13 things to do in Calgary today: Friday, October 27

Oct 26 2017, 10:02 pm

We’re not going to lie… this list is basically all Halloween-related.

With the big day only four days away – and on a Tuesday, no less – now is the time to get out there and enjoy that costumed, candy-filled madness!

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Studio Bell After Hours Halloween party

  • What: Check out the Studio Bell After Hours this month in a costume and you may even win the contest!
  • When: Friday, October 27
  • Time: 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: Studio Bell – 850 4th Street SE
  • Admission: Online, $20, or $15.50 for students (18+)

Monster Mash Halloween Massive

  • What: Party it up on Halloween weekend with DJ Stickybuds bringing the tunes.
  • When: Friday, October 27
  • Time: Doors and show at 9 pm
  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail South
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $28

Bust Loose Halloween Club Crawls

  • What: Whether you want to party it up on Friday night’s Boooze Cruise or Saturday’s Halloween Howler (or both!) Bust Loose is offering a party bus club crawl to take you to all the best haunts.
  • When: Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29
  • Time: 6 pm
  •  Where: Multiple bars around the city
  • Tickets: Online, $20

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
  • Tickets: $13.50 per adult, $12.50 per child

Halloween Horror in the Cave 2017

  • What: Watch The Descent in Rats Nest Cave to get extra spooked!
  • When: Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28
  • Time: 6:30 pm on Friday, and 5 pm on Saturday. Whole experience lasts 5.5 hours, with three hours underground.
  • Where: Rat’s Nest Cave – 129 Bow Meadows Crescent #202, Canmore
  • Tickets: Online, $129. Note that caving is a strenuous activity, all cavers must have a good fitness level and wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Haunted Calgary’s Hollywood Horror

  • What: Visit this attraction set in a spooky Hollywood, where you can choose to have live actors (high scare) or no actors (low scare).
  • When: Friday, October 27, Saturday, October 28, and Tuesday, October 31
  • Time: 2 pm to 4 pm (low scare) and 6 pm to 10 pm (full scare)
  • Where: 222 Rocky Ridge Bay NW
  • Admission: By donation ($10 recommended, plus two cans of food per person)

Find the perfect pumpkin

  • What: Pick out the perfect pumpkin to turn into a Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween.
  • When: Sometime before October 31
  • Where: At one of Calgary’s pumpkin patches
  • Cost: Depends on the size of the pumpkin!

Check out the Deerfoot City Rec Room

  • What: Cineplex just opened a Rec Room in Calgary, complete with two restaurants, a huge arcade, and a virtual reality room.
  • When: Every day
  • Time: Open at 11 am, closed at midnight on Sunday through Thursday, 1 am on Friday and Saturday. Adults only after 10 pm.
  • Where: Deerfoot City – 1108, 901 64th Avenue NE
  • Admission: Free!

Field of Screams

  • What: Four haunted houses and a graveyard maze should frighten even the hardiest of attendees.
  • Where: Cobb’s Corn Maze – 1500 84th Street NE
  • When: October 28 and 29
  • Tickets: At Cobbscornmaze.com, $26

Train of Terror

  • What: Test your tolerance for terror on this frightening locomotive.
  • Where: Aspen Crossing – Highway #24, Mossleigh, Alberta
  • When: Starts October 6, and runs Fridays and Saturdays through October 29, plus Sunday, October 29, Monday October 30, and Tuesday October 31
  • Time: Train leaves at 5, 7, and 9 pm
  • Tickets: Available at trainofterror.com, $66.60

Watch a horror film

  • What: There’s also nothing quite like snuggling up on the couch to turn on some of the scariest flicks ever (armed with a blanket in case you need to hide). Get into the Halloween mood by watching a great horror movie.
  • When: Whenever you want!
  • Where: Anywhere (though the safer, the better).

Haunted House Hamlet

  • What: This adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play takes place in separate rooms throughout the A/Maze: Calgary Escape Game venue. It’s up to each individual audience member to decide what story they want to follow – and we mean literally follow.
  • When: Friday, October 27 to Tuesday, October 31
  • Time: Shows at 8 pm and 10:30 pm each night
  • Where: A/Maze: Calgary Escape Game – #102 206 11th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $35


  • What: ScreamFest is Canada’s biggest Halloween festival, and runs this year at The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park. Rated PG13, ScreamFest features a huge array of haunted houses, Halloween-themed carnival games, and plenty of creepy and disturbing entertainment.
  • When: Now until Tuesday, October 31
  • Time: 7 pm to midnight
  • Where: The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park – 3rd Street SE
  • Tickets: Online, $30
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