Happy Monday, folks! We hope that you’re enjoying the long weekend so far, and are ready to cap it off properly. Even still, there are quite a few fun options in store for you this week, and all you have to do is look! Heck, even less- we’ve rounded up our top picks for you.
Here’s our list of things to do around Edmonton this week.
Hosted by the Grindstone Theatre, Mural Massive is a 2-day event showcasing art, music, and entertainment, with food and drink options to keep you going all day long. For a final summer weekend, this is hard to beat.
When: Starts Friday, September 10th
Where: 10019 81 Avenue NW
Good news, art lovers! A new exhibition has arrived at the Art Gallery of Alberta! Titled ROYGBIV, this group show focuses on the use and impact of colours. If you find yourself staring at Rothko prints more often than you’d like, this is right up your alley.
When: Open Thursday to Sunday weekly
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
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 the week
Where: Online and in-person options
Cost: Free to access
This is your last chance to check out a couple of nearby attractions! First is Fort Edmonton Park, which reopened earlier this following a massive renovation and update. Know what the means? More stuff to enjoy, including a brand new Indigenous Peoples Experience exhibit.
When: Open until September 6th
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
This is your last weekend to step into the past with a visit to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. This old-school attraction features more than 40 early Albertan buildings that have been restored and cared for, and the result is a super weird, but super interesting, stroll down memory lane.
When: Open until September 6th
Where: Highway 16 E, Lamont County
Cost: $15 for GA
Ready to cap off the summer outside? Well, the Symphony Under the Stars series is sure to be worth the effort. This ongoing concert series takes place in Hawrelak Park, where you’ll get to hear the amazing Edmonton Symphony Orchestra live.
When: Last show is Monday, September 6th
Where: Hawrelak Park
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 weekend.
When: Open throughout the week
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Cost: $13.50+ for GA
Live plays are back at the Citadel Theatre! Currently showing is Mary’s Wedding, which is a prairie romance set during the time of the First World War, but reimagined through a Métis perspective. Movies have been great this past year and a bit, don’t get us wrong, but this would be a nice switch up.
When: Showtimes until September 12th
Where: 9828 101 A Avenue
That’s right folks, Le Burger Week is back. This nationwide festival has quite a few Edmonton spots hopping in, and they’re offering a full range of mouthwatering burgers to try. Treat yourself for dinner this weekend and see which one strikes your fancy!
When: On throughout the week
Where: Click the link above for participating restaurants
Full honesty- we think that the U of A Botanic Garden is best enjoyed during the spring or the fall. For fall visits, we get to see the leaves turn magical shades of orange and red, and the weather can be perfect for a leisurely stroll.
When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: Parkland County, Alberta
That’s our roundup of options for this week, Edmonton! Have fun out there and stay safe!