This week may only be 4 days long, but there is no shortage of fun things happening this time around! Whether you’re hungry for something local, are hoping to get some fresh air, or want to enjoy live music, here are 10 things to do in Calgary between September 5th and 8th.

Rent a glowing kayak

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

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 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

Watch a movie in Sunalta

Brought to us by the Sunalta and Scarboro Community Associations, Movie In The Park is a joy year after year and this time around they’re showing Disney classic Ratatouille. Not only is this event a ton of fun it’s also FREE to attend so check it out!

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

See Kooza live

Need a little magic? This week, 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

or The Chicks

Known for songs like Goodbye Earl and Cowboy Take Me Away, The Chicks will take Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome this September. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Thursday, September 7th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $72+

Visit the Open Air Market

Want some fresh air? This week, 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

Explore the Barbie exhibit at TELUS Spark

Need a day out? Grab your Barbie or Ken and check out Telus Spark! With interviews, vintage dolls and photo ops, this 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

See the Wildscapes at the Calgary Zoo


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From 21-foot-tall giraffes and snakes made entirely of plants, Wildscapes at the Calgary Zoo is a topiary event that features large living sculptures that have been hand-crafted to look like familiar creatures. Get tickets at the link above!

When: Until mid-September 2023.
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6
Cost: $29.95

Take a hike

In need of a little fresh air? As long as the weather continues to cooperate, why not treat yourself to a stunning hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains this week! Check the link above for our favourites and enjoy!

Go downhill karting

A little competition never hurt anybody, right? This week, grab your friends, family or special someone and proceed with caution to Calgary’s downhill go-kart facility where you’ll be able to go head to head on their 1800 metres track or their mini-putting green! The ‘loser’ buys the other a drink afterwards!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Cost: $24+

And that’s it, friends! 10 things to do this week in Calgary! Looks pretty dang good, doesn’t it? Enjoy, have fun and be safe out there, friends!