October is here, which means a whole new month full of awesome events around Edmonton. The air might be getting cooler, but the city is still full of awesome events to keep you warm and entertained.
JACEK Chocolate Experience: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate Pairing
When: October 4 and October 25
Where: Credo Coffee
Do you love chocolate, coffee and tea? Well, then this is the perfect way to spend a delightful evening! Held on October 4 and October 25, you could take in this tasty event twice! The Credo Coffee Shop will satisfy your craving to know more about pairing chocolate with coffee and tea. You won’t want to miss out on this sweet experience.
When: October 10-November 1
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
Are you ready fort this? Head to Fort Edmonton Park’s DARK for a frightful experience. This is a great way to start off the spooky season. But, make sure you bring a friend because you will need someone to use as a human shield!
Haunted Pumpkin Festival
When: Weekends from September 28-October 31
Where: Prairie Gardens
Looking for the perfect event that the entire family can enjoy? Then you will want to gather your crew and head to Bon Accord for the Haunted Pumpkin Festival located at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm. Featuring a family friendly haunted house, hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and so much more, there’s something for every age. Not only will you have a bunch of fun, but it’s the perfect place to capture some fantastic fall photographs!
Edmonton Comedy Festival
When: October 16-October 19
Where: Various Locations in Edmonton
Get ready to laugh it up during the Edmonton Comedy Festival. Featuring comics from Edmonton and across North America, you are sure to find something to tickle your funny bone during the four day event.
When: October 17-October 27
When: Various Locations in Edmonton
Join fellow bookworms for this eleven day festival that connects nonfiction fans with authors and writers. LitFest is described as: “the place where nonfiction content comes to life.” Grab your favourite book, and head down to LitFest, where you are sure to experience something for your eyes, mind, and soul.
The Canary Room: Live Jazz & Burlesque
When: October 18
When: Crash Hotel Lobby
Looking for an intimate evening of live jazz music and classic burlesque performances? Featuring performances by Whisper Sisters Burlesque and live music by Keat Aaron & The Swells, your ticket can also include a three course dinner menu by Chef, Nathin Bye. Music, dancing AND delicious food? Sounds like a winning evening to me!
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
When: October 19-February 17
Where: TELUS World of Science
Step into the world of your favourite comic book characters. Featuring 300 artifacts, including iconic pages, costumes and props, the super hero lover will definitely be in their happy place. With interactive elements like travelling through the mysterious mirror dimension of Doctor Strange, transforming into Iron Man and a life size Black Panther and Spider Man, this will be a spectacular event for all ages.
When: October 24-October 27
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre
Like it’s name suggests, get ready to get your scream on with Edmonton’s Screamfest. Featuring haunted houses, carnival games and creepy entertainment, this event isn’t for the faint of heart.
When: September 27-November 3
Where: 7031 Gateway Blvd.
Get ready for a haunted house like no other!
“It seems like ages ago since the scientists of the Draugr Institute and their rogue military contractors sealed the doors of the quarantine facility. In an attempt to ensure that a fraction of humanity could be spared from the unpredictable, contagious and fatal virus, the facility entered a strict lock-down and grew quiet … until now.”
If you love to be scared with the potential of not sleeping for a few (or many) nights, then Deadmonton House 2019 New Dark Ages is a must see.
There is so much to do in our fantastic city this month! What is your favourite October event in Edmonton? Let’s chat!