22 things to do in Calgary this weekend: October 19 to 21

Oct 18 2018, 11:05 pm

The weekend is finally here again, which means that it’s time to fill all those free days with some seriously fun activities and events!

Head out into Calgary to find any one of these great events to make some amazing memories.

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Friday, October 19

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

What: The Flames are back with a vengeance for another season. Grab your jersey and come to cheer them on in a sea of red down at the Dome.

When: Friday, October 19 vs The Nashville Predators at 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

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

Colter Wall

What: Watch Colter Wall take to the stage at the MacEwan Ballroom for a live performance that you won’t soon forget.

When: Friday, October 19

Time: 7 pm

Where: MacEwan Ballroom – 2500 University Drive SW

Tickets: Online, $30

Saturday, October 20

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+)

Boobyball Presents: Wild West

What: The most bodacious bash of the year is back and is going western! You’re in for a wild ride as you take a ride through southern-inspired swills set against a dessert chic backdrop. Show some southern hospitality as you celebrate a healthy active lifestyle for women to help reduce the development of breast cancer.

When: Saturday, October 20

Time: 8 pm to 1 am

Where: Hotel Arts – 119 12th Avenue SW

TicketsOnline, $85 to $200

Alberta Diabetes Foundation: Halloween Howl Walk + Run

What: Dress up in your best Halloween Costume (that allows you to move) and come on down to the annual run and walk in support of life-diabetes research. Last year they raised over $100,000 – let’s make this year even better!

When: Saturday, October 20

Time: 8 am

Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW

RegisterOnline, fundraise a minimum of $100 to enter

Break Free 5K 

What: This is not your average 5 km run! Celebrating a healthy and active lifestyle and play along the way. Throughout the route, there will be optional play stations to partake in and will emphasize the importance and fun of having a healthy lifestyle.

When: Saturday, October 20

Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Where: Bowness Park – 8900 48th Avenue NW

Register: Online, $25 to $50


What: Geeks unite! In the third annual show, expect anything and everything pop culture, from toys, movies, video games, collectables, and more! There will also be a variety of specialty workshops and a retro video game tournament that you won’t want to miss.

When: Saturday, October 20

Time: 11 am to 6 pm

Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW

Admission: $5 with 20% of the proceeds will go to support Woods Homes

Family Slumber Party at the Glenbow

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Glenbow Museum/Facebook

What: Take flight in your PJ’s and blast off into space as you explore the solar system on a nighttime voyage throughout the entire museum. You’ll also get the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour and see where the Glenbow’s precious artifacts are stored.

When: Saturday, October 20

Time: 6 pm to 9 am

Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE

Admission: $85

Brothers Osborne with Guests

What: The brothers Osborne have brought their musical talent to Calgary, along with a few exciting guest performances!

When: Saturday, October 20

Time: 7 pm

Where: MacEwan Ballroom – 2500 University Drive SW

Tickets: Online, $42.50

Jeremy Fisher

What: Watch Jeremy Fisher perform live at the cozy Gateway this Saturday.

When: Saturday, October 20

Time: 8 pm

Where: The Gateway (SAIT) – 1301 16th Avenue NW (Campus Centre)

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 50+

Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders

What: Grab your jersey and head down to McMahon Stadium for a tailgate and a chance to cheer on the Calgary Stampeders.

When: Saturday, October 20 vs The Saskatchewan Roughriders at 5 pm

Where: McMahon Stadium — 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, October 21

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: Unversity of Calgary – 2500 Unversity Drive NW

RegisterOnline, $20 to $25

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