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Wednesday
Jul222015

What To Do In Edmonton This Weekend With Kids | July 24 - 26, 2015

 

Block Party
What: Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta is hosting a block party to thank and celebrate the community for it’s support. We went last year and had so much fun playing games, listening to live music, touring the house and checking out the fire truck. Bring a donation from their wishlist and show your kids how they can help other families.
Where:
RMHCNA at 7726-107 Street NW. Shuttle from Scona Highschool.
When:
Sunday, July 26, 2015. 11am – 7pm.

 

"It Takes a Village" Family Picnic
What: A community picnic with lunch from the Italian Centre Shop, activities from J’Adore Dance and SportBall Edmonton, an art project from 4Cats Art Studio and more.  Brought to you by Edmonton’s Child Magazine and Box Social Event Planning.
Where:
Kinsmen, Grizzly Bear Lodge Park, Edmonton.
When:
 Sunday,  July 26, 2015. 11am – 2pm

 

Lads on the River Weekend
What: Help welcome back the York boat and the Hudson Bay Company workers to the river shore. Their arrival meant the reunion of families and the continuation of trade. Learn about the history and activities surrounding their arrival.
Where:
Fort Edmonton Park
When:
Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 2015. 10am – 5pm

 

Reel Family Cinema: Despicable Me
What: Metro Cinema brings back this much loved movie to the big screen for a fun theatre experience. Plus, kids under 12 are free and that means more money for snacks.
Plot:
A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls
Where: Garneau Theatre, Metro Cinema
When:
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2pm.

 

Going, Going, Almost Gone!
This is also the last weekend for K-Days and Taste of Edmonton. I'm heading back to ToE later this week and I am looking forward to eating more green-onion cakes -- hopefully to be named Edmonton's official food. You can add your name to the petition here: http://greenonioncakes.com

 

See you out and about!
 

 

Friday
Jul202012

What To Do With Your Kids in Edmonton This Weekend | July 20 – 22

 

This is one of my favourite summer weekends in Edmonton. Frivolous and fun. We are looking forward to Capital Ex and watching some great racing. How are you spending time with your family this weekend?
See you out and about! ~Jen

 

For Your Amusement

Capital Ex
What:
10 days of exhibition fun. Rides, games, entertainment, shopping, food, and mini-donuts. Use their handy planner to help organize your day.
Why:
Check out these 10 fun things to do with your kids at Capital Ex.
Where: Northlands, 116 Avenue and 73 Street.
When: Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 29, 2012. Noon to midnight.

Tip: Take the LRT to the Coliseum Station and save yourself the hassle of trying to find parking.

Sweet and Savory

Taste of Edmonton
What:
Edmonton restaurants serve up delightful samples of their best dishes while you are entertained by live music.
Why: Mouth watering, kid-sized portions makes everyone happy.
Where:
Sir Winston Churchill Square
When:
Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 30. 11am - 11pm     
 

Start Your Engines

Edmonton Indy
What:
A world-class Indy race that will have your heart pumping and other race week activities.
Why:
If you have a little one that adores cars, this will blow their mind. There will be more family-friendly activities this year.
Where: Edmonton City Centre Airport

When: Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22. 
     

Tip: Please make sure to get earplugs or hearing protective earmuffs to protect their little ears. AMA’s tent will have some free earplugs if you need some.

Thursday
Jul282011

August Long Weekend Guide: July 29 - Aug 1

Cultural Indulgence
Heritage Festival

What: A 3-day showcase of our multicultural heritage with 62 pavilions representing over eighty-five cultures from all over the world.
Why: Check out the world-inspired menus and play for free at KidzWorld (sand tables, games, crafts, inflatables and face painting)
Where: Hawrelak Park. Navigate the festival with the new smartphone APP. And, remember – no public parking. Ride your bike or take ETS.
When: Saturday, July 30 (noon to 9pm), Sunday, July 31 (10am-9pm) & Monday, August 1 (10am-7pm)


