calgary Events

Friday August 23rd, 2019

GlobalFest – More than Fireworks

Aug 15 - Aug 24

GlobalFest is a not-for-profit society dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the cultural diversity and artistic excellence throughout Calgary’s communities and around the globe. GlobalFest is committed to producing an inclusive, world-class, multi-faceted arts and cultural festival that will enhance Alberta’s reputation as an international destination. This year we watch as the USA, Spain, China and… Full details 

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA

Aug 16 - Sep 22

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Calgary with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. For the very first time in Alberta, audiences are invited from August 16 – September 22, 2019 to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Stampede Park where will LUZIA take you to an imaginary Mexico, like… Full details 

Fort Calgary Presents: Black & White Movie Night

Aug 23

Fort Calgary Presents: Black & White Movie Nights August Feature: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Join Fort Calgary in the Burnswest Theatre for a night at the movies! Grab snacks and a cocktail at this licensed event, and enjoy a classic black and white movie in Fort Calgary’s newly renovated theatre. Doors open at 6:00 PM,… Full details 

Fort Calgary Presents: Black & White Movie Night

Aug 23

Fort Calgary Presents: Black & White Movie Nights August Feature: The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Join Fort Calgary in the Burnswest Theatre for a night at the movies! Grab snacks and a cocktail at this licensed event, and enjoy a classic black and white movie in Fort Calgary’s newly renovated theatre. Doors open at 6:00 PM,… Full details 

Shaw Charity Classic

Aug 30 - Sep 1

Golf’s greatest heroes will be at Canyon Meadows G&CC Aug 30 – Sept 1! Not only does this event boast world class golf as Canada’s only PGA TOUR Champions event, it also features a variety of family-friendly activities including the HGS KidZone with snag golf, a bouncy castle, as well as a Fan Experience Area… Full details 

BBQ on the Bow

Aug 31 - Sep 1 Festival event Festival

BBQ on the Bow is an annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned BBQ Competition and outdoor festival taking place at the Montgomery Community Association (Shouldice Park) during Labour Day long week (August 31 & September 1, 2019). The mission is to spread the love, passion and joy for “southern style” BBQ while simultaneously celebrating… Full details 

Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Eskimos

Sep 2

It’s the most anticipated game of the season – the Labour Day Classic presented by ATB! Join us on Monday, Sept. 2 at 2:30 p.m. as the Stamps host the Eskimos at McMahon Stadium. We will be giving a huge salute to the Canadian Armed Forces and honouring members of the military throughout the game…. Full details 

Honens Festival

Sep 5 - Sep 8

September 5 – 8, 2019, experience an eclectic mix of piano and chamber music at the 2019 Honens Festival! Choose from free family events on Stephen Avenue or Central Memorial Park to formal concerts at the Bella Concert Hall, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts and more! For additional information, click here. Full details 

Kidney March

Sep 6 - Sep 8

One in 10 Canadians has kidney disease. Every day 15 people are diagnosed with kidney failure. This diagnosis means the kidneys, which usually filter 200 litres of blood a day, no longer work well enough to keep the person alive. There is no cure. Without treatment (dialysis or transplant), kidney disease is fatal. Sign up… Full details 

Monster Jam

Sep 7 - Sep 8

Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promises to always leave fans entertained.  Monster Jam events feature some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more.  Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits… Full details 

Theatre Calgary – Noises Off

Sep 10 - Oct 5

Do you remember what it’s like to laugh until you cry? Theatre Calgary’s season kicks off with Noises Off, one of the funniest plays ever written, and it’s sure to do just that. Witness a group of actors humorously navigate their rehearsal just hours before performing British sex comedy “Nothing On.” This is an exhilarating farce… Full details 

Broadway Across Canada – RENT

Sep 10 - Sep 15

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®- winning masterpiece returns to the… Full details 

Hillhurst Sunnyside Harvest Fair

Sep 11

Every year, gardeners young and old from around the city and community gardens, enter produce, garden art and culinary creations. Biggest pumpkins, most pathetic vegetables, art and baking. Winners in all our 50+ categories are chosen by local celebrity judges. Winners take home bragging rights and the ever-coveted place ribbons. This year you can find… Full details 

