12 Most Fun Edmonton Summer Activities for Kids

Sisters in summer white dresses having fun in a sunflower field during a family photography session as one of many fun Edmonton Summer Activities to do in Sherwood Park

Summer is a fun time to spend with your kids. Here is a compilation of fun Edmonton summer activities to explore from April to September 2024.

Summer Festivals and Events: 12 Fun Edmonton Summer Activities for Families with Kids

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I have compiled places to check out on top of fun Edmonton summer activities to explore with your family.

Fun Places to Explore in Edmonton, Alberta for Summer with kids

Alberta Railway Museum

Opens May long weekend to Labour Day long weekend

Address: 24215 34 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 6B4
Phone: (780) 472-6229

Website: https://albertarailwaymuseum.com/hours-and-admission/

Do you have kids who are avid train lovers? Your kids will LOVE this Alberta Railway Museum where everyone who purchases a ticket or family pass can ride on a vintage train.

​The Alberta Railway Museum (ARM) is a rustic outdoor display of railway equipment and buildings. The museum has a replica of a small train terminal, a water tank and shops. There are cars and locomotives from the Canadian National Railways (CNR), Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) and industrial and short-line railways.

Kiwanis Safety City

Address: 4831 93 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-462-7300
Website: https://safetycityab.ca/summer-programs-and-camps-safety-city/

Kiwanis Safety City organizes summer camps for kids from 4 to 9 years old. It is a kid-sized city with traffic, railroad and pedestrian crossings. Buildings are scaled down to give kids the feel of a real city. Kiwanis Safety City is a non-profit organization. Some of the summer camps include scooter safety and bicycle safety.

In addition to summer camps, Kiwanis Safety City can be contacted in advance to book your kids’ birthday parties.

Edmonton Street Cars


Located next to the Old Strathcona’s Farmers’ Market. Kids and adults alike would love visiting the street car museum; you can ride the street car at either the high-level bridge in Edmonton or at Fort Edmonton Park.

The high-level bridge street car re-opens on May 17, 2024.

Toddler having fun in summer at the Alberta Legislature garden
Jon’s Funny Farm

Address: 58423, Range Rd 11, Pickardville, AB T0G 1W0
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jonsfunnyfarm

A 2.5-hour experience; it is perfect for toddlers and older kids! The admission is free for under two years old. With a wide range of animals to visit, Jon’s Funny Farm has donkeys, yak, alpacas and more. Visiting this farm is an immersive experience! There are lots of pictures to take with your kids.

Tickets are to be purchased in advance.

Blas Berry Orchard

Address: 51009B Range Road 273 , Spruce Grove, AB, Canada, Alberta

Phone: (780) 803-8808

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BlasBerryOrchard/

Blas Berry Orchard specializes in haskap berries. Picking berries is a great sensory activity for kids of all ages. Haskap berries are high in antioxidants.

Prairie Garden Farm

Address: 56311 Lily Lake Rd, Bon Accord, AB T0A 0K0 (Bon Accord)
Phone: (780) 921-2272
Website: https://prairiegardens.org

This large 35-acre farm is full of adventure — and on a hot summer day, there is an ice cream shop right on the farm! There is a corn maze, pumpkin patch and a U-Pick strawberry field.

The interactive edible wildflower garden is a great experience for food-curious toddlers and kids. There are many animals to visit on Prairie Garden Farm.

Corn and pumpkin season is typically anywhere from August to September.

Fun Edmonton Summer Festivals and Events to Try with Your Family

Royal Canadian Circus

June 6 – 16, 2024

17310 – 90 Avenue NW (West Edmonton Mall)


A human canon-ball? High-wire troupe? Experience this circus with your family this summer. Advanced ticket purchase is required.

Edmonton International Street Performers

July 5 – 14, 2024


Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is usually the first to kick off Edmonton summer activities! The cost is free to attend this festival at Churchill Square in Edmonton, Alberta. Gratuity is always appreciated by the street performers — bring cash with you.

There is a kids’ tent where performers would make balloons to entertain kids.

K-Days Edmonton, Alberta Fireworks at night


Edmonton EXPO Centre & Exhibition Grounds

7515 – 118 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4X5

July 19 – 28, 2024

Website: https://www.k-days.com/

K-Days have a sensory-inclusive space and sensory kits at the Klondike Park area. Kids in Edmonton LOVE K-Days as one of many memorable and fun Edmonton Summer Activities.

There are two places for breast-feeding moms to nurse their easily distracted nurslings (I have been there!) at K-Days: Edmonton EXPO Centre, across from Ballroom 106 (noon – 11 p.m.) and on the Kidway (noon – midnight).

Do note that rides for kids close earlier than adult rides.

Pro-Tip: line up for the Ferris wheel around 9 PM or so — the lines are long. If you want to watch the fireworks, your kids are going to experience a magical time watching the fireworks launch from this viewpoint.

Mother in a black dress with cherries nuzzling noses with her son dressed in a white polo shirt and a suspender pair of shorts.

Heritage Festival

August 3 – 5, 2024

Address: 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5B 0J2, Canada (Borden Park)
Website: https://www.heritagefest.ca/

Summer would not be complete without visiting Heritage Festival — a multi-cultural event that is truly iconic to Edmonton, Alberta as one of the busiest Edmonton summer activities to check out! Pack a lot of fluids for yourself and your kids. There are many world cuisines to tantalize your taste buds with and folk music to listen to while you watch cultural dances.

Kids will especially love snacking on elephant ears at the Heritage Festival.

There is a playground at Borden Park for kids who need play structures to burn off any excess energy (and sugar).

Alberta International Airshow

August 17 – 18, 2024
Villeneuve Airport, Range Road 271, Villeneuve (Just outside of St. Albert)

Website: https://albertainternationalairshow.com/air-schedule/

This event is perfect for your airplane-loving kids and the kids at heart! Pack your food or have the option to purchase food from the food trucks at the event. It is a very family-friendly event: there are inflatable bouncy castles, slides, helicopter rides and other fun activities for the kids!

There is park ‘n ride shuttles available from St Albert.

Fringe Festival

Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 25, 2024

Old Strathcona (Whyte Avenue area)

Website: https://www.fringetheatre.ca/

Are you a huge fan of theatre AND being near Whyte Avenue for a fun unique vibe of Edmonton, Alberta? There are lots to explore on Whyte Ave too — Yelo’d Ice Cream, Block 1912 and Made by Marcus are popular ice cream places on Whyte Avenue.

The bonus? KidsFringe is free — volunteers run the shows and the activities. If you have a teenager looking for a fun volunteering activity this summer, Fringe Festival is always looking for volunteers.

KidsFringe is located in Light Horse Park (10324 85 Avenue) on the North part of Festival Grounds. KidsFringe runs from 10:30 AM to 5:30PM during the Fringe Festival.


Are there any other Edmonton summer activities and places to explore that you recommend? Let me know in my Facebook mom’s group!

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