The sun is shining and another Friday is upon us! After waking up early and pushing papers for days, it’s time to wind down! From festivals to shows and Mother’s Day events, here are 10 wonderfully exciting things to do this weekend in Calgary!
HIT THE BALLET
The ballet is back and this weekend Calgarians can enjoy a production of Botero at the Jubilee Auditorium. Inspired by the life and distinctly recognizable style of painter Fernando Botero, this beautiful show will delight audiences of all ages with familiar music, stunning costumes, and magic. Don’t miss it!
When: Until May 13th, 2023
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW
WANDER A POP-UP GARDEN CENTRE
Have a green thumb? With wholesale prices, several locations across the city, and expert staff, the Glow Garden pop-ups are back! This annual shopping event is familiar to many and beloved by plant enthusiasts and admirers – so don’t miss it!
ATTEND THE MAKER FAIRE
From engineers and artists to crafters and scientists, the Maker Faire will give curious Calgarians a place to create, invent and network. Described as the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth,” tickets for this family-friendly event are on sale now!
When: Saturday, May 14th, 2023
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE Calgary, AB
Time: 10 am
OR THE SASKATOON FARM MOTHER’S DAY MARKET
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With vendors, flowers, and lunch – check out the Saskatoon Farm’s Mother’s Day Market. Here, guests can wander, wine, dine and explore their greenhouse. make some memories and reconnect with each other.
When: Saturday, May 13th -14th, 2023
Where: #20 80181 338 Ave East, Foothills County
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
TAKE A GOAT YOGA CLASS
Of all the different types of Yoga, ‘goat’ is our favourite. This weekend, those who don’t mind getting nibbled on during their workout are encouraged to work up a sweat at Granary Road. Hurry though, tickets are going fast!
When: Saturday, May 13th – 14th, 2023
Where: 226066 112 St W, Calgary
Time: 11 am
OR BE A GUEST AT THE BEAUTY & BEAST POP-UP
Described as an “escape room, a theatre show and an adventure all blended into one,” this event will challenge its guests to solve riddles and play games in an effort to lift an awful curse. The best part? You’ll be encouraged to do it all with a drink in your hand.
When: Until May 21st, 2023
Where: 14th AVE NE, Calgary, Alberta
GRAB A SLICE DURING LA PIZZA WEEK
Last call, Calgary! Until the 14th, foodies will be encouraged to get down and get cheesy at La Pizza Week. From coast to coast, ovens will be hot and toppings will be plenty with restaurants competing for your vote.
When: Until Sunday, May 14th, 2023
Where: See participating locations above
Cost: Prices vary
TAKE A HIKE
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In need of a little fresh air? As long as the weather continues to cooperate, why not treat yourself to a stunning spring hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains? Check the link above for our favourites and enjoy!
ENJOY A MOTHER’S DAY BITE AT ONE OF CANADA’S BEST BRUNCH SPOTS
From coast to coast Canada has some incredible eateries – and this weekend you can check them out! Hit the link above for all of the restaurants that OpenTable named among the country’s 100 best brunch spots. Enjoy!
OR VISIT CONTEMPORARY CALGARY
Looking for inspiration? This weekend wander Contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with wide-open spaces and many a tale to tell. The best part? Admission is only $10, so check it out!
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10 for GA
Whew, there you have it, friends, 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. What will you check out first?! Let us know – and enjoy!
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