Well, it’s the weekend, Edmonton! And it’s almost the middle of September, already! Before fall officially kicks in, why not head out and enjoy some of the best of Edmonton this weekend? Here are some of the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.
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Scratch whatever plans you have this weekend and plan to head to Spruce Meadows in Calgary for one of Canada’s most iconic equestrian events! The Master’s is on now until Sunday, September 11th and it’s jam-packed with entertainment for the whole family!
When: Wednesday, September 7th – Sunday. September 11th
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Cost: Starting at $25.00
We will literally never tire of a trip to one of Edmonton’s farmers’ markets. Get some great groceries, and maybe treat yourself to a snack… it’s a couple of hours well spent.
When: Open throughout September
Where: Locations around Edmonton
Are you ready Edmonton? Grindstone’s Mural Massive is back for its third year! Watch new large-scale murals get painted in Old Strathcona as part of this indoor/outdoor art event. The festival runs from September 3rd to the 10th at various Old Strathcona and Downtown neighborhoods, and don’t forget the late-night party happening at The Grindstone Theatre on Friday, September 9. Parts of this event are free, and others are $12+.
When: Until September 10th
Where: Locations around Old Strathcona and Downtown
Cost: Free and ticketed with costs starting at $12
Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity this month? Cineplex Canada has brought back its Family Favourites deal for September, offering just $2.99 movie tickets deal. Movies this month include The Adventures Of Tintin and Sonic The Hedgehog 2.
When: Saturday mornings throughout the month
Where: At a Cineplex near you
Running for three days straight (September 9th to 11th), EMBFest is a mixture of trail rides, concerts, hanging out, and learning what’s new in the industry! Explore a ‘Trail of Lights’ by yourself or with some pals, head to the EXPO area for lunch (and maybe even a beer), then check out the local live music showcase to cap the day off.
When: September 9th to 11th
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park
Cost: $20+ for GA
The annual celebration of local food and art returns on September 11. Check out independent restaurants, local food trucks, and new this year, you can also check out local liquor manufacturers! There will be artists and live entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening.
When: September 11 from 3 to 7 pm
Where: Strathcona County Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Cost: Free to attend
Perhaps a misleading name, this festival (hosted by Sea Change Brewing), focuses on punk, metal, and hard rock. Propagandhi is headlining the weekend festival!
When: September 10th and 11th
Where: 6240 99 Street
Get your art on, Edmonton! The Strathearn Art Walk is a free, family-friendly event that celebrates art in our community. Enjoy the work of emerging and professional artists, all with the scenic backdrop of our beautiful river valley and city skyline!
When: September 10 and 11 from 8 am to 6 pm
Where: Strathearn Drive, Edmonton
Cost: Free to attend
Canada’s Largest Street Hockey Festival is Returning to Edmonton! This year’s event will take place in the popular ICE District adjacent to Rogers Place, home of the Edmonton Oilers.
When: September 10 and 11
Where: 10214 104 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Cost: $49 to play the weekend
Do you want a framed pic of your furry bestie? Head to Kingsway’s eye-popping HyperPop space. The complimentary professional photos will be available for two days, and no appointments are necessary. Of note – this is for dogs and cats only.
When: September 9th and 10th
Where: Kingsway Mall, 109 Street & Kingsway