What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) September 13-15

There are some cool things going on in the city this weekend! The Kaleido Family Arts Festival is one of our favourite free experiences of the month, and you can check out Open Cockpit Day at the Alberta Aviation Museum and have the chance to sit in the cockpit of a plane. Then, there’s Community League Day, where you’ll find celebrations all around the city. Still need inspiration for fun this weekend? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. 

Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids 


Kaleido Family Arts Festival 
Kaleido Family Arts Festival is held on historic Alberta Avenue (118 Ave between 90-94 Street). For two and a half days every September, Alberta Avenue comes alive as an environment of creative exploration and performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks, old spaces and new spaces. Not only is it a wonder to behold, it is FREE! You have to see it to believe it!


Open Cockpit Day at the Aviation Museum
Our fifth annual Open Cockpit Day will be your chance to get into the ‘driver’s seat’ of many of our vintage aircraft, from bush planes to jets. It’s the one day each year that visitors are allowed a unique opportunity to find out what it was like to fly the iconic aircraft that made Edmonton aviation history.

Meet an Owl at Wild Birds
We’re celebrating! Join us for refreshments and have an opportunity to meet a live Great Horned Owl from The Alberta Society for Injured Birds of Prey and learn more about this amazing organization.

Cornfest 2019
Join us for CornFest 2019 at Alex Decoteau Park and help us celebrate Community League Day (early) Downtown! There will be FREE corn-on-the-cob, as well as music, games and activities for kids. City of Edmonton will be on hand for your feedback on child-friendly art in Churchill Square. The community garden will also be open for folks to explore.

Vegfest Edmonton 
We invite you to be part of VegFest Edmonton 2019! This year’s event is even bigger and better than last! Sample some amazing food and even enjoy a vegan beer. Live music, great people, a new Veggie-Kid fun zone and so much more! With great shopping and so much more to see, you won’t want to miss it!

Woodhaven Fall Grand Opening 
West Edmonton’s Newest Ravine Community, Surrounded on three sides by Multi-use trails along Wedgewood Creek, with no home is more than 100m from Nature! Join us for the Grand Opening of 5 stunning state-of-the-art new Showhomes from Dolce Vita Homes, Blackstone Homes, Rohit Communities, and Park Royal Homes! There will be a Radio Remote from SONiC, Carnival Games, Pony Rides, Family Photo Sessions, and two Food Trucks serving up sweet treats!

Crazy Concoctions at Chapters Indigo
chemical engineering-Playful Polymers – In this activity, students will be able to manipulate the material properties of glue. By combing glue with different solutions, students can explore processes needed to create new materials. Can students turn glue into , slime, or bouncy balls? All equipment for participation included. Ages 4+

Take a Free Family Art Class
Free family art time! Make it up as you go! All art materials are provided. Community Art Hive is offered at no cost to you. Registration required. Call 780-471-3737 to register

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Build a Scarecrow Planter
If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, we’ve got a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own scarecrow planter.

Elk Island Park 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 to gaze upon the countless stars in our galaxy and learn to navigate from one constellation to the next. Campfire, hot chocolate, s’mores and a friendly park interpreter are included.


Amazing Chemistry Show and Pancake Breakfast
Come on out for this fun and interactive science-based chemistry show that’s entertaining for all ages! Join us for a free pancake breakfast before the show!

Free Family Board Game Session 
Whether you are an experienced gamer, or new to the hobby, make family time more enjoyable with unique, intuitive, and creative games. Come on down and try out some of the latest board games that kids 7 and up will be able to learn and enjoy! Board games teach so many valuable skills including: cooperation, spacial reasoning, strategy, creativity, math, and problem solving! Try out something new today and get your game on!

Harvest Gathering at Greenland Garden Centre
An afternoon filled with old fashioned fun for the whole family! Hayrides, corn on the cob, marshmallow roast, kid’s activities, Strathcona Raptor Shelter, pumpkin/vegetable carving demonstrations and more! *Toonie donations for some activities support ‘A Safe Place’ Women’s Shelter, CASH ONLY please.

How are you spending the weekend with kids?