afad7367f8e1df231c78d1a241e10128f1d94eeb54634c41c6 5 DATE NIGHT IDEAS IN EDMONTON THIS WEEKEND – OCTOBER 9-11 -


The long 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, perfectly chosen so you can try something new.

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

Get Scared at Deadmonton Haunted House 

This year’s Legend: Years have gone by since the flood destroyed the Williams family pumpkin business. The legend of the Williams family farm has grown bigger and bigger over the years. There are endless tales of people who would attempt to visit the farm in disbelief and were never seen or heard from again. At the local coffee shop you can often hear people bickering about what exactly goes on at the abandoned Williams farm. Tickets range from $20 – 40.

When: view the calendar here
Where: 10233 Jasper Avenue

Eat Something Delicious at the Woodrack Cafe 

Tarduffins – muffins that taste like butter tarts. Pumpkin pie and carrot cake whoopie pies, a delicious combination of a donut and a muffin – can you get much better than that? It’s a perfect option for an afternoon snack and coffee, or a delicious start to the morning. It’s in a gorgeous space that you must check out, perfect for that third, fourth or fiftieth date.

When: Hours 7:30 – 4:30 (perfect for an afternoon snack and coffee)
Where: 109th Street & 76th Avenue

photo courtest of the Woodrack Cafe/Facebook

Play Board Games at Tabletop Cafe 

There are hundreds of board games that you can choose from when you visit Tabletop Cafe. For the admission fee of $5, you can play games at the cafe, snack on candy and espresso and try something new. You can browse the games that are available online.

When: All weekend
Where: Tabletop Cafe, 5716 75 Street

Sunterra Friday Night Feast 

Want to do something different and binge on Netflix, with a date night at home? Sunterra Friday night feasts are a great way to grab dinner on the way home. Three courses, fifteen dollars and a delicious new menu every week. You have to order ahead of time (so you might want to stash this one away for next week’s date night at home).

When: Friday Night
Where: Sunterra Market, 5728 111 Street and 10150 Jasper Avenue