This festival is packed, and one of the most fun. We attend every year and take part in the pancake breakfast, parade, and the bouncy castles and other activities outside, from games and bouncy castles, to plasma car races and vendors inside. There are many, many free activities that you can take part in throughout the day, and end it all with fireworks. Download the app to get your insider information about the events and fireworks in Sherwood Park.
Canada Day at the Zoo
With extras like a GIANT floor map, crafts, games and cupcakes for the kids attending the zoo on Canada Day, it’s the perfect time to cross the Valley Zoo off of your summer fun list. In addition to celebrating Canada Day, the holiday also marks the zoo’s 55th birthday – and you can celebrate with cupcakes. Get the details.
Canada Day at the Legislature
If you’re an early riser, you can take part in the Canada Day pancake breakfast, that starts at 7 am at the Legislature and continue through the day with stilt walkers, magicians and other family fun throughout the day, like crafts for kids. Get the details.
Canada Day at City Hall
City hall tours, music and entertainment and crafts for the kids put on by the Works are three of the reasons that you’re going to want to attend Canada Day celebrations at City Hall. Get the details.
Outdoor County Music Festival
Head to Leduc, where you can take part in a free outdoor country music festival, featuring Aaron Pritchett and Small Town Pistols. The concert starts at 4 pm with fireworks later that night, but if you’re out there early you can find family activities from 12-3 and a pancake breakfast at 7:30 am. Get the details.
Lighting up the High Level Bridge
At 11 pm, you can see something different than fireworks this year. History is going to be made by the lighting up of the High Level Bridge with more than 50,000 LED Lights. During the event, you can witness the Edmonton Symphony perform a powerful rendition of our anthem.
Fort Saskatchewan Canada Day Extravaganza
Head out to Fort Saskatchewan and get your face painted, or have some fun in the petting zoo in this all day long celebration. With the bouncy castles, you’ve got the perfect trio to any child’s perfect day out – don’t forget to dress in red and white! Get the details.
St Albert Canada Day Festivities
The Photo booth and inflatable obstacle course caught my attention with this festival, but mostly, I’m looking forward to sampling the food vendors and trucks that make their way to the event. While you’re there, you’ll find mini golf and stage entertainment all day long and fireworks at 11pm. Get the details.
Free Admission to the Art Gallery of Alberta
Prefer to celebrate Canada day indoors, surrounded by more than 50,000 pieces of art? It’s a good thing that admission to the Art Gallery of Alberta, is free all day on Canada Day. Get the details.
Celebrate Dominion Day at Fort Edmonton Park
Citizenship Ceremony anyone? Celebrate the old fashioned way at Fort Edmonton Park, if that’s more your thing, and enjoy the festivities while you’re there. Get the details.
Hay Rides in Mill Woods Park
Check out the Canada Day festivities at Mill Woods Park (and the fireworks later that night) to celebrate Canada. Children’s activities are slated to start around 1pm, so get there early and take in some of the fun in your own neighborhood. Get the details.
Get a $3 Pancake Breakfast in Spruce Grove
Available to the first 1,000 people at the event, the $3 pancake breakfast is an easy way to do it on Tuesday morning in Spruce Grove. With activities all day long, and fireworks to end the night, it’s a great way to get out into the community. Don’t forget, donations are being accepted for the Parkland Food Bank, on-site. Get the details.
Get $4 Admission + $4 Movies at TWOS
What a fantastic time to check out the Telus World of Science, if you don’t want to spend the day in the sun. Admission is only $4, and movies are $4 throughout the day, making it a perfect option for those older kids that might be over ‘kids festivals’. Fun fact: Did you know that the pricing is a throwback to 1984? Get the details.
Canada Day at Prarie Gardens
Can you believe we have never been to Prarie Gardens? Every time I tell someone about this, they kind of look at me strangely and tell me that I need to take the kids, now! Maybe this will be the year – There are free train rides, old time photo booth set-ups with props, petting zoos with goats, and a rope maze (all included with the price of admission). Get the details.
Heritage Chinatown Night Market
Starting at 4pm, you can enjoy food, performances, trinket sales, and an artists’ corner, and learn about the heritage of Chinatown South. This tops our list for fun things to do that night – we might see you there?