5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, October 25

Oct 24 2017, 10:24 pm

What better way to spend a Wednesday?

Carve some pumpkins, check out haunted houses, or watch Beetlejuice at Heritage Park; whatever you do today, make it spooky!


  • 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

Pumpkin carving contest at Heritage Park

  • What: Get out your knives and candles, there’s Jack-O-Lanterns to be made! Drop off your carved pumpkin at Heritage Park to enter the contest.
  • When: Tuesday, October 24 to Wednesday, October 25
  • Time: Drop off from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday, and from 9 am to noon on Wednesday
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Admission: Free! Just dropped off your carved pumpkin before noon on October 25. Each category winner will receive four passes to Ghouls’ Night Out. The grand prize winner will also receive a $100 gift card to Michaels.

Taste for Adventure

  • What: What do drool-worthy menus created by award-winning chefs, appetizing special events, and one of a kind culinary experiences have in common? They will all be featured during an epic food fest called Taste for Adventure – and you’re definitely going to want to get in on the action. Taking place in the stunning scenic locations of Banff and Lake Louise, the culinary adventure spans over a whopping 16 days, from October 25 to November 9, so clear your schedule; it’s time to start planning your trip.
  • When: October 25 to November 9
  • Where: Multiple venues in Banff and Lake Louise
  • Cost: Prices vary

Games Night at Buttermilk Fine Waffles

  • What: Need a new date night idea? How about board games and waffles!
  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Where: Buttermilk Fine Waffles – 330 17 Avenue SW
  • Cost: $5 waffles, games are free to play

Watch ‘Beetlejuice’ at Heritage Park

  • What: Watch an iconic Halloween flick at Heritage Park as part of their Dinner and a Movie series.
  • When: Wednesday, October 25
  • Time: Dinner starts at 5 pm, show at 7:45 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $45 for dinner and a movie, $8 for just the movie
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