10 Weekends, 20 Activities – A Guide to ‘Weekending’ in Edmonton This Summer with Kids

This summer we plan to have more adventures with the boys – exploring as much as we can, wherever and whenever we can. Summer can be expensive but we like to make the most of it because warm weather days tend to be so short here in Edmonton.

For the next ten weekends including August long, I have compiled twenty different activities to do with the whole family each weekend day.

Saturday June 3rd – Fly A Kite for YEG Kite Day to celebrate 100in1Day in Edmonton.

Sunday June 4 – Touch A Truck at Legacy Park in Ft Saskatchewan. This is a must go to event for little ones who love Trucks.

Saturday June 10 – Spend the day tubing with kids at Discovery Canyon. All you need is food, a tube for everyone and gas to get there and back (opening has been delayed, stay tuned!)

Sunday June 11 – Enjoy the first preseason game of football – Edmonton Eskimos vs. Calgary Stampeders 5PM start.

Saturday June 17 – From 1-4PM checkout The 4th Annual SUPER Magical FAMILY FUN DAY!  At Callingwood Market. It’s a FREE event but get there early.

Sunday June 18 – Father’s Day Brunch at The Royal Glenora Club – this is open to the public but tickets sell out quick. For another option, you can host a BBQ at home or at Hawrelak Park for Father’s Day!

Saturday June 24 – Enjoy a Day of Play at Martin Deerlinethis FREE event runs from 10AM-2PM

Sunday June 25 – Check out the Fifth Annual Block Party hosted by the Ronald McDonald House (RMHC). RSVP here. 

Saturday July 1 – Celebrate Canada 150 all day long in and around the city. Our favorite is watching the Canada Day Parade in Sherwood Park (10AM start), partaking in a few activities and exploring Broadmoor Lake Park, having a BBQ at home, taking a late nap, then catching the fireworks late in the evening.

Sunday July 2 – if you aren’t too tired after celebrating Canada’s 150th, checkout a local spray park or stay home and have the kids play with some Canada Day sensory bins that you can register to make here – spots are limited.

Saturday July 8 – Visit the Calgary Zoo, if it’s a rainy day checkout Telus Spark – there are so many things to play with and explore. Admission for children under three is free.

Sunday July 9 – Make a detour on the way back home and visit Granary Road Active Learning Park. We look forward to exploring this new gem in Alberta. Including the public market within.

Saturday July 15 – Prairie Gardens U-Pick is set to open this weekend. The kids will enjoy picking their own strawberries – $20 for 4L  and $15 for 1.5L. U-Pick starts at 10am, on a first come basis. Afterwards, head to Churchill Square and check out The Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival.

Sunday July 16 – Enjoy the 4th Annual “It Takes A Village” Family Picnic in the Park from 11AM-2PM. Tip: Arrive early because picnic tables go quickly. There is a ton of green space to have a picnic on the grass as well.

Saturday July 22 – Go on a day trip and enjoy tubing with the family at the Whitecourt River Slides. Bring your own tubes! Enjoy more fun and picnic at Rotary park nearby which has a spray park for the little ones to splash and play in afterwards.

Sunday July 23 – Grab some mini donuts and enjoy exploring the first weekend to kickoff K-Days. Tip: For our boys who cannot do full day outings at K-Days we usually visit twice – one day for the rides and fireworks (with an all day ride pass) and the other day exploring inside Northlands (purchase admission in advance to save a few dollars) and if you have extra to spend, go on a few more rides that the kids couldn’t get enough of during the first trip.

Saturday July 29 – Take the whole family and hit up Taste Of Edmonton for it’s last day in Edmonton.

Sunday July 30 – Enjoy a day trip at Sylvan Lake – checkout the Inflatable Aqua Splash Waterpark and treat everyone with some deliciousness at The Big Moo Ice Cream afterwards.

Saturday August 5 to Sunday August 6 – Kickoff August long weekend by going camping. Whether you are going to tent, take an RV, or comfort camp there are plenty of great local campgrounds less than two hours away from Edmonton. You can also checkout Parks Canada, to camp at a National Park like Elk Island (half an hour outside of the city). Start planning because reservations go quickly.

If you plan on staying in Edmonton, enjoy the long weekend by visiting Edmonton’s Heritage Days Festival in Hawrelak Park with the family. Runs from August 5-7th.













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