15 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 10:43 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary.

For a complete list of events check out our Calgary Buzz events calendar.

National Geographic Live — Blue Ocean with Sylvia Earle

  • What: Meet Dr. Sylvia Earle, a true pioneer of underwater exploration—and dive with her to some of the deepest places on the planet.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $29 to $69

The Ghosts of Fish Creek Park

  • What: Guided by Wayne Meikle, a friend of Fish Creek and retired Park Planner volunteer; the tour is great for all ages, but be warned – it may prove too scary for younger children.
  • Where: Bow Valley Ranch – 15975 Bow Bottom Trail SE
  • When: Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $5

Halloween Candy Pairing: Grown Up Loot Bag Fun

  • What: Spend an evening with the team at Willow Park Wines and Spirits having some fun pairing traditional Halloween candies with beers, wines and spirits.
  • Where: Willow Park Wines and Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Dr SE
  • When: Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $25

The Future Home

  • What: Can you imagine what the home of the future will look like? Well at TELUS Spark there is a concept home where you can experience cutting edge technology of the future.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St George’s Dr NE
  • When: Now until Thursday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

The Haunted Chateau

  • What: Exclusively featuring wines from some of the most haunted places in France, it’s sure to give you some unimaginable horrors.
  • Where: Truvé Wines – 104-422 11 Avenue South West, Calgary
  • When: Thursday, October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Price: $30

Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens

  • What: The Calgary Flames face the Montreal Canadiens.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Friday, October 30 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • What: The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the most legendary and beloved interactive cinema experiences in the world.
  • Where: Rotary Performing Arts Centre – 3 Elma Street East, Okotoks
  • When: Friday, October 30 at 9 p.m.
  • Price: $5.25

Halloween Heritage Ghost Tour 2015

  • What: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel opened up in 1888 and has had many visitors since then – some of whom have never left.
  • When: Friday, October 23 to Friday, October 30
  • Where: Fairmont Banff Springs – 405 Spray Avenue, Banff
  • Cost: Starting from $399


  • What: ScreamFest is one of Canada’s largest and scariest Halloween events. Experience up to 8 haunted houses, carnival games and more.
  • Where: The Grandstand Building, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE
  • When: Thursday, October 29 to Saturday, October 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Cost: $25 for adult. Recommended for ages 13 and over.

Cobb’s Corn Maze: Freaky Fridays and Flashlight Nights

  • What: Ever wanted to go to a corn maze when its dark outside? Well bring a flashlight and come to Freaky Fridays and Flashlight Nights and find your way through the various corn mazes.
  • Where: Cobb’s Corn Maze and Family Fun Park – 1500 84 St NE
  • When: Friday, October 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $13 for adults, $12 for children , and free for children 3 and under

ILLUMINASIA garden and lantern festival

  • What: Come see authentic Chinese lanterns that will light up the zoo. There will also be authentic Chinese, Japanese and Indian entertainment and programs.
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary
  • When: Now through until Sunday, November 1; 7 to 10 p.m. (Thursday to Saturday) and 6 to 9 p.m. (Sunday)
  • Cost: $24 for adults and $18 for children

Haunted Pumpkin Festival

  • What: An autumn outing to this pumpkin patch is the perfect way to get into the fall season. There will be fun haunted houses, corn mazes, a petting farm, shootin’ Gallery and more.
  • Where: Prairie Gardens – 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
  • When: Weekends; now through until Sunday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $10

The Crucible

  • What: A play based on the Salem witch trials about a lurking evil in the Salem Massachusetts community.
  • Where: Max Bell Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE
  • When: Now through until Sunday, November 8; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $45 to $93 for adults

Grim Manor

  • what: Grim Manor, Calgary’s newest Halloween attraction, is a haunted house with a backstory that will leave you with goosebumps.
  • Where: Sunridge Mall – 2525 36 Ave NE
  • When: Now through until Saturday, October 31; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Cost: $13

Calgary Organ Festival

  • What: Over the course of 11 days this festival will be celebrating the organ by hosting concerts, a Silent Movie with live organ accompaniment, a master class, “Pedals, Pipes and a Pitcher!” workshop, organ crawl and worship Service.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now through until Tuesday, November 3
  • Cost: Varies; most events are free
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