What’s Up This Weekend?On October 19, 2022 by Calgary's Child
October 21 to 23
October 20 to 23; Kids Fair – October 2022 Sale, the sale is a four-day long online event. Consignors list their high quality and gently used children’s items on the Kids Fair website and parents can purchase the items online from their home. Once the sale is completed, consignors drop off their sold items to Kids Fair at the Marda Loop Community Association, where they repackage them and get them to the new owner. Learn more at kidsfair.ca.
October 20 to 23; Fine Art and Spirits, you will have the opportunity to meet the artists, sample some delicious spirits from Broken Spirits Distillery and who knows, maybe find the perfect gift for the art lover in your family at Carter Cadillac.
October 21, 5pm to 10pm; Indigenous Science Night at Spark, celebrate autumn and explore the fall harvest during Indigenous Science Night at Spark. Experience the science behind preparing for the winter months and see the ways in which Indigenous people give reciprocity to the land. Join Knowledge Keepers and Indigenous scientists to learn about how to harvest and use plant medicine, how to read the stars to optimize hunting and harvesting, and the science of smoking and preserving meat. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
October 21 to 22; Bearspaw Fall Harvest Market, enjoy everything autumn has to offer with dozens of vendors at Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre. Learn more at bearspawlc.org.
October 21 to 23; Calgary New and Used Ski Sale; Are the kids growing out of their ski gear? Check out the Calgary New and Used Ski Sale at Max Bell Centre. You’ll find new and used downhill skis, snowboards, cross-country skis, gear, and clothing, all bargain-priced and safety-inspected. Learn more at skisale.ca.
October 21 to 23; Butterfield Acres: It’s Pumpkin Time! Harvest Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend throughout October! Tickets must be pre-booked on the website. Learn more at butterfieldacres.com.
October 21 to 23; Oktoberfest II at Spruce Meadows, the Oktoberfest II Tournament welcomes horses and riders to the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex. The Oktoberfest II is the perfect tournament to experience competition up-close and in the indoor comfort of the Equi-Plex. You and your family are welcome to watch the competitions. A food concession is available to help you enjoy your experience at Spruce Meadows. Learn more at sprucemeadows.com.
October 22, 8pm to 11pm; Opening a New Window on the Universe – Space Night, the latest images released from the James Webb Telescope provide incredible new perspectives of Orion, Saturn and the Cosmic Cliffs in the Carina. Observations from the JWST reveal amazing details and mark a new era in astronomy. Dr. Matt Taylor will present his research on the motion of stars in galaxies and how the JWST data will provide endless opportunities for discovery at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. Learn more at science.ucalgary.ca/rothney-observatory.
October 22, 5:30pm; Lantern-Fest, inspired by the German Lantern Festival and the many other lantern festivals around the world, at Lantern-Fest you will enjoy free family friendly activities like cultural entertainment and decorating paper lanterns at Unity Park. Learn more at iaacc.ca.
October 22, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm; Hello Friend…A Free Play For Children, a 15-minute whimsical, hunt for friendship, Hello Friend… brings wonder and delight to all at East Village Playground. Presented in masks using movement and music, Hello Friend… illustrates the joy of divergent thinking and celebrates the creative play of one undeterred young kid. Our hero meets three interesting characters but will any of them match our youngster’s capacity for imagination? Learn more at questtheatre.org/hello-friend.
October 22 to 23; Granary Road Pumpkin Fest, with loads of pumpkins to choose from as well as homemade pies, perogies, mini donuts, soaps, cheesecake. Pumpkin decorated caramel apples, pumpkin milkshakes and much more from the Granary Road Market Vendors. Learn more at granaryroad.com.
October 22 to 23; Great Big Boo! At Cineplex, the Great Big Boo! Movie is coming to a Cineplex theatre near you. Come dressed up in your favorite costume, sing and dance with this Halloween musical on the big screen and trick-or-treat after the show. Learn more at cineplex.com.
October 22 to 23; The ReLove Market, a premier second-hand and vintage pop up market, offering the finest in sustainable fashion and lifestyle for all at the Heritage Building. Alongside the second-hand reseller community, the ReLove Market features local artisans, makers in fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle products. Learn more at relovegeneration.com.
October 23; LD? ADHD? Find Your Path Event, The LD & ADHD Network is hosting a special free event at Telus Spark for parents and adults in the LD & ADHD community. Free tickets, entertainment, an expert panel for Q&A on LD and ADHD and information booths. Learn more at ldadhdnetwork.ca.
October 23, 10am to 5pm; Bridal Expo YYC, Western Canada’s largest fall wedding show, featuring fashion shows, gown sale, champagne lounge, and over 100 vendors and exhibits at the Telus Convention Centre. Learn more at bridalexpo.ca.
