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Friday, September 23rd, 2022

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Calgary Zoo - ZOOLIGHTS.
Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Takes place November 19 to January 2 (excluding November 23, 28 & 30 and December 3, 25 & 31). ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for its 25th year! This year's ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new themed areas and activities including a 25th anniversary Memory Lane, the Nutcracker in the ENMAX Conservatory, and an all-new “Tunnel of Light,” a tribute to Canada’s wetland, a holiday Zoo Market, and a very special “Dinos at Night” experience like you have never seen before! Of course, the Zoo is bringing back all the classic activities everyone has come to love like the Skating Rink, Fire pits, and Rival Axe Throwing. ZOOLIGHTS comes to life at night with twinkling lights at every turn, including over 200 light figurines, along with interactive and choreographed light displays. The lights are turned on at 5pm nightly and run until 9pm. It takes approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours to experience all that ZOOLIGHTS has to offer - but you are able to stay for as little or as long as you like!
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/zoolights
Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond.
Everyday from May 1, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Beginning May 1, the Bow Habitat Station’s Kids Can Catch Trout Pond is open for the season. This pond is stocked with rainbow trout raised in the fish hatchery for you to catch and release. Visit bowhabitat.alberta.ca for more information.
Location:Bow Habitat Station
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://bowhabitat.alberta.ca
#YYCBlockParty – Roller Rink on the Boulevard.
Everyday from Jun 30, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Block Party is back for the third summer, bringing the same vibrant energy to Deerfoot City with a new twist – say hello to the Roller Rink on The Boulevard. Dig out your vintage roller skates (or rent some vibrant wheels) and live your best retro ‘70s summer life. Get your tickets at the door.
Location:Deerfoot City
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://deerfootcity.com/events-promotions/block-party/
Summer on 17th.
Everyday from Jul 6, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Visit 17th Ave retail and entertainment district this season for Summer on 17th. There will be live music, fitness classes, DJ and drag shows, outdoor movies, and more in Tomkins Park throughout the summer, and all of the events are free.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://17thave.ca/summer.
Museum of Failure.
Everyday from Sep 8, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
The worldwide touring exhibit, The Museum of Failure (MOX), is in Canada for the first time. MOX will be popping up in Calgary at Southcentre Mall this summer. This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more.
Location:Southcentre Mall
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://museumoffailure.com/
Stage West Theatre Presents Driving Miss Daisy.
Everyday from Sep 14, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Pulitzer Prize winning drama of an extraordinary and unexpected friendship, starring Joseph Marcell, best known as ‘Geoffrey Butler’ from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Location:Stage West Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://stagewestcalgary.com
YYC Pizza Fest.
Everyday from Sep 16, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
aA ten-day, annual event with charity, community and pizza crusts in mind. Each year, local participating restaurants craft an exclusive pizza in a competition to be lauded Calgary’s best pizza. From each purchase, a slice of the proceeds goes to Calgary Meals on Wheels.
Location:Various locations
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://yycpizzafest.com
Heartbreak Hotel at Jubilations Theatre.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sep 20, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Have you ever wondered what it would be like at the Heartbreak Hotel? Well you’re in luck, because Jubilations Dinner Theatre is going to take you there. The legend never dies, and Elvis’ music lives on, as we have some fun imagining him and his gang all rocking and rolling at the Heartbreak Hotel. Learn more at .
Location:Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://jubilations.ca
Truth and Reconciliation Art Installation.
Everyday from Sep 20, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Southcentre Mall and Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society are proud to present a special art installation in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. The exhibit will showcase a variety of works from eight local Indigenous artists in Southcentre’s Centre Court from September 20th-30th. This commemorative installation will feature supersized pieces of art representing personal experiences and interpretations of Indigenous culture and the ongoing process of reconciliation. This will be supported by a double-sided activation wall, with a life-sized colouring page for the public to contribute to. The installation will also include information about CIF Reconciliation Society and reconciliACTIONS – practical steps that people can take to help foster reconciliation.
Location:Southcentre Mall
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events
Link:https://southcentremall.com/
Harvest Lights at Calgary Farmyard.
Everyday from Sep 20, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
All farm activities are open, and the farm is lit up in fantastic display (except the corn maze of course, which remains dark as an added challenge for visitors to find their way through with their flashlights.) Pumpkins are available for photos and purchase in the evening too.
Location:Calgary Farmyard
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgaryfarmyard.com
Pumpkins After Dark.
Everyday from Sep 22, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event. Featuring over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins, this one-of-a-kind walk-through experience is the must-see event of the fall season. Explore the magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays, with music, sounds and special effects. With classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, movie, and pop culture icons – this family friendly event has something for everyone. Make Pumpkins After Dark your new annual tradition! Event operates Thursday to Sunday weekly.
