Fall is officially upon us, and we’re ready to make the most of it. Lucky for us, Edmonton is filled to the brim with things to do this October. From musical and spooky events to the return of hockey (and one big outdoor game), there’s something for everyone to enjoy while the weather cools off. Here are the best things to do around Edmonton this October.

Daniel Caesar

Multi-platinum GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Daniel Caesar is on his global outing- Daniel Caesar Presents Superpowers World Tour. And he stops in Edmonton this month.

When: Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $61+

DARK: Fort Edmonton Park

On select nights from October 6 to 29, 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 6th to Sunday, October 29th, 2023
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $45 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: Friday, September 29th until November 4th, 2023
Where: 9300 47 Street, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $39.99+

Florasonic- a BWDC Fundraiser at the Muttart Conservatory

Florasonic is a music party which activates each pyramid at the Muttart Conservatory with a different sonic experience, and it is also a big fundraising event. Get ready to dance, while enjoying treats, drinks, and a silent auction.

When: Friday, October 6th, 2023
Where:  Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street Northwest
Cost:  $50+

Haunted Pumpkin Festival

The Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm kicks off on the first weekend of October and is on until the end of the month! You can check out this spooky outing to the pumpkin patch where you will find a Pumpkin Cannon (really!), a ghost town with Ghost Walks to the Elm Street Cemetery, and if you are brave – don a mask to creep through the Haunted Farm House. Save $5 when you get your tickets online!

When: Every weekend until October 31st, 2023
Where: 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
Cost:  $21+

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Edmonton Oilers

It’s almost hockey season, and the Edmonton Oilers are hosting several home games. From two preseason games, to the home opener, hockey fans can definitely get those jerseys out!

When: October 4th, 6th, 14th, 21st, and 26th, 2023
Where:  Rogers Place
Cost:  $30+

ZZ Top

Legendary American rock band ZZ Top is on tour this fall, and will be stopping in Edmonton with special guest Cory Marks.

When: Thursday, October 12th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: $90+

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 on Friday, the 13th!

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

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 in October!

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 this October! 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

Guns N’ Roses

Take us down to the Paradise City this month, as Guns N’ Roses bring their North American tour to Rogers Place!

When: Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $99.50+

Dermot Kennedy

Not into Guns N’ Roses? Perhaps Dermot Kennedy is your cup of tea! The Irish singer and songwriter will be at Rogers Place this month.

When: Friday, October 20th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $49

Boo at the Zoo!

This one is for the whole fam! Explore the zoo’s not-so-scary festivities with magical guest characters, all while trick-or-treating at stops throughout the zoo.

When: Over two weekends: October 21st, 22nd,and 28th, 29th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road

Edmonton Corn Maze

The Edmonton Corn Maze is back for the season as well! Head down and quite literally lose yourself in acres upon acres of corn. What could get you into the fall season more than a corn maze?

When: Open until October 22nd, 2023
Where: 26171 Secondary Hwy 627, Spruce Grove
Cost: $12+ for GA


Perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated concerts in the city this fall, Maynard James Keenan and Tool will be back on stage in Edmonton this month.

When: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $121+

Art Gallery of Alberta, The Last Of Us Party

This fall, and just before Halloween, dance and drink among the undead at a HUGE The Last Of Us-inspired party that celebrates the Alberta-shot show and upcoming spooky season.

When: Saturday, October 28th, 2023
Where:  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta
Cost: $60

Scream Halloween

Canada’s largest Halloween dance event takes place right here in Edmonton! Since 1999, Scream has brought the biggest names in electronic dance music to Alberta for a costumed dance party, and this year is no exception.

When: Saturday, October 28th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: $115.90+

Fright Night

Looking for more spooky events to check out? Head to Galaxyland for the return of FRIGHT NIGHT! Expect “heart-pounding thrills as LIVE zombies roam the darkness, swag bags await, and rides keep the adrenaline pumping all night long.”

When: Saturday, October 28th, 2023
Where: 1755-8882 170 St. NW
Cost: $45+

NHL Heritage Classic series

Get excited, hockey fans! On October 29th, the Edmonton Oilers will face off against the Calgary Flames in the seventh installment of the epic NHL Heritage Classic series. The teams will bring the heat, which will be needed among the magic of the great outdoors!

When: Sunday, October 29th, 2023
Where: Commonwealth Stadium
Cost: $145+

Dirty Dancing in Concert

If you love Dirty Dancing, you can soon catch it in concert! The classic film’s first live film-to-concert experience is coming to Edmonton. Enjoy the hit movie like never before on a full-size cinema screen, with a live band and singers performing the films iconic songs.

When: Sunday, October 29th, 2023
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Avenue NW
Cost: $49.88+

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