{Weekends in Edmonton} What to do with the Family | June 17 – 19

The weekend is just around the corner and it is jam-packed full of fun things to do in Edmonton and area! If you are looking to get out with the family and/or do something special with Dad, check out these awesome activities:

Royal Canadian Family Circus

The Royal Canadian Family Circus Spectac! is back in Edmonton again this year! This is one of my families favorite events and you can read more details and a little bit about our experience last year, here! With brand new acts this year and some death defying stunts, this is an event you won’t want to miss!!

When: June 16 + 17 + 18
Where: Edmonton Northlands Parking Lot
Cost: $25 per ticket **Use code: modernmama  to get 2 tickets for the price of 1 (buy one get one free)

Festival Days

The Morinville Festival Society invites you to enjoy their annual Festival Days (or Jean Baptiste Festival). There is something for everyone at this festival and some of the activities included are, midway, show & shine, parade, ax throwing, interactive family logger sports, helicopter rides and more!

When: June 16 + 17 + 18
Where: Morinville
Cost: Gate Admission is $5 for everyone age 6 to adult | Children 5 and under are FREE

National Garden Days Celebration

Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden.” The Devonian Gardens invites you to enjoy their gardens this weekend, with half-price admission on Friday, special activities on Saturday and a Father’s Day BBQ on Sunday, there is a little something for everyone!

When: June 16 + 17 + 18
Where: Devonian Botanic Gardens
Cost: Regular Admission Applies

Provincial Mine Rescue Competition

The Alberta Mine Safety Association (AMSA) was formed in 1982 to look for opportunities to make mining safe for all Albertans. This is still their goal and they invite you to watch their mine rescue competition this weekend.

When: June 17 | 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Trans-Alta Tri-Leisure Centre, Spruce Grove
Cost: FREE

Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Downtown Edmonton Community League Board invites you to enjoy pancakes, sausages, coffee, and juice at their annual pancake breakfast.

When: June 17 | 9 am to 11 am
Where: 10042 103 Street NW
Cost: $2

Kids Club

This month, Micheals Canada stores invite your little ones to participate in an interactive workshop and this weekend features: Father’s Day Frame.

: June 17 | 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Various Micheals Locations
Cost: $2

Superhero Storytime

Grab your cape for Captain Underwear Storytime and super-power activities!

When: June 17 | 11 am
Where: Various Chapter/Indigo Locations
Cost: FREE

Kids Carnival

Enjoy a free Kids Carnival, complete with concession.

When: June 17 | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 51101 RR270, Spruce Grove
Cost: FREE Admission

Cineplex Family Favorites

Did you know that every Saturday there is a “Family Favorites” movie showing at various Cineplex Theatres; this week features Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

When: June 17 |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

Super Magical Family Fun Day

Head down to the Marketplace at Callingwood for Super Magical Family Fun Day; your kids will have a chance to meet their favorite famous princesses and superheroes! There will be opportunities for photos, live performances and more!

When: June 17 | 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: 6655-178 Street
Cost: FREE

2017 Highlandia Festival

The Highlandia Festival features live entertainment, bike racing, delicious food and more!

When: June 17 | 2 pm to 11 pm
Where: 6603 Ada Boulevard NW
Cost: FREE

Reel Family Cinema

Metro Cinema invites you to enjoy a movie with the whole family for a special price; this week features: Jurassic Park.

When: June 17| 1 pm
Where: 8712 109 St
Cost: Adults: Regular Admission Applies | Children 12 and under: FREE

St. Albert Pride BBQ

St. Albert Pride invites you to enjoy food, live entertainment and more!

When: June 17 | 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Lions Park, St. Albert
Cost: FREE Admission


ZooFest is a fundraising event in support of the Valley Zoo Development Society and the Zebra Child Protection Centre which takes place after hours on the zoo grounds. An event that includes adult-themed wine and restaurant samplings at the same time as an entire family focused Kidz Zone.”

When: June 17 | 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Cost: $50 Children | $75 Adults

Explore the Summer Solstice Sky

Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm invites you to explore the Summer Solstice! “Come on out for a night of music, bonfires, stargazing, and a special presentation from Astrophysicist Dr. Erik Rosolowsky!”

When: June 17 | 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Bon Accord
Cost: $40+GST

Alberta Railway Museum

Visit the Alberta Railway Museum this weekend, ride a train and enter Dad to win the opportunity to be the engineer! Find the details here.

When: June 17 + 18
Where: 24215 – 34 St.
Cost: $7 Adults | $6 Students/Seniors | $3.50 Children | FREE for Toddlers (2 and under) | *Train rides are an additional $5 per person

Spray Parks

If the weather holds out all of the Spray Parks and Outdoor pools in Edmonton and surrounding areas will be opening this weekend!

Celebrate Dad at Fort Edmonton Park

This weekend, Fort Edmonton Park invites you to bring your Dad and/or Grandpa down to the park for some extra exciting activities just for them! Find all the details here; oh and did I mention that Dads/Grandpas/Father-types get free admission too.

When: June 17 + 18
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: Regular Admission Applies for everyone except Dad

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast

The Baturyn Community League invites you to enjoy a Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast!

When: June 18 | 9 am to 11 am
Where: 10505 172 Avenue NW
Cost: FREE for Community League Members | $5 non-members

2017 Highland Gathering

This Highland Gathering features one of the largest Highland Games in Alberta; it features traditional heavy events, sheepdog trials and more!

When: June 18 | 9 am to 4 pm
Where: 3105 101 Street SW
Cost: FREE

Father’s Day Show & Shine

Enjoy the 18th Annual Father’s Day Show & Shine car show on Argyll! “This year’s car show will be the largest one yet. Bring out the entire family and check out some sweet rides, fun kids activities, Free BBQ, food trucks, and a special Father’s Day program for everyone!”

When: June 18 | 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Corner of Argyll Road & 75 Street
Cost: FREE

Bring the Noise

The Rad Dads of Edmonton are hosting their second Kool Kid event and everyone is welcome to attend! Bring the Noise is an all ages show that features The Barkells & DJ Rob Common!

When: June 18 | 1 pm
Where: 9910
Cost: Free Admission but Diaper Donations (for the Terra Centre) are being collected at the door, oh and you will receive a $15 LovePizza Gift card with your Diaper box donation.

The Food Trucks are Coming

The food trucks return to the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park to serve up delicious food and treats! There will be live entertainment, penny carnival, activities and more.

When: June 18 | 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: 4 Meadowview Dr, St. Albert
Cost: Admission by donation

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: June 18 | 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Kinsmen Park
Cost: FREE






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