5 Things To Do In Edmonton: October 21 to 25

This week has great reads, great tunes and plenty of scares

Courtesy Prairie Gardens

Get lit up

LitFest brings all things non-fiction all around our city. Until October 27, readers will experience a series of events, gatherings and gourmet experiences with authors and writers guiding conversations on climate change, politics, social issues, cuisine trends and more.

LitFest, various locations, litfestalberta.org

Peter (haunted) Pumpkinhead

Bring your family to Bon Accord for the Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm, until October 27, and enjoy a family-friendly haunted house, hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, pumpkin foods and more!

Haunted Pumpkin Festival, Prairie Gardens, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord, prairiegardens.org

If it feels good, do it

Come see Sloan, one of Canada’s greatest bands, as they bring their pop-rock stylings to the Festival Place stage October 22.

Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780-449-3378, festivalplace.ab.ca

Get ready to scream

Canada‚Äôs largest and scariest Halloween event, ScreamFest, comes to Edmonton October 24 to 27. It’s full of haunted houses, Halloween-themed carnival games, and creepy and disturbing entertainment (intended for teenagers and adults).

Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Avenue NW, 780-471-7377, edmontonexpo.com

See the first ballet of the season

Chapter 1 of Ballet Edmonton’s 2019/2020 season features performances choreographed by Shay Kuebler and Vancouver-based Serge Bennathan, October 25 to 27.

Triffo Theatre (Allard Hall), MacEwan University, 11110 104 Ave NW, 780-970-4979, balletedmonton.ca

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