Thursday already? Time flies when you’re having fun which means that you’ll need to make the most of what we’ve got – and this time around, there are plenty of exciting ways to do that. From food festivals to concerts, here are 10 things you can do this weekend in Calgary. Enjoy!

Get a Taste of Italy


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Hungry? Set to hit the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association, the second annual Taste of Italy event will feature live performances, games, activities, vendors artists and a TON of incredible food! Bring your appetite, and enjoy!

When: Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Where: Bridgeland Riverside Community Association – 917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary, AB
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Cost: FREE

Shake it off at the Zen Garden Music Festival

It’s here! With two immersive stages located on Calgary’s Bow River Waterfront, Zen Fest is described as an “end-of-summer gathering” with a dancefloor, a licensed cantina serving beer, wine, and spirits, art installations, and some of your favourite food trucks. Hit the link above for this year’s lineup!

When: Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Where: Waterfront Park  – 5225 101 St NW, Calgary
Time: 2 pm – 11 pm
Cost: $78+

Sponsored pick: Check out the Grand opening of 16 showhomes at this innovative new sales launch 

The community of Livingston just got even more innovative launching a first-of-its-kind to Calgary sales event this Saturday. Head to the grand opening of Livingston Show Home Village, bringing together some of Calgary’s top homebuilders all under one roof, plus the unveiling of 16 brand new showhomes, DJs, sweet treats, a live and interactive art installation, photo ops (including an anti-gravity photo op), tours of the new space, and more!

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Where: Livingston Show Home Village located at 15341 1st Street NW
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Cost: Free

Watch a movie in Sunalta

A rat? In the kitchen?! Brought to us by the Sunalta and Scarboro Community Associations, Movie In The Park is a joy year after year, but this time around you and yours can enjoy Disney’s Ratatouille! Not only is this event a ton of fun (no matter what they’re showing) it’s also FREE to attend so keep checking back for more info!

When: Friday, September 8th, 2023
Where: 1747 14th Ave SW Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: FREE

Sponsored Pick: Gear up for the Beakerhead Festival next week

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

Sink your teeth into the Le Burger Festival 

It’s back and it’s delicious! Canada’s tastiest festival, Le Burger Week, has returned and from local bars and restaurants 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

Attend Alberta Culture Days in Chinatown


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Featuring food trucks, vendors, special workshops and performers Calgarians are encouraged to celebrate the spirit of the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend! The very best part? It’s totally FREE to attend.

When: Sunday, September 10th, 17th and 24th, 2023
Where: 197 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: FREE

Rent a glowing kayak

It won’t be long until this opportunity has come and gone, 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

See Kooza

Come one, come all! This weekend, 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

Or see 50 Cent live

You read that right! 50 Cent will be in Calgary this Sunday on his ‘The Final Lap’ tour Interested? Check out the link above for tickets and enjoy!

When: Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $73+

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