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What To Do In Edmonton This Weekend With Kids | March 20 - 22, 2015

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Sharon and Bram
A Sharon and Bram show is a sing-along concert for the entire family, featuring such well-loved favourites as “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain", “Five Little Monkeys", “One Elephant", “Tingalayo", and, of course, “Skinnamarink". These much loved Canadian children’s entertainers are no longer joined by Lois who left the trio in 2000, but that hasn’t stopped Sharon and Bram from carrying on with participatory music for children and families.
Festival Place, Sherwood Park.
Friday, March 20, 2015. Shows at 2:00pm and 6:30pm.


Science FUNday
What: A free all-day, annual science exhibition for families, featuring over 40 interactive science experiments and numerous exciting presentations throughout the day.
University of Alberta, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS), 11455 Saskatchewan Drive
Saturday, March 21, 2015. 10am – 4pm.


Edmonton Cat Fanciers Club: Cat Show
What: Cat lovers unite. Stop in to see cat judging, visit with the felines, visit the vendors and see the kittens & cats at from rescue organizations.  
Italian Culture Centre, 14230 – 133 Avenue
March 21 and 22, 2015. 9:30am – 4:30pm.


Edmonton Home and Garden Show
Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces with hundreds of experts all under one roof.
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre,
March 19 – 22, 2015.


Downtown Defrost
A celebration of the changing seasons with a free outdoor dance party. Warm drinks and food trucks too. Bring a donation for YES (Youth Empowerment & Support Services).
Churchill Square, Observation Deck
Saturday, March 21, 2015. 2pm – 10pm.


Everything Easter
Learn how pioneers used traditional dyes for coloring eggs, sample some baking prepared over a wood-burning stove, play games families would have in early Edmonton and race around the Park on a hunt for Easter eggs. Register early – code: 532782.
Melon Farm, Fort Edmonton Park
$45/family, $11.25 per participant
Saturday, March 21, 2015. 10am – 12pm.


All Day Sundays: Pop Art Factory
Pop into the new exhibition POP SHOW! and discover the art of the everyday. Take inspiration from artists that pioneered the pop art movement and create Warhol-esque stencil-art, construct pop art plasticine sculptures a là Oldenburg, and craft dot paintings inspired by Lichtenstein.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta,
Sunday, March 22, 2015. 12 – 4 pm.


Please add any events that I missed in the comments for other readers. Thanks! ~Jen


What To Do With Kids This Weekend In Edmonton | January 23 - 25, 2015

Image by Mack Male, via Flickr Creative Commons.

Hello readers! Here is your family friendly weekend guide to help you find ideas on what to do with your kids. There are a lot of events happening this weekend, including one of my favourite winter festivals - ice on Whyte.

Enjoy the balmy weather and have some fun outside!

See you out and about,


Ice on Whyte
What: Artists are coming from Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Malaysia, BC and Alberta to create spectacular ice carvings. But that’s not all. Kids will enjoy the giant ice slide, Agrium Kids’ Zone, skating, music, sleigh rides around Old Strathcona, face painting and crafts in the igloo, too. Appropriately, they’re showing the Frozen movie night on Mon, Jan 26 at 6:30 – 8pm.
End of Steel Park in Old Strathcona
Admission: Adult $6 | Children $3 | Children <2 Free |Family Packs (2 Adults, 2 Children) $15 (Tickets)
January 23 – February 1, 2015 


The Antyssey
What: This is a brand new musical by two of Edmonton’s hottest upcoming talents. Story: Oscar, a young ant, has been brought up with one goal: to dedicate his life to his black ant colony. When he discovers the truth about his parentage… that he is actually a yellow ant, questions about his identity send him on a journey of self-discovery.  Appropriate for kids 4 years and older.
Where: ATB Financial Arts Barns, Westbury Theatre, 10330 84 Avenue.
Admission: Adults $19 | Seniors $16 | Students $13 (Tickets)
When: Thursday January 22, 10am  & 1pm.  Friday, January 23 at 1pm & 7pm. Saturday, January 24 at 11am & 2pm.


Pet Expo
What: An extravaganza for the pet lover. Presentations, animal demonstrations, agility courses, sporty dog teams, information, all kinds of fluffy, feathery, and scaly friends for you to interact with as well.
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre. Hall A.  
Admission: General (12+) $13 | Child (5-11) $11 | Family Pass $37 (Tickets)
January 24 – 25, 2015.


Edmonton Renovation Show
What: Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces with hundreds of experts all under one roof. No specific programming for children noted online.
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre.
Admission: Adults: $9 online, $12 at the door. Kids <13: free.
January 23 – 25, 2015


Imagining the Future – BMO All Day Sundays
What: An afternoon packed full of engaging art-making and exploration! Work with variety of mixed media and found objects to create a series of futuristic art works. January’s All Day Sunday also features a talk with Alberta Biennial curator Kristy Trinier, two short films and a performance by Scott Rogers.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta
Sunday, January 25, 2015. 12pm – 4pm.


