Spring is here and sunnier days are ahead, but love is already in the air! Whether it’s something new, or you’re in something long-term, here are 17 wonderfully fun and romantic things to do in and around Calgary this season!

The Lyrids Meteor Shower

Looking for something romantic… and free? As long as the sky is clear, Calgarians will be able to catch the Lyrid shower between April 15th and April 29th, 2024. Want to double your chances? Maybe take a drive out of the city on April 22nd, the peak of the event.

When: Peaks April 22nd, 2024

The Inglewood Night Market

Shop after dark! This season, vendors from all over the city will take Inglewood for their beloved night market! With a beer garden, food trucks, live music, and so much more. You will not want to miss it! Enjoy!

When: Friday, May 10th and June 7th, 2024
Where: 10 Ave and 10 Street SE
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Free

Lilac Festival

One of the most anticipated events of the sunny season! With food, live music, drinks, local vendors, and sun! the annual Lilac Festival will return this June to 4th Avenue. As always, it’s going to be huge!

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
Where: Between 12th Avenue South and Elbow Drive SW
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: Free

Cobbs Adventure Park

This spring, pet a kangaroo or two, go axe throwing and play a round of mini-golf! 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.

When: Weekends starting May 18th, 2024
 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Tickets: $21.95+

Banff’s 360° Dome

Want to go for a drink? This spring, indulge outdoors in Fairmont’s magical 360° Dome, an incredible private venue with unreal food and a spectacular view. Located on their Upper Garden Terrace, the dome will feature a gourmet brunch, afternoon charcuterie, and an extravagant 5-course menu all season long.

When: Year-round
Where: 405 Spray Avenue Banff, AB
Time: See times above
Cost: $75+

Spark After Dark

They say you’re supposed to learn one new thing every day, but we think that you should do it with a drink in your hand! The best place to do that? Telus Spark! This spring, check out their many exhibits, then, hang by the bar and vibe to some music, or get interactive with this month’s “adult” display at Spark After Dark!

When:  Saturday, April 13th and June 14th, 2024
Where: Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 6 pm– 12 pm
Cost: $26+

Murder Mystery Dinner at Heritage Park

Can you solve the mystery? This spring check out Heritage Park where they’re throwing it back to 1910. During this interactive experience and dinner party, guests will work together to find out “who dunnit” over a glass of wine. Talk about a fun date night!

When: Friday, April 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th, 2024
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta
Time: 6 pm– 12 pm
Cost: $120+

Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Looking to do something extra special? How about a cruise?! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually have to travel to the edges of the continent to enjoy a beautiful day on the water! This spring, climb aboard an hour-long tour of one of Alberta’s most beautiful lakes for everything from dinner and drink tours to sightseeing sails.

When: May 2024
Where: Lake Minnewanka, 10 mins outside Banff
Cost: $65+

Calaway Park

Adrenaline seekers! Looking to do something a little more fast-paced with your special someone this spring? Why not climb aboard the many rides, or eat all the carnival food your stomach can handle at Calgary’s Calaway Park – which is set to open this May.

When: May 2024
245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Cost: $51+

Miette Hot Springs

Located in Jasper National Park, this particular destination is said to have the ‘hottest water in the Canadian Rockies,’ and is a fool-proof way to relax, recharge and kick off the spring season with your special someone.

When: May 2024
Improvement District No. 12, AB
Cost: $17.50

Horseback Riding

Horseback is undeniably the most traditional way to experience the West and Banff Adventures runs a variety of tours exploring the area, from quick 1 hour loops to full half-day adventures, you’re in for something special!

When: April 2024
211 Bear Street – Banff, Alberta
Cost: $92 +

Kirks Alpaca Farm

Located an hour from Calgary, you’ll find Kirk’s Alpaca Farm, a charming little spot with a playground area, trampolines, a basketball court, plasma cars, swings, and slides – but that’s not all! You can also have a picnic with Alpacas! Enjoy!

Where: Range Rd 255, Torrington, Alberta
Cost: $15+

Contemporary Calgary 

This spring, wander Contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with wide-open spaces and many a tale to tell. The best part? Admission is only $10. We love a cheap date!

When: Open Wednesdays to Sundays
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10 for GA

Candlelight Concert

Featuring talented musicians and hundreds of brightly lit wicks, Calgarians can enjoy one (or all of) Fever’s Candlelight Concerts. Get your tickets now and enjoy! It’s going to be magical.

When: Various dates this spring
Where: Various locations
Time: various times
Cost: $29+

The Calgary Underground Film Festival

Pop some corn and hold the hand of someone special! Calgary’s Underground Film Festival will return this April for a celebration of incredible film, impressive writing, and local love.

When: Thursday, April 18th – 28th, 2024
Where: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Cost: $10+

Films at the Fort

Films at the Fort is back with a series of crowd-pleasing, memorable movies. This spring, catch one of their many choices from the classics to cult faves. For tickets and showtimes visit the link above and enjoy!

When:  Various dates this spring
Where: 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $12

International Jazz Days Festival

This spring toe tap, snap and sway at various venues in the city! What’s better than dressing up, having a glass of wine and supporting incredible talent from all over the country? Almost nothing – that’s what!

When: Friday, April 26th – 30th, 2024
Where: Various destinations
Time: See times above
Cost: Varies

And there you have it, love birds. 17 romantic things to do in Calgary. What will you check out first? Let us know and have fun!