Local Markets 

Wholly Handmade

February 4th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & February 5th, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Strathcona County Community Centre, The Agora, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB)

Wholly handmade is a vendor market featuring 100% handmade products from 120 artisans and crafters. With everything from home decor to self-care, there is something for everyone at this amazing event. Wholly Handmade runs 7 times a year. Their partner market Nosh runs twice a year, highlighting local food and beverage producers from across Alberta, with their next event taking place in March.

Admission is free. Learn more here

Made in Yeg Winter Market

February 5th, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
ARCA Banquet Facility,  14525 127 Street NW

Enjoy an afternoon of shopping and socializing with some of Edmonton's best local retailers! They have fabulous door prizes available, PLUS the first 25 shoppers will receive a goodie bag filled with market discounted/freebies.

Tickets are free on Eventbrite. Get them here, or visit their Facebook page for more info. 

Valentines Markets

Are you looking to shop local for the loved ones in your life? Check out these local markets just in time for Valentine's Day!

Millwoods Valentine's Sweet Heart Market

February 11th, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm & February 12th, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Millwoods Town Centre, 2331 66 St, Edmonton

The Hazeldean Sweet Hearts Market

February 11th, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm & February, 12th, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hazeldean Community league, 9630 66 Ave NW, Edmonton

Serendipity Valentines Day Market

February 11th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm DOW
Centennial Centre, 8700 84 St Lions Mane Hall, Fort Saskatchewan

Get Outside 

City of Edmonton Winter Activities 

Various dates, times & locations.

Did you know our city hosts a variety of outdoor winter activities throughout the season at various city park locations? They do! Activities include fires & hot chocolate, kick sleds, orienteering, snowshoeing and fort building! Check out their full schedule of activities and locations here.

Silver Skate Festival

February 10 - 20
Sir William Hawrelak Park

The Silver Skate Festival is a free 10-day family-oriented festival that combines culture, art, education, sport, and recreation. A true culmination and celebration of Edmonton and Winter culture, Edmonton's longest running winter festival has so much to offer!

  • Skate along the city's largest skating pond while listening to a compilation of Edmonton-based music.
  • Marvel at the artistic talents featured in the Snow Sculpture Garden.
  • Enjoy Food & Beverages from Spirits on Ice in the Silver Linings heated tent.
  • Enjoy more music as you stroll along the Folk Trail.
  • Take in installations, stories, and a Winter Walking Ceremony at the Indigenous pavilion in the Heritage Village.
  • Write out a fear or a wish to be added to the nightly Fire Sculpture.
  • Compete in the Duathlon or Mammoet Winter Triathlon.

Click here to learn more! 

Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

February 10 - 27
Various locations in Edmonton & Surrounding Areas (plus a virtual option) 

Join Canada's premier classic-style cross-country ski festival. Registration is now open for both recreational and competitive cross-country ski events. "Get outdoors, get active and embrace winter!"

The event kicks off with the Nordic Fair on February 10th from noon - 8:00 pm at Woodvale Facility and Golf Clubhouse. Visit sponsor booths, pick up your registration package, and purchase a Birkie souvenir.

The Viking Feast is February 11th, also at the Woodvale Facility and Golf Clubhouse. Dine on a delicious buffet dinner, enter to win draw prizes and enjoy a slideshow of the day's ski events. Doors open at 6:00, and dinner is served at 6:30. Get your tickets here.

Does anyone else have a sudden interest in learning how to snowshoe? Check out their website for more information.

Skate' n' Sleigh

February 12th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonnie Doon Centre Skating Rink

The whole family is sure to enjoy a wonderful winter day outdoors at this free family-friendly event. There will be horse-drawn sleigh rides and skating, hot chocolate provided by AUM Cafe and some very special guests: Spidey and the Ice Queen! There will be no shortage of photo ops and fun!   The first 100 guests will receive a gift bag provided by MaKami College, and there will be draw prizes provided by various sponsors!  

Click here to learn more. 

Annual Winter Family Fun Days 

February 25th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leefield Community 

Family Futures will be providing FREE indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family! Activities will include snow painting, snowshoeing, snow fort building, hot chocolate, snacks, and so much more! With indoor space to use if needed, this event will go on no matter how cold it gets. Learn more here

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