Another weekend is finally here and once again there is no shortage of things to do in Calgary. From art to culture, indoor and outdoor events – there are a ton of exciting things happening around the city. Get ready, get set – enjoy! Here are 15 exciting events worth checking out over the next few days.

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

It’s here and it’s wholesome! This weekend, check out the Disney Animation: Immersive Experience, an extraordinary exhibit where you can step inside some of your favourite Disney scenes and see your favourite characters up close.

When: Until August 18th, 2024
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: $34+

Spark After Dark

Eager to learn something new? This Friday, check out Telus Spark’s June Adult Night and enjoy their many exhibits, hang by the bar, and explore this month’s theme: Artificial Intelligence and Us.

When:  Friday, June 14th, 2024
Where: Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 6 pm – 12 am
Cost: $26+

Sponsored pick: Calaway Park

Put your hands in the air, because Calaway Park is officially open for the season! Whether it’s a sunny afternoon with friends, or a family day out, Calaway Park is a Calgary summer tradition. Enjoy full-day access with admission to 32 rides, 19 food locations, live entertainment, the Cinemagic 3D theatre, Haunted Hotel, and CP Spray n’ Play. You can even save on single-day tickets by getting them online or at your local Calgary Co-op. Time to make some memories!

When: Open now!
Where: 245033 Range Rd 33, Calgary
Cost: General admission $51.95 + GST

Tees and Tacos

Not everyone can swing big, but on Father’s Day, there’s nothing better than a round of golf. Luckily, for those who want to treat their pops, but also spend some quality time Granary Road will be hosting a mini-golf extravaganza with a taco bar, petting zoo, and other outdoor activities. Book your spot now!

When: Sunday, June 16th, 2024
Where: 226066 112 Street West, Foothills County, AB
Cost: $56.95

Sponsored pick: Popping Dragon Tea House

Looking for bubble tea in Calgary? This place really pops. Popping Dragon Tea House is an independent boba spot in Calgary that’s paving the way with new flavours that literally burst in your mouth. Their menu sets itself apart with the largest variety of Popping Boba in Calgary, with over 12 unique popping boba flavours. What is popping boba, you ask? Picture tasty colourful pearls that burst in your mouth when you bite into them. It’s a flavour explosion that doesn’t quit! Check out their location in SE Calgary!

When: Open Tuesday to Sunday
Where: 7711 Flint Road, SE

Beaches the Musical

This weekend celebrate camaraderie, laughter, sorrow, and love. This will be your last chance to check out Beaches the Musical, based on the best-selling novel and film.

When: Until June 16th, 2024
Max Bell Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

Sponsored pick: Father’s Day at The Military Museums

Still need plans for Dad? Treat him to an adventure at The Military Museums this Father’s Day! Get hands-on with historical weapons, explore brave stories, and even climb aboard an East German T72 tank (weather permitting).

When: Sunday, June 16, 2024, from 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: The Military Museums (4520 Crowchild Trail SW)
Cost: click here for general admission tickets & info

La Fille Mal Gardée

Feeling artsy? La Fille Mal Gardée will take Martha Cohen Theatre this weekend. A heartwarming ballet that follows Lise, a spirited young peasant girl determined to marry her true love, you’re in for an emotional ride.

When:  Friday, June 14th-15th, 2024
Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 215 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: varies
Cost: $20+

Sponsored pick: ‘National’, presented by Rolex

Discover the unexpected this summer, at the ‘National,’ presented by Rolex, at Spruce Meadows. This show jumping event is taking place this weekend and is packed with family-friendly fun like the free kids’ zone, exotic rescue animals, and the first responder’s displays.

The weekend will also see live music performances from Steven Lee Olsen, Jess Moskalulke, and George Canyon on the new Spruce Meadows stage, presented by Brookfield Residential.

When: Wednesday, June 12th to 16th, 2024
Where: Spruce Meadows — 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Cost: Tickets start at just $10 for general admission, $5 for kids and seniors

Father’s Day Brunch at the Calgary Zoo

It’s time to celebrate the man, the myth, the legend. This Sunday, treat your Dad to a tasty meal at the Calgary Zoo and make a day of it! With a dessert spread and cuddly creatures, you’re bound to have a blast!

When: Sunday, June 16th, 2024
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 9 am, 11:30 am, and 2 pm
Cost: $69+

Sponsored pick: Breathe Outdoors Adventure Expo

Dive into the thrill of the wild! Join Breathe Outdoors Adventure Expo for a day full of FREE outdoor excitement and learning with the whole family. With over 20 top outdoor brands in attendance including Thule, Columbia, Osprey, Kuhl and many more this event has something for everyone. Whether you’re an avid enthusiast looking to check out the latest and greatest in outdoor gear, or you’re seeking out a free fun, family-friendly Father’s Day activity.

When: Sunday, June 16th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Osprey Picnic Site in North Glenmore Park
Cost: Free

Horror Con

Love horror movies? This weekend, scary movie lovers can check out Horror Con – the largest gathering of Horror Fans in Canada. After all, who could possibly wait until October to enjoy a night of spooks, frights, freaks, and fun?

When: Saturday, June 15th – 16th,  2024
Where: 2120 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Cost: $25.00+

Candlelight Concert

Suit up, Calgary. This weekend, you and yours can enjoy one of Fever’s magical Candlelight Concerts. This time around celebrate the music of Coldplay and Taylor Swift! Get your tickets now and enjoy!

When: Saturday, June 15th, 2024
Where: Various locations
Time: Various times
Cost: $36+

The Godfather – Father’s Day at The Plaza Theatre 

Love movies and your pops?! This weekend, catch the Plaza’s special Father’s Day screening of The Godfather and enjoy grub from the Odd Sausage food truck which will be on-site all day long.

Not enough? They’re also offering a $25 package that includes your ticket, a small popcorn, and a negroni!

When: Sunday, June 16th, 2024
Where: The Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW
Time: 2 pm
Cost: $15+

Those are our picks for the best things to do this weekend, Calgary. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves!