25 things to do in Edmonton this weekend: October 25 to 27

Oct 25 2019, 5:00 am

The last weekend of October is upon us! Enjoy these 25 things to do in Edmonton on Friday, October 25, Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27. Walk Off The Earth, Deadmonton, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

Friday, October 25

Matt Mays

Matt Mays / Facebook

What: JUNO-award winner Matt Mays brings his Howl At The Night Tour to Edmonton on October 25 with special guest Skye Wallace.

When: October 25, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Myer Horowitz Theatre – 8900 114 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Medicine Hat Tigers

What: Edmonton Oil Kings take on the Medicine Hat Tigers at Rogers Place on October 25.

When: October 25, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Janice MacDonald

What: Janice MacDonald is an author and creative writing teacher who is best known for the first detective series set in Edmonton, Randy Craig Mysteries. MacDonald will lead a discussion about mystery and thriller writing, and how to create believable and effective villains. Presented by Canadian Authors Association Alberta Branch and Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

When: October 25, 2019
Time: 8 to 9 pm
Where: St Andrew’s Centre – 12720 111 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Samhain Emporium – The Original Edmonton Witches Market

What: The Original Witches Market at King Edward features over 35 vendors with handmade soaps, handmade jewelry, and more.

When: October 25 and October 26, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm (Friday), 10 to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: King Edward Park Community League – 7708 85 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, Free

ScreamFest Edmonton

What: ScreamFest Edmonton features haunted houses, rides, escape rooms, rides, shopping and more at Edmonton Expo Centre.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: 6 pm to midnight
Where:Edmonton Expo Centre – 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Saturday, October 26

Galaxyland Fright Night 2019

What: Fright Night at Galaxyland features unlimited rides, haunted house, a zombie apocalypse, and more to get you in the Halloween spirit. There will be prizes to be won every hour, plus Fright Night tickets are 50 per cent off regular admission.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm to midnight
Where: West Edmonton Mall – 1755, 8882 170 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Seattle Thunderbirds

What: Edmonton Oil Kings face off with Seattle Thunderbirfds at Rogers Place on October 26. Tonight’s special theme is Cartoon Festival, with favourite childhood cartoon characters roving the concourse, and a classic cartoon being screened on the videoboard after the game.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Hotel Transylvania 3: Costume Party at TELUS World of Science Edmonton

What: TELUS World of Science Edmonton hosts a morning Halloween celebration, with a activities, costume party, and a screening of Hotel Transylvania 3. There will also be breakfast available for an additional cost.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 8 am (Breakfast and Halloween activities), 9 am (film screening)
Where: TELUS World of Science Edmonton – 11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatchewan Roughriders

Greg Ellingson, Edmonton Eskimos / Facebook

What: The Edmonton Eskimos take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium.

When: October 25, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium – 11000 Stadium Rd, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Witchery Market

What: The Witchery Market features vendors, tarot readers, crafts, presentations and more. Plus the first five people in the door each day will receive The Witchery Swag bag filled with items from vendors.

When: October 26 and October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Acacia Hall -10433 83 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Teenage Bottlerocket with The Isotopes and Suicide Helpline

What: Wyoming punk rockers Teenage Bottlerocket performs at The Rec Room in support of their new album Stay Rad! with special guests The Isotopes and Suicide Helpline.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: Doors 8:30 pm
Where: The Rec Room South Edmonton – 1725 99 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Blues on Whyte 1st Annual Spook-tacular

What: Blues on Whyte celebrates Halloween with  Canadian singer and guitarist JW Jones, who is a Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, IBC Winner and JUNO Nominee.  There will also be a costume contest.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Blues on Whyte – 10329-82 Whyte Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

VOGUE Fall Charity Fashion Show

What: A showcase fashion, local arts and entertainment, and the YESS Youth Empowerment Services. Enjoy live entertainment, drinks and appetizers, and fashion at VOGUE Fall Charity Fashion Show.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: West Edmonton Mall – 1755, 8882 170 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Metro Cinema

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show/ Facebook

What: Metro Cinema and Low Down Cheap Little Punks present an interactive screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Dress up, sing along, and do the Time Warp again.

