October in Calgary

Pumpkin Days and Harvest Lights
Pumpkin Days and Harvest Lights
Things to Do

October in Calgary

Things to do this October 2022 in Calgary

Embrace autumn with the return of seasonal favourites like ScreamFest, Pumpkins After Dark, Ghouls’ Night Out, Harvest Lights at Calgary Farmyard, and Indigenous Science Night: Fall Harvest at TELUS Spark Science Centre. Check out the lineup of live music and entertainment or celebrate the 25th Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival and the 10th edition of the Honens International Piano Competition, this October in Calgary.

Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Erik McRitchie



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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Theatre Calgary presents Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, inspired by the music and story of Billie Holiday. Get a front row seat to one of the final performances of Billie Holiday’s career at a Philadelphia bar in 1959.

Where: Max Bell Theatre

When: September 13 – October 2

 

Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning and largest outdoor Halloween event featuring over 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins for a one-of-a-kind walk-through experience.

Where: WinSport

When: September 21 - October 31

 

Calgary International Film Festival

The Calgary International Film Festival showcases over 175 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and around the world at the largest film festival in Alberta. Browse the films and get your ticket bundles now.

Where: Various locations

When: September 22 – October 2

 

Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkins After Dark features over 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins coming to life during this nighttime family-friendly walk-through experience. Enjoy lit pumpkin sculptures and displays plus, pumpkin sales, fall treats & sweets.

Where: WinSport

When: September 22 to October 31

 

YONEX Canada Open

The YONEX Canada Open returns to Calgary at the Markin MacPhail Centre with the best players from around the world competing for $75,000 in prize money at the top badminton event in Canada.

Where: Markin MacPhail Centre

When: September 27 – October 2

 

Imaginarium

Wordfest presents Imaginarium with over 60 of the world’s most generous writers, thinkers, activators, and inspirers in Calgary’s Beltline and Victoria Park neighbourhoods.

Where: Various locations

When: September 29 – October 6

 

Trixie and Katya Live

Trixie and Katya Live brings together drags dynamic duo for unparalleled feats of theatrical eroticism and hilarious ingenuity right before your very eyes.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: October 1

 

Calgary Hitmen Home Games

Get into the fun and excitement of the WHL with Calgary Hitmen Home Games at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Hitmen take on the Regina Pats, Brandon Wheat Kings, Saskatoon Blades, Prince Alberta Raiders, and Vancouver Giants this October.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: October 2, 10, 21, 23, 30

 

Harvest Days

Enjoy the changing of the seasons with Harvest Days at Granary Road. Shop from a selection of fall crops like apples, cranberries, corn, turnips, and pumpkins. Ride the wagon, take a picture with fall décor, sip on hot apple cider, and shop local vendors in the Farmers’ Market.

Where: Granary Road

When: October Weekends

 

An Evening with Michael Bublé

Grammy-winning superstar Michael Bublé brings his “Higher” tour home to Canada with a performance at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: October 4

 

Choir! Choir! Choir!

No audition and no rehearsal required for Arts Commons Presents Special Presentation of Choir! Choir! Choir! The sell-out phenomenon transforms you and hundreds of your closest friends into the star of your rock band dreams for MAMMA MIA – An Epic ABBA Sing-Along!

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: October 7

 

Disney in Concert: Frozen

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents Disney in Concert: Frozen. Experience Frozen like never before as the score is performed live, including the Academy Award winning Best Song Let It Go.

Where: Jubilee Auditorium

When: October 7-8

 

Ap Dhillon: Out of This World Tour

Punjabi singing sensation Ap Dhillon takes the stage at the Scotiabank Saddledome for his Out of This World Tour for an unforgettable night of live music in Calgary.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: October 9

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

Join Selkirk at Heritage Park for a special three-course Thanksgiving Dinner, including a garden salad, maple roasted free range turkey breast, butternut squash soup, and harvest pumpkin cheese cake.

Where: Selkirk at Heritage Park

When: October 9

 

Calgary Flames Home Games

Experience the thrill of NHL action with Calgary Flames Home Games at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Flames take on the Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights, Buffalo Sabers, Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Edmonton Oilers this October.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: October 13, 18, 20, 22, 25, 29

 

ZooDunnit

Crack the case and participate in a brand new live murder mystery game with ZooDunnit. Gather clues, engage with a shady cast of characters, and enjoy food and drinks throughout the zoo for an adults only night at the zoo.

Where: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

When: October 14

 

Rhapsody in Blue Eyes: Sinatra and Beyond

Singer, songwriter, and pianist Tony DeSare brings together the jazz rhythms of George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue and Frank Sinatra’s classics Come Fly with Me, Luck Be a Lady, My Way, It Was a Very Good Year, Night and Day, I’ve Got the World on a String, and New York, New York in Rhapsody in Blue Eyes: Sinatra and Beyond.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: October 14-15

 

Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival

Celebrating 25 years as Alberta’s premier food and food event, the Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival brings together hundreds of exhibitors and over 25,000 guests from across Western Canada to enjoy delicious fare paired with the best in beverages.

