Top 10 Affordable Activities in Edmonton this September

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Looking to make the most of your time in Edmonton this September without spending a fortune? You’re in luck! These 10 fantastic and affordable activities will allow you to experience the city’s vibrant culture, scenic landscapes, and diverse entertainment options. From art enthusiasts to outdoor adventurers, there’s something here for everyone.

Experience the vibrant vibes of the Cocktails and Jerk Festival during the inaugural weekend of September! This extraordinary event combines the essence of the Caribbean with a delectable array of street food and tropical cocktails. Anticipate an eclectic gathering of vendors, each presenting the city’s finest culinary creations, featuring a mouthwatering selection of Caribbean delicacies such as succulent jerk chicken, crispy fried plantains, and an assortment of other enticing dishes.

When: Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 3rd 2023
Where: 8331 104 Street NW
Cost:  $15

The pulse of The Wild Heart Collective’s 124 Grand Market lives on! Indulge in a blend of delectable cuisines, refreshing beverages, and a touch of shopping and entertainment that persists on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays across various charming city venues.

When: On now until October 5th
Where: 108 Avenue & 124 Street
Cost: Free

The excitement of Al Fresco on 4th continues its reign! This remarkable open-air affair seamlessly brings together a bustling market, an enticing lineup of food trucks, and sprawling patios, all thoughtfully consolidated into a single, accessible locale. Whether you’re in search of a laid-back patio drink, the vibrant energy of a market, or a delectable treat from a nearby food truck, this is unequivocally the hotspot to frequent.

Date: Final date on September 9th

Location: Downtown’s 104th Street

Get ready as the curtain draws near on the City of Edmonton’s Movies on the Square series, but fret not, for there’s one final cinematic delight to relish before bidding adieu to summer! Mark your calendar for September 8th and join us for the screening of the beloved classic, Matilda. An inclusive experience, the movies will feature closed captioning for all to enjoy.

Date: Friday, September 8th, 2023

Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square

Admission: Free

The Immersive Cinema Experience returns in September with Dazed and Confused. Grab your partner, snuggle up with some snacks, and enjoy! Check the Ice District page for details!

When: Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Where: ICE District Plaza
Cost: Free

Mark your calendars for the vibrant rendezvous happening from September 15th to 17th, where Arts on the Ave collaborates with Kaleido to present the heartwarming spectacle that is Kaleido Family Arts Festival 2023: Hearts’ a Bustin’! Prepare for the return of Kaleido to the Ave, promising to illuminate and delight, infusing hearts with the resonance of music, the allure of art, and the marvel of captivating performances—all gifted to the community, as ever, free of charge!

When: Friday, September 15th to Sunday, September 17th, 2023
Where: Alberta Avenue – 118 Ave, between 90 & 94 St, Edmonton
Cost: Free 

Brace yourself for the impending Halloween season! If you’re not quite in the spooky spirit yet, fret not, because an enchanting experience awaits you in late September—Pumpkins After Dark. As the month unfolds, immerse yourself in the allure of thousands of meticulously hand-carved pumpkins, set against a picturesque backdrop that promises to prepare you for the bewitching season ahead.

When: Starting Friday, September 22nd, 2023 until October 31st, 2023
Where: Borden Park
Cost: $22.95+ 

On the hunt for an enjoyable Saturday morning pursuit this month? You’re in luck! Cineplex Canada is reintroducing its Family Favourites special for September, featuring a fantastic offer of movie tickets for only $2.99. Among the cinematic lineup this September is the animated hit, Trolls.

Saturday mornings at a Cineplex near you!

Embark on an adventure to truly immerse yourself amidst vast stretches of corn, where losing your way becomes part of the excitement. Could there be a more fitting way to usher in the autumn spirit than by navigating a captivating corn maze?

When: Open throughout September
Where: 26171 Secondary Hwy 627, Spruce Grove
Cost: $12+

The Oilers are back baby! Get ready for pre-season hockey and lots of La Bamba! 

September 24: Oilers vs Jets

September 27: Oilers vs Canucks

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 Edmonton offers an array of captivating experiences to embrace the season’s spirit. From the enchanting pumpkins that come alive after dark to the cinematic delights awaiting at Cineplex Canada’s Family Favourites, and the classic charm of the Edmonton Corn Maze, there’s no shortage of ways to make the most of this vibrant time of year. So, whether you’re wandering through intricate corn paths or indulging in cinematic wonders, let these remarkable activities be your guide as you revel in the wonders of fall in Edmonton.

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