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Screamfest Is Going to Terrify Calgarians This Halloween Season (PG-13)

Calgary Screamfest

This one is not for the faint-hearted!! Screamfest takes over the Stampede Grandstand on select evenings this October. 6 haunted houses (plus 2 additional charity haunted houses), carnival games, Zombie Zorbz, Archery tag and more. This is NOT for young children. From the website: “Although we admit anyone, this event is rated PG13 – we are […]

Get Distracted by Shiny Things at the Calgary Gem & Mineral Show

Calgary Gem & Mineral Show

The sixth annual Calgary Gem and Mineral Show and sale runs October 2 to 4, 2015 at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre. Gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry are all on display and on sale. Collectors and vendors from around Canada will be at the show. Calgary Gem & Mineral Show Event Details: When: October 2-4, 2015 Time: […]

YYC Is Hollywood North During the Calgary International Film Festival

Calgary International Film Festival

From documentaries to short films and features, the Calgary International Film Festival has all kinds of cutting edge films. It’s not often that we have access to this many great films in the same week, so book a babysitter and go out to see some movies aimed at older audiences. You know you’ve watched enough kids’ cartoons […]

Goblins Big and Small Will Have a Great Time at the Springfree Halloween Party & Movie Night

Springfree Trampoline Halloween Party, Calgary AB

Join the good folks at the Calgary Springfree Trampoline store for a fun afternoon, and another chance to wear your Halloween costume! Bring a comfy pillow to sit on for the movie; snacks and drinks will be provided. Halloween games, contests and lots of bouncing too! To reserve your spot at this free event, RSVP to […]

The Calgary Zoo Shines During ILLUMINASIA Lantern & Garden Festival

Illuminasia at the Calgary Zoo, Calgary AB

September 17th through November 1st, ILLUMINASIA lights up the night at the Calgary Zoo. Presented by Sinopec Canada, the Lantern & Garden Festival features 366 authentic Chinese lanterns that showcase some of the zoo’s animals, as well as culturally symbolic animals and iconic Chinese symbols, like the crane and the Phoenix. The Dorothy Harvie Gardens are the […]

See a 500 lb Pumpkin Smash a Car – Just Part of the
Blue Grass Nursery Pumpkin Festival!

Pumpkin Festival

Get your Halloween pumpkin (or some Thanksgiving gourds) at Blue Grass Nursery & Garden Centre’s annual Pumpkin Festival! Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Colouring, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides, Cinderella Pumpkin Coach Ride, Spin the Wheel for Prizes, Display of Giant Pumpkins and unusual Gourds, Colouring Contest, Giant Straw Maze, Sand Pit, Pumpkin Bowling, Ring Toss, […]

Pumpkins Ahoy! Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes In and Around Calgary

Toddler on the Farm

Fall is so short in Calgary, you have to make the most of the season if you want to have some autumn fun. One of the most iconic symbols of the season is a nice big pumpkin. Here are some places in Calgary where you can find a pumpkin and have some outdoor fun before […]

Lovers of the Pie Rejoice – YYC Pizza Week is Back!


Pizza is a popular family food. Most kids love it, and probably even more parents. So, I’m pretty confident that I’m not the only Calgarian getting excited about YYC Pizza Week! For 10 days, over 35 restaurants in Calgary are tossing their best and most creative pizzas, with partial proceeds from every pizza sold going to support Calgary Meals On Wheels. What a great excuse to […]

Learn More About the Night Sky and Nocturnal Creatures at Fish Creek Star Night

Star Night at Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary AB

On October 24th, head down to Fish Creek Provincial park to explore Alberta’s night sky at this FREE family event! View the night sky through telescopes with members of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Go on a night walk, enjoy indoor activities and displays, and learn about local night creatures. Don’t forget to dress for the weather (event […]

The Riverdance 20th Anniversary World Tour Dances Into Calgary This October

Riverdance 20th Anniversary, Calgary AB

Riverdance, the Irish dance phenomenon is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a world tour, and Calgary is on the roster for October! The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia. Your […]