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100 THINGS TO DO IN EDMONTON & AREA – SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS + FAMILIES (UPDATED)

Did you know you can take surfing lessons and have a royal tea locally? What are walking with dinosaurs? Here are 100 things to do in Edmonton that are sure to bring your summer fun level straight up to ten.

1. Have a colored water fight. Everyone gets a white tee-shirt + a water gun filled with colored water (fun tip, use Koolaid) and whoever gets the most color on their opponents, wins!

2. Walk with the dinosaurs at Jurassic Forest

3. Try something that you’ve never eaten before at the Taste of Edmonton

4. Plan a road trip to go kid friendly tubing at Red Deer Discovery Canyon

5. Discover a new playground, on this list of Top Ten Edmonton Playgrounds

6. Check out one of these top Edmonton Spray Parks

7. Backyard fun: Occupy the kids with an easy Tin Foil River

8. Step back in time at Fort Edmonton Park – there’s new rides going in this year!

9. Slide on a 1,000 Foot Slip and Slide with Slide the City

10. Take the LRT on a downtown Adventure with a Rapid Transit Challenge

11. Get Entertained at the Street Performers Festival (July 3-12)

12. Watch an outdoor movie at Movies on the Square

13. Get half off of weekend morning admission to the Royal Alberta Museum

14. Bike through the River Valley and try this path at the Strathcona Science Park

15. Host a splatter party. Grab a few canvases, some great, bright colored paints (from the dollar store) and head outside to splatter against plastic table cloths to create some fun new art for the walls and a great idea for a simple summer birthday party.

16. Get out of town and visit the Vegreville Fair

17. Ride all Day at K Days (Buy passes early to save the most)

18. Get free admission to the Art Gallery of Alberta (The last Thursday of the Month)

19. Road trip to Calaway Park – or check your local Mall for a parking lot fair

20. Check out a free dance class at your local Ivivva store

21. Get lunch from the Italian Center and picnic at Giovanni Caboto Park

22. Visit a U-Pick for Strawberries (That’s the top ten U picks in Edmonton + area)

23. Pay What You Will at the Freewill Shakespeare Festival

24. Watch a Dragon Boat Race

25. Check out the Top 10 places to get Ice cream, popsicles and Gelato in Edmonton

26. Step into the 70s at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival

27. Try the Hot Chocolate on a Stick at Pop Bar

28. Have an animal encounter at John Janzen Nature Center

29. Get $7 unlimited Bouncy Castle Slides at the Sherwood Park Farmer’s Market on Wednesday Nights

30. Spend a rainy day inside at the Launch Pad Trampoline Park (reserve ahead of time)

31. Get the latest from Edmonton’s Food Trucks at What the Truck

32. Spend a Friday Night and watch a movie outside at the Downtown Night Market

33. Take the High Level Bridge Street Car

34. Get Dressed up for Royal Tea at Hotel Macdonald

35. Visit the Ukranian Cultural Heritage Village

36. Day trip to Whitecourt for Rotary Park tubing fun and a fun playground

37. Sleepover with Dinosaurs at Telus World of Science

38. Fly a Kite on a Windy Day at Hawerlawk Park

39. See ‘Living in the Age of Airplanes‘ in Imax

40. Ditch the kids and do Date Night at Telus World of Science during their Dark Matters nights once a month. Drinks, food, adult entertainment and no children as far as the eye can see

41. Take part in Storytime at your local Chapters/Indigo Store (contact your store for hours and event information)

42. Visit the Fred Broadstock Outdoor pool in Edmonton

43. Take a Mini Road Trip to Go Tubing on the Pembina River

44. Go to a Family Yoga Class at the Strathcona County Library

45. Head out to Broadmoor Lake Play Day in July with bubbles, science experiments and more

46. Go to a Drive in Movie

47. Have a picnic at one of the many Edmonton picnic sites, or discover your own

48. Watch a Drifting Competition

49. Stargaze at the Observatory at Telus World of Science

50. Camp at Elk Island National Park

51. Make Epic S’mores

52. Visit the Alberta Aviation Museum

53. Take Surfing Lessons at West Edmonton Mall

54. Get Cultured at the Cariwest 2014 Festival

55. Get Artistic at the Kaleido Family Arts Festival

56. Go Paddleboating at Rundle Park and a third person (under 50 lbs) can ride for free

57. Go on a summer ice skating date at Millennium Place

58. Have a Nature Adventure at John Janzen Nature Center and while you’re there, check out the Discovery Zone

59. Wade in the pools at the Legislature Grounds

60. Shop a Local Farmer’s Market at the Valley Zoo

61. Attend the Grand Opening of Broadmoor Lake Playground in Sherwood Park with the tallest (and coolest) slide in the city

62. Build a project during the Home Depot Kids Workshop

63. Check out the sculptures at the Sand on Whyte Festival

64. Check out Christmas in Zoo-ly at the Valley Zoo

65. Get your Face painted at Callingwood Farmer’s Market

66. Plan a Ride on the Edmonton Queen River Boat

67. Check out Edmonton from Above on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

68. Rent a bouncy castle from

69. Take a Historical Walking Tour

70. Explore 5Km of the Edmonton Corn Maze

71. Take part in Tours for Tots on Wednesday Mornings at The Art Gallery of Alberta

72. Take a guided tour of the Devonian Botanic Garden

73. Celebrate International Mud Day with Parent Link (free mud themed activities). Check Parent Link website for your local programming (all summer long).

74. Get Kissed by a Sea Lion at West Edmonton Mall

75. Spend a morning playing inside at Kids Play at Kingsway Mall

76. Spend a Saturday morning at the City Market on 104 Street and don’t forget to get cupcakes and popsicles

77. Have lunch at Greenlands Garden Center

78. Follow Box Social Event Planning for some of the coolest workshops and free events for kids all year long

79. Take a walk through the Greenspace at Mill Creek Ravine Park

80. Plan a Date Night at the Devonian Botanic Garden

81. Paint a Brightly Colored Birdhouse and Hang it on your Favorite Path

82. Make Chalk Paint for the Sidewalk

83. Take a trip to Sylvan Lake and spend the day at the Beach – keep cool with cones from the Big Moo

84. Visit the Lego store on the First Tuesday of the Month to make a free Lego Kit

85. Visit Ikea and do the Scavenger Hunt

86. Show up early and take part in the fun family events for Movies on the Square

87. Get a burger at The Burg on 104 on Saturday morning, the kids love the hummus and pitas.

88. Tie Dye Shirts with Kool Aid or get the awesome tye dye kit from Michaels

89. Play Monster Mini Golf

90. Plan a kid friendly day trip from Edmonton

91. Attend the Cariwest Parade

92. Climb on a Grizzly Bear

93. Amaze the family with a trip to Varekai Cirque du Soliel

94. Go Bowling for free all Summer Long

95. Sign up for free summer camps at the Apple Store

96. Ride Your Bikes to the closest Farmer’s Market

97. Play Giant Chess at Churchill Square during the daily lunch time activities that include fitness activities, kids games + more

98. Go to the Edmonton Air Show (kids under 6 are free)

99. Try Disc Golf at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre

100. End every day with dirty feet, giant smiles and big memories.

This post was taken from frugaledmontonmama.com

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