It’s the last long weekend of summer. From Alberta Day, to musicals and markets, there are quite a few events happening in Edmonton to start off September. Be sure to take advantage of the warm, sunny days, and head outside to check out these things to do in Edmonton!

Celebrate Alberta Day 2023

Alberta Day celebrations return this weekend! 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 this long 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: Friday, September 1st until Sunday, September 3rd 2023
Where: 8331 104 Street NW
Cost:  $15

Sponsored Pick: SIX The Broadway Musical 

SIX the Broadway Musical is coming to Edmonton, and it’s English History like you’ve never seen it before. See the story as it’s told by Henry VIII’s SIX wives as they come together in an all-girl pop group. Get the gang together and get your tickets early for the best seats.

When: August 12th to September 14th, see showtimes
Where: The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton

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

Old Time Rock ‘N Roll

There’s a new show in town & it is kicking off this week! Get ready to dance and feel the nostalgia at Jubilations Dinner Theatre as it presents Old Time Rock ‘N Roll… through the wonder years.

When: Friday, September 1st, until November 5th, 2023
Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 2061, 8882 170 Street
Tickets: $69.95+

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

WHC Summer Series

The Wild Heart Collective’s 124 Grand Market continues! The food and drink (plus a little shopping and entertainment) event is still running Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays at locations around the city.

When: On now until October 5th
Where:108 Avenue & 124 Street
Cost: Free to attend

Alberta Avenue Night Market

Continuing our market theme, the Alberta Avenue Night Market is also on again this September over three Fridays. Each Market offers different vendors, entertainment, and community partners.

When: Friday, September 1st (as well as 8th, and 15th)
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free to attend

Al Fresco On 104th

Al Fresco on 4th is still on! This fantastic outdoor experience rolls a market, food trucks and expanded patios into one convenient location. So, whether you’re looking for a beverage on a patio, the hustle and bustle of the market, or something fresh from a local food truck, this is the place to be.

When: Saturdays throughout the summer until September 9th
Where: 104th Street Downtown
Cost: Free to attend

Family Movies for $2.99

Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity this weekend? Cineplex Canada has brought back its Family Favourites deal for September, offering just $2.99 movie tickets deal. Movies in September include Trolls, which is screening this weekend!

When: Saturday mornings throughout the month
Where: At a Cineplex near you
Cost: $2.99

EDLC’s Labour Day BBQ

Hungry? Head over to Giovanni Caboto Park for the 32nd annual big Monday BBQ, held by the Edmonton District and Labour Council. Grab a burger and a drink, soak up the sun and enjoy live entertainment, giveaways and music!

When: Monday, September 4th, 2023
Where:  Clarke Stadium, 11000 Stadium Road
Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free to attend

Sheep Leaving Parade

What’s better than a couple of floats and some street performances? Well, usually we’d say nothing – but when there are sheep involved… the answer has GOT to be ‘sheep parade!’ This Monday, head to the NE to bid Fort Saskachewans hardworking woolly friends goodbye – it’s going to be sbaaaactacular.

When: Monday, September 4th, 2023
Where: Fort Heritage Precinct – 10006 – 100 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: Free to attend

Edmonton Corn Maze

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

U-Pick Pumpkin Farm

Is it too early to start planning for Halloween? Absolutely not! This Monday, head to Edmonton’s Somerset Farms and pick your very own pumpkin! Our advice? Make a pie out of this one, and then head back closer to the October 31st to grab another for carving! Opening day is September 2nd, and be sure to get your admission ticket online in advance.

When: Saturday, September 2nd, Sunday, September 3rd, and Monday, September 4th, 2023
Where: 1423 Township Rd 514, AB
Cost:$25 per car

Have a wonderful long weekend!