What: The last outdoor market hosts many different local vendors that sell jewelry, art, baked goods, kids accessories, clothing, leather and more. There will also be live music, performers and food trucks for your enjoyment.
What: The park will be closing soon for the year so come and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with themed activities like pumpkin baking demonstrations, crafts, and more. If you come before 10:30 a.m. they will be serving pancakes to the first 500 guests at Gunn’s Dairy Barn.
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
When: Saturday, October 10 to Monday, October 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $26 for adult general admission, $13 for child (3 to 6), $19 for youth (7 to 14) and $20 for senior
What: Enjoy free activities such as seeing giant pumpkins, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin carving and more. During the grand finale, a 500 plus pound pumpkin will be dropped from a 100 foot crane to smash a car.
Where: Blue Grass Nursery Sod & Garden Centre – 260130B Writing Creek Crescent, Rocky View Country (Balzac)
When: Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $5 suggested donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
What: Occurring at the Canmore Nordic Centre, this marathon is one of Canada’s largest Ultras. This race sells out at 1300 trail runners annually. The options for the race are 50K for an individual or a relay race of 2 to 5 people.
Where: Canmore Nordic Centre – 100, 1988 Olympic Way
When: Sunday, October 11 at 9 a.m.
Cost: $450 for a 5 person team , $220 for a 2 person team, $160 for individual
What: This three day festival has something exciting to do every night. Friday night features Kitten N’ Lou, Saturday Night Cabaret features Judith Stein and Sunday brunch finishes with up coming stars from far and wide.
What: In one night, 13 cities and 50 restaurants will participate in Restaurants For Change with the goal to support the right to healthy food for all Canadians. Show your support by making a reservation at a participating restaurant.
What: An annual fundraiser whose aim is to make a difference in the confidence and financial independence of women getting back into the workforce. The evening includes cocktails, entertainment, a silent auction and more.
Where: The Carriage House Inn – 9030 Macleod Trail South
What: The PEAK Performance Project is an annual program intended to launch the international music careers of some of Alberta and British Columbia’s best up-and-coming artists. Check out what artists are playing on the Friday night you want to go.
Where: Nite Owl – 213 10 Ave SW, Calgary
When: Fridays until Friday, October 23 at 8:30 p.m.; 9:30 p.m. music starts
What: This Halloween race is both family-friendly and pet-friendly. Once you have finished the race there will be a festival area for Halloween games and a photo booth. Awards will be given for the best costume.
What: This family-friendly and pet-friendly run and/or walk encourages you to dress up in your favorite costume and have fun at the indoor pre- and post-party. Proceeds go to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation.
What: Watch this play at Stage West about a rock star wannabe in New Jersey, Robbie Hart. He is the life of the party until his wife decides to leave him at the alter, he then goes to make other peoples weddings as miserable as his own.
Where: Stage West Calgary – 727 42 Ave SE, Calgary
When: Now through to Sunday, November 8; 6 p.m. (Tuesdays to Saturdays) and 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Sundays)