The Village of the Fringe – Fringe Festival (August 16th – 26th in Old Strathcona) – While the Fringe Festival is very popular with adults, there is plenty for the younger ones to do too. Visit the Kidsville Tot Tent where your kids ages 0-5 can take part in story times, art, family yoga and activities including dance & movement. Kidsville itself will entertain children ages 0-12 with age appropriate entertainment.
Dragon Boat Festival (August 17th – 19th at Telford Lake in Leduc) – This is a great weekend to enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival! Opening ceremonies take place on Friday and feature cultural festivities including a Lion Dance prior to the races beginning. Please note that the location has changed to Telford Lake in Leduc due to high water levels.
Reel Family Cinema (August 18th at 12pm at Garneau Theatre) – Enjoy a traditional family Saturday afternoon matinee movie this Saturday by taking your children to see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Children under the age of 12 get in free!
Edmonton Latin Festival (August 18th – 19th at Churchill Square) – Take part in this free family event that celebrates Latin culture and features live music, dancers, arts & crafts, food pavilions and a kids corner.
Toonie Carnival (August 18th from 11am-4pm at South Terwillegar Park) – Be sure to check out the Toonie Carnival that will be featuring tethered hot air balloon rides, a bouncy house, face painting, crafts and more! All proceeds go towards South Terwillegar Spray Park and Playground Build.
Corn Roast and Kids Carnival (August 18th from 12pm-6pm in Spruce Grove) – Bring your children to this Kids Carnival featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games, balloon artists and more.
Tuesday Zoo Days on the Square (August 21st from 11am-2pm at Sir Winston Churchill Square) - Enjoy this free event where your children can interact with and be entertained by a variety of animals brought by Zoo2You.
Play Day (August 22nd in Sherwood Park) – Get your kids active in this day of free play. Activities include traditional play such as fort building, playing in the sand and others.
Family Nature Night (August 22nd from 6:30pm – 8pm in Whitemud Creek Ravine) – Every Wednesday night until August 29th, take part in a free Family Nature Night where you will explore nature and maybe even learn a thing or two about our natural environment.
If you’re still looking for things to do, check out some of our regular listings:
See a movie with your newborn/infant in a baby-friendly environment with the Stars & Strollers features (held in Edmonton on Wednesdays & Thursdays). Also be sure to check out Cineplex Family Favourites where you can see favourite family movies (this week is Mouse Hunt) every Saturday morning for $2.50/ticket at select theatres.
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