Welcome to autumn, officially! Days are sunny, and the nights are crisp, and we love the feel of a new season. Especially when it’s a busy week ahead in the city! Wondering what’s happening this first week of fall? Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this week.
Want to check out a new smash-hit Broadway musical? Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is in Edmonton this week, and it’s the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography. The best part is it is set to the Temptations’ hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.”
When: Tuesday, September 26th to Sunday, October 1st, 2023
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
It’s back by popular demand, and still spooky! Check out Fort Edmonton Park after dark, as a guide teaches “the basics of investigating paranormal activity.”
When: Tuesday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 27th, 2023
Where: 7000 143 St NW
Sponsored Pick: Oktoberfest at Fan Park
Get ready to raise your beer glasses, Edmonton, because from September 22 to 30, Fan Park at ICE District will be transformed into a Bavarian wonderland for Oktoberfest! It’s all taking place inside a 22,000 square foot tent where you’ll have the chance to enjoy authentic Bavarian cuisine, an awesome beer selection, live music and entertainment, & more!
When: September 22-30, 2023
Where: Fan Park @ ICE District: 10128 – 104 Avenue NW
Ready to catch some hockey once again? Pre-season games are on now, and the Oilers will be facing the Vancouver Canucks at home this Wednesday. Get those jerseys out, it’s game time!
When: Wednesday, September 27th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place
Get ready to laugh, Edmonton! The Edmonton Comedy Festival is bringing four days of laughter to different venues around the city. Their must-see show this year is “Best of the Fest Starring Andrew Grose” taking place on the weekend!
When: Wednesday, September 27th, to Saturday, September 30th 2023
Where: Stages across Edmonton
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
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
The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) celebrates diverse cinema in theatres right here in the city. Enjoy 10 days of films that will make you laugh, cry, and maybe even leave you inspired. Don’t forget the popcorn!
When: Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, October 1st, 2023
Where: Multiple venues
Are you ready for Halloween season? If not, we’ve got Pumpkins After Dark to look forward to and 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
Speaking of Halloween, 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 throughout September
Where: 26171 Secondary Hwy 627, Spruce Grove
Cost: $12+ for GA