Happy first weekend of fall! Looks like it will be the perfect fall weekend, so to kick off the new season, why not head out and enjoy some activities in the city? Here are the top things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend.
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.
When: September 22 to October 1
Where: Landmark Cinemas – 10200 102 Ave, Edmonton
Young and old alike can appreciate the value of a good corn maze during the start of fall. And honestly, the Edmonton Corn Maze is amongst the best in the country. Massive, and featuring a new design every year, a trip here is going to be a breath of fresh air (literally) this month.
When: Open until October 16th
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Well it’s cozy season, which also means it is almost NHL season! The Winnipeg Jets are playing the Edmonton Oilers for this weekend’s preseason game.
When: Sunday, September 25th
Where: 10220 – 104 Avenue
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
Want to try grape stomping? Viva Italia District Association is hosting an Alberta Culture Days event with a free, outdoor family festival in the heart of Little Italy. Expect performers, music, kids activities, and food trucks.
When: Sunday, September 25th
Where: Giovanni Caboto Park – 9425 109a Avenue NW
The super-popular Deadmonton Haunted House has returned, with not one but two super scary experiences. First up? Icons of Darkness, a silver screen inspired experience that promises to have you become “the star of a grisly finale” as you “meet your deepest fear in the flesh”. Following that, and in the same vein, the other experience is called Return of the Living Dead, and we’re pretty sure we can guess what it’ll be about.
When: On now until November 3rd
Where: 7031 Gateway Boulevard
Cost: $36.99+ for GA
According to the University, “U of A Days is an open invitation for absolutely anyone to come out and celebrate our connection to the Edmonton community and beyond.” The weekend festivities will include alumni, students, faculty and staff, and filled with fun, games, music, learning and discovery!
When: From September 22nd to the 25th
Where: U of A campus
Oh goodness, it’s OhGeesy. A rising star in the hip-hop genre, OhGeesy was part of the Shoreline Mafia group, before kicking off on his own when they disbanded.
When: September 23rd
Where: 6107 104 Street
We will literally never tire of a weekly or monthly trip to one of Edmonton’s farmers’ markets. Get some great groceries, maybe treat yourself to a snack!
When: Open throughout September
Where: Locations around Edmonton
Worried about a little brain drain as the weather cools off? You’re in luck, because the U of A has a wealth of free-to-access courses, teaching you about everything from dinosaurs to Indigenous history.
Where: Click the link above for more info
Enjoy your weekend!