Free Things to Do in Edmonton in August 2019

A list of FREE and cheap fun things to do in Edmonton Area during August 2019.

French Quarter Patio Series concerts
24 May

Café Bicyclette, 8627, 91 St NW, Edmonton

May 24, 2019 To August 30, 2019


There is no better way to spend a Friday evening in Edmonton than on Café Bicyclette and La Cité Francophones’ patio! We are pleased to announce our 2...  »

The Future All at Once
08 Jun

McMullen Gallery, 8440 112 Street Northwest, Edmonton

June 8, 2019 To August 4, 2019



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 ...  »

Family Nature Nights
03 Jul

Various Venues, Edmonton

July 3, 2019 To August 7, 2019


Discover aquatic insects, birds, leaves or even the habits of urban coyotes! Family Nature Nights (FNN) is a project designed by Nature Alberta’s Nature Kids, The ...  »

Evening Grounds Tours
04 Jul

Alberta Legislature Grounds, 10800 97 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

July 4, 2019 To August 29, 2019



Every Thursday evening throughout the summer we will offer guided tours of the Alberta Legislature Grounds where history, art, and politics come together. From Pehonan to parliamentary ...  »

Fridays at the Legislature
12 Jul

Legislative Assembly of Alberta - Visitor Centre, 9820 107 Street Northwest, Edmonton

July 12, 2019 To August 30, 2019


non ticketed

Fridays at the Legislature is a free outdoor concert series held each week at Capital Plaza on the Alberta Legislature Grounds. It features live performances by local ...  »

St. Albert Rotary RibFest
02 Aug

Lions Park, 21 Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St. Albert

August 2, 2019 To August 5, 2019


Join for Rotary Ribfest in support of raising funds for the causes supported by the St.Albert Rotary Club and other affiliated organizations.  »

Strathcona County RIBFEST
02 Aug

Broadmoor Lake Park, Sherwood Park

August 2, 2019 To August 5, 2019


Join 10,000 + finger licking Fans for the Great Canadian BBQ and what has become known as “The Big Sticky”. Our 4-day Family Friendly event will be serving up ...  »

The Edmonton Heritage Festival
03 Aug

Hawrelak Park, 9230 Groat Road Northwest, Edmonton

August 3, 2019 To August 5, 2019


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 ...  »

Poundmaker’s Lodge Annual POW WOW
03 Aug

Poundmaker's Lodge Treatment Centres, 25108 Poundmaker Road, Sturgeon County

August 3, 2019 To August 4, 2019


The annual Pow Wow is our signature community engagement event which brings together almost 10,000 spectators each year. This gives us an opportunity to bring awareness to the ...  »

Summer Movies in the Park
03 Aug

Various Venues, Edmonton

August 3, 2019 To August 24, 2019


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 ...  »

Inglewood Show & Shine
04 Aug

Inglewood Community League, 12525 116 Ave NW, Edmonton

August 4, 2019


The Inglewood Community League is hosting its second annual Show and Shine! Come on down to the community league hall for a day of fun for the ...  »

Cariwest Festival
09 Aug

Federal Building Plaza, 9820 107 St NW, Edmonton

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019


Experience Caribbean culture with food, drinks, live music and much more!The 3-day event includes a Friday Night Costume Extravaganza, a Saturday parade down Jasper Avenue, and ...  »

Youth Day Edmonton 2019 #YDYEG
10 Aug

Castle Downs Park,11520 153 Ave NW, Edmonton

August 10, 2019



Youth Day Edmonton is FREE, all-ages, and includes games, bouncy castles, free food, face painting, a live DJ, special guest appearances, lots of big prizes, and MORE! ...  »

RiverFest 2019
10 Aug

Edmonton & Devon

August 10, 2019


The North Saskatchewan River connects us all. The best way to appreciate it is by getting on it! The River Valley Alliance invites you to celebrate the ...  »

Mission Hill Day
11 Aug

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

August 11, 2019


By donation

Costumed historical interpreters will be pleased to show you around our site which includes the chapel, crypt, grotto, and cemetery. Enjoy an historic photo display, historic demonstrations, ...  »

Edmonton Career Fair and Training Expo
13 Aug

Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

August 13, 2019



Career Fair Canada is back in Edmonton on August 13! Don’t miss your chance to meet face-to-face with some of the top employers and training schools in ...  »

