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Tickets Now on Sale for Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Fest.
Everyday from Aug 18, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Pumpkin Fest takes place on weekends in October, 10am to 4pm. Stroll through the farmyard and find your perfect pumpkins! Add in some great animal visits, fabulous fall photo-ops, pony rides, a ride thru Scarecrow Alley in the back woodlands (spectacular at this time of year), and you’ve got the must-do fall family fun day! With COVID still lurking, please wash your hands both before and after every activity or pen visit and please maintain social distancing. For more information and details on all of the pumpkin family fun and to purchase your tickets, visit the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Pumpkins After Dark.
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sep 23, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Coming to Calgary for the first time! Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning Halloween event featuring over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins. Witness the magic of pumpkins coming to life during this nighttime family-friendly walk-through experience. Lit pumpkin sculptures and displays include everything from classic Halloween characters, dragons and dinosaurs, to movie and pop culture icons. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Canada Olympic Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Kiwanis Apple Festival.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fall into Fun with the 7th Annual Kiwanis Apple Festival at Kamp Kiwanis! Rain, shine, or snow, this festival is a go! Part of Alberta Culture Days. Come out and enjoy apple-themed family fun with archery, arts & crafts, games, food trucks, market place, live entertainment, online silent auction, and more! Net revenue to support the operation of Kamp Kiwanis, a summer camp for underprivileged/disadvantaged children. Free admission.
Location:Kamp Kiwanis: 241001 Range Road 42 Calgary, T3Z 2X5 (on the west side of the traffic circle at Hwy 8 and Hwy 22)
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Siptemberfest at Calgary Farmers' Market.
> Saturday Sep 25, 2021 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The patio will be the Schnitz! Pull on your lederhosen or lace up that dirndl - the Calgary Farmers' Market is celebrating the harvest with their first annual Siptemberfest! The patio is transforming to a Bavarian tavern for one day only. Get your friends together for a pint and a party on the Market patio. Big T’s is grilling bratwurst, Margarita’s is slicing up schnitzel, and Luc’s is offering the most traditional German charcuterie in the city. Plus, Troubled Monk has your new favorite beer. The German Club will be in traditional wear, with traditional music, and a traditional card game that you have to learn - don’t worry, they’ll teach you! No entry fee. This event is 18+ only.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Festivals & Fairs
Time Island Festival.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Time Island Festival is returning September 25 to 26! After a year apart, now is the time to reconnect with history, culture, family fun, and each other. Time Island is a live-action, interactive costume festival that celebrates history, literature, theatre, fantasy, and pop culture. It is held on the beautiful, forested grounds of the Millarville Racetrack, just 20 minutes outside of Calgary and the World-Class Spruce Meadows Equestrian venue. The somewhat remote location of the event removes visitors from the lights of the big city to feel like they are transported to another world – and into the story and fantasy of Time Island. An immersive interactive experience is what makes Time Island different from other festivals - it’s the first-of-its-kind to mix all genres of comic book pop culture, historical re-enactors, cosplayers, actors, and fantasy lovers. Visitors of all ages become part of the elaborate and beautiful story of hope for the future, one that is full of drama, villains, heroes, time-travel, lost cultures, and cheating death. It’s a new level of themed entertainment that the creators of Time Island have delivered.
Location:Millarville Racetrack
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances
Chocolate Fest at Granary Road.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This delightfully, deliciously, delectable festival will be a chocolatey festival and will include a golden ticket treasure hunt in the Active Learning Park! Granary Road vendors will have all sorts of chocolate food and beverage offerings and giftables. It's chocolate, chocolate, chocolate at Granary Road! Due to construction, visit website for alternate directions to Granary Road.
Location:Granary Road
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events
Jasper Dark Sky Festival.
Everyday from Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021 at 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Jasper’s Dark Sky Festival is back for its 11th year, October 15 to 24! Tourism Jasper is thrilled to welcome legions of aspiring Canadian astronomers to the world’s second largest accessible dark sky preserve, as designated by the Royal Astronomical Society in Canada. The Festival features exciting interactive events, learning opportunities, and some of the best stargazing in the world! Join acclaimed speakers like spacecraft designer Adam Steltzner and CEO of Delalune Space Rob Meyerson for fascinating talks on all things space. Enjoy Symphony Under the Stars, Jasper Skytram Star Sessions, Fireside Chats, a drone light show - plus much more! More information about the festival can be found on the website.
Location:Town of Jasper and Jasper National Park
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Festivals & Fairs

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