17 things to do in Calgary this weekend: October 21 to 23

Oct 19 2016, 4:22 pm

Lots of fun things happening around town including a Fall Night Market, free movie day, Flames game and more!

Get out and do something, with our list of things to do this weekend.

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Calgary Fall Night Market

  • What: Get out your shopping bags, the Calgary Fall Night Market returns for another year. This is the only night market open in Calgary during the fall and winter months and is a great place to get your Christmas shopping started (and finished). There will be artisanal vendors on hand, as well as food trucks, a food court, and buskers.
  • When: Friday, October 21 from 5 to 11 pm
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW

CFL Calgary Stampeders football game

  • What: Watch as our CFL pride and joy take on their rivals this fall. Keep those blankets handy – natural AC might make it a bit chilly.
  • Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
  • When: Friday, October 21 at 8 pm vs Toronto Argonauts

Calgary New and Used Ski Sale 2016

  • What: Get ready for monster bargains… The Calgary New and Used Ski Sale is back, selling up to 9,000 items of ski and snowboard equipment at low prices. On offer will be up to huge amounts of new and used cross-country and downhill skis, snowboards, and clothing. On Sunday, all red-tagged items are half price.
  • Where: Max Bell Centre – 1001 Barlow Trail SE
  • When: 
    • Friday, October 21 – from 5 to 9 pm
    • Saturday, October 22 – from 10 am to 5 pm
    • Sunday, October 23 – from 10 am to 3 pm

Danny Bhoy Calgary 2016 show

  • What: Scottish comedy sensation Danny Bhoy returns to Canada for a cross-country tour this fall, with a stop at Jack Singer Concert Hall on October 21. His brand new show,Commonwealth Comedian, shares stories from Bhoy’s life, thoughts on human nature, and even a little bit of politics. You never know exactly where the show will go.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, October 21 at 7 pm


  • What: ScreamFest is Canada’s biggest Halloween festival, and runs this year from October 14 through October 31 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. Although it is usually open to all ages, this year there will be a ScreamFest adults-only night on October 27, complete with booze and ID checks at the door.
  • Where: The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park – 3rd Street SE
  • When: October 14 through October 31

Freaky Flashlight Nights

  • What: Find your way out of corn mazes in the dark! All weekends in October, head to Cobb’s Corn Maze for Freaky Flashlight Nights every Friday and Saturday. You can also take a ride on their creepy tractor (tell us how it goes) or brave their haunted houses.
  • Where: Cobb’s Corn Maze -1500 84th Street NE
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays October 1 to 29
  • Cost: Children under 3 are free, Children $12.50, Adults $13.50

Train of Terror

  • What: Head to Aspen Crossing Railway for their Train of Terror event. Aboard the Train of Terror, you will experience haunted railway cars, disturbing entertainment and ultimate FEAR! If you make it through the fright cars alive, join us on the other side where you will find a Halloween party, with food and drinks for purchase!
  • Where: Aspen Crossing – Highway #24, Mossleigh, AB
  • When: Runs October 8 to October 30 – Check website for exact dates
  • Cost: $69.99

Fluid Movement Arts Festival 2016

  • What: Fluid Movement Arts Festival will bring grassroots and glitzy artists alike together to shine a light on the bold, beautiful spectrum of dance that permeates modern culture. The city will be alive with performances, workshops, artist talks, and creative happenings to inspire and connect people.
  • Where: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – 111 12 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 29
  • Tickets: Start at $15. Click here to purchase.

Calgary Woman’s Show – Fall 2016

  • What: Check out more than 300 exhibits featuring the latest in beauty, fashion and home decor. There will be non-stop entertainment and special celebrity guests include Peter Bergman aka Jack Abbott  from the Young and the Restless and Survivor’s Joe Anglim.
  • Where: BMO Center – 20 Roundup Way SE
  • When: Saturday, October 22 from 10am to 6pm and
    Sunday, October 23 from 10 am to 5pm
  • Cost: $14

Autumn Pumpkin Festival

  • What: Taking place over four weekends in October, The Autumn Pumpkin Festival does not take place on weekdays except for Thanksgiving Monday. Enjoy the Fun Farm,Petting ZooCorn Mazes, Pony rides, Pumpkin Patch games, crafts and more!
  • Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview, Alberta
  • When: October 22 and 23
  • Cost: 13.80+gst (kids under 2 free)

Free movies during Cineplex Community Day

  • What: Cineplex theatres across Canada will be hosting the event. Popcorn, drinks, and select candy will be available to purchase for $2, with all proceeds going towards WE (formally known as Free The Children). Cineplex has not yet announced what movies will be showing for free, but be sure to check their website for details.
  • Where: Cineplex theatres across Canada
  • When: Saturday, October 22
  • Tickets: Available for free at Cineplex locations

Calgary Zombie Evasion

  • What: The Calgary Zombie Evasion is a CHIP-TIMED 5km individual and team event! The trail run event takes place at North Glenmore Park and each runner will wear a flag football-style belt. You never know where the Zombies will appear.If you make it through the course with any of your flags left, you’ve finished “alive”! If the zombies take all of your flags….you’ve become infected and will finish as a part of the “undead”.
  • Where: North Glenmore Park – 7305 Crowchild Trail SW
  • When: Saturday, October 22
  • Cost: Individual race $65

Calgary Flames Game

  • What: Hockey at the dome is finally back this week! Regular season play hits home ice this week with a 3 game homestand.
  • Where: The Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Saturday, October 22 at 8 pm vs St. Louis Blues

Pumpkin Festival 2016

  • What: Halloween is just around the corner, and Strathcona Square Shopping Centre is throwing a Pumpkin Festival to celebrate. There will be a pumpkin pie contest, a pumpkin carving contest to satiate the cravings of those hungry for Halloween and more!
  • Where: Strathcona Square Shopping Centre – 555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
  • When: Saturday, October 22 to Sunday, October 23 from 11:30 am to 3 pm

WHL Calgary Hitmen hockey game

  • What: Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen as they take one the rest of the Western Hockey League.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Sunday, October 23 at 4 pm vs Prince Albert

The 1975

  • What: British alt-rockers The 1975 took the world by storm three years ago as openers for big-time acts like Muse and the Rolling Stones. The exposure won them a devoted legion of fans and their second LP I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It debuted at Number One on Billboard’s Album chart last February.
  • When: Sunday, October 23 at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr
  • Tickets: Available online for $61.05. 18+

Million Dollar Quartet

  • What: The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956. History was made when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest impromptu jam sessions ever. It brings to light the extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends that is altogether poignant, heartwarming and funny.
  • Where: Stage West – 727 42 Avenue SE
  • When: September 9 to November 13
  • Tickets: $119 (includes dinner)

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