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Things to do in Edmonton in October

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by Edmonton Tourism Team

So, it’s fall. Yup, that happened again. But actually, fall is starting to become our favourite season. It's a good time to catch some of our seasonal attractions before they "hibernate" like Horse Racing at Northlands Park, Devonian Botanic Gardens, Jurassic Forest, and Castrol Raceway. Catch one of the last few outdoor City Market days before they move to the glass pyramids of City Hall after Thanksgiving.

Explore in the River Valley – Seriously though, we really take our river valley for granted, especially this time of year. We could spout off about it being the largest urban parkland and all the “tourism stuff,” but we have an incredibly developed playground right in our back yard. Grab a bike, your running shoes, or even hop on the High Level Streetcar and find out why the colours make it look like the entire valley is ablaze.
High Level Streetcar operates until Thanksgiving

Rogers Place Events
The wait is over for downtown Edmonton's crown jewel. Cheer on our hockey teams or catch one of the upcoming concerts in the one of the world's best arenas. We're allowed to toot our own horn, right?
Edmonton Oilers season opener vs Calgary Flames - October 12
Edmonton Oil Kings - 8 home games in October
Carrie Underwood - October 13
John Fogerty - October 22
Kanye West - October 15

Edmonton Film Festival
Indulge your cinematic appetite with the Edmonton International Film Festival. This year’s festival is 10 days of independent, international and eye-opening films. Scout out some future stars with a red carpet that starts in the city of Edmonton.
September 29-October 8

Edmonton Comedy Festival
Ready to laugh? Or cry because you’re laughing so hard? Edmonton Comedy Festival is back with four days of funny and some of the best comedians around. You could even work at honing your own craft at one of their workshops!
October 5-8

Angry Birds Universe at Telus World of Science - Edmonton
Experience Angry Birds in real life and embark on a wild adventure where science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics are disguised in feathers! Have you ever wanted to "be the bird" in Angry Birds? Well now's your chance. Just hop on the zip line!
Opens October 8

Edmonton Corn Maze
From the air, the maze looks like an artistic pattern. On the ground, the Edmonton Corn Maze tests your sense of adventure (and direction). Expect 5 kms of twists and turns and 85 decision points. A series of clue cards offer guidance along the way, with questions rated for all ages.
Until October 23

Haunted Pumpkin Festival
Enter with caution as a headless horseman guards Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm. The Haunted Pumpkin Festival will keep you busy this October with over 50 family friendly activities. Try your aim with the pumpkin cannon, scream your way through the haunted house or test your sense of direction with the corn maze.
Weekends in October