17 things to do in Calgary this weekend: Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7

Oct 6 2017, 3:33 am

You’ve made it to yet another weekend. Congratulations!

Make the most of those days off by checking out any of these great Calgary events – remember, the weekend is fleeting.

Vote! From the comfort of your own car

  • What: Advance Voting is open for the General Election. Make it quick and easy by voting at the drive-up voting station.
  • When: Wednesday, October 4 to Friday, October 6
  • Time: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Where: McMahon Stadium parking lot – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
  • What to bring: An ID that proves your identity and home address. Your Alberta driver’s license, Alberta Identification card, or government-issued/school documents will work as well. Picture ID is not a requirement.

Find a list of acceptable IDs here.

Check out the newly opened Granary Road Market

  • What: The wait is finally over! Granary Road Farmers Market is finally open. Come explore their Active Learning Park, while munching on delicious eats from The Loft Lounge and checking out the fantastic local vendors in the Public Market! This weekend is their first ever Apple Fest.
  • When: Thursday – Sunday every week
  • Time: 9:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Where: 226034 112th Street West MD of Foothills
  • Cost: Free

Illuminations: human/nature

  • What: An outdoor participative artwork experience created by Emily Carr alumni Sarah Fuller and Montreal multimedia studio Moment Factory.
  • When: Thursday, October 5 to Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 6:50, 7:25, 9:05, 9:35, and 9:55 pm each day
  • Where: Banff Train Station Parking Lot – CP/RM Station, Railway Avenue at Lynx Street
  • Admission: Free! Register at Eventbrite

Happy Birthday My Canada

  • What: Join Stan Foster for his riveting show “My Canada” which combines songs, stories and stunning visual images of our nations favourite music in honour of Canada’s 150 Birthday. Stan and his crew will perform songs from well-known Canadian artists, such as Gordon Lightfoot, Bryan Adams, Rita McNeil, Neil Young and so many more!
  • When: Friday, October 6
  • Time: Starts at 6 pm
  • Where: Wainwright Hotel & Canmore Opera House – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • TicketsOnline, $84.95

Flashlight Nights: Corn Maze in the Dark 

  • What: Think navigating a corn maze in the daylight is hard? Think again!
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays beginning on September 22
  • Time: Open until 9 pm
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • Cost: $13.50 per adult, $12.50 per child

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen 

  • What: The Hitmen are officially in their regular season, come show them some love as they make their way to the Memorial Cup!
  • When: Saturday, October 6 vs Everett
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Online, $13 to $26

Disney in Concert: The Little Mermaid 

  • What: Relive the timeless Disney favourite, The Little Mermaid and see the stage come to life as the Calgary Philharmonic brings takes you to Arial’s magical world under the sea!
  • When: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • Cost: $20-$80

Savour 17 Ave SW: walking tour of RED mile (retail and entertainment district)

  • What: A tour guide will greet you at CIBO restaurant on 17th Avenue SW near the corner of 9th Street. From there head to Made by Marcus Micro Creamery, Ollia, Frenchie Wine Bar, Ox Bar de Tapas, and finally, finish at Anju Restaurant. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk and eat!
  • When: Saturday and Sundays from September 2 to November 26
  • Time: Noon to 3 pm
  • Where: Multiple venues, begin a Cibo, 1012 17 Ave SW
  • Cost: Buy online, $115

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this!
  • When: Saturday, October 7 vs Winnipeg
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Online, $53+

Calgary Comedy Jam

  • What: The Thanksgiving edition of the Calgary Comedy Jam will be luring some laughs at Vagabond Calgary.
  • When: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: Doors at 8, show at 9 pm
  • Where: Vagabond Calgary – 1129 Olympic Way SE
  • Tickets: Online, $35 to $48

Autumn Pumpkin Festival 

  • What: Celebrate fall in the most appropriate way possible! Every weekend in October you will have the opportunity explore the patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home, along with the Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Fun Farm and more. Don’t miss The Great Pumpkin Explosion, where a pumpkin filled with candy is exploded daily!
  • When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • Cost: $13.95 (ages 3+)

Alzheimer Walk and Run

  • What: Walk or run and help raise money to transform the dementia story for those affected by this terrible disease!
  • When: Sunday, October 8
  • Time: 10 am to noon
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • RegistrationOnline, $35

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour 

  • 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
  • Time: 10:20 am
  • Where: 510 – 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
  • TicketsOnline, $45

Go hiking in the Rockies

  • What: It’s larch season! Grab your cameras and hiking gear and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top of a mountain. If you haven’t checked out Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass then you must move it to the top of your bucket list. Be sure to be prepared to expect all sorts of weather patterns throughout the day.

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

  • 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

Get lost in a corn maze

Grab a free coffee from Tim Hortons

  • What: Tim Hortons is giving out free coffees all week to celebrate National Coffee Day, all you need to do is download their app and make a transaction.
  • When: On until Sunday, October 8
  • Where: Participating Tim Hortons
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