October at last! From giving thanks to tricks and treats, this is a month full of opportunities for family fun and memory making! Want to know what’s happening this month? Read on for our top picks for Family Fun Events in Edmonton in October! Craving more? Use the Family Fun Edmonton calendar to find every event for every day of the month!
APEGA Rock and Fossil Clinic
October 1 | Join in the fun in the morning from your home computer, then join in an in-person rock finding adventure in the afternoon. There’s even a Geoscience-themed scavenger hunt (GeoHunt) with some great prizes to be won!
See the Toronto Raptors Play in Edmonton
October 2 | As part of the 2022 Canada Series, the Raptors will faceoff against the Utah Jazz for exciting preseason action right here at Rogers Place.
University of Alberta Botanic Garden
Daily until October 1o | Enjoy FREE child’s admission at the Botanical Gardens in October. Take your family for a stroll through nature and enjoy all the fall colours – you can even bring your furry family members during Dog Days October 1-1o, 2022!
Vegreville Corn Maze
October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 | There’s a ton to see and do at the Vegreville Corn Maze including petting zoos, pony rides, a bouncy castle, crafts and a concession.
Fall Drop-In Fun with the City of Edmonton Play Rangers
Every Saturday | Join specially trained program leaders in local parks for outdoor adventures including playground games, orienteering, scavenger hunts, shelter building, snowshoeing and fire building!
Shumka On Tour
October 7 | Enjoy the athleticism and artistry of Shumka on Tour at the Northern Alberta Auditorium. The word Shumka means “whirlwind” and perfectly encaptures the energetic and emotional spirit of this Ukrainian Canadian style of dance.
Beatles Back in Time at Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Wednesday through Saturday Until October 30 | The Beatles are about to hit the stage at the Cavern Club and you are invited to be there for the history changing show! Your ticket includes a two act musical production, costumed servers, and a delicious meal.
Pumpkins After Dark
All Month | Canada’s award-winning Halloween event has arrived in Edmonton with 6,000+ hand carved pumpkins arranged in stunning sculptures displays throughout Borden Park.
Pumpkin Harvest Fun at Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm
All Month Long | Come get lost in the corn maze, meet some adorable farm animals, play games, and get ready for the spooky season by picking out your own unique pumpkin from the pumpkin patch!
Pizza Pigout Drive-In
October 7 | Enjoy watching The Bad Guys on the big screen while having delicious pizza from over 40 different Edmonton pizzeria’s delivered straight to your vehicle. Then vote for your favorite pizza in 7 different categories.
ESO Presents The Music of Star Wars
October 7 & 8 | Embark on a musical journey to a galaxy far, far away during with the Oscar-winning music of John Williams and Michael Giacchino.
Home Depot Kids Workshop
October 15 | Register your 5-12 year old to build a Fire Rescue Boat at your nearest Home Depot store. All materials and tools are provided!
Alberta Prairie Railway Pumpkin Fest
October 15 | Head out to Stettler and hop aboard Alberta Prairie Railway to enjoy an authentic train ride that leads to fun-filled activities including a petting zoo, barrel train rides, and picking out your own pumpkin to bring home from the patch!
Spooky Skate-a-cular Family Fun Skate at Leduc Rec Centre
October 21 | Enjoy music, activities, prizes, games, and extra fun with your regular daily admission during the monthly themed Family Fun Skate.
Symphony for Kids: The Composer is Here
October 23 | The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Symphony for Kids series is the perfect way to introduce the sights, sounds and excitement of fabulous live music to your children.
The Wiggles Big Show Tour
October 25 | Get your dancing feet and clapping hands ready as The Wiggles bring their high energy back to the Edmonton EXPO Centre during the Big Show Tour!
Gateway to the Stars at Elk Island Park
Fridays & Saturdays Until October 22 | Crisp, cool fall evenings are perfect for stargazing! Register in advance, then head out of the city to Elk Island Park for one of the best night sky views around!
Axis Theatre’s production of Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish
October 30 | The whole family will enjoy this tale of how Raven, Bear, and Sasquatch work together to trick a hungry spirit to save Mouse and their family. Showing as part of the Arden Theatre’s Family Series.
We all know Halloween is the highlight of October, so we have compiled all the best haunted houses and pumpkin parties in our Spooktacular Halloween Events Guide. We have fun events for the whole family – even some terrifying thrills for the older kids!
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