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What To Do In Edmonton This Weekend With Kids | July 10 - 12, 2015

Photo by Patrick (adwriter) via Flickr Creative Commons.

It looks like it's going to be a great weekend to pull out the kiddy pool, visit a spray park or explore the many great events happening in Edmonton. Check out the list of happenings below, let me know what I mised and share with your friends. More the merrier! 

See you out and about,


(JUST ADDED) Sourdough Raft Race
What: The time honoured tradition of sending rafts down the river along with a major water fight is back for its 56th year. Start the morning with a Toonie Pancake Breakfast served at Terwillegar Park at 9:00AM then find a place along the river to watch the race. 
Where: Terwillegar Park and then along the North Saskatchewan River to Rafter's Landing. 
When: Sunday, July 12, 2015. Rafts launch at 12pm and finish around 3-4pm.  


20th Annual Whyte Avenue Art Walk
Over 450 visual artists will bring their art supplies and art works out into the streets creating an outdoor studio and gallery spanning several blocks. This is a great way to discover Alberta's hidden talent, add to your own art collection and show your children artists in action.
Along Whyte Avenue (82 Ave) from 101 Street to 108 Street, plus green spaces.
July 10 – 12, 2015. 10am – 5pm.


Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton 

What: Last weekend! Visitors can explore museums and historic sites, participate in heritage activities such as tours of buildings, gardens, natural areas, and neighbourhoods. See the full schedule. There are many free tours to explore.
Where: Multiple locations around metro Edmonton.
When: July 5 - 12, 2015.


Edmonton International Street Performers Festival 

What: Last weekend! Ten days filled with amazing buskers – acrobats, contortionists, stuntmen, comics, dancers, clowns and more. It’s an affordable opportunity to inspire the love of performing arts in your children. Check out the Kids Corner with performances, play and activities for the young and young at heart. (11:30am – 6pm) 

Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

. Bring lots of twoonies!
When: Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 12, 2015. 11:30am – 11pm (except July 12 which ends at 5pm)


Celtic Gathering
Be part of the biggest Celtic celebration of the year. Cheer on pipers, drummers, highland dancers and Heavy Games competitors as they fight for the top spot.
Fort Edmonton Park.  Regular admission.
Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 2015.


Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party!
Enjoy a 3-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons from the 60’s – 80’s, complete with a smorgasbord of delicious sugary cereals.
Metro Cinema, Garneau Theatre
Saturday, July 11, 2015. 10am.


Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
 Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. Common Sense Media rates it ideal for 7 yr olds.
Where:  North/ South/ Windermere Cineplex Theatres in Edmonton and Galaxy Cinema in Sherwood Park.
Admission: This movie is part of Cineplex’ Family Favourites series so it’s only $2.50 admission.
When: Saturday, July 11, 2015. 11am.

Tip: If Saturday morning doesn’t work for your family, Cineplex has added Wednesday Family Favourite matinee shows in select locations this summer! Check local listings.


Summer Market in Chinatown
Explore Chinatown, one of Edmonton's hidden gems, with its vibrant shopping, dining and cultural bonding destinations at this event. There will also be a children’s activity area, yummy food, and live entertainment.
97 Street, along 106 Avenue. Edmonton.
Saturday, July 11, 2015. 12pm – 8pm. 


Track Town Classic
The must see track & field event in Canada. It features Canada’s best athletes competing against the best competition from around the World. Go watch athletes that may be competing in the 2016 Olympic Games!
University of Alberta’s Foote Field,
Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 2015. 


Weekend Guide: July 15 - 17


Float Down the North Saskatchewan
Sourdough Raft Race

Edmonton’s well-known river raft race has evolved into a two day family festival.
Take part in the Family Fun float; play at the Kids Mini-Carnival (inflatables, face painting, games and Mini Raft construction); or, simply watch the rafts battle it out. Don’t miss the pancake breakfast on Sunday.
Terwillegar Park, 10 Rabbit Hill Road
When: Saturday July 16 and Sunday, July 17 from 8am - 12pm.

Play in a Park
Canada Parks Day: Elk Island National Park

A national celebration! Visit Elk Island Park, take a guided hike, search for animal signs, make a plaster cast of tracks and help search for 100 bird species. Free admission!
Kids will love using a family backpack (filled with pond dipping kit, binoculars and park information) and walking on the 300m floating boardwalk.
Elk Island National Park, Day Use Area (Astotin) and Theatre
Saturday, July 16. 8am – 6pm {schedule} {All Canada Parks Day events

Laugh, Cheer and Be Amazed
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

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: Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 17. 11:30am - 11pm (except July 17 which ends at 5pm)

History Pass
Edmonton & Northern Alberta Historic Festival
What: Explore Edmonton’s past by learning more about the fur trade, rich farmland history, and growing communities.
Why: Discover Alberta’s oldest building, tour the celebrated buildings of downtown or take a historic transit tour.
Where: All across Northern Alberta. See full schedule.
When: Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 17

Picture This
Whyte Avenue Art Walk
What: An outdoor studio and gallery featuring over 360 working artists!
Why: Before exposing your DS or DD to art, fill up with a free pancake breakfast hosted by MLA Rachel Notley in Gazebo Park Saturday from 10 am - 12 pm and enjoy live music from young songwriters.
Where: 100 Street to 108 Street along Whyte Avenue
When: Friday, July 15-Sunday, July 17 from 10am to 5pm daily

Ready, Set, Go!
Soap Box Derby

Kick off race week by cheering on kids (and kids at heart) race their handmade soap box car.
It’s fun predicting who will win and how their creations will handle.
Where: Victoria Park Road {map}
When: Sunday, July 17. 10am - 12pm. 

Get Creative
All Day Sundays: My Edmonton

Edmonton-themed art activities at the AGA. Use found objects, model magic and photos to create your Edmonton. Help to build a 3-D model of Edmonton and contribute stories of your city to the digital mapping project.
Why: A creative way to share and show your love for Edmonton.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta. Activities included in admission.
Sunday, July 17 from 12pm - 4pm. 

Go Green
4th Annual Green Festival

Activities and education about all things local and green. Watch a cooking demo, make a craft, learn about wild foods, and enjoy local food.
Kids will like the “Sensory Garden” where they can see, smell, and touch plants. You’ll enjoy the wine tasting from Birds & Bees Organic Fruit Winery.
Devonian Botanic Garden {map}
Sunday, July 17. 11am - 4pm.

For family-friendly events happening in Spruce Grove and Stony Plain, visit Town and Baby.

Looking for more stylish happenings, perhaps without baby? See City and Dale.

Image by Dianna