Happy (almost) Friday the 13th, Edmonton! Besides some spooky events, there’s an Oilers game and a big Wu-Tang concert to enjoy this weekend. Wondering what else to do? Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend!


LitFest is back in Edmonton celebrating all things nonfiction! There are author readings, workshops, and live performances. There are ticketed and free events throughout different venues.

When: Thursday, October 12th to Sunday, October 22nd, 2023
Where: 287 Spruce Ridge Road
Cost: Free, and varies per event

DARK: Fort Edmonton Park

This weekend, you’ll be able to face your biggest fears in Edmonton!  Dark at Fort Edmonton Park has new haunting experiences at its event, which is celebrating 6 years of terror. “Survive a horde of undead in a defenceless frontier town. Escape the deranged killer clown whose grand gesture is murder. Dare to discover what nightmares are made during the witching hour,” states the event. We are scared just reading that.

When: Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $45 for GA

Sponsored Pick: AMA’s EV Life Podcast

Ready to supercharge your knowledge about electric vehicles and green mobility? Then AMA has the podcast for you! Their podcast, EV Life, explores the electrifying world of EVs, from fully electric cars to electric motorcycles. You can listen to engaging discussions with industry experts, learn about valuable insights into the EV market, charging options, and the transition to sustainable transportation in Canada. In the realm of electric vehicles, AMA has positioned itself as the best resource for learning and staying current, so be sure to tune in on your next ride into work!

Ballet Edmonton presents Ouvrir

Ballet Edmonton is back with Ouvrir, its first performance of the 23/24 season. Get ready to see performances by Gioconda Barbuto, Ethan Colangelo, and Wen Wei Wang.

When: Friday, October 13th, and Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Where:  Triffo Theatre in Allard Hall, 11110 104 Ave NW
Cost: $45+

Wu-Tang Clan & Nas

Hip Hop icons Wu-Tang Clan and Nas are co-headlining the 2023 run of their N.Y. State of Mind Tour. The tour wraps soon, but not before coming to Edmonton this weekend!

When: Friday, October 13th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW
Cost: $49+

Sponsored Pick: The Mosquers Film Festival

The Mosquers Film Festival is returning to Edmonton for another year! Experience critically acclaimed shorts by talent from around the world that showcase unique and diverse elements of the Muslim experience through education and storytelling. This festival aims to entertain and build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims alike, so everyone is welcome! See the top 8 selected short films and enjoy an evening of live music, artistic performances, comedy, and an after-party. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 14th, so get your tickets now!

When: Saturday, October 14 at 6 PM
Where: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW & Corner of 99 Street & 102 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: Tickets start at $34.99, student and group prices available

The Wildlife Festival

Really want to see a sloth or hug a boa constrictor? Perhaps you want to pet a Wallaroo or check out the world’s largest porcupine!  The Wildlife Festival debuts in Edmonton later this week!

When: Friday, October 13th until Sunday, October 15th, 2023
Where:  Edmonton Convention Centre
Cost: $16+

Spruce Ridge Scare

Get ready to be spooked, every weekend starting this Friday the 13th! 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 (a donation for men’s health), or one non-perishable food donation per person (for the parkland food bank).

When: Every Friday to Sunday starting Friday, October 13th to 31st, 2023
Where: 287 Spruce Ridge Road
Cost: $5 or a non-perishable food item

Edmonton Fall Home Show

Looking to reno? The Edmonton Fall Home Show is back, and it’s a marketplace where you can “shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals.”

When: Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
Cost: $12

Edmonton Oilers

It’s time to get those jerseys out, hockey fans! The NHL is back, and the Oilers are at home playing the Vancouver Canucks this Saturday.

When: Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Where:  Rogers Place
Cost: $201.30+

Pumpkins after Dark

Are you ready for Halloween? If not, we’ve got Pumpkins After Dark 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: Open until October 31st, 2023
Where: Borden Park
Cost: $22.95+ for GA

Deadmonton Haunted House

The super-popular Deadmonton Haunted House has returned! Celebrating 10 years of scary the pants off of nearly everyone who attends, this year’s event will take place at the old Edmonton Sun building and feature 3 chilling experiences.

When: On now until November 4th, 2023
Where: 9300 47 Street, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $39.99+

Have a great weekend!