Happy Thursday, ghouls! Another October weekend is here and so are the many, many events held in celebration of spooky season. Ready to scream, party, listen to some live music and cheer on your home team? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary between October 20th and 22nd.

Haunted Calgary


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Want to celebrate spooky month? This weekend have a screaming good time at New Horizon Mall where you can enjoy a terrifying series of events including a haunted house and a spooky selfie museum.

When: Until November 3rd, 2023
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Cost: $15+

Calgary Hitmen

Let’s go, Hitmen! if you’re craving a pocket dog, head over to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday, where you can watch as the Calgary Hitmen take on The Lethbridge Hurricanes. Enjoy!

When: Friday, October 20th, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time:  7 pm
Cost: $17+

Sponsored pick: Pixel Park

This brand-new park has amenities for everyone and it just opened in the heart of Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment District. We’re talking pickleball courts, a skate park, off-leash dog park, a basketball court and more. It’s the perfect hangout spot to enjoy some fresh fall air and quality time with friends. Plus, the park is also home to downtown Calgary’s largest EV charging station!

When: Open daily, 9 am – 9 pm
Where: 314 12 Ave SE, Calgary
Cost: Free. Everyone welcome

Orionids Meteor Shower

Set to peak on October 20th, watch as debris left behind by Halley’s Comet passes high above our atmosphere in the early morning hours. It’s going to be unreal!

When: Until November 22nd (peaks Friday, October 20th-21s, 2023)

Calgary Ghost Tour

October is finally here and in celebration of ghouls and ghosts, wince, cringe, mix and mingle when you visit Calgary’s most “active” sights on an exciting tour in and around town! Prepare to be spooked, friends! 

When: Various dates
Where: Various locations
Time: Various times
Cost: $23+

The Plaza Theatre 


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What’s Halloween without a spooky movie? Skip the big-box theatres and cozy up at an iconic Calgary landmark instead. The Plaza Theatre is pulling out all the stops, with showtimes for Coraline, The Shining, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Experience these Halloween classics with your friends and family at one of Calgary’s most historic venues. You might even glimpse some otherworldly spectators while you’re there – if you believe the rumours…

When: Find showtimes online
Where: The Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW

Fefe Dobson

Known for nostalgia-inducing songs like Everything and Ghost, Canada’s Fefe Dobson will take Dickens Pub in Calgary this Friday. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Friday, October 20th, 2023
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $30.25+

Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkin really is the spice of life and this weekend, we’re all about it! Hosted by Winsport, Calgarians are encouraged to check out Pumpkins After Dark – a one-of-a-kind event featuring more 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+

Field of Screams

Friends who scream together, stay together. This weekend Cobb’s will totally transform their 20 acres of land from family-friendly to fantastically freaky. Good luck, folks!

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

Dermot Kennedy


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Live music? What better way to celebrate the weekend? This Saturday, check out Dermot Kennedy at the Scotiabank Saddledome! Tickets are still available at the link above. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $52+

And here you have it, Calgary, 10 things to do this weekend in Calgary! What will you check out first?