Happy Thursday and congratulations on making it through another week. Ready to get things started? There is a ton happening in and around the city. From markets and shows to festivals and outdoor activities, here are 10 things to do in Calgary!

Paranormal Cirque

Step right up… if you dare! This weekend, check out the Paranormal Cirque, a haunting experience featuring acrobats, Illusionists, mysterious creatures, and clowns. Tickets start at just $35 and are on sale now.

When: Thursday, May 30th – June 9th, 2024
Where: 88 Canada Rd SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: $35+

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Last chance! The Shakespeare Company has returned with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ An enchanting comedy about love, magic, and jealousy. For more information, check out the schedule above!

When: Until June 1st, 2024
Where: 115 – 9th Ave SE, Calgary AB
Cost: $34+

Discovery Canyon

Feeling brave? This weekend, hit Discovery Canyon and sail the lazy river, lounge on their “beach” or go golfing on their course. There’s an entire day’s worth of fun stuff to do – for less!

When: Opens June 1st, 2024
Where: 3800 River Bend Drive Red Deer County, Alberta
Cost: FREE + $6 tube rentals

Calgary Ukrainian Festival

A vibrant festival held year after year, Calgarians are encouraged to check out the Acadia Recreation Complex for Ukrainian food, drinks, music, performances, and art.

When: Saturday June 1st – 2nd, 2024
Where: Acadia Recreation Complex – 240 90 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Time: Saturday 10 am – 12 am and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: $10+

Lake Minnewanka Cruise 

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to travel to the edges of the continent to enjoy a cruise! This weekend, climb aboard an hour-long tour of one of Alberta’s most beautiful lakes for everything from dinner and drink tours to sightseeing sails.

When: All May
Where: Lake Minnewanka, 10 mins outside Banff
Cost: $65+

Lilac Festival

It’s here, it’s here! One of the most anticipated events of spring 2024 has arrived! With food, live music, drinks, local vendors, and sun the annual Lilac Festival will return this June to 4th Avenue.

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
Where: Between 12th Avenue South and Elbow Drive SW
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: Free

Royal Canadian International Circus

Looking for something to do with your whole family? The Royal Canadian International Circus will also be in Calgary, presenting an exciting show that you won’t soon forget. Don’t miss it!

When: Friday, May 24th – June 2nd, 2024
Where: 261055 Crossiron Blvd, Calgary
Cost: $35+

Sam Centre

It’s a big weekend! The Sam Centre has officially opened its 30,000-square-foot space and the Calgary Stampede has been brought to life come rain, sun, or snow.

When: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
 Stampede Park – 650 25 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: $25

Winsport’s Mini Golf

A little competition never hurt anyone! This weekend, those looking for a day of fun and sun are encouraged to check out Winsport’s 18-hole course. Good luck and enjoy.

Where: 168 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Cost: $13+

Yoga In the Park

There’s no better way to spend an afternoon than with your feet in the grass. This weekend, Inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat at one of the two outdoor Yoga classes in Calgary.

When: Every Sunday
Where: see locations here
Cost: $15

And there you have, it friends – 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Now get yourselves out there and enjoy yourselves!