Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids
Fall O Ween Festival at Prairie Gardens
Along with the changing of the leaves comes an Edmonton family tradition that spans back many years. That’s right, it’s fall festival time again! There’s no place quite like Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm’s Fall-o-Ween Fest to take in the tastes, sights, and aromas of the fall season!
Full of rich autumn not-to-be-missed activities and decorative displays, interactive events for kids, panning for gems, musical entertainment, farmyard friends, Lost Lemon Mine, and the Ghost Town of Boo’n Accord! It’s sure to be an experience the whole family will enjoy!
Stony Plain Old Time Harvest Festival
There is plenty to do for the whole family, including sparkle tattoos, a balloon artist, wagon rides, live music and old time games. Kids are invited to do a pumpkin patch craft and try an old fashioned cookie in the Pahal House. This year we have a display of miniature machines from the Alberta Metal Enthusiasts Network, other groups will also be demonstrating pieces of machinery, including a working grain grinder. As always the Tea House is serving up some delicious lunch and pie and the Dawgs Hunger Hut concession will be providing something tasty for the younger visitors.
Nuit Blanche | Saturday
Nuit Blanche is a contemporary art festival that began in Paris in 2002 and, since then, has spread to cities across the world. This year’s festival will involve transforming downtown Edmonton into an outdoor gallery featuring illuminated art installations in unexpected public spaces.
Tree Planting and BBQ
100 years ago, students from Mill Creek School planted 4 white spruce trees in the ground; these sentinels remain as one of the few reminders of Mill Woods’ past. This September 28th from 12pm to 2pm, join us at our tree planting ceremony while we take down the old and plant something new. Come and Help us make the next 100 years caring of the community possible. Free community BBQ will be served to the public during the event.
Free Screening Hansel & Gretal
Families can discover the magic of opera at this screening of the 1987 film Hansel & Gretel, based on the opera by Engelbert Humperdinck. Spend your afternoon with a delightfully musical adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale!
Alberta Culture Days
Hundreds of free, family-friendly events are taking place across the province, celebrating the arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit. Everything from food festivals to finger painting to fashion shows… it’s the biggest party of the year for our province.
Free Admission Day
It’s free admission day weekend! That means you can get free admission to over 18+ facilities through teh city – including the Edmonton Valley Zoo! Head out early to avoid the crowds! FInd all of the admission for free details at the link below.
This is our main event and something our volunteers look forward to each year. We start off at 10am with an Old Time Church Service (all are invited to attend) and then the men head off to the field with the vintage farm machinery. At noon the other volunteers begin demonstrations such as blacksmithing, ice cream making, and more.
Gateway to the Stars
Experience the wonder of Elk Island’s night sky. In the heart of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, escape the city and gaze upon the countless stars in our galaxy with a friendly park interpreter. Campfire, hot chocolate, and s’mores provided.