Cost:$17.95
Location:Winsport, Canada Olympic Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Holiday Fun
Link:https://pumpkinsafterdark.com/calgary/
Calgary International Film Festival.
Everyday from Sep 22, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This event showcases over 175 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and around the world at the largest film festival in Alberta.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://ciffcalgary.ca
The Three Bears at Loose Moose Theatre.
Everyday from Sep 22, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The classic story of a mama, papa, and baby bear who meet a very curious little girl, presented in the fun and unique Loose Moose style. The Loose Moose Theatre Company makes going to the theatre an experience that is truly magical for children four to ten years old, as well as fun and entertaining for the grown-ups.
Location:Loose Moose Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://loosemoose.com
Fall Days at Calgary Farmyard.
Everyday from Sep 23, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A fall trip to the Farmyard is an annual tradition for many families and friends. In addition to enjoying hours of fun on the farm, pumpkins are on display for photos and for purchase.
Location:Calgary Farmyard
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgaryfarmyard.com
Calgary Fall Home Show.
Everyday from Sep 30, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Calgary Fall Home Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services at the BMO Centre.
Location:BMO Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgaryfallhomeshow.com
Choir! Choir! Choir!.
> Friday Oct 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MAMMA MIA - An Epic ABBA Sing-Along! No audition and no rehearsal necessary! The sell-out phenomenon Choir! Choir Choir! transforms you - and hundreds of your closest friends – into the star of your rock band dreams. And now it’s coming to the Jack Singer Concert Hall to lead you in a sing-along to your favourite ABBA songs including Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia. Just pick up your lyric sheet at the door and prepare for an uplifting, one-of-a-kind experience that has charmed masses of amateur singers around the world. Founded in 2011 by the charismatic duo of Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman, Choir! Choir! Choir! has been turning crowded concert halls into the biggest choirs in the world for over a decade – earning a passionate singing community and millions of YouTube views. And their spirit of teamwork, warmth, and collaboration in musical harmony has never been so necessary. Choir! Choir! Choir! has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, David Byrne, Rick Astley, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright, and onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips. In their last Calgary appearance, Choir! Choir! Choir! was packed to the rafters - now’s your chance to reprise your starring role or join the choir for the first time! Either way, the part is yours.
Cost:$39.00
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall Arts Commons 205 - 8 Avenue SE Calgary Alberta
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:www.artscommons.ca/choirchoirchoir
Halloweekends at Calaway Park.
Everyday from Oct 7, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join the Boo Crew at Calaway Park this fall. Stroll through Hallotown… if you dare! Dress up as your favorite family friendly character and enjoy a day of fall fun.
Location:Calaway Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calawaypark.com
Butterfield Acres: It's Pumpkin Time!.
Everyday from Oct 7, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Harvest Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend throughout October! Tickets must be pre-booked on the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.butterfieldacres.com
Disney in Concert: Frozen.
Everyday from Oct 7, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This Thanksgiving, experience Disney’s Frozen like never before! See the film on the big screen as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performs Christophe Beck’s catchy score live.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://calgaryphil.com/events/disney-in-concert-frozen-2022-10-08/
Butterfield Acres: It's Pumpkin Time!.
Everyday from Oct 14, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Harvest Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend throughout October! Tickets must be pre-booked on the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.butterfieldacres.com
WestCreek Howlloween Contest.
Everyday from Oct 17, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Visit West Creek Developments showhomes in CornerBrook, Wolf Willow or Legacy to pick up your free pumpkin and carving kit. Carve your pumpkin, then post and tag your photo for your chance to win one of three $50 gift cards. Follow @westcreekdevelopments Instagram for more details.
Location:West Creek Developments showhomes in CornerBrook, Wolf Willow or Legacy
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Alberta Theatre Projects Presents, Cowgirl Up.
Everyday from Oct 18, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Joyce, Effie and BB are cowgirl goddesses on Mount Olympus who lament that the heroines of rodeos past are all but forgotten. It’s a cowboy’s world. Cocky steer-ropers have stolen the spotlight down on Earth for long enough. The goddesses decide to use their considerable supernatural powers to give rise to a cowgirl revolution.
Location:Arts Common
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://albertatheatreprojects.com
Bearspaw Fall Harvest Market.
Everyday from Oct 21, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Enjoy everything autumn has to offer with dozens of vendors at Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre.
Location:Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://bearspawlc.org
Butterfield Acres: It's Pumpkin Time!.
Everyday from Oct 21, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Harvest Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend throughout October! Tickets must be pre-booked on the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.butterfieldacres.com
Ghoul’s Night Out at Heritage Park.
