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 17 of the best things to do in Edmonton this September.

Celebrate Alberta Day 2023

Alberta Day celebrations return in September! From live entertainment and a made-in-Alberta marketplace to cultural workshops and activities for kids, there will be fun for the whole family! On September 2, free public events will take place at Edmonton’s Legislature Grounds featuring a concert with folk-rock legends Captain Tractor.

When: Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 3rd, 2023
Where: Legislature Grounds in Edmonton
Cost: Free

Cocktails and Jerk Festival 

Check out the Cocktails and Jerk Festival the first weekend of September! 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: Friday, September 1st until Sunday, September 3rd 2023
Where: 8331 104 Street NW
Cost:  $15

Symphony in the Square

On September 1st & 2nd, you can check out a FREE Disney concert featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and vocalists. Disney in Concert A Dream is a Wish will feature music from beloved Disney animated feature films, including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, and more!

When: Friday, September 1st & Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free to attend

Mural Massive 2023

Mural Massive is back for the fourth year with new large-scale murals to the Old Strathcona and Downtown communities. Festivities kick off on September 2 with a party at The Grindstone Theatre featuring live art, music and comedy all day. Mural painting will happen over the week following, according to organizers.

When: Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
Where: Grindstone Theatre, 10019 81 Ave NW
Cost: $38.17

The Edmonton Mountain Bike Festival

Running for three days straight, EMBFest is a mixture of trail rides, concerts, hanging out, and learning what’s new in the industry! The festival will feature arts and entertainment throughout the weekend, including the bike jump jam, photo contest, bike show & shine and features live music.

When: Friday, September 8th to Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park
Cost: Free, with some activities requiring activity passes starting at $10

Movies on the Square

The City of Edmonton’s Movies on the Square is about to wrap up, but there is one more movie to catch before summer is officially over! Check out Matilda on September 8th. Movies will include closed captioning.

When: Friday, September 8th, 2023
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free to attend

The Chicks

Perhaps you’re looking for a concert this September? Global superstars and 13-time Grammy award-winning artists The Chicks are returning to the stage, and will be in Edmonton as part of The Chicks World Tour 2023.

When: Friday, September 8th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $109+

The Strathearn Art Walk & Music Festival

Get your art on, Edmonton! The Strathearn Art Walk is a free, family-friendly event that celebrates art in our community. Enjoy the work of emerging and professional artists, all with the scenic backdrop of our beautiful river valley and city skyline!

When: Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Where: Strathearn Drive, Edmonton
Cost: Free to attend


Speaking of art… Party in the Park with the Edmonton Mural Festival! It will be taking over Alex Decoteau Park for a block party to celebrate Edmonton’s mural culture.

When: Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Where: Alex Decoteau Park
Cost: Free to attend, with pre-registration online

Immersive Cinema Experience

The Immersive Cinema Experience returns in September with Dazed and Confused. The event is free to attend, and popcorn, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase!

When: Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Where:  ICE District Plaza
Cost: Free to attend

Savour Strathcona

The annual celebration of local food and art returns on September 10th.  Check out independent restaurants, local food trucks, and new this year, you can also check out local liquor manufacturers! There will be artists and live entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening.

When: Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Where: Strathcona County Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Cost: Free to attend

50 Cent 

What if we told you you can kick off a week with 50 cent? Well, dreams come true because you can find us in the club (Rogers Place) as 50 Cent will be bringing his tour to Edmonton on Monday, September 11th.

When: Monday, September 11th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $98+

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

From September 15th to 17th, Arts on the Ave and Kaleido are presenting Kaleido Family Arts Festival 2023: Hearts’ a Bustin’! 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: Friday, September 15th to Sunday, September 17th, 2023
Where: Alberta Avenue – 118 Ave, between 90 & 94 St, Edmonton
Cost: Free to attend

Edmonton International Film Festival

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. Don’t forget the popcorn!

When: Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, October 1st, 2023
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: $75+

Pumpkins after Dark

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: Starting Friday, September 22nd, 2023 until October 31st, 2023
Where: Borden Park
Cost: $22.95+ for GA

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden will bring The Future Past Tour to Canada this fall, and one of the dates is right here in Edmonton! Catch them near the end of the month at Rogers Place.

When: Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $75+

Edmonton Corn Maze

That’s right, the Edmonton Corn Maze is back for the season as well! Head down and quite literally lose yourself in acres upon acres of corn. What could get you into the fall season more than a corn maze?

When: Open throughout September
Where: 26171 Secondary Hwy 627, Spruce Grove
Cost: $12+ for GA

Have a great month!