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.
Little Monster’s Swap Meet (Saturday, August 25th from 11am-3pm in Spruce Grove) - This is a hugely popular (and huge in general) sale for fabulous new and gently used children’s and baby items. Be sure to get there early as there are usually line-ups!
Field to Table: A Horticultural Extravaganza (Saturday, August 25th at Fort Edmonton Park) – Enjoy live music and games but also learn about the steps it takes to take things we take for granted (such as yarn and food) from their natural state to the state we’re familiar with.
Animal Enrichment Day: A Look into Creature Comforts! (Sunday, August 26th from 12pm-4pm at Edmonton Valley Zoo) – Learn about the “creature comforts” needed to help animals to thrive. Learn through crafts & learning sessions, get an airbrushed tattoo, get your picture taken in a photo booth and take part in other fun activities.
Playtime Presents Cookie Decorating Party (Tuesday, August 28th from 10am-12pm at West Edmonton Mall) – The first 100 children to arrive get to participate in a cookie decorating party with help from Cakes by Candace!
Tuesday Zoo Days on the Square (Tuesday, August 28th 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.
Family Nature Night (Wednesday, August 29th from 6:30pm – 8pm in Rio Park/Patricia Heights Ravine) – Take part in the final free Family Nature Night where you will explore nature and maybe even learn a thing or two about our natural environment. The night’s theme is bats!
Free Admission to the AGA (last Thursday of every month from 6pm-9pm) – Take advantage of the free admission nights each month to introduce or re-introduce your family to all that the Art Gallery of Alberta has to offer!
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 Night At The Museum) Saturday mornings for $2.50/ticket at select theatres.
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Times, locations and details are subject to change. Please ensure that you confirm details with event organizers/websites prior to attending.