Happy Thursday, friends! You’ve made it another week, and that’s worthy of a celebration. From dinosaurs to mad hatters, this weekend, Calgary has a ton to do in and around the city and you won’t want to miss a beat. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things you can check out over the next few days!
CHECK OUT JURASSIC QUEST
This weekend touch, stomp and ride on the backs of life-sized lizards from before the earth was well-established. Featuring several of these unreal animatronic creatures, a 50-foot megalodon, a fossil dig, and a bounce house for your littles, the insane Jurassic Quest exhibit has traveled the world and will soon occupy YYC’s BMO Centre.
When: Friday, April 8th – 10th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH FILIPINO RESTAURANT MONTH
Hungry? This weekend Calgarians can visit one of the many restaurants participating in the first-ever Filipino Restaurant month – a delicious celebration of traditional food and local businesses. Check out the link above for more info and enjoy!
When: April 1st – 30th
Where: See above
GET CURIOCER AT FAIRMONT’S MAD HATTER AFTERNOON TEA
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, April 2nd – May 1st
Where: 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 11 am–3:30 pm
ENJOY AGGIE DAYS
Spring has sprung and so have Aggie Days! From opportunities to visit with the animals to Alberta vendors and more, you won’t want to miss 2022’s FREE pre-Stampede event, which kicks off this Wednesday at the Nutrien Centre,
When: Wednesday, April 6th – 9th
Where: 1800 Stampede Trail SE, Calgary
GRAB A DRINK AT A HIDDEN BAR
Looking to spruce up a night out with the girls, the guys, the fam, or your special someone? Calgary is home to a ton of hidden bars and speakeasies – each of which will offer you a seriously fun experience in addition, to delightful drinks and maybe a bite or two. Check out the link above for our faves.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
WANDER MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL: THE EXHIBITION
Extended due to popular demand, this weekend you need to check out Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition – a celebration of Renaissance art and architectural perfection. 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
LOSE YOURSELF IN THE QUANTUM SANDBOX EXHIBIT
The first of its kind in Canada, Spark’s permanent digital art gallery has opened a brand new exhibit that will take you to a whole new dimension. Check it out and say bon voyage to reality – but beware, you might not want to come back!
When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: Included in general admission ($26)
ROCK OUT AT THE BIG WINTER CLASSIC
Last chance, Calgary! This weekend, the Big Winter Classic returns for two more weekends this April – and you won’t want to miss it. This month, check out bands, drink local beer, and support local artists at various venues throughout the city.
When: March 31st – April 2nd | April 8th – 9th
Where: See calendar above
CHECK OUT THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE
Learning – without any limitations! This weekend, Calgary’s iconic National Music Centre will be shifting to a pay-what-you-can admission model for 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
Whew, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. What will you check out first?
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