Is it just us, or is September passing by super quickly? Thankfully, there are still a few days left in the month, so it's essential to make the most of it! Even if you're on a tight budget, you can still have a fantastic time in the city. We've found several incredible free things to do in Edmonton for the rest of September so that you can save your money!

This month, you can take advantage of the free community centres, museums, and galleries that have times when you can visit for free. Or,  if you're an animal lover, you won't want to miss the chance to visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo for free at the end of the month. Meanwhile, on Sept. 22 you can challenge your friends to a Mario Kart tournament to see who can finish Rainbow Road the fastest.

It's time to start planning what you want to do next! Here are seven free things to do in Edmonton this September:

Art Gallery Of Alberta

Price: Free

When: Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonton

Why You Need To Go: You can visit the breathtaking art exhibits for free.

Strathcona Science Provincial Park

Price: Free

Address: 8650 17 St NW, Strathcona County, Alberta

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a free hike with your friends and take in the crisp fall air.

PARKing Day

Price: Free

When: Sept. 20, 2019

Address: 107 Street, Edmonton

Why You Need To Go: Parking spaces will be temporarily transformed into fun public spaces!

Mario Kart Tournament

Price: Free

When: Sept. 22, 2019

Address: Boston Pizza, 5515 101 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

Why You Need To Go: This is your chance to challenge your friends to Mario Kart!

Royal Alberta Museum

Price: Free

When: Sept. 27-29, 2019

Address: 9810 103a Ave NW, Edmonton

Why You Need To Go: As part of the Alberta Culture Days, this is your chance to visit the Royal Alberta Museum for free!

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Price: Free

When: Sept. 29, 2019

Address: 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton

Why You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun seeing all the cute animals at the zoo!

Community Recreation Centres

Price: Free

When: Sept. 29, 2019

Address: Various location

Why You Need To Go: Five recreation centres, plus several arenas and YMCA community centres, will be participating in Free Admission Day in Edmonton. This is your chance to get in an extra workout for free!

University Of Alberta Observatory

Price: Free

When: Thursdays, 8-9 p.m.

Address: 4-181 CCIS, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Why You Need To Go: You can stargaze at the University of Alberta Observatory using their complimentary telescopes.

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