Edmonton Weekend Guide :: September 27-30

Whew, already the weekend. Yay! Sorry for the light posting this week, next week we are gearing back up for a month full of outrageously good posts. Have fun this weekend!

Culture Craze
Alberta Culture Days  culture.alberta.ca/culturedays/default.aspx
What: Three days to discover, experience and celebrate Alberta’s arts and culture.
Why: Artists, musicians and organizations across Edmonton are showcasing their talents with events and behind-the-scenes tours. Almost all of Alberta’s provincially-owned historic sits and museums are offering free admission.
Where: Too many great events to list them all! Check out the culture calendar to find all the happening across the city.
When: Friday, Sept 28 – Sunday, Sept 30.

Country Feast
Sturgeon County Bounty
What:
A very long lunch featuring food grown locally in Sturgeon County. Taste local apples, pork, carrots, pumpkin, artisan-made sausage, and wheat grass. Visit ice cream parlour for a treat.
Why:
This event features locally-grown food, and the farmers, chefs, and producers behind the food. While you’re visiting, check out the Corn Maze.
Where:
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm (map)
When:
Saturday, September 29 from 11am – 3pm.

Oktoberfest
Traditional Oktoberfest

What
: German beer, bratwurst on a bun and live music by the Bavarian Schuhplattlers.
Why: Put on by the German Canadian Cultural Centre this festival is guaranteed to have an authentic Oktoberfest – so authentic it spans the whole two weeks!
Where: German Canadian Cultural Centre (8310 Roper Road (51 avenue). Here’s a map.
When: Thursday, Sept 27 to Saturday, Sept 29. Nightly from 6pm to 11pm. Admission is free.

Reel Good Times
Edmonton International Film Festival

What: Nine days of cinema featuring independent films from around the globe, including 55 feature-length productions, and 110 short films.
Why: An event this stellar, the tickets go fast! Don’t miss the Opening Night Gala Film: Becoming Redwood.
When: Friday, Sept 28 – Saturday, October 6. Full schedule.

Eatin' for a Cause
A Taste of Old Strathcona
What: A sampling of old Strathcona cuisine, silent auction and entertainment.
Why: You can eat, drink, shop, and be entertained with this eclectic community while raising money for the Old Strathcona Foundation.
When: Friday, Sept 24 from 7-10pm
Where: TransAlta Arts Barns, Tickets are $40.

Party Hard!
Crash the Citadel
What:  The Citadel Theatre is transforming into a Club featuring
spunky jazz infusions of Edmonton's own Audrey Ochoa and the Crashers and spinning by DJs Urban Monks.
Why: Your only chance to party really hard at The Citadel.
Where: Citadel Theatre (
9828-101A Avenue)
When: Saturday, Sept 29 at 10pm