You made it, friend! All of your hard work paid off and you’re only one sleep away from another 4-day staycay. Whether you’re looking forward to lounging around at home, or are eager to get out and about, there’s plenty to keep you and your family busy over the next 72 hours. Not sure where to start? Here are just 10 things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in Calgary!
WALK THROUGH A MAGICAL DISPLAY OF 6,000 PUMPKINS
Pretty lights and Jack-o-lanterns? Where do we sign up! Halloween is just around the corner and one of the first things on our to-hit list is Calgary’s new Pumpkins After Dark event – a one-of-a-kind shindig featuring more gourds that you could bake, carve or bash in an entire lifetime. It’s going to be magical!
When: Until Sunday, October 31st
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $20 / per adult
GET NOSTALGIC AT THE GREY EAGLE
Live music is back and this weekend, the Grey Eagle Casino is kicking things off with 90s/2000s rock bands Buckcherry, Bif Naked and Age of Days. Check out the link above for more information or tickets!
When: Thursday, October 7th
Where: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
GET THANKSGIVING TAKEOUT
It’s turkey time, Calgary! This weekend, leave the cooking to the pros and order from one of the many local spots offering Thanksgiving takeout. Not sure who’s serving up what? Check out the above link for 7 different places where you can get a last-minute meal!
SCARE YOURSELF SILLY AT SCREAMFEST
It’s time to prove yourselves, Calgary! This weekend, you can finally check out Screamfest 2021 – an event powered by spooks, frights, freaks and fun! First-person to cover their eyes in one of their many haunted houses buys the drinks afterward. Good luck, folks!
When: October 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 22nd-23rd, 28th-31st
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park, 3rd St SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 12 pm
COZY UP DURING BUTTERFIELD ACRES’ MAGICAL DATE NIGHT
Looking for a cute date night idea? Have we got something for you! This Saturday, get comfy cozy with your significant other and check out Butterfield Acres’ annual adults-only event celebrating the very best of the fall season from pumpkins to wagon rides.
When: Saturday, October 9th
Where: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
TAKE A GOAT YOGA CLASS
Couples, friends and families who sweat (and pet goats) together, stay together! This Sunday, inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat out the 2021 insanity at a super cute goat yoga class! After all, there’s really no better way to spend an afternoon than with your toes in the grass and farm animal nibbling at your hair.
When: Sunday, October 10th
Where: 226066 112 St W, Calgary
Time: 11 am
BINGE A SHOW LIKE SQUID GAME
By now, we assumed that you and everyone you know has already watched South Korean hit, Squid Game in it’s entirety, so what now? This weekend, lose yourself in yet another slappin’ Netflix original – one that will fill the void that the cast of the iconic Hunger Games-esque drama left when the credits rolled for the last time. Check out the link above for our recommendations!
GET PREHISTORIC AT THE DINO EXPO
Featuring 19 walking, ‘breathing,’ blinking, creatures – The Dino Expo, a Jurassic-themed event will FINALLY take Calgary by storm this weekend! With a catalogue of photo ops and 20-metre tall dinos, this 3-day festival will not only be a ton of fun but will also celebrate and educate Albertans of all ages about the larger-than-life lizards that roamed the earth 250 million years ago. Don’t miss it!
When: Friday, October 8th – 11th
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Cost: $22+ / Adult
SCREAM Y0UR WAY THROUGH HAUNTED CALGARY
For the second year in a row, check out Haunted Calgary – a terrifying-(ly safe) event held at the Horizon Mall in Balzac. This time around, walk through an ominous parking garage and jump shiver and scream at what may lie in the dark – you never know what might be lurking around the corner!
When: All October long
Where:260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
OR – FOR SOMETHING MORE WHOLESOME, ENJOY ‘EVERY SECOND’ AT TELUS SPARK
Want to see something incredible, Calgary? Look no further than Canada’s first-ever permanent immersive art gallery, Every Second, which recently opened at Telus Spark. This weekend, check it out by purchasing your tickets above and let us know what you think!
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: Free with admission ($26)
Alright, there you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this week. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves!
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