There may be snow on the ground but spring has sprung and there there is plenty to look forward to! From festivals and pop-ups to concerts, shows and immersive experiences, you are in for an exciting few weeks. What will you do to celebrate the incoming sunny season? Here are 26 things in Calgary to choose from this April.

Queens of the Stone Age

Known for songs like No One Knows and Emotion Sickness, Queens of the Stone Age will take Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome this month. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Monday, April 1st, 2024
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $57+

Gord Bamford with Dallas Alexander & Devin Cooper

Love country? You’re in luck! This month, Gord Bamford, Dallas Alexender and Devin Cooper will be at the Cochrane Lions Club Event Centre just outside of Calgary. For tickets head to the link above.

When: Friday, April 5th 2024
Where: Cochrane Lions Club Event Centre – 109 Fifth Ave, Cochrane, AB
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $100

Sponsored pick: Social Beer Haus

Happy hour just got – happier! If you’re on the hunt for a new weekly hangout with tasty bites and better vibes, Social Beer Haus is a family business that delivers on every count. From delicious food ripe with fresh ingredients and seasonal flavours to any of the 66 brews on tap. They’ve got big screens, cold sips, daily happy hours, and specials like $20 all-you-can-eat wings for Flames games. Games nights just got WAY more affordable – you can thank us later.

When: Daily
Where: 220 8th Avenue SW

Solar Eclipse Pop-Up at the U of C

The solar eclipse is nearly here! A spectacle in which the light of the sun will be blocked by the moon, this particular experience is rare and should not be missed. Mark your calendar for Monday, April 8th, 2024 and then head over to the U of C at 11:30 for a pop-up spectacular where you can watch with like-minded Calgarians.

When: Monday, April 8th, 2024
Where: University of Calgary, Green Space #7
Time: 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: Free

Aggie Days

Animals, learning experiences, food, and more! Aggie Days are back at the Stampede grounds and it’s totally FREE to attend with your family. This April, check out the Nutrien Western Event Centre for a spring event, unlike any other.

When: Saturday, April 13th – 14th, 2024
Where: 1800 Stampede Trail SE, Calgary
Cost: Free

Holi: Festival of Colours, Calgary

A lively affair, Holi is meant to mark the beginning of the spring season. Featuring music, traditional Indian food, and the throwing of vivid powder, you will not want to miss Calgary’s massive celebration.

When: Saturday, April 13th, 2024
Where: 8900 48 Avenue Northwest Picnic sites 4 and 5 Calgary, AB
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: $15

Contemporary Calgary 

This April, wander Contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with wide-open spaces and many a tale to tell. The best part? Admission is only $10 – so go ahead and get that extra espresso shot in your coffee on the way there.

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

Jurassic Quest

Featuring animatronic creatures, fossils and fun – North America’s best and “most realistic” dinosaur expo is back! Jurassic Quest, an imaginative event of epic proportions will return to Canada this spring and Calgary is on this year’s hit list!

When: Friday, April 19th – 21st, 2024
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Cost: $28+

Spark After Dark: STEAMpunk

Learn something new with a drink in your hand at Telus Spark! This April, check out their Adult Night and enjoy their many exhibits, hang by the bar and or explore this month’s theme: Steampunk.

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

Banff Upper Hot Springs

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone which is why we recommend checking out Banff’s Upper Hot Springs. Overlooking the tiny mountain town this is the best way to wind down this season. Adults can check it out for just $16.50!

Where: 1 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Cost: $16.50+

Journey to the 80s

Love live entertainment? This month, Calgarians are encouraged to enjoy a lively musical Inspired by the 80s! For more information or to get your tickets now, check out the link above!

When: All April long
Where: 1002 – 37th Street SW Calgary, AB
Cost: $75+

Mirror Mirror

This April (and every day until the 14th) let your imagination run wild at Moment Factory’s latest adventure, ‘Mirror Mirror!’ Surrounded by colour and whimsical images, this immersive experience is not one to be missed.

When: Until April 14th, 2024
6455 Macleod Trail, Calgary
Cost: $16+

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 in April
Where: Various locations
Time: various times
Cost: $29+

Da Vinci: The Exhibition 

Love art and history?! This April check out Da Vinci: The Exhibition at TELUS Spark. Described as a hands-on examination of the artist’s life and research, this experience will feature 60 fully-built life-sized inventions, more than 20 studies and dozens of beautiful displays.

When: Until May 5th, 2024
Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre – 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Cost: $26

The Downtown Spring Market

Showcasing talented vendors and artists, the Spring Market will feature some incredibly unique items, goodies, and fantastic pieces made right here in Calgary. Enjoy!

When: Sunday, April 14th, 2024
Where: 11500 35 St SE #1000, Calgary
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free

Luke Bryan

Another concert? You bet! This April you can ALSO catch Luke Bryan when he takes the stage at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome – but if you don’t have tickets, hurry! You won’t want to miss your chance to check it out.

When: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $69+

The Calgary Underground Film Festival

Pop some corn! Calgary’s Underground Film Festival will return this April for a celebration of incredible film, impressive writing, and local love. This upcoming month, catch one or ALL of their featured projects and enjoy!

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

Calgary Expo 2024

Featuring celebrity guests, reunions, local vendors, and more – the Calgary Comic Expo is back this April, bigger and better than ever! Tickets are on sale now, so don’t miss it! It’s going to be incredible.

When:  Thursday, April 25th – 28th, 2024
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Cost: $22+

World Record Attempt & Pancake Breakfast

The Alberta town of Drumheller will be attempting to break an incredibly wholesome record – the most people dressed in an inflatable dinosaur costume, and they need your help. This unique event will have a pancake breakfast, a market, live music and more, so don’t miss it – even if you don’t have a costume.

When: Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Where: Downtown Drumheller, AB
Time: 10 am – 2 pm

SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond

Can’t get enough of TELUS Spark? Aptly named SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond, the science centre’s newest exhibit will feature beautiful effects and stunning visuals. From the Apollo 11 lunar landing to constellations, attendees are in for an immersive experience that will feel as though they’re exploring star clusters and planets – a dream of any jr. astronomer.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre – 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary

Esker Foundation

Never been to the Esker Foundation Modern Art Gallery? You are in for a treat! This Month, check out locally sourced pieces and incredible exhibits all for free!

Where: The Esker Foundation, 1011 9 Ave SE 4th floor, Calgary, AB T2G 0H7
Cost: FREE

Films at the Fort

Pop some corn! Films at the Fort is back with a series of crowd-pleasing, memorable movies. This month, catch Alien and The Iron Giant (among others.) For tickets and showtimes visit the link above and enjoy!

When:  Various dates in April
Where: 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $12

Spring Ghost Tours

Love the spooky season, but can’t wait for October? You’re in luck this April! This month, mix and mingle during Heritage Park’s Spring Ghost Tours. Prepare to be spooked, friends! 

When: Various dates in April
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $22+

Flames Game


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Toss on a jersey and head over to the Saddledome where you’re encouraged to grab a pocket dog and a beer, then cheer the Flames to victory. For their April schedule head to the link above.

When: Various dates
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Cost: Varies

International Jazz Days Festival

This month toe tap, snap and sway at various venues in the city! What’s better than supporting incredible talent from all over the country, while having a few drinks? Almost nothing – that’s what!

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

Ice Cube

Live music? What better way to celebrate another week? On April 27th, check out Ice Cube at the Grey Eagle Event Centre! Tickets are still available at the link above. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Where: Event Centre at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino – 3775 Grey Eagle Dr, Tsuut’ina, Alberta
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $111

Whew, there you have it. 26 things to do in Calgary this April. We’ll see you out there!