What to do this weekend, with Kids, in Edmonton {August 5 to 7}

August 5

Rock’n August

Rock’n August celebrates their 20th year of operation and they are even better than ever; you can enjoy a car parade and a show & shine among other activities.

When: August 2 to 6
Where: Downtown St. Albert/Lions Park St. Albert
Cost: FREE

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival sets out to provide the best folk music from around the world.

When: August 4 to 7
Where: Gallagher Park, Edmonton
Cost: From $70 for Adults | From $22 for Youth | Children 11 and under are 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


Cariwest is an annual three day Caribbean festival in the heart of downtown Edmonton, there is a parade, extravaganza, and Caribbean village.

When: August 5 to 7
Where: Churchill Square, Edmonton
Cost: Varies, some activities are 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

Edmonton Air Show

The Edmonton Air Show is more than just an air show, it is a family fun event that encourages the celebration of flight, offers a food truck village, a family fun zone, bus tours, helicopter rides and more!

When: August 6 + 7
Where: Villeneuve Airport
Cost: Tickets range from $25 per person (General Admission) to $130 per person (Premium Lounge) | Children 6 and under are always FREE

Water Features & Spray Parks

All of the Water Features and Spray Parks in and around Edmonton are open for the season! Find a full list of them here!

The Mama Morning

The Mama Morning is a fun morning out for new and soon-to-be Moms co-hosted by  Fiddle Leaf Photography and Yo Mama Maternity. The morning starts with free presentations covering everything from how babywearing can help you with life, to freezer meal ideas, to breastfeeding Q&As. Fiddle Leaf Photography is hosting a pop up studio offering modern fine art maternity, mom & baby and breastfeeding portraits throughout the event.

When: August 6 | Starting at 9 am
Where: Yo Mama Maternity
Cost: FREE

Bird Banding

Wild Birds Unlimited invites you to learn how birds are caught safely and banded in order to study their migratory behaviour and such things as longevity and range. You will see different species of warblers and sparrows (Children as young as 4 years old are welcome to attend).

When: August 6 | 7 am to 9 am
Where: Strathcona Science 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.

Reel Family Cinema

The Metro Cinema offers a family movie on a regular basis, this weekend’s ‘Reel Family Cinema’ features: The Karate Kid.

When: August 6 | 2 pm
Where: Metro Cinema
Cost: Regular admission applies to adults | Children 12 and under are FREE

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 6 | 1 to 4 pm
Where: John Walter Museum
Cost: FREE

Ukrainian Day

Ukrainian Day is celebrating a big milestone this year, 125 years of Ukrainian settlement in Canada! Everyone is welcome to celebrate Ukrainian Day and the festivities include: a church service, concerts, visiting the historical village, traditional food and more!

When: August 7 | 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Cost: Regular Admission Applies


Have a great weekend!





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