{Weekends in Edmonton} May 12 to 14

Looking for something to do this weekend?! Look no further…

Wildrose Carnival

The Wildrose Carnival is back and is fun for the whole family!

When: March 12 to 14

Where: St. Albert Centre

Cost: Varies ($1 to $55 depending on number of tickets)

Get Ready in the Park

Get Ready in the Park offers more than 50 groups from Edmonton’s emergency response community showcasing their vehicles, equipment, and technical capabilities. Learn how to be safe around high-voltage power lines, how to prevent your home from flooding and what to put in your emergency preparedness kit.

When: March 13 | 10 am to 4 pm
Where: William Hawrelak Park
Cost: FREE

Watch me Grow – Circus Day

This family-friendly event will have activities, games, a photo booth and concession; find the details here!

When: May 13 | 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Family Connections Centre, Stony Plain
Cost: FREE

Drive4 Edmonton’s Food Bank

Support the Edmonton Food Bank and have your vehicle washed all at once! Volunteers from the Edmonton Food Bank and Freedom Ford Staff will be washing vehicles by donation, with all proceeds benefiting the Food Bank. There will also be new Ford Vehicles available for a no-obligation test drive and the best part?! Ford will donate $20 to the Edmonton Food Bank for every test drive taken.

When: March 13 | 10 am to 3:30 pm
Where: 11508 120 Street
Cost: By donation

Edmonton Public Library

The Edmonton Public Library offers a variety of activities suitable for the whole family at each branch but they also have extra special activities happening daily and you can find what is happening near you here.

When: Ongoing
Where: All locations (Edmonton)
Cost: FREE

Build a Flower Planter

This week you can build a Flower Planter at your local Home Depot store; all of the supplies and step-by-step instructions will be provided.

When: May 13 | 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Home Depot Stores
Cost: FREE

Cineplex Family Favorites

Did you know that every Saturday there is a “Family Favorites” movie showing at various Cineplex Theatres; this week features: Heidi.

When: May 13 | 11 am
Where: Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park | Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas and VIP
Cost: $2.99

Star Wars May the 4th Celebration at Toys“R”Us!

Build a Mini LEGO® Princess Leia, the most iconic Princess in the entire galaxy and enjoy a scavenger hunt!

When: May 13 | 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Toys’R’Us Locations
Cost: FREE

Kids Club

This month, Micheals Canada stores invite your little ones to participate in an interactive workshop and this weekend features: Mothers Day Card.

: May 13 | 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Various Micheals Locations
Cost: $2

Ben Calf Robe Traditional Pow-Wow

The Pow-wow will feature a variety of dancers, drummers and craft and food vendors; find more details here.

When: May 13 | 1 pm to 10 pm
Where: 11000 Stadium Rd NW
Cost: FREE

ISTAR Family Fun Day

Did you know that over 300,000 Canadians are currently experiencing stuttering, and even more are dealing with speech issues? This FREE event can help you learn more about what stuttering is and how ISTAR can help, all while having fun! There will be cookie decorating, pictures with Princesses, interactive booths, prizes and more!

When: May 13 | 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Edmonton Mall, Centre Stage
Cost: FREE

Life and Leisure Family Expo

The Life and Leisure Family Expo is an annual event in Spruce Grove that offers fun for the whole family! There will be a Petting Zoo, Street Hockey, FMX Stunt Show, Outdoor Lazer Tag, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment, Carnival Games, a Waffle Challenge, Inflatable Playground and more!

When: May 13 | 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Spruce Grove
Cost: $25 per family OR $10 per Adult | $5 per child (2 and under are FREE)

Mother’s Day Brunch at Prairie Gardens

Head out to the Farm Saturday, May 13th or on Mothers’ Day – Sunday May 14th for a special brunch amongst the blossoms to celebrate Mom! Find the details here.

When: May 13 + 14
Where: Prairie Gardens
Cost: $29 Adults | $14.50 Children | Toddlers (2 & under) FREE


Mother’s Day at the Zoo

Celebrate Human and Animal Moms at the Zoo this Mother’s Day! There will be special treats for the animal Moms, and a beautiful Tulip Garden for the human Moms to enjoy. There will also be magic shows, airbrush tattoos, animal encounters, planting activities, live music and more.

When: May 14 | 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Cost: Regular Admission Applies

Rejuvenate: Mother’s Day @ Muttart

Make Mother’s Day special by bringing Mom down to the Muttart for an afternoon of love and attention. You can make a special keepsake, help her bring spring home by potting a plant, give her time to relax in one of the four pyramids and then take in a quick mini-massage with MaKami College!

When: May 14 | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Muttart Conservatory
Cost: Regular Admission Applies

Baby Can Boogie

Baby Can Boogie aims to help parents of young children get down with their bad selves again — you know, like you did before you had kids, but at a baby-friendly time and a baby-friendly place. That’s right y’all: we’ll play all your favourite pop and hip hop jams from yesterday and today (this is a Raffi-free zone) and you can dance it up with your littles and all your best party people.

When: May 14 | 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: La Cite Francophone
Cost: By donation (monetary or Formula /baby food for the Edmonton Food Bank)

Kid’s Day at the Movies

If you’re looking to take the Kids out on a Sunday, why not head to Landmark Cinemas. Every Sunday they offer a special Kid’s package that includes popcorn, drink, candy and admission for one low price.

When: May 14
Where: Edmonton City Centre + Spruce Grove
Cost: $12.49

John Walter Museum

Take a step back in time and see how John Walter (and the Strathcona community of Walterdale) lived from 1875 to 1920!

When: May 14 | 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Kinsmen Park
Cost: FREE

Mother’s Day Public Swim

The City of Fort Saskatchewan invites you to a public swim at Habour Pool, all Moms swim for free!

When: May 14 | 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: Free for Mom | Regular Admission Applies to everyone else

What the Truck?!

Start the 2017 food truck season with all of your favourite trucks down outside of Northlands Expo Centre on Sunday, May 14th from 12-7PM! With music and family-friendly beer gardens, treat Mum to lunch or dinner and a fun afternoon out, and be sure to check back for more details as we get closer to the big day.

When: May 14 | 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Northlands
Cost: Varies






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