25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: October 18 to 20

Oct 18 2019, 12:00 pm

Autumn weekends are best filled with fun events! Check out these 25 fun things to do in Calgary on Friday, October 18, Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20. Boobyball, Calgary Hitmen, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

Friday, October 18

Owen Hart Foundation presents Jerry Seinfeld

What: The Owen Hart Foundation celebrates its 20th Anniversary with two special performances by Jerry Seinfeld on October 18 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Seinfeld was catapulted to stardom in the 90s with the success of his now legendary sitcom Seinfeld. Since the show ended its nine-year run in 1998, Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy and in 2009, began a successful web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

When: October 18, 2019
Time: 6 pm and 9 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Boobyball Presents: Into The Ocean

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What: Taking place on October 18 at The Palace, the giant party aims to raise funds for Rethink Breast Cancer’s programs, spread awareness about breast cancer prevention, and provide support for individuals under 40.

This year’s Into The Ocean theme speaks to the volumes of young people affected by breast cancer and acknowledges their feelings of isolation and being lost at sea. This year’s motif will see the nationwide events awash in all things aquatic. Guests will be transported into the deep blue in where they will be treated to an evening of themed beverages, treats and guest experiences all set to a soundtrack of top tunes.

When: October 18, 2019
Time: 8 pm to 1 am
Where: The Palace, 219 8th Ave SW
Price: From $75, can be purchased online

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Calgary 2019

What: The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival returns to YYC on October 18 and 19 at Calgary’s Stampede Park BMO Centre. This year, the event will feature over 40 restaurants, more than 200 wines, and hundreds of beers, ciders, and spirits, all under one roof. This is Alberta’s largest and most anticipated wine and food event, with hundreds of booths and over 25,000 guests participating each year.

When: October 18 until October 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm (Friday) 12 to 4 pm and 6 to 10 pm (Saturday)
Where: Halls D and E, Stampede Park BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary
Price: $25–$35; buy online

Calgary Hitmen vs Moose Jaw Warriors

What: Calgary Hitmen versus Moose Jaw Warriors at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 18. Tonight’s game theme is Hometown Heroes.

When: October 18, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Dallas Smith and Dean Brody

What: Calgarians will have a chance to catch both Dallas Smith and Dean Brody at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on October 17 and 18 when they stop by YYC on their aptly-named Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone tour. The two will be joined by Chad Brownlee and Mackenzie Porter.

When: October 18, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Saturday, October 19

Haunted Calgary at New Horizon Mall

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What: The parkade level of New Horizon Mall transforms into over 20,000 square feet of terrifying characters, sets, and props for Halloween. Haunted Calgary features three spooky attractions and a Family Frights Thrill Zone for all ages. Partial proceeds will be donated to local charity.

When: October 18 and 19, October 25 and 26, October 31 to November 2, 2019
Time: From 6 pm for regular haunted houses, 7 to 10 pm for Glowstick Night, and 7 to 8:30 pm for Hell Night
Where: New Horizon Mall — 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Tickets: Starting at $25, available online

Tangled Tree Fall and Christmas Market

What: The 5th annual Fall and Christmas market features, handmade artisans and fair trade goods, food truck, and more. Food donations will be accepted at the door.

When: October 19 and 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bearspaw Lions Hall – 25240 Nagway Road NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park

What: Celebrate the spooky season with Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Explore five haunted houses. go on rides, plus enjoy activities, food and drinks. All ages welcome.

When: Friday and Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Gluten Free Expo

What: Canada’s largest gluten free event. Attendees can check out hundreds of gluten free products while learning from experts, sampling food and drinks, check out demos and talks, and more.

When: October 19 to 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Big Four Building – 1801 Big Four Trail SE
Tickets: Online

Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

What: The Calgary Stampeders face off with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at McMahaon Stadium.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Calgary Gem and Mineral Show 2019

What: The Calgary Gem & Mineral Show features more than 50 gem, mineral, and jewellery vendors from across the country. The weekend will also include demos, lectures, and door prizes every hour.

When: October 18 to October 20, 2019
Time: 1 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Big Four Building – 1898 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Adult-only date night at Butterfield Acres 2019

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Couple in corn maze (freshlyjasmine/Instagram)

What: Butterfield Acres has reserved select dates this month for child-free fun, offering an 18+ night at the patch for those looking to find a suitable pumpkin in peace. The official date night event starts at 5 pm (which is also when the farmyard will open for visits with animals) though the pumpkin hunt won’t begin until 6:15 pm. Participants will be able to take a sunset tractor ride out to the patch where you’ll be able to hunt down the most picture-perfect soon-to-be-Jack-o-Lantern, which you’ll be able to carve up shortly after.

