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Calgary events: Things to do Oct. 11 – 17

Every week, LiveWire Calgary breaks-down events and things to do in Calgary. This week, take advantage of good food, Halloween fun and local markets. 

Here are some things to do in Calgary the week of Oct. 11 to 17.

Friday, Oct. 11

HEX Halloween and Entertainment Expo

What: The first ever expo dedicated to all things Halloween. HEX Halloween and Entertainment Expo features haunted houses, escape rooms, Halloween workshops, carnival games and a Halloween focused trade-show. Meet celebrities like Halloweens, Mike Myers and Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy Kruger. Family friendly.

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When: October 11 – 14, 2019

Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE

Time: Various times daily

Price: Admission $0 – $299

Pasta La Feasta

What: Nine Calgary restaurants have teamed up for the first ever Pasta La Feasta. Each restaurant will feature a select pasta dish to give back to the community. From every dish sold, $3 will go directly to The Alex Community Food Centre. Participating restaurants include, Alforno, Bread & Circus and Anju.  

When: October 11 – 24, 2019.

Where: Various restaurants 

Time: Anytime 

Price: Varies

Hempfest Calgary Expo

What: Hempfest brings together a variety of exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations to provide education on cannabis use. This is an 18-and-over event. Valid ID required for entry.

When: October 11 – 12, 2019 

Where: Big Four Building, 1410 Olympic Way SE

Time: Friday 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Price: $12 – $35

Saturday, Oct. 12

Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park

What: Your last chance to check out Heritage Park’s Historical Village before it shuts down for the year. Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, pumpkin baking demonstrations and other themed crafts and activities. 

When: October 12 – 14, 2019

Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Price: $13.64 – $26.50

Calgary’s Annual Zombie Walk

What: Dress up as the dead and join the hoard for Calgary’s Annual Zombie Walk. Children and pets are welcome. No running. Route leads to HEX Halloween and Entertainment expo.

When: October 12, 2019

Where: Tompkins Park, 17 Ave & 8 Street SW

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Price: Free

Sunday, Oct. 13

Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Hunt

Pumpkin hunt’s at Butterferld Acres run every weekend in October. Butterfield Acres/FB.

What: Jump on a hay wagon with your family to find some kid-sized pumpkins at Butterfield Acres. Then, decorate them and visit some of the farmyard’s animals. Make sure to dress for the weather. Children are invited to wear orange for the fall season. One pumpkin per child. Adult hunts also available.

When: October 13, 2019

Where: Butterfield Acres Petting Farm, 254077 Rocky RIdge Road NW

Time: Morning and afternoon hunts

Price: $14.99 – $15.99

National on 10th Sunday Night Special

What: This Thanksgiving long weekend hit up National on 10th for free bowling, free arcade games and DJ’s. Drink specials all night for Alberta – brewed beers and hi-balls. 

When: October 13, 2019

Where: National on 10th, 341 10 Avenue SW

Time: 7 p.m.  –  2 a.m.

Price: Free

Monday, Oct. 14

Fall Harvest Dinner at The Calgary Zoo

What: Head to the Calgary Zoo for a day of exploring the zoo. Then, hang out with family and friends for a four course turkey dinner in the evening. Family friendly. 

When: Octrober 14, 2019

Where: The Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Road NE

Time: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Price: $29.95 – $49.95

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Dinner and a Movie at Heritage Park 

What: Eat a three-course movie-themed dinner in the Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park before watching a movie in the Gasoline Alley Museum. Invasion of the Body Snatchers is playing. Cash bar and popcorn are available. Reservations are recommended. 

When: October 15, 2019

Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Price: $8 – $44.95

Downtown Harvest Market

What: Shop local  food producers, art, fashion, health and wellness. The Downtown Harvest Market encourages people to support local and bring your own environmentally friendly bags for purchases. Located on the main floor of Gulf Canada Square.

When: October 15, 2019

Where: Gulf Canada Square, 401 9 Avenue SW

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Price: Free

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Clothes too Good to waste 

What: Clean out your closet and donate, swap or fix your used clothes with other women. Anyone identifying as a woman is invited to bring clothes. Proceeds go towards supporting the Women’s Centre of Calgary. Child minding available.

When: October 16, 2019

Where: Women’s Centre of Calgary, 39 4 Street NE

Time: 6 – 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Rock the Rink

Rock the Rink features some of the world’s best figure skaters. Rock the Rink Tour/FB.

What: Some of the world’s best figure skaters are in town for Rock The Rink at the Stampede Corral. With live music, lighting and special effects your family will dance the night away. Includes Canadian skating favourites, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and Kaetlyn Osmond.

When: October 16, 2019

Where: Stampede Corral, Saddledome Rise SE

Time: 7 p.m.

Price: $29.50 – $115

Thursday, Oct. 17

Oktoberfest I Tournament at Spruce Meadows 

What: The Oktoberfest I tournament gives families and opportunity to get up close and personal with horses and riders. Show jumping competitions in this tournament range in height from 0.80m to 1.40m. Family friendly. Complimentary Parking.

When: October 17 – 20, 2019 

Where: Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

Time: Various 

Price: Free

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