Welcome to Thursday Edmonton, and we hope you’re looking forward to the long weekend as much as we are! If you’re not quite there yet, don’t worry, because we’ve rounded up some things that would be hard not to get excited about. Let’s check them out! Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this Labour Day weekend.
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
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!
DOUBLE DOWN ON LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
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!
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. Choose your ideal show from different times, and seatings.
When: September 1 to 4th
Where: Hawrelak Park
Where else can you find the best of punk rock music & craft beer sampling, all in one place? That’s right, Punk in Drublic is coming to the Edmonton Expo Centre! Check out bands like NOFX, Descendents, Pup, and sample craft beer from 30+ local and international breweries.
When: Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: click here to see all ticket options
Sunflowers, that is! The Sunflower Maze at the Edmonton Corn Maze is now open, and is a great option for getting out this long weekend. Take the family or head down with some friends!
When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 26171 Secondary Hwy 627, Spruce Grove
One of the best concerts in Edmonton this September takes place over the long weekend. Get ready for Mötley Crüe, and friends – which includes Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Be prepared to shell out some cash for this one!
When: September 4th
Where: 11000 Stadium Road
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
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