October in Calgary

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

October in Calgary

Discover all of the great things to see and do in Calgary this October.

Embrace the fall season with the return of Halloween favourites like ScreamFest, Aspen Crossing’s Train of Terror, Pumpkin Days and Harvest Lights at Calgary Farmyard, and Haunted Calgary. Live music takes the stage at the King Eddy and the final days of the Calgary International Film Festival make October the perfect time to explore Calgary with family and friends.

Please check with each organization to review complete health and safety information before attending in-person events and activities.


Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Erik McRitchie


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Alberta Food Finder

Discover the taste of Calgary with the Alberta Food Finder app experience. Download the mobile quest, discover clues, solve puzzles, and compete in fun challenges in the neighbourhood of Kensington, tasting great flavours along the way.

Where: Online

When: Available now


Pumpkin Days and Harvest Lights

Where: Calgary Farmyard

When: September 17 – October 31


Fall Exhibitions at Esker

Where: Esker Foundation

When: September 26 - December 19


Foodies in the Park: Wonderland Dome Dining

Where: Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

When: October 1 – November 1


Beerfest in a Box

Where: Safeway and Sobeys

When: Available now


Pumpkin Palooza

Where: Cobb's Adventure Park

When: October 3 - November 1


Fall 2020 Virtual Concerts

Where: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

When: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 30


Vertigo Mystery Radio

Where: Online

When: Available now


Get Your Costume at The Costume Shoppe

Where: The Costume Shoppe

When: Open Monday – Saturday


Haunted Calgary: The Devil’s Drive-In Halloween Experience

Where: New Horizon Mall

When: October 10-31


Stingray Classical Music Live from the King Eddy

Where: King Eddy

When: October 11, 18, 25


Spooktacular Grim Mini Golf

Where: WinSport

When: Opens October 16


Field of Screams

Where: Cobb's Adventure Park 

When: October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 


Rockin' the Jukebox

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Rockin' the Jukebox in Calgary. Local teens in the sleepy town of Lakewood or bored until they discover a jukebox in the old diner on Route 9 and sparks start to fly.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: October 17 - January 9, 2021


Ghoulish Ghost Stories

Where: Central Memorial Park

When: October 20



Where: Big Four, Stampede Park

When: October 22-25


Expo Latino Festival 2020: Livestream

Where: Online

When: October 23-25


THIRD ACTion Film Festival

Where: Online

When: October 23-25



Where: D'Arcy Ranch Golf Course

When: October 24


Balaclava Dinner Club

Where: Annex Ale Projects

When: October 26


Ghouls' Night Out: Masquerade

Where: Heritage Park

When: October 28-31


Motor Nights Halloween Experience

Get ready for a scare with an immersive Halloween drive-in experience at Motor Nights: Halloween Experience. Sit back in your car and take in Halloween movie favourites like Pet Sematary, Evil Dead, and Resident Evil with spooky characters lurking in the shadows.

Where: 43080 Bow Valley Trail, Cochrane, AB

When: October 28-31


Rodney's Crab Crack

Where: Rodney's Oyster House

When: October 29


Gose's, Ghouls & Goblins Pumpkin Carving

Where: Free House Local Beer Hall

When: October 29


Shakespeare's Hallowed Haunted Hotel

Where: Shoe & Canoe, Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown

When: October 29-30


Scare Wash Calgary

Where: 10th & 10th Car Wash

When: October 29-31


Tunnel of Terror - Haunted Car Wash

Where: Great White Car and Truck Wash

When: October 29-31



The Great Pumpkin Smash

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: October 30-31


Black Metal Brunch

Where: New Level Brewing

When: October 31


Halloween Drive-In Spooktacular! 

Where: Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

When: October 31


12 Hour Halloween Movie Marathon

Where: Globe Cinema

When: October 31

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Past Events

These great events have already taken place.


Heritage Park Ghost Tours

Where: Heritage Park

When: September 10 – October 15


Night at the Museum of Rock Stars

Live dinner theatre is back with Night at the Museum of Rock Stars at Jubilations Dinner Theatre in Calgary. The legends of rock and roll come to life when the museum lights go out, in this entertaining live stage production.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: September 12 October 17


RBC Live from the King Eddy: Wyatt C. Louis

Where: King Eddy

When: October 2


The Caverners: The Premier Beatles Show

Where: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Calgary Downtown

When: October 3


Bow River Brewing Oktoberfest

Where: Bow River Brewing

When: October 3


Special Screenings of Imagine

Where: Contemporary Calgary

When: October 8 & 9


Train of Terror

Where: Aspen Crossing

When: Starts October 9


Millarville Farmers’ Market

Where: Millarville Farmers’ Market

When: Saturdays until October 10


Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park

Where: Heritage Park

When: October 10-12


Thanksgiving Pies from Pie Junkie

Where: Pie Junkie

When: Open daily


RBC Live from the King Eddy: Sinzere

Where: King Eddy

When: October 9


Sandman: The Only Sanctioned Metallica Tribute

Where: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Calgary Downtown

When: October 10


Fall Harvest Dinner

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: October 11


Dinner & A Movie: Scream

Where: Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park

When: October 14


Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival

Where: BMO Centre

When: October 16-18

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