 41 Ave., Stony Plain

$20 to $45

3. The Edmonton Pops Orchestra

The Edmonton Pops Orchestra takes you back to an evening of song and dance from the 1920s and 30s. Featuring music of Berlin, Porter and Gershwin including “Steppin’ Out”, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, and some exciting music to celebrate Canada 150. Details.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Festival Place – 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

$8.5 + charges

4. A Tribute To Ian Tyson

After a five year hiatus The Gift: A Tribute to the Words and Music of Ian Tyson has been resurrected for two shows. The entire house band for this version of The Gift consists of Tyson alumni. Stewart MacDougall of Tyson’s Chinook Arch Ryders band, Thom Moon, Fiddler Myran Szott and guitarist Gord Matthews. Details.

August 18 & 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Festival Place – 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

$18.5 + charges


5. Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

Join Fringe Theatre Adventures at the 36th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. The Edmonton Fringe takes place in Old Strathcona, for a vibrant 11 days and features Buskers, Outdoor Performers, Artisans and Vendors and over 1,600 live theatre performances are hosted by close to 50 venues. Details.

August 17 to 27, 2017

Various Venues

Free and ticketed events.

6. The Exquisite Hour

A seemingly well-adjusted bachelor finds his life forever altered on a summer evening when an alluring stranger materializes in his backyard to ask the question “Are you satisfied with what you know?” In his final traversal of the role of Zachary Teale, Jeff Haslam makes his only Teatro appearance of the season, joined by Belinda Cornish as Helen Darimont, which she first played in 2013. Details.

August 18 – September 2, 2017

The Varscona Theatre, 10329 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton

$13 to $25

III. Sports & Related Events

1. FC Edmonton

vs Puerto Rico FC

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 2:00 PM

Clarke Stadium., Edmonton


2. Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival

Come out and check out all the races, ceremonies and vendors. Details

August 18 – 20, 2017

Louise McKinney Riverfront Park., Edmonton


3. Canadian Derby

It’s the biggest event in Western Canadian racing—a thrilling afternoon where the past and present collide. A day of glamour and action, filled with history and tradition. Celebrate the 88th and Final running of the Canadian Derby and be part of history. Details

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino, 7410 Borden Park Road NW Edmonton

Free Admission

4. ECL1: Parking Lot Brawl

The Edmonton Combat League is dedicated to providing a platform for young martial artists to hone their craft and learn the necessary skills and discipline to either transition onto the next level of the career as a martial artist, as well as a safe environment for them to compete.

The theme of our main fight card is East vs West, and will feature some of the best Muay Thai fighters from Eastern and Western Canada! We will be crowning 2 new WKA Canadian Kickboxing Champions, as well as raising funds and awareness for the Crystal Kids foundation. Details

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The Ranch Roadhouse
6107 – 104st NW, Edmonton

$40 to $60

5. Edmonton Marathon

The Servus Edmonton Marathon Family Festival Weekend includes a 42.2km Marathon Run/Walk, 21.1km Half Marathon Run/Walk, 10km Run/Walk, 5km Run/Walk and an ABC Kids Activity Center and Fun Run. This Event draws national attention as it is a certified Boston Marathon Qualifier for 2018. Event also include Free Sports Expo inside the Shaw Conference Centre. Details

August 18 to 20, 2017
Race Day – Sunday, August 20, 2017

Shaw Conference Centre – 9797 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton

Free for Spectators; Race: $10 & up

6. Monster Truck Throwdown

Racing, Freestyle and once again- Bounty Hunter attempts the incredible 360 Back Flip. Larger than life entertainment and a first class family event experience! Seven monster truck superstars descend including, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Scarlet Bandit, & Monster Truck Legend, – AVENGER!! The finest, most fan friendly Monster Trucks around. Details

August 19 & 20, 2017

Castrol Raceway, Highway 19 & Highway 2 (2 kms West)

$15 to $30

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Edmonton Latin Festival

The Edmonton Latin Festival returns for its 8th consecutive year and promises to bring back more Latin flavor to Churchill Square. On August 19th and 20th this event will showcase dancing, live music, vendors, and food from Central and South America. Details

August 19 & 20, 2017

Churchill Square, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton


2. Ladies Night

Ladies Night in the IMAX Theatre presents the 2016 Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures”
Arrive early and relax with a glass of wine or cold beer, and enjoy a sit down meal at the Purple Pear restaurant. Next, participate in engaging science activities inspired by the film. Finally, choose your favourite movie snacks and get cozy in our theatre’s luxurious seats. Details

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 6:00 PM

TELUS World of Science – Edmonton

$11.95 per ticket

3. Creating The Paranormal

Paranormal investigator and instructor Morgan Knudsen (Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, Fireside Ghost Experience, CBC) hosts an evening at the Multicultural Heritage Centre! Knudsen, and renowned entertainer Nikolai Smith, say this five-hour evening adventure is all about separating reality from fantasy in the paranormal field, and engages the audience through participation in the entire night. Details

Friday, August 18 | 7:00 PM -MIDNIGHT

Multicultural Heritage Centre, 5411 – 51 Street
Stony Plain

$39.89 & up

4. Lamont County Open Farm Days

Join Lamont County at a full-day rural experience in conjunction with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Open Farm Days. This event is a unique and exciting opportunity for people and families to experience rural living, and develop a positive awareness of food safety and food production. Guests will see first hand where their food comes from, how it is raised and grown, and will later enjoy a catered five-course meal featuring local products including: bison, pork, tomatoes and greens, cheese, sausage, beets, strawberries and honey. End the evening with toe-tapping live entertainment. Details

August 19 & 20, 2017

Lamont & District Agricultural Society Grounds, 195014 Twp Rd 552, Lamont

Free; Dinner: $40 to $50; Dance Only: $5

5. Alberta Open Farm Days

Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. Details

August 19 & 20, 2017

Participating Alberta Farms

Farm visit – Free & Culinary Experiences are ticketed

6. Edmonton Airshow

Airshow includes performances from
The Snowbirds, The Skyhawks, De Havilland Dh-115 Vampire, Yellow Thunder & The Mrazek Brothers, Gary Ward – Presented By Maclab, Geoff Latter, Kent Pietsch. Details

August 19 & 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Villeneuve Airport, Range Road 271, Villeneuve

$27 to $35

7. 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

Posts Information

  • : 3
  • Leave a Reply