Family Literacy Carnival
What: A FREE carnival to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Go as a family, pick up a passport then enjoy activities for pre-readers and readers at a number of different centres.  Families who have visited a minimum of 4 centres and have their passports stamped will receive a free children’s book to take home with them, while quantities last.
Where: MacEwan University, Building 6 Multipurpose Room (cafeteria)
106 St & 104 Ave, Edmonton,(entrance from the Clock Tower)
Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Honk! Jr.
What: Honk! is about the Ugly Duckling’s mission of self-discovery. It’s more than just a fairy tale, it’s about acceptance and caring, regardless of a person’s physical appearance. The production features over 50 actor/singers from grades 6-9 and technicians from 9-12 from the Victoria School of Performing Arts.
Where: Eva O. Howard Theatre (101 Street & Kingsway Avenue) 
Admission: Tickets are $15 and are available at the door, or by calling the Box Office at 780-392-3534.
When: January 22-24 at 7pm. 


What To Do This Weekend in Edmonton with Kids | April 19 - 21

Photograph by Jessica Lucia 

Edmonton Motor Show
What: Car enthusiast’s love this trade show and it’s a good one to attend if you’re researching buying a new vehicle. They’re all under one roof.
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515-116 Avenue. Adults $15. Kids under 6 appear to be free.
When: Thursday, April 18 – Sunday April 12, 2013.   


VIP for Kids
This family theatre series is packed with music, comedy, art, and puppets.
Walking the thin line between clever and silly, the variety and improve.

Where: Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave.  Tickets $6.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013. 11 – 11:45am.

Tip: One more show scheduled for May 4.


Edmonton Volunteer Fair
What: Volunteer Edmonton is hosting their annual volunteer recruitment event featuring 80 different non-profit organizations.  A wonderful way to learn about the many ways to give back to the community.
Where: West Edmonton Mall. Phase 1. Level 1. Centre Stage. 
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013. 11am – 4pm.


The Future of Transportation Symposium and Car Show
Interested in vehicle technology? Check out this FREE event that is showcasing electric, hybrid, human-powered, hydrogen and solar technologies. Take a workshop, have a solar cookie and view 40 converted vehicles in the car show.
Where: NAIT, 11790 - 106 Street
Saturday, April 27, 2012. 11am – 6pm.


Outgrown It Sales On This Weekend 

Woodbridge Farms I've Outgrown It Sale
Woodbridge Farms, 1127 Parker Drive, Sherwood Park.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013. 10am – 2pm

Devon Outgrown It Sale

Devon Community Centre, 20 Haven Avenue, Devon. 

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013. 10am – 1pm.

Admission:  Voluntary charitable donation 

Gibbons & Area I've Out Grown It Sale

Gibbons, Landing Trail School, 5301 37 Avenue.
Saturday, April 20, 2013. 10am – 2pm. 


Edmonton Festivals and Exhibits On Now

Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival
What: This festival creates opportunities for music students, actors, musicians and music lovers to perform in front of an audience and receive professional adjudication. Programs are available at Alberta College Conservatory of Music, Gordon Price Music and St. John's Music for $3. Admission is free.
Where: Grant McEwan University (Alberta College), McDougall Church, Concordia University, J.A. Fife School and Old Strathcona Performing Arts' Centre.
When:  On now until May 4th, 2013


Inuujaq: Dolls of the Canadian Arctic
What: This exhibit celebrates the colourful tradition of doll making and showcases 80 dolls from 19 Inuit communities. Some of the dolls have been modeled after real people. Others depict clothing or tools used by the doll makers, their parents or grandparents. 
Where: Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 - 102 Avenue NW
When: On now until April 28, 2013.


Daffodils for Cancer
What: The Cancer Society and the Muttart Conservatory have collaborated to create a stunning display of daffodils in the feature pyramid.  Shades of yellow, orange, and white will delight the eyes.
Where: Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96 A Street
When: On now until May 5, 2013.


Enter To Win A VIP Package To Meet Bob the Builder | 2013 Edmonton Home + Garden Show

Renovate, Renew and Refresh

The Edmonton Home + Garden Show is back to help you with your house, garden and cooking dreams. With demonstrations, advice, products and services at your fingertips, you’re sure to be inspired. It runs from Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Edmonton Expo Centre.


Friday Family Fun

 Visit during Family Day on Friday, March 22 and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with kids activities:


  • Bob the Builder™ Live at 12:15pm and 3pm. 
  • Visit the WEM Marine Life animals. 
  • Build a house at Bricks 4 Kidz. 
  • Learn Crave Cupcake’s baking secrets. 
  • Find out how to landscape with your family. 
  • Get creative using recycled materials. 
  • Eat at YEG Food Truck Alley.
  • Look for face painting, balloon twister, photobooth and more.  


The first 200 families through the doors will be gifted with an exclusive grab bag.


Enter To Win: Bob The Builder Live VIP Package

Does your little one adore Bob the Builder? Would they be overjoyed to see and meet him? We have two VIP Packages to give away. 

VIP Package for Friday, March 22.

  • 4 Edmonton Home +Garden Show Entrance Tickets
  • 4 VIP Seats to the Bob The Builder Show at 3:00 pm
  • Front of the line VIP Meet and Greet Passes
  • 1 Swag bag

How To Enter:  Leave a comment below this post telling us “What home project are you planning or dreaming of doing this Spring?”

Contest closes: Tuesday, March 19 at 4pm, MST. 

Contest rules: Only one entry per person, per day.  Must be over 18 years of age and live within 100km of Edmonton. You’ll need to be available on Friday, March 22, 2013 before 3pm to attend the show.  Please include your email address in the form so we can reach you. Don’t worry it won’t be shown publicly.

Good luck!