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.
Friday, September 9 at 7pm
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

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!
Alberta Avenue, 118th Ave, between 91 and 94th Streets
Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11.

On The Cob 
2011 Cornfest and Family Day

A family fundraising event for the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.
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

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

* Photo by Trevor Hoehne