Happy pre-kend, party people. Congrats on making it through another busy week!
While it’s important to sleep in and enjoy the beautiful weather, we also encourage you to enjoy one of the many exciting things happening around the city before we close out fall 2022, after all, it won’t be long until the holiday season is here! Not sure what to do? Here are 10 things to do this weekend in Calgary.
GO COSTUME SHOPPING
Have you got a spooky ensemble together yet? Halloween 2022 is just around the corner and time is running out to get your fangs, capes and prosthetics. Not sure where to go? Check out the list above for some of the best costume shops in Calgary.
CHEER ON THE STAMPS
Hot dogs and beer? Say less! This Friday, grab a drink, a jersey and a friend, then cheer on the Calgary Stampeders when they play the Tigercats at McMahon Stadium! For more information or to snag some tickets, head over to the link above!
When: Friday, October 14th, 2022
Where: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
MARVEL AT PUMPKINS AFTER DARK
Are you a night owl? This weekend, grab a coat, some mittens and the hand of someone special then check out Pumpkins After Dark, an event that sees over 6,000 professionally carved and displayed throughout Winsport. It’s going to be lit!
When: Until October 31st, 2022
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
GET A TASTE OF NIGERIA
From food and music, to dance and fashion the Calgary Taste Of Nigeria Festival returns to the Shepard Community Centre. Bring the family for a day of absolute fun, indulge in incredible eats and enjoy incredible performances. We can’t think of a better way to spend the day!
When: Saturday, October 15th, 2022
Where: 8551 Bowness RD NW, Calgary
Time: 12 pm – 7 pm
FACE YOUR FEARS AT HAUNTED CALGARY
Get your spooks in, ghouls! From now until November 4th check out Haunted Calgary – a terrifying event held at the Horizon Mall in Balzac. You never know what might be lurking around the corner…
When: Until November 4th, 2022
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
GET INKED AT THE TATTOO AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Whether you’re jonesing for some new ink or just appreciate the craft, the Tattoo and Arts Festival is definitely one you won’t want to miss! This weekend, hit the BMO Centre for a two-day event celebrating the latest and greatest in body art – it’s going to be something else, folks!
When: Friday, October 14th – 16th, 2022
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: 12 pm
PLAY A ROUND OF HAUNTED MINI GOLF
Things are about to get scary competitive! This weekend, Calgarians are encouraged to check out this adorable 18-hole course of frights, fools and fun. Good luck and enjoy.
When: Until October 31st, 2022
Where: 168 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Cost: $50/per 5 people
SCARE YOURSELF SILLY AT SCREAMFEST
Need to get your spooks in? This weekend, hit Screamfest 2022 for a night of absolute terror! First-person to cover their eyes has to buy the drinks afterward. Good luck, folks!
When: Friday, October 14th-15th, 21st- 22nd, 27th: (ADULT NIGHT) – 29th and 31st, 2022
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park, 3rd St SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 12 pm
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN EVERYTHING THIS NEW CALGARY COMMUNITY HAS TO OFFER
If you’ve been waiting for the right time and place to start your home-hunting journey, this one’s for you. Swing by the grand opening of Hotchkiss community by Hopewell Residential and Qualico Communities on Saturday, October 15 and see why this is the place to THRIVE.
Tour 11 of the stunning show homes, while immersing yourself in the range of exciting activities , entertainment and prizes that this event has to offer.
Where: 141 Hotchkiss Way SE
When: Saturday, October 15th, 2022; 12 PM – 5 PM
JOIN CONTEMPORARY CALGARY FOR THE OPENING OF THEIR FALL EXHIBITIONS
Why not start your weekend early? This Thursday, you can join Contemporary Calgary for FREE at the opening of their brand new fall exhibition, Chitra Ganesh: Astral Dance & Human Capital.
When: Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Contemporary Calgary – 701 11 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2C4
Cost: FREE with registration
SIP & SAVOUR AT THE 25th ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
Back for its 25th year, Alberta’s most beloved food & adult beverage event is back and serving up the best food and drink our province has to offer. Guests are invited to explore hundreds of exhibitors and indulge their palates on a variety of fine wines, spirits, craft beers, while noshing on fare from local restaurants.
When: Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15, 2022
Where: BMO Center, Stampede Park
Cost: Starting at $25
And that’s it, friends! 10 things to do this weekend in Calgary! Looks pretty dang good, doesn’t it? Enjoy, have fun and be safe out there, friends!
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