Where: BMO Centre

When: October 14-15

 

John Mulaney: From Scratch

American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer John Mulaney is starting From Scratch with his latest comedy tour at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: October 15

 

Heartbreak Hotel

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Heartbreak Hotel and imagines what it would be like to go to the famed hotel with Elvis and his gang for an evening of rocking and rolling.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: Until October 15

 

Calgary Wranglers vs Coachella Valley Firebirds

The Calgary Wranglers kick off their first season in Calgary vs the Coachella Valley Firebirds on October 16 and October 17 for exciting AHL (American Hockey League) action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: October 16-17

 

Ghosts and Gourmet

Take a seat at the Wainwright Hotel for Ghosts and Gourmet, a spooky supper followed by a tour featuring the haunted history of Heritage Park.

Where: Heritage Park

When: October 19, 20, 21, and 31

 

CRAFToberfest

Celebrate CRAFToberfest at the downtown and Southcentre locations of CRAFT Beer Market for a Bavarian-style menu, including pretzel bites, bratwurst, and Bavarian steins and flights.

Where: CRAFT Beer Market

When: September 20 – October 3

 

Honens International Piano Competition

The tenth edition of the Honens International Piano Competition features ten pianists competing for one of the world’s largest and most respected prizes in classical piano, including a $100,000 prize.

Where: Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

When: October 20-28

 

Fluid Fest - Project InTandem

The Calgary based contemporary dance collective Project InTandem brings together an exciting evening of dance debuting at The GRAND at the Fluid Festival. The double-bill dance production features a duet by LajaMartin from Salt Lake City and a quintet by Karissa Barry from Vancouver.

Where: The GRAND

When: October 20-21

 

Indigenous Science Night: Fall Harvest

Indigenous Science Night: Fall Harvest is a celebration of autumn and the science behind preparing for the winter months, with Knowledge Keepers and Indigenous scientists, and performances by the Many Nations, One Voice for Wellness hip hop group.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: October 21

 

Ghost Teas

Ghost Teas is a spooky edition of Heritage Park’s Famous 5 afternoon tea paired with a ghost tour. Sip on a Witches Brew, munch on some Petit Frightful Finger Sandwiches, Mummy Wrappings or Dracula’s Delights.

Where: Heritage Park

When: October 22

 

Pumpkin Fest

The fourth annual Pumpkin Fest returns to Granary Road, featuring a pumpkin chucking contest, costume contest, games, music, and pumpkins available for purchase.

Where: Granary Road

When: October 22-23

 

The Wiggles Live Presents: The Wiggles Big Show Tour!

Get ready to wiggle as The Wiggles Live Presents: The Wiggles Big Show Tour! The world’s most popular children’s entertainment group comes to the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary to sing, dance, and play.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: October 27

 

Alberta Ballet in Away We Go.

Alberta Ballet in Away We Go features a collection of work by three celebrated female choreographers, as dancers of the Alberta Ballet take the stage for the first time in the 2022/23 season.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: October 27-29

 

Arkells: Blink Once Tour 2022

One of Canada’s favourite bands returns to the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Arkells bring the Blink Once Tour to Calgary with special guest Haviah Mighty.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: October 28

 

Ghouls' Night Out

Pick your costume and get your family together for Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park for this wildly popular, safe, and fun-filled Halloween event for all ages.

Where: Heritage Park

When: October 28-30

 

Halloween Specialty Brunch

Enjoy a spooky Halloween Specialty Brunch featuring special décor, menu, and Halloween music at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. Daily admission is included with each combo ticket so you can roam the zoo after a delicious brunch.

Where: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

When: October 29-30

 

ScreamFest

ScreamFest is coming back to haunt Calgary for the largest Halloween event in the city. Get ready to scream with a new haunted house, thrills, rides, carnival games, and more.

Where: Stampede Park

When: TBD

 

ZooBoo

ZooBoo is back for a day of spooky fall fun at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. Dress up early, trick-or-treat at the zoo, and visit all of your favourite animals.

Where: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

When: October 29-31

 

Harvest Lights

Enjoy thousands of lights under the evening sky with Harvest Lights at Calgary Farmyard. All attractions are open with pumpkins available for photos and purchase. The corn maze remains dark for an extra fun challenge too.

Where: Calgary Farmyard

When: Open until October 31

 

Driving Miss Daisy

Stage West Theatre Restaurants 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.

Where: Stage West Theatre Restaurants

When: Until November 13


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