Your summer tan may be fading but that doesn't mean that the summer fun has come to an end! The month of September in Edmonton brings you plenty of events to fill your calendar and help you ditch the post summer-time sadness feels.
What's on? More like, what isn't on
A killer collection of concerts are headed to Edmonton— from post-grunge heroes like the Foo Fighters to country superstar Keith Urban, the legendary Paul McCartney and everything in between. There's something for every kind of music lover in Edmonton this month!
Foo Fighters - September 4
Sonic Field Day - September 8
The Smashing Pumpkins - September 9
Sam Smith - September 12
Coheed and Cambria - September 14
Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly - September 17
Rise Against with AFI and Anti-Flag - September 21
Keith Urban - September 22
Paul McCartney - September 30
The puck drops now
Hockey...it's the most Edmonton thing you can do. The Edmonton Oilers and Oil Kings are back for another season in Edmonton's state-of-the-art arena, Rogers Place. Hockey hair presented live in HD, what more could you ask for? Grab your blue and orange and get to the arena. Or, if you would rather soak up the last rays of summer, head to Commonwealth Stadium and catch an Edmonton Eskimos game!
Take your night to the next octave
Listen to the legendary Edmonton Symphony Orchestra play famous Hollywood Hits, or some of the most treasured melodies of all time - al fresco at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, September 1 and 2. Conductor Bob Bernhardt serves up a little of everything... except the popcorn.
All the world's a stage - Especially in Edmonton
The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical comes to Edmonton's Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium! The creators of South Park bring you a satirical musical comedy that follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word, from September 18-23. More in the mood for a love story? Don't miss Once at the Citadel Theatre from September 22 to October 14. Based on the award-winning film, Once is an unforgettable story of going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all. For even more theatre fun, check out Edmonton's other local theatre venues who have jam packed schedules of drama, improv and musical performances!
They call us festival city for a reason
Kaleido Family Arts Festival
Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a joyous, exuberant, radically open arts festival that shares the love of the Alberta Avenue Arts District. Kaleido welcomes arts and cultural experiences with multi-arts collaborative performances such as music, dance, theatre, film, literary and visual arts with performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks and found spaces. It’s an extravagance of creative exploration, imagination, and play.
September 14 - 16
Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo
The Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo (Edmonton Expo) is our city's greatest pop culture convention. Last year tens of thousands of people gathered for a celebration of all things pop culture - comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, comedy - and the best part is, it's back! Enjoy meeting your favourite stars like Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and David Tennant as well as Star Trek’s Karl Urban (just to name a few)! Grab a drawing from your favourite comic book artist, enjoy one-time-only workshops and guest panels, and shop vendors from around the country with incredible items for purchase and display.
September 21 - 23
Edmonton International Film Festival
Indulge your cinematic appetite with the Edmonton International Film Festival...and a large bag of popcorn (with extra butter of course.) This year’s festival is filled with independent, international and eye-opening films. Discover little-known gems and experience the best in independent filmmaking from around the globe!
September 27 - October 6
Take a moonlit paddle down the North Saskatchewan or pedal down the path towards your soulmate
Singles Foodie Bike Tour
Attention cycling enthusiasts, food fans and intrepid adventurers! Don't ride solo, head off on a Singles Foodie Bike Tour where you'll travel around Edmonton on bike, indulging in fine local foods and mingling with other singles. Get a taste of Edmonton, with half the calories, on this four to six hour tour that features stops at restaurants, cafes, breweries, chocolatiers and more!
Haskin Canoe Sunset Tour
View the orange and red glow of the sun setting as you paddle on the still waters of the North Saskatchewan. Haskin Canoe's sunset tours are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to transport through Edmonton's own backyard. You'll enjoy the serenity of this water adventure and may even be lucky enough to hear the distant cry of a loon or splash of a beaver. Don't forget to bring your binoculars and camera to view the birds and wildlife that you may encounter along the shoreline.
September 14, 19, 28
Put your stretchy pants on
RGE RD Farm Dinner
Experience a five course RGE RD dinner made entirely on-site from ingredients grown right under your feet! Meet the people and places that grow our food! The RGE RD Farm Dinners at Prairie Gardens are Canadian Cuisine made right.