Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton
August 24 to 26, 2018
A digest of What’s On in and around Edmonton during this weekend including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events. Few weekday events are also listed.
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I. Family Events & Activities
KidsFringe inspires creativity and play for families with toddlers to tweens. Learn new circus skills, help create a play, and discover your inner artist with the many fun activities at KidsFringe. Upon entrance to KidsFringe children receive a KidsFringe Passport sponsored by Dental Choice. The passport has activities to help you explore the site. Lil’ Fringers collect a stamp for each adventure they complete. When they complete the passport they’ll receive a special treat. Details.
August 17 to 26, 2018
Strathcona Community League, 10139 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Rural Roots Fair
Come out to the Beaumont & District Agricultural Society Fairgrounds with the whole family to enjoy activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo, games, crafts for all ages, face painting, a “Meet the Maker” Marketplace and the opportunity to experience many exciting sports and activities that our region has to offer.
August 25 & 26, 2018
Beaumont Ag Society Fairgrounds
24358 Township Rd 505, Rolly View,Leduc County
Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton
Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton (VIVE) is Edmonton’s summer Italian festival which is held in the heart Edmonton’s Little Italy. Several businesses and communities come together to celebrate the Italian culture with live music, dance performances, cooking demos, kids entertainment, lots of food, games, and sporting events. Details.
Sunday, August 26, 2018. | 12 PM – 8:30 PM
Giovanni Caboto Park
Little Italy 9425 109a Ave NW
Come learn all about these cute animals and the challenges they face in the wild! Enjoy Red Panda crafts and games, find out what the zoo is doing to help Red Pandas, and get your face painted like one!
Sunday, August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Summer Movies in the Park –Avengers: Infinity War on Saturday, August 25, 2018 @ Meadows Community Recreation Centre – south side field
Other Family Activities
1.Dinosaurs Unearthed: Down to the Bone: This exhibition invites you to challenge what you think you know about dinosaurs and explore spectacular prehistoric scenes, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons, intriguing fossils, engaging content, and interactive activities. Details
Through November 4, 2018 @ TWOSE, Edmonton
2. Summer Specials at Laser City
Join us in July and August for our Summer Specials at Laser City! Our interactive laser tag arena features 2 levels of glowing fun! Zap the beacons for power ups like Rapid Fire and Double Points!
3. Summer Drop-In Paintball at Edmonton Paintball Centre
Play Drop-In Paintball this summer on Sundays from 1 pm – 7 pm. No reservation needed, just drop in and play.
Other Family Activities/Ongoing Events
1. Muttart Conservatory: Details.
Lost In Space Featuring Museum of the Moon: June 30 – September 16
Blast off to outer space and step into a universe full of odd vegetation. Make “first contact” with a variety of plants you have likely never seen before. This show will be full of space-themed topiaries and props.
2. City Hall – This week at City Hall
3. Summer Day Camps at Fun Park Amusement Center
This summer be part of active and educational camps at Fun Park Amusement Center! Scheduled activities include Laser Tag games, take home crafts, science experiments, scavenger hunts and more! You can sign up for a week, a single day or half day.July 30 – August 3 @ Fun Park n’ Amusement Center, Sherwood Park – Details
4. Minecraft coding – learn computer science with your favorite game
In this free four-day, 2-hour camp series, students ages eight and up learn key fundamentals of computer programming with Minecraft, using the Microsoft MakeCode platform. You must attend all days. Details
5. Summer Green Shack Programs
Join in games, sports, crafts, music, drama and special events. You’ll find a list of upcoming activities and special events posted on the side of the Green Shack each week. If there’s a game or activity that you’d like to play, just ask the Program Leader. Details
July 3 – August 23. @ Various Parks
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1. Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details Free for kids under 12.
Visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. Family Favourites Saturdays at 11:00 AM
3. Telus World of Science
Imax theatre : Shows
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.
