20 things to do in Calgary this long weekend: October 5 to 8

Oct 4 2018, 9:10 pm

We made it to another long weekend!

If you’re not too busy stuffing your face with stuffing at Thanksgiving dinner, why not get out into the city and give any one of these great events a try?

Here are a few suggestions that will surely make this long weekend one to remember!

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Friday, October 5

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen

What: The Hitmen are always known for raising the bar and putting their all into every game. Come cheer them on and wish them luck in the 2018/19 season!

When: Friday, October 5 vs The Saskatoon Blades at 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Disney in Concert: Beauty and the Beast

What: Get swept away with Belle and the cast of Beauty and the Beast, as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra brings this all-time classic to life. Be our guest!

When: October 5 to 6


Friday: 7:30 pm

Saturday: 2 pm

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $31 to $100

Shred Kelly

What: Check out Shred Kelly live and in concert at a show that will surely be memorable!

When: Friday, October 5

Time: 9 pm

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

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 50+

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+)

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 14

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

Admission: $15.95 per adult, $14.95 per child

Check out the future at Telus Future

What: Get a glimpse of what the future of your home will look like in an immersive interactive experience at the Telus Future home.

When: September 29 to October 5

Time: 11 am to 7 pm daily

Where: Chinook Centre – 6455 Macleod Trail

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 6

The Velveteins

What: SAIT’s the Gateway is hosting the Velveteins for a rocking show on October 6, and for just $13 a ticket, this is not a show you want to miss.

When: Saturday, October 6

Time: 8 pm

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

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $13


What: Check out Getter live at The Palace Theatre this Saturday for a show that will surely be the highlight of the weekend.

When: Saturday, October 6

Time: 9 pm

Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW

Tickets: Online, $43.30 to $49.10

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!

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.

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.


Saturday, October 6 vs The Vancouver Canucks at 8 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, October 7

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

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

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

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!

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

Monday, October 8

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen

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What: Another chance to cheer on the boys as they face off against the Prince Albert Raiders!

When: Monday, October 8 vs The Prince Albert Raiders at 8 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

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

23rd Annual Wordfest

What: Calling all writers, authors and those who appreciate a good book – Calgary’s number one reader’s festival is back for seven 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-comers.

When: October 8 to 14

Where: Various locations around Calgary

Festival Pass: Online, $195 to  $225

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

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