It's already October somehow. Can you believe it? If you didn't fit as many activities into this past summer as you had hoped, you're in luck. This fall is filled with things to do in Calgary and this upcoming weekend is no exception. Since the snow has already hit the ground and the temperatures have dropped substantially, hanging outside is no longer an activity that can fill an entire weekend.
It's time to get a little more creative and add some unique and memorable events to your weekend schedule. We've compiled a list of six events happening this weekend in Calgary and we think you might like what you see. From animals and pumpkins to vintage clothing and handmade markets, this list has something for everyone. If you like eating, shopping, dancing, and mingling, you're in for a fun weekend in YYC.
Before we know it we'll be in full hibernation season and Netflix will be our only friend. So, the time is now to get out and about before another Alberta winter sets in. Take a look at the events below, round up your friends or your S/O, and plan a memorable weekend in Calgary. Trust us, you won't regret it.
Panda Cub Farewell
When: Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6
Address: The Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd. NE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Calgary's two panda cubs are moving back to China and the zoo is throwing a massive party to say goodbye. The party is free with zoo admission, so say farewell to the panda twins then chill at the zoo for the day.
Curated Fall Market
When: Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5
Address: Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Shop beautiful, unique market finds from 70 vendors. Enjoy food, entertainment, and handmade goods you’ll want in your life ASAP.
Lobster Fest 2019
When: Friday, October 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: The Canadian Brewhouse (Calgary Harvest Hills),
9650 Harvest Hills Blvd. NE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: With your ticket price you’ll get a lobster, Caesar salad, pasta, garlic bread, a bottle of Alberta Keiths IPA, and a collectors beer glass. On top of that, you’ll be entered to win a trip for two to Halifax.
Closet Raid Calgary
When: Sunday, October 6 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: Bridgette Bar, 739 10 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This special edition of Closet Raid will be taking place at the beautiful Bridgette Bar in Calgary. This series of pop-up consignment clothing events is absolutely filled with affordable fashion items that are trendy and perfect to update your wardrobe for the cold months ahead.
When: Saturday, October 5 to Sunday, October 27
Address: Cobb's Adventure Park, 1500 84 St. NE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Cobb's Adventure Park is basically the cutest place in the world. With a giant pumpkin patch to walk through, tons of farm animals, and activities galore, you’re going to think you’ve died and gone to fall-themed heaven.
Fired Up Friday Hosted by John Paul Jones
Price: Free before 10:30 p.m.
When: Friday, October 4
Address: Knoxville's YYC, 840 9 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This Friday’s festivities at Knoxville’s Calgary will be hosted by none other than John Paul Jones from the hit show Bachelor in Paradise. Sip on $5 drinks and get a chance to meet the blonde beauty himself.