Weekend Guide: September 8-11

If you said goodbye to summer last weekend, get ready to say H-E-L-L-O again. The weekend will be spectacular, and dare we say, hot

Tap into Fall
Oktoberfest & Red Dragon Launch Party
What: A pint, a tour, a party and two new beers – seasonal Ein Prosit and the Red Dragon Double IPA.
Why: Carpe diem, beer geeks!
Where: Alley Kat Brewery (9929 60 Avenue)
When: Thursday, September 8 from 5pm-8pm.

Stadium Rush
Edmonton Eskimos
What: The annual football rematch between Calgary and Edmonton.
Why: Your team needs the support.
When:
Friday, September 9 at 7pm
Where:
Commonwealth Stadium, Tickets $20 - $85

Double Trouble
Edmonton Vodkafest
What: A swanky club stocked with over 30 vodkas for tasting and a line-up of entertainment.
Why: It’s hard to resist with a motto like this – Act Single, See Double, Drink Triple.
Where: The Treasury (10004 Jasper Avenue). Buy your tickets ($20).
When: Friday, September 9 from 6pm-10pm

Art in the Heart 
Kaleido Family Arts Festival

What:
Edmonton’s biggest community arts festival. Dance, theatre, music, visual art, street performers and other artistic showings spring to life across Alberta Avenue.
Why: A lantern parade, art labs, beer gardens, entertainment and a Junk in Your Trunk Sale – start swapping and selling goods from the truck of you car!
Where:
Alberta Avenue, 118th Ave, between 91 and 94th Streets
When:
Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11.

On The Cob 
2011 Cornfest and Family Day

What:
A family fundraising event for the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.
Why:
After enjoying some hot, buttered Taber Corn, tour the fire trucks, take a pony ride, play some carnival games and pet some animals.
Where: The Marketplace at Callingwood (South Parking Lot between 69 Avenue & 178 Street).
When: Saturday, September 10 from 10am -5pm. 

Music + Food
Sherwood Park Appetite
What: A food and music fundraiser to support poverty relief in Strathcona County .
Why: The Food = Cafe Haven, Eva Sweet Waffle, Fulton Market Burger, Karen's Canteen and more. The Music = Holle Band, Reach, Brittney Grabill, The Mostly Bless_ed Man & Grey Cats.
Where: Kaska Plaza (201 Kaska Road, just south of Baseline Road and Chippewa). Please bring jackets, warm clothing or a cash donation to help the less fortunate in the Strathcona area.
When: Saturday, September 10 from 11am – 8pm. 

Autumn Gardens
Fall Family Festival

What:
Fun, crafts and games for the whole family in the splendor of the fall Garden.
Why:
Book early to create your very own scarecrow, build a bird feeder/ bathhouse, or make a dried flower arrangement.
Where:
Devonian Gardens, 5 kms north of Devon on Highway 60 (map)
When:
Sunday, September 11, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

* Photo by Trevor Hoehne