With more warm weather in the forecast for September, there’s still time to keep the summer fun alive throughout the region! Whether you take part in the fantastic options for outdoor activities, or enjoy shopping and dining experiences in various communities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the extended summer trip ideas below.
Trip Ideas 1-7: Popular Destinations
Our Summer Events Guide has everything to make the most out of your summer. The Events Calendar has more details, posters and schedules of the best Fairs, Festivals and Rodeos across the region.
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Trip Ideas 8-14: Must Do Adventures
13. September is a great month for Dark Sky Viewing and taking in some Dark Sky Festivals…
- Star Party at Elk Island National Park – September 3, 2023
- Lac La Biche Lakeland Dark Sky Celebration – September 23, 2023
Trip Idea 15: Fall Fairs & Festivals
There’s always plenty going on in this region during the fall. Spend your time exploring festivals, or shopping sales, there is something for everyone in our Events Calendar!
- Alberta Culture Days | starting on September 1 to 30
Alberta Culture Days is an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities, in person and online across the region.
- St. Paul Lakeland Rodeo Association Finals | August 31 to September 3, 2023
Rodeo excitement plus more! Weekend events include daily pancake breakfasts, a vendors market, car show, Family Fun Zone and more.
- Vegreville Alberta Day Celebration | September 1, 2023
Immerse yourself in an evening filled with exciting activities at Pysanka Park, Vegreville
- Cold Lake Feast at the Beach | September 1 & 2, 2023
Enjoy live music, food trucks, a Kids Zone, and beer gardens at this family-friendly summer wind-down at Kinosoo beach.
- Wetaskiwin Reynolds Museum Harvest Festival | September 2
Spend a fun fall day learning more about farming through the decades while you watch the museum’s impressive collection of vintage tractors and machinery at work.
- Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Harvest of the Past | September 9, 2023
Experience the best of autumn from days gone by with an old-fashioned threshing bee, and farming demos from costumed interpreters.
- Camrose Big Block Party | September 9, 2023
Market, family games, live entertainment, food trucks and more! Also includes a street dance at 7 p.m.
- Savour Strathcona | September 10, 2023
Celebrate the best local food, art, and music in Strathcona County at Savour Strathcona County.
- Art Society of Strathcona County Artist Home Studio Tour | September 16 – 17, 2023
Enjoy free tours of artist’s studios across Strathcona County
- Vegreville Corn Maze | open 3 weekends Sept 23 & 24, Sept 30 & Oct 1, and Oct. 7, 8 & 9
Stay tuned for more details.
- Day for Truth and Reconciliation | September 30, 2023
Wear an orange shirt and honour residential school victims, survivors and their loved ones.
- Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair | October 5 to 8, 2023
Find Pumpkin to Talk About at this year’s extended 4 day event! Guests can enjoy the pumpkin weigh-off, pumpkin drop, pumpkin carving, corn maze, harvest dinner, artisan market, and more.
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A Reminder to All the Roadtrippers out there…
Thanks to Everyone who is playing the Roadtrip Adventure Game! The final day to collect stickers is September 3rd!
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