Friends! Happy Friday Eve. We hope that you’re enjoying your November so far, despite the weather being less than ideal. Luckily, no matter what’s on the ground, falling from the sky, or blowing in the wind, there’s always a ton of exciting and fun things to do in and around Calgary. Here are 10 that will keep you warm, encourage you to get outside, or will have you experiencing something new.
This weekend, toe tap, snap and sway from the comfort of your own home with the 2021 Canadian Online Jazz Music Festival! What’s better than supporting incredible talent from all over the country, while drinking wine straight from the bottle in your PJs? Almost nothing – that’s what!
The holidays are just around the corner, Calgary – which means it’s high time to get your ducks in a row and your gifts in a box. However, we don’t believe that you should have to spend an arm and leg to make a friend or family member happy. This year, why not shop smart at one of the many stores offering early Black Friday deals! Check out the link above for the best!
Even if we’ve got to bundle up, there’s really nothing like a good outdoor market stroll. This weekend, browse through everything from organic foods to household products and check a few things off of your Christmas to-do list!
When: Thursday, November 4th – 7th
Where: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville, Alberta
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Hungry? We sure hope so! YYC Food Trucks is at it again, friends, and this time, burgers are on the menu! Showcasing some of the city’s most favourite mobile eateries, the 2021 Burger Bash is back, and juicier than ever! Don’t miss out – there’s nothing else like it in the city!
When: Sunday, November 7th
Where: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr. overflow parking lot
Time: 12 pm -6 pm
It’s like Christmas came early! Every weekend this month Calgary’s National Music Centre and ATB are actually offering free admission Saturdays and Sundays in celebration of Studio Bell’s 5th anniversary- check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
It’s your last chance, Calgary! Featuring guest speakers, new films, authors, journalists, and creatives, Banff’s annual Mountain Film and Books festival is back for its 46th year. This weekend, don’t miss your chance to mix, mingle and watch incredible pieces made in celebration of summits all over the world.
When: Until Sunday, November 7th
Where: Various locations (see above)
Time: See above
This weekend, enjoy the great outdoors and up your next date night with this one-of-a-kind experience. On this unique excursion, Calgarians will follow a skilled guide on a fresh, starlit tour through forest and snow, then can sip hot cocoa in a secluded meadow. They’ll bring the drinks, the lamps, and the telescope, and all you have to bring is yourself, and a good jacket!
When: Saturday, November 5th &6th
Where: Kananaskis Village Centre- 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Crescent
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Looking to check out someplace darker, deeper, and a little more secretive than your local pub or favourite restaurant? This weekend you have to check out Please Don’t Tell, a brand new underground speakeasy and nightclub, where dressing up, feeling your oats, and treating yourself to a fancy drink is encouraged.
Where: 811 1st Street SW, Calgary
Thought you missed BMO’s Beyond Van Gogh exhibit? It’s your lucky day! By popular demand, they’ve once again, extended the exhibit, giving you one more chance to step into the colourful world of an artistic genius. Guided by his own dreams, thoughts, and words, experience the world and art of Van Gogh as if it were the first time by wandering through 300 masterpieces including “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers,” each of which will be brought to life, completely transcending time, space and even reality.
Date: Until Sunday, November 28th
Location: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Looking to do something special this time around? This weekend, see everything that Jasper has to offer from behind the window of a speeding train. From forest views to mountain ranges, this incredible train tour will take you from the Historic Dunster Train Station to Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Believe us when we say it’s well worth checking out!
When: See dates here
Where: 414 Connaught Street, Jasper AB
And there you have it, friends! 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Now get making this month’s calendar! It’s going to be a busy one!