UB40

Sep 11

Reggae and pop band UB40 is giving a concert in our city as a part of their 40th Anniversary arena tour! Latest band’s studio album “For the Many” was released this March. The group have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit… Full details 

City-Wide Food Drive

Sep 14

The Fall can be a stressful time of year for many, from worrying about back-to-school expenses to seeing increased lighting and heating costs. That is why thousands of volunteers come together each year for the City-Wide Food Drive. For one week every September, they deliver hundreds of thousands of donation bags to the front doors… Full details 

Stangers On A Train

Sep 14 - Oct 13 Theater event Theater

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN A PLAY BY CRAIG WARNER, BASED ON THE NOVEL BY PATRICIA HIGHSMITH. Two strangers. One conversation. The perfect murder. September 14 – October 13, 2019 A fateful encounter takes place between two strangers in the dining carriage of a train. Guy is a successful businessman with a nagging jealousy; Charles is… Full details 

Hustle For The House

Sep 15

Calgary’s favourite family run just got bigger and better! This year we are offering a brand new route and NEW location! Join us for this year’s neon run with a 1K McDonald’s Go Active! Walk, a 5K Walk/Run, and a 10K Run. Something for everyone! Enjoy live entertainment, complimentary food & beverages, food trucks, vendors,… Full details 

Terry Fox Run Calgary

Sep 15

Run Day Details: Registration: 9:00 am Opening Ceremonies: 10:30 am Official Start: 11:00 am Run End: 2:00 pm Location: Starts and ends at Fort Calgary, with the route traveling west along the Bow River Walk Way Address: 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E1 Route Information: Route distance (approximately) : 1 km, 5 km,… Full details 

2019 Plane Pull

Sep 15

Show your local love by pulling together to solve our city’s #UNIGNORABLE issues at Plane Pull. United Way of Calgary and Area and UPS are excited to partner together again this year for the 8th annual Plane Pull on September 15. Over 50 teams of local people will be coming together to pull a 200,000… Full details 

YWCA Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Sep 15

YWCA Calgary is proud to present the 14th annual YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES presented by Shoppers Drug Mart. The light-hearted event addresses a serious issue which impacts far too many families in our community – domestic abuse. Join 770 CHQR on Sunday, September 15, 2019 as more than 250 women and men… Full details 

Guts n Glory

Sep 15

Ever dream of playing in a CFL Stadium? How about hanging out with members of the Calgary Stampeders? Here’s your chance! Register for Guts N Glory and you’ll get to compete in a flag football tournament at McMahon Stadium, meet players from the Calgary Stampeders, and make a difference for everyone impacted by Crohn’s disease… Full details 

Fall Home Show 2019

Sep 19 - Sep 21

The show for every home. From renovation overhaul to brand-new build, DIY do-over to one-day décor dreams, the Calgary Fall Home Show is where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite, complete with more than 200 trusted brands and local companies. It’s where the biggest names in the industry, including HGTV Canada’s Bryan Baeumler,… Full details 

Locked Library at the Central Library

Sep 20

From the age of the dinosaurs to the world of jet-packs and flying cars, get ready to travel through time at the Locked Library! On September 20, Calgary’s largest escape room returns with a night of sci-fi exploration. Once the clock starts, you’ll have two hours to puzzle your way through every timeline and escape… Full details 

Kiwanis Apple Festival (5th Annual)

Sep 21 - Sep 22

10am-4pm daily, rain, shine or snow, it’s a go! Presented by TD Bank Group Free Admission Apple-themed family fun with apple baking, archery, arts and crafts, bouncy castle, face painting, games, farmers market, live entertainment, silent auction & more! Net revenue to support the operation of Kamp Kiwanis, a summer camp for underprivileged/disadvantaged children. This… Full details 

Parks Fest 2019

Sep 21

Parks Foundation Calgary invites Calgarians from every quadrant of the city to dream big, share ideas and re-imagine the future of community parks. Parks Fest is a free, public event, taking place in Haultain Park (225 13 Avenue SW) on Saturday September 21 from 1 – 4 p.m. The festival will feature giant inflatable games, carnival games… Full details 

