It’s here, party people. The last official weekend of summer 2022 is upon us, but it’s not all bad! Fall is on its way and so are all of the exciting events that come with it – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First we’ve got to bid the sunniest season goodbye! Luckily, there are a ton of amazing ways to do exactly that. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.
VISIT THE INGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET
This weekend, vendors from all over the city will gather again for the beloved Inglewood Night Market! Here, you can check out their beer garden, food trucks, live music, and the many, MANY dogs that fellow attendees will be walking through the area. Enjoy!
When: Friday, September 16th
Where: 925 11 St SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
HIT THE FIRST-EVER ZEN GARDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL
With two stages located on Calgary’s Bow River Waterfront, Zen Fest is described as an “end-of-summer gathering” with a dancefloor, a licensed cantina serving beer, wine, and spirits, art installations, and some of your favourite food trucks. Hit the link above for their first-ever lineup!
When: Saturday, September 17th
Where: Waterfront Park – 5225 101 St NW, Calgary
ATTEND DANDYFEST 2022
Food, drinks and live music? Summer is winding down, but don’t let it go without a bang! This weekend, DandyFest in Calgary is bringing all of the good stuff and you won’t want to miss it!
When: Saturday, September 17th
Where: 2003 11 Street Southeast, Calgary
Time: Session 1 – 11am to 3pm | Session 2 – 4pm to 8pm
CELEBRATE HALLOWEEKEND’S AT CALAWAY PARK
Looking to do something a little more fast-paced or spooky to end the summer? Adrenaline junkies prepare yourselves because Calaway Park has announced the return of Halloweekend, a series of ‘terrifying’ events for you and the whole family. Mask up and head out for a full day of sun, fun, parades, witchy meet and greets and of course, cheap and delicious carnival food.
When: Weekends until October 10th
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
SINK YOUR TEETH INTO CALGARY’S PIZZA FEST
No matter the day or the occasion – we’re always in the mood for carby deliciousness covered in cheese and sauce. If you’re like us and just can’t get enough of the good stuff, unhinge your jaws because YYC Pizza Fest is coming, and with it, a spotlight on some of the city’s best thin crust, deep dish, topping-heavy restaurants, and their most inventive slices!
When: Friday, September 16th – October 2nd
SHOP THE FARMERS AND MAKERS MARKET
Whether you’re a foodie, love shopping local, or are just looking to get some fresh air off of the Stampede grounds– this artisan market will be THE place! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks!
When: Every Saturday
Where: 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
GO DOWNHILL GO-KARTING
A little competition never hurt anybody, right? This weekend, head over to Calgary’s Winsport Canada and go head to head on their 1,800 meters downhill go-kart track! The ‘loser’ buys the other a drink afterward!
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
CATCH POTTED POTTER
Described as an unauthorized experience, this award-winning parody created by the BBC’s Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner combines all seven of the beloved book Harry Potter series into 70 hilarious minutes that are sure to delight fans of all ages. It’ll be absurd, but you won’t want to miss it!
When: Until September 25th
Where: 215 8 Ave SE, Calgary
JOIN TOWNSHIP FOR THEIR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR
It’s the last weekend of fall, so why not spend it shopping, sipping & munching at Township’s Grand Opening? With an ‘Alberta Made’ theme, you can shop your way through 50 local vendors & enjoy a free BBQ courtesy of Sobeys, live music, giveaways, games & more. Grab the fam, and head on down!
When: Saturday, September 17th from 3 PM to 9 PM
Where: Corner of Macleod Trail & 210 Ave SE.
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If you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family, South Trail Crossing Barbershop has just the event for you! Spend the afternoon participating in a variety of activities including face painting and a silent auction, and check out balloon artists, a live DJ and more. Best of all, it’s all in support of Kidsport Calgary!
When: Sunday, September 18 from
Where: 4307 130 Ave SE #83, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
And there you have it, folks! 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Get out there, and enjoy!
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