Well friends, happy Sunday! We hope that you’ve had a wonderful weekend, but in the event, it was either ‘meh’ or not so great we’ve got wonderful news! Things are about to look up, assuming that your problems can be solved with a little fun. Halloween week is finally here and from Screamfest to pumpkin patches there are plenty of ways to trick or treat yourself to some excitement over the next few days. Here are just 10 things to do to get you in the spirits.
FLY HIGH WITH BIRDLY
You’re not ready for this one, YYC! Last week, Telus Spark Science Centre unveiled its first full-body virtual reality experience, and wow, is it something. For those looking for something different – we’d recommend Birdly – a dinosaur flight simulator that will take the rider to new heights during a time when the T-Rex was at the top of the food chain. You won’t regret it! Unless you don’t like heights.
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE Calgary, AB
Cost: $26 (included in GA)
CHECK OUT CALGARY’S BEST HALLOWEEN DISPLAYS
From wild decorations to residential haunted houses, some Calgary neighbourhoods truly come to life this time of year! Not sure what we mean? Check out the link above for a live interactive map of YYC’s best trick-or-treat destinations.
HIT A HEATED PATIO
Just looking to wind down after a long day of work? Act fast – because it won’t be long until there’s snow on the ground again. This week hit one of Calgary’s many heated patios, grab a bite to eat and split a bottle of wine under the stars with someone special. After all, what’s better than a great meal and good conversation?
CHECK OUT PUMPKINS AFTER DARK
Rally the fam, Calgary! This week, why not wander Calgary’s newest October event, Pumpkins After Dark, 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
PET KANGAROOS IN A FIELD OF SCREAMS
Celebrating another season of spooks and scares, Cobb’s has also teamed up with the folks behind Screamfest to totally transform their 20 acres of land from family-friendly to fantastically freaky. Field of Screams is back. folks and from macabre-clad actors to gory decor, Calgarians who are looking to get into the spirit of things are encouraged to check out their 6 haunted houses, activities and petting zoo every weekend this month.
When: Friday, October 29th, & 30th
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Is there anything scarier than a parking garage after dark? The answer is no, so with that, we encourage you to check out Haunted Calgary – a terrifying-(ly safe) event held at the Horizon Mall in Balzac. This weekend walk through an ominous space full of surprises, but beware! 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
INDULGE IN THE LAST WEEK OF PASTA LA FEASTA
With comfort food season in full swing, the thought of penne is never far from our minds. For those like us, forever thinking about sauce-covered goodness, consider yourselves seen, heard and taken care of because this month Pasta La Feasta returns, celebrating the very best in Calgary’s growing carb scene. Showcasing 19 different restaurants city-wide, Pasta La Feasta will run through the entirety of October – check out the link above to see who’s participating!
When: Until October 31st
Cost: Prices vary
WATCH A FALL FLICK
It’s spooky movie season – so who are we to say you should spend all of your time out and about. This week, give your wallet a rest and instead curl up for a fall-type movie and pop some corn. Not sure what to watch? We’ve actually put together a list of the very best films to watch – all of which will really get you into the mood of things. Check it out above and enjoy!
PRACTICE YOUR SWING AT LAUNCHPAD GOLF
After months of anticipation, the time has finally come. Canada’s very first LaunchPad Golf has officially opened the doors to its Mickelson National location ushering in a new era of adult entertainment and you’re not going to want to check it out ASAP. Hit the link above for more information.
Where: Mickelson National Golf Club – 34122 East Harmony Trail
BRAVE CALGARY’S SCREAMFEST
Alright, ghouls. This Friday marks the beginning of the end (until next year.) This week, check out Screamest, an event powered by spooks, frights, freaks and fun! Wander through haunted houses, play games, check out their many vendors and grab a bite at one of the many food trucks. It’s going to be chilling!
When: Friday, October 28th-31st
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park, 3rd St SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 12 pm
Well, there you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this week. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.
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