Labour Day Weekend Events in Edmonton

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Published Aug 25, 2014

The end of summer is near, but go out with a bang! Here's the top Labour Day weekend events in Edmonton and area, all completely kid-friendly!

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The final weekend of summer vacation is near! Before the kids head back to school, try to soak in some family time and head to some of these fantastic events.

Alright Edmontonians, here's your top 8 Labour Day weekend events in Edmonton for families:

Disney in Concert

Sir Winston Churchill Square
Saturday August 30th at 8pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for their special performance, Disney in Concert. The FREE concert will feature a cast of four vocalists for a very special concert of Disney’s most famous movie scores ever – Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, The Lion King and the Oscar®-winning song "Let It Go" from Disney’s latest hit movie Frozen. Clips from the movies and storyboard art will be displayed on-screen. Be sure to get dressed as your favourite Disney character!

Kids Zone at the 2014 World Triathlon Grand Final

William Hawrelak Park
Friday- Sunday August 29th-31st from 10am- 7pm
Monday September 1st from 10am- 4pm

Kid Zone, sponsored by TransCanada Corp, will offer a variety of fun activities for kids ages 5-13 like themed crafts, activity booklets, mini triathlon race, face painting, bouncy castles, and more! The theme of the Kids Zone is living a healthy and active lifestyle. Please note that adult supervision is required!

Bobs & Lolo Perform at Pathway Party

Gilmore Park
Sunday August 31st from 12pm- 5pm

The popular Bobs & Lolo as seen on TreeHouse TV will be the entertainment at this fun family event! Pathway Party celebrates Phase 2 construction being complete at Gilmore Park, and there will be free activities for kids, food and drink available, bike decorating, and a bike parade!

RCMP Musical Ride

Whitemud Equine Centre
Saturday August 30th at 5pm & Sunday August 31st at Noon

WELCA will be presenting the world famous RCMP Musical Ride at the show grounds this weekend. A colourful tradition and ceremony, this gives Canadians the opportunity to experience part of our heritage and national identity. Dressed in their scarlet uniforms and on horse, RCMP officers perform various formations alongside music. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time to avoid missing out.

Harvest Fair

Fort Edmonton Park
Saturday August 30th - Monday September 1st from 10am- 6pm

It's harvest time! Celebrate Edmonton's rich agriculture like the old days and experience food through the ages at Fort Edmonton Park's Harvest Fair. You'll also get the chance to learn heritage skills like weaving, quilting, wood carving, trapping, baking, and play some good old-fashioned games, square dancing, listening to live fold music, and more!

Symphony Under the Sky

William Hawrelak Park
Friday August 29th at 7pm

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Under the Sky brings the summer festival season to a close. Come enjoy the idyllic surroundings of Edmonton’s river valley and the sounds of your ESO in Hawrelak Park’s Heritage Amphitheatre. They're having a busy weekend!

Corn Festival

Prairie Gardens
Saturday August 30th- Monday September 1st from 9am- 6pm

Come celebrate the “season of corn” at Corn Fest over the Labour Day Weekend! This corn festival is a family event with a cornucopia of corny activities including corn eating contests, corn mazes, face painting, corny jokes, veggie art and more. The festival features the Minotaur and Mindbender Kids Corn Mazes, folk music, and hands-on corn doll craft activities for children.

Sheep Leaving Parade and Picnic in the Park

Fort Saskatchewan
Monday September 1st at 11:30am

One sure sign that summer is coming to an end is the departure of the sheep that call Fort Saskatchewan home each summer. Everyone is invited to join in the annual Sheep Leaving Parade where the sheep will make their traditional walk from Legacy Park through downtown and ending up at the Fort Saskatchewan Museum & Historic Site. It is the final farewell to the sheep until next spring!

Other Great Ongoing Activities

Edmonton Corn Maze

Every Day from 10am- 8pm

Visit Edmonton’s original corn maze where our huge, mind-bending corn maze will keep you guessing! Each year we unveil a new and exciting maze design and look forward to getting thousands of visitors lost. Also at the maze! A massive jumping pillow (both an exciting and bouncy addition to your visit), a farm yard with various activities and friendly goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and calf ready to interact with visitors.

Daily Presentations at Marine Life

Marine Life at West Edmonton Mall
Every Day from 11am- 6pm

Step on down to Sea Life Caverns, an underground aquarium home to more than 100 species of colourful fish, sharks, reptiles, sea turtles, amphibians, penguins, and more. Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures through interactive exhibits and daily live presentations. See a list of the daily live presentations at so you don't miss your favourite!

Activities at Edmonton Public Libraries

Various Branches (see details)
Various Times (see details)

Your local library always has fun activities for the kids happening, from story time, to arts and crafts, to guest speakers, and more! For a list of events, visit our List of Library Activities.

Telus World of Science

Every Day from 10am-5pm

There are exciting exhibits at Telus World of Science open daily, and special events that come from time to time. Click the link for a list of events, which is always being updated with current exhibits and upcoming events!

Are you ready for back to school?

If you're in search of some great afterschool activities for your little one, head to ChatterBlock's Camps & Classes section to find great classes being offered in Edmonton!

Written by Joelle Blaikie

Trying to make lives easier one parent at a time.

Joelle is the Product Manager at ChatterBlock and is eager to share interesting stories, upcoming events, and fun ideas to do with your kids & family. Passionate about her community, avid traveler, and proud auntie.

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