Happy last week of September! While it’s officially fall, it looks like we have some warm weather ahead. And there are a lot of events in the city this week, from comedy to film. This week, we will also be observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday. Here are things to do in Edmonton this week.
Get ready to laugh, Edmonton! This week, we have four days of funny coming up from September 28th to October 1st, and they feature comedians from across North America performing on stages throughout Edmonton.
When: September 28th to October 1st
Where: 10 stages around Edmonton
Cost: Varies per performance
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
September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. And to help commemorate the day, Edmonton’s most popular Indigenous artist, Lance Cardinal of the Bigstone Cree Nation, is hosting an Indigenous Art Adventure LIVE workshop. There are other dates and times available as well.
When: Friday, September 30th
Where: Soulflame Creative Studios, 10043 81 Avenue Northwest
On the National Truth and Reconciliation Day this year, walk or run to raise funds for Orangeshirtday.org, Bear Clan Patrol YEG and Indigenous Youth Sports Scholarships.
When: Friday, September 30th
Time: 3:00 PM
Where: Kinsmen Park, Edmonton
They don’t even go here!!! Regardless, this band (formed in Toronto) is well worth checking out this week, as kind of a kiss goodbye to summer and a kiss hello to the fall.
When: September 30th
Where: 6107 104 St NW
If you weren’t aware, Elk Island is in the heart of one of Canada’s largest ‘dark sky preserves‘. The ‘Gateway to the Stars’ experience returns to Elk Island, with a night this Friday.
When: Friday, September 30th, 2022
Where: Elk Island National Park
Cost: $12.75 (park admission sold separately)
Presented by Edmonton Community Foundation, the event states that Monika Lewinsky “will address topics of survival, resilience, digital reputation and equality.” According to the Edmonton Public Library, all proceeds from ticket sales go to supporting the Ready. Set. READ! program.
When: September 27th
Where: 11455 87 Ave. NW
As part of their celebration of Oktoberfest, CRAFT is hosting a dinner series with some experts in attendance! Enjoy a custom dinner with curated beer pairings exploring your favourite Bavarian classics.
When: Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: CRAFT Beer Market Edmonton, 10013 101A Ave NW
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: On now until October 1st, 2022
Where: Landmark Cinemas – 10200 102 Ave, Edmonton
Have a great week, Edmonton!