Things to Do in Edmonton in September

Aug 20, 2020

Think the summer fun is over? Think again! The month of September in Edmonton brings you plenty of virtual and in-person activities to fill your calendar. We're talkin' corn mazes, brewery crawls, river valley adventures and so much more. Send summer off in style before welcoming the coziness of fall with open arms!

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

Check In. Drink up. Get Rewards.

Discover Edmonton’s craft beer scene one pint at a time and sign up for the Explore Edmonton Brewery Pass, a mobile passport loaded up with discounts to the best breweries in the city – did we mention it’s completely free? To sweeten the deal you’ll get a free limited-edition t-shirt for checking in at all of the participating locations. What are you waiting for? Sign up today, and remember to drink responsibly!

Downtown Live

Downtown comes to life this month with a series of live performances at various venues, presented by the Downtown Business Association. Downtown Live runs until September 30, bringing you indie singers on restaurant patios, opera performances overlooking the lush river valley, Indigenous performers in downtown parks, and so much more. The sound of summer just got sweeter!

Patios Galore

With only a few short weeks of summer sun left, now is the time to kick back on a local patio and soak up some rays. Imagine spending a sunny afternoon with a cold drink in hand... there really isn't anything better, is there? Here are a few of our favourite patios in town:

- Spotlight Cabaret
- The Next Act
- Craft Beer Market
- El Cortez
- Julio's Barrio

And if you're looking for more patios to enjoy, hop on over to these awesome downtown watering holes, which will also be showing the NHL Playoff games!

Discover Indigenous Edmonton

Treaty 6 Territory is home to many nations including the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Sioux and Métis People. This month is the perfect chance to immerse yourself in culture at Métis Crossing, take an Indigenous-led tour with Talking Rock Tours, or to discover the stories that have shaped Treaty 6 Territory at the Royal Alberta Museum. Click here to learn more about the Indigenous attractions and experiences that make this region such a special place.

Kaleido Hits the Road

From September 11–13 the Kaleido 2020 on Tour Showcase welcomes a variety of music, dance, and acrobatics to Edmonton. Travelling on flatbed trucks, these musicians and street performers will show up at a location where everyone can safely watch and enjoy, perform for a limited time, and drive away. Be sure to follow the Kaleido Family Arts Festival and Arts on the Ave on social for the latest and greatest!

Discover the River Valley

The North Saskatchewan River Valley is Edmonton's crown jewel, at over 20 times the size of New York's Central Park. That's a lot of real estate to explore. Lucky for you, we've rounded up a list of some of the best local businesses that call the river valley home, so you can discover this expanse of urban parkland like a true Edmontonian. Stop in at one of these iconic experiences, then see where the winding trails and pathways lead you. It's the perfect way to get away from it all, without ever leaving the city.

Paint the Town

The Grindstone's Mural Massive is an indoor and outdoor celebration that combines the worlds of art and theatre in Old Strathcona's Garage District. This event features four outdoor areas to enjoy while incredible street artists bring 7 large murals to life in real time. Tour the MinBid art auction, the Forge furniture park, The Grindstone patio, or the barbecue and beer zone all while practicing safe spatial distancing.

Get a Little Corny

Each year, the Edmonton Corn Maze creates new themes designed to get thousands of visitors lost. This year, the theme is "stronger together" - a perfect sentiment for the 2020 season. Expect 5 kilometres 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. Physical distancing and other safety measures will be in full effect, so remember to book your adventure in advance!

Work on Your Short Game

Grab your cart, dust off your clubs, and get to the green! If you're looking for the best golf courses in Edmonton, you've come to the right place. Choose from picturesque urban courses within city limits, or check out our Best Golf Courses Near Edmonton article for the greatest courses just outside of town. We've gathered some of our favourite public and semi-private places to golf, so get ready to perfect that swing. Fore!