Friday is nearly here and once again, there is no shortage of incredible things to experience in and around the city. From markets and concerts to festivals, it’s going to be a fantastic few days. Ready to jump in? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.

Free Comic Book Day

It’s almost that time! This weekend, Calgary will celebrate Free Comic Book Day and you will not want to miss your chance to get your hands on some incredibly good reads.

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Alberta Ballet

The ballet is back and this weekend, Calgarians can enjoy a production of Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring at the Jubilee Auditorium. This beautiful show will delight audiences of all ages with enchanting music, stunning costumes, and talent. Don’t miss it!

When: Thursday, May 2nd-4th, 2024
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Cost: $51+

Sponsored pick: Calgary Beerfest

Calgary Beerfest is coming to town! Mark your calendars and plan your Ubers, because It’s time to celebrate craft creations with food, brews, music, and more. If you’re not a big beer person, there will also be cocktails, cider, mead, RTDs, and non-alcoholic drinks alongside delicious bites. Enjoy fun games, unwind at the sports lounge, or dance to live music at the after-party! Get your tickets online and use the promo code SAVE20 for 20% off General Admission!

When: Friday, May 3rd – 4th, 2024
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park
Cost: Tickets start at $19.99 with packages available

Glenbow at the Edison

This weekend, visit Glenbow at the Edison in Calgary for an incredible exhibit built entirely out of LEGO entitled: Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2,000 Ships. Described as a reimagining of ancient African kingdoms,’ this important display features four major works that explore the mysterious 14th-century sea voyage of Mansa Abu Bakr II, predecessor of Mansa Musa, ruler of the medieval empire of Mali.

When: Until May 19th, 2024
Where: 150 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

Sponsored pick: Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Spring is here – on the calendar at least. Whether you’re waking up to bright sunny days, or a surprise snowstorm, there’s no reason to not get out and enjoy some fun and romantic spring date ideas! Start your day at the art gallery, wander through the botanical gardens, and cap it off with fine dining at Chop Steakhouse & Bar to try their new, limited-time Steak Masters menu. The best part is that all these ideas work rain or shine.

When: Open daily
Where: 17 locations across Canada

Glow Garden Pop-up Centre

With wholesale prices and expert staff, the popup glow gardens are back! This annual shopping event is familiar to many and beloved by plant enthusiasts and admirers so don’t miss it! It’s going to be colourful!

When: Opens Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Where: See locations here
Cost: Free

Bacon Fest

Want to go for a drive? Grab a bite to eat at Banff Sunshine’s big annual bacon fest, which will feature fun, food and meaty activities on May 4th. Enjoy!

When: May 4th, 2024
#1 Sunshine Access Road, Banff, AB

Miette Hot Springs

It’s almost time. Located in Jasper National Park, this particular destination is said to have the ‘hottest water in the Canadian Rockies,’ and is a fool-proof way to relax, recharge and kick off the spring season.

When: Opens Friday, May 3rd, 2024
Improvement District No. 12, AB
Cost: $17.50

La Pizza Week

We hope you’re hungry, Calgary! La Pizza Week is back and like so many years prior, foodies will be encouraged to get cheesy at restaurants all over the country. From coast to coast, ovens will be hot and toppings will be plenty. Check out the link above to see the local restaurants participating in this year’s event!

When: Until Wednesday, May 7th, 2024
Where: See link above
Cost: Prices vary

Banff Food and Cocktail Festival

Last chance! Featuring 25 of the area’s best local restaurants and bars, the MADE WITH LOVE festival has returned. From competitions to pairings, it’s going to be an incredible time. Don’t miss it!

When: Until Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Various locations, Banff, AB

There you have it, folks. 10 events happening in Calgary this weekend. Now get out and enjoy yourselves! You deserve to have some fun!