The weekend is here again and while the air is starting to cool and the sun is setting earlier, it is indeed still summer. Here are a few activities/events you might want to check out this weekend:
The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival offers Kids Fringe, a way of teaching your little ones a love an appreciation of art and theatre. There will be various performances at Centre Square and at the Kidstage as well as a book nook, craft corner, and tots tent.
When: August 12 to 21
Where: North end of the Fringe site on 104 Street between 85 and 86 Avenues
Perseids Pyjama Party
Grab your pjs, pillow and blanket and get ready for a party under the stars during the annual Perseids Meteor Shower. There will be activities for the family until it is dark enough to observe the meteor shower.
When: August 12 | 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Devonian Botanic Garden
Cost: Included with regular admission
Grove Cruise invites every car lover to come out with their family and enjoy the many exciting events the Grove Cruise has to offer. This years Grove Cruise includes a Poker Run, Show & Shine, Tailgate Swap Meet & Sale, Poker Run, Stereo Competition, Kids Zone and much more!
When: August 12 to 14
Where: Jubilee Park, Spruce Grove
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
Callingwood Cars & Coffee
The Marketplace at Callingwood and Bulger Insurance invite you to enjoy a coffee, snacks and a variety of cars.
When: August 12 | 6 to 8 pm
Where: Corner of 69 Ave & 178 Street
Youth Day is a fun, family event suitable for children of all ages; there will be games, bouncy houses, face painting, live entertainment and more!
When: August 13 | 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Castledowns Park
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.
Where: Various locations (Edmonton)
Edmonton Latin Festival
The Edmonton Latin Festival features live entertainment, music and dancing, authentic Latin foods, beer gardens, artisan market, a kids area and more!
When: August 13 + 14 | 12 pm to 11 pm
Where: Churchill Square
Darwell Ag Drag + Barnburner
When: August 13 + 14
Cost: Barnburner tickets starting at $40 | Ag Drag tickets $15 per person, kids 5 and under are 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 Bison Festival
Elk Island Park invites you to enjoy The Bison Festival to celebrate all things Bison!
When: August 13 | 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Elk Island National Park
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.
Walterdale Block Party
Celebrate John Walters Birthday with lively music, historical games, old fashioned family fun and cake.
When: August 14 | 1 to 4 pm
Where: John Walter Museum
Spruce Grove Public Market
Enjoy vendors (fresh fruit, crafts, artisans and more), live music, bouncy houses, food trucks and more, at the Spruce Grove Public Market.
When: August 14 | 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Columbus Park, Spruce Grove
Have a great weekend!
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