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What To Do With Your Kids in Edmonton This Weekend | August 10 - 12

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Start your Vintage Engines

Rock N August
A well loved international car show and music festival.
Family friendly highlights include; a lunch BBQ on Thursday at Holes, Friday cruise and 50’s street party, and the Saturday Show and Shine.
Various locations in St. Albert. (maps)
Tuesday, August 7 – Saturday, August 11.

Night Lights

Perseids Pyjama Party
Wear your cozy pyjamas, bring your pillows, blankets and enjoy the annual Perseids Meteor Shower.
A late night treat. There will be family activities before dark.
Devonian Botanic Garden (map)
 Friday, August 10, 2012. 8 – 12pm

Shake Your Feathers

Cariwest 2012
What: Caribbean Arts Festival showcasing spectacular costumes, vibrant Caribbean musical rhythms, street theatre and enticing cuisine.
Why: Don’t miss the awesome parade on Saturday.
Churchill Square and Northlands Expo Centre (Friday night).
Why: Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12

Have a Ball

IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup
Eight counties bat-tle it out for baseball gold.
If you’re missing Edmonton baseball, now’s your chance to watch some great ball and cheer on our Canadians.
Telus Field, 10233 96 Avenue and John Fry Park, 9700 28 Avenue NW
August 10 to 19, 2012. Game Schedule

Country Cuddles

Teddy Bear Picnic
Bring your teddy bears, a picnic, or grab a burger/ hotdog and pop for a twoonie, and enjoy some country-fresh air.
Fresh air, face painting, bouncy castle and get St. John’s Ambulance to bandage your teddy.
New Sarepta, Yardley Jones Park.
Saturday August 11, 2012. 1 – 3pm

Go on a Safari

African Safari
A celebration of African Animals.
Go on a safari search, play an African drum, make a craft, ride the train and get up and close with animals. 
Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road
When: Sunday, August 12, 2012. 12 – 4 pm

Back in Time

Sunny Summer Fair
Historic crafts, games, cupcakes and special exhibitions are just a few of the family friendly activities planned.
Make sure to bring your pennies to play old-fashioned games. Proceeds go to support the Red Cross.
Rutherford House, 11153 Saskatchewan Dr.
 Sunday, August 12. 12 – 4pm 

An Evening in the River Valley

John Walter’s Birthday
What: A party to celebrate one of Edmonton’s earliest entrepreneurs.
Why: Good free birthday fun. Live music, crafts, games, lemonade, and cupcakes.
Where: John Walter Museum, 9180 Walterdale Hill NW (off the Kinsmen Sport Centre parking lot.)
When: Sunday, August 12, 2012. 4 – 8 pm.

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