Another week is here and so is the end of summer – but, there are a ton of exciting things happening that will help you make the most of it! Not sure what’s going on this time around? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week.
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: Until October 2nd
Air balloons are incredibly cool and probably on almost everyone’s bucket lists, regardless of the season. This week “oooh and ahh” while giant inflatables float peacefully overhead and get up close and personal with the balloons at The Heritage Inn Balloon Festival.
When: Wednesday, September 21st – 25th
Where: MacLeod Tr SW, High River
Time: See times here
This week, pop some corn, settle in and check out a flick or two that your favourite streaming service hasn’t even gotten its hands on yet. The Calgary International Film Festival is nearly here and this year’s lineup is just as impressive as you’d expect. Check it out at the link above!
When: Thursday, September 22nd – October 2nd
Time: See times above
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
And so it begins! Halloween is only weeks away and it all kicks off this week with Pumpkins After Dark – a one-of-a-kind event featuring more gourds that you could bake, carve or bash in an entire lifetime.
When: Thursday, September 22nd – October 31st
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
This week, snuggle a kangaroo or two, go axe throwing and place a bet on a round of minigolf! Whether you check them out for one of their many adult nights or just go during regular hours, you and yours are bound to have a ton of fun at Cobb’s Adventure Park.
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Modelled after TopGolf in the States, Launchpad is the first of its kind in all of Canada. This week, grab a drink, a date, and some grub then tee off from one of their bays.
Where: Mickelson National Golf Club – 34122 East Harmony Trail
You’re in for an evening of whimsy and illumination! Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, between now and until October 31st, the Calgary Farmyard and all of its attractions will stay open past 9 pm, giving you and your loved one more time to snuggle with their animals, get lost in their giant corn maze or challenge each other to a game of mini-golf in the colourful lights set up around the park.
When: Fridays to Sundays until October 31st
Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky Mountain County
Time: until 9:30 pm
Cost:: $19.95 +
We strongly believe that your wardrobe should reflect how you feel on the inside, and some of you are old, creative souls. But where in the heck do you go to find something that screams ‘I’m an individual?’ A consignment store of course. For 17 of our favourites, check out the link above.
Calgary’s beloved celebration of art, science and engineering is back this fall! Plus, admission is FREE for everything except the Dark Arts After Party. And if you know Beakerhead, you know tickets go FAST! So check the listings for this year’s party and make your plans now!
When: Friday, September 23rd – 25th
Where: Telus Spark, Century Gardens, The Dark Arts YYC and Dickens Pub
Cost: Almost all of the events this year are FREE! Tickets to the Dark Arts After Party are $15. Check their website for all the event details!
And there you have it, folks! 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Get out there, and enjoy!