6 free activities to do with your kids in Edmonton this August

We’re halfway through summer, and while the kids may feel that their holiday is flying by, you may not feel the same way. Keeping the kids entertained all summer long can be draining on both your body and your bank account. Here are 6 fun and completely free activities to do with your kids in and around Edmonton this month.

Heritage festival

Sample delicious food, enjoy performances, and learn from over 100 different cultures and countries. The Heritage Festival is three days of non-stop excitement with entertainment on more than 25 stages throughout the park.

When: Aug. 4 – 6

Where: Hawrelak Park

More information: https://www.heritagefest.ca/



Celebrate Edmonton’s beautiful North Saskatchewan River with a day of outdoor activities, entertainment and exhibitors.

When: Aug. 11, 10am – 4pm

Where: Laurier Park

More information: https://epcorriverfest.ca/locations/edmonton-event/


Edmonton Dragon boat festival

Between the ceremonies, races and vendors, there’s no shortage of things to see at the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival. Enjoy a competitive atmosphere and a celebration of history all weekend long.

When: Aug. 17 – 19

Where: Louise McKinney Riverfront Park

More information: https://edmontondragonboatfestival.ca/


Alberta open farm days

Alberta open farm days are an opportunity to learn from your local farmers and ranchers and better understand how your food is grown and cared for. Enjoy demonstrations, stories and culinary events at various farms around Alberta.

When: Aug. 18 & 19, 10am – 6pm

Where: Various farms

More information: http://albertafarmdays.ca/


Green shack programs

The city’s Green Shack programs are designed for kids ages 6 – 12. All programs are run by trained leaders and include games, sports, crafts, music, and much more.

When: July 3 – Aug. 23

Where: Various parks

More information: https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/green-shacks.aspx

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