We’ve arrived at mid-February, and a much-needed long weekend is upon us! This time around, you and yours are encouraged to spend time with those most important – your friends and family! Whether you’re feeling adventurous or would prefer to do something kid-friendly indoors, here are 10 things to do this Family Day weekend in Edmonton.

And have a great long weekend!

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Silver Skate Festival

This free 10-day event is Edmonton’s longest running winter festival! While it started on February 9th, there is time to check it out! Locals can enjoy the city’s scenic ODRS, marvel at this year’s ice sculpture garden, compete in a winter triathlon or catch an evening show at the Winter Cinema.

When: On until February 19th, 2024
Where: Laurier Park, 13221 Buena Vista Rd NW, Edmonton
Cost: Free

International Festival of Winter Cinema

In conjunction with Silver Skate, the International Festival of Winter Cinema is also running right now, and you can catch a film on a Snow Screen!

When: On until February 18th, 2024
Where: Laurier Park, 13221 Buena Vista Rd NW, Edmonton
Cost: Free

Resort Night at World Waterpark

Looking for something to do after Valentine’s Day that doesn’t involve dinner or a movie? You can head to Resort Night and relax in a resort style oasis lounging in a hot tub with themed cocktails all night!

When: Friday, February 16th, 2024
Where: 1755-8882 170 St. NW
Cost: $45

Immersive Disney Animation

This winter, the Edmonton EXPO Centre will host the Disney Animation: Immersive Experience and no matter your age, you won’t want to miss it!

Brought to life by Lighthouse Immersive, the upcoming exhibit will make visitors “feel like they’ve entered the incredible worlds of beloved Disney characters,” and will celebrate the studio’s greatest hits like The Lion King and Frozen.

When: Thursday, February 15th to April 28th, 2024
Where: 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $37+

UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships

Want to experience the thrill of winter ice climbing? You can watch world-class athletes scale an ice wall  right here in town, during the 2024 UIAA Ice Climbing Championships! This four-day competition is part of Edmonton’s annual YEG Ice Fest — an outdoor event with frosty fun activities for all ages.

When: Friday, February 16th to 19th, 2024
Where: ICE District at Fan Park
Cost: Prices vary for Single Day and Weekend Passes


Speaking of frosty, the aforementioned ice festival is back for four days of food, live entertainment, winter markets and more. Plus, if you stick around on Sunday, you can catch one of the After Party’s live performances on a rooftop patio!

When: Friday, February 16th to 19th, 2024
Where: ICE District at Fan Park
Cost: Prices vary for Single Day and Weekend Passes

Cineplex Family Favourites

For the month of February, you can enjoy $3.99 family favourite movies on Saturdays and even on Family Day Monday. You can catch Nimona, Paw Patrol: The Movie, and Super Mario Bros Movie from Saturday through Monday.

When: Saturday, February 17th to Monday, February, 19th, 2024
Where: Cineplex locations
Cost: $3.99

Alberta Museums

We love free! This long weekend, families will be able to learn from and explore some of Alberta’s very best and brightest spots for FREE! From the Royal Alberta Museum to the Lougheed House, the province will be offering free admission on Family Day.

When: Monday, February 19th, 2024

Top Gunn: A Maverick Musical

Jubilations Dinner Theatre is taking “a ride on the Highway to the Danger Zone” with their parody spin on the fighter jet franchise. “Two classic movies made 30 years apart featuring a movie star that somehow looks like he hasn’t aged a single day… it’s just a musical theatre spoof waiting to happen!”

When: On now until April 7th, 2024
Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 8882 170 Street
Cost: $48.50 +

Sweet Treats Latte Festival

From sugary sips and tarts to ice cream and cookies and cakes, tons of spots all over Edmonton have been challenged to create something unique, in hopes of getting people out and about this winter. Interested? Check it out on Family Day!

When: February 10th to 25th, 2024
Where: Participating businesses in Old Strathcona

Have a great weekend!