What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (With Kids) | September 1-3

It’s the official last weekend before school starts for many of the kids in Edmonton. Ours headed back into the classrooms last week, and there’s still plenty to explore. From festivals to fairs, a biggest pajama party to a zombie walk, there’s plenty of things to do with the kids this weekend in Edmonton.

Here’s what to do in Edmonton this weekend, with kids:

Dark Sky Preserve Party | September 2 and 3rd
The Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve’s 12th annual Milky Way Days will be bigger and better than ever before. Taking place over two days at two different locations, the Beaver Hills Milky Way Days will feature volunteer astronomers to help show you the stars with both solar and night sky viewing. Guest speakers, presenters, displays, and activities will keep the whole family entertained at this 2-day celebration.

The Harvest Fair at Fort Edmonton | September 2-4th
Unplug, get your hands dirty, eat some pie, and spend time with friends and family. The weekend starts on Friday night with the Harvest Hoedown, Dinner and Dance with Danny Hooper and The Honky Tonk Heroes. The fun continues throughout the long weekend.

Watch the Sheep Leaving | Monday, 10 am
Come and say farewell to the sheep as they head home for the fall/winter. Meet them at the Fort Heritage Precinct to feed them and get in a final pet at 10am. They have been with us for 25 years so to commemorate that we are asking everyone to decorate a peice of the sheep to be displayed this fall. We will walk with the sheep throught the downtown and bid them farewell as they head home. The parade through downtown starts at 11am.

Canada’s Biggest Pajama Party | Saturday, 6:30
Get free admission to the zoo for the Third Annual Canada’s Biggest Pajama Party charity event in support of the Valley Zoo Development Society. The event is free for the whole family, come down for some family fun.

Edmonton Zombie Walk | Saturday, 7 pm
It’s that time again folks! Come down to Churchill Square for our annual Zombie Walk, this year’s theme being “Undead MTV” (although as always, the theme is optional…you can be any kind of zombie you want). We have decided that we are going to start doing them before October so we don’t freeze anymore, and we also decided to keep the walk downtown. We will post the route shortly for those who would like to know.

Michaels Kids Club | Saturday, 10 am
They make, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. This week, it’s a fun, watercolor leaves project.

Day trip to Reynolds Alberta Museum | All weekend Long
Head out of town to the Reynolds Alberta museum where you can explore the air hanger, the cars, sit in a pink Cadillac and take part in kids activities throughout the whole museum.

What are you doing with the kids this weekend?

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