Thanksgiving weekend is almost here! While I’m sure most of you have plans with family there is still plenty to do around Calgary and area! Here are a few family friendly events for you to check out.
Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event. Featuring over 10,000+ hand-carved pumpkins, this one-of-a-kind walk-through experience is the must-see event of the fall season.
When: September 22 – October 31st
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5
Cost: Adult (17+) starting at $18.95
Youth (4-16) starting at $15.95
Children 3 and under are free, no ticket required
Family packages (2 adult, 2 youth) starting at $64.80
Flex passes now available $34.95. Valid any event date and time
KOOZA is an innovative journey viewed through the perspective of The Innocent, an endearing yet naïve clown looking for his place in the world. A mystery item is delivered to The Innocent one day when he is flying his kite. The self-discovery journey of The Innocent, who is miraculously transferred to a bizarre but exotic world, is followed in KOOZA under the watchful eye of an enigmatic trickster with remarkable abilities.
When: August 25 – October 8
Where: Under The Big Top Stampede Park
Cost: Starting at $51+
This week’s feature is Ruby Gilligan Teenage Kraken
Sometimes the hero you are meant to be lies just beneath the surface. This summer, DreamWorks Animation dives into the turbulent waters of high school with a hilarious, heartfelt action comedy about a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed.
When: Saturday, October 7th
Where: Various Cineplex locations
The corn maze remains dark for visitors, providing an extra fun challenge for visitors to complete with their flashlights. Please note this year’s corn maze is short in height due to the summer hailstorm they received.
When: September 15 – October 30
Where:284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View County, AB
Cost: $21.95+gst and fees per person ages 3+ if tickets purchased online, or $26.95+gst at the farmgate. Ticket sales at the gate will only be permitted if we have not reached capacity. Ages 2 and under free.
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 thru Scarecrow Alley in the back woodlands (spectacular at this time of year) and you’ve got the MUST-DO fall family fun day that is great for the entire family!
When: October 1st -29th
Where: Butterfield Acres Farm
Cost: Children $15.99 Adults $18.99
Walk through our pumpkin patch, take beautiful photos and pick your favourite pumpkins to buy for Halloween carving! It’s an event for the whole family that you won’t want to miss!
When: Sat& Sun October 7-29
Where: Cobbs Adventure Park
Cost: Find prices here
The unforgettable animated classic returns to the big screen with Michael Giacchino’s Academy Award-winning score performed live by the Calgary Phil! Follow the unlikely duo of Carl, a curmudgeonly 78-year-old balloon salesman, and Russell, an 8-year-old stowaway, on this hilarious, heartwarming journey to a lost world filled with danger and surprises.
When: Saturday, October 7th at 11 am and 6 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall
Our fun, intermediate 18-hole outdoor mini-golf course will transform into a Halloween extravaganza. The course will be well lit and challenge all ages and abilities while offering a safe Halloween activity. Dress up and get into the Halloween spirit! It’s a spooktacular good time for the entire family!
When: September 21 – October 31 4pm-8pm on weekdays and 1pm to 8:30pm on weekends.
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Cost: $10-$15 per person. Save $1 per player when you show your Pumpkins After Dark ticket
Join the Boo Crew at Calaway Park this Fall! Stroll through Hallotown… if you dare! Is it scary? No, it’s friendly! Dress up as your favorite family friendly character and enjoy a day of Fall fun! It’s a spooktacular good time for the whole family!
When: September 9 – October 9 Sat & Sun
Where: Calaway Park
Cost: Find admission rates here
Melanie’s apartment seems like a normal place to live, but when she’s gone to work, the Trolls come out to play! While the Trolls are having a fun day full of music, a mysterious package gets dropped in the living room… that’s moving on its own? What’s in the package? Will their secret life be exposed? Will Melanie’s cat threaten their very existence? Come see the Jubilations Junior show: The Secret Life Of Trolls.
When: September 2 – October 21
Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre