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8 things to do in Calgary this long weekend (Aug 30-Sept 2)

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This is it, the final hurrah. The last long weekend of summer. Between pounding hard iced tea and softly crying, we’ll be filling our time with some of the best things to do in Calgary for the weekend. You’re welcome to join, it’s gonna be a great time!

Here are 8 wicked things to do in Calgary for the September long weekend!

Adults Only Night & Sunflower Fest at Cobbs

Sunflowers are love, sunflowers are life. Every influencer needs a pic, so bring a camera and enjoy the beautiful blooms at Cobb’s Corn Maze while you hang with baby kangaroos and sample from beer and wine tastings! Is there anything better? Nope, pretty sure there’s not.

When: Saturday, August 31 @ 6pm – 10pm
Where: Cobb’s Corn Maze– 84 Street NE
Cost: $40

The Proudest Party on the Block

National on 17th is going all out to be 17th Ave’s biggest and best Pride party location! Think rainbows, glittery beer, drag queens, dancing, and special events and activations all weekend!

When: Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1
Where: 550 17 Ave SW
Cost: Prices Vary

Much Music Video Dance Party- Pride Edition

If you’re not down to have a Much Music Video dance party on a rooftop patio, we don’t know if we can be friends. This party is gonna have all the throwback jams you could ever ask for, with an unreal Pride twist.

When: Sunday, September 1
Where: 225 8 Ave SW #360
Cost: $5

The Guild

Brunch at The Guild is the perfect way to finish off your Calgary Parade Day celebrations! With $5 Bloody Caesars & Mimosas, plus a special brunch menu, this iconic spot under the Hudson’s Bay arches is cooking up an amazing spread.

When: Sunday, September 1
Where: 200 8th Ave SW

Party in the Park (Styx, Motley Crue’s Vince Neil)

It’s not every day that we rock fingerless gloves, but this is certainly the right time for it. Head to Party in the Park for a lil Mr. Roboto and just a sprinkle of Kickstart My Heart.

When: Saturday, August 31 – Sunday, September 1
Where: Winsport
Cost: Single day passes begin at $60

Shake, Stir and Strainbow

Multiple venues are taking part in Eat North’s Shake, Stir and Strainbow event, creating special Pride cocktails with $1 from each sold going to the Skipping Stone Foundation! Drop by all the venues to sip somethin’ for a good cause.

When: Limited edition drinks available till Monday, September 2
Where: Various venues
Cost: Prices per drink vary

Stamps game

The CFL season is in full swing! Whether you’re a football fan or not, attending a Stampeders football game is a unique experience you’ll want to check out. The Gridiron Gardens are back this year as your pre-game tailgate destination at McMahon. They’re bringing us new game themes, and best of all, new stadium food.

When: Monday, September 2
Where: McMahon Stadium
Cost: $22+

Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia

You can expect some high-flying trapeze acts and contortionists turning themselves (artfully) into human pretzels. There are also street-dancers, mind-blowing acrobatics, and more to keep you thoroughly entertained all night long. Apparently, there is also some heavy water integration into the Luzia show, so we’re very interested in seeing that!

When: Shows ongoing till Sunday, September 22
Where: The white-and-gold Big Top at Stampede Park
Cost: $49+

Let’s make some memories for the books, friends. Oh dear, sorry if we just gave you back-to-school anxiety. Just focus on all the fun things to do in Calgary during this long weekend, okay?

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