It’s Monday and back to reality, but the fun is far from over. In fact, some of the most exciting events of the month have yet to begin! From food festivals and old-timey carnivals, here are 10 of the best things to do in Calgary this week. It’s going to be a good one!

See Cirque Du Soliel


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Come one, come all! This week check out Cirque du Soleil’s 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

Attend the exhibit at Sparrow Artspace

Featuring an artist residency and exhibit, workshops, and an interactive community art project, Honouring the Children is meant to recognize the lost children and survivors of residential schools and will be open to the public for an entire month leading up to the Pokaiks 5th annual walk and gathering. For more information check out the link above.

When: All month Long
Where: De Waal Block, 36 4 St NE, Calgary, AB
Cost: FREE

Sponsored Pick: Check out the Beakerhead Festival 

Fire up your nerd brain because Beakerhead kicks off next week and it’s going to blow your mind. There will be installations across three iconic Calgary locations, with the big draw this year being BODY. This is an unreal immersive experience that brings you on a journey through the human body accompanied by special effects, art, and fire. Get to know yourself a little better in the coolest way possible.

When: Thursday, September 14th to Sunday, September 17th
Where: Contemporary Calgary and Millennium Park
Cost: Free to attend

Go consignment shopping

We strongly believe that your wardrobe should reflect how you feel on the inside, and some of you are old, creative souls. But where do you go to find something that screams “I’m an individual.” A consignment store of course! For some of our favourites, check out the link above.

Sponsored pick: Get your tickets to Heritage Park’s Carnivàle


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Carnivàle is making a return to Heritage Park this Friday, transforming it into a whimsical playground with performances, rides, fortune tellers, and gourmet treats to bring some magic to your evening.

When: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7 PM
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
Cost: starting at $99.95 – click here for ticket options

Take a hike

Stretch your legs and get some fresh air. This week why not treat yourself to a stunning end-of-summer hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains? Check the link above for our favourites and enjoy!

Grab a bite during the YYC Pizza Fest

No matter the day or the occasion – we’re always in the mood for carby deliciousness covered in cheese and sauce. If you’re like us and just can’t get enough of the good stuff, unhinge your jaws because YYC Pizza Fest is coming, and with it, a spotlight on some of the city’s best thin crust, deep dish, topping-heavy restaurants, and their most inventive slices!

When: Friday, September 15th – October 1st, 2023

Rent a glowing kayak

Last chance Calgary! With a single launch bay at the Waterfront Park, those looking to explore, lounge, and experience something new can do so to the soundtrack of their choosing, from behind the paddle of a glowing boat. Gear up and head down for the magical glowing kayak experience.

Where: Waterfront Park – 5225 101 St NW, Calgary
Cost: $35+ / hour

Visit the Open Air Market

Hungry and in need of some fresh air? This Thursday, eat better and spend less at the Calgary Open Market, where fresh produce and desserts, eggs, bread coffee and more are offered at pay-what-you-can prices.

When: Every Thursday
Where: Meadowlark Park Community Association – 623 58 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Cost: FREE to attend

Go downhill Karting

A little competition never hurt anybody, right? This week proceed with caution to Winsport Canada and go head to head on their 1,800 meters downhill go-kart track! The ‘loser’ buys the other a drink afterward!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Cost: $28+

And that’s it, friends! 10 things to do this week in Calgary! Enjoy, have fun and be safe out there, friends!