What to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids | May 24-26

It’s the weekend it’s time for exploring. From botanic gardens to pajama parties in the IMAX Theatre, we’ve got you covered for things to do with the kids. 

Things to do in Edmonton this weekend with Kids


Butterfly Day at the Botanic Garden 
Everybody loves Butterfly Day! You can dress up as your favorite bug for this fun family event. Enjoy outdoor bug catching, butterfly crafts and lots of buggy fun and games. Most activities are included with admission, nominal charge for some crafts. There is no registration required.
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Ufest Ukranian Festival
Western Canada’s largest multi-day Ukrainian festival, UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival, returns for its second year on May 24-25, 2019, at Borden Park. Join us for all-day Ukrainian music & dance performances, Ukrainian food fair, beer gardens, a village full of vendors, workshops, and a kids zone! PLUS UFest After Dark Zabavas on BOTH NIGHTS!

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Watch ET Outdoors
Bring your friends and family to watch E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a movie night under the stars in support of Spark! Youth Camp! It’s going to be out of this world! Seating will be set up on La Cite Francophone’s beautiful outdoor bowl on a first come first serve basis. Please feel free to bring a blanket to view the film from the hill! – come early as these spots go fast.
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Wizard of Oz Pajama Party in the IMAX
You’re invited to a Pajama Party in the IMAX Theatre! What’s better than watching a beloved classic, curled up in your coziest PJ’s with family and friends, you ask? Getting to watch on Alberta’s largest screen — that’s what! Breakfast* and Science Activities begin at 8:00 a.m. Showtime: 9:00 a.m.
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Make a Pompom Wreath
Make your own fluffy pom-poms out of yarn for this wreath showing your national pride! Buy the wreath base, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
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Free Petting Zoo at West Edmonton Mall
Come meet our furry friends from Finnegan Farms at our free Petting Zoo! Located on Level One, Phase I by the Whale.
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McConachie Block Party 
Come one, come all! Step right up and have a ball!! Step right up and play some carnival games, get your face painted, receive an animal balloon, throw some pies at a local celebrity, enjoy some local entertainment, do some shopping in our market, and have some carnival food!
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Kids Day out at the Melting Pot
Alberta is world-famous for dinosaurs, and Canada-famous for fondue! Bring your young dino-lover and join us for a themed 3-course fondue experience on Sunday, May 26th between 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.. Enjoy cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue for $25 per adult, $10 per child! Themed activities and crafts will be available for your kids (or you) to partake in, including making dino-balloons, and prehistoric slime!
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Plant and Play at Riverbend Gardens
Our annual Plant & Play event is a great time to come out to our farm and get to know us better! We’ll have wagon tours, hot dogs, family activities and, of course, a great selection of bedding plants!
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How are you spending the weekend with kids?