- Drop – in Swim – When & Where
- Spray Parks – When & Where
- Outdoor Pools – When & Where
- Drop-in Fitness/Skate Programs : When & Where
St Albert – Drop in Schedule
Woodlands Water Play Park – 9:45 am to 8:15 pm. Daily through Labour day Weekend
Alpine Park Grand Reopening: Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM @ Alpine Park, 36 Alpine Blvd, St Albert
Gordon Park Playground Grand Reopening: Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Gordon Park Playground, 25U Gordon Crescent
Strathcona County – Drop in Programs
More To Do
II. Live Music & Concerts
Weekday Concerts, EDM, & Concert Tours
- Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 7:30 PM @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
- ohGr on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
- Alice Cooper on Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
- Venom Inc. on Friday, August 24, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
- Herobust on Friday, August 24, 2018 | 9:00 PM @ Union Hall
- Set It Off on Sunday, August 26, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
Edmonton Blues Festival
2018 Line up: Booker T, Marcia Ball, Sugaray Rayford, Nikki Hill, Monkeyjunk, Samantha Fish,
David Vest, Rusty Reed Band, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Cecilé Doo-Kingué, and many more. Details.
August 24 to 26, 2018
Hawrelak Park, 9930 Groat Road, Edmonton
$31.42 & up
Fridays at the Legislature
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Alberta Legislature, this event features a diverse mix of Alberta-based musicians. Details.
August 24 — Mandy Reider Trio | Noon to 1 PM
9820 107 Street, T5K1E7. Edmonton
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Live Music & Concerts in Edmonton
III. Theatre & Performing Arts
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Live Theatre in Edmonton
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.
- Jeff Newman: TRICKSTER — Mentalist. Magician. Trickster. @ 10330 84th Street NW, Edmonton (13+)
August 16 to 26, 2018
Old Strathcona, Edmonton
Free and ticketed.
Ben Roy brings an unparalleled energy and unique voice to stage. Often compared to Louis Black or Bill Hicks due to his passionate, ranting approach, Roy has a style that is definitively his own. Equal amounts aggression and engagement, acerbic wit and magnetic charm, Roy tempers the volume and intensity of his delivery with a deep intelligence and undeniable likability.
August 24 to 26, 2018
Rick Bronson’s – The Comic Strip, Edmonton
$17.50 -$67.25 + charges
III. Sports & Related Events
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 89th and Final running of the Canadian Derby this August 25 at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino and be part of history.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Northlands Park Racetrack
The Ultimate Race Edmonton
The Ultimate Race has teams of 2 racing around the city solving clues and competing in challenges and we are in need of a few more teams. Race runs from approx 9am – 6pm and we include a free lunch plus an after party with food and drinks also prizes and medals for top 3 teams.
Saturday Aug 25 | 9 AM – 6 PM
All Around Edmonton
Edmonton Walk for Muscular Dystrophy
Come join us for the Edmonton Walk for Muscular Dystrophy! A very special community event and fundraiser in support of persons affected by MD. We have an amazing day filled with family entertainment planned, including: free BBQ, the Edmonton Fire Fighters and Fire Truck, face painting, outdoor games, prizes, 50/50, silent auction, a beautiful 1km walk around Gold Bar Park, and much more!
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 10:00 AM
Gold Bar Park, Site #2 – 10955 50 St NW, Edmonton
IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
More To Do
Alberta Vacation Ideas & Itineraries
Festivals for a Day/Weekend Trip
- Voyageur Days at Metis Crossing on August 24 to 26, 2018 @ 17339 Victoria Trail, Smoky Lake
- Sedgewick Gathering Of The Clans Highland Festival on August 25, 2018 @ Sedgewick Recreation Centre
- Annual Huckleberry Festival on August 24 to 26, 2018 @ Castle Mountain Resort, Pincher Creek
- Whoop-Up Days on August 21 to 25, 2018 @ Lethbridge
- Taber CornFest on August 23 to 25, 2018 @ Taber
- Slave Lake Boat Rally on August 25, 2018
- Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival on August 25 & 26, 2018 @ Lamont
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- Edmonton Career Fair and Training Expo on Tuesday, August 21st 2018 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ Shaw Conference Center
- The Chemistry of Wine – Talk & Tasting on Wednesday, Aug 22 | 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM @ Enterprise Square (Gallery Space on Main Floor), Edmonton
- ETOWN SALSA Dance Team Auditions on August 23 & 25, 2018 @ Etown Salsa Dance Company
Legally Blonde: Ladies Night
Whether it’s a girl’s night out with friends, or a “lady’s choice” date night with that special someone, Ladies Night in the IMAX Theatre is the perfect setting. Arrive early and relax with a nice glass of wine or cold beer, enjoy a sit down meal at the Purple Pear restaurant and participate in some fun science activities. Details
Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 06:00 PM
Telus World of Science, 11211 142 Street Edmonton
Come to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for an evening full of live performances, craft beer, activities and no kids! Join us for ZooBrew and wander the zoo with a drink in hand at this twilight event. The Valley Zoo transforms into a peaceful escape on a summer night, perfect for photographers, a girls’ night out, or a romantic date!
