Edmonton & Area Events

activity appJune Events

Paddle Boating
Where: William Hawrelak Park
When: 12pm-8pm
Cost: $6/person for 20 minute ride, $10/person for 40 minute ride

Feed Ducks
a.    Where: William Hawrelak Park
b.    When: 8am-11pm
c.    Cost: Money for bread

Zumba
Where: Churchill Square
When: 12pm-1pm Monday and Friday
Cost: Free
 
Outdoor Yoga
Where: Churchill Square
When: 1230pm-130pm Tuesday and Thursday
Cost: Free

Lightsaber Training
Where: Churchill Square
When: 7pm-745pm for kids, 7pm-8pm for adults Wednesday
Cost: Free

CypherWild with Creeasian-breakdancing, live street art and mc battles
Where: Churchill Square
When: 6pm-9pm Thursday
Cost: Free
 
Listen to Local Musicians
Where: Churchill Square
When: 1130am-130pm Thursday
Cost: Free

Water polo Lesson for kids 4-13 yrs old
Where: O’leary Pool 8804 132 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5E 0X9
When: June 27
Cost: Free

FootGolf (golf played with soccer ball)
What: Think you have got what it takes to beat a Pro? Come on down and see if your kick can beat our FC Edmonton Pro’s! Don’t have a killer kick? No problem! Come down and meet some of your favorite FC Edmonton players for a photo opportunity and a chance to score a VIP experience with your friends.
When: Friday June 3 5pm to 7pm
Where: Rundle Golf Course 2902 118 Avenue, Edmonton
Cost: FREE

Summer Activities

Carnivals
Carnivals are one of those delights of summer that come with childhood. Remember driving by a mall parking lot or carnival when you were a child, only to realize that was your destination, and you were in for an evening of fun? Mini donuts, that giant slide that makes your stomach feel as if it comes up into your throat and deep fried oreos. Bracelets for unlimited rides, staying up past your bedtime and running along to the next ride with your friends. Those are the core of childhood summer memories.

Wildrose Shows
Where: Abbotsfield Mall
When: April 28 – May 1

Wildrose Shows
Where: St Albert Mall
When: May 9 – 15

Wildrose Shows
Where: Millwoods Towne Centre
When: May 16 – 22

Edmonton’s Food Truck Extravaganza!
What the Truck?! is a celebration of food trucks and food truck culture in Edmonton! With creative chefs, tasty food, vibrant, accessible and pedestrian-friendly events, we’re helping to make Edmonton even more awesome. http://www.whatthetruck.ca

Saturday May 28 & Sunday May 29, 3:00pm – 8:00pm at Northlands Park

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*