18 FREE things to do in Edmonton this November

Oct 31 2019, 2:00 pm

Keep your wallet in your pocket this November with our list of 18 FREE events happening in Edmonton this month. Enjoy Alternative Night Market, Remembrance Day, and more.

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

Explore the city

Alt After Dark: Alternative Night Market

What: Alt After Dark is a showcase of over 40 alternative vendors, including artists, makers, designers and businesses. There will also be food trucks, door prizes, and live entertainment throughout the evening.

When: November 1, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Old Strathcona Arts Centre — 8426 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, Free

Ermineskin Craft Fair

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What: The 35th annual Ermineskin Craft Fair showcases crafters with a variety of products. Shop handmade sweets, children’s gifts, bath items, candles, holiday decor, and more. There will also be a lollipop tree and concessions available.

When: November 2, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Ermineskin Community League — 10709 32A Ave, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Ken Dryden

What: Bestselling author and NHL Hall of Fame goalie Ken Dryden signs copies of his new book, Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other, at Indigo at West Edmonton Mall.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Indigo at West Edmonton Mall — 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Robert Bateman In-Person at Editions Gallery

What: Renowned Canadian artist Robert Bateman is making a live appearance at Editions Gallery on November 9. View Bateman’s work, talk to the artist, and get his autograph.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Editions Gallery at West Edmonton Mall — 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Westview Village Night Market

What: An evening market with over 20 vendors, including knitting, soaps, jewellery, and more.

When: November 18, November 25, December 16, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Westview Village Community Hall — 10770 Winterburn Rd NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

The Salvation Army Festival of Carols

What: The Salvation Army presents an evening of carol singing, special performances, and family fun to celebrate the start of the Christmas season.

When: November 22, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest & Corner of 99 Street &, 102 Ave, Edmonton
Admission: Free, reserved through The Salvation Army at 780-412-2736

St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market

What: The 2019 St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market features over 75 vendors each Saturday from November 23 to December 21. Shop for fresh produce, baking, Christmas gifts, home décor, and more.

When: Every Saturday from November 23 until December 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: St. Albert Place — 5 St. Anne Street, St Albert
Admission: Free

Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Christmas Marketplace

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What: Shop over 100 local vendors at Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Christmas Marketplace. There will be home decor, toys and books, clothing and beauty products, Christmas items, and more on sale.

When: November 23 and 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Dow Centennial Centre, 8700 — 84 St, Fort Saskatchewan
More Info: Online

Wide Open Mic Wednesdays

What: A weekly open mic series at Grindstone Bistro, hosted by David Dempsy and showrunners Will Hannigan and Natasha Lyn Myles.

When: Every Wednesday
Times: 10 pm to midnight
Where: The Grindstone – 10019 81 Ave NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Commemorate Remembrance Day

Rutherford House Remembers

What: A reflection of Canadian soldiers’ sacrifice and bravery. Explore different aspects of the Great War during the afternoon, including trying soldiers’ food, poetry, letters and music, and mascots like Winnie the bear and Lestock the coyote.

When: November 3, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Rutherford House — 11153 Saskatchewan Dr, Edmonton
Admission: Free

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum

What: The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum is open with free admission from 10 am to 2 pm on November 11. There will be a brief Remembrance ceremony at 11 am. Everyone is welcome.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm. Remembrance ceremony at 11 am.
Where: The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum — 10440 108 Ave NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

City of Edmonton Butterdome Remembrance Day Service

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day poppies (Sergii Votit/Shutterstock)

What: A tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Canada’s past conflicts. Everyone is welcome, and attendees are requested to be seated by 10 am.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: Van Vliet Centre (Butterdome), University of Alberta — 87 Ave and 114 St, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Remembrance Day Memorial

What: North West Edmonton Seniors Society 55+ Activity Centre, Calder Community League, and the 3rd Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron presents the 2019 Remembrance Day Memorial. The morning starts with an interdenominational church service, followed by a parade to the Cenotaph and an outdoor service and laying of the wreaths. There will be a reception in the Calder Community League Auditorium after with coffee, hot chocolate, and a live performance by the Calder Cuties.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 9:45 am (Interdenominational Church Service), 10:30 am (Parade), 10:45 am (outdoor service)
Where: Calder Community League Auditorium — 12721 120 St, Edmonton; North West Edmonton Seniors — 12963 120 St, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Beverly Remembrance Day

What: Commemorate Remembrance Day at Beverly Memorial Cenotaph. The morning starts with a Maranatha Church service, followed by a parade to the Cenotaph and a service ceremony.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: Maranatha Church Service 11905 — 47 St, Edmonton; Beverly Memorial Cenotaph — 4001 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Remembrance Day Service at Millennium Place

What: Strathcona County hosts their annual Remembrance Day Service in the indoor fieldhouse at Millennium Place. Everyone is welcome, and everyone is asked to be seated by 10:30 am.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Millennium Place — 2000 Premier Way, Sherwood Park
Admission: Free

Eat fresh at farmers’ markets

Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market

What: The longest-running farmers market in Edmonton. Shop over 60 vendors at Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market indoor location, including fruit and vegetables, crafts and more. There will also be entertainment and live music for the whole family to enjoy.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market — 10305 97 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market

What: Edmonton’s first indoor farmer’s market. The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market showcases over 130 vendors every Saturday, including vendors with locally grown produce, arts and crafts, specialty foods, clothing, and more.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 8 am to 3 pm
Where: 83rd Ave and 103 St NW (just off Whyte Ave)
Admission: Free

Salisbury Farmers’ Market

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What: Shop for local fresh foods and arts and crafts every Thursday at Salisbury Farmers’ Market. Every week there is a new Feature Vendor. The first 20 customers to make a minimum $5 purchase at the Feature Vendor of the week will each receive $5 in Salisbury Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market that Thursday.

When: Every Thursday year-round
Time: 4 to 7:30 pm
Where: Salisbury Greenhouse — 52337 Range Rd 232, one mile South of Wye Road, Sherwood Park
Admission: Free

Bountiful Farmers’ Market

What: Bountiful Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of fresh goods, including local vegetables and meat, coffee roasters, and beer and wine. There is also an ethnic food hall, a children’s play area, live entertainment, and more!

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday year-round
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 3696 97 St, Edmonton
Admission: Free