What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) | August 9-11

This is the ultimate summer weekend. It’s filled with block parties, and festivals. It’s filled with splash parties, outdoor movies, carnivals and so many things to do that you could schedule in fun events from the moment you wake up, until the moment you go to sleep and still be left with more things to discover and explore in Edmonton. 

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


Manning Village Block Party 
Block party to welcome the Ebbers Community to the Hairsine Community League!! BBQ and Lemonade stand as well some activities for the kids !! We will be located in front of the playground ( corner of Ebbers way and Ebbers Blvd) !! Come join in the fun all for Free !
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MCKAY Avenue School Playground Grand Opening 
August 9 at Dick Mather Park (10425 99 Avenue) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is at 4:30pm. Join us from 3:30 – 6pm for Kiwanis Karnival in celebration of 100 years of service! Activities include kids games, face painting and a BBQ.
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Perseids Pajama Party 
Bring your blanket or lawn chair, wear cozy pajamas and look up, way up, during one of the busiest times in the night sky. Stargazing with members of the Royal Astronomical Society, fun-in-the-dark family games, bedtime stories and more.
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Terwillegar Community League Summer Carnival 
$5 Cash admission (per child) for access to: – Petting zoo – Bouncy castles – Face painting – Glitter Tattoos – Carnival Games – Soccer Events All proceeds to go toward future projects (such as building ice rinks & playgrounds). Help support your community!
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Youth Day 2019 
Join SOS Safety Magazine, Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services, and Virgin Radio Edmonton for Youth Day Edmonton 2019 at Castle Downs Park on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10AM – 4PM! #YouthDayYEG Youth Day Edmonton is FREE, all-ages, and includes games, bouncy castles, free food, face painting, a live DJ, special guest appearances, lots of big prizes, and MORE!
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Westwood Summer Splash Party 
Celebrate summer in Westwood at our annual Summer Splash Party! There will be music, games, activities, prizes and more! Food trucks will also be on site.
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Edible Tree Planting Event
Sustainable Food Edmonton has partnered with the City of Edmonton’s Root for Trees team to bring you this group edible tree planting excursion. With the help of the Root for Trees team, we will be planting edible trees in the Lynwood neighborhood to help diversify their selection of wild plants and trees.
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Outdoor Movie Night
Celebration Church will be hosting a very special Outdoor Movie Night! Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy a beautiful summer night as we watch movies under the stars. A concession will be open during the night to purchase popcorn and snacks or you can bring your own. We encourage you to invite family and friends to join you. See you there!
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EPCOR Riverfest 
The North Saskatchewan River connects us all. The best way to appreciate it is by getting on it! The River Valley Alliance invites you to celebrate the river valley park system and our river at EPCOR RiverFest August 10, 2019. Join in the outdoor fun at two river valley locations – Edmonton and Devon.
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U Pick Strawberries at Prairie Gardens
Pick Your Own Strawberries at Prairie Gardens! This is the first day we are open for the season which will run from mid July to mid August! It will be a bit like hunting for Easter eggs today – with better picking to come later in the month. There are still blossoms and many, many green berries! Picking days are Wednesdays and Saturdays, while the ripe strawberries last! $5 entry fee includes wagon ride to the patch and 4 L buckets to pick into. You pay for what you pick for the strawberries ($20/4L).
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Fire Station Open House
Community residents will have the opportunity to meet the firefighters and fire prevention officers in their community, check out the fire trucks and learn important fire safety information in order to ensure their families are fire safe. EFRS hopes to ensure that children are not afraid of firefighters. It is important for all ages to understand potential fire hazards in the home.

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John Walter Block Party
John Walter Museum cordially invites you to come on down for an afternoon of fun as we celebrate John Walter’s Birthday! There will be cake, music, games and plenty of historic activities for the entire family. And best of all – it’s all free! So be sure to stop by to take in the festivities.
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How are you spending the weekend?