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What To Do In Edmonton With Kids on Mother's Day Weekend | May 8 - 10, 2015

Get Ready In the Park. Photo by ATCO Gas via City of Edmonton photo site.


Happy Mother's Day Weekend!   

Whether you are planning on spending your day with your kids, with your own mom or a quiet day to yourself, I hope you take a moment to reflect on what it means to be a mom and to smile quietly to yourself about everything you have achieved. 


Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair
What: The ultimate Edmonton indy art and craft fair.  Admission $3. Kids are free.
Where: 8426 Gateway Blvd. (North of the Strathcona Market)
When:  Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, 2015.


Edmonton Bike Swap
What: Pick up bikes for the family, or sell your out-grown ones, at this annual one day bike buy & sell. Admission is $2. Kids under 12 are free.
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall A, 7515 118 Ave NW
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015. Bike intake is 8am – 2pm. Sales from 2:30 – 4pm.


Ben Calf Robe Annual Traditional Pow Wow
What: The Pow-Wow will feature a variety of dancers, drummers, craft and food vendors. There is no cost to attend. Organizers recommend bringing your own chairs.
Where: Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, 11000 Stadium Road
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015. 1pm – 10pm.


Dutch Spring Market
What: An outdoor market with entertainment, vendors, food and Dutch flair. Look for custom-made windmills.
Where: Dutch Canadian Club 13312 142 St.
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015. 10am – 3pm.


Get Ready in the Park
Find out how you and your family can prepare for an emergency at this free and fun event. Check out Environment Canada weather balloon, ride in the EPCOR bucket truck, ride CN’s Little Obie scale model locomotive and other activities in the Kids’ Zone.
Hawrelak Park
Saturday May 9, 2015. 10am – 4pm.


Mom to Mom Shop and Swap
What:  A gigantic show featuring a tea party, baby crawl, kids corner with bouncy castles, local vendors, plus swap section run by WeeHelp Foundation supporting Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Where: University of Alberta Butterdome
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015. 10am – 4pm.


Mother’s Day at the Zoo
What: A nice family activity for mom’s day. Human moms will be pampered with mini massages and manicures while resident animal moms will be getting special enrichment treats. Kids will enjoy magic shows, airbrush tattoos, animal encounters, planting activities, and live music
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Sunday, May 10, 2015. 12 – 4pm.


Rejuvenate: Mother's Day
What: Treat mom to a mini massage by Makami College, make mom a card, plant a marigold and listen to some beautiful music in the feature pyramid. Consider having lunch at Culina too - reservations recommended.
Where: Muttart Conservatory, 9629-96A Street
When: Sunday, May 10, 2015. 12 – 4pm.


Mother's Day Run, Walk and Bike
What: Proceeds from the Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride will be in support of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. You'll need to register in advance.
Where: Hawrelak Park
When: Sunday, May 10, 2015. 8:30 - 11:00am.


Get Growing Day Bedding Plant Sale
What: A local gardener has donated plants to raise funds for Action for a Healthy Community.
Where: Earth's General Store Downtown, 10150 – 104 street
Sunday, May 10, 2015. 12 – 4pm.

*The Whyte Avenue location is also having a Get Growing Day.



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

Photo by Ariel Dovas via Flickr Creative Commons


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 | March 6 - 8, 2015



Mom, Pop & Tots Fair
What: A family trade show guaranteed to entertain the entire family. Shopping, Toopie & Binoo, petting zoo, pony rides, chalk art, face painting, bouncy houses and more. There will be heaps of information too for new and expectant parents.
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre.
Admission: General = $14 | Youth (9-16) = $10 | Child (3-8) = $4 |Under 3 = Free
Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2015


Servus Free Ski Fridays
What: Lift tickets are free and can be obtained the night of the event. Plus, enjoy $10 Rossignol ski rentals, $10 ski lessons and nightly dinner specials.
Edmonton Ski Club, 9613 96 Avenue
Fridays until the end of March. 5 – 9pm


Muppets Take Manhattan
What: Metro Cinema's series, Reel Family Cinema, is featuring this old school movie about Kermit and his friends' adventure to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.
Where: Garneau Theatre
When: Saturday, March 7, 2015. 1pm.


