With the weekend just around the corner, it is time to get your plan on! It is going to be a lovely, hot weekend and I would suggest planning some indoor and outdoor activities. Here is a list of ideas to get you started:
Boardwalk Sand on Whyte
Sand on Whyte is back again this year and they invite you to “Be amazed by the work of Canadian sand carving artists as they create sand carving magic that tells our Canada 150 story!”
When: June 30 to July 9
Where: on the CP Rail land in the northeast corner of Whyte Avenue and Gateway Blvd
Cost: Admission is by donation
Green Shack Programs
From now through August you can join in games, sports, crafts, music, drama, and special events. You’ll find a list of upcoming activities and special events posted on the side of the Green Shack each week. Find the details here.
When: July 7 through August
Where: Various locations
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival
The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is back again this year and as exciting as ever! There is a variety of outdoor entertainment as well as a children’s area; find all the details here!
When: July 7 to 16
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: By donation
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: July 7 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Marketplace at Callingwood
Build a Bug House
Home Depot invites you to join their hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a bug house. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their bug house with paint. All kids get to keep their project and receive a FREE certificate of achievement.
When: July 8 | 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Various Locations
Reuse Centre Anniversary Party
The City of Edmonton’s Reuse Centre is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with site tours, activities, refreshments and more! Find the details here.
When: July 8 | 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: 6835 83 ST NW
Cineplex Family Favorites
Did you know that every Saturday there is a “Family Favorites” movie showing at various Cineplex Theatres; this week features Ballerina.
When: July 8 |11 am
Where: Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park | Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas and VIP
Natsu Matsuri Summer Festival
This traditional Japanese Summer Festival offers an experience for people in the greater Edmonton area.There will be children’s games, decorative lanterns, bon odori dancing, festival food, beer, karaoke, demonstrations, and shops, along with much more!
When: July 8 | 2 pm to 8 pm
Where: 6750 88 St NW
Game on 150
Head to Millwoods Town Centre to celebrate Canada’s 150-years birthday with Shoot-To-Score Mini Hockey Game, Bouncy Castle, and so much more fun.
When: July 8 | 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Millwoods Town Centre
FREE Fishing Weekend
This weekend you are encouraged to give fishing a try, and if you don’t have a fishing license, don’t worry – you don’t need one on July 8 + 9.
When: July 8 + 9
Where: All bodies of water in Alberta
If the weather holds out all of the Spray Parks and Outdoor pools in Edmonton and surrounding areas will be opening this weekend!
Greek Community Summer Picnic
The Hellenic-Canadian Community of Edmonton and Region invite you to enjoy a Greek community picnic in the park! There will be a BBQ and activities but families are encouraged to bring extra food and toys as well.
When: July 9 | 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Kinsmen Park
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: July 9 | 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Kinsmen Park
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