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Sunday, October 17th, 2021

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Spooktacular Mini Golf at WinSport.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 14, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursdays to Sundays, until October 31. This fun, intermediate 18-hole outdoor course is transformed into a Halloween extravaganza. The course is well lit and will challenge all ages and abilities while offering a safe Halloween activity. Dress up and get into the Halloween spirit! It's a spooktacular good time for the whole family! The course will take up to 60 minutes to complete, depending on how quickly you proceed through the course. Timed bookings (advanced and online only) will allow adequate distancing between groups. There will be very limited capacity for walk-up bookings. Pricing is $40 for up to 5 players. Pre-booking charge is $20 with the remainder to be paid upon arrival. Save $5 when you show your Pumpkins After Dark ticket. To book your family in for spooktacular mini golf, visit the website.
Location:WinSport: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:winsport.ca/explore-winsport/current-activities/mini-golf/
Calgary Zoo - "Dinosaurs: Awakened".
Everyday from Jun 10, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Based on the success of the past “Dinosaurs Alive” exhibit, the Calgary Zoo is introducing 26 new realistic animatronic dinosaurs (across 17 species) within Prehistoric Park, from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, covering the zoo’s regions including Canada, Asia, Africa, South America, and Antarctica. The exhibit, designed to educate, as well as entertain, encourages visitors to go on an immersive journey through the newly designed Prehistoric Park to experience what it may have been like to roam the Earth with the dinosaurs, while inspiring action to prevent the loss of endangered species today. “Dinosaurs: Awakened” will be viewable within Prehistoric Park until October 31, and is included in the price of daily admission. Tickets can be purchased from the Calgary Zoo website.
Location:Calgary Zoo - North Entrance: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryzoo.com
Explore the World with a Sustainability Challenge for Kids.
Everyday from Oct 4, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Children and youth are invited to take part in an epic, eight-week sustainability-themed challenge - “Around the World in 60 Days” - from Scouts Canada. Through fun and engaging activities rooted in sustainability, young Canadians will embark on exciting story-driven adventures set virtually in eight different countries. The activities will equip youth with tools and competencies to explore global issues; introduce topics such as inequality, food security, melting icecaps, mental and physical heath and more; and encourage creative problem-solving and reflection to drive awareness and development outcomes. Plus, with 265 hands-on Scouts for Sustainability activities accessible at scouts.ca, youth can explore their interests, take what they’ve learned a step further, and make an impact. Participation is free and youth don’t have to be Scouts to join in. Visit scouts.ca/around-the-world every Monday for a new video outlining the week’s challenge. The challenge runs October 4 to November 28. Share your adventures with #ExplorersNeeded.
Location:Virtual
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:scouts.ca/around-the-world/
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
Link:butterfieldacres.com/harvest-pumpkin-fest/
Calgary Flames Grade 6 Activities.
Everyday from Aug 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The YMCA is excited to offer Calgary Flames Grade 6 activities live and in person in a safe and fun outdoor environment and a virtual at-home experience! This free membership supported by the Calgary Flames Foundation is still available and will be extended to expire December 31, 2021 for any children that began their membership after August 1, 2020. Grade 6 Memberships for 2021/2022 school year will be available as of August 1, 2021. Programming will return to in-person in the coming weeks and months with some virtual resources also being offered. For more information, visit the website.
Category:Free Events, Youth Activities
Link:ymcacalgary.org/faqs
Granary Road Pumpkin Fest.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place October 16 & 17; 23 & 24. Granary Road is proud to present, Pumpkin Fest, a true community event! There's a patch full of fun things to do. The Farmer's Market will have pumpkin specials at every turn including: Pumpkin Pies, Pumpkin Perogies, Pumpkin Mini Donuts, Pumpkin Cheese, Pumpkin Decorated Caramel Apples, Pumpkin Ice Cream, and much more! Don't forget to pre-register for Pumpkin Fest activities, like Rover Rides with hot Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider and Jack-O-Lantern Caramel Apple Decorating! Take a trip to each of the learning pods and put your skills to the test in the Pumpkin Fest scavenger hunt! Don't forget to stop by the Pumpkin Weigh-In to guess the weight of a few pumpkins to be entered into the Pumpkin Fest Giveaway! For the full list of Pumpkin Fest activities, visit the website.
Location:Check website for alternative route due to construction
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Mall-o-ween Moments at Southcentre.
Everyday from Oct 13, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
For the month of October, Southcentre Mall is excited to celebrate Halloween by introducing opportunities for your family to capture fun (or spooky) pictures and memorable moments. The mall has installed five unique backdrops around the centre for the perfect ‘mall-o-ween’ photo op. There is also a trail of monster paws along the floor to make it easy for visitors to find the way to their next photo adventure. Plus, there is a bonus pet-friendly display located outside of PetSmart. Guests can also share their photos via social media for the opportunity to enter to win 1 of 5 $100 Southcentre Mall gift cards.
Location:Southcentre Mall: 100 Anderson Road SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:southcentremall.com/event/happy-mall-o-ween/
Pumpkin Days at Calgary Farmyard.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Fridays to Sundays, September 25 to October 31, and Holiday Monday, October 11. A fall trip to the Farmyard is an annual tradition for many families. In addition to enjoying hours of fun on the farm, pumpkins will be on display for photos and for purchase (until October 31)! All carving pumpkin proceeds will be donated to local charities.
Location:Calgary Farmyard: 284022 Township Road 224, Rocky View, AB, T1X 0J6
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryfarmyard.com/fall-season
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
Link:jasperdarksky.travel
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.
Cost:$19.95
Location:Canada Olympic Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:pumpkinsafterdark.com

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