Edmonton & Area Events

activity appJuly Events

Neighborhood Family Fun & Historical Tour
Cost: Free
What: historical tour event with costumes and characters
Where: Knox Evangelical Free Church
When: July 2

Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Selection Trials
Cost:  Kids – Free , Adult one day pass – $19.05
What: Rio 2016 selection trials
Where: Foote Field
When: July 7-10

Track Town Classic
Cost: Kids (15 and younger) – Free , Adult one day pass – $19.05
What: Canada’s best athletes compete against worlds best athletes, this event is ranked as a top 30 meet in the world
Where: Foote Field
When: July 15

Edmonton Street Performers
Cost: Free (tips encouraged)
What: watch various street performances
Where: Churchill Square
When: July 8-18

YEG Market
Cost: Free (bring pocket money if you want to buy anything)
What: Farmers Market, place for small businesses to sell their products
Where: 152 Street & Stony Plain Road
When: every Friday between May 27-September 16

Century Park Farmers Market
Cost: Free (bring pocket money if you want to buy anything)
What: Farmers Markey, place for small businesses to sell their products
Where: 2423 111 Street (10am-3pm)
When: July 10, 17 & 24 from 10am-3pm

Market at the Zoo
Cost: Free (not admission to the Zoo just the market in front) (bring pocket money if you want to buy anything)
What: Craft show/farmers market
Where: Entry Plaza of the Edmonton Zoo
When: every Tuesday from July 5- August 30 from 2pm-8pm

Edmonton Turkish Festival
Cost: Free
What: Festival promoting Turkish Culture
Where: Dr. Wilbert McIntrye Park 8303 104 Street
When: July 16-17

City Market
Cost: Free (bring pocket money if you want to buy anything)
What: Farmers Markey, place for small businesses to sell their products
Where: 104 Street & Jasper Ave
When: July 23 from 9am-3pm

Servus Community Access Night
Cost: Free
What: free admission to Art Gallery of Alberta
Where: Alberta Art Gallery
When: July 28 from 6pm-9pm

Taste of Edmonton
Cost: Free (bring money for food)
What: different restaurants come together and show off best dishes to the public
Where: City Hall & Churchill Square
When: July 21-30

Tour of Winspear Centre
Cost: Free
What: Guided tour of Winspear Centre and instrument petting zoo
Where: Winspear Centre
When: July 6 from 12:15 to 1:15

Explore Downtown Edmonton  
Cost: Free
What: walking tour of Edmonton’s landmarks
Where: Pocket-park next to “Evoolution” on 104 Street & Jasper Ave
When: June 16-August 19 Monday-Thursday 1 PM, Friday 10PM

Explore Alberta Legislature
Cost: Free
What: Guided tour of the legislature
Where: west entrance of the legislature in lower Rotunda
When: June 1-August 31 Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm

K-Days Parade
Cost: Free
What: watch parade of floats and preformances
Where: Downtown
When: July 22 @ 10 AM

Servus Heritage Festival  
Cost: Free
What: festival that showcases Canada’s multicultural heritage
Where: William Hawrelak Park
When: July 30

RASC Observatory
Cost: Free
What: view sun, moon, stars and planets through telescopes
Where: TELUS World of Science
When: July-August 1PM-5PM & 630PM-10PM

Sourdough Raft Race
Cost: Free
What: Watch rafts launch at Terwillegar Park and cheer on participant
Where: Terwillegar Park
When: July 23 @ 12 PM

Outdoor Movie Night: The Force Awakens
Cost: Free
What: outdoor movie: The Force Awakens
Where: Terwillegar Park
When: July 9 @ 10PM

Get $5 Games of Laser Tag All Summer Long at Laser City
For an activity that’s going to get you moving through the summer, on the days you want to spend some time indoors – you can enjoy $5 games of laser tag all summer long at Laser City. Get on the gear and run around, in a game suited for kids 6+.
Drop in Hours: Drop in for a game for a game of laser tag, Tuesday to Friday between 1-9 and Saturdays between 11-9 or call ahead and book a time to make sure that there’s enough space for everyone.
Where: Find Laser City at 10010 107A Avenue, in the same building at Edmonton Paintball. There’s convenient parking on the back side of the building, and plenty of places to grab lunch or dinner after you’ve worked up an appetite playing laser tag.
Details: http://www.lasercity.ca/

