{Weekends in Edmonton} August 18 through 20

As we near the end of August and the weather is cooling off, the activities and events happening in Edmonton are heating up! There are so many great things to do this weekend and we have the list right here for you:

A Midsummer Night’s Fringe

The Fringe Festival is back again and is truly a festival you won’t want to miss; with a wide variety of performances, there is something for everyone! Oh, and there is a KidsFringe as well, complete with activities that your little ones will love!

When: August 17 through 27
Where: ATB Financial Arts Barns
Cost: Ticket prices vary for Fringe Shows | KidsFringe is free

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival

The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival is an annual family friendly event that features paddling, culture and a lot of boats. Find the details here.

When: August 18 through 20
Where: Louise McKinney Park
Cost: FREE for spectators

Grove Cruise

Grove Cruise is an annual event that invites the community and car enthusiasts alike to enjoy a festival around car culture; there will be a show & shine as well as many other activities for the families through out the day and fireworks to end the night. Find the full schedule of events here.

When: August 18 + 19
Where: Jubilee Park, Spruce Grove
Cost: FREE

Drive-In Movie

St. Albert Centre is once again offering a drive-in movie experience in their parking lot; this weekend features Kung Fu Panda 3 and all proceeds from this event support the International Children’s Festival of the Arts.

When: August 18 | Parking opens at 5 pm
Where: St. Albert Centre Parking Lot
Cost: $5 per carload for Movie | $2 per child for Kidszone activities

Callingwood Cars & Coffee

Callingwood Cars and Coffee is back for Summer ’17! Bring your wheels to the Marketplace at Callingwood parking lot and meet up with fellow fans, enjoy refreshments and admire a variety of vehicles.

When: August 18 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Marketplace at Callingwood
Cost: FREE

Alberta Open Farm Days

Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. Find the list of host farms and schedules here!

WhenAugust 19 + 20
Various Locations

South Cooking Lake Trail Days

South Cooking Lake Community League invites you to their Trail Days event, activities include a pancake breakfast, parade, car show, pony rides, kids’ games and races, bouncy house, water slide, face painting, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), horseshoe tournament, Country Market and much more.

WhenAugust 19 | 8 am to 4 pm
110 22106, S Cooking Lake Rd

Edmonton Public Library

The Edmonton Public Library offers a variety of activities suitable for the whole family at each branch but they also have extra special activities happening daily and you can find what is happening near you here.

When: Ongoing
Various Locations

Pom-Pom & Gem Art

For the month of August, your children can attend a craft making workshop at Micheals Canada – each week features a different craft and this weekend it will be Pom-Pom & Gem Art. Find the details here.

When: August 19 | 30 min sessions from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Various Locations
Cost: $2

Cineplex Family Favourite

Did you know that every Saturday there is a “Family Favorites” movie showing at various Cineplex Theatres; this week features the Premier of Pup Star 2.

When: August 19 |11 am
Where: Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park | Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas and VIP
Cost: $2.99

Edmonton Latin Festival

“The 8th annual edition of the Latin Music and Dance Festival is proud to bring you another great outdoor event. There will be professional musicians, dancers, and events all weekend.”

When: August 19 + 20
Where: Churchill Square
Cost: FREE

Edmonton’s First LEGO® Weekend!

Millwoods Town Centre + Aimbot invite you to enjoy a Lego filled weekend, there will be a pre-build display competition, fast build competition, and free build competition for all ages. Find the details here.

When: August 19 + 20
Where: Millwoods Town Centre
Cost: FREE

Edmonton Airshow

The Snowbirds are back and the Edmonton Airshow will not disappoint!

When: August 19 + 20
Where: Villenuve Airport
Cost: Ranging from $27 to $180

John Walter Museum

Take a step back in time and see how John Walter (and the Strathcona community of Walterdale) lived from 1875 to 1920!

When: August 20 | 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Kinsmen Park
Cost: FREE

CASE Summer Carnival

The Church at South Edmonton invites you to enjoy games, activities, food and more! Find the details here.

When: August 20 | 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: 9908 67 Ave
Cost: FREE

EPS 125 Anniversary – Picnic in the Park

Join members of the Edmonton Police Service in celebrating their 125th Anniversary! There will be activities, displays, vehicles and more!

When: August 20 | 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Borden Park (7703 Borden Park Rd )
Cost: FREE

Sherwood Ford’s 7th Annual All Ford Classic Car Show

Sherwood Ford’s7th Annual All Ford Classic Car Show features, a classic car show, drag racing and time trials on the race track, monster trucks, a Mustang giveaway and more! *Funds will be raised for the Cross Cancer Institute through registration fees for the car show and racing, all of the concession purchases and donation boxes at the event.*

When: August 20 | 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Castrol Raceway (HWY 19 at HWY 2, Nisku)
Cost: FREE







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