Another week is here and we can’t wait to get ourselves out, about and into the fresh air. Not sure what’s happening this time around? From performances to haunted houses, here are 10 things to do this week in Calgary. It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it! 

Pumpkins After Dark


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October is here and we’re sending it! Hosted by Winsport, Calgarians are encouraged to check out Pumpkins After Dark – a one-of-a-kind event featuring more glowing gourds than you could bake, carve or bash in an entire lifetime.

When: Until October 31st, 2023
Where:  88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $18+

Daniel Caesar 

Known for songs like Best Part and Always, Canada’s own Daniel Caesar will take Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome this October. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Tuesday October 3rd, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $46+

See Alberta’s Fall Foliage

We may be biased, but one of the best places in the country to see the leaves do their thing – is Alberta! Check out the link above for more information about the area’s many happenings and hotspots! Ah – we just can’t wait for sweater weather!


This is it! This week, see high-flying acrobatics and incredible performances! Cirque du Soleil has returned to Calgary with Kooza, a show that features chills, thrills and explores everything from fear and identity to recognition and power.

When: Until October 8th, 2023
Where: 50 25 Ave SE, Calgary

Haunted Mini Golf 

October is here, and this season ghouls and goblins alike are encouraged to check out Winsport’s adorable 18-hole course of frights and fun. Get your tickets now and enjoy!

When: Until October 31st, 2023
Where: 168 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Cost: $15+

Visit an Alberta pumpkin patch 

Looking for something a little more ‘Hallmark?’  We’d recommend visiting an Alberta pumpkin patch! This week, toss on your autumn best, grab a hot chocolate, pick the perfect gourd and bake to your heart’s content.

Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair

It’s here! Known as the pumpkin capital of Alberta, Smoky Lake’s most unique festival is highly anticipated and attended by gourd enthusiasts from all over the province. This, of course, is not just because there’s a beer garden and pancake breakfast – but because they actually hold a huge pumpkin weigh-off year after year.

When: Thursday October 5th – 8th, 2023
Where: Smoky Lake, Alberta – Directions here
Cost: FREE

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


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Based on the 1886 Gothic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, kick-off October with 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+

Take a train ride

From lakes to rivers, mountains and prairie, Wild Rose Country has some incredible things to experience – but if a relaxing day of stunning views is what you seek, then there’s nothing better than a scenic train ride across Alberta. Check out the link above for some of our favourites!


Ready to kick off spooky season? This Friday hit Screamfest for a night of frights, freaks and fun for teens only! 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+

Well, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do this month in Calgary! Enjoy yourselves out there!