This year, Arts on the Ave is proud to present the 10th annual Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival featuring Village Upside Down! The fun event makes getting outside easier, even if you’ve got what our family now refers to as a ‘summer kid’.

Wondering what to do at the festival, or why to visit? Here are a few things you can experience at the Deep Freeze Fest in Edmonton:

Try something Flavours | Enjoy a bowl of warm stew or soup with homemade bannock and berries. A la carte menu. *Purchase food tickets at the Info Booth

Slide on an Ice Slide | Slide on the ice slide, located behind the Community League (9210 – 118 Ave). Make sure you’ve brought along snow pants for this one!

Family Outside Fun | Family winter outdoor fun: Frozen x’s and o’s, Forest Upside Down Bean, Bag Toss, Take your Deep Freeze selfie in our iced photo landscape, located in the Ice Kingdom, behind the community league.

Hotdog + Marshmallow Roast | Warm up around the fire, at this perfect way to end the evening. For this fun event, you can purchase tickets at info booth, it’s an inexpensive way to have a little snack with the kids.

Catch the Fireworks | Canada 150 Fireworks are sure to be a blast, and happen Saturday at 6pm. Fireworks will happen at 93 Street & 118 Avenue, in Alberta Ave Park, but you can have a great spot anywhere through the festival, for this free show. We love the fact the fireworks are nice and early, perfect for those back to school after winter break bedtimes.

Toboggan | On Saturday and Sunday, between noon and five, there’s fun tobogganing in Alberta Ave Park, to go along with the family fun. Bring along a sled, for tobogganing, but also to pull the kids if they happen to get a little tired from walking up the ice slide more times than you can count.

Check out the Tupik | Check out the Inuit Tupik Exhibit, a traditional tent made from animal skins, in Pipon Village (91 Street & 118 Avenue) where you’ll also find workshops and other exhibits to school you on winter traditions.

View the entire schedule of events, and plan your visit to the Deep Freeze Fest at www.deepfreezefest.ca