Things to Do in September in Edmonton
September keeps the summer fun going in Edmonton! With a full schedule of activities to fill your calendar, you can send the season off in style before welcoming the coziness of fall with open arms.
Where Dreams Become Melodies
Canada's Festival City
Sea Change Super Friendly Fest
Prepare for a high-voltage punk rock fest at the legendary MIDWAY Music Hall! The Sea Change Super Friendly Fest is where raw energy, relentless riffs, and rebellious spirit collide. It's not just music—it's an unforgettable experience featuring punk legends and rising stars.
Savour Strathcona 2023
Savour Strathcona is an annual celebration of Strathcona County's local food and art scene. Independent restaurateurs, brewers, winemakers, cider makers, and distillers from across Strathcona County will showcase their signature creations to the community. Enjoy live entertainment and activities throughout the afternoon and evening.
Play the Fool
Immerse yourself in whimsy and revelry on the charming streets of historic Old Strathcona neighborhood! The Play the Fool Theatre Festival brings together seasoned and emerging local, national, and international artists for four days of delightful clowning around. Get ready to be swept away by a symphony of laughter, mischief, and unforgettable performances that will leave your heart lighter and your spirits soaring.
Laugh Out Loud
Get ready for 4 days of funny! The Edmonton Comedy Festival features comedians from across North America performing on stages throughout the city. Gather your friends and family for a dose of chuckles with some unforgettable acts!
Discover Indigenous Edmonton
River Cree Indian Relay Cup
Witness a heart-pounding cultural horse racing tradition at the River Cree Indian Relay Cup! This unique team-based relay race showcases the remarkable bond between riders and horses as they navigate lightning-fast laps around the track, with riders leaping bareback from one horse to another. This riveting sport pays homage to Indigenous traditions, highlighting the deep connection between humans and animals.
Plays, Performances, and Productions
Душа народу – Spirit of a Nation
Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Edmonton and the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble (PFE) from Saskatoon are proud to present their new and collaborative show Душа народу – The Spirit of a Nation! Experience Ukrainian dance in this colorful and immersive production at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Ballet Edmonton's BE Home Tour
Arouse your creativity and be inspired by amazing decorating, design and renovation ideas at the BE Home Tour! Your ticket allows you to walk through five remarkable and impressive private homes in our city, in support of Ballet Edmonton. View the homes at your own pace over the two-day tour.
Take a Food Bike Tour
Night Markets Galore
Markets are even more magical under the glow of the moonlight. Take advantage of seasonal night markets like the Alberta Avenue Night Market (September 1, 8, 15) – offering a world of diverse vendors, captivating entertainment, and community spirit, and the Public Night Market (September 15) – with over 60 vendors!
Cheer On the Elks
Watch as the Edmonton Elks get one step closer to the Grey Cup! Plan your visit to The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium to see an afternoon or evening of action-packed Canadian football. Don't miss the battle between the Elks and the Calgary Stampeders on September 9, as well as the fight to victory against the BC Lions on September 22. Antler up!
Open Cockpit Day
Head to the Alberta Aviation Museum, and prepare to experience history like never before as the doors swing open, granting access to a breathtaking array of rare historical aircrafts. This is the one day of the year when visitors of all ages get the chance to step into the shoes of legendary pilots and take a seat in the pilot’s cockpit!
Farm to Flame Dinners at Old Red Barn
Get a Little Corny
It's corn! Each year, the Edmonton Corn Maze creates new themes designed to get thousands of visitors lost in their tracks. Expect 5 kilometers of twists and turns, as well as 85 decision points. A series of clue cards will offer guidance along the way, with questions rated for all ages. Get lost - it's kind of the point!
Open until October 22