For Your Amusement

Capital Ex

What: The last weekend to get your fill of rides, games, entertainment, shopping, food, and mini-donuts. Use their handy planner to help organize your day.
Why: Visit Family Fun Town with its Construction Zone, Farm, Reptile Zoo, Toddler Town Square and Animation studio featuring Walt Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks. It’s located near to the kids’ midway, with rides and games, for the little ones.
Where: Northlands, 116 Avenue and 73 Street. Tip: Take the LRT to the Coliseum Station.
When: Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 31


Have a Ball

Capitals Baseball vs. Lake County Fielders
What: A special Sunday afternoon game catering to families.
Why: The Family Pack – 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 Pepsi for $52.
Where: Telus Field
When: Sunday, July 31 at 2pm. Individual tickets start at $10.


Explore the Family Tree

Heritage Weekend

What:
A celebration of family history, including a historical wedding, family games, crafts with re-purposed vintage fabrics, petting farm and displays by the Alberta Genealogy Society.
Why:
Steam train engine ride and old fashioned ice cream from Bill's Confectionery are always a favourite.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Activities run from 11 am - 5 pm.


Sweet and Savory

Taste of Edmonton

What: The Festival ends on Saturday, so hurry down to sample dishes from Edmonton’s restaurants and be entertained by live music. If you're sans bebe, check out their wine tasting tent and beer gardens.
Why: Mouth watering, kid-sized portions make everyone happy. Make sure to save 4 tickets for ice cream.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 30. 11am - 11pm


Farm Fantasy

Fairy Berry Festival

What:
A family festival where Fairies, Knights and Pirates rule. The August long weekend also marks the official opening of the Great Prairie Corn Maze
Why:
Live theatre, puppet shows, wagon rides, bale fort building, mazes, crafts and real knights on Saturday and Monday.
Where:
Prairie Gardens. Children dressed as fairies, knights and pirates get in free.    
When:
Saturday, July30 – Monday, August 1. 11am – 5pm


Image by Dale C via Flickr.

Thursday
Jul212011

Weekend Guide: July 21 - 24

For Your Amusement
Capital Ex

What:
10 days of exhibition fun. Rides, games, entertainment, shopping, food, and mini-donuts. Use their handy planner to help organize your day.
Why:
Visit Family Fun Town with its Construction Zone, Farm, Reptile Zoo, Toddler Town Square and Animation studio featuring Walt Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks. It’s located near to the kids’ midway, with rides and games, for the little ones.
Where: Northlands, 116 Avenue and 73 Street. Tip: Take the LRT to the Coliseum Station.
When: Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 31
     

Sesame Street Live
Elmo's Healthy Heroes

What:
Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover.
Why:
Kids of all ages love Sesame Street, plus each ticket purchased includes free Capital Ex gate admission for same day as show.
Where: Rexall Place, 7424 118 Ave.
When:  Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24. Two shows daily.

     
Trip Down Memory Lane

AMA Vintage Wheels Weekend

What:
A celebration and show of antique cars and how the vehicle has transformed Alberta.
Why:
Show your Alberta Motor Association (AMA) membership card and get 25% off admission and members also receive other benefits and treats inside the park.
Where:
Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton
When:
Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24

     
Sweet and Savory

Taste of Edmonton

What:
Edmonton restaurants serve up delightful samples of their best dishes while you are entertained by live music. If you're sans bebe, check out their wine tasting tent and beer gardens.
Why: Mouth watering, kid-sized portions makes everyone happy.
Where:
Sir Winston Churchill Square
When:
Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 30. 11am - 11pm
      

Start Your Engines
Edmonton Indy

What:
A world-class Indy race that will have your heart pumping and other race week activities.
Why: If you have a little one that adores cars, this will blow their mind. Tickets start at $25.
Where: Edmonton City Centre Airport
When: Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24.
     

Image by Weanders via Flickr