Everyday from Oct 28, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Pick out your costumes, gather the family and get ready to experience this wildly popular, safe and fun-filled Halloween event for all ages.
Location:Heritage Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://heritagepark.ca
Butterfield Acres: It's Pumpkin Time!.
Everyday from Oct 28, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Harvest Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend throughout October! Tickets must be pre-booked on the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.butterfieldacres.com
Millarville Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 3, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This market was established in 1988 as one of the premier craft and artisan shows in Alberta. You’ll enjoy eight fabulous days of food trucks, music, reindeer viewing, photos with Santa and so many of your favorite seasonal vendors as well as many new vendors at Millarville Racetrack.
Location:Millarville Racetrack
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://millarvilleracetrack.com
Signatures Festival of Crafts.
Everyday from Nov 3, 2022 - Nov 6, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace at BMO Centre that features the works of artists, artisans, makers, and designers from coast-to-coast.
Location:BMO Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://signatures.ca/festival-of-crafts
Chestermere Christmas Market.
Everyday from Nov 4, 2022 - Nov 5, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Two separate weekends to get every item checked off of your list.
Location:Chestermere Rec Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://allevents.in.chestermere
Disney On Ice.
Everyday from Nov 17, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disney On Ice is returning to Calgary for another year of magic from November 17-20. Families have the opportunity to make unforgettable memories joining Mickey and all his Disney friends with the Disney On Ice Road Trip Adventures. Before calendars fill up with school and extra curricular activities, be sure to purchase your tickets to have some Disney family fun at Disney On Ice! To celebrate the beginning of the new school year, use this limited time offer and save up to 25% on tickets* with code SCHOOL. This offer is valid from September 7 until September 18, 2022. To purchase your tickets, click here. *Disclaimer: • Enter code before selecting seat(s). Savings offer may vary based on performance and seat location. Savings offer is not available on all seats or all performances. Enter code prior to seat selection to see if an offer applies. All tickets are at market pricing and subject to availability. No double discounts. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. Valid on up to 8 tickets per order. Offer expires 11:59 p.m. local time on September 18, 2022.
Cost:$38.00
Location:Scotiabank Saddledome
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:https://www.disneyonice.com/back-in-school-offer
ZOOLIGHTS.
Everyday from Nov 18, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Calgary Zoo is full of twinkling lights and the classic holiday activities you’ve come to love! This year’s ZOOLIGHTS will feature activities such as ice skating, fire pits, and much more!
Location:Calgary Zoo
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://calgaryzoo.com
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market.
Everyday from Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The market boasts an enviable line-up of exquisite gifts and treats for the whole family. With more than 200 independent local businesses, the market prides itself on a unique shopping experience. Begin the festive season by enjoying a day out with family and friends, shop exquisite gift ideas, purchase artisan food, and stroll through the winter wonderland of Spruce Meadows.
Location:Spruce Meadows
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://sprucemeadows.com
Chestermere Christmas Market.
Everyday from Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 19, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Two separate weekends to get every item checked off of your list.
Location:Chestermere Rec Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://allevents.in.chestermere
Banff Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 18, 2022 - Dec 4, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
With more than 80 artisanal vendors, live music, an outdoor fire lounge, Santa’s House and Reindeer Stables, Christmas treats and warm drinks, there is something for the whole family at Warner Stables.
Location:Warner Stables
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://banffchristmasmarket.com
Festival of Trees.
Everyday from Nov 25, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Deer Festival of Trees will kick off the holiday season in Central Alberta for the 29th time in 2022. Join in on traditional festivities like the Christmas Tree Room, Silent Auction, Gift & Sweet Shop, and - just for children - Candy Cane Lane! Tickets for Festival of Wines and Mistletoe Magic will go on sale Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10am. Visit reddeerfestivaloftrees.ca.
Location:Westerner Park - 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:www.reddeerfestivaloftrees.ca
Elf The Musical.
Everyday from Nov 25, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Beddington Theatre Arts Centre presents this title known the world over. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://storybooktheatre.org
Airdrie Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Located in Airdrie’s Nose Creek Park, the Airdrie Festival of Lights is a beautiful, outdoor walk-through lights experience, with about a million dollars’ worth of displays and other special features.
Location:Nose Creek Park in Airdrie
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://airdrielights.com
Christmas Lights in Legacy 2022.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2022 - Jan 15, 2023 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
What was once a one-off way to dazzle local residents, has now turned into an annual family-friendly event that brings everyone from Calgary and area. Join us for a drive through the Legacy Community in the southeast of Calgary, to enjoy a wondrous Christmas lights display of more than one million lights.
Location:Legacy Community in the southeast of Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun

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