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.
When:
Friday, September 7 at 7pm
Where:
Commonwealth Stadium, Tickets $20 - $85

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 workshop, art labs, beer gardens, entertainment and more.
Where:
Alberta Avenue, 118th Ave, between 91 and 94th Streets
When:
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
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 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