Happy Monday, ghouls! Halloween week is upon us and so is the start of a brand-new month. Not sure what’s happening in and around the city this time around? From haunting houses to holiday markets, trick or treat yourself to something fun. Here are 10 exciting things to do in Calgary between October 30th and November 1st.

Pumpkins After Dark


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One more time! 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+

Millarville Christmas Market

Looking ahead to the holiday season? Even if we’ve got to bundle up, there’s really nothing like a Millarville market stroll! For only a few days this month, browse through everything from organic foods to household products and check a few things off of your Christmas to-do list!

When: Thursday, November 2nd-5th and 9th-12th, 2023
Where: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville, Alberta
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $6

Hell Night at Haunted Calgary

You’re in for a screaming good time and, for those hoping to save, you can do so at New Horizon Mall. This week enjoy a realistic zombie survival game aptly named Hell Night.

When: Friday, November 3rd, 2023
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Cost: $45

Top Gun: A Maverick Musicals

Love Top Gun? Calgarians can check out Jubilation Dinner Theatre’s new musical based on the beloved movie. For more information or to get your tickets now, check out the link above!

When: Until January 13th, 2024
Where: 1002 – 37th Street SW Calgary
Cost: $75+

Take a hike

Stretch your legs and get some fresh air. This week, take a stunning fall hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Check the link above for our favourites and enjoy!



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You will scream! This week, hit Screamfest for a night of spooks, frights, freaks and fun! 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+

Calgary Ghost Tour

How will you celebrate the end of the spooky season? This Halloween explore Calgary’s most “active” sights on an exciting tour in and around town!

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

Train of Terror

Halloween is here and so is one of the year’s freakiest events: Aspen Crossing Train Of Terror – a full-contact, horror house on wheels just outside of Calgary. It’s going to be terrifying.

When: Until November 4th, 2023
When: Box 30 Mossleigh, AB
Time: See times here
Cost: $89.99

Halloween Thriller

This Monday, let loose at a huge Halloween howler. Described as Calgary’s mega party, The Back Alley will be playing club anthems, hip-hop, country and top 40 hits all night long.

When: Monday, October 31st, 2023
Where: 421 12 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 9 pm
Cost: $13.48+

Taylor Swift Eras Photo Booth

Set to run between now and November 2nd, 2023, CrossIron Mills is celebrating the record-breaking film by giving guests FREE access to the cutest Taylor Swift photo booths representing several of her most popular Albums. Enjoy!

When: Until November 2nd, 2023
Where: 261055 Crossiron Blvd, Rocky View, AB (next to the Food Hall and Urban Planet)
Cost: FREE

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