10 Free Family-Friendly Activities During Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days is right around the corner. It’s your chance to explore some of the coolest cultural things on the free. 

Take a Kids Ukulele Workshop 

WHEN: September 28, 2019
An introductory workshop for ages 8 to 12. Discover the joy of playing the ukulele. Bring your own ukulele. Don’t have a ukulele – we’ll have some on hand for you to try!

Make a Family Woodworking Project 

WHEN: September 28, 2019
Adults and Kids – make and take a family woodcraft project with the guidance of the talented people at the Barn Owl. Come and be inspired to let your creative side shine.

Bannock Making and Tipi Tales

WHEN: September 28, 2019
Join Philip Campiou around the fire as you make bannock and learn more about Indigenous culture. Watch and learn about the construction of the Tipi. We bet you could get Philip to tell some stories!

Visit the Intrigue Stations in Stony Plain 

WHEN: September 28 and September 29, 2019
These interactive displays set up thorughout the library invite people of all ages to complete creative challenges and learn new things about Alberta culture and local artists through poetry and music.

Explore the ‘Keep the Dishes’ Exhibit 

WHEN: September 28 and 29, 2019
“Keep the Dishes” is a celebration for all ages, genders, families, and ethnicities. “Keep the Dishes” emphasizes the importance of eating together as a family and the benefits of preparing meals at home. This event features self-guided mini-exhibits that explores Canada’s cultural diversity shared through the use, history, types, and patterns of dishes found on our dinner tables. Also on display is a dinner set donated to the Strathcona County Museum & Archives used by one of Sherwood Park’s first settlers. There will be many interactive and self-guided activities for children and families

FREE Admission to Royal Alberta Museum 

WHEN: September 27 – 29, 2019
Get free admission to the Royal Alberta Museum all weekend long! It’s your chance to explore the Royal Alberta Museum.

Make a Hadrosaur Dinosaur Craft 

WHEN: September 28, 2019
In 2013, a 68 million year-old duck-billed hadrosaur skeleton was discovered in Leduc! With dinosaurs playing such a large part of Alberta’s history, we have chosen to celebrate them as part of our culture with dino-art projects. Drop-in any time between 12- 3 pm to learn more about the hadrosaur and enjoy the fun!

Make a Superhero Cape!

WHEN: September 28, 2019
Everyone deserves to own a special cape. All ages are invited to join the artists at VASA to create, draw or paint a picture of themselves, their pet or a favourite doll or stuffie in their personal Superhero Cape. Participants are invited to wear their capes. All materials will be provided.

Take an Art/Science Walk in the River Valley

WHEN: September 28, 2019 
In response to With All Things Considered, our fall exhibition of works by Leanne Olson, learn about Dr. Locky’s research on microplastics and how our waste is impacting waterways and impacting ecosystems, and how photography is part of his practice of documenting this changing landscape in Dawson Park. Explore with Martineau how walks in the river valley inform his artistic practice as he leads an observational exercise to shift focus on the complex lives and life cycles found in this space. Does seeing this way shift what you regard, appreciate, understand, discard, discount, ignore or step upon?

Find hundreds of ways to explore Alberta with Alberta Culture Days, in the event calendar, here.