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!

Flying Canoë Volant
January 31 – February 3 | Inspired from the legend of The Flying Canoe, the Flying Canoë Volant is a creative and interactive cultural event that 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 Ecole Rutherford School. PLUS don’t miss as a spectacular drone show lights up the skies on Friday and Saturday night!

Giants in the Mist at the Muttart Conservatory
February 1-26 | Journey back in time with the newest feature pyramid! Dino lovers of all ages will love discovering an array of prehistoric creatures and larger-than-life insects lurking in the magical mist and lush tropical foliage. Keep your eyes peeled in each pyramid for even more hidden Jurassic surprises!

Unofficial Galaxies Star Wars Showcase at Southgate Centre
February 1-26 | Visit Southgate Centre to see one of the world’s largest private collections of Star Wars memorabilia! This impressive display includes over 134 exhibits and 22 scenes.

Winter Wagon Rides at Fort Edmonton Park
February 1, 3, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 23, 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!

Songs My Mother Never Sung Me at the Arden Theatre
February 3 | Songs My Mother Never Sung Me is humorous and heart-filled, based on playwright and composer Dave Clarke’s own life experiences growing up as a child navigating through the hearing world with deaf parents. This touching musical piece is perfect for families, exploring the relationship mother and child as they discover unique ways to communicate with each other.

Kidding Around with Rapid Fire Theatre
Saturdays | Kids can experience all the fun of Improv comedy with Rapid Fire Theatre’s show Kidding Around on Saturday afternoons. It is never the same show twice with the performers creating the entire show from their top of their heads, along with a few suggestions from the audience!

Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema
Saturdays | 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 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971), The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hook, and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

Snowshoe & Stargaze at Elk Island National Park
February 3, 10 & 17 |
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.

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Spend quality time together with the ones you love this Valentine’s Day! The holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, so most of the Valentine’s Day Events in our guide fall on the weekend leading up to February 14, 2024.

Peppa’s Cinema Party at Cineplex
February 10 & 11 | Celebrate Peppa Pig’s 20th anniversary with an EPIC Cinema Party at Cineplex Theatres on February 10 & 11! Everyone is invited to sing and dance along as you enjoy 10 never-before-seen Peppa Pig episodes on the big screen, including all-new songs and fun interactive entertainment shorts.

Sweet Treats & Latte Festival
February 10-25 |
Warm up with a featured sweet treat or coffee from your favourite Old Strathcona businesses, then vote online for your festival favourite.

International Festival of Winter Cinema
February 9-18 | The 2024 festival promises a snowload of excitement during 10 full days of winter-themed films and art installations. Pack your chairs and blankets and cozy up in the one-of-a-kind snow theatre to join in the celebration of winter, mountain sports, polar, indigenous, and local films. Where else can you gather around the fire and watch a movie in the park on a screen made of snow?

Silver Skate Festival
February 9-19 | Bundle up and take part in Edmonton’s longest-running outdoor winter festival! Celebrate your love of the outdoors with snow sculptures, fire sculptures, recreation zone activities, folk stories,  and more. Don’t miss the free fun in the Recreation Zone, the impressive snow and fire sculptures, fantastical tales along the Folk Trail, or skating on the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park outdoor rink!

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ULTIMATE Guide to Family Day Weekend in Edmonton!

February 16-19 | Plan to spend the long weekend enjoying time with your family at one or several of these great Family Day events in Edmonton and area. There’s plenty of fun to be found on our 2024 guide to the Best Family Day Events in Edmonton!

Immersive Disney Animation at the Edmonton EXPO Centre
February 15 – April 28 | Step inside the artistry and magic of your favourite Disney films with Immersive Disney Animation. Book your tickets to take an interactive journey inside some of the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, including songs, scenes, and all your favourite characters like you’ve never seen them before!

Matilda JR. at Festival Place
February 16-19 | Roald Dahl’s classic underdog tale is brought to the stage as extraordinary Matilda as she learns to channel her psychokinetic powers and finds the courage to rebel against the cruel adults that surround her. The only thing missing from this sensory-filled experience from The Festival Players for Kids will be a taste of Miss Trunchbull’s chocolate cake!

UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships and YEG Ice Fest
February 16-19 | Come cheer on the world championship competitors and take part in fun winter recreation activities like ice climbing clinics, fat biking, ice block pulls, a winter play zone for kids, skating, live entertainment, a vendor village, and more!

Gershwin’s Magic Key with ESO & Classical Kids Live!
February 17 | Make plans to get lost in the music on Family Day weekend as ESO Resident Conductor Cosette Justo Valdés will Strike Up The Band for Gershwin’s Magic Key! Join the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra & Classic Kids Live! on Saturday to discover the music of legendary composer George Gershwin during this captivating theatrical symphony event.

Jubilations Junior: The Guardians of the Majesty
February 17, 19 & 24 |
Hit play on the mixed tape and come sing and dance along with this zany mash-up between your favorite space travelers and the Ice Queen!. 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 laughter!

Winter City Weekends at City Hall
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday |
Hit the City Hall Plaza ice this winter to skate along to live DJ’s during Ice Grooves on Friday and Saturday Night, enjoy the all-new Kidz in the Hall programming on Saturday afternoon, or dance & skate along to the live music at Swing n’ Skate on Sunday afternoon! Don’t have your own skates? Enjoy free skate rentals during these free events put on by Edmonton Arts Council.

Drop-In Winter Recreation with the City of Edmonton
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday | 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.

Mazes & Brain Games at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
All Month Long | Your brain and body are in for a fun workout with over 60 puzzling experiences to discover in this colourful and interactive exhibit! Make plans to see it before it closes on March 3, 2024. Included with admission.

Outdoor Ice Skating GuideEnjoy Outdoor Skating in Edmonton & Area
Throughout February | 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!

Edmonton Ski Hill Deals 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!

Snow TubingTry 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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