October 23; Public Day at YYC Nature & Education Centre, experience the YYC Nature & Education Centre at the Calgary Zoo with family fun for all ages and five different one-hour programs during the day. Learn more at yycnaturecentre.com.
October 23; Oh, The Places We’ll Go! Pack your bags, the Calgary Wind Symphony is going on a musical adventure. Shall we go by air (To Tame the Perilous Skies) or by ship (Down to the Sea in Ships)? Will we go for A Weekend in New York or farther afield to Crete (Dances from Crete)? Will we seek wisdom in the desert (A Cry from a Dry Land, the premiere of a new work by Denis Nassar)? Whatever the destination, the journey itself is the best part at Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary. Learn more at calgarywindsymphony.com.
Until October 26; Dinosaurs Awakened at The Calgary Zoo, get ready to marvel at the sights and sounds of these magnificent life-like creatures and see for yourself what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme. Entry included in admission to the Zoo. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
Until October 27; National Music Centre’s Jam Club, join the National Music Centre’s free after-school Jam Club program. Youth ages thirteen to nineteen are invited to jam, practice their skills, and explore their creative potential, all while making new friends, every Thursday at Studio Bell for free. Students can drop in at any time between 3pm and 6pm and there is no obligation to attend week to week. Snacks, drinks, and pizza are provided. Learn more at studiobell.ca/after-school-jam-club.
Until October 28, 7pm; Airscares – Pirates of the Scaribbean, a high seas haunted event created by BGC Airdrie Club. Will you find Cpt. Vex Blackheart’s treasure or walk off the Dark Siren’s plank into the abyss? Find out at 200 East Lake Crescent in Airdrie. Learn more at bgcairdrie.com/airscares.
Until October 28; Free Public Ice Skating Presented by New York Fries, New York fries is hosting a free public skate available for families and individuals, with prize giveaways and other great activations. Learn more at familyskateyyc.com.
Until October 29; Field of Screams, this eerie event is turning Cobb’s Adventure Park into a terrifying, thrilling and spine-tingling terror show. Brought to you by Screamworks Inc., this Halloween inspired outdoor event is sure to bring horrifying fear into the hearts of haunted house attendees. Learn more at fieldofscreams.ca.
Until October 29; Calgary Young People’s Theatre Presents The Canterville Ghost, Calgary Young People’s Theatre was created with the desire to inspire and develop young people in the arts by offering a safe, creative space. Through their classes, camps, workshops, and production opportunities, youth ages nine to 17 can explore the creative arts and develop their potential. They are given a chance to audition for productions, and also learn other theatrical skills. Many of the shows will be enjoyed by families of older kids and teens. Learn more at cypt.ca.
Until October 29; The Monster March, a family-friendly fundraising event in support of The Children’s Cottage Society. Held in the spooky season of October, this year’s Monster March features a month-long Monster Scavenger Hunt ending the campaign with a full-day, family-friendly 3km March, local vendor market and mural, set to unveil by Katie Green on October 29 in the community of Currie. Learn more at childrenscottage.ab.ca.
Until October 30, 4pm to 11pm; Nightmare Creations in Bowness, Nightmare Creations is inviting you to a Haunted House experience in Bowness from Thursdays to Saturdays this Halloween. Last year there was a graveyard to explore and a 10-room haunted house, and this year will be a bigger event. The haunt is designed for smaller kids from 4 – 6 pm, with smaller scares. Learn more at nightmarecreations.ca.
Until October 30; Fall Days at Calgary Farmyard, a fall trip to the Farmyard is an annual tradition for many families and friends. In addition to enjoying hours of fun on the farm, pumpkins are on display for photos and for purchase. Learn more at calgaryfarmyard.com.
Until October 30; Treats R Us, celebrate the spooky season at Toys R Us stores throughout October with activities, demos, stories, costumes and giveaways. Learn more at toysrus.ca.
Until October 30, Pumpkinpalooza at Cobb’s Corn Maze, walk through our pumpkin patch, take beautiful photos and pick your favorite pumpkins to buy for Halloween carving. It’s an event for the whole family that you won’t want to miss. Learn more at cobbsadventurepark.com.
Until October 30; Harvest Pumpkin Fest at Butterfield Acres, stroll through the farmyard and find your perfect pumpkins at Butterfield Acres this year. Add in some great animal visits, fabulous fall photo-ops, pony rides, a ride through Scarecrow Alley in the back woodlands (spectacular at this time of year) and you’ve got a fall family fun day that is great for the entire family. Learn more at butterfieldacres.com.
