16 things to do in Calgary this weekend: Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15

Oct 12 2017, 5:38 am

October 13… is not too early to start celebrating Halloween (It’s Friday the 13, after all), and with all the corn mazes, pumpkin festivals, and zombie walks to check out, we won’t blame you if you start the festivities a few weeks early.

For all that and more, here’s a list of Calgary events to check out this weekend. Enjoy!

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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!

Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival 2017

  • What: The Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival is back for it’s third year with an international tattoo competition and over 400 artists.
  • When: Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15
  • Time: 4 pm to midnight on Friday, noon to 10 pm on Saturday, and noon to 6 pm on Sunday
  • Where: BMO Centre Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • Tickets: Available online, $25 for one day, $50 for weekend pass

22nd Annual Wordfest

  • What: Calling all writers, authors and all those who love and appreciate a good book – this will be 7 days you won’t want to miss out on! Celebrate the written word by experiencing live presentations, panels, industry workshops, art installations and more by 80+ International Bestselling authors and up-and-coming groundbreakers. Come prepared to be connected to with life-changing ideas and engage with like-minded people who share a love of reading and curiosity about the writing life.
  • When: October 9-15
  • Where: Various locations around Calgary
  • CostEventbrite, $150 for festival pass

Check out the newly opened Granary Road Market

  • What: The wait is finally over! Granary Road Farmers Market is finally open. Come explore their Active Learning Park, while munching on delicious eats from The Loft Lounge and checking out the fantastic local vendors in the Public Market!
  • When: Thursday – Sunday every week
  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Where: 226034 112th Street West MD of Foothills
  • Admission: Free

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this!
  • When: Friday, October 13
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Online, $33 +

Jerry Seinfeld

  • What: Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Calgary for a night of comedy this Friday.
  • When: Friday, October 13
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $85 – $382

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

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

  • What: It’s the 20 anniversary of everyone’s favourite wine festival. How should you celebrate? Swirl, sip, and savour more wine!
  • When: October 13-14
  • Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way, SE
  • TicketsOnline, $21-$37

Kings of Leon in Calgary

  • What: The Kings of Leon are visiting Calgary’s Saddledome for their North America tour.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • TicketsOnline, $61

Boobyball Presents: Let’s Get Physical

  • What: The most bodacious bash of the year is back! Shake, strut and shimmy as you celebrate a healthy active lifestyle for women to help reduce the development of breast cancer at this annual retro soiree.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 8 pm to 1 am
  • Where: Hotel Arts – 119 12 Avenue SW
  • TicketsOnline, $110

Autumn Pumpkin Festival 

  • What: Celebrate fall in the most appropriate way possible! Every weekend in October you will have the opportunity explore the patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home, along with 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
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • Tickets: $13.95 (ages 3+)

The 12 Annual Zombie Walk

  • What: In all of your zombie splendor (make-up artist will be on-site) shuffle (running is for the living) to the end of the course in Tomkin Park where all your zombie friends await.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: Non to 4 pm
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: $5 and a $1 or food donation to the Calgary Food Bank

Outrun the Stigma

  • What: Get outdoors and participate in this 5/10km run or walk and help raise funs and awareness for mental health.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 8:30 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Unversity of Calgary – 2500 Unversity Drive NW
  • Tickets: $20-$25

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  • What: You and me goin’ fishin in the dark!
  • When: Sunday, October 15
  • Where:  South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $110-$120

Natural Wine Festival

  • What: Join Vine Arts on 17 Avenue for their first ever Natural Wine Festival, featuring a  festival-style wine tasting from some of their favourite importers, wineries, and winemakers specializing in natural wines.
  • When: Sunday, October 15
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: 932 17 Avenue SW
  • TicketsOnline, $50

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

  • What: Join the Calgary Farmers Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. You will have the opportunity to listen to 10 various Alberta ranchers as they explain what it takes to bring their products to the market, sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.
  • When: Every Sunday
  • Where: 510 – 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
  • TicketsOnline, $45
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