Summer is in full swing in Edmonton and the weekend is packed with events and activities.
There are so many things to do with your family... you could be out and about all weekend.
Laugh in the Square
Edmonton Street Performers
What: The last weekend of this outdoor entertainment extravaganza!
Why: Pure FUN and an affordable opportunity to inspire the love of performing arts in your children.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
When: Shows start at 11:30am. For the most up-to-date schedule follow @EdmontonSPF on twitter.
Zoo Keeper Love
National Zookeeper Week Summer Celebration
What: A party dedicated to the hard working zoo keepers at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
Why: Go on a scavenger hunt, pretend to be a prairie dog, get up close with animals and play games.
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
When: Sunday, July 15, 2012. Noon – 4 pm.
Whyte Avenue Art Walk
What: An outdoor studio and gallery featuring over 360 working artists.
Why: A family-friendly way to experience art and build art appreciation. Make sure to stop for ice cream.
Where: 100 Street to 108 Street along Whyte Avenue
When: Friday, July 13-Sunday, July 15 from 10am to 5pm daily
What: A collective of local artists and crafters gather for a monthly market featuring handmade goods.
Why: Toss aside any preconceived notions of handmade goods - this mafia takes it to the next step.
Where: Orange Hall - Just behind the Old Strathcona Farmers Market
When: Saturday, July 14 from 10am-4pm
Calling All Car Lovers
Show & Shine
What: A refurbished and custom car show plus other family activities in support of the Edmonton Humane Society.
Why: Enjoy live music, jump in a bouncer, make your own stuffed animal, and see a rope-skipping demo.
Where: Marketplace at Callingwood, 69 Avenue & 178 Street.
When: Saturday, July 14, 2012. 12:30 – 4:30pm
Sourdough Raft Race 2012
What: Edmonton’s well-known river raft race is back.
Why: Go early for a pancake breakfast (8:30), play in the kids’ mini carnival, make a mini raft then watch the race from your favourite viewing point.
Where: North Saskatchewan River from Terwillegar Park to Rafter's Landing
When: Sunday July 15, 2012. 8:30 am – 5 pm. Race begins at noon.
Ready, Set, Go!
Soap Box Derby
What: Kick off race week by cheering on kids 6 – 16 race their home built soap box car.
Why: It’s fun predicting who will win and how their creations will handle. Where: Victoria Park Road
When: Sunday, July 15, 2012. Races run 10am to 2pm.
All Day Sunday
What: A family-friendly afternoon of hands-on art exploration and appreciation. This month’s feature exhibition is The Automatiste Revolution.
Why: Painting, dancing, storytelling and scavenger hunts, all indoor, could be an inspiring reprieve from the heat.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square.
When: Sunday, July 15, 2012. Noon – 4pm
Tip: Ride ETS and save $3 on your AGA visit.