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We’re fully into the swing of fall and it’s a fabulous season to get out and play! You can find pumpkin fun, capture the moment with beautiful fall photos, and attend a special event. If you’re looking for the best weekend events for your family, Family Fun Calgary has the inside scoop. We’re picking our favourites to help you plan some fun this weekend, and make the most of your moments.

As always, we do our best to keep our weekend guide up-to-date with family-friendly events and a variety of ideas that are always current in Calgary. If you’re planning after-school activities, be sure to look at our Classes for Kids Guide.

Keep reading for the weekend guide for September 29 – October 1.

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1. Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is presenting KOOZA, combining the traditional circus arts and clowning around with the heart-stopping acrobatics for which Cirque du Soleil is known. Prepare to be dazzled by KOOZA this fall, but get your tickets soon, as it’s only in Calgary for another week!

2. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Saturday is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and we’re gathering some ways to mark the day.

3. Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Fest

It’s time for Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Fest! Beginning on Sunday, this is a sweet event that kids love. Visit the animals, hunt for pumpkins, and enjoy the fall foliage.

4. Calaway Park Halloweekends

It’s already time for Halloweekends at Calaway Park, for family-friendly fun with rides, costumes, and wonderful memories!

5. Pumpkins After Dark

Pumpkins After Dark is back in Calgary, with fall and Halloween-themed fun! It’s a brand-new show for 2023, with a one-of-a-kind walk-through experience for all ages, as pumpkin sculptures and displays are lit and curated to music, sounds, and special effects.

Cirque du Soleil (Family Fun Calgary)

6. Calgary Fall Home Show

The Calgary Fall Home Show is this weekend and it’s the perfect time to dream about your cozy space.

7. Calgary Roller Skate Pop-Up

There’s a Calgary Roller Skate Pop-Up event this Saturday evening, so get rolling!

8. Jubilations Junior

Jubilations Junior is presenting The Secret Life of Trolls on Saturday, for dinner theatre and family giggles. This is a dinner theatre the whole family will enjoy.

9. Cineplex Family Favourites

Take the kids to a movie, but keep a little more money in your pocket with Cineplex Family Favourites on Saturday. Tickets are only $2.99 (prices subject to fees and change) and this week they’re playing School of Rock 20th Anniversary.

10. Symphony Sunday

The first of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphony Sundays is this weekend, with The Sneetches, by Dr Seuss.

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Want more ideas? Take a look at What’s Happening in October.

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Cirque du Soleil (Family Fun Calgary)

Spectacular. Breathtaking. Sensational!

It’s KOOZA, the latest touring show from Cirque du Soleil, and it combines the traditional circus arts and clowning around with the heart-stopping acrobatics for which Cirque du Soleil is known. Prepare to be dazzled by KOOZA this fall, but hurry, as it’s only in Calgary until October 8, 2023!

No matter what show Cirque du Soleil presents, prepare to be transported to a magical world by profoundly talented and dedicated performers. Every show offers the ultimate entertainment by letting you escape reality for an evening.

KOOZA is no different as it tells the story of a journey. The Innocent is a charming, naive clown looking for his place in the world. He meets a collection of comic characters during this story of self-discovery that combines two circus traditions, acrobatic performances and clowning. The show demonstrates the strength and fragility of the human experience, presented with a dose of humour.

Cirque du Soleil describes the show in this way, “A return to our origins, KOOZA combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with comic characters from an electrifying world full of surprises, thrills, audacity and total involvement.”

You only have until October 8, 2023, to catch KOOZA, so get your tickets soon for this dramatic mix of circus arts and entertainment. Take advantage of the Family Offer and save a little money when you buy a minimum of four tickets, including at least one adult and one child. Don’t miss this exotic world — suspend reality, be amazed, and let the magic of the circus enchant you!