Welcome to your Thanksgiving long weekend! Looks like the weather won’t be so bad, so plan to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. If you’re wondering what to do around the city, here are the best things to do in Edmonton this long weekend!
Kick off your long weekend with the ESO! Probably unlike any ESO show you’ll ever see, this musical journey to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away includes selections from all 11 films.
When: October 7th and 8th, 2022
Where: 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Get ready to be spooked. Spruce Ridge Scare is a family owned and built Haunted House located at #287 Spruce Ridge rd. in Spruce Grove! The family charges either $5 a person, or one non-perishable food donation per person (for the parkland food bank).
When: October 7th to 9th, 2022
Where: 287 Spruce Ridge Road
Cost: $5 or a non-perishable food item
EDMONTON OILERS – PRESEASON
Hockey is back this month! The Oilers have a few pre-season games, including one this Friday against the Seattle Kraken. Do we think they will bring their new mascot??
When: Friday, October 7th, 2022
Where: 10220 104 Avenue NW
Get dancing/jumping this Friday! EDM producer, DJ, and rapper Borgore is bringing is beats to Union Hall. He will be joined by HVNTY, DJ LIMIT, and DOWSKI.
When: Friday, October 7th, 2022
Where: 6240 99 St NW
We love local markets, including this one! The Local Love Market is a curated collective of other small, local businesses. Expect deals, giveaways, and exclusive items.
When: Saturday, October 8th, 2022
Where: 10012 79 Avenue, Rear of building
Cost: Free entry
Feel like grooving at a concert for free? Musical duo Autograf are in Edmonton this weekend, bringing their mix of futuristic electronica to the Midway. Best part? Entry is free before 10:30 PM!
When: Sunday, October 9th, 2022
Where: 6107 104 St NW
Cost: Free entry before 10:30 PM, or $28 for VIP entry
EDMONTON CORN MAZE
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 (literally) this month.
When: Open until October 16th
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
CHECK OUT A HAUNTED HOUSE
The super-popular Deadmonton Haunted House has returned, with not one but two super scary experiences. First up? Icons of Darkness, a silver screen inspired experience that promises to have you become “the star of a grisly finale” as you “meet your deepest fear in the flesh”. Following that, and in the same vein, the other experience is called Return of the Living Dead, and we’re pretty sure we can guess what it’ll be about.
When: On now until November 3rd
Where: 7031 Gateway Boulevard
Cost: $36.99+ for GA
DARK: FORT EDMONTON PARK
Face your biggest fears in Edmonton! “Escape a menacing jokester whose grand gesture is murder. Visit a farm where a sinister deal harvests gruesome consequences. Or dare to discover what nightmares are made of when demons come knocking at three in the morning. Whatever your fright, DARK will leave you looking for the light switch,” states the event. And we are ready!
When: Open until October 30th
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $45 for GA
Enjoy a round-trip adventure to the North Pole aboard Alberta’s magical Polar Express Train
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Are you ready for Halloween yet? If not, we’ve got Pumpkins After Dark to look forward 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: Now until October 31st
Where: Borden Park
Cost: $21.95+ for GA
WATCH FAMILY MOVIES AT THE THEATRE FOR $2.99
Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity this long weekend? Cineplex Canada has brought back its Family Favourites deal for October, offering just $2.99 movie tickets deal.
When: Saturday mornings throughout the month
Where: At a Cineplex near you
Turns out, Edmonton is home to some amazing hidden bars and speakeasies. Between the incredible interiors, great drinks, and fun atmosphere, these are the perfect options for grabbing a little nightcap after a dinner or something.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
SPOOK YOURSELF ON A GHOST TOUR
Feel more like dipping your toes into spooky season? A great option comes from Edmonton Ghost Tours, which offers a variety of tours showcasing the less-than-savoury history of the city. But hey, if you’re looking for a great mix of spooky and informative, this is it!
When: Tours throughout October
Where: 10322 83rd Avenue
Cost: $20+ (depending on tour)
Sweater season is when the mountains and their trees come to life, but blink and you might miss it. Not sure where to see the iconic larch trees in all their glory? Check out our list above for the best hikes in the province!
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