Spring has sprung and we are determined to get out and about – especially with our families! From Mother’s Day markets and dance parties to pop-ups and grand openings, those who live in and around the city are in for a treat! Not sure where to start? Here are 12 things to do in Calgary this weekend.

The Inglewood Night Market

Want to get some fresh air this weekend? Showcasing vendors from all over the city, the Inglewood Night Market returns with a beer garden, food trucks, live music, and so much more. You will not want to miss it! Enjoy!

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

Eau Claire Market Farewell Celebration 

After 30 years of activities, fun and culture, The Eau Claire Market has announced it will officially close on May 31st, 2024. Luckily, for those who want to make a few more memories, they will be hosting a huge farewell party with live music and shows, heartwarming community performances and games on May 11th, 2024.

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where: 200 Barclay Parade SW #202, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free

Scheduled pick: Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Wheel

Before you enjoy the classic Mother’s Day brunch, why not lace up those sneakers and hit the pavement at the Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Wheel? This annual community event is a great way to have fun and stay active, all while sweating for a cause. The Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run supports Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Calgary Health Foundation. Who doesn’t love fresh air and good vibes with a side of purpose on Mother’s Day!

When: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Where: All events will start in the east parking lot of Chinook Centre
Cost: $20-$60

TSwift Dance Party: The Tortured Poets Department 

Want to get down bad? This Friday, dance your way through the eras and into the newest chapter of Taylor Swift’s career at Calgary’s big TTPD dance party!

When: Friday, May 10th, 2024
Where: The Back Alley – 4630 Macleod Trail Calgary
Time: 9 pm
Cost: $13+

Sponsored pick: Studio Bell Violins of Hope

You can explore history through an unconventional lens with an inspiring display at the new, temporary exhibition at National Music Centre’s Studio Bell, Violins of Hope. This exhibition features historic string instruments that once belonged to victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Learn about the personal stories behind each restored piece and find inspiration in the power of music to capture resilience, and hope. Tickets are available online with exhibit access included as part of general admission.

When: Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, June 16th, 2024
Where: National Music Centre | Studio Bell, 300-851 4 Street SE
Cost: $24.50 for Adult General Admission

Calgary Reads Big Book Sale

A 10-day event, the Big Book Sale will take the Calgary Curling Club and you will not want to miss it. From horror to romance, over 175,000 gently used novels will be available for less than $5.

When: Friday, May 10th – 20th, 2024
Where: Calgary Curling Club, 720 3rd Street NW
Cost: Event fee $5+

Sponsored: Adidas Warehouse Sale

If you’re a deal-savvy gym rat – then listen up. Style Democracy is hosting a massive Adidas Warehouse Sale in Calgary, from Wednesday, May 8th to Sunday, May 12th. Head over to the BMO Centre Hall E to snag up to 80% off thousands of styles for Men, Women, and Kids. Whether you love your workouts, or just dig the athleisure aesthetic, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for!

When: Wednesday, May 8th to Sunday, May 12th
Where: BMO Centre Hall E, 20 Roundup Way SE
Cost: Free to attend

Mother’s Day Market at the Saskatoon Farm

Shop until you drop! This weekend, In celebration of the sunnier season and your Mom, the Saskatoon Farm will be holding an adorable market featuring food, local vendors, live music, and more! Don’t miss it!

When:  Saturday, May 11th-12th, 2024
Where: 80181 338 Ave E #20, Foothills County, AB
Time:  9 am – 5 pm
Cost: $7+

Sponsored Pick: CeraVe House Event

Spring in Calgary is basically one big game of weather Russian roulette, but if there’s one thing you can count on all year, it’s the sun. CeraVe makes dermatologist-approved skincare with essential ceramides for healthy, happy, skin – and they have an AM Moisturizer with 30 SPF for those sunny days! Check it out for yourself at the CeraVe Calgary event at The Princeton. Chat with the team, enjoy a movie theatre experience with popcorn, get some free samples, and try your luck at the arcade games to win full-sized products! It’s also completely free to attend.

When: Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th
Where: The Princeton, 1202 1 St SW
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Cost: Free to attend

Lougheed House Mother’s Day High Tea

This weekend, spill the tea with your Mom! Calgarians are encouraged to visit the Lougheed House for a delightful event featuring cozy sips and finger foods. Can’t make it on Sunday? Don’t stress because this is a 2-day offering.

When: Saturday, May 11th-12th, 2024
Where: 707 13 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am
Cost: $59.95+


Featuring well-known cosplayers, voice actors, and more, Calgary’s Otafest is back! This weekend, hit the Telus Convention Centre and celebrate Anime and pop culture with hundreds of people from all walks of life.

When: Friday, May 10th-12th, 2024
Where: 136 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: $48+

Sponsored Pick: Hotel Blackfoot

Sometimes, we just need a break. Plan a luxe getaway at Hotel Blackfoot in Calgary. Close to everything you need, and packed with amenities like a year-round heated pool, casual dining, a sports lounge, and even a comedy club – and that’s only scratching the surface! They’ve got packages with perks, and you can even bring your pets along. Check them out online to see what else a mini vacay can offer. Also – Hotel Blackfoot is inviting 3 lucky winners in to check out their awesome amenities – be sure to enter here

When: Open Daily
Where: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary

Miette Hot Springs

It’s almost time. 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.

When: Now open
Improvement District No. 12, AB
Cost: $17.50

So there you have it! 12 things to do in Calgary this Mother’s Day weekend. It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it.