Things To Do

8 Things To Do In Calgary This Weekend (October 16-18)

Via Haunted Calgary

Well, folks. We’re here, once again. It’s Friday Eve and with a chill in the air and the snow on its way, we’re betting that you’re trying to decide what you’re going to spend your time doing. We’d recommend staying in, but we certainly don’t mean on your couch! Here are 8 things to do this weekend in Calgary, some of which will still keep you toasty warm when the sky gets dark and the roads get wet. Enjoy!

HIT FIVER FRIDAY AT SPARK

An evening of fun for less than your mid-morning PSL? End this week right and bright (and a little wobbly) with super cheap admission, food specials, and of course, drink specials by heading to Spark every Friday between 5 pm and 9 pm.

When: Friday, October 16th
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $5

WIN BIG AT GRETA’S MARIO KART OPEN

This weekend, head to Calgary’s Greta Arcade Bar for the 2020 Mario Kart Open, where the iconic game will be played the way Nintendo intended it to be played – with no mercy. Participants will go head to head for bragging rights, swag, and most importantly, a cash prize of $500 cash and free games at the arcade for a year.

When: Saturday, October 17th
Where: 213 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Cost: $20

GET SPOOKED AT GRIM MINI GOLF

Get your game face on! This weekend, hit up Winsport Canada for a round of family-friendly mini-golf! Guests are encouraged to dress up, make bets, and get into the Halloween spirit with this 18-hole spooktacular event! You won’t want to miss it!

When: Friday, October 16th – 18th
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: 4 pm – 10:20 pm
Cost: $12

HAVE A HAUNTINGLY GOOD TIME ABOARD THE TRAIN OF TERROR

It’s official, YYC! The only thing scarier than forgetting your mask at the grocery store is those things that lurk in the shadows on Aspen Crossing’s Train of Terror! Get your spooks in a mobile haunted house, grab a drink, and check out their new attractions like the photo-op alley and a preview of their 2021 haunt.

When: Friday, October 9th – 31st
When: Box 30 Mossleigh, AB
Time: See times here
Cost: $76.66

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FALL INTO AUTUMN AT THE CALGARY FARMYARD

The Calgary Farmyard is fall and despite the impending snow, they’re not going anywhere. This weekend, pick the perfect Jack o’ lantern, play some outdoor carnival games. Visit with farm animals, hit the pedal carts, or grab something tasty and make some mems along the way. These folks practically live for this season.

When: Until Saturday, October 31st
When: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View No. 44, AB
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Cost: $17.95

SURVIVE THE DEVILS DRIVE-IN

This weekend, go bumper to bumper with your worst nightmares. Feel so safe it’s scary at The devils Drive-in, a 2020 Halloween Experience at Balzac’s New Horizon Mall, where the only thing separating you from ghosts ghouls, and goblins will be your windshield.

When: Saturday, October 10th – 31st
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Rocky View County, AB
Time: See times here
Cost: $50/car

HOP AND SHOP ON 17TH AVENUE

Shopping? Sales? VIP treatment? Consider us sold! This weekend, check out 17th Avenue’s Shop Hop, an annual one-day event where Calgarians can cash in on a ton of in-store discounts at their 28 participating retailers. Register for a free ticket here and receive an additional gift or just hit up the YYC hotspot Saturday, October 17th!

When: Saturday, October 17th
Where: 17th Avenue (see participating retailers here)
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free

CHECK OUT THE YOKO ONO EXHIBIT

This weekend, open your eyes, your mind, and your heart with Growing Freedom: The instructions of Yoko Ono and the art of John and Yoko. This two-part exhibition of peace and activism will include rarely seen footage, stills, and stories from the legendary Montreal Bed-In for Peace protest.

When: All month long
Where: 701 11th Street SW, Calgary
Time: See times here
Cost: $10

Well, there you have it, friends! 8 things to do this weekend in Calgary! Doesn’t sound too shabby, does it? Have fun out there!