What To Do This Weekend In Calgary Sept 29-Oct 1

As we see a drop in temperatures that brings more fun Fall activities around the city along with it! Get out and soak up this beautiful weather, colors, and family fun. Here are a few options for what to do this weekend in Calgary!


Calgary International Film Festival

Celebrating their 24th year CIFF is an event you shouldn’t miss out on. The 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and around the world also hosts an Industry Week series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.  The Calgary International Film Festival is now the largest film festival in Alberta and the sixth-largest in Canada.

When: September 21 – October 1st

Where: There are many different venues check them out here

Cost: tickets start at $17 but bundles are available for purchase here


Pumpkins After Dark

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

Alberta Culture Days

The Alberta Culture Days are running all throughout September with tons of activities and events.  With opportunities for Calgarians to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through community events, festivals, live music and more.

When: All September long

Where: Various locations throughout the city

Cost: Free!


Harvest Lights

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.


Cirque Du Soleil Kooza

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+


Cineplex Family Favorites

This weeks feature is School of Rock 20th Anniversary

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

When: Saturday, September 30th

Where: Various Cineplex locations

Cost: $2.99


Night Light

Night Light is a 3-night celebration of curated light, art, and live performance that will transform multiple venues and public spaces throughout Victoria Park. Featuring projection mapped architecture, light-art installations, music and other art forms, Night Light will grow a culture of supporting the next generation of local artists.

When: September 28th – 30th

Where: Victoria Park

Cost: Free!


Harvest Pumpkin Festival

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


Applefest At Granary Road

Visit the Adam & Eve’s booth to watch a live apple cider press, enjoy a cup of cinnamon hot apple cider, discover various apple jams, jellies and syrups, enter our hands-tied-behind-your-back apple pie eating contest and more!​ Don’t forget to visit Homestead Bakery & Cafe to fill a bag of orchard fresh apples to bring home

When: September 30th – October 1st

Where: 226066 112 Street NW Foothills County

Cost: $15.99


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