The weather is getting colder, Edmonton, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go out and enjoy one of the last weekends of October! That’s right, it’s almost Halloween, which means it is almost November. So let’s get out there, and check out these things to do in Edmonton this weekend.
Following its mini festival last year, NorthwestFEARFest is back this October with a bone-chilling lineup of 15 horrifying films! Get ready to be spooked.
When: On now until Sunday, October 22nd, 2023
Where: 8712 109 St NW
Dermot Kennedy is in town so soon! The Irish singer and songwriter will be at Rogers Place this Friday.
When: Friday, October 20th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Sponsored Pick: Little Shop of Horrors
Retire Netflix for an evening and try a fun night out at the theatre instead! Citadel Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors is the perfect blend of comedy, music, and just a hint of fall-appropriate spookiness. This sci-fi musical comedy tells the story of a meek floral shop assistant who stumbles across a strange new plant that causes business to boom. But this plant has a sinister edge, and when it starts to promise fame and fortune, it also develops a vampiric thirst for human blood! This story is one of the theatre company’s longest-running Off-Broadway shows and is set to an upbeat 60s-inspired pop/rock score for a fun night out streaming services can’t beat.
When: Showtimes between Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, November 19
Where: The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Cost: Ticket price varies by seat
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: Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd, 2023
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road
The Edmonton Oilers are at home this weekend, and you can catch all the action against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place.
When: Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Where: Rogers Place
Ready for some opera? Edmonton Opera is bringing Bizet’s Carmen this week, and it’s described as a “fiery passion and drama are ever present in this timeless spectacle of love and loss.”
When: Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW
As part of Symphony for Kids, you can check out The Hockey Sweater at the Winspear Centre on Sunday. “Have you ever seen a hockey game on stage at the Winspear? The iconic Canadian story, The Hockey Sweater, is brought to life through the music of Abigail Richardson-Schulte,” according to the centre.
When: Sunday, October 22nd, 2023
Where: 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
Have you had the chance to check out The Edmonton Corn Maze? Head down and quite literally lose yourself in acres upon acres of corn. What could get you into fall more than a corn maze? Plus, it’s only open for a few more days!
When: Open until October 22nd, 2023
Where: 26171 Secondary Hwy 627, Spruce Grove
Cost: $12+ for GA
Get ready to be spooked, every weekend this month 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 until Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
Where: 287 Spruce Ridge Road
Cost: $5 or a non-perishable food item
The world premier of Crescendo! is taking place at the Shadow Theatre starting this week. “Crescendo! is inspired by true stories and takes us into the lives of women in a community choir, ” according to the theatre.
When: On now until Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Where: 10329 83 Ave NW