RBC Race for the Kids

Sep 22

The RBC Race for the Kids is back on September 22, 2019 at Heritage Park to raise funds for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Lace up your running shoes, roll out the stroller and bring the whole gang for a family-friendly run in support of the Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health! New for 2019 is… Full details 

Study and Go Abroad Fair

Sep 28

Ready to take on the world? Attend the Study and Go Abroad Fair to start planning your next step in education and to travel. Learn about undergraduate/postgraduate studies abroad, scholarships, admission requirements and a whole range of exciting travel options. Highlights: • Free admission • Meet with top universities and grad schools from Canada and… Full details 

Garlic Fair & Growers’ Exchange 2019

Sep 28

Join our biggest fall event of the year—the Garlic Fair and Growers’ Exchange on Saturday, September 28 at Golden Acre Home & Garden. Come out and celebrate the harvest of garlic with us! It’s an opportunity to expand your garlic knowledge, ask questions and discover the different varieties of garlic. There will be speakers, music,… Full details 

Run For Childhood Cancer

Sep 29

Join 770 CHQR on September 29th at Eau Claire Market for Believe In The Gold’s Run For Childhood Cancer. Register, make a team, invite your family and friends and help us to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer. Fabulous prizes for the best gold costumes and family fun activities throughout the day. For more info, visit… Full details 

HEX – Halloween Entertainment Expo

Oct 11 - Oct 14

Calling all Halloween, Cosplay, Sci-Fi and horror lovers – HEX Is coming to Calgary! This fun filled Halloween Entertainment Expo is bringing Zombie Filled Haunted Houses, Escape Rooms, Thrill Rides, Seminars and Halloween Workshops, Freaky Carnival Games and a Halloween focused trade-show. From the creators of Screamfest, they bring you a Halloween horror theme EXPO…. Full details 

Beacon Original Art Annual Fall Show & Sale

Oct 19

Over 30 artists in attendance showing: Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture and Textiles. We are committed to creating an environment of belonging for artists and art enthusiasts alike; and invite you, your family and friends to join us in building community spirit through the arts in Calgary. Free parking, admission and draws. We hope… Full details 

Alberta Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner – Southern Alberta

Oct 24

The Alberta Business Hall of Fame – Southern Alberta recognizes the lifetime achievements of southern Alberta’s most distinguished citizens. Its inductees have helped shape our province through their business success, entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropic contributions. They are role models for our society. The Alberta Business Hall of Fame – Southern Alberta was established by JA… Full details 

Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party

Nov 14 - Nov 17

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in… Full details 

107th Grey Cup

Nov 24

The 107th Grey Cup and 2019 Grey Cup Festival is coming to Calgary, November 20 – 24, 2019. We’re excited to host fans from all CFL teams for Canada’s biggest party! More details to follow throughout the coming months … Want to be part of the action in Calgary by volunteering for one of the… Full details 

Triwood Christmas Market

Dec 7

Tis the season! Come out to our Triwood Christmas Market and find the perfect gift for your loved ones. All of our vendors have locally handcrafted goods. This is a wonderful event to support small Alberta made vendors. Entry is by donation to the Alzheimer’s Society. While your shopping take a family photo in our… Full details 

Whispers In The Dark

Jan 25 - Feb 23 Theater event Theater

WHISPERS IN THE DARK BY ANNA CUMMER, BASED ON THE A PAIR OF HANDS BY ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH Every house has secrets… January 25- February 23, 2020 World Premiere Miss Elizabeth Le Petyt, an aspiring author, ventures to Cornwall to escape her hectic London life. The cottage she chooses has a mysterious past, and seems like… Full details 

CLUE

May 9 - Jun 7 Theater event Theater

CLUE BASED ON THE SCREENPLAY BY JONATHAN LYNN. ADDITIONAL MATERIAL BY HUNTER FOSTER, SANDY RUSTIN AND ERIC PRICE Who did it, with what and where? A madcap comedy that will keep you guessing! May 9 – June 7, 2020 On a dark and stormy night, six mysterious guests assemble for a very unusual dinner party… Full details