Here are 5 festivals and events in and around the city that will help you to make the most of your September long weekend.
Edmonton Burlesque Festival | Through September 2
Be prepared to be dazzled by the elaborate costumes, fierce dances, and feisty personalities at this 5th annual burlesque festival. Performers from all over the world will take to the stage to amuse and entertain, perform in showcases, and participate in the yearly burlesque competition.
Royal Alberta Museum | 102 Ave. & 129th St.
Symphony Under the Sky | Through September 3
Join the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for an evening of classical scores and contemporary Hollywood hits under the stars. Every evening will feature a new theme, including the show that sells out every year, “A Night in Hollywood,” which this time will feature songs from Indiana Jones and Jurassic World!
Hawrelak Park | 9930 Groat Rd.
Milky Way Days | September 2-3
Look to the skies this weekend at this two-day event held in Miquelon Lake Provincial Park on September 2 and Elk Island National Park on September 3. Volunteer astronomers will be guiding the solar and night viewing of stars, and there will also be guest speakers, displays, activities, and more! Admission to this event is free.
Miquelon Lake Provincial Park | Rolly View Rd, Kingman, AB
Elk Island National Park | 54401 RR 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Sweet Corn Fest | September 2-4
Discover a cornucopia of family activities at the Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm this long weekend! There will be corn mazes, face-painting, corn art activities, folk music, magic shows, and more. Visit the “Corncession” for popular corn foods like steamed sweet corn-on-the-cob, cornbread, corn stuccotash, and more!
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm | 56311 Lily Lake Rd., Bon Accord
Harvest Fair | September 2-4
Celebrate the end of the summer and the change in season at the Harvest Fair at Fort Edmonton Park! While exploring the park you can sample veggies, learn how boats were built back in the day, try your hand at knitting, help make fresh butter, and much more! Discover how our forebears prepared for the long winters at this fun, hands-on fair!
Fort Edmonton Park | 7000-143 St.