The weekend is here again and the weather is going to be lovely, take advantage of the last weeks of summer with these great activities in Edmonton:
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
14th Annual YEG Lebanese Festival
The annual YEG Lebanese Festival is a weekend full of history, culture, entertainment, and authentic food.
When: August 24 to 27
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
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.
Where: Various Locations
Neon Name 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 Neon Name Art. Find the details here.
When: August 26 | 30 min sessions from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Various Locations
Annual Find Donation Drive & Community BBQ
” Bring your pre-loved furniture and housewares, and get ready for a fun day filled with great food, music, and family-friendly activities!” Find the details here.
When: August 26 |10 am to 3 pm
Where: 5120 122 Street
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 26 |11 am
Where: Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park | Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas and VIP
Blue Quill Party in the Park
Party in the Park is Blue Quill community’s annual summer music festival featuring local emerging artists and professionals; find the details here.
When: August 26
Where: 11304 25 Avenue
Lemonade Stand Day
Lemonade Stand Day is a very special day that involves a whole lot of lemonade and Stollery love. There will be various lemonade stands all around the city (and surrounding areas) and each one of them will be raising money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. You can find a route map here!
When: August 27 | *Times vary, check map for details
Cost: 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: August 27 | 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Kinsmen Park
Enjoy Monkeying around at the Valley Zoo with a special craft, game, treat and of course, monkeys!
When: August 27 | 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Cost: Regular Admission Applies
Viva Italia Viva Edmonton
Viva Italia Viva Edmonton – Edmonton’s own Italian Festival – is back and bigger than ever for its 8th year! There will be Cooking Demonstrations, a Wine and Cheese Tent, MPW Wrestling, Bocce Tournament, Italian Car Show, Kids Corner, Spaghetti Eating Contest, live entertainment and more.
When: August 27 | 12 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Giovanni Caboto Park (108 Ave & 95 Street)
Chinese Valentine’s Day
“This is a traditional Chinese festival that celebrates astronomy and the famous love story of Zhi Nu – the Weaver Goddess and Niu Lang – the Cowherd. Separated by the Milky Way, once a year on this day, the lovers cross a bridge of magpies to reunite. Zhi Nu is the star Vega, and Niu Lang is the star Altair. Is it a legend, a myth or a folktale? ” There will be activities for the whole family, find the details here.
When: August 27 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: 9540 – 102 Ave. NW
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