Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids
Watch ‘Inside Out’ Outdoors
Catch the first free movie of the season, outdoors at Heartland Alliance Church in Sherwood Park. There are glow sticks for the first 250 children, concession and BBQ available for purchase. Bring your chairs and blankets, and gear up for the first outdoor movie of the season.
Midway and Carnivals
There are three midways and carnivals to visit this weekend. You can get your fix of midway food and the kids can get their fix for rides! Camrose, Leduc, it’s the perfect chance to get outside of the city – or stick close by.
Visit the 2019 Midway and Fair Guide
The Bison Festival
While bison once roamed the continent of North America in the tens of millions there were less than a thousand individuals scattered in isolated herds by the nineteenth century. The Canadian government took an active role in purchasing bison and founded multiple conservation herds in national parks. One herd, purchased from Montana, was brought to Elk Island National Park in the early 1900’s. Today nearly every plains bison you see in southern Canada, whether in conservation or domestic herds, had an ancestor in Elk Island National Park. Join Elk Island National Park with friends and family to commemorate the bison success story with games, speakers, Indigenous dancers, and the book launch of Through the Storm: Canada’s Bison Conservation Story.
Edmonton International Cat Fest
The Edmonton International Cat Festival is the only festival of its kind in Alberta, the first festival of its kind in Canada, and brings together cat lovers to celebrate cats and cat culture, while raising money and awareness for important cat rescue organizations!
This free festival takes place at Bonnie Doon park and playground, 9240-93 Street. June 1, 2019 from 11am – 3pm. Enjoy a petting zoo, bouncy castles, laser tag, face painting, live music, magician and more!
Dragon Boat Racing Club Season Opener
Come to our season opener BBQ and see what we’re all about! It’s also our 20th anniversary so we’re looking kick it up a notch this year!!!! Activities include: – FREE BBQ – Learn about the sport of dragon boat and the Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club – Paddle on the North Saskatchewan River in a dragon boat – Tour the clubhouse – Explore Dawson Park – and more!
Return of the Sheep
The sheep will make their entrance at 11:30 a.m. as they parade their way from the River Valley to their summer home in Peter T. Ream Historic Park. Flock to the festival that honours friends, family, and community. Legacy Park Family Festival is presented by Keyera and Return of the Sheep.
Outdoor Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 3
Come out for a movie in the park on June 1st in Terwillegar. Bring your own seat and bug spray and Dress for the Weather. It’s the chance to see the popular ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ outdoors on the grass!
Try Mish Mash Parfait
The new ice cream spot in town is perfect for a place to cool down with the kids. Soft serve from the makers of scoop n roll, with plenty of additional toppings – you are in for a treat and your kids are going to love it.