October in Calgary

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Things to Do

October in Calgary

20+ Things to Do in October

Warm up your social calendar with great things to see and do in Calgary this October. From WordFest to ScreamFest, check out these awesome events in Calgary.

ScreamFest

Don't miss out on 13th and final year of ScreamFest, Calgary's signature Halloween event that includes haunted houses, spooky escape rooms, and carnival games at the Grandstand Building at Stampede Park.

Where: The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park
When: Various dates from October 5-31

SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark

Everyone in the family will enjoy the spooky science behind Halloween at SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark, with Potion Pour, Giant Spider Scare, Thriller Dances, and destroying a pumpkin with science.

Where: TELUS Spark
When: October 6-31

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Get a front row seat as Hamlet's two good friends make their way to Denmark in this Shakespeare Company production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.

Where: Alberta Theatre Projects
When: October 9-21

Aspen Crossing Halloween Train of Terror

Some of the other passengers ready for the Train of Terror at Aspen Crossing.

Train of Terror

Haunted railway cars and spooky entertainment come to life at Aspen Crossing's Train of Terror. After the scares are over, enjoy a Halloween party with fun food and drinks.

Where: Aspen Crossing
When: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26-31, November 2-3

Calgary National Bank Challenger

The ATP World Tour comes to Calgary for the Calgary National Bank Challenger tournament with the tennis stars of tomorrow.

Where: Alberta Tennis Centre
When: October 13-21

Devonian Gardens at The CORE Shopping Centre Downtown Calgary

Devonian Gardens at The CORE Shopping Centre.

Devonian Gardens

Devonian Gardens is officially open again, making this one hectare indoor botanical garden a great place to relax and explore with friends and family in the middle of the city.

Where: The CORE Shopping Centre
When: Open daily

Dave Kelly Live

Join Dave Kelly Live for the season four opener of this popular talk variety show with a celebration of everything Calgary.

Where: Bella Concert Hall
When: October 17

Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix 2018

Calgary hosts top ballet and contemporary dancers as well as dancers from So You Think You Can Dance at the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix. Enjoy Celebrity Dance Workshops and a dance party to finish off each evening of competition.

Where: Hyatt Regency Calgary
When: October 19-21

Calgary Woman's Show

Free admission to the Calgary Woman's Show gets you into the action with over 300 exhibits of fashion, arts, health & wellness, pet products, food & wine, and two stages of non-stop entertainment.

Where: BMO Centre
When: October 20-21

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders

The Calgary Stampeders welcome the Saskatchewan Roughriders to McMahon Stadium and renew their classic rivalry in the journey to the 106th Grey Cup.

Where: McMahon Stadium
When: October 20

Alberta Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty

Alberta Ballet gives a brand new spin to The Sleeping Beauty, with a world premiere of this timeless classic with a western Canadian sensibility.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
When: October 24-27

Ghouls' Night Out Witch at Heritage Park.

Ghouls' Night Out! at Heritage Park.

Ghouls' Night Out at Heritage Park fortune teller

Ghouls' Night Out! at Heritage Park.

Ghouls' Night Out!

Enjoy a fun and safe night out with little ghouls, aged three to nine, with Ghouls' Night Out!, and trick or treat with the ghoulish residents of Heritage Park.

Where: Heritage Park
When: October 26

Stampede City Sessions: Petric + Jenie Thai

Stampede City Sessions brings Petric and Jenie Thai to the stage at the Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre for an intimate performance with these artists on the rise.

Where: Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre
When: October 26

Full Moon Bike Ride

Join Reworks Upcycle Shop for a Full Moon Bike Ride that brings together cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities for an evening ride through Calgary's parks and pathways.

Where: Reworks Upcycle Shop
When: October 26

The Palace Theatre live music

The Palace Theatre

Classified at The Palace Theatre

JUNO Awarding winning Canadian hip-hop artist Classified comes to Calgary as part of his Canadian tour for an 18+ show at The Palace Theatre.

