Edmonton Weekend Guide - September 3-6

Celebrated all over the world, the labour day long weekend celebrates the economical and social achievement of workers. So, let's get celebrating with three whole days of diversions and fun!

A Reel Good Time
Movies on the Square

What:  Two block buster hits shown on back-to-back nights on the giant 3-story high inflatable screen.
Why: Bring your own snacks, secure a spot and enjoy the pre-movie activities.
When: Friday, Sept 3  at 8:30pm How To Train Your Dragon , Saturday, Sept 4  at 8:30pm Toy Story 3
Where: Churchill Square (map)

New Upscale Market
South Common Market

What: There’s a new market in town at South Edmonton Common.
Why: For south siders, there’s no need to travel downtown to get your market fix.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 9-3pm.
Where: 150 Karl Clark Road, South Edmonton Common (map)

Music and Beer
Sonic Boom
What: Edmonton’s modern rock festival featuring an outstanding line-up – Rise Against, Weezer, City and Colour, Bad Religion and many more. Full line-up here.
Why: Kaa-Boom! This all-day fest features beer gardens and autograph sessions.
When: Saturday, Sept 4. Gates open at 11am. Music from 11:25am – 10:35pm. All set times.
Where: Northlands. Tickets are only $69.50

A Orchestra Picnic
Symphony Under the Sky

What: A Labour Day weekend classic. Cap off your summer with great music while enjoying a picnic in the park and the great outdoors.
Why: Festival conductor Bob Bernhardt leads the orchestra through a diverse line-up of concerts that span everything from Bach to Billy Joel.
When: Friday, Sept 3 - Monday, Sept 6
Where: Hawrelak Park (map). Tickets from $12-$35 (some show have reached capacity).

The Chuck Stops Here
WPCA Dodge World Chuckwagon Championships
What: 36 Chuckwagon teams competing over five days to take home the championship.
Why: It’s a muddy half-mile of hell, and for only $2 you’re in the betting game!
When: Wednesday, Sept 1 – Sunday, Sept 5. Races nightly at 7pm.
Where: Northlands Park Race Track. Tickets start at $17.25

Let’s Chuck Some Corn!
Corn Fest
What: Corn eating contests, corn mazes, wagon rides, a petting farm, live musical entertainment by the Keith Rempel band and live theatre every day at 2 pm.
Why: There’s an ice cream stand - it may be the last time you want to eat something cold for a while!
When: Saturday, Sept 4 – Monday, Sept 6.
Where: Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm (map). Admission is reasonable at $8 a head or $7.50 each for a family of four.