Calgary Events – October 2019

Hotel Arts
September 23, 2019
Check out these great events happening in Calgary!

The latest and greatest Calgary events happening in October, curated by Hotel Arts.

October Festivals

The Imaginairium by Wordfest

October 14-23, 2019
Various Locations
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Be curious with one of Canada’s largest (and liveliest) international literary festivals. This year, The Imaginairium by Wordfest features 52 events with acclaimed local, national and international authors and idea generators.   Hotel Arts is a major sponsor of this event again this year and we’ll be hosting some top authors in-house and in Galleria throughout the festival.

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

October 18-19, 2019
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
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A tasting event featuring wine, spirits and beers from around the globe paired with delightful bites from Calgary restaurants.

Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival

October 18-20, 2019
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
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The largest show of its kind in Canada, the Calgary Tattoo and Arts festival brings together over 450 local and international artists.

Alberta Food Tours – Sunday Brunch and Calgary Farmers’ Market Tour


Sundays, October – November
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Eat like a locavore. Enjoy Sunday brunch at the Calgary Farmers’ Market and learn about what’s truly local and Alberta’s seven signature foods. This event runs October through to November on Sunday’s from 10:30am – 1:00pm.

Oktoberfest at Caravel Craft Brewery


October 12, 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Caraval Brewery, #12 10221 15 Street NE Calgary
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Oktoberfest comes to Caravel Brewery this year Again! We invite you to our taproom on Saturday, October 12, from 2:00 pm -11:00 pm to celebrate this annual festival. Yellow Door Bistro will be serving some of Germany’s best foods, alongside a special cask beer prepared by Caravel. Live music, competitions, free entry, kids welcome.  Prost!

BANC Unbuttoned Concert


October 23, 2019
Hotel Arts
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Join BANC (Benevolent Artists National Charity) on Wednesday, October 23rd at Hotel Arts for an exclusive fundraising concert in support of North America’s first chair in Paediatric Psychosocial Oncology and Survivorship.

BANC is performing gratis for this concert. While the ticket fee is waived, attendees are asked to make a financial commitment to this Chair commensurate to their financial means.

On October 23rd, BANC’s roster will be Sass Jordan, Ellis Hall (Tower of Power), Jim Carter, Erin Carter, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, The Guess Who), Derek Sharp and Will Evankovich (The Guess Who), Pat Steward (Bryan Adams, The Odds) and producer Steve Rokosh. They’re all in it for the charity, the music and the fun.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and BANC will hit the stage at 8 p.m. in the Spectrum Ballroom at Hotel Arts. There will be light refreshments served as well as a cash bar serving up Village Brewery Beer & Cider among other drinks.

AB Ballet’s Frankenstein

October 23-26, 2019
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Alberta Ballet is one of Canada’s premier dance companies. This October, their highly anticipated world premiere Frankenstein by Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître will come to life

BANC Concert – 33 1/3

October 29, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall
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The Benevolent Artists National Charity (BANC) is hosting their first public event in Calgary on October 29th. The event will feature Sass Jordan, Jim Carter, Erin Carter, Rudy Sarzo/Derek Sharp/Will Evankovich (The Guess Who), Pat Steward (Bryan Adams, The Odds) and Ellis Hall (Tower of Power) and producer Steve Rokosh.

Aptly named 33 1/3, the proceeds from the concert will be split amounts three charities: Indigenous Missing and Murdered, Bonapartes Animal Rescue, Nashville, United States, and Canada’s National Music Center, Calgary.

Hockey Night: Pre-Game & Park at Hotel Arts

Hockey Night is back! Join us at Yellow Door Bistro or Raw Bar for pre-game specials and complimentary self-parking for Calgary Flames home games.

Sat, Oct. 5: Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks – 8:00pm
Tues, Oct. 8: Flames vs. Los Angeles Kings – 7:00pm
Tue, Oct 15: Flames vs. Philadelphia Flyers – 7:00pm
Thurs, Oct 17: Flames vs. Detroit Red Wings – 7:00pm
Tues, Oct 22: Flames vs. Washington Capitals – 7:00pm

Located only a few blocks from the action at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Yellow Door Bistro and Raw Bar offer free self-parking at Hotel Arts for patrons attending the game. Please present a copy of your dining receipt to the Front Desk team at the end of the game to have your parking validated. Parking is subject to availability.

Go Flames Go!