Well hey there, and congrats on making it through the short week. With an extra day to get out and about and Easter only a hop away, there are a ton of neat things to do in and around the city this time around. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things happening in Calgary this weekend.
Riding high on popular songs like Believer and Enemy – Rock-pop band Imagine Dragons, will take to Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome for an unforgettable show this Friday! Tickets are still on sale at Ticketmaster but are selling fast – so don’t hesitate to snag yours!
When: Friday, April 15th
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
The weekend is here, and our appetite is wild. This time around check out one of the many restaurants participating in the first-ever Filipino Restaurant month – a delicious celebration of traditional food and local businesses.
When: Until April 30th
Where: See above
An opportunity to relive our ‘glory days,’ the Rec Room has put together a series of adults-only Easter egg hunts that will challenge your eye for detail, speed, and wit. With $500 in prizes to be won, each guest will set off on a competitive journey to find colorful containers hidden in and around the gaming facility – so get ready and stay ready, folks!
When: Friday, April 15th – 17th
Where: 1180-901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
Time: 10 am
Hoppy long weekend, bunnies! In celebration of Easter – check out the Calgary Zoo, where guests can visit with the animals, enjoy photo ops, a game zone, treat stations, surprises, and of course, an easter egg hunt. How cute!
When: Friday, April 15th – April 18th
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Looking for something to do that doesn’t have anything to do with the holidays? Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is a celebration of Renaissance art and architectural perfection, and this weekend you can check it out for yourself. From Melbourne and Frankfurt to Vancouver and Montreal, this incredible event has already brought the art of a genius closer to audiences all over the world, and now, it’s Calgary’s turn.
When: Until May 15th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Whew! The long weekend kind of snuck up on us, didn’t it? Luckily, in a big city where people are always on the move, there are a ton of restaurants offering quick and easy alternatives to a big home-cooked Sunday brunch, lunch, or dinner. Check out the list above for our faves!
With whimsical treats and delightful finger foods, the Fairmont’s popular Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea party will take over the acclaimed restaurant every Saturday and Sunday between April 2nd and May 1st – and you’re not going to want to be late.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, until May 1st
Where: 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 11 am–3:30 pm
No money, no problem. This weekend, Calgary’s iconic National Music Centre will be shifting back to their pay-what-you-can admission model (only available for their weekend guests!) In addition to exploring five floors of exhibitions, you can catch regular weekend performances – it’s all included with the admission of your choosing. Check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: Pay what you can
With two incredible events happening this weekend – the Pysanky for Peace art installation featuring larger-than-life eggs in support of Ukrainian Canadian Social Services, as well as their Sensory-friendly Easter event, Southcentre Mall is a 10/10 stop for families looking to enjoy a day out and about. For more information or to sign up for any of their events please visit their website above.
When: Friday, April 15th – 17th
Where: 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary
The weather may be short of tragic – but it’s not all bad! No matter what mother nature throws our way this weekend, Fairmont’s Tipsy Parrot Pop-up will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacay with boozy sips, Caribbean snacks, and themed decor!
When: Tuesdays – Saturdays
Where: Boulevard-level Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
There you have it, folks. 10 events happening in Calgary this weekend. Now get out and enjoy yourselves! You deserve to have some fun!