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Ahhhh, August! It’s the month we all want to last at least twice as long as it really does. Hang on to every last moment of summer by enjoying plenty of family fun! We’ve picked a mere sampling of the family fun events in Edmonton in August – to see everything this month has to offer, head over to the Family Fun Edmonton calendar!
Circus Osorio Circus (August 1 to 12) – American Crown Circus brings it’s renowned Circus Osorio Circus to St. Albert and Edmonton with shows over 10 days! Talented human performers (no animals) will WOW you, and one child, 10 and under, gets FREE admission with every general admission ticket purchased!
Edmonton Heritage Festival (August 3 to 5) – Celebrate the many cultures that make Edmonton so special! Enjoy 70 pavilions representing 100 countries and cultures and enjoy music, dance, entertainment, and of course, FOOD!
Fairy Berry Festival (August 3 to 5) – The fairy berries are said to be the sweetest of the strawberry season. Celebrate them, along with all the great things we grow, at this weekend-long fun-fest at Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm!
Zoo Tunes (August 6 & 20) – The Edmonton Valley Zoo is open until 8 pm every Tuesday in August, but on two of those nights you can also enjoy open air concerts at the Zoo’s amphitheatre!
Edmonton Folk Music Festival (August 8 to 11) – Enjoy this weekend of music in the heart of the city! Kids 11 and under get in free with their adult!
Cariwest Fest (August 9 to 11) – Let the rhythm get you at this vibrant and colourful festival in which Caribbean Canadians share their music, cuisine and carnival culture!
Perseids Pyjama Party (August 9) – Escape the bright lights of the big city and see the stars from one of our area’s most spectacular natural venues out in the county – the U of A Botanic Garden!
Fringe! (August 15 to 25) – Enjoy all the fun of this internationally-acclaimed theatre festival and don’t miss Kids Fringe, a special section just for kids that operates August 16 to 25!
Edmonton Airshow (August 17 & 18) – Prepare to be wowed by the feats of aeronautics as these talented performer-pilots take to the sky above the Villeneuve Airport!
YEGO the LEGO Festival (August 17 & 18) – Calling all LEGO lovers – this one’s for you! Check out amazing creations and take part in building competitions at this free event at Mill Woods Town Centre!
Alberta Open Farm Days (August 17 & 18) – Meet your rural neighbours, learn about farming operations, and enjoy some of the freshest food you can find in our province!
Harry Potter Movie Marathon (August 22 to September 1) – Experience all 8 movies in the Harry Potter series on Alberta’s largest theatre screen, the IMAX theatre at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton!
Edmonton Corn Maze (All month long) – Explore the maze, enjoy the other family friendly activities (jumpy pillows, anyone???) and shop the garden market at the Edmonton Corn Maze!
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Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.