Fall is basically here and I am living for all the beautiful colors and fun events that come with it! If you’re on the hunt to find some fantastic family activities then read on as we share our picks for this September weekend.
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 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
Wildscapes at the Calgary Zoo is almost over! Don’t miss out! The zoo gardens are home to 10 larger-than-life topiary-like sculptures or ‘WildScapes’, masterfully crafted into the shape of some of the world’s most stunning creatures. From a 24 foot-long snake to a 21 foot-tall giraffe, you’ll find yourself in awe of the size and artistry of the WildScapes. This unique garden experience is the ultimate summer activity, making a perfect family day out and a striking backdrop for photos!
When: June 17 – September 24
Where: 1300 Zoo Road NE
Cost: Included in your daily admission
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
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.
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+