What to do this Weekend, with Kids, in Edmonton {May 27-29}

May 27

As the end of May approaches the Edmonton festival scene officially starts and the activities and adventures to be had are a plenty. This weekend is no exception, check out all of the exciting activities happening in #yeg this weekend:

Tales: Storytelling Festival

The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling (TALES) has operated since 1982 as a non-profit organization promoting the tradition of oral storytelling; they offer various workshops and daytime sets over the course of the weekend.

When: May 26 to 29
Where: Various locations in Edmonton
Cost: FREE

Rainmaker Rodeo

The annual Rainmaker Rodeo is back and offers a little something for everyone! Rodeo weekend kicks off with a parade and pancake breakfast along with rodeo events, petting zoo and live entertainment. Find all the details here.

When: May 27 to 29
Where: St. Albert
Cost: FREE for kids under 6 | $15 Adults | $5 Kids (7-12 yrs) | $30 Family

Grace Martin Bazaar

Grace Martin School invites you to participate in their fundraiser event where there will be glitter tattoos, collectibles, multicultural foods, baked goods, a bouncy castle and more!

When: May 27 | 5 to 7:30 pm
Where: 8210 36 Ave
Cost: FREE, bouncy castle is $1 admission

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

What the Truck?!

What the Truck?! is kicking off the season with not one but two days of food extravaganzas, find all the details here!

When: May 28 + 29
Where: Northlands
Cost: Varies

Sudan Day

The Sudanese Cultural League of Edmonton presents Sudan Day; featuring: live music, dance performances, Sudanese food, bouncy castle, crafts and more!

When: May 28 | 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Churchill Square
Cost: FREE

Medieval May

Celebrate the 6th Annual Medieval May celebration with the Knights of the Northern Realm. There will be a fashion show, weapons demonstrations, tournament combat, period dancing and more!

When: May 28 | 11 am
Where: King Edward Hall (7708 – 85 Street NW)
Cost: $5 per person | Children under 5 are FREE

Family Favorites Cineplex

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

When: May 28 | 11 am
Where: Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park
Cost: $2.99

Fire Station Open House

Fire Station 11 is opening their doors and welcoming you to meet with your local fire prevention officers, and staff from the Office of Emergency Management.

When: May 28 | 12 to 4 pm
Where: 6110 98 Ave
Cost: FREE

Oliver Community Festival

The Oliver Community Festival is a four hour street party with a focus on the community and the arts. There will be activities, music, art and of course, food.

When: May 28 | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: The Community of Oliver
Cost: FREE

Reel Family Cinema

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

When: May 28 | 2 pm
Where: Metro Cinema
Cost: Regular admission applies to adults | Children 12 and under are FREE

A Night of Magic

Kent Wong will be amazing kids of all ages with a night of Magic, find the details here.

When: May 28 | 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: Riverbend Community League (258 Rhatigan Rd E)
Cost: $15 each or 4 for $50

Terwillegar Twilight Outdoor Movie

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

When: May 28 | Movie starts at 9:45 pm
Where: South Terwillegar Park
Cost: 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!

Fort Saskatchewan Bike Rodeo

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP invite your little ones to participate in a bike rodeo; they will also be inspecting helmets and bikes to ensure they are safe!

When: May 29 | 1 to 4 pm
Where: Town Crest Road, Fort Saskatchewan
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: May 29 | 1 to 4 pm
Where: John Walter Museum
Cost: FREE

Butterfly Day

You’re invited to celebrate all things Butterflies; meet with Butterflies from around the world, make a butterfly craft, decorate butterfly cookies and more!  Find all the details here.

When: May 29 | 12 to 3 pm
Where: Devonian Botanic Garden
Cost: Regular Admission Applies

Plant & Play

Riverbend Gardens is opening the farm up to families this weekend, head on down for games, wagon rides, hot dogs, and more!

When: May 29 | 10 to 4 pm
Where: 3830 195 Ave NE
Cost: Regular Admission Applies

Buzz, Buzz, Sting

Head on over to the John Janzen Nature Centre to learn about the daily life of bugs and bees and learn about honey bees and participate in fun family activities while you are there.

When: May 29 | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 7000 143 Street
Cost: Regular Admission Applies

If you are looking for something to do indoors with the kids you can find a list of 25 Indoor Play Places in Edmonton.

Have a great weekend!





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