When: October 25 and October 26, 2019
Time: 10 pm
Where: Metro Cinema – 8712 109 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

DARK at Fort Edmonton Park

What: Get spooked at DARK at Fort Edmonton Park. Admission includes three immersive haunts – R.I. Payne’s Fourth Ring, A Taste Of Eternity, Core Industries – plus roving entertainment, scare zones, and access to the DARK Circle.

When: October 25 and October 26, October 30 to November 1, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Fort Edmonton Park – 7000 143 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sunday, October 27

Walk Off The Earth

Walk off the Earth/CNE

What: Juno Award-winning, multi-platinum group, Walk Off the Earth, is coming to Edmonton during their world tour. Their five-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” exploded on YouTube, garnering more than 180 million views. Since then, the group has gone on to release their own original songs, “Red Hands” (#1 at AAA), “Fire In My Soul,” and “Rule The World.” Walk Off the Earth has already sold out venues around the world, not to mention collaborating with artists including Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, and Keith Urban.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Ghost Tours in Old Strathcona

What: Go on a spooky walk around Old Strathcona and hear true stories of hauntings, murders, ghosts and mysteries. Dress for the weather.

When: Now until November 3, 2019
Time: 7 pm (plus 9 pm on October 25, October 26, October 30 and October 31)
Where: Meet in front of the Rescue Statue – 10322 83 Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Judah & The Lion

What: Nashville alternative rockers Judah & The Lion bring the Pep Talks World Wide Tour 2019 to the Union Hall with guests Flora Cash.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Union Hall – 6240-99 St, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers

What: The Edmonton Oilers take on the LA Kings at Rogers Arena in the home opener for the new NHL season.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Haunted Pumpkin Festival

What: The Haunted Pumpkin Festival has been an Edmonton tradition since 1956. Enjoy a full evening of fall family fun, as each ticket includes access to the Mindbender Corn Maze, two sunflower mazes, a haunted house, train rides, puppet shows, storytellers, farm giant games, straw-bale mazes, tipi drumming, folk music, fall fairy finding tours with Fizzlewit, and folk music with El Niven & the Alibi.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord; 25 Km north of Edmonton
Tickets: Youth (aged 3-17), $13.65 plus fees; adult $17.33 plus fees; available online

Deadmonton House

Deadmonton Haunted House & Halloween Store

What: Deadmonton House returns with the theme of New Dark Ages. The story behind this year’s theme takes you to into a world where a horrible epidemic has gripped the city. The Haunted House is open to all ages but recommended for children over 12 years old. No refunds are given if a child is too scared.

When: Now until November 3, 2019
Time: Times vary based on date
Where: 7031 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Price: Regular Admission, $28.00 plus fees; Speed Pass, $45.00 plus fees

Boo! at the Zoo!

What: Edmonton Valley Zoo presents Boo! at the Zoo, a family friendly Halloween event with hands-on science,  an extinct animal graveyard, treat stops, magic shows, and more. Costumes are encouraged.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo – 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
Admission: Regular admission applies

Mozart & Mendelssohn

What: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra clarinetists Julianne Scott and Rob Spady, and pianist Danae Dörkin perform concertante works by Mendelssohn. There will also be the world premiere of Edmonton Youth Orchestra director Michael Massey composition, Two Rivers. The afternoon will finish with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Winspear Centre – #4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Fall Rummage Sale

What: South East Edmonton Seniors Association Activity Centre (SEESA) hosts its Fall Rummage Sale on October 26 and 27. Discover books, antiques, housewares, and lots of Christmas items. Plus there will be baked good for sale.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 3 pm (Sunday)
Where: South East Edmonton Seniors Association Activity Centre – 9350 82 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

LitFest Alberta

What: LitFest is Canada’s first and only nonfiction festival. Check out readings, workshops, and more with over 50 presenters.

When: Now to October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online