Friday is nearly here and October isn’t far behind. This time around, in addition to several incredibly important events commemorating this year’s National Day For Truth and Reconciliation, folks are encouraged to get outside and explore while the weather is still nice. Not sure what’s happening? Here are 10 things to do this weekend in Calgary.
Held in partnership with UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement, the Calgary Public Library will hold a panel discussion with guest speakers, Cora Voyageur, Lee Crowchild, and Kathleen Mahoney. During this event, participants will revisit the final report on Truth and Reconciliation in light of the papal visit and Canada’s unmarked graves, as well as the path forward.
When: Friday, September 30th
Where: Husky Oil Great Hall, inside the Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
Time: 12 pm – 1:30 pm
This Friday, wear orange and take a free walking tour of Fort Calgary Park where your guide will confront the colonial history of the area and share insights on what they have learned about reconciliation so far.
When: Friday, September 30th
Time: 2 pm – 2:45 pm
Things are about to get scary competitive! This weekend, ghouls and goblins alike are encouraged to check out this adorable 18-hole course of frights and fun. Good luck and enjoy.
When: Until October 31st, 2022
Where: 168 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Cost: $50/per 5 people
It won’t be long until there’s snow on the ground again, so it’s important we make the most of what we’ve got! This weekend, hit one of Calgary’s many heated patios, grab a bite to eat and split a bottle of wine under the stars with someone special. After all, what’s better than a great meal and good conversation?
Every weekend between now and until October 31st, experience an autumn brand of whimsy and illumination at the Calgary Farmyard, where their attractions will stay open late giving you more time to snuggle with their animals, get lost in their giant corn maze or challenge each other to a game of mini-golf.
When: Weekends until October 31st
Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky Mountain County
Time: until 9:30 pm
Cost:: $19.95 +
Looking to do something a little more fast-paced? Adrenaline junkies prepare yourselves because Calaway Park has announced the return of Halloweekend, a series of ‘terrifying’ events for you and the whole family. This month, head out for a full day of sun, fun, parades, witchy meet and greets and of course, cheap and delicious carnival food.
When: Weekends until October 10th, 2022
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Are you ready? This weekend, check out Haunted Calgary – a terrifying event held at the Horizon Mall in Balzac. You never know what might be lurking around the corner…
When: Saturday, October 1st – November 4th, 2022
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
What’s more quintessentially fall than a pumpkin patch?! This weekend, toss on your autumn best, grab a hot chocolate, pick the perfect gourd and go home and make a pie or something. It doesn’t get any better (or cheaper) than that! Check the link above for our favourite spots in and around the city limits!
Grab your tickets and strap in, Calgary! CIFF is back for its 23rd year, featuring over 200 films and special experiences. From now until October 2, CIFF is bringing audiences together for a truly remarkable and engaging cinematic experience, & there’s no doubt this year’s festival will be one to remember.
When: Now – October 2nd
Time: See times above
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the largest music industry event in Western Canada, Break Out West. For 5-action-packed days you can expect immersive industry & artist development sessions, and live performances from over 50 emerging artists around the city with the BreakOut West Showcase Festival. With 3-nights of artist showcases around the city, it looks like you’re about to find your new favourite band.
Where: Various venues around Calgary
When: September 28th to October 2nd