Until October 30; Alberta Theatre Projects Presents, Cowgirl Up, Joyce, Effie and BB are cowgirl goddesses on Mount Olympus who lament that the heroines of rodeos past are all but forgotten. It’s a cowboy’s world. Cocky steer-ropers have stolen the spotlight down on Earth for long enough. The goddesses decide to use their considerable supernatural powers to give rise to a cowgirl revolution. Learn more at albertatheatreprojects.com.
Until October 30; WestCreek Howlloween Contest, visit West Creek Developments showhomes in CornerBrook, Wolf Willow or Legacy to pick up your free pumpkin and carving kit. Carve your pumpkin, then post and tag your photo for your chance to win one of three $50 gift cards. Follow @westcreekdevelopments Instagram for more details.
Until October 31, 5 to 9pm; Spooktacular Mini Golf at Winsport, this fall, all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts can enjoy spooktacular fun with mini golf at WinSport on Thursdays to Sundays. Save $5 when you show your Pumpkins After Dark ticket. Learn more at winsport.ca.
Until October 31; Calgary Ghost Walks, an evening of ghostly entertainment in three different locations – Kensington, Inglewood and Downtown. Locals and visitors alike will be fascinated by these glimpses into the mischief, mayhem, and murders of Calgary. All of the stories are researched and will be enjoyed even by the skeptics among the group. Learn more at calgaryghostwalks.com.
Until October 31; The Spooky Reading Tree, Southcentre Mall and Little Red Reading House invite you to explore the ‘Spooky Reading Tree’ this Halloween season. The larger-than-life Spooky Reading Tree will take centre stage in Southcentre’s Centre Court, featuring a reading nook and a variety of vignettes inspired by popular fairytales, including Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and Snow White. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the reading tree and use the various tableaus as the backdrop for self-directed family photo ops. Community story times will also take place, during which families can enjoy dramatic readings of beloved childhood stories. Learn more at southcentremall.com.
Until October 31; Orange Crush at Telus Spark, in October, Spark transforms into a Halloween extravaganza to scare, surprise and delight. Ever held a real eyeball, watched a pumpkin decompose or dip into a tub of fake blood? Explore the gross side of science this October at Spark with Orange Crush. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Until October 31; Harvest Lights at Calgary Farmyard, all farm activities are open, and the farm is lit up in fantastic display (except the corn maze of course, which remains dark as an added challenge for visitors to find their way through with their flashlights.) Pumpkins are available for photos and purchase in the evening too. Learn more at calgaryfarmyard.com.
Until October 31, 7pm to 11pm; Pumpkins After Dark, Canada’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event. Featuring over 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins, this one-of-a-kind walk-through experience is the must-see event of the fall season. Learn more at pumpkinsafterdark.com/calgary/.
Until October 31, 9am to 5pm; Granary Road’s October Harvest Days, this month marks the beginning of the October Harvest. Within the next few weeks, local farmers will be harvesting their fall crops such as apples, corn, turnips and of course – pumpkins! Find these products and more at Granary Road’s October Harvest days. You can celebrate the changing of seasons by riding Granary Road’s Hayrides, taking Instagrammable pictures with our fall décor (such as our multiple scarecrows, hay bales, and infamous orange truck). Learn more at granaryroad.com/harvestdays.
Until November 4, Haunted Calgary: Wicked, experience the hand-crafted walk-through Halloween attraction in the underground parkade of New Horizon Mall. Every year is a unique attraction design, so don’t miss your chance to experience “Wicked,” Haunted Calgary’s 2022 attraction. Twist and wind through about 6000 square feet of horrors. Learn more at hauntedcalgary.org.
Until November 5; Storybook Theatre’s The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical, this dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. Learn more at storybooktheatre.org/.
Sundays until November 6; Free Concerts Flint & Feather, Flint & Feather and Friends is a free six-week concert series on Sunday afternoons at Asylum for Art. Join the series hosts, Flint & Feather and a new special guest artist each week. Every performance will also be live streamed online and will involve an interactive Q&A with the artists and audience. Learn more at asylumforart.ca.
Until November 13; Stage West Theatre Presents Driving Miss Daisy, the Pulitzer Prize winning drama of an extraordinary and unexpected friendship, starring Joseph Marcell, best known as ‘Geoffrey Butler’ from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Learn more at stagewestcalgary.com.
Until November 20; ‘Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob’ at Glenbow, the exhibition features 65 works and is the first-ever retrospective of Demsey Bob’s career from the 1970s to the present. Visitors to the exhibition will discover a selection of masks, sculpture and regalia, complemented by Bob’s work in bronze casting and vestment production. Learn more at glenbow.org/exhibitions/wolves/.
Visit the Glenbow at The Edison, the satellite location of the popular museum at The Edison building in downtown Calgary is now open. Best of all – admission is free for everyone, thanks to the support of the Calgary Downtown Association. A timed ticket is required for entry. To reserve your ticket, visit glenbow.org.
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