Happy long weekend, YEG! Make the most of it with these FREE events!

Silver Skate Festival

Where: William Hawrelak Park

When: 1-5pm

What: Monday is the final day of the Silver Skate Festival. It’s the longest-running winter festival in the city. Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, enjoy snowshoeing, sleigh rides and more!


Swing ‘n’ Skate

Where: City Hall

When: 1-4pm

What: Live music, free skates and instructors to help you out! Just bring the hot cocoa.


Art Gallery of Alberta

Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square

When: 11am-4pm

What: Free admission all day. ALL DAY!


Family Day at the Legislature

Where: Alberta Legislature Building

When: 11am-4pm

What: Explore the grounds, learn more about our city’s history AND enjoy a magic show from magician Sheldon Casavant!


Edmonton Garrison Family Day Celebration

Where: Edmonton Garrison Fitness Centre (185 Range Rd 244, Sturgeon County)

When: 11-3pm

What: Enjoy the Quebec Winter Carnival theme featuring a voyageur canoe, Quebecois cuisine, inflatables and some outdoor activities. Admission is free with a donation to the Edmonton Garrison Chapel’s Food Bank.


Fire and Ice Festival

Where: Lacombe Lake Park (151 McKenney Ave., St. Albert)

When: Noon-4pm

What: Learn what it takes to be a firefighter in St. Albert this weekend! Hosted by the St. Albert Firefighters Local 2130, do your best to conquer the firefighters obstacle course. Ice carving, a petting zoo, pond hockey and more are all available at the free event, but firefighters are accepting donations in support of Muscular Dystrophy programs. There is no parking at the event, however a free park-and-ride is available from St. Albert Centre, 375 St. Albert Trail.


Outdoor Ice Rinks

Where: Free skating is available at City of Edmonton outdoor ice surfaces in Hawrelak, Jackie Parker, Victoria, Rundel and Castle Downs parks.

When: 11am-4pm

What: Lace up and get on the ice, bud!


Family Day Unplugged

The City of Edmonton is promoting Family Day Unplugged, an initiative that encourages Edmontonians to take a break from technology and spend time with their families by playing games, making crafts, heading outdoors or watching a movie.

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