February – the month of love, snow, ice and Family Day! Be it warm or cold, February brings with it plenty of opportunities for outings for your whole crew. Read on for our top picks for Family Fun Events in Edmonton in February. Craving more? Use the Family Fun Edmonton events calendar to find every event for every day of the month!
Gaia at the Muttart Conservatory
February 1-26 | Plan your visit to marvel at the giant seven-metre 3-dimensional planet earth floating in the Feature Pyramid.
Flying Canoë Volant
February 1-4 | Inspired from the legend of The Flying Canoe, this unique festival celebrates French Canadian, First Nations and Métis traditions. Enjoy games, entertainment and activities in Edmonton’s French Quarter, walk the colorful illuminated trails in Millcreek Ravine, and check out the canoe races at the Edmonton Ski Club.
Magic & Madness with Chris Gowen
February 3, 10, 14, 17 & 24 | Enjoy watching the master of sleight-of-hand perform a Vegas-quality magic show in an intimate setting. Show is suitable for ages 8+.
Winter Wagon Rides at Fort Edmonton Park
February 4, 9, 18 & 24 | Take a horse-drawn Winter Wagon Ride through the historic streets of Fort Edmonton Park with hot chocolate and a warming bonfire to look forward to after the ride!
Snowshoe & Stargaze at Elk Island National Park
February 4, 11 & 18 | Strap on the provided snowshoes and join a friendly park interpreter for a guided hike to gaze upon the countless stars in Elk Island’s night sky.
Sweet Treats & Latte Festival
February 4-20 | Warm up with a featured sweet treat or coffee from your favourite Old Strathcona businesses, then vote online for your festival favourite.
Winter City Weekends at City Hall
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in February | The Edmonton Arts Council invites you to grab your skates and be part of Winter City Weekends at Churchill Square! Enjoy programming every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with some of Edmonton’s best musicians and DJs. Free skate rentals available.
Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema
Saturday’s in February | Enjoy a Saturday afternoon matinee together, with the added bonus of FREE admission for all kids age 12 and under. Film selections in February include Charlotte’s Web, Babe, Chicken Run, and Shaun the Sheep Movie.
Silver Skate Festival
February 10-20 | Celebrate your love of the outdoors with snow sculptures, live music, folk stories, and more. Don’t miss the free fun in the Recreation Zone, the impressive snow and fire sculptures, the fantastical tales along the Folk Trail, or skating on the city’s largest skating pond!
A Dinosaur Tale at Festival Place
February 10 | Go on a Jurassic adventure on Friday, February 10, 2023 when A Dinosaur Tale comes to Festival Place in Sherwood Park. Featuring a cast of larger-than-life prehistoric puppets, this zany stage production is guaranteed fun for dinosaur lovers of all ages!
Kids on Track Winter Carnival
February 11 | Enjoy an afternoon of free fun and treats including sledding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snow castle painting, kick-sledding, hot chocolate, maple syrup snow cones, and bannock over the fire. Registration required.
YEG Snow & Ice Fest
February 11 | Head to the urban ice climbing wall at Edmonton Ski Club to be part of the winter recreation fun at the second annual YEG Snow & Ice Fest. Event activities in 2022 included ice climbing clinics, the chance to try fat biking, a fun Kid’s Zone with obstacle course, plus Track ‘N Trail Fun Challenges like an ice block haul and snowball toss.
Skate ‘N’ Sleigh at Bonnie Doon Centre
February 12 | Grab your skates and head to the mall to enjoy skating on the outdoor rink, horse-drawn sleigh rides, fun with the Flying Canoe Voyageurs, and the opportunity to meet the Ice Queen and Spidey! This family-friendly event runs from 1-4 pm, weather permitting.
Drop-In Winter Recreation with the City of Edmonton
Friday, Saturday & Sunday’s | Join program leaders on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons for FREE recreational programming at Jackie Parker Park, William Hawrelak Park, Rundle Family Centre, Castle Downs, and Victoria Park. Programming includes snow fort building, snowshoeing, kick sledding, orienteering and hot chocolate by the fire.
Jubilation Junior Presents The Mighty Shrek
February 18, 20 & 24 | The Mighty Shrek, is roaring into Jubilations Junior Dinner Theatre this February, March & April for fairytale-inspired fun. This two-act musical production and dining experience is sure to be a hit with everyone, offering an afternoon of delicious food, catchy music, and ogre-sized laughter!
Beethoven Lives Upstairs featuring Classical Kids Live
February 18 | Join the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on Family Day weekend for a concert the whole family can enjoy! Introduce your children to the classical works of Beethoven through this fun tale set through the eyes 10 year old Christoph.
Mini Pop Kids Live! The Bright Lights Concert Tour
February 19 | Come sing, dance and POP to all your favorite song including hits by Lizzo, Justin Beiber, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo and more. Showcasing kid-friendly versions of all of the year’s biggest hits, plus a few blasts from the past, it is the perfect family concert experience.
Northern Lights Mini Golf Village
Wednesday through Sunday until February 28 |Cattail Crossing Golf & Winter Club is the place to be for outdoor family fun this winter! Come enjoy a round on the all new Northern Lights Mini golf course carved in the snow, see life-sized animal ice sculptures, skate, play jam pail curling, or book a family sleigh ride.
Enjoy Outdoor Skating in Edmonton & Area
Throughout January | Our Winter City is full of great locations to skate from neighbourhood rinks to unique experiences like ice trails. Find several great options in our Guide to Outdoor Ice Skating!
Get Out on the Slopes with Great Weekday Deals on Local Hills
All Month | Enjoying time on the ski hill with the family doesn’t have to break the bank. In Edmonton, we are blessed to have access to four fantastic local hills that make it easy to ski and snowboard any day of the week, while taking advantage of some great savings!
Try Snow Tubing in Edmonton
Throughout February | If your kids like tobogganing, they will love snow tubing down the ski hill! Visit our post to learn which of the three Edmonton ski hill locations will work best for your family.
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