Edmonton Weekend Guide :: September 6-9

Post Labour Day weekend, the last dazzling days of summer have faded so fast. This weekend is full of fall-inspired activities.

Do: Put on a Gorilla suit and go for a run.
Eat: What the Truck?! at Churchill Square
Laugh: Rapid Fire Moves to the Citadel (Downtown Nightlife is a joke)
Shop: My Filosophy Whyte Avenue 8 Year Anniversary

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

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 workshop, art labs, beer gardens, entertainment and more.
Alberta Avenue, 118th Ave, between 91 and 94th Streets
Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9.

Food in the Park
Sherwood Park Appetite
What: A yummy fundraiser to support poverty relief in Strathcona County.

Why: Sample Sherwood Park’s local restaurants while enjoying live music.
Where: Sherwood Drive Soccer Field (across from Sherwood Park Mall) Please bring jackets, warm clothing or a cash donation to help the less fortunate in the Strathcona area.

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012 11am – 8pm. 

On The Cob 
2012 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 8 from 12pm -5pm. 

Old Time Thrashing
Harvest of the Past & Taste of Heritage

What: A harvest celebration and opportunity to try Alberta-produced foods.
Why: Start your day with an early-bird pancake breakfast then take in the nostalgic harvest activities.
Where: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, 50 km east of Edmonton along Highway 16 (map)

When: Sunday, September 9, 9am– 5pm

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 9, 2012. 12:30pm – 3:30pm