5 Things to Do in Calgary During the Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Spend the long weekend checking out a new meatball restaurant, visiting a digital immersion gallery and more.

The Thanksgiving Harvest Lights Festival. Photo courtesy of Calgary Farmyard.

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Embrace the season at Calgary Farmyard’s Fall Days and Thanksgiving Harvest Lights

Happening every weekend until October 31, Fall Days at Calgary Farmyard features more than 35 attractions, including a farmyard petting zoo, carnival-style games, a giant corn maze and, of course, pumpkins. There is also a Harvest Lights Festival on Friday and Saturday evenings, where you can explore the farm lit up by thousands of lights and wander the corn maze with flashlights. Admission is $19.95 when purchased online, or $22.95 at the gate.

284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View County, calgaryfarmyard.com


Check out Telus Spark’s Digital Immersion Gallery

A new experience launched at Telus Spark over the summer. Every Second is the first show at the science centre’s new Digital Immersion Gallery, a 6,000 square-foot space created by Telus Spark and Supply And Demand Studio. Much like a walk-through movie, the viewer is taken on an immersive journey about life’s moments and time. The show takes about 15 minutes to walk through and is included with $26 adult admission to the science centre ($19 for kids). Admission to Telus Spark is timed and should be purchased online beforehand.

220 St. George’s Dr. N.E., sparkscience.ca


Grab a bite at Kensington’s newest restaurant

Meatball Project officially opens in Kensington on October 7 and, as its name suggests, is a restaurant that specializes in meatballs. The new quick-service eatery serves meatballs on their own with various toppings, as sliders and in handheld wraps. You can also snack on mac and cheese, hash browns and doughnut balls or vanilla oat milk latte soft serve for dessert.

1130 Kensington Rd. N.W., meatballproject.ca


See a show at Jubilations Dinner Theatre

If you are looking for something to do with the kids this weekend, Jubilations Dinner Theatre’s production of Charlie and the Wonka Factory (complete with a children’s lunch menu) may be just the thing. The show plays at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, as well as the following weekend on October 16. Alternatively, adults looking for a date night idea can also check out the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun show, which runs until October 16.

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 1002 37 St. S.W., jubilations.ca


Eat some pasta during Pasta La Feasta

Back for a third year, Pasta La Feasta features 19 restaurants across Calgary that are offering special pasta dishes that will be served the entire month of October. Each restaurant has created something different, and $3 from every featured dish will go toward supporting The Alex Community Food Centre. Try dishes like the pumpkin cavatelli at Model Milk or three chicken mousseline ravioli at Flores & Pine. Visit the festival website for a full list of participating restaurants and their offerings.


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