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August Long Weekend | What To Do With Kids In Edmonton


Mothers Market
What: The Mother's Market is a INDOOR community marketplace for farmers and artisan food and goods producers to showcase their produce/products that is grown, raised or made by them in Edmonton and region.
Where: 10251 109 Street NW.
When:  Fridays (11am – 7pm) Saturday and Sundays (9am – 4pm)


Servus Heritage Festival
What: What: A celebration and showcase of Edmonton’s multicultural heritage.  Spend the day in the park and enjoy 60 pavilions serving up delicious ethnic foods, live performances, crafts, artwork and more. Download their app to get all the information in the palm of your hand.
Where: Hawrelak Park.  Plan to arrive by bus, bike or on foot.
When:  August 2 – 4, 2014.


Fairy Berry Festival
What: Fairies, pirates, fairy-strawberries, crafts, shortcake, folk music and the corn maze on top of the usual fun on the farm.
Where: Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm
When: August 2 – 4, 2014


How to Train Your Dragon | Reel Family Cinema
Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.
Where: Garneau Theatre. Kids under 12 are free!
When: Saturday, August 2, 2014. 2pm.


Edmonton Corn Maze
What: The maze is open for the season! Kids will love the huge jumping pillows, farm animals, climbing the hay bales mountain, grain train and pedal carts.
Where: West of Edmonton in Parkland Country. (map)
When: July 27 – October 20, 2014.

If you’re on a road trip, check out these other mazes around Alberta.


One Sunday, Summer Market
Shop 20 vendors at this pop-up market and support Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Kids activities include a colouring station, scavenger hunt and mini-carnival games. Admission $1 for 13 years of age and older. Proceeds to Stollery.
Where:  Inglewood Community League, 12525 116 Avenue.
When: Sunday, August 3, 2014. 10am – 5pm.


San Antonio Scorpions vs. FC Edmonton
 Edmonton takes on the number one team in the NASL standings. Tickets start at $15 for children under 15 and $18 for adults.
Where: Joe Clarke Athletic Grounds, 11000 Stadium Road.
When: Sunday, August 3, 2014. 2pm – 4pm.


FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Edmonton


What To Do With Kids This Weekend In Edmonton | Oct 5 - 6, 2013


Tamarack Outgrown It Sale
This grouped items sale is organized by gender and size. Each item it tagged with price, shop at your leisure, pay as you leave. Size 0 - 14 (infant to teen) 
Where: 430 Tamarack Green 
When: October 5, 2013. 10am – 2pm. 
Admission: $1


Little Monster's Swap Meet 2013
Two full arenas filled with used and new children and maternity items....toys, clothes, strollers, cribs, bumbos, play centers, playpens, bikes, books, and more.
Where: Spruce Grove, TransAlta Tri Leisure Center 221 Jennifer Heil Way
When: Saturday, October 5, 2013. 11am – 3pm. 
Admission: $5 (11am-12pm), $2 (12-2pm), Free (2-3pm)


Edmonton Twin and Triplet Club Clothing Sale
Two or more of everything! A great I’ve Outgrown It sale for families with multiples. Lots and lots of clothes.
Where: Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex, 9615 - 153 Avenue, Edmonton. 
Saturday October 5, 2013. Members 10am. Public shopping 12pm – 3pm.


Haunted Pumpkin Fest 
The much loved Haunted Pumpkin Fest is back again this year with the pumpkin cannon, scarecrow making, live music, mazes, petting farm, wagon rides and lots of pumpkins. Over 50 activities to enjoy!
Where: Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm (25 km north of Edmonton)
When: Weekends now until end of October.


Edmonton Home & Interior Design Show
Looking to spruce up your home? This show has builders, renovators, garden & landscapers, flooring, windows & doors, window treatment, HVAC, furniture, and a wide range of lifestyle products and services.
Expo Centre, Northlands. Admission $12. Kids under 12 are free.
When: October 4 – 6, 2013


World Animal Day
What: Learn about the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for endangered species at the Zoo. There will also be cupcakes, face painting, animal games, and more!
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road
When: Sunday, October 6, 2013. 12 – 4pm  


Edmonton Corn Maze
This year’s maze is a tribute to ATB’s 75th Anniversary. Kids will love the massive jumping pillow and friendly animals. Bring your camera for great fall photos.
Where: South Spruce Grove area. Map. Admission: Adults $10. Child (5- 11) $8. Child <5 Free.
When: Friday – Monday this long weekend. Open until Oct 20, 2012.


Thanksgiving Long Weekend in Edmonton with Kids | October 5 - 8

Image by Dharma Bumx

Thanksgiving Long Weekend Already

There is so much to be thankful for this weekend, besides having a long weekend. I am thankful for my family and friends, and that includes you. Knowing that the work and love I pour into City and Baby is helping so many families to enjoy Edmonton is so fufilling. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting.

I hope you are able to spend time with your family this weekend and relish in the joy your kids bring into your life. 

See you out and about,


Equestrian Ballet 

Cavalia is a unique mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects.  
Why: An unbelievable sight. Beautiful horses, live music, acrobatic stunts and dance combined into an awesome experience.  
Edmonton City Centre Airport, White Big Top
When:  Extended to October 21, 212. Saturday and Sunday matinees too.


