It’s Monday. We’re all suffering from a bit of a weekend hangover. You woke up, thinking for a moment that it was still Sunday and you can sleep in. But sadly, your horrible alarm clock did in fact go off and you had to go to work. You tried to smile at your co-workers, and asked how their weekend went but really, all you can think about is how you’re best going to spend your very minimal free next weekend. The Monday blues are very much a real thing. Luckily, it’s never too early in the week to start looking forward to the weekend.
With that, here are 5 things to do this weekend in Edmonton.
Haunted Pumpkin Festival kickoff –
It’s never too early to kick off the Halloween season! Okay… Maybe July is probably too early. May is definitely too early, but that doesn’t matter. Kicking off on September 24th, this festival offers a wide variety of awesome Halloween, fall, and pumpkin related fun, such as a Corn Maze, shooting pumpkins out of a canon, and many more. Make sure to trek out to Bon Accord for this fantastic fall festival.
This Friday September 23rd, the Eskimos take on the BC Lions. The Eskis look to improve on their 5-7 record by taking on the 2nd Place BC Lions. Nothing says a great Friday night like taking your 2016 RAM 1500 out to old Commonwealth for the big game. I recommend enjoying some good food and maybe a drink or two while cheering on the home team.
Edmonton Expo –
An Edmonton fall tradition! The Biggest stars of genre TV, comics, and films (okay, maybe not the biggest, but Carrie Fisher will be there)! Get out, there’s a variety of cool booths and displays. It’s worth it just for the cosplayers! Other notable guests include three people that were on an episode of Star Trek once, Barb from Stranger Things, the guy that made Xena, and Christian Slater.
What the Truck –
One of the grandest food events of the year! If you’re a fan of good things, good times, fun times, tasty things, delicious things, cheesy things, breaded things, spicy things, sweet things, dessert things, or things in the general food variety, you won’t want to miss what is likely the last big food truck event of the season. The best Food trucks around will be there. It’s the perfect place for a snack, or a meal or both!
Dark Sky Campfires –
A cool event that personifies the sort of creepy campfires of our mythical youth. It’s perfect for kids and adults alike. Sit around, enjoy the campfire tales, the Northern Lights, and break away from the city lights and gaze into the deep dark abyss that is our gorgeous night sky.