17 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 10:44 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary and hope you have a Happy Halloween!

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

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

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 Street NE

When: Friday, October 30 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $13 for adults, $12 for children , and free for children three and under

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

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 Avenue NE

When: Now through until Saturday, October 31; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7 to 11 p.m.

Cost: $13

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

What: The 40th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is a host to a wonderful variety of events like The Snow Show, Hot Topics Seminars and more.

Where: The Banff Centre -107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

When: Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 8. Check Schedule here.

Cost: Varies; most are free.

Ghouls’ Night Out

What: Perfect for families with children aged three to nine, Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park provides all the quintessential Halloween attractions including decorations, storytelling, crafts, and an assortment of Halloween characters.

Where: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Drive SW

When: Friday, October 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $6 for children, $10.25 for adults and free for children under two

Stampeders vs Saskatchewan Roughriders

What: The Calgary Stampeders face the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Where: McMahon Stadium – 817 Crowchild Trail NW

When: Saturday, October 31 at 5 p.m.

Cost: Varies

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


Haunted Calgary’s The Coven

What: Visit this attraction set in Salem Massachusetts in 1692, where you can choose to have live actors (high scare) or no actors (low scare).

Where: 222 Rocky Ridge Bay NW

When: Now through until Sunday, November 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Cost: By Donation ($10 Recommended plus two cans of food per person)

Disney in concert Calgary: The Nightmare Before Christmas

What: The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, along with conductor Roberto Minczuk will be performing the beloved score from The Nightmare Before Christmas, composed by legendary Hollywood composer Danny Elfman.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE

When: Saturday, October 31 at 8 p.m.

Price: $20 to $80

Calgary Ghost Tours

What: Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy the creepy tales served up on this Calgary ghost tour.

Where: Various venues

When: Every Friday and Saturday in October; Saturday, October 31 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. or 6 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for children aged six to 12

Harvest Pumpkin Hunts at Butterfield Acres Farm

What: Perfect for the eight and under crowd; kids can enjoy wagon rides, animals, and pumpkin decorating at this Halloween-themed harvest event.

Where: Butterfield Acres Farm – 254077 Rocky Ridge Road

When: Saturday at various times (check schedule)

Cost: $15 for adults, $13 for children

Kayben’s Pumpkin Days Dress Up Day

What: Dress up in your favourite costume, win prizes and have fun with the whole family at the Kayben Farms pumpkin patch.

Where: Kayben Farms – 314064 32 Street E

When: October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $13 for adult or $35 per family, and free for children aged two and under


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.

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


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

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

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