8 things to do this weekend in Edmonton: September 24 to 26

Sep 24 2021, 6:34 pm

It’s the first weekend of fall in Edmonton, and there are plenty of spooky and lovely outdoor things to do as we head to the end of September.

From the final days of a renowned art experience in our city to the return of one of the spookiest Halloween events, get into the autumn spirit with these things to check out.

Deadmonton Haunted House

Deadmonton haunted


What: Experience a Halloween staple in Edmonton, as Deadmonton returns this weekend with two haunted houses to get spooked. This year’s themes are Warped, the main haunted house, and Dusk-Rise of the Dead, an outdoor New Orleans-inspired cemetery. It’s certainly the scariest fun you can have this weekend in Edmonton.

When: September 24 to October 31
Where: 7031 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Cost: $29.99- $49.99; tickets can be found here

Rugby Sevens tournament

What: Check out the massively popular Canada Sevens rugby tournament, the first Seven Series event on Canadian soil since March 2020. Grab your friends, family and costumes and cheer on some fine rugby.

When: September 25 and 26
Where: Commonwealth Stadium
Cost: $99 per person; tickets can be found here

Jurrasic Festival Edmonton

dinosaur Edmonton park

Jurrasic Fest Edmonton

What: Some prehistoric creatures are in Edmonton, as a dinosaur festival roars into Borden Park this weekend. The fest will feature more than 19 moving, breathing, blinking and roaring animatronic dinosaurs.

When: September 24 to 27 from 8 am to 6 pm
Where: Borden Park, 11020 75a Street NW #102, Edmonton
Cost: $20 to $35, tickets can be purchased here

Imagine Van Gogh

What: The immersive digital art exhibition touring the world has landed at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Experience Van Gogh’s masterpieces in a stunning new way because they leave our city this Sunday. All good things sadly come to an end.

When: Now until September 26
Time: Monday to Wednesday 10 am to 10 pm, Thursday to Saturday 9 am to 11 pm, Sunday 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Cost: $36.85-$41.61, purchase online

Have a twilight picnic at the U of A Botanic Garden


What: Experience the enchanting University of Alberta Botanic Gardens at twilight as you and a friend, or significant other, dig into a delicious picnic arrangement put together by the folks at Partake. The event has limited bookings each evening, so be sure to book early for the intimate experience of having the massive garden practically to yourself.

When: September 20 to September 30, 2021, from 5 to 10 pm
Where: University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Alberta 60, Spruce Grove
Cost: $125 for two; tickets can be found here

Art Gallery of Alberta

What: Wander through the thoughtful and beautiful artwork at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and check out the new exhibit ROYGBIV. Grab a bite at a downtown Edmonton restaurant when you are all finished too, why not!

When: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Cost: $14, purchase online

Visit the Muttart Conservatory

What: Wander through the stunning Muttart Conservatory, with each glass pyramid showcasing a different environment for plants from around the globe. It’s a relaxing, insightful and beautiful experience and a lovely thing to do during an autumn day this weekend in Edmonton.

When: Open year-round
Time: Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday/Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Muttart Conservatory (9626 96A Street, Edmonton)
Cost: $7.75-$14.95, purchase online

Edmonton Corn Maze

What: Get a little lost and have lots of fun at the same time. The Edmonton Corn Maze is perfect for a mild September day, and be on the lookout for their pumpkins.

When: Now until October 16, 2021
Time: Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Cost: Purchase tickets online or in-person

Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As recommended by health officials, if you choose to participate in events outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing, mask-wearing, and frequent handwashing. Additionally, be aware that many businesses and events may be participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program and will require proof of vaccine or a negative, privately paid COVID-19 test. If you are sick, please stay home.

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