It's the long weekend! So kick back and relax, eat some turkey and catch some live music or a hockey game.

It’s turkey time!

What: It’s the Thanksgiving (long) weekend and the weather looks promising! So head down to the river valley for a walk to take in the autumn colours, make yourself a turkey dinner or if you’re not in the mood to cook for yourself  head down to Fort Edmonton and grab dinner at the Hotel Selkirk.

When? Whenever you like! But dinner at Fort Edmonton is already sold out for October 13.

Symphony plays Legend of Zelda

What: The travelling Symphony of the Goddesses will be in town Saturday night, playing music from the beloved video game in “an entirely new, exciting multimedia experience” featuring 25 years worth of music from the Legend of Zelda. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

When? Saturday, October 12 at 8 p.m.

Catch some non-nerdy live music

Wool on Wolves

Edmonton's Wool on Wolves will be playing the Up+Downtown Music and Art Festival in downtown Edmonton this weekend. (Dorothy Reikie)

What: The inaugural Up+Downtown Music and Art Festival promises to kick off with a stellar first year, featuring nearly 50 bands playing eight venues across downtown. Plants & Animals, Whitehorse, Skratch Bastid and local darlings Wool on Wolves are only a few of the headliners lined up this year. A full weekend pass costs $80 and is available here.

When? October 12 and 13 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

A haunted what?

What: Join in on an annual tradition 57 years in the making and head out to the Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm. The farm boasts more than 50 family-friendly activities including train rides, a corn maze, scarecrow-making, a haunted house, petting zoo and u-pick pumpkin patch.

When? The farm is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. but you’ll need to register in advance for a night-time visit

Cheap(ish) sports events

What: The Edmonton Oil Kings are facing off against the Spokane Chiefs Friday night at Rexall Place tickets start around $20. If soccer’s more your thing, the University of Alberta Golden Bears are taking on the University of Victoria Vikes at Foote Field on Sunday. Tickets are only $10.


The Oil Kings will be taking on the Spokane Chiefs Friday night at Rexall Place.

When? Oil Kings hit the ice at 7 p.m. Friday, October 11 and Golden Bears play Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m.