New week, new events! We hope that you’re having a wonderful weekend, friends – but if you need to put a little skip back into your step (no thanks to the Sunday scaries) we may have just the thing. Heck, we may have 10. From pumpkins picking to foliage frolicking here are a ton of exciting things to do in Calgary this week! Have fun out there!
Halloween is finally just around the corner and one of the first things on our to-hit list? Pumpkins After Dark – a one-of-a-kind event 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 (early bird pricing)
The market on 8th Avenue is back- but only for one more day! In celebration of the chillier season, this busy inner-city destination will see small businesses, incredible products and a fun-filled day of shopping, eating and fun – it’s going to be delightful!
When: Tuesday, October 5th
Where: 8th Avenue, Calgary AB
Time: 11 pm – 4 pm
You may have just caught your lucky break, Friends! The event that took Calgarians by storm has extended its residency, but not for long! This weekend, immerse yourselves into the wonderfully colourful world of Vincent Van Gogh! Guided by his own dreams, thoughts, and words, you can experience the world of the troubled artist as if it were the first time – for the last time.
When: Until October 8th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: See times above
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to stay in – especially during cozy movie month! Why not turn on an ookey spooky or wholesome 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!
Live music is back and this week and 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 ready, Calgary! This week hit Screamfest 2021 for a night of 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
Maybe it’s been a long day and you just want to wind down. 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. It doesn’t get more romantic than a cool evening, a great meal and good conversation.
Featuring 19 walking, ‘breathing,’ blinking, creatures – The Dino Expo, a Jurassic-themed event will take Calgary by storm this week! 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
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
Want to see something trippy, Calgary? Look no further than Canada’s first-ever permanent immersive art gallery, Every Second, which recently opened at Telus Spark. This week, 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)
Phew! Well, there you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this week. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves!