May – the grass is greening, the flowers blooming and the city is coming alive! May isn’t just beautiful – it’s tons of fun too! We’ve picked a mere sampling of the family fun events in Edmonton this month – to see everything May has to offer, head over to the Family Fun Edmonton calendar!
Callingwood Farmers’ Market
Opens May 1 | May means farmers’ market season is here! Head to Edmonton’s oldest and largest Sunday market, the Callingwood Farmers’ Market, to browse, shop and support your local producers and makers!
Watch Back Home Again on the IMAX at TELUS World of Science
May 3, 4 & 7 | Told through the eyes of the animal woodland residents of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, this film tells a tale of community resiliency after one of the the largest wildfire evacuations in Canadian history.
City of Edmonton Play Rangers
May 7, 14 & 21 | Join specially trained program leaders for outdoor activities and adventures every Saturday. Activities will include playground games, orienteering, scavenger hunts, shelter building and fire making!
Carnival at St. Albert Centre
May 6-8 | Wild Rose Shows Inc. carnival will be setting up it’s collection of almost 50 attractions at the Mall. Come enjoy rides, game and fair food.
Nature Connects Exhibit at the Edmonton Valley Zoo
Opens May 7 | The Nature Connects Exhibit is a series nature-inspired sculptures created entirely of Lego. Find them throughout the Edmonton Valley Zoo all summer long!
Spring Festival at Manchester Square
May 7 | Enjoy outdoor/indoor markets, fresh flower vendors, floral workshops, food trucks, door prizes, live music and a beer garden. For the kids, there will be face painting, Fairytale Princesses, a photo booth and scavenger hunt!
Enchanted Princess Ball
May 7 | This magic event will bring together 14 of your child’s favourite fairytale characters together for dancing, musical performances, royal treats and other activities!
Free Comic Book Day
May 7 | The first Saturday in May is FREE Comic Book Day! Click the link to find out where and when you can take advantage of this cool freebie!
Get Ready in the Park,
May 7 | Get behind the wheel of a fire truck and other emergency vehicles, meet and talk with emergency responders, and learn how to prepare for a variety of emergencies.
May 8 | Celebrate Mom with any of a number of special events – may we recommend the Mother’s Day Princess High Tea or celebrating with the day with animal mothers at the Edmonton Valley Zoo! See all the great Mother’s Day options HERE.
The Alberta Ballet presents Cinderella
May 12-14 | The fairytale classic Cinderella comes to life on stage with The Alberta Ballet.
Community Drive-In Movie Night with St. Albert Dodge
May 14 | Enjoy an outdoor cinema experience – choose from Sing 2 or Spiderman: No Way Home.
Edmonton Bike Swap
May 14 | Looking for a new ride? Have a bunch of old bikes cluttering the garage? Buy, sell or donate bikes at the Edmonton Bike Swap!
Bonnie Doon Centre’s Peace Train
May 15 | This exciting event will feature several family-friendly activities and help raise money in support of Fire Fighter Aid Ukraine. Enjoy rides on the trackless train, face painting, model train displays, draw prizes and more!
Stars on Ice
May 15 | See incredible artistry and athleticism on ice as top figure skaters, including local favourite Kaetlyn Osmond, hit Rogers Place for the annual Stars on Ice tour!
Family Fun Skate at Leduc Recreation Centre
May 20 | It is Superhero night! Enjoy music, activities, prizes, games during this family friendly skate.
Millwoods Summer Carnival
May 20-23 | Enjoy fair rides, games and food at this carnival at Millwoods Town Centre.
The Magical Music of Harry Potter
May 21-28 | The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra invites all muggles and wizards on a musical adventure through all eight film scores from the beloved film franchise.
UFest Edmonton Ukrainian Festival
May 27 & 28 | Come for the perogies, stay for all the fun! Everyone is invited to embrace Ukrainian culture at this two day event!
Block 50 Pet Fair
May 28 | Meet adorable adoptable animals from local animal rescues, shop the pet themed market, enjoy wildlife info sessions, a pet obstacle course, and dog trick presentations.
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