What’s Up This Weekend?On October 27, 2022 by Calgary's Child
October 27 to 29; Alberta Ballet in Away We Go, Alberta Ballet dancers will take the stage for the first time in the 2022/23 season with works from three vibrant choreographers in this contemporary program. This program adds two new works to Alberta Ballet’s repertoire, Moving, Still and Skyward, and concludes with Petal, a piece known for its explosive movement and color. Learn more atalbertaballet.com.
October 28,10am to 3pm; What’s Up with Creatures of the Night, you don’t need to be scared of what goes bump in the night. Bow Habitat Station’s What’s Up with Creatures of the Night allows you to learn about all the cool animals that come out once the sun goes down. Every month, they host a special What’s Up With event featuring special guests and partners to draw you closer to the environment and everything that lives within it. Learn more at bowhabitat.alberta.ca.
October 28 to 30; Ghoul’s Night Out at Heritage Park, get ready ghosts and goblins, Ghouls’ Night Out Calgary Halloween event is returning to Heritage Park. Pick out your costumes, gather the family and get ready to experience this wildly popular, safe and fun-filled Halloween event for all ages. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
October 29, 10am to 12pm; *Halloween* Toddle Down to the Art Gallery, it’s hard to make time for art and culture when you’re chasing after a toddler, but Okotoks has an opportunity that doesn’t require you to choose. Come to the Okotoks Art Gallery for a morning of fun. Enjoy exhibitions as you take part in a number of activity and crafting stations. Halloween costumes are welcome. Recommended ages one to five. Space is limited. Pre-Registration encouraged. Learn more at okotoks.ca.
October 29, 11am to 4pm; Homestead Market Fall Fair & Pumpkin Hunt, join Homestead Market on October 29 for the third annual Fall Fair. They’ve got a vendor market with more than 30 local artisans, costume contest and a free Trunk or Treat for the kids. They also have a limited capacity Pumpkin Hunt event available for $29.99 per family. Learn more at homesteadmarketalberta.com.
October 29 to 30; Halloween Brunch at the Calgary Zoo, enjoy a boo-tastic (not scary) Halloween themed brunch including special decor, a specialty menu and desserts, and Halloween music Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume to make the day extra fun. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
October 29 to 30; The Calgary Baby & Tot Show, a premier parenting event designed to bring everything you need under one roof at the BMO Centre. Featuring local and national exhibitors showcasing the latest in services, products, apparel, and toys. Learn more at calgarybabyshow.com.
October 29 to 31, 9am to 5pm; ZooBoo at the Calgary Zoo, ZooBOO is a chance for your kids to dress up early, trick-or-treat at the zoo, and enjoy seeing their favorite animals. The best part? Your kids get to have fun while supporting wildlife conservation. They’re spreading the fun over three days to ensure everyone can enjoy. Choose the day that works best for you and head down to the zoo. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
October 30, 1pm to 7pm; Dia de Muertos 2022 – A Celebration of Life, join Casa Mexico and Arts Commons to celebrate Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead Festival with live music, performances, altars exhibition, Catrina and Catrin makeup stations, bread of the dead and more at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Drop in anytime during the day for this all ages, free family-friendly event. Learn more at casamexico.ca.
October 30, 11am to 2pm; Pumpkin Drop at The Alice Sanctuary, need something to do with your leftover Halloween pumpkins? Come on out and bring them to the residents at The Alice Sanctuary. At the event, you can come and drop your pumpkins, have delicious snacks, and enjoy a walk about the sanctuary. All the pumpkins brought will serve as delicious fall treats for our residents at the sanctuary. Learn more at thealicesanctuary.ca.
October 30, 8:30am to 10:30am; Southcentre Mall Sensory Halloween Initiative, Halloween is nearly here, Southcentre Mall is providing a sensory-friendly trick-or-treating adventure. This initiative will take place before the mall opens so that our local sensory-sensitive community can experience the joys and excitement of the holiday. Activities include using a treasure map to find the special trick-or-treating stations and finding the Halloween-themed displays that are perfect for memorable photo ops. All ages are welcome, as are neurotypical family members who’d like to join in the fun. Learn more at southcentremall.com.
October 30, Create Kids Fest 2022, Create Kids Fest is an interactive, multidisciplinary festival for kids and their families that provides audiences chances to experience fine arts, explore the process of creation and participate in special moments that will be cherished for years to come at the Engineered Air Theatre. Learn more at createkids.ca/what-is-create.
October 30; Dash of Doom, Run Calgary invites you to be a part of Calgary’s only Halloween night race, where the aid stations serve candy and there are prizes for being dead last. Join at North Glenmore Park before and after the race in the fun festival area with Halloween activities, family dance party and a photo booth to get free pictures of you and your loved ones (including the pooch) dressed up. Learn more at runyyc.ca/events/dash-of-doom.
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; 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; 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; 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 30; Train of Terror at Aspen Crossing, your evening begins when you check in at the train station. You and your friends will first journey through a menacing maze of horror. If you are one of the brave that are able to escape you are then invited onboard our moving train where you can grab your choice of liquid courage before embarking on what’s sure to be the scariest haunting you might ever come across. Learn more at aspencrossing.com.
Until October 31, 8am to 6pm; Pumkin-Finity at CrossIron Mills Mall, a pumpkin a day keeps the goblins away, so get ahead of the carve with Pumpkin-Finity, a celebration of Halloween and International Artist Day. Enjoy a boo-tiful Halloween experience crafted by local Calgarian artists and created in collaboration with PARK (Promoting Artists | Redefining Kulture): dozens of colorfully-painted pumpkins guiding your path to a fa-boo-lous infinity room, plus an interactive Monster Mash sculpture for the kiddos. Learn more at crossironmills.com.
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, 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 from September 22 to October 3. Save $5 when you show your Pumpkins After Dark ticket. Learn more at winsport.ca.
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/.
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