17 Aug

Mill Woods Town Centre, 2331 66th Street Northwest, Edmonton

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019


Come to Mill Woods Town Centre on August 17 & 18, bring your own LEGO® creations to display and win. Participate in the awesome building competitions for different age ...  »

Alberta Open Farm Days
17 Aug

Various Farms, Alberta

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

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 ...  »

South Terwillegar Park Outdoor Movie
17 Aug

South Terwillegar Park, 7210 South Terwillegar Dr NW, Edmonton

August 17, 2019 To September 7, 2019


Enjoy an outdoor movie in South Terwillegar Park! Films begin at sunset. BYO seating and bug repellent, and please dress (warmly) for the weather.  »

Back-to-School Fashion Show
17 Aug

Currents of Windermere - Town Square, 6103 Currents Drive Northwest, Edmonton

August 17, 2019



Popular retailers such as Carter’s OshKosh B’gosh Canada, Currents Sun & Swimwear, Little Leaf Baby – Edmonton Alberta. and more will be strutting the runway to ...  »

Party In Primrose Park Fundraiser
17 Aug

Primrose Park & Aldergrove Community League, Edmonton

August 17, 2019


AM: Join us at Primrose Park for a 1 KM Fun Kids Run/Walk at 10AM. $10 pre-registration online or pay onsite with cash. Cost includes bouncy castle pass. ...  »

Try Quidditch
18 Aug

Kinsmen Park, 9100 Walterdale Hill Northwest, Edmonton

August 18, 2019 To August 28, 2019


Come try a super magical sport! Quidditch is a mixed gender sport that is a combo of handball, rugby, dodgeball and flag football. Perfect for any level ...  »

Rural Roots Fair
24 Aug

24358 Township Rd 505, Rolly View, Leduc County

August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019


Come out for a FREE family event including Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Equine and Dog Demos, Marketplace, Kids crafts, Youth/Adult Workshops, Tractor Hay Rides, Interactive Nature ...  »

Food Forest
24 Aug

Cloverdale Hill, Strathearn Crescent & 89 Street, Edmonton

August 24, 2019


Root for Trees is expanding our Food Forest at Cloverdale Hill. Come check out which native fruit-bearing trees and shrubs grow in Edmonton. You might be surprised ...  »

The Edmonton Speedway Park Revival
24 Aug

Castrol Raceway, Alberta 19, Leduc County

August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019

By Donation

The Edmonton Speedway Park Revival is here to celebrate the race car driver in all of us. Relive the 1968 – 1982 glory days when Edmonton attracted the Elite of ...  »

Learn-to Camp with Parks Canada
24 Aug

Rainbow Valley Campground, 13204 Rainbow Valley Rd NW, Edmonton

August 24, 2019



Come experience the thrill of camping with this family-friendly day event! Set up a tent, wander through nature, build a crackling campfire and make a tasty treat. ...  »

Festa Italiana
25 Aug

Giovanni Caboto Park, 109A Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

August 25, 2019


Festa Italiana (formerly Viva Italia Viva Edmonton) is the summer Italian festival which is held in the heart of Edmonton’s Little Italy. Businesses and communities come ...  »

Open Streets
25 Aug

Jasper Avenue between 103 street and 109 Street, Edmonton

August 25, 2019


Join the massive street party on Edmonton’s iconic Jasper Avenue! Walk, roll, stroll or dance through the car-free Open Streets. Led by Paths for People, the ...  »

Party in Alexandra Park
29 Aug

Alexandra Park & Alexandra Arena, 4919 47 Ave, Leduc

August 29, 2019


Free Event

Outdoor Activities Toonie Swim Free hotdogs Thistle Hill Farms Petting Zoo Inflatables, live entertainment and more! Food Trucks onsite Free movies at Leduc Cinemas: Trolls @ 4pm Jumanji @ 6:20...  »

The Food Trucks are Coming
30 Aug

St. Albert Grain Elevator Park, 4 Meadowview Lane, St. Albert

August 30, 2019


By donation

The best food trucks in the region return to the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park to serve up all sorts of deliciousness. Visit the tranquil park setting, ...  »


  • Free Admission to Art Gallery of Alberta on Thursdays: 5–8pm)


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