Hello folks! We’re back with another roundup of free and cheap things to do in Edmonton this September. Luckily, we’ve got quite a few options to enjoy this month, ranging from food and drink events to live music and cultural festivals. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s check it out!

Here are 10 free or cheap (under $15) things to do in Edmonton this September.


Meanwhile, this free concerts series courtesy of Edmonton Downtown is set to wrap up this month. Each week, you can check out amazing local artists, for free, and intimate as well as outdoor settings around the city. And while it’s fun to stumble across one, we say build a night around it instead!

When: Concerts throughout September
Where: Venues around Edmonton
Cost: Free to access


Young and old alike can appreciate the value of a good corn maze during the start of fall. And honestly, the Edmonton Corn Maze is amongst the best in the country. Massive, and featuring a new design every year, a trip here is going to be a breath of fresh air this month.

When: Open throughout September
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Cost: $13.50+ for GA


There are two ways to head to the races, but one that we prefer. That’s right folks, it’s time to don some vintage clothing, pay $10, and maybe $1 bets on horse races based on their names. Stick to water, and this is a whole day of excitement for like under $15, tops.

When: September 11th
Where: 4711 Airport Perimeter Road
Cost: $10 for GA


The Art Gallery of Alberta is, as far as museums go, actually pretty inexpensive to visit. So, pick a rainy day this month and go make the most of it! But, try and go after September 4th, since that’s when a new exhibition arrives! We’re all about bang for your buck, even at the art gallery.

When: Open throughout September
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $14


It’s a classic option for any outdoor enthusiast, but Elk Island is a particularly lovely place to visit in the early fall. Chilly without being cold, and busy without being packed, this spot is a fantastic way to take a break from your usual River Valley route.

When: Open throughout September
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $7.90 for admissions


For those looking to stay inside once the temperature drops, you’ll likely find some solace at the Muttart Conservatory. This indoor botanical garden is an easy way to soak up summer temperatures and enjoy plants blooming, all year round! That’s an easy yes from us.

When: Open throughout September
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Tickets: $14.95 for GA


You’ve only got a couple of weekends left to enjoy this amazing local market! Al Fresco combines food trucks, local vendors, and nearby restaurants to turn a little space into a big experience. If there’s a sunny morning this weekend, we highly recommend you check it out.

When: On until September 18th
Where: 104th Street Promenade
Cost: Free to access


We could practically make a list off this lineup alone! Alberta Culture Days will be presenting a ton of virtual and in-person events around Edmonton and beyond this morning. Learn something new in the kitchen, attend a live event… all you have to do is check out the list and see which one suits your fancy!

When: Events throughout September
Where: On-line and in-person options
Cost: Free to access


Got some excess energy to burn? Skip pushups in your kitchen and go explore some of Edmonton’s best places for an outdoor workout. From yoga in the park to running trails and more, we’ve got you covered from all angles. And with the weather cooling down, this is one of the best times of the year to get out there!

Where: Click the link above for more info


On another note, disc golf is definitely one of the best sports you can play without having to commit some serious dough. Pick up a frisbee, invite a few friends, and go enjoy this free-to-access sport in some lovely local spots. Once you’ve toured the city, we recommend this crazy option outside Drumheller.

When: Open throughout September
Where: Click the link above for locations

Alright folks, that’s our roundup of some of the best free and cheap things to do in Edmonton this September! We hope that you have fun out there.