12 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, October 21

Oct 20 2018, 3:37 am

It’s Sunday, which means we have just one, last, precious weekend day to get out into the city and do something awesome!

We’re sure that at least one of these events will fit your fancy and be suitable for your free time this Sunday.


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Fluid Fest

What: Come celebrate the vast spectrum of what dance can truly be! With performances, workshops, artist talks and happenings, you will surely leave inspired to connect, be curious, and be fluid.

When: October 18 to November 3

Time: Various times

Where: Various locations around the city

Tickets: Online, $125 Festival Pass

Flashlight Nights: Corn Maze in the Dark

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What: Think navigating a corn maze in the daylight is hard? Think again!

When: Fridays and Saturdays beginning on September 14

Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224

Admission: $15.95 per adult, $14.95 per child

36 Annual Bearspaw Fall and Christmas Market

What: Shop over 90 handmade vendors and get a head start on your Christmas. Make it your mission to shop 100% local this holiday season.

When: October 19 to 21


Friday: 10 am to 8 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Find yourself the perfect pumpkin

What: Halloween is right around the corner, which means that your front step needs to have a Jack-O-Lantern sitting on it sooner rather than later! Pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve up at any one of these great patches and events.

Go on a Clue Solving Adventure with Mystery Towns

What: Looking for a way to switch up date night or a new activity to keep the family busy? Check out Mystery Towns and enjoy an exciting mystery-filled adventure. Instantly accessible via clues to your smartphone, each Mystery Towns adventure combines the fun of a scavenger hunt, the puzzles of an escape room, and the challenge of an Amazing Race. This is the perfect way to discover a new city or hidden gems you never knew of in your own hometown. Good luck!

Where: Currently available in both Calgary, Canmore, and Edmonton and soon to be available in Banff.

Register: Online, $49 to $99

Gluten Free Expo

What: Sample, shop, and save on hundreds of delicious gluten-free products that the whole family will love. From beer to pizza to perogies – you can try it all at Canada’s largest gluten-free event right here in Calgary!

When: October 20 to 21

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Where: Big Four Building – 1801 Big Four Trail SE

Tickets: Online, $15

Autumn Pumpkin Festival

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What: Celebrate fall in the most appropriate way possible! Every weekend in October you will have the opportunity to explore the patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home. You can also check out 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

Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224

Admission: $16.95 (ages 3+)

Last chance to see ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’

What: Hamlet’s good friends are summoned to Denmark to comfort their grieving friend, but their journey is anything but boring! Their story of facing their fears seems as though it could be heading towards a tragic ending.

When: October 9 to 21

Time: 7:30 pm and 2 pm

Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 215 8th Avenue SE

Tickets: Online, $30 to $76

Tangled Tree Fall and Christmas Market

What: Get started on your Christmas shopping early. Shop some of Calgary’s best handmade vendors including pottery, jewellery, painting, crochet, photography, soaps, bath-bombs and so much more.

When: Sunday, October 21

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Where: Bearspaw Lions Hall – 25240 Nagway Road NW

Admission: FREE

Go hiking in the Rockies

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Rocky Mountains (@lm_little/Instagram)

What: It’s officially larch season (it’s a type of tree). Grab your cameras and hiking gear and head up to the mountains to spend the day reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top.

Where: Here are some of the best hiking spots in and around Banff to check out this summer and fall.

Soak and sleep at Kananaskis Nordic Spa

What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies.

When: Open 7 days a week

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Cost: $70

Outrun the Stigma

What: Get outdoors and participate in this 5/10 km run or walk and help raise funds, raise awareness and end the stigma around mental health.

When: Sunday, October 21

Time: 8 am

Where: University of Calgary – 2500 University Drive NW

RegisterOnline, $20 to $25

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