What to do in Edmonton this Weekend, with Kids // September 30 to October 2


Here we are at the end of September, and as we say hello to October there is so much fun to be had in Edmonton! If you aren’t visiting your local playground, enjoy a delicious meal or walking through the river valley why not check some of these activities out:

Culture Days

In celebration of Culture Days there are various activities happening throughout Alberta, many of the Edmonton activities are listed below but you can find a complete list of activities here!

When: September 30 to October 2
Where: Various Locations
Cost: FREE

Instrument Petting Zoo

Long & McQuade invite you to enjoy their famous Instrument Petting Zoo; you and your little ones will have an opportunity to try instruments of different varieties.

When: October 1 | 10 am to 3:30 pm
Where: 99 Street & 102 Avenue
Cost: FREE

Arts & Crafts: Create Your Winspear

The Winspear Centre needs your help, as they are looking to transform their space they would love to see what your vision for them would be! Markers & craft supplies will be supplied so you and your littles can sketch out their plans.

When: October 1 | 10 am to 3:30 pm
Where: 99 Street & 102 Avenue
Cost: FREE

Suzuki Early Childhood Education Class

The Suzuki Early Childhood Education Class is a free drop-in music class for children age 0-3 years. “Using a carefully selected set of action songs and lullabies, infants and toddlers experience learning music as a second language following the same natural process as learning to speak their mother tongue.”

When: October 1 | 10 am to 11 am
Where: 10330 – 84 Avenue (Art Barns)
Cost: FREE

Storytime Back in Time

Join Thomas Wharton, author of Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose, as he takes you on a journey through Edmonton’s history! Following this interactive story you will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Rutherford the Travelling Moose.

When: October 1 | 3 to 3:30 pm
Where: 99 Street & 102 Avenue
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.

Cineplex Family Favorites

Did you know that every Saturday there is a “Family Favorites” movie showing at various Cineplex Theatres; this week features The Land Before Time.

When: October 1 | 11 am
Where: Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park | Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas and VIP
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

Haunted Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate the season with the Haunted Pumpkin Festival, there will be activities for the whole family!

When: October 1 + 2
Where: Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm
Cost: Varies, tickets can be purchased here

Horse Sense Training & Petting Zoo Open House

Enjoy the 9th Annual Open House at Horse Sense Training & Petting Zoo and experience carriage rides, goat races, a petting zoo and pony rides!

When: October 1 | 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 54410 Range Rd 250, St. Albert
Cost: Admission: $20 per car | Pony rides: $10 per person

Celebrate 25 Years of STARS

STARS has been operating in Edmonton for 25 years and it pleased to invite the community to partake in their celebration!

When: October 1 | 1 to 4 pm
Where: Suite 100, 1519 35 Ave East, Edmonton International Airport
Cost: FREE, donations to STARS welcomed

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: October 2 | 1 to 4 pm
Where: John Walter Museum
Cost: FREE

Family Fun Film Fest

The Edmonton Short Film Festival invites your to enjoy the Free Family Fun Film Fest! Activities include: showings of family friendly short films made by Albert Fllmmakers, face painting, virtual reality demonstrations, opportunities to make your own short movie, free popcorn and concession.

When: October 2 | 2 to 5 pm
Where: Royal Alberta Museum
Cost: FREE

Mile Zero Danza Extravaganza

Mile Zero Dance invites you to enjoy a selection of free dance and movement classes; all ages and levels are welcome and you can find the schedule here!

When: October 2 | 12 to 6 pm
Where: 10816-95 Street NW
Cost: FREE

Have a great weekend!




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