What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) | August 23-25

Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) 


Experience a Harry Potter Movie Marathon on the IMAX
Did you know the first Harry Potter movie premiered in 2001, more than 18 years ago? A whole generation grew up on Potter and watched with fevered devotion as Harry, Ron and Hermione overcame great odds to grow into incredible wizards and defeat… Oops — sorry. No spoilers here. This Harry Potter Movie Marathon isn’t just for long-time Potter fans; it’s for NEW Potter fans too!
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Watch ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Outdoors
Join us for a evening of family entertainment at OCL’s annual Movie Night in the Park. We will be showing How to Train Your Dragon! Here’s what else you need to know: The cost is FREE for all OCL members. Non-members are welcome at a cost of $2 per person. No tickets.rsvp are needed, just drop-in. The movie will start at dusk. It is an outdoor event and you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.
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Summer Flower Fest
Wander amongst instagrammable walls, floral displays and design vignettes to find Birchwood Meadows Flower Market and Cory Christopher’s curated pop up shop. Create your own flower bundles or build a flower crown, and let the kids have their turn at garden-inspired craft stations. Finish off your visit by grabbing a few delicious refreshments at the Dahlia Cafe, then relax in our Picnic & Games area to soak up the sun! Designed to be a delightful event for all ages, SUMMER FLOWER FEST is bound to inspire and feed your creative energy, and will surely become your favourite annual floral experience.
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Peppa Pig Meet & Greet
Oink Oink! Join us for a meet and greet with your favourite cheeky pig, Peppa. Plus, enjoy a storytime, activities, and take home your own copy of Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddle!
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Watch Aladdin Outdoors
It’s time for another Movie in the Park! This time North Millbourne presents to you Aladdin! Come on out for some free family fun and enjoy the fresh air. Movie will start at approximately 8:45 (dependent on sundown).
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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ at the Drive In
Parking for the drive in movie opens at 5pm, and kids activities in the kids zone take place between 6-9 pm. Admission is only $10/car and there is usually a kids zone with additional entertainment, so bring a little bit of cash to entertain the kids
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Summer Sizzle
A free community event with hot dogs, 9-square, inflateable obstacle course, glitter tattoos, snow cones, and more! We hope that you can join us at 2321 Glenridding Blvd Park.
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Watch Avengers Endgame Outdoors
Movie begins at dusk. Remember to bring a chair, blanket or sleeping bag, as well as bug spray. Please remember there is no smoking in City parks and dogs are prohibited on City parkland, so please leave your pooch at home.
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Ice Cream and Eye Exams 
Saturday is Saturday Funday at Total Focus! Not only can you take advantage of two for $99 eyeglasses in store for kids, but you can also take advantage of free ice cream treats in the store for the whole family to enjoy! 
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Road Trip: Baby Animal Day 
During Baby Animal Days we showcase all of our farm babies and all our other cute and friendly farm animals. We have sheep, goats, cows, chickens, horses, ponies, ducks, pigs and a llama.
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Open Streets Celebration 
Join the massive street party on Edmonton’s iconic Jasper Avenue! Walk, roll, stroll or dance through the car-free Open Streets. Led by Paths for People, the free 5-hour downtown event will feature activities including a bike parade, games and fitness classes plus food trucks, live music and more. Bring your friends. Meet your neighbours. Find some hidden gems in your city.
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Take a Kids Yoga Class
Calling all little yogis! Join us as we welcome the morning with an exclusive event 1 hour prior to store opening! Certified kids yoga instructor, Sarah Byer, will guide us through a yoga and mindfulness sequence and teach meditation techniques using books and educational games. Perfect for kids aged 3-7! Ticket price: $10 + tax & service fees.
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Take a Guided Nature Walk at MacTaggart Sanctuary 
The Whitemud Creek is an important corridor for wildlife in the River Valley and a major tributary of the North Saskatchewan River. It has the additional protection of a Conservation Easement which ensures its status as an important ecological space. On this guided walk you’ll learn about the flora and fauna of the Creek and Ravine, the role it plays in linking our water systems together and what challenges it currently faces. The Sanctuary is also home to Bee Hotels and is working to create bat box spaces.
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Free Back to School Skate 
Grab your skates and come out to River Cree Sports for our annual FREE Back to School Skate Event, Sunday, August 25, between 1 pm and 3 pm. There will be complimentary ice cream, and a chance to win back to school gift cards! All ages are welcome, and an adult must accompany minors. Children also must bring their CSA-approved helmets, as well as skates – rentals are not available on site. Sticks and pucks are not allowed at this event
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How are you spending the weekend with the kids?