Well, the time has finally come. It is the last official weekend of summer. We aren’t crying (much), since fall is apparently not going to be too cold yet. But still, as we count down the end of summer 2022, be sure to go out and enjoy it! With that said, here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend!
From September 16 to 18, Arts on the Ave and Kaleido are presenting Kaleido Family Arts Festival 2022: Heart in Living Colour! 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: September 16 to 18
Where: Alberta Avenue – 118 Ave, between 90 & 94 St, Edmonton
Cost: Free to attend
Experience the best of the Philippine islands right here in Edmonton! This festival will feature delectable cuisine, traditional folk dances, music and the arts.
When: September 17
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre at William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
SPONSORED PICK: JOIN THE SOURDOUGH RAFT RACE
Coming back for its 63rd year, the Sourdough Raft Race is, without a doubt, Edmonton’s biggest water fight! Whether you join the race on a canoe, kayak, or your very own DIY raft, or prefer to cheer from the sidelines and enjoy the famous toonie breakfast, this is a great opportunity to bring friends & fam together and be part of one of our city’s traditions.
When: Sunday, September 18
Where: Terwillegar Park
Cost: FREE for first-timers, $10 for returning racers. And free entry to watch & cheer!
Kicking off on September 16th, the Edmonton Expo will run for an entire weekend, offering ample opportunities for you to check it out. Throughout, you’ll be treated to workshops, shopping opportunities, and meet and greets with a variety of stars.
When: September 16 to 18
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 118 Ave 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: Fridays and Saturdays, September 16 to October 22
Where: Elk Island National Park
Cost: $12.75 (park admission sold separately)
Where: ICE District Plaza
Cost: Free, limited seating will be available
Want to check out a concert this weekend? Into the wide world of hip-hop we go. At the tender age of 19, this Memphis rapper has racked up millions of YouTube views and followers, alongside working with some of the biggest names in the business.
When: September 16
Where: 6240 99 Street
It’s back! Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. You can check it out at one of several bars in the city this week.
When: On now until September 18
Where: Different locations in Edmonton
Cost: Varies per cocktail
When: September 18
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square 9918 102 Ave NW
Where: 1949 98 Street NW
Cost: $25 per person, with a minimum of 3 paid admissions per booking
Have a great weekend, Edmonton!