It’s almost time. Fall is just around the corner and with that, there are a ton of fun events that kick off this week! From food festivals to concerts, here are 10 of the best things to do in Calgary this time around.

Haunted Mini Golf 


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Things are about to get scary competitive! This week, ghouls and goblins alike are encouraged to check out this adorable 18-hole course of frights and fun. Good luck and enjoy.

When: Thursday, September 21st – October 31st, 2023
Where: 168 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Cost: $15+

YYC Pizza Fest

We hope you have an appetite because YYC Pizza Fest is finally here, and it’s shining a spotlight on some of the city’s best thin-crust, deep-dish, topping-heavy restaurants, and their most inventive slices!

When: Until October 1st, 2023

Sponsored pick: CIFF 2023

The Calgary International Film Festival is coming to town, and there’s really something for everyone. Genres range from documentaries to horror flicks, and that’s just the start. There will also be interactive displays, art, and performances outside the theatre for a complete festival experience. Check out the best films of the year, maybe you’ll discover a new favourite.

When: Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, October 1st
Where: Eau Claire Cineplex and the Globe Cinema
Cost: Ticket prices vary by package


Known for songs like Pisces and Vortex, Ukrainian metal-cor band Jinjer takes MacEwan Hall this week. For tickets head to the link above and enjoy!

When: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Boulevard Northwest
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $40+

Sponsored Pick: Visit Connection Points for World Alzheimer Day At These Local Venues

Thursday, September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day and Alzheimer Calgary is launching its StillMe campaign to bring local awareness to a global cause.

This Thursday, the StillMe campaign will have Connection Points all throughout the city thanks to the support of some pretty awesome local businesses. Calgarians are encouraged to visit to increase their understanding, elevate the voices of people affected, and foster an open and inclusive sense of community for what’s oftentimes an isolating experience. Tip sheets and additional resources will also be available at all locations.

When: Thursday, September 21, 2023 (which is World Alzheimer’s Day)
Where: Abbey’s Creations (all locations)
Analog Coffee (17th Ave)
Calgary Central Library
Deville (17th Ave)
Esker Foundation (online only)
Memorial Park Library
Monogram Coffee (all locations)
Noto Gelato
Righteous Gelato
Rosso Coffee Roasters (all locations)
Sunalta Community Association
Village Ice Cream (online only)
Cost: Free

Pumpkins After Dark 

It’s back! Halloween is just over a month away and this season Calgary is kicking things off with Pumpkins After Dark – a one-of-a-kind event featuring more gourds that you could bake, carve or bash in an entire lifetime.

When: Friday, September 22nd – October 31st, 2023
Where:  88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $18+


Come one, come all! 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

Launchpad Golf


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Modelled after TopGolf in the States, Launchpad was the first of its kind in all of Canada. This week, grab a drink, a date, and some grub then tee off from one of their bay at two locations in Calgary.

Where: See locations above
Cost: $50+

Calgary Day Trip

Have a day off this week? If you’re looking to explore the province but want to be home for dinner – take a day trip from Calgary! Hit the link above for some of our favourites.

Harvest Lights

Ready for an evening of whimsy and fun? This Friday, check out the Calgary Farmyard for Harvest Lights, a vibrant after-dark event, that will give you more time to snuggle with their animals, get lost in their giant corn maze, challenge each other to a game of mini-golf, or make a fool of yourself in their giant rat rollers.

When: Fridays and Saturdays
Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky Mountain Couty
Time: until 9:30 pm
Cost:: $19.95 +

There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this week! Enjoy yourselves out there and have a ton of fun!