Where: The Palace Theatre
When: October 27

Calgary Farmers' Market

See what's fresh and explore over 75 local vendors at the Calgary Farmers' Market. From local produce, meat, and baked goods to art and live entertainment, October is a great time to shop local in Calgary.

Where: Calgary Farmers' Market
When: Thursday – Sunday

Spark Halloween Party

Put a spark in your Halloween plans with this science themed Spark Halloween Party at TELUS Spark. This is an 18+ event.

Where: TELUS Spark
When: October 27

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Join Broadway Across Canada for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, telling the story of Carole King's Brooklyn upbringing, to writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll, and becoming one of the most successful solo acts in pop music history.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
When: October 30 – November 4


Past Events

These great events have already taken place.

Making Treaty 7

Making Treaty 7 brings together dance, theatre, music, and poetry from Treaty 7 Elders, exploring the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 141 years later.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
When: October 2-4

Jonathan Richman

Founding member of The Modern Lovers, Jonathan Richman brings a set of comic songs to the Bella Concert Hall with drummer Tommy Larkins.

Where: Bella Concert Hall
When: October 4

Eddy Fest

The historic King Eddy will celebrate its grand opening with Eddy Fest, four days of local and touring musicians along with special food features and cocktails from their new Southern-inspired menu.

Where: King Eddy
When: October 4-7

Saskatoon Blades vs Calgary Hitmen

Experience the family friendly fun of WHL action as the Calgary Hitmen take on the Saskatoon Blades.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
When: October 5

Disney Beauty and the Beast in Concert with the CPO

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra brings the Academy Award winning music of Beauty and Beast to life, with guest conductor Thiago Tiberio, alongside the original film.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
When: October 5-6

NHL Calgary Flames action

NHL action with the Calgary Flames.

Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames

The NHL seasons kicks off with the Calgary Flames taking on the Vancouver Canucks at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
When: October 6

Autumn Jubilee at Kayben Farms

Get in the autumn spirit with the Autumn Jubilee at Kayben Farms with pumpkin painting, wagon rides, fall food, crafts, music, and special events.

Where: Kayben Farms
When: October 6-7

Heritage Park family picnic

Heritage Park

Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park

Be thankful and enjoy your last chance to experience the historical village attractions in 2018 with Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park, with meals, themed activities, pumpkin baking demonstrations, and crafts.

Where: Heritage Park
When: October 6-8

Autumn Pumpkin Festival at Calgary Corn Maze

The Autumn Pumpkin Festival at Calgary Corn Maze is a must-do fall tradition with pumpkin picking, face painting, pony rides, magic shows, pig races, crafts station, and candy pumpkin explosion.

Where: Calgary Corn Maze
When: October 6-8

Prince Albert Raiders vs Calgary Hitmen

Experience the family friendly fun of WHL action as the Calgary Hitmen take on the Prince Albert Raiders.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
When: October 8

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Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival

Over 450 of the best local and international tattoo artists come together for the Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival for the biggest show of its kind in Canada.

Where: BMO Centre
When: October 12-14

WordFest Calgary

WordFest 

WordFest

Author talks, writers workshops, showcases, and special events make WordFest a must attend event for book lovers from far and wide.

Where: Various venues
When: October 8-15

Rodney's Oyster House Calgary

Rodney's Oyster House

Rodney's Crab Crack with Steam Whistle Brewery

Get crabby and a little messy with Rodney's Oyster House and Steam While Brewery for a family style meal with three types of crab, shared salads, Steam While Pilsner, and Fiasco Gelato.

Where: Rodney's Oyster House
When: October 11

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

Sample beers, wines, spirits along with local food and desserts from over 200 notable restaurants in and around Calgary at the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival.

Where: BMO Centre
When: October 12-13

BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders

The Calgary Stampeders welcome the BC Lions to McMahon Stadium for hard hitting CFL action.

Where: McMahon Stadium
When: October 13