It’s nearly here, friends! Thanksgiving is just a matter of days away, which means you’re likely in for some fun, friends and a whole lot of food. Luckily, whether you’ve got family in town and are hoping to entertain them, or are keeping it low-key and just want to get out of the house, there are a ton of things to do this long weekend in Calgary. Not sure where to start? Here are just 10 of the best events and activities you can enjoy around the city.
This weekend toss on your autumn best, grab a coffee and wander the fields of orange under the Calgary sun. No matter which patch you pick, families are encouraged to wander, pick the perfect gourd and take photos among the corn fields.
For those who believe Thanksgiving should be spent with your family and not the stove, we’d recommend getting takeout! Not sure who’s offering what in Calgary? Check out the list above!
Looking to do something fast-paced? Get ready and stay ready because, for ONE MORE weekend, Calaway Park will be hosting a series of ‘terrifying’ events for you and the whole family. Dress up and head out for a full day of sun, fun, parades, witchy meet and greets and of course, cheap and delicious carnival food.
When: Until Monday, October 10th, 2022
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Grab a coat, some mittens and the hand of someone special then check out Pumpkins After Dark, an event that sees over 6,000 professionally carved and displayed throughout Winsport. It’s going to be lit!
When: Thursday, September 22nd – October 31st, 2022
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Are you ready? From now until November 4th 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: Until November 4th, 2022
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
This long weekend check out Cobb’s Pumpkin Palooza, a fall-friendly event perfect for the whole family! Here, Calgarians can go axe throwing, play games and place a bet on a round of minigolf in addition to picking up a gourd and taking some seriously cute photos.
When: Monday, October 10th, 2022 (and various other dates this month)
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Got something to prove? This Friday, hit Screamfest 2022 for a night of spooks, frights, freaks and fun! First-person to cover their eyes has to buy the drinks afterward. Good luck, folks!
When: Friday, October 7th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st- 22nd, 27th: (ADULT NIGHT) – 29th and 31st, 2022
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park, 3rd St SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 12 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
Last chance! Whether you’re a foodie, love shopping local, or are just looking to get some fresh air – this artisan market will be THE place! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks!
When: Saturday, October 8th, 2022
Where: 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
This October, explore the peaks, valleys and waterfalls of the Alberta Rockies! Not sure where to see the iconic larch trees in all their glory? Check out the link above for 15 hikes you should take this fall!
And that’s it, friends! 10 things to do this LONG weekend in Calgary! Looks pretty dang good, doesn’t it? Enjoy, have fun and be safe out there, friends!