I ♥ Edmonton Winter
What: There's something for everyone to love, with snowshoeing, tobogganing, a cabane a sucre and traditional French Canadian entertainment from local favourites Les Bucherons.
Alfred H. Savage Centre, Whitemud Park North
When: Sunday, March 8, 2015. 1 – 4pm


Social Sunday: Fun & Games
What do you do when the electricity goes off and the batteries are dead? Play marbles, card games and indoor games! Pack up the kids and bring back some memories.
Where: Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive
When: Sunday, March 8, 2015, 12 – 4 pm



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.


What To Do This Weekend in Edmonton with Kids | July 19 - 21, 2013

Image by Pink Sherbet Photography via Flickr
Premier’s Pancake Breakfast for K-Days

What: This free annual breakfast also features live music and kids activities.
 Alberta Legislature, South Grounds
Thursday, July 18. 7am – 9am

K-Days Parade 2013

New entries, bands, beautiful floats, giant balloons, stilt walkers, performers, and animals.
Travels west along 102 Ave. North at 105 Street. Travels east on 103 Ave. PDF parade route
 Friday, July 19, 2013. 10am

K-Days 2013

10 days of exhibition fun. Rides, games, entertainment, shopping, food, and mini-donuts. Check out the For The Kids page see the stage show times for Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine, Angelina Ballerina, Barney, and the much loved Will Stroet.
Northlands, 116 Avenue and 73 Street.  Parking is very limited to it’s best to take the LRT to the Coliseum Station.
When: Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 28

Taste of Edmonton

There are a number of new restaurants serving up delightful samples of their best dishes. Buy your tickets early to get right to eating. If you're without your baby, check out their wine tasting tent and beer gardens.
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Thursday, July 18 – Saturday, July 28. 11am - 11pm

The Slow Flash Mob

An intergenerational celebration of park life. Bring Grandma and Grandpa and enjoy free workshops, games, stories and snacks.
Louise McKinney Park, 9529 Grierson Hill NW
Free if you bring a grandparent or grandchild
Saturday, July 2013. 12pm – 4pm.

Edmonton Celiac Association Gluten Free Pancake Breakfast
This pancake breakfast’s proceeds support the awareness of Celiac Disease and those that are adversely affected by gluten in our community.
Kinnikinnick Fresh, 10940 – 120 Street
Sunday, July 20. 9am – 11am

Edmonton Mozart Festival
A musical celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed by an ensemble of local Edmonton musicians.
Where: Stanley A. Milner Library Theater, Edmonton Public Library Downtown
Advance Tickets:  $15 Adults, $10 Students & Seniors, $5 Children (buy online)
Sunday, July 20, 2013 at 2 PM


Sport and Leisure Weekend
Go back to the 1920s where we saw the rise of entertainment. Sketching, croquet, baseball, dance lessons will be happening this weekend, in addition to this attraction’s usual activities.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21.

Community BBQ Celebrating EPL
The Edmonton Public Library is celebrating their centennial birthday and the FREE community BBQ’s continue through until Saturday.
Where and When: Edmonton Public Library branches.  Schedule

Flash Back At The Tracks

In support of the Elevator Museum, local dignitaries and guests will be serving up pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, watermelon, and coffee or Juice. Kids under 12 are $3. Adults are $5.
Spruce Grove, The Grain Elevator Site, 120 Railway Ave.
Saturday, July 20. 8am – 11am

BMO All Day Sundays

An afternoon packed full of engaging art-making and exploration with water-based art-making techniques. Play with watercolour paint, pencil crayons, ink, wax resist and bubbles.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta.  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. Free with admission.
Sunday, July 21, 2013. 12pm – 4pm.