15 things to do in Calgary this weekend: September 30 and October 1

Sep 29 2017, 11:21 pm

It’s time to get into the October spirit! Be it with turkeys, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, fall leaves, or greying skies, we’ve officially left summer behind.

Make the transition a little easier by checking out any of these great events – just don’t forget that umbrella, you’ll be needing it for some time to come.

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Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this!
  • When: Saturday, September 30 vs Winnipeg
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $17 and up

Parkluxe 2017 presented by Bankers Hall

  • What: Calling all fashionistas! Enjoy this luxury art and fashion show featuring some of Canada’s best high-end fashion designers and artists, such as Paul Hardy, Lauren Bagliore, House of Nonie and more. Come and celebrate the Canadian fashion industry at Calgary’s best, most exquisite fashion event of the year!
  • When: Saturday, September 30
  • Time: 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: Spruce Meadows, Equi-plex – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • TicketsTicketleap.com, $50-$350

Community Fall Fair

  • What: Pumpkins, wagon rides, corn mazes, and anything else that you may need to get into the spirit of the season.
  • When: Saturday, September 30
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: ENMAX Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • Admission: FREE

Hempfest Cannabis Expo

  • What: A consumer trade show that highlights the cannabis and hemp industries.
  • When: Saturday, September 30 to Sunday, October 1
  • Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • TicketsEventbrite, $15

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!
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October
  • Cost: $13.95 (ages 3+)

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.
  • Where: 510 – 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
  • When: Every Sunday
  • Cost: $45

YYC Pizza Week

  • What: Eat pizza from 43 different restaurants around YYC and support an amazing cause (Meals on Wheels). Sounds easy enough!
  • When: On until October 1
  • Where: Various locations around Calgary
  • Cost: $20 per pizza

Backyard Alley Party

  • What: 17 Avenue is a downtown street that prides itself in always bringing people together! So, in lieu of the reconstruction of the ave, the businesses are throwing a Backyard Alley Party featuring patio hangs, shopping, yoga classes, outdoor movies, local art and SO much more. See the list of participating businesses here.
  • When: On until October 1
  • Where: 528 17 Avenue
  • Admission: Free to attend

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

Calgary Film 2017: Awards Party

  • What: Wrap up the Calgary International Film Festival in style at the awards party, hosted by Sub Rosa.
  • When: Sunday, October 1
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Sub Rosa – 200 8th Avenue SW
  • Admission: Free! Register at Eventbrite

Municipal Election Citizens’ Forum

  • What: Inform yourself about the upcoming election by listening to speakers including Chantal Chagnon, Iman Bukhari, Franco Savoia, and more.
  • When: Sunday, October 1
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Kahanoff Centre – 105 12th Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free!

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!
  • When: Thursday – Sunday every week
  • Where: 226034 112th Street West MD of Foothills
  • Admission: Free

East Village Junction

  • What: 12 makers, 12 shipping containers, and one parking lot makes for the best retail shopping Calgary has ever seen. There are also various performances, a pop-up library, Junction jams and group runs hosted by Lululemon happening at different times throughout each week, so you just have to go more than once!
  • When: Now until October 1 (Thursday to Sunday)
  • Where: SW corner of 4 Street and 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Free

Thanksgiving Bake Off

  • What: Get Thanksgiving started early this year by sampling 5 delicious pie’s made from the market vendors and voting for your favourite in support of the Calgary Food Bank. The winning vendor will be given the opportunity to take home the trophy and bragging rights for the BEST pie in the market.
  • When: September 29-30
  • Where: The Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: FREE
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