Lets Go Eskimos 

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Edmonton Eskimos
What: Fall football fun. 
Why: Friday is Minor Football night so there will be extra kids in the stands. Plus keep an eye out for AMA’s School Safety Patrollers handing out Go Esk flags. 
Where: Commonwealth Stadium. Take transit for free when you show your ticket. 
When:  Friday, October 5, 2012. 7pm


Boo-tiful Fall

Haunted Pumpkin Festival
What: Celebrate pumpkin harvest at the farm. 
Why: Go to see the pumpkin cannon. Make a FREE scarecrow making. Enjoy live music, mimes and mazes. The petting farm is always a favourite too.
Where: Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm 
When: Weekends from Sept 29 - Oct 28, 2012

Tip:  Bring your camera. There are sure to be beautiful moments and fall colours to capture.

Home Grown

Farmers Markets
What: Thanksgiving marks the last weekend for most outdoor markets.
Why:  Stock up on staples and goodies for Thanksgiving.
Where:  St. Albert Farmers Market (Sat), City Market Downtown (Sat), Callingwood Market (Sun)


Corny Fun

Edmonton Corn Maze
What: A beautiful way to spend an afternoon outdoors.
Why: Kids will love their massive jumping pillow and friendly animals. We love that they donate $1 to the Edmonton Food Bank from each admission. 
Where: South Spruce Grove area. Map. Admission: Adults $10. Child (5- 11) $8. Child <5 Free.
When: Friday – Monday this long weekend. Open until Oct 20, 2012.


Things To Do With Kids Over September Long Weekend | August 31 – September 3

The September long weekend is typically known as the last summer hurrah as the city returns to work and school after lovely summer. And we've had a gorgeous, hot summer this year. 

Don't be sad though. The 2012 Labour Day Long Weekend has a bunch of fun events happening in and around Edmonton.  If we've missed listing any, please post them in the comments for other City and Baby readers. 

Have a fabulous weekend out and about Edmonton.

Birthday Party

Party Under The Dome
What: Celebrate the 100th birthday of Alberta´s Legislature Building with a 1912 Family Fair in the daytime and a Centennial Concert and fireworks spectacular in the evening.
Why: Free family activities and entertainment including a penny carnival, roving performers, live music, antique vehicles, Twizzlers, pumch and of course birthday cake.
Where: Alberta´s Legislature grounds
When: Sunday, September 2, 2012.  Family fair runs 11am – 4:30pm. 


Once Upon a Time

T.A.L.E.S Storytelling Festival
Storytellers situated throughout Fort Edmonton Park will share fictional and true tales.
St. Anthony Church on 1905 street is a dedicated site for stories for children. Check out the Sunday and Monday schedules for specifics.
Fort Edmonton Park. Take the Park and Ride service.
Sunday, September 2 and Monday, September 3. 1 – 5pm

Tip: Show your AMA membership card and save 25% off day admission.

(Full Disclosure: My day job is as a Marketing Manager for the AMA. I’m not being paid or even asked to promote the discount on here. I just thought you’d like to know how to save a few bucks!)

Under The Stars

Movies on the Square
What: Three blockbuster movies shown on back-to-back nights on a 3-story inflatable screen. 
- Friday, August 31: Pirates, Band of Misfits 
- Saturday, September 1: The Lorax
- Sunday, September 4: The Adventures of TIN TIN
Why: Grab some snacks and cosy-up together for a special late night treat.
Where: Churchill Square, Downtown.

When: Pre-show entertainment starts at 7:30pm.
Feature movie starts at dusk (approx. 8:30 pm).

Tip: This event is weather dependent. Call 311 if the weather is poor to see if the event is still happening.

For the Love of Music

2012 Symphony Under the Sky
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra wraps up the summer festival season with four days of music in the park.
Why: Bring a blanket, sit on the grass and enjoy the symphony in a family-friendly atmosphere. On Sunday, there is a separate Family Matinee followed by a fundraiser BBQ for ESO Education Programs.
Where: Hawrelak Park, Heritage Amphitheatre
When: Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3.

Equine Extravaganza

Wild Pink Yonder Trails End
What: Help celebrate the Riders of the Wild Pink Yonder’s journey end and raise funds for breast cancer research and education. Admission is by donation.
Why: Horse lover heaven. Enjoy a wagon ride, let your child ride a pony ($2), be amazed at trick riders and be entertained by a Lord Strathcona’s Horse musical ride 
Where: Whitemud Equine Centre Show Grounds, 12504 Fox Drive.
When: Saturday, September 1 and Sunday September 2, 2012. 10am – 5pm.

Oh so Corny

Corn Fest
A celebration of all things corn.
Go for the legendary corn mazes (there is a smaller maze for young kids too), corny jokes, veggie art, petting zoo, live music and hands-on corn doll craft. Make sure to try some sweet corn, or cornbread at the concession.
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm. (directions)
Saturday, September 1 – Monday, September 3, 2012

Tip: Also check out the Edmonton Corn Maze, their massive jumping pillow and friendly animals. We love that they donate $1 to the Edmonton Food Bank from each admission.