10 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, October 7

Oct 5 2018, 6:09 pm

Sunday’s aren’t always the most exciting day of the weekend, because of dreaded Monday always following right after — but that’s not the case for this long weekend Sunday!

Live your very best life today by staying out as late as you want to while checking out any one of these great Calgary events.

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Pumpkin Palooza

What: Hunt down the perfect pumpkin at this festival hosted by Cobb’s Adventure Park — and check out some other great activities while you’re at it!

When: Sunday, October 7

Time: 11 am

Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park — 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary

Tickets: Available online, $40

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 (Including Thanksgiving Monday)

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

Admission: $16.95 (ages 3+)

Hunt down some fall photos

What: Fall is the perfect time to hone your photography skills, as it’s not too hot to haul around a DSLR, but it’s not too cold to work your fingers while outdoors. Plus the amazing colours and lighting from overcast skies make for some amazing sights — though we’d wait for a dry day if it’s raining or snowing! Here are some of the best spots around the city for getting that ‘gram game locked down.

The 28 Annual Alzheimer Walk and Run

What: Walk or run 5 km or 10 km to help raise money to transform the dementia story for those affected by this terrible disease.

When: Sunday, October 7

Time: 8 am

Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW

RegisterOnline, $35

Explore somewhere spooky

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Haunted Place (Anki Hoglund/Shutterstock)

What: There are a whole bunch of allegedly haunted places around Alberta to check out, with more than a few sitting right here in Calgary! Take a look at our list of haunts and explore them yourself… If you dare!

Relax at the new 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

Wander through the New Horizon Mall

What: The New Horizon Mall out in Balzac has opened, and though there aren’t many stores to check out, there eerily empty halls and units make for quite the sight!

Get lost in a corn maze

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What: There is no better way to welcome fall then by heading out to one of Calgary’s many corn mazes and enjoying a fun-filled farm adventure. You can’t miss the “Outback Adventure” design at Cobbs Adventure park, along with the Kangaroo Petting Zoo, tractor rides, rope course, and more.

Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park and Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm

Halloweekends at Calaway Park

What: Halloween is beginning early at Calaway Park. Will you take a stroll down Hallo-Street? We dare you.

When: September 8 to October 8

Time: Regular park hours

Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33

Admission: Regular park admission

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.

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