8 things to do in Calgary today: Monday, October 14

Oct 11 2019, 5:00 am

Celebrate the long weekend by spending this Thanksgiving Monday at one of these wonderful events — we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

HEX: Halloween & Entertainment Expo

What: HEX bills itself as the first Canadian fan convention dedicated to Halloween lovers. The expo features celebrities such as Robert Englund, Meat Loaf, Nick Castle, and more. There will also be workshops, vendors, screenings, cosplay, and more to check out.

When: October 11 to October 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SW
Tickets: Online

Screamfest Resurrected 2019

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Screamfest

What: Screamfest, one of Canada’s largest and scariest Halloween events, is back in Calgary this October. Ticket-holders will enjoy six different haunted houses, with everything from clowns to zombies to Grim Reapers attempting to scare them silly as they make their way through the mazes.

When: October 11 to October 14, 2019
Time: 5 pm to late
Where: The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, starting at $50

Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park

What: Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park features Thanksgiving meal and themed activities. Check out the pumpkin baking demonstrations, make some crafts and more with the family.

When: October 12 to 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park

What: Pack your October with pumpkins during Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Bring the family for a stroll through the patch, choose a pumpkin to take home, and then take a photo with the princesses.

When: Saturdays and Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday until October 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Hitmen vs Saskatoon Blades

What: Calgary Hitmen face off against the Saskatoon Blades at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: October 14, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Banff Gondola

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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. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

Halloweekends at Calaway Park

What: Halloween is beginning early at Calaway Park. Wear your favourite costume and enjoy activities and prizes at Halloweekends.

When: Saturday, Sundays, and Holiday Monday
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Admission: regular park admission

Wordfest 2019

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What: Wordfest features 52 events over 10 days in public libraries and performance venues around the city. This year’s festival is titled The Imaginairium, and includes readings, workshops, panel discussions, trivia and more for all sorts of audiences and ages.

When: October 14 until October 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online