Welcome to your weekend, Edmonton. It’s an important weekend across Canada, as we observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Saturday. Below we share some events taking place in the city to participate in the national day, along with some fall-themed events, and a concert. Here are 10 things to do in Edmonton this weekend.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Featuring talented dancers, a panel and bannock, Edmonton’s Bend Arrow Traditional Healing Society has organized 3 hours of programming to commemorate this year’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This particular event will be free to attend.

When: Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Where: 11648 85 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Cost: Free

Orange Shirt Day Walk and Run 

In an effort to raise funds for local grassroots movements, Edmontonians are encouraged to take part in the third annual Orange Shirt Day Walk and Run. To register visit the link above. Good Luck and stay hydrated.

When: Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Where: River Valley Walterdale, Edmonton

Orange Shirt Day Community Walk 

Organized by Standing Together, Edmontonians are welcome to join this year’s walk honouring survivors, both living and no longer with us. Orange shirts and bagged lunches will be provided free of charge to all participants.

When: Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Where: Mary Burlie Park – 10465 97 St NW

Orange Shirt Day at TELUS World of Science

This year, visit the Telus World of Science in Edmonton for a day of song, dance and workshops. In addition to offering all Indigenous guests FREE admission, this event will also feature an Indigenous-owned market, activities and performances.

When: Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Where: 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: Free for Indigenous guests, $23.95 regular admission

The Importance of Being Earnest 

Looking for some theatre action? The Importance of Being Earnest is on now! The classic comedy by Oscar Wilde comes alive on the Citadel stage until mid-October.

When: Saturday, September 23rd, until Sunday, October 15th, 2023
Where:  9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Cost: $40.25+

Deadmonton Haunted House

Ready to get spooked? The very best place to do so in Edmonton is the The Deadmonton Haunted House, the city’s premier Halloween fright fest. This year’s event will take place at the old Edmonton Sun building and feature 3 chilling experiences.

When: Friday, September 29th to November 4th, 2023
Where: 9300 47 Street, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $39.99+

Pumpkins after Dark

Are you ready for Halloween season? If not, we’ve got Pumpkins After Dark to look forward to this weekend 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: On now until October 31st, 2023
Where: Borden Park
Cost: $22.95+ for GA

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden will bring The Future Past Tour to Canada this fall, and one of the dates is right here in Edmonton! Catch them this weekend at Rogers Place.

When: Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $75+

Queen Elizabeth Planetarium Grand Opening

You may not know this but the Queen Elizabeth Planetarium (QEP) became Canada’s first public planetarium in 1960, then it was closed in 1983. And starting this Friday, it returns! Get a free tour of this restored Municipal Heritage Resource, and celebrate its return!

When: Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1st, 2023
Where:  Coronation Park
Cost:  Free

Edmonton International Film Festival

The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) celebrates diverse cinema in theatres right here in the city. There’s still time to catch it as the event wraps up this weekend.

When: Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, October 1st, 2023
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: $75+