Another weekend has come and gone and many of you are probably wondering how to supplement the next 5 days of work. As always there’s a ton of exciting events and activities to enjoy, so let’s jump into it! Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week.
CHECK OUT PUMPKIN AFTER DARK
Fall is here and with Halloween only weeks away Pumpkins After Dark has returned! with so much to see and do, this one-of-a-kind event features more gourds that you could bake, carve or bash in an entire lifetime.
When: Until October 31st
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
INDULGE DURING YYC PIZZA FEST
We’re always in the mood for carby deliciousness covered in cheese and sauce! If you’re like us and just can’t get enough of the good stuff, unhinge your jaws because YYC Pizza Fest is coming, and with it, a spotlight on some of the city’s best thin crust, deep dish, topping-heavy restaurants, and their most inventive slices!
When: Until October 2nd
WANDER AN ALBERTA GHOST TOWN
This week, get spooky! From mining towns and mountain settlements to a town sitting at the bottom of a lake, this province is filled with historical hamlets from a time gone by. Check out the link above for 15 ghoulish ghost towns in Alberta that you can actually visit this fall!
SWING STICKS AT LAUNCHPAD GOLF
Modelled after TopGolf in the States, Launchpad is the first of its kind in all of Canada. This week, grab a drink, a date, and some grub then tee off from one of their bays.
Where: Mickelson National Golf Club – 34122 East Harmony Trail
SEE THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE
Known for songs like Frank, AB and Don’t Haunt This Place, Calgarians can check out The Rural Alberta Advantage this week at the Palace Theatre. For tickets check out the link above!
When: Wednesday, September 28th
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW
Time: 7 pm
GO DOWNHILL GO-KARTING
Do you have a competitive spirit? This week, head over to Calgary’s Winsport Canada and race down their 1,800 meters downhill go-kart track! The ‘loser’ buys the other a drink afterward!
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
RENT A GLOWING KAYAK
Relocated to Waterfront Park in the NW, those looking to explore, lounge, and experience something new this week can do so to the soundtrack of their choosing, from behind the paddle of a glowing kayak. Check out the link above for more information.
Where: Heritage Park boat launch – 8003 14 St. SW, Calgary
Time: See rental time slots here
SEE FALL COLOURS FROM THE WINDOW OF A STEAM TRAIN
This week, enjoy the sights, sounds and food offered aboard the Alberta Prairie Railway – an old-timey company that provides memorable excursions and fantastic opportunities to families, friends and couples looking for a new point of view.
When: Friday, September 30th
Where: 4611 – 47 Avenue, Stettler, Alberta
Time: 11:00 am – 3:55 pm
CHECK OUT THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST FLICKS AT CIFF
Grab your tickets and strap in, Calgary! CIFF is back for its 23rd year, featuring over 200 films and special experiences. From now until October 2, CIFF is bringing audiences together for a truly remarkable and engaging cinematic experience, & there’s no doubt this year’s festival will be one to remember.
When: Now until October 2nd
Time: See times above
CHECK OUT OVER 50 EMERGING ARTISTS AT BREAKOUT WEST
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the largest music industry event in Western Canada, Break Out West. For 5-action packed days you can expect immersive industry & artist development sessions, and live performances from over 50 emerging artists around the city with the BreakOut West Showcase Festival. With 3-nights of artist showcases around the city, it looks like you’re about to find your new favourite band.
Where: Various venues around Calgary
When: September 28th to October 2nd
And there you have it, folks! 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Enjoy!
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