What to do in Edmonton this Weekend, with Kids // August 26 to 28

August 26

With School (or preschool) just around the corner this weekend feels like the last weekend of summer, to me anyways. But lucky for all of us there is no shortage of awesome activities happening in Edmonton and area this weekend:

Family Drive-in Movie

The Catholic Parish of Corpus Christi invites you to enjoy a drive in movie, featuring The Little Prince.

When: August 26 | 10 pm
Where: 2707 34 Street NW
Cost: $20 per car

Callingwood Cars & Coffee

The Marketplace at Callingwood and Bulger Insurance invite you to enjoy a coffee, snacks and a variety of cars.

When: August 26 | 6 to 8 pm
Where: Corner of 69 Ave & 178 Street
Cost: FREE

Edmonton Corn Maze

The Edmonton Corn Maze is now open for the season, and it is a great place to have fun getting lost with the whole family!

When: Now through the fall
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Cost: $12 Adults | $9 Youth | FREE for children under 5

The Food Trucks are Coming

The Food Trucks are on their way to St. Albert, enjoy delicious food – picnic style, and tours of the historic grain elevator.

When: August 26 | 5 to 9 pm
Where: 4 Meadowview Lane, St. Albert
Cost: Varies

John Walter Museum

Venture back in time with a visit to the John Walter Museum; enjoy a guided tour of the home that started it all as well as hand on activities.

When: August 27 | 1 to 4 pm
Where: John Walter Museum
Cost: FREE

Edmonton Public Library

Every week the Edmonton Public Library offers a variety of activities suitable for the whole family at each branch; you can find what is happening near you here.

When: Ongoing
Where: Various locations (Edmonton)
Cost: FREE

Charity Show & Shine

The 2016 Bow Ties vs the World Charity Show & Shine is an exciting day for fans of all ages, there will be vehicles of all makes and models available for your viewing pleasure.

When: August 27 | 12 to 4 pm
Where: Canadian Tire Parking Lot – 132 Ave and Fort Rd
Cost: FREE for spectators

Rockin’ Rio Summer Social

The Rio Terrace Community is hosting a Summer Social to raise funds for a spray deck. There will be activities for the family, a BBQ, live entertainment and more!

When: August 27 | 4 to 9 pm
Where: 15504 76 Ave NW
Cost: By donation

Viva Italia Viva Edmonton

Head down to Viva Italia Viva Edmonton and “Be Italian for a day”; experience the food, culture and entertainment.

When: August 28 | 12 to 9 pm
Where: Giovanni Caboto Park
Cost: FREE

Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Markets are a great way to get out of the house and get some shopping done! Find a full list of Farmers’ Markets in Edmonton and area here.

40th Anniversary Celebration

You’re invited to attend the John Janzen Nature Centre’s 40th Anniversary; there will be activities happening for the whole family!

When: August 28 | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 7000 143 St NW
Cost: Regular Admission Applies

The Great Big Family Picnic

Pack up the family and head down to the Gardens to enjoy a great family picnic, Naturalists will be on site at the Calla Pond with ponding activities, children’s crafts, and family games.

When: August 28 | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Devonian Botanic Garden
Cost: Regular Admission Applies

Drift for the Kids

Drift for the Kids is an annual event that raises funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. In addition to watching the drift races, kids can enjoy face painting, bouncy houses and other activities!

When: August 28 | 12 to 4 pm
Where: Castrol Raceway
Cost: $20 Adults | FREE for Kids

Have a great weekend!





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