Friday, August 24, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road
Edmonton Metaphysical Market
Come and join us for our third Edmonton Metaphysical Market. We will be having psychic readers, healers, vendors, speakers, hall tours and a great concession.A great new market for the whole family. Details
August 25 & 26, 2018
The Edmonton Freemasons Hall
10318-100 ave NW, Edmonton
TELUS Brings the Home of the Future
Join us at the TELUS Future Home to experience the potential of a fibre optic network and preview how connected technology can transform daily living. Details
August 25 to September 1, 2018
Londonderry Mall, 1 Londonderry Mall NW, Edmonton
Sarasota Drive In Movie and Night Market
Sarasota Realty – St. Albert presents a drive-in movie viewing of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. The evening event will also feature a Food and Night Market. Details
Friday, August 24, 2018 | 06:00 PM Night Market: 6-9 PM.The movie begins at sundown (about 9-9:30 PM)
North Parking Lot – Servus Credit Union Place – 400 Campbell Road St. Albert
Illuminate: Enlighten the Night
Join us for an enchanting evening of art and performance. Featuring poets, musicians and visual artists, the St. Albert Amplify Festival invites you to stroll through Kingswood Park and discover the blossoming talents of our young local artists. Details
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Kingswood Day Use Area – 395 Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert
Horse and Wagon Mural Tour
Take a mural tour with our horse and wagon. Guide Greg Hanna delights as he tells the tale of Stony Plain’s history and of the murals themselves. Details
Saturday, August 25 | 10:45 am & 12:15 pm
Multicultural Heritage Centre, Stoney Plain
$10; children 6 and under are free
RGE RD Farm Dinner
Experience a five course RGE RD dinner made entirely on site from ingredients grown right under your feet! Meet the people and places that grow our food! The RGE RD Farm Dinners at Prairie Gardens are Canadian Cuisine made right. Join in for an evening that feature hors d’oeuvres, a tour of the farm, and a five-course meal using ingredients grown on site. Details
Sunday August 26 2018 | 4:30 PM
Prairie Gardens 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
EXHIBITIONS & Other Events
Snapshots of Canada:
This travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society explores unforgettable moments in our history. Snapshots of Canada pairs compelling images with texts by well-known authors, journalists and historians. Images ranging from high drama to simple joy are tangible reminders of the triumphs, failures and sacrifices that have shaped our country. Details
July 19 to September 24, 2018 @Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, Edmonton
TERRY FOX – RUNNING TO THE HEART OF CANADA: Take an in-depth look at Terry’s epic 143 day journey, across 5,373 kilometres, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Developed by the Canadian Museum of History, in partnership with Terry Fox’s family, the exhibition features a wide array of artifacts and archival materials, displayed together publicly for the first time. Details.
February 16 to September 16, 2018 @ TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
City Market Downtown on 104th — Saturdays, May 19 to October 6, 2018 | 9:00AM – 3:00PM – Details
Callingwood Farmers Market — Sundays 10-3 and Wednesdays 12-5 PM @ 69 Avenue & 178 Street
YEG Market — Every Wednesday starting May 30 to September 12 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ 152 Street & Stony Plain Road, Edmonton Details
SPRUCE GROVE PUBLIC MARKET — Sunday August 12 & 26 | 11AM-4PM
Sunday September 9 | 11AM-4PM @ 116 Main St, Spruce Grove Details
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