Happy Friday Eve, friends! The end of October is upon us and wowza, did it ever fly by! This time around, for those of you who may have not gotten into the spirit of Halloween quite yet, we’ve put together a master list – breaking down some of the best and most haunting attractions as well as the more wholesome fall things to do in and around Calgary. Here are just 10 events that you should check out this weekend.
GRAB SOME NORTHERN GRUB AT CALGARY’S POUTINE PALOOZA
YYC Food Trucks is at it again, friends and this time, cheese and gravy are on the menu! Showcasing some of the city’s most favourite mobile eateries, Poutine Palooza returns to the Grey Eagle for one day only! Don’t miss out – there’s nothing else like it in the city!
When: Sunday, October 24th
Where: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr. overflow parking lot
Time: 12 pm -6 pm
BRAVE CALGARY’S SCREAMFEST
Don’t miss your chance, YYC! Calgary’s largest event is back and as always, it’ll be 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 22nd-23rd, 28th-31st
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park, 3rd St SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 12 pm
SUIT UP FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF YYC’S NEWEST CLUB
This weekend, those looking to check out someplace darker, deeper, and a little more secretive than your local pub or favourite restaurant can finally check out Please Don’t Tell a brand new speakeasy and nightclub, where dressing up, feeling your oats, and treating yourself to a fancy drink is encouraged. For more information check out the link above!
When: Friday, October 22nd
Where: 811 1st Street SW, Calgary
PICK A PUMPKIN
October is to pumpkins like Santa is to Christmas. It’s just not the same without ’em! This weekend, toss on your autumn best and wander the fields of orange under the sun. Grab a hot chocolate, pick the perfect gourd and go home and make a pie or something. It doesn’t get any cuter than that! Check the link above for our favourite spots in and around the city limits.
JOIN IN ON THE SQUID GAME
We’d ask if you’re a big fan of the show, but we already know the answer. Of course, you are, but how do you think you’d do? Until October the 31st, fans looking to try their hands (and feet) at the quick-steppin’ schoolyard game red light green light can do so with a twist at the NE Laser Tag Centre in Calgary. Book now, folks – it’s going to be wild!
When: Friday, October 22nd-24th, 29th-31st
Where: Bay 3 1305 33St NE Calgary
CHECK OUT PUMPKINS AFTER DARK
Looking for something fun to do with the whole family? This weekend 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
HIT HAUNTED CALGARY
The thought of being in an underground parking garage after dark is more than enough to give anyone the heebie jeebies, 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
MILL THROUGH A FIELD OF SCREAMS
Celebrating another season of ‘spine-tingling’ fun, 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, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, & 30th
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
GET COZY UNDER THE ‘HARVEST LIGHTS’ AT THE CALGARY FARMYARD
Whimsy? Lights? Fall fun? We couldn’t ask for more! This weekend, instead of closing at their regular times, The Calgary Farmyard will actually stay open past 9 pm, giving you and your loved one more time to snuggle with their animals, get lost in their giant corn maze or challenge each other to a game of mini-golf in the colourful lights set up around the park. Don’t miss it!
When: Fridays-Sundays until October 31st
Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky Mountain County
Time: until 9:30 pm
Cost:: $19.95 +
JUST ROLL WITH IT AT YYCS MOST NOSTALGIC HALLOWEEN EVENT
This weekend live in the past but still enjoy being in the present at a spooktacular pop-up roller rink in celebration of the whole Halloween season. With two different skate times, one for family and the other for the “older” crowd, guests can rally their friends, parents, kids, or coworkers, lace up their blades, and enjoy music in every genre until after dark!
When: Saturday, October 23rd
Where: #130, 10 Smed Lane S.E., Calgary
Time: 6 pm
Alright friends, that’s a wrap on the 10 best things to do this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves!
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