Ready or not, here comes the chilly weather! It's time to exchange those flip flops for winter boots. The leaves have turned and everybody is settled back into their routine - now what?
We have tons of great ideas for autumn fun, our Family Wellness Directory, our brand-new Inclusivity Resource Guide, and even some ideas to help you plan ahead for the holiday season - plus news, contests and much more!
We're excited to announce the return of our family fun calendar, packed full of great events for all ages and stages across the city!
You'll find it online now, and on stands all over Calgary and the surrounding area.
October 23, 2:30 to 4pm; Halloween Pet Parade with the Calgary Public Library. Register here!
October 23, 29 & 30, 6 to 10pm; Field of Screams. Field of Screams is turning Cobb’s Adventure Park into a terrifying, spine-tingling terror show for all ages. fieldofscreams.ca
October 28 to October 31; Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park. Dress in costume, bring your flashlights, and your Halloween spirit! heritagepark.ca
October 29 to 31; Boo at the Zoo. Join the Calgary Zoo for their annual Halloween event for all ages! calgaryzoo.com
Weekends, until October 31, 10am to 4pm; Harvest Pumpkin Fest at Butterfield Acres. The must-do fall family fun day! butterfieldacres.com
For more great Halloween and harvest season events, check out our Autumn Edition calendar!
Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. New measures to protect the health care system, stop the spread, and increase vaccination rates came into effect starting September 16.
Halloween should be spooky – not scary! The Calgary Partners for Safety have been patrolling the streets on Halloween night for over 25 years to keep young Calgarians safe while they trick-or-treat, and this year is no exception. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, hundreds of vehicles will be on Calgary’s streets providing high-visibility assistance to families who decide to trick-or-treat this year.
The Partners for Safety program’s goals are to provide Halloween safety information to parents and children; and to patrol communities and provide a visible presence on Halloween night.
Coordinated by Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Partners for Safety include the Calgary Police Service, Emergency Medical Services, Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Transit, Calgary Community Standards (Bylaw and 9-1-1), Calgary Emergency Management Agency, and Global Calgary. Any child experiencing a problem on Halloween can go to any one of these partners for help.
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