Family Day has been a recognized holiday in Alberta for over 30 years as a day to celebrate family values, and communities around the area are gearing up events to help people get out and about.
Here is a list of ways to spend your Family Day:
Fort is hosting their first Winterfest since 2019 at the Fort Heritage Precinct Grounds on Monday (Feb. 20) from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Harbour Pool is also hosting a free swim on Monday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Dow Centennial Centre also has a whole bunch of events going on during the weekend, from free public skating to family gym time.
The city is even hosting Winter Pop Up and Play on Saturday (Feb. 18) at the natural playground behind Fort Heritage Precinct. Activities include igloo making, scavenger hunts, and snowball making.
Sherwood Park is donating 100 per cent of their recreational facility fees towards the Everybody Gets to Play program on Family Day.
This program allows those with little income to put their children in sports programs.
Elk Island National Park
On Monday, between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can hear live music, sip hot chocolate and eat hot dogs at the Elk Island Golf Course Clubhouse.
On Sunday, from noon until 2 p.m., the culture centre auditorium is hosting a hula hoop circus, making cookies with council, while kids can enjoy a face painter and balloon sculptor. From 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., they have a neon public skate at Gibbons Arena. Both events are free.
The festivities start on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with a performance from Edmonton Synchronized Skaters at the Karol Maschmeyer Arena.
from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. you can build bird feeders with some hot chocolate and coffee.
Finally, there's bingo at Bruderheim Memorial Hall starting at 2:00 p.m.
Redwater's Day of Fun takes place at Pembina Place from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. on Monday.
There will be family skating, mini golf, s'mores, and horse-drawn wagon rides that people of all ages can enjoy at the free event.