With something to do every weekend, consider your schedules officially jam packed and booked for August with these family-friendly activities in the Tri-Region!
Blueberry Bluegrass Festival at the Heritage Park in Stony Plain on August 2-4th. Did you know that the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival is the largest bluegrass festival in Canada? We look forward to it every year and can’t wait for August long weekend to come around. The festival highlights bluegrass and roots music. Not a bluegrass lover? Don’t worry, there’s so much for everyone to enjoy: family activities, a licensed patio, on-site camping, and evening dances to name a few. You can purchase your tickets and reserve your camping spot ahead of time online. Make sure to check out the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival’s websitefor all of the details.
EPCOR RiverFest at Voyageur Park in Devon on Saturday, August 10th. Never heard of RiverFest? At first, we didn’t either. But, can we just say that we’re super excited to give it a go this year. This event is all about appreciating and enjoying the River Valley. Participants can pick their boat/activity (rafts, paddle boards, kayak, etc.) and RiverFest will provide everything needed for you to enjoy! This activity is a bit of splurge, but definitely an experience like no other. If the cost is too steep for your pockets, there are free land activities for families to take part in as well. Check out the RiverFest websitefor all the details. We’ve been told that tickets sell out, so if you’re interested make sure to act quickly!
Grove Cruise in Spruce Grove on August 16-17th. The Grove Cruise has become a tradition that Tri-Area community members look forward to every year. This festival has got a little bit of something for everyone, even if you’re not a car enthusiast. Make it a date night and take part in the Poker Run on Friday, August 16th, or head down with the family to Jubilee Park on Saturday, August 17thfor a pancake breakfast. On Saturday, there will be plenty of activities at Jubilee Park to keep the kids busy, while the car enthusiasts will appreciate the stunning mix of old and new cars on display for the Show & Shine. Take a look at their websitefor all the info you’ll need to plan your weekend!
Outdoor Movie in Stony Plain on August 15th. We may be dating ourselves a bit here, but we can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening with our family than enjoying what we used to love as kids – a drive-in movie. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to watch this month’s feature movie: Mary Poppins Returns. Snacks and refreshments can be purchased on site, and all proceeds go towards programming for the Stony Plain FCSS Youth Centre. Pre-movie activities start at 7:00pm and include face painting, crafts, and games for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to get there early to save your spots! Rain in the forecast? Don’t worry! The event will still be a go, but the movie will be shown in the Heritage Pavillion instead.
Edmonton Corn Maze just east of Hwy 60 on Garden Valley Road. We are beyond excited that the theme of the maze this year highlights the Stollery Children’s Hospital. As RE/MAX agents, any opportunity for someone to bring awareness and fundraise for a cause near and dear to our hearts has our support! Did you know that August is one of the best times to visit the corn maze? The corn nears maximum height and is super lush, and crowds are typically minimal. Not into traveling through the maze? There are still a lot of activities for the kids and (who are we kidding) adults to enjoy. Farm animals, pedal carts, and jumping pillows are just a few of the activities available. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket booth when you arrive. Check out the Edmonton Corn Maze’s websitefor more information.