Stay safe, follow health guidelines, and enjoy great events celebrating the city’s creativity, history, and community pride! Here’s what’s on this weekend in Edmonton!
1) Alberta Culture Days
All September long, Culture Days has been bringing amazing events and experiences to Albertans, and even more are set for this weekend! Join in the celebration with our rundown of Edmonton and area-based events here.
2) Fever-Land | Starts Sept. 23
This sole live production from Teatro Q’s 2021 season brings a beloved comedy back to the Edmonton stage after 17 years. In 1960s Winnipeg, an unexpected affair leads to strange, bizarre consequences. Catch it on stage at Varscona Theatre!
3) Deadmonton | Starts Sept. 24
It’s officially spooky season! Get ready for thrills and chills at Deadmonton house, which is once again offering two frightfully fun experiences for those who dare drop in: Warped, a journey through time, space, and madness; and Dusk, a harrowing trip through a New Orleans graveyard. Are you brave enough to face off against this house of horrors?
4) The Market Off Whyte | Sept. 24–25
Find great local goods and gifts at this quirky pop-up market. Artisans of all stripes will be offering their wares, ranging from glass work and jewelry to furniture and quilting. Support local makers and spruce up your home (or yourself) for fall!
5) Open Cockpit Day | Sept. 25
Bring the family to the Alberta Aviation Museum for a day of learning and fun! Get the chance to sit in the cockpit of one of the museum’s many historic aircraft and experience what it was like to pilot these incredible planes. You can also take in the Eyes on the Skies exhibit, which celebrates the history of air traffic management. Other activities include flight simulators, visits from special guests, and more! All attendees over the age of 12 must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
6) Sight Night Virtual Run | Sept. 25
Run, walk, or cycle in your neighbourhood or favourite park with the second Virtual Sight Night Run! This evening fun run encourages people of all abilities to get moving while raising funds to support recreation programs for Albertans with vision impairments. You can register for your virtual run here.
7) ESFF Film Screening | Sept. 25
The Edmonton Short Film Festival brings together independent artists and filmmakers from across Alberta who bring you exciting, engaging, experimental, and groundbreaking short films under 30 minutes. Catch a FREE curated screening of favourites from the festival at Root 107 Park. Capacity and seating are limited, so bring your own lawn chairs for the best seats!
8) SoJa Sidewalk Sale | Sept. 25
Find sweet treats, vintage treasures, and handmade goods at this charming pop-up sidewalk sale, hosted by and operating outside of Grace Lutheran Church. Come by and see all the amazing things South Jasper has to offer!
9) HSBC Canada Sevens Rugby | Sept. 25–26
The ultimate rugby experience is coming to Commonwealth Stadium! Cheer on teams from around the world over 2 days of edge-of-your-seat sporting action! All attendees over the age of 12 must show proof of double vaccination.