Things to Do in Edmonton in October

Sep 15, 2020

When the air becomes crisp and cool, we don't hibernate. We embrace the season and cozy up to the many activities and events around town. Toss on your scarf, sip your favourite pumpkin-flavoured beverage and explore all of the fall things to do in Edmonton this October. Sweater weather never looked better!


No matter how you choose to spend your October, be sure to continue practicing safe spatial distancing and following the guidelines put in place to keep everyone safe.

It's Halloween, Witches!

What's the Story?

Your favourite non-fiction stories come to life off of the page at Litfest, with 50-plus presenters over 11 days (October 15-25). Avid readers connect with writers through a series of live & virtual events, great conversations, and immersive readings. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to interact with some of the best-selling, award-winning and emerging authors of books, magazines and films!

Get a Little Corny

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Some call is basic, others call it delicious, but there's no doubting the fact that autumn is pumpkin spice season. There are several places serving up tasty gourd-flavoured treats this season. From the elegant pumpkin pie at The Duchess Bake Shop and the scrumptious pumpkin eclair at La Boule Bakery to Alley Kat's pumpkin-spiced beer and Transcend's seasonal latte made with real pumpkin - there's something for every circle-scarf wearing, fall-loving gourmand. Our personal favourite? The classic pumpkin pie from Vi's for Pies.

Yuk it Up!

Ten Days of Popcorn for Dinner

Hockey Live, On Stage!

The Mayfield Dinner Theatre is back in action! At long last, you can enjoy prime-rib and a show with new health and safety measures in place. This month, catch Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story when it hits the stage. The show is a moving, funny, and highly theatrical event performed entirely on skates. Audiences don’t need to know a thing about hockey to love the inspirational true story of a courageous Canadian hockey hero.

Discover Prairie Gardens

Geo Domes where the Bison Roam

Take your camping experience to a whole new level with the Geo Domes at Elk Island Retreat. Nature meets comfort in this glamping experience designed for memory-makers. The domes include a fireplace gas heater, making them perfect for chilly fall nights. A queen-sized bed, Nespresso coffee maker, and in-suite lighting (you heard that right - lighting!) make this the perfect choice for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without ditching the comforts of home.

Experience Indigenous Cuisine

Picture Perfect Picnics

Picnics aren't just for summer! True North Picnic is a boutique catering company that specializes in a one-of-a-kind picnic experiences, and lucky for us, they are operating well into the fall. Choose from one of their charming picnic packages that they will set up in one of the city's beautiful parks. True North will coordinate, style and do all the work - you just need to show up, relax, and enjoy!