Kid Friendly Bike Trails courtesy of Raising Edmonton
Strathcona Science Park | Strathcona Science Park is a favourite because of the multiple options you’ve got when you’re biking with the kids. You can stick to the gravel road, trails or even single track for kids more experienced in cycling. This one’s best to skip for children still on training wheels, they’ll get frustrated on the gravel and paths. Our favourite part? The fantastic (but short) boardwalk to bike through, and hills to fly downwards on for more experienced child riders. Trail.

Rundle Park | At Rundle Park, you’ve got the option to stick to the trails in the park (paved for younger children) with close proximity to washrooms and the playground, or keep cycling to adjoining parks, or even down to the river on trails for older kids or kids more adept at cycling on single trail paths. Paved, trail.

Rutherford Rd | This one’s a short one, a small ‘urban forest’ kind of area where kids can get the knack of riding on trails, and you can cross the road and find more paved trails to explore the community. Park around the Averton Homes building at 1304 Rutherford Road, and you’ll find lots to explore. Paved, trail.

Devon Bike Park | Okay, technically not a trail or bike ride – but the kids are going to love this one, regardless of their skill level. It’s going to give them the chance to explore, to get out of their comfort zone and work on some of the technical skills that come with biking. The Bike Park is located in the South end of Voyageur Park, in Devon. Trails, course.

Borden Park | With tons of greenspace, lots to stop and see like great playgrounds, fountains and sculptures throughout the park, Borden Park is a great choice for the littlest of kids on training wheels because of the easy, flat, cement paths. Paved.

Broadmoor Lake | Paved trails, access to the best slide of any playground in Edmonton area, and a big loop around that’s filled with other families, Broadmoor Lake is perfect for those kids just getting used to their wheels. Paved.

Victoria Park Area | Head over to Victoria Park, park in the parking lot and then get out the bikes. Cross the road and decide left or right with a bike ride on paved paths that’s filled with great views and different places to go and explore, with easy access to downtown fun. Paved.

Elk Island Park | Paths and boardwalks with the chance to see Bison while you’re biking, this one is best left for kids off of training wheels – because it would be difficult terrain, but you could put the younger ones in a trailer and haul them along for the ride. If you’re in search of summer and spring adventures, this ride should be on your list. We’ve done four of the easy trails for the kids, and the wildlife makes this one a favourite.

Festivals

Festival

Location

Date

Improvaganza

Edmonton

June 15 – June 25, 2016

The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival

Beaumont

June 17 – June 19, 2016

Summer Solstice Music Festival

Edmonton

June 17 – June 20, 2016

Porkapalooza

Edmonton

June 17 – June 19, 2016

Edmonton International Jazz Festival

Edmonton

June 18 – June 27, 2016

Freewill Shakespeare Festival

Edmonton

June 21 – July 17, 2016

The Works Art and Design Festival

Edmonton

June 23 – July 5, 2016

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

Edmonton

July 8 – July 17, 2016

A Taste of Edmonton

Edmonton

July 21 – July 30, 2016

Edmonton’s K Days

Edmonton

July 22 – July 31, 2016

Interstellar Rodeo

Edmonton

July 22 – July 24, 2016

Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival

Stony Plain

July 29 – July 31, 2016

Servus Heritage Festival

Edmonton

July 30 – August 1, 2016

Rock’n August

St. Albert

August 2 – August 6, 2016

Edmonton Folk Fest

Edmonton

August 4 – August 7, 2016

Cariwest – Edmonton’s Caribbean Arts Festival

Edmonton

August 7 – August 9, 2016

Edmonton Fringe Festival

Edmonton

August 11 – August 21, 2016

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival

Edmonton

August 12 – August 14, 2016

Edmonton Rock Music Festival

Edmonton

August 12 – August 13, 2016

Edmonton Blues Festival

Edmonton

August 19 – August 21, 2016

*Please note this page is updated on a monthly basis*