Come to City Hall, Sir Winston Churchill Square and celebrate Family Day with the Edmonton Arts Council on Feb.20

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Celebrate Family Day in Edmonton

Family Day fun in City Hall & Churchill Square

Come to City Hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square and celebrate Family Day with the Edmonton Arts Council. The afternoon will feature free musical performances, skating, hot chocolate, drop-in street hockey, games and more!

Date: Monday, February 20, 2023

Location: City Hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square

Time: Noon to 4 p.m. (indoor programming); noon to 5 p.m. (outdoor programming)

Admission: Free

Enjoy lively performances in the City Room featuring double JUNO and WCMA nominee Beppie, and JUNO award winning vocalist, drummer and recording artist Garth Prince. Then kick up your heels to the high energy sounds of Marango Pie, who will delight music lovers of all ages with their eclectic mix of traditional Ukrainian music infused with a touch of swing.

Head outside to take a spin on the City Hall ice rink and check out the Family Day games and activities in Churchill Square, including drop-in street hockey hosted by Free Play. Free skate and helmet rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Warm up by a fire pit with a cup of free hot chocolate.

Please note: Skating may be cancelled in the event of poor ice conditions or severe weather. Visit edmonton.ca/skating for the most up-to-date information.

Family Day at the Muttart Conservatory

Celebrate Family Day at the Muttart Conservatory with face painting, a planting activity (while supplies last), sensory play and crafts. Enjoy talks by our friendly interpreters and mind-bending tricks by a roving magician as you explore the lush pyramids. Take in the awe-inspiring international art exhibit Gaia, by UK artist, Luke Jerram. Check the website for details. 

Date: Monday, February 20, 2023

Location: Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street NW

Time: Noon to 4 p.m. (Doors open at 10 a.m.)

Admission: General admission applies 

Why not visit two premier City attractions for the price of one! Until March 31, Alberta residents can receive two–for–one admission to both the Edmonton Valley Zoo and the Muttart Conservatory. Visit the website for details.

Front Yards In Bloom: Winterscapes

Bundle up the family and spend Family Day creating a wintry display in your front yard as part of the City’s annual Winterscapes photo contest. Visit edmonton.ca/winterscapes for the terms and conditions, to see inspirational photos and a list of cool prizes you can win. Entries and nominations accepted until February 27, 2023.  

Outdoor Ice Rinks & Toboggan Hills

Free skating and tobogganing is available at City of Edmonton outdoor ice surfaces and toboggan hills. Please be sure to check current ice and hill conditions before heading out.

Community Recreation & Leisure Centres

Looking for some indoor family fun a little closer to home? Check out what’s happening at your neighbourhood City of Edmonton recreation centre. Visit the webpage for facility locations, hours and admission prices.

Free Outdoor Activities In River Valley Parks

Stay active this winter with free, drop-in, outdoor activities for the whole family. For a full schedule of activities visit the website

More Family Day Events in Edmonton

Family Day at the Stanley A. Milner Library

There’s lots to see and do at the Stanley A. Milner Library this Family Day, including a Family Baking Class, a concert, and storytelling. Visit the Edmonton Public Library website for hours and event information.

Family Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta

Visit the Art Gallery of Alberta between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for free Family Day fun, including child-friendly games, a bouncy castle, portrait drawing with artist Ola Bolarinwa, art, music and more. Free admission and access to all galleries presented by Station Lands Ltd. Please note that the last admission to the galleries is at 4 p.m. For more information, including gallery hours, visit YourAGA.ca.

Family Day at the Alberta Legislature

Head to the Alberta Legislature Building and the Queen Elizabeth II Building from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Family Day and enjoy free musical performances, magic shows, juggling, circus acts, crafts, storytelling, Lego® fun and public tours. Visit assembly.ab.ca for more information.

Silver Skate Festival

Family Day is also the final day of the Silver Skate Festival! Head to William Hawrelak Park to enjoy Edmonton’s longest running winter festival, featuring live music, storytelling, snow sculptures, food vendors and much more! Bring your skates or rent some onsite (available on a first-come, first-served basis.) Visit the Silver Skate Festival website for details.  

Getting There

Why not leave the driving to us? Convenient and accessible, City Hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square are easily reached by bus and LRT. 

Travelling with kids? Use a Family/Day Pass to take you there. This pass provides unlimited daily travel on ETS for up to five people (maximum of two adults over 24 years old) for $10.25. Family/Day Pass can be purchased at ticket vending machines, the ETS Online Store, retail sales outlets and the Edmonton Service Centre. Regular ETS fares apply on Family Day.

Riders can also use Arc – a convenient way to pay for and take transit. No need to deal with paper passes or exact change, as riders can simply tap on and off transit using an Arc card or single-use Arc ticket. Visit myArc.ca for more information. 

For complete route and schedule details visit edmonton.ca/transit or use the Transit app.

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