Calgary is a great city for enjoying a wide variety of festivals: food, international culture, music and more… there really is always something to celebrate!
Without further ado… here are the festivals coming up in Calgary and area the fall of 2017:
The Annual Kiwanis Apple Festival is a celebration of our history and of children. It kicks off on September 23th & 24th! This two-day event features delicious cuisine, entertainment, education, and outdoor exploration of a very special place – Kamp Kiwanis. Family fun abounds, with bouncy castle, games, face painting, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, silent auction & more! Admission is free. Read more about Kiwanis Apple Festival here.
Calgary International Film Festival
It’s not often that we have access to this many great films in the same week, (September 20th – October 1st), so book a babysitter and go out to see some movies aimed at older audiences. You know you’ve watched enough kids’ cartoons lately!
As Albertans we celebrate our culture every day, but September 30th to October 2nd we get to ramp up that participation during Alberta Culture Days. Then, over the three days, visit some of the many celebrating sites across the province that will be hosting special events as part of the program. Read more about Alberta Culture Days here.
Come to Kayben Farms and celebrate the best of the season with the Autumn Jubilee! There will be great fall events every weekend, as well as special themes.
When: September 2 & 24, September 30 & October 1, October 7 & 8, October 14 & 15, 2017
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Kayben Farms
Address: 316034 32 Street East, Okotoks AB
Fall weekends mean pumpkin time at the Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm. Visit the farm to buy your own pumpkins (there are several varieties available) or to just have some outdoor farm fun! See some pumpkins explode (with candy!) at 1 pm each day of the festival, play games like pumpkin bowling, make crafts, pick your pumpkins, and take part in all the fun activities that are always offered at the facility. Great photo opportunities if you’re looking to take a Christmas-card-worthy photo of your kids! Read more about the Autumn Pumpkin Festival here.
It’s all pumpkins, all the time at Cobb’s Corn Maze, every weekend in October! Pumpkin-Palooza features thousands of pumpkins; you’re sure to find a prize specimen! There will also be carving kits for sale, as well as carving stations if guests want to carve their pumpkins on-site. Also, check out the opportunity to explore the maze in the dark on Friday & Saturday evenings from September 29th to October 28th. Read more about Pumpkin Palooza here.
14th Annual Blue Grass Nursery 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, Prizes, Display of Giant Pumpkins and unusual Gourds, Giant Straw Maze, Sand Pit, Pumpkin Bowling, Springfree Trampolines, and lots more! There will also be Food Trucks at the event as well as a WestJet Raffle and a Rainbow Play Systems Raffle.
This event is free with a recommended $5 donation to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. In 2015, this event raised almost $40,000 for the hospital!
When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Blue Grass Garden Centre
Address: 260130B Writing Creek Crescent, Balzac AB
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.