It’s time to get out your scariest costumes, carve your pumpkins and stock up on sugary treats, because it’s officially the spookiest week of the year!
Although most Halloween festivities already took place over the weekend, there is still plenty of ghoulish fun to be had on the day of. Along with all the other exciting things our city has to offer, here is our list of things you just can’t miss going on this week in Calgary!
What: Looking for the perfect present for a baby shower, or just need a few new items for your little? There are only 2 day’s left to shop these cozy and trendy kids clothes at Greater Goods Boutique and Tea Bar. Hurry before it’s over!
What: Beginning on November 1, over 3,400 white crosses will be placed along memorial drive as part of the Field of Crosses Memorial Project. Stop by over the next 11 days to pause, reflect and remember the many Southern Alberta soldiers who have sacrificed their lives during various wars and missions. You can visit the site anytime during the day, or catch their flag raising and lowering ceremonies at both sunrise and sunset.
When: November 1 to 11
Time: All day. Flag raising and lowering ceremonies vary depending on sunrise and sunset. See the schedule here.
Where: Memorial Drive between 3 Street and Centre Street
What: This month’s pop up begins today and it’s insanely cozy! Flannel Foxes is a local brand that pride’s itself in producing clothing that is reminiscent of our home and native land, while also ensuring that all their products are designed, printed, sewn and snit on Canadain soil.
When: November 1 to 30
Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (weekdays), 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (weekends)
What: This famous handmade market is back for its biannual show this year. Shop all of your favorite local makers, artists, and vendors during this 4-day market, while supporting Calgary’s talented small business community!
When: November 2 to 5
Thursday, Nov. 2, 11am to 9pm
Friday, Nov. 3, 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, Nov. 5, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Big Four Building – 1898 Maclous Trail SE
Tickets: $8 at the door. Free for kids 12 and under
What: Head to the 24th annual Willow Park Wines & Spirits Charity Wine Auction and find 20 food station and 75 famous wines from around the world. After a fast-paced and thrilling live auction the floor will be cleared so people can dance the night away and party. This year the theme for this annual auction is ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, so dress accordingly.
When: Saturday, November 4
Time: 7 pm until midnight
Where: Willow Park Wines & Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE
What: Join the Calgary Farmers Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. You will have the opportunity to listen to 10 various Alberta ranchers as they explain what it takes to bring their products to the market, sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.
When: Every Sunday
Where: 510, 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
What: What do drool-worthy menus created by award-winning chefs, appetizing special events, and one of a kind culinary experiences have in common? They will all be featured during an epic food fest called Taste for Adventure – and you’re definitely going to want to get in on the action. Taking place in the stunning scenic locations of Banff and Lake Louise, the culinary adventure spans over a whopping 16 days, from October 25 to November 9, so clear your schedule; it’s time to start planning your trip.
What: Satisfy your inner craving for adventure by enjoying exciting and thrilling tales of ground-breaking exhibitions as told by authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the world at this 10-day festival held in the heart of Banff. You’ll be sure to leave feeling inspired with a sparked imagination of exploring far off lands! Here are a few tips and reminders on how to get the full experience at this festival.
When: October 28 to November 5
Time: Varies per event
Where: Various locations in and around the Banff area
What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
Where: 100 Mountian Avenue, Banff
Tickets: Adult – $62, Child – $31
Kristy is a creative Communications and PR strategist, freelance writer, coffee enthusiast and wine connoisseur who has a strong passion for travelling, art, style and fashion. Check out her blog (FloralandBows.com) for a taste of YYC through the lens of a refined, sassy, PR girl working on being a successful #girlboss.