Happy Thursday! We hope that you’re just as excited for the next few days as we are, especially because there’s so much to see and experience in and around the city! From haunting attractions perfect for commemorating Friday the 13th to festivals and sporting events, here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend!

Spark After Dark: Fear


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This Friday, learn something new with a drink in your hand and a chill down your spine!  Curious cats are encouraged to check out TELUS Spark for their ‘Fear’ adult night which features cool exhibits, music, and the science behind why and how we get scared. It’s going to be spooky!

When: Friday, October 13th, 2023
Where: Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 5 pm-midnight
Cost: $26+

Tattoo and Arts Festival

Want to see what all the ‘bzzzzz’ is about? Whether you’re looking to get some new ink or just appreciate the craft, the Tattoo and Arts Festival is definitely one you won’t want to miss! This Friday, 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 13th – 15th, 2023
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Cost: $30+

Sponsored pick: Banff Pride

Banff Pride will be taking over Banff with 10 days of festivities, drag performances, live music, and quintessentially Canadian outdoor fun. The festival will kick off on Friday, October 6th, with a flag-raising ceremony and Pride March through downtown Banff. There will be events happening throughout the village all the way to the peaks of Sulphur Mountain. Don’t miss this amazing celebration of diversity, inclusion, and love – all in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable!

When: Friday, October 6th to Sunday, October 15th
Where: Events throughout Banff
Cost: Tickets vary by event

Calgary Stampeders

It’s going to be a ball – as long as you dress warm! This Friday, grab a beer, some mittens and your enthusiasm, then cheer the Calgary Stampeders to victory at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium! For more information or to snag some tickets, head over to the link above!

When: Friday, October 13th, 2023
Where: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $31+

Sponsored pick: AMA’s EV Life Podcast

Ready to supercharge your knowledge about electric vehicles and green mobility? Then AMA has the podcast for you! Their podcast, EV Life, explores the electrifying world of EVs, from fully electric cars to electric motorcycles. You can listen to engaging discussions with industry experts, learn about valuable insights into the EV market, charging options, and the transition to sustainable transportation in Canada. In the realm of electric vehicles, AMA has positioned itself as the best resource for learning and staying current, so be sure to tune in on your next ride to work

Wu-Tang Clan & Nas

Known for their self-titled song Wu-Tang as well as C.R.E.A.M and Protect Ya Neck, Iconic hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan and VERY special guest Nas, will take Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome this October. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $74+

Sponsored Pick: National Shawarma Day

What better way to celebrate National Shawarma Day, than with the creators of it? This October 15th, hit up your nearest Osmow’s to celebrate culture & the rich flavours of Shawarma with $5 specials all day long.

When: Sunday, October 15th, 2023
Where: click here to find your nearest Osmow’s
Cost: $5 Chicken/Falafel Wraps or on the ROCKS

Field of Screams

Are you in the spirit? In an effort to scare you silly, Cobb’s Adventure Park will totally transform their 20 acres of land from family-friendly to fantastically freaky. You’re in for a spooktacular time!

When: Friday, October 13th, 14th, 19th (Adults Only), 20th, 21st, 27th, & 28th, 2023
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
Cost: $26+


Love Friday the 13th? This Friday, hit Screamfest for a night of spooks, frights, freaks and try to break the world record for most people dressed as Jason Voorhees in one place! The first person to cover their eyes has to buy the drinks afterward. Good luck, folks! 

When: Friday October 6th – 31st, 2023 (world record event Friday October 13th, 2023)
Where: 2200 Stampede Trail SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: $30+

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

How will you kick things off this weekend? Based on the 1886 Gothic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, enjoy Vertigo Theatre’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. For more information or tickets, visit the link above and enjoy!

When: Until October 29th, 2023
Where: 115 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $69+

Well, there you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.