What to do this Weekend, with Kids, in Edmonton {June 17-19}

June 17

There are so many great things to do this weekend in Edmonton and area, with a little something for everyone!


Porkapalazooa is an annual BBQ Competition that explores the art and culture of BBQ. In addition to this delicious competition there will be Live Entertainment, Kid Zone Playground, Food Trucks, Beer Gardens and more! Find the full schedule of events here.

When: June 17 to 19
Where: Clarke Park/Stadium (south of Commonwealth)
Cost: FREE Admission, Entertainment & Food are additional costs

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

Half-Price Admission Day

To celebrate Canada’s national Garden Days you are invited to enjoy the Devonian Botanic Gardens at half price, find the admission cost here.

When: June 17 | 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Devonian Botanic Gardens
Cost: Varies

Family Favorites Cineplex

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

When: June 18 | 11 am
Where: Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park
Cost: $2.99

Reel Family Cinema

The Metro Cinema offers a family movie on a regular basis, this weekend’s ‘Reel Family Cinema’ features: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

When: June 18 | 2 pm
Where: Metro Cinema
Cost: Regular admission applies to adults | Children 12 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!

Family Education Program: Bugs & Butterflies

Head over to the Devonian Botanic Garden to spend the morning catching different types of fascinating insects and learning all about their adaptations and life cycles. Finish with an informative tour of the Butterfly Showhouse.

When: June 18 | 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Devonian Botanic Garden
Cost: $18.5o Adults | $8.50 Kids (Includes admission to the Garden)

What the Truck?! At Blatchford

What the Truck?! invites you to jump on the Metro Line and head over to Blatchford for some good eats and to learn about this new community.

When: June 18 | 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Northlands
Cost: Varies

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.

Parkland Ukrainian Dance Society Year End

The Parkland Ukrainian Dance Society celebrates 33 years of Ukrainian Dance and they invite you to enjoy their year end wrap up recital.

When: June 18 | 7 to 9 pm
Where: Arden Theatre, St. Albert
Cost: $20 Adults | $15 Children and Seniors

Terwillegar Twilight Outdoor Movie

The Terwillegar Community League is hosting an outdoor movie for all to enjoy; they will be showing Jurassic World.

When: June 18 | Movie starts at 10 pm
Where: South Terwillegar Park
Cost: 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: June 19 | 1 to 4 pm
Where: John Walter Museum
Cost: FREE

Father’s Day Show and Shine Car Show

Celebration Church invites you to enjoy the largest Show and Shine Car Show in Edmonton, complete with activities for the kids, free BBQ, food trucks and a Father’s Day Program.

When: June 19 | 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 7215 Argyll Road
Cost: FREE

Father’s Day BBQ – Tastes & Tours of the Garden

Celebrate Father’s Day in the garden with a BBQ (Burgers, Craft Beer, Rhubarb Treats) and a tour of the Devonian Botanic Garden.

When: June 19 | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Devonian Botanic Garden
Cost: Regular Admission applies, Food is an extra cost

Have a great weekend!





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    I am so impressed with the info that you provide us moms of what is happening on the weekends thank you so much, it’s a lot of time and effort to put that together

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