Fall is such a gorgeous, if hopelessly short, season in Calgary. We always try to get out for some pictures with the fall foliage, but with getting back to school and activities, time goes by so quickly. Before we know it, Thanksgiving and Halloween are nearly here. There are also so many fun events going on for families to enjoy and we’ve picked some great ideas for you to explore this October!

Sunday Funday is back with the Calgary Hitmen, and the first one is on October 2, 2022. Come early, check out the concourse activities, and enjoy special food and beverage pricing. Plus, there will be in-game family entertainment.

It’s time for Halloweekends at Calaway Park! And you know what that means: great costumes and tricks, treats, and spooktacular rides! Fall is a special season to visit, but your last chance is Thanksgiving weekend, (October 10, 2022), so you don’t have much time.

Pumpkins After Dark is back and happening all month until October 31, 2022. Witness the magic of pumpkins coming to life during this nighttime family-friendly walk-through experience at Canada Olympic Park. The lit pumpkin sculptures and displays include everything from classic Halloween characters, dragons, and dinosaurs – to famous movie and pop culture icons.

The Calgary Rock N’ Gem Show also takes place at WinSport, from October 6 – 9, 2022, if you need a break from pumpkins and ghosts. It’s gemstones, minerals, fossils and so much more.

Check out Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Calgary Arts Commons on October 7, 2022, for a heartwarming, fun experience — it’s an ABBA sing-along!

Start your month with a delicious meal out, complete with family giggles. Until October 15, 2022Jubilations Junior is presenting a kid-friendly dinner and a show, A Birthday Toy’s Story. The best part is that it’s fun for everyone in the family, adults included!

Remember the FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshops? Well, they’re finally back! And if you don’t remember — go check them out! Grab your kids for a terrific, hands-on building session on October 15, 2022, at your local Home Depot. (Be sure to register.) The kids will be making an adorable fire rescue boat.

Looking for fall fun? There are lots of neat events happening all month at the pumpkin patches and corn mazes around the city, so check out our guide!

Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park is one of Calgary’s most beloved events for family Halloween fun! It takes place from October 28 – 30, 2022, and is FILLED with great family activities. Buy your tickets soon, because this event sells out.

Of course, Halloween is coming. Take a peek at some other Halloween activities your family can enjoy. There are lots of scary Halloween events, but we’ve tried to pick the most family-friendly ones for our Halloween Guide. (Hopefully, they’re more fun than freaky!)


There are lots of other events happening during the month of October. Calgary is a great place for families to enjoy activities together. Be sure to check out our calendar to find more family fun. You can also submit your family-friendly event to us; just fill out our event submission form. Don’t forget to check out the contests we’re running and take a look at our Fall Classes for Kids Guide. Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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