Friends! How is everyone? We hope you found some time to relax over the last few days because we’re headed into a brand new week of craziness with many an opportunity to see and do new things. Not sure where to start or what to do? Here are 10 things to do in and around Calgary this week.
Alright, Calgary. This might be your last chance! After being extended, the Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit is nearing the end of its Calgary residency. This week. don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourselves into the wonderfully colourful world of a mad genius! Guided by his own dreams, thoughts, and words, experience the world of the troubled artist as if it were the first time.
When: Until Sunday, September 26th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: See times above
Sure summer is great, but pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween parties are better! Before we know it, spooky month will be here and that means we’ve got to start planning ahead! The first thing on our to-hit list? Pumpkins After Dark – a one-of-a-kind event featuring more gourds that you could bake, carve or bash in an entire lifetime. It all kicks off this week, so check it out!
When: Thursday, September 23rd – October 31st
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $20 / per adult (early bird pricing)
From documentaries comedies and originals, Netflix will be delivering hours of entertainment to get us through the tail of this summer. This September those who would prefer to stay indoors can binge their way through Calgary’s heatwave with a ton of new releases!
For those like us who have been itching to see something that hasn’t already been streamed 1,000 times, we’re happy to announce that this week, you can finally pop some corn and and settle in for a few films that your favorite streaming service hasn’t even gotten their hands on yet. The Calgary International Film Festival is finally here and this year’s lineup is just as impressive as you’d expect. Check it out at the link above!
When: Thursday, September 23rd – October 3rd
Time: See times above
There’s nothing sweeter than picking and eating your own strawberries, raspberries or saskatoons. This week, now that raspberries and strawberries are ripe and ready head to one of the many u-pick fields in and around Calgary and come home with a bucket full of fruit and a head full of memories. Need some ideas, just click that link above to find our picks!
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 Week has finally arrived, and with it, a spotlight on some of the city’s best thin crust, deep dish, topping-heavy restaurants, and their most inventive slices! Check the link above for participating restaurnats!
When: Friday, September 17th – 26th
Though it was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID the market on 8th Avenue is back and it all kicks off this Tuesday, September 21st. Don’t miss your chance to support small businesses, purchase some incredible products and a have fun-filled day of shopping, eating and sun – it’s going to be delightful!
When: Tuesday, September 21st
Where: 8th Avenue, Calgary AB
Time: 11 pm – 4 pm
Who in the heck doesn’t love the music of the 80s? From Cyndi Lauper to Annie Lennox, Calgary’s Jubilations Dinner theatre will pay its respects to all the great women of the neon generation. Check out the link above for tickets and more information!
When: Until October 16th
Where: 1002 – 37th Street SW Calgary, AB
Every month can be spooky month if really believe in it! This week, in celebration of the first day of fall you can wince, cringe, mix and mingle and visit Banff’s most “active” sights. Family-fun in the day, haunting history by night!
When: Offered until October 31st
Where: 333 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB
Time: 7 pm
Get ready, folks! Canada’s first-ever permanent immersive art gallery is open at Telus Spark and it’s already got some incredible reviews. This week, check it out by purchasing your tickets above and enjoy!
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: Free with admission ($26)
There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this week! Enjoy yourselves out there and have a ton of fun!