Happy Thursday, friends! We’ve almost made it to Labour Day long and despite the mixed bag forecast, there are so many things happening this time around! From festivals and celebrations, here are 10 amazing things to do in Calgary this LONG weekend. Enjoy!

Sink your teeth into the Le Burger Festival 


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New month, new festival! Get ready, friends, because Canada’s tastiest festival, Le Burger Week, is back! From local bars to cafes Calgary is in 14 days of wildly tasty creations and we couldn’t be more excited. Bon Appetit, friends!

When: Friday, September 1st – 14th, 2023
Cost: Prices vary

Check out Alberta Day Celebrations

Get ready to party! The second annual Alberta Day is just around the corner! This year, the celebrations will be totally FREE to attend, are family-friendly and will feature performers and vendors including country band Nice horse on Saturday the 2nd.

When: Friday September 1st – 3rd, 2023

Sponsored pick: Join in on the celebrations for Calgary Pride 

You’ve got just enough time to pick out your outfit because Calgary Pride is lighting up the city this weekend, and we can’t wait! Grab your crew and get ready to dance, party, and celebrate the beautiful and diverse spirit of our city. Pride is coming to Prince’s Island Park for a 2-day festival packed with performances, activities, and music. It’s a time to come together and celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and support the important work for progress, inclusivity, and acceptance.

When: Saturday, September 2nd – 3rd, 2023
Where: Prince’s Island Park
Cost: FREE

Check out Fiesta Filipino

Representing a vibrant community, Calgary’s Fiesta Filipino will showcase food, vendors, performers and more. You won’t want to miss it especially because it’s actually FREE to attend!

When: Friday, September 1st – 3rd, 2023
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Cost: Free

Sponsored pick: Watch the Stampeders Labour Day Classic 

Calgary Stampeders fans.. it is time for the biggest game of the year, the Labour Day Classic! Get ready to witness the timeless CFL tradition as the Stampeders take on the Edmonton Elks at McMahon Stadium on Monday, September 5 at 2:30 pm. Brace yourself for another thrilling chapter in the Battle of Alberta!

When: Monday, September 5 at 2:30 pm.
Where: McMahon Stadium
Cost: Tickets start at $25

Catch the Labour Day Parade 

Floats, performers and more! This Monday check head over to Cochrane for their annual Labour Day Parade, which kicks off at 10 am sharp. Bring your fold-out chairs, your families and a smile and enjoy a colourful morning in the streets!

When: Monday, September 4th, 2023
Where: See the route here
Time: Pre-parade 9 am | Main event 10 am
Cost: FREE

See Kooza live

Step right up, step right up… This long weekend, Cirque du Soleil returns to Calgary with Kooza, a show that features chills, thrills and explores everything from fear and identity to recognition and power. Tickets are on sale now!

When: Until October 8th, 2023
Where: 50 25 Ave SE, Calgary

Climb aboard a Lake Minnewanka cruise

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually have to travel to the edges of the continent to enjoy a cruise! This weekend, 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: Until October
Where: Lake Minnewanka, 10 mins outside Banff
Cost: $51+

Explore the Barbie exhibit at TELUS Spark


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Hi Barbie! With interviews, vintage dolls and photo ops, Spark’s nostalgic exhibit will examine how pop culture and fashion trends shaped the international phenomenon in the 64 years since Mattel launched the brand. Don’t miss it!

When: Until September 10th, 2023
Where: 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Cost: $26

Explore an Alberta Sunflower field

Alberta is spoiled for choice when it comes to sunflower fields. This weekend, why not explore a few of them? From Calgary to Edmonton, we’ve put together a list of some of the best so all you have to do is pick one and enjoy! Have fun, and thank us later.

There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend! You deserve to have fun this time around. Heck, maybe we’ll see you out there!