Well, it is officially September… which means fall is just around the corner. But that won’t stop us from enjoying all the city has to offer, whether outdoors or indoors as the weather cools down. From Alberta Day starting off our month, to the Edmonton International Film Festival later this month, here are 15 of the best things to do in Edmonton this September.
From September 1 to 3, celebrate everything that makes this province special. From live entertainment and a made-in-Alberta marketplace to beer gardens and activities for kids, there will be fun for the whole family in Edmonton! Events kick off on September 1, with fireworks and a concert with Brett Kissel on September 3.
When: September 1st to 3rd, 2022
Where: Legislature Grounds in Edmonton
Ready to cap off the summer outside? Well, the Symphony Under the Sky 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. Choose your ideal show from different times, and seatings.
When: September 1 to 4th
Where: Hawrelak Park
If you can dodge a wrench… you can watch the World Dodgeball Championships! This weird (but completely legit) event is in Edmonton this week, and we think it’ll be well worth the price of admission to check out.
When: Until September 4
Where: 11610 65 Avenue NW
This unforgettable musical is in Edmonton this weekend. “On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.” This is probably the musical event of the season!
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave. NW
Check out the The Cocktails and Jerk Festival this weekend! Cocktails and Jerk is a “Caribbean themed food event, showcasing popular street foods and tropical cocktail beverages.” So, expect a variety of vendors, representing the best cuisine in the city, to be offering some delicious Caribbean dishes, from jerk chicken to fried plantains and more.
When: September 3rd and 4th
Where: 8331 104 Street NW
Cost: Free to attend!
For the first time outdoor, the Edmonton Afro x Latin Fest returns with another unforgettable edition! Head out, watch the sunset, enjoy the music and get ready to dance.
When: September 4 at 5 pm
Where: The Backyard, 10004 103a Ave NW
Cost: Starts at $6.32
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TELUS World of Science and Fort Edmonton Park have teamed up to offer a 2 for 1 deal on general admissions, but you’re running out of time to take advantage of it!
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Are you ready Edmonton? Grindstone’s Mural Massive is back for its third year! Watch new large-scale murals get painted in Old Strathcona as part of this indoor/outdoor art event. The festival runs from September 3rd to the 10th at various Old Strathcona and Downtown neighborhoods, and don’t forget the late-night party happening at The Grindstone Theatre on Friday, September 9. Parts of this event are free, and others are $12+.
When: September 3 to 10
Where: Locations around Old Strathcona and Downtown
Cost: Free and ticketed with costs starting at $12
Running for three days straight (September 9th to 11th), EMBFest is a mixture of trail rides, concerts, hanging out, and learning what’s new in the industry! Explore a ‘Trail of Lights’ by yourself or with some pals, head to the EXPO area for lunch (and maybe even a beer), then check out the local live music showcase to cap the day off.
When: September 9th to 11th, 2022
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park
Cost: $20+ for GA
Fall means potentially cloudy days, head indoors and check out one of Edmonton’s vintage shops! You never know what you may find.
Where: View some of our selections here
From September 16 to 18, Arts on the Ave and Kaleido are presenting Kaleido Family Arts Festival 2022: Heart in Living Colour! Kaleido is coming back to the Ave, “bringing light and joy and filling hearts with music, art, and acts that are a wonder to behold, and (as always) free to the community!”
When: September 16 to 18
Where: Alberta Avenue – 118 Ave, between 90 & 94 St, Edmonton
Cost: Free to attend
Experience the best of the Philippine islands right here in Edmonton! This festival will feature delectable cuisine, traditional folk dances, music and the arts.
When: September 17
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre at William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
Are you ready for Halloween season? If not, we’ve got Pumpkins After Dark to look forward to later in September to get you ready for spooky season! For over an entire month, you can enjoy thousands of hand-carved pumpkins in a beautiful setting.
When: September 29th to October 31st
Where: Borden Park
Cost: $21.95+ for GA
The must-try fall activity! Get ahead of the crowd, and plan your apple picking trip! Surprisingly, Alberta is home to a few apple orchards where you can actually go and pull a golden delicious off the tree!
Where: View our selections here
The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) celebrates diverse cinema in theatres right here in the city. Enjoy 10 days of films that will make you laugh, cry, and maybe even leave you inspired.
When: September 22 to October 1
Where: Landmark Cinemas – 10200 102 Ave, Edmonton