When: October 19 and October 26, 2019
Time: Admission begins at 5 pm
Where: Butterfield Acres Petting Farm – 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
Tickets: $20, available online

Cavalry FC vs FC Edmonton

What: Cavalry FC take on FC Edmonton in Canadian Premier League action at Spruce Meadows.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wordfest presents Dave Hill

What: Comedian Dave Hill has written for a variety of outlets, including The Paris Review, GQ, New York Times and McSweeney’s. His song “Go” is also the theme Late Night with John Oliver. His third book is titled Parking the Moose.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 12 to 1:15 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor – 1221 2 St SW, Calgary

Calgary Humane Society’s 19th Annual Cocktails for Critters Gala

What: The 19th Annual Cocktails for Critters raises funds for Calgary Humane Society. This year’s theme is “Heroes”, and the event will celebrate people who have helped an animal in an amazing way. There will also be live entertainment, silent auction, animal aulmni and meet and greet, complimentary wine hour, and more.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre – 120 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sunday, October 20

Calgary Hitmen vs Medicine Hat Tigers

What: Calgary Hitmen take on the Medicine Hat Tigers on October 20 at Scotiabank Saddledome. Today’s game theme is A1 Chesney Service Experts Diwali Celebration.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Pasta La Feasta

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What: Pasta La Feasta is Calgary’s newest food festival leading up to World Pasta Day on October 25th. Nine restaurants are offering up their must-try pasta dishes, and a portion of all proceeds from the featured pasta dishes will go to The Alex Community Food Centre.

When: Now until October 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Select Calgary restaurants. Full list here.
Admission: $3 of every featured dish goes towards the Alex Community Food Centre.

The Wailers

What: Reggae legends The Wailers celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Survival at The Palace Theatre with special guest Secret 77.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Outdoor Yoga

What: A 60-minute outdoor vinyasa flow class for all levels. Everyone welcome, including children. Practice in the grass or bring your mat or blanket.

When: Every Sunday until October 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm (Stanley Park) 4 to 5 pm (Mahogany)
Where: Stanley Park SW – 42 Ave & 1A Street SW; Mahogany – Masters Square & Mahogany Blvd
Admission: Pay what you want

Granary Road Pumpkin Fest

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Pumpkins (K Hanley CHDPhoto / Shutterstock)

What: Granary Road’s annual Pumpkin Fest tractor-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin hunt and decorating, active learning park, and more.

When: October 19 and October 20
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Granary Road 226066 112th St W MD of Foothills, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Arab Film Nights Festival 2019 – Wall

What: Calgary Arab Arts & Culture Society presents a screening of the animated National Film Board film, Wall, written and starring UK playwright and screenwriter David Hare. There will also be authentic Arabic food for purchase by Mama Bassema, a local artists exhibition curated by Fadia Omar, and live music by Canadian Arabic Orchestra.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Fall at Calgary Farmyard

What: There are many events to enjoy this fall at Calgary Farmyard, including an 11-acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, and more. Plus there are Flashlight Nights in the Maze every Friday and Saturday starting September 20, and a Pumpkin Festival every Saturday and Sunday starting October 5.

When: Fridays to Sundays until October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
Tickets: Online

Mario Kart 8 Tournament

What: The Canadian Brewhouse – Calgary Harvest Hills hosts a Mario Kart 8 tournament with prizes for the top finishers. Each $25 ticket includes guaranteed entry for the tournament and access to an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: The Canadian Brewhouse – 1200 – 9650 Harvest Hills Boulevard North, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Alberta Winds’ Fright Night

What: Calgary wind ensemble Alberta Winds presents Fright Night, a performance of “hair raising” music.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Christ Church Anglican Church – 3602 8 St SW Calgary
Tickets: Online, children 12 and under are free

Beyond Borders: Avataar

What: Avataar is a world-jazz ensemble led by multiple Juno-nominated saxophonist/flutist and composer Sundar Viswanathan. They perform at The Beyond Borders series at Theatre 1308 on October 20.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Theatre 1308 – 1308 Edmonton Trail Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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