5 Date Night Ideas in Edmonton This Weekend – October 2-4

The weekend is here – and for many that means date night. Get out of your dinner and a movie rut and try something new. Here are a few date night ideas in Edmonton that can give you a bit of excitement to come with a night out.

Walk with the Zombies

Walk with the Zombies, get dressed up and participate or just be a living bystander on this walk perfect for thrill seekers, or those of you that want to try something new on date night. There are two waves: the first wave will begin at 7:30 pm at Churchill Square and the second wave will start at 9 pm at Alberta Legislature Grounds.

When: Friday Night, 7:30 and 9 pm
Where: Churchill Square and the Legislature Grounds

Escape Smartypantz (The Only Escape Room in Edmonton with Live Actors)

The concept has been coined Escape Room if you haven’t heard, which is very possible as it’s still pretty new.  The idea is you and a group of between four and sixteen friends, strangers, co-workers or family members are led into a themed room, provided a back story and then you have 45 minutes to solve a series of puzzles and riddles related to the theme and story to ‘get out’ or escape the room.  But in our case, we won’t lock you in the room.  It’s a blast!!

When: Opens October 3 (Book your time, here)
Where: 10524 – 110 St. NW

Get Your Movie on – Edmonton International Film Festival 

Take your movie-going to the next level with a show at the Edmonton International Film Festival. Going from October 1-10 (view the entire schedule, here), you can choose films that make you think, make you laugh, and make you cry. You can find the special events page, here – and maybe add an opening or closing gala, or after party, to your date night for this weekend. All in all, there are 55 full length feature films to choose from, and 100+ short films.

When: October 1-10
Where: Landmark Cinemas

SNAP Artists Drink + Draw 

Curious gumshoes and artsy detectives: SNAP invites members and guests to the next instalment of Drink and Draw on October 3 in SNAP Printshop. This time around we’re asking all you hip spies to help solve clues, draw, play games and of course, have some drinks! Also part of the evening: two sets from mysterious garage rockers The Archaics.

When: Saturday October 3, 8 pm
Where: 12056 Jasper Ave

Take a Public Art Walk 

Can you name a couple of the public art pieces in Edmonton? Increase that list and check out this site that features all of the Public Art in Edmonton. The weather is going to be gorgeous for fall, so why not take a walk and enjoy some of the public art that our city has to offer? Warm it up with a couple of coffees from your favorite coffee shop and you’ve got an inexpensive date that gets you out and about. Make your own map, based on location, with this overview.

When: Your own schedule
Where: Your own path





YEGDateNight Team

YEGDateNight Team

YEGDateNight started with a way to inspire ourselves to get out of our dinner and a movie rut. We wanted to share the many things to do in Edmonton and area, with people that may or may not have been under the impression that there's nothing going on in the city. It's grown into the go to place to find out what to do in Edmonton, a space where we share date night inspiration for couples, friends and groups in Edmonton.
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