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What To Do This Weekend in Edmonton With Kids | August 21 - 23, 2015


104th Street Al Fresco
What: Head to 104th street early for a pancake breakfast and pick up local goodies from the farmers market. Or go a little later and enjoy DJs, food trucks and extended patios.
104 Street from Jasper Avenue to 102 Avenue.
Saturday, August 22, 2015.


Alberta Open Farm Days 
What: An opportunity to get to know local farmers and understand where our food comes from. On Saturday, there are a variety of culinary events (fees apply). Then on Sunday, 60 farms across Alberta are opening their gates and hearts to share with you and your kids.

Where: Around Alberta. Plan your route here.
When: Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 2015.


Summer Reading Club: Closing Celebrations 
Eureka, you did it! Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club. 
 Participating Edmonton Public Libraries 
Saturday, August 22. Various times.


Kids Fringe 
What: A free family-friendly mini-Fringe site with crafts, art exploration and entertainment, with a special tots tent.
Where: Old Strathcona. (site map) 
ends August 23, 2015.


What the Truck? At Telus Field
Bring a blanket for a picnic in the outfield, and don't forget your glove and baseball for a game of catch in the infield. (no bats) Kids will like the glitter tattoo artist and a DJ will be supplying the soundtrack to your afternoon at the ball field.
 Telus Field, 10233 96 Ave. N.W
Saturday, August 22, 2015.

Tips: Check out the menu in advance and go straight for what you’re craving. The best items usually sell fast.


Edmonton Marathon 
What: This family oriented weekend takes participants on a route overlooking Edmonton's beautiful River Valley and through several of Edmonton's historic and scenic neighbourhoods. Introduce your kids to running through the Kids 1km run/walk on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be the 5km, 10km, 21.1km and Marathon run/walk events. 
  ABC Kids Activities and 1km Run/Walk is located at Foote Field, South Campus, University of Alberta.

  Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 2015.


Friends Ukrainian Music Fest
 Experience a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Ukrainian-Canadian musician. Concert, workshops, village market and childrens’ activities (wagon rides, jumpy slide, face painting). Arrive early to enjoy the strawberry and cream pancake breakfast in support of the Village Society. Bring lawn chairs for the afternoon concert.
Where: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Located 25 mins east of Edmonton along Hwy 16.
When:  Sunday, August 23, 2015.  Doors at 9am.


Heroes for Habitat: Explore, Restore, Sustain
Ever wonder what attracts certain species, like bees, birds, and rabbits to your back yard? Learn how to attract and help these creatures. Activities include hands on science experiments, airbrushed tattoos, crafts, and animal encounters.
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
When: Sunday, August 23, 2015. 12 - 4pm.


Annual Lebanese Festival
Savour a taste of Lebanon in the heart of Edmonton with Lebanese food, fashion show, kids zone, live bands and belly dancers.
When: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Where: Friday, August 20 – Sunday, August 23, 2015.


August Long Weekend Guide: August 4 – 6

Summer Fun for Kids in Edmonton

Eat on the Street

What the Truck?
What: A celebration of Edmonton’s food trucks! Eats by Carnival Cravings (cotton candy, mini donuts), Drift (gourmet sandwiches), The Lingnan (dry spicy chicken, Singapore noddles), Molly’s Eats (cowboy caviar, southern dirty rice), and so much more!  

Why: Get your food before it rolls away.
Victoria Promenade (100 Avenue located in between 119 Street & 121 Street)
Friday, August 3 from 5pm-9pm

Tip: Can’t make the event? These food trucks have us all atwitter – follow on Twitter to discover their whereabouts.

World Wide Wonders

Servus Heritage Festival
A celebration and showcase of our multicultural heritage.
Why: Spend the day in the park and enjoy 63 pavilions serving up delicious ethnic foods, live performances, crafts, artwork and more.
Where: Hawrelak Park.  Plan to arrive by bus, bike or on foot.
When: Saturday, August 4 (noon to 9pm), Sunday, August 5 (10am-9pm) & Monday, August 6 (10am-7pm)

Tip: Pick up your food tickets at SaveOn Foods until August 4 and don’t spend your time in the ticket line. Go straight for the good stuff.

Movie Time

Reel Family Cinema
Two great films for young families this long weekend.
Why: Short and sweet outings
The Land Before Time on Saturday, August 4 at 12pm. Only 69 minutes long and children under 12 are free.
Radical Recess: Avant-Garde Films for Children – a 35 min series of Canadian experimental films specifically for young children. Monday, August 6 at 2pm. Love!
Where: Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 ST NW

Under the Stars

Movies on the Square
Enjoy a free outdoor movie playing on a 3-story high inflatable screen. Friday’s show is Journey 2, The Mysterious Island. Saturday’s show is The Adventures of TIN TIN. (This is weather dependent call 311 for up-to-date info)
Why: An inexpensive and interesting family movie night out. Bring chairs, blankets, hot chocolate and popcorn and get cozy.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4. Pre-movie entertainment starts at 7:30. Movie at dusk – approx.

Visit the Farm

Fairy Berry Festival
What:  A sweet party in honour of “Fairy Berries” the small, dainty and delicious strawberries. 
Why: Entertainment galore. Live folk music, puppet shows, face painting, mazes, petting farm, crafts, tractor track and more. 
Where: Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
When:  Saturday, August 4 – Monday, August 6. 

Marvelous Maze

Get Lost For Hunger
Support the Edmonton Food Bank while racing through a 10 corn maze. $1 admission will be donated plus if you bring a non-perishable donation you’ll get $1 off your admission.
Why:  In addition to the new-each-year maze, there is a big inflatable jumping pillow, animals to visit and hay bales to sit on and enjoy icecream.
Where: Edmonton’s Corn Maze, 26171 Garden Valley Road.  Adults: $10. Kids 5 -11: $8. Kids under 5: Free
When: July 28 – Sept 4. Monday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm and
 Sundays:  1 pm-5 pm

Furry Friend

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
What: Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music
Great tunes will have the family dancing in their seats.
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
When: August 3 – August 5. Kid friendly show times.