Another weekend is already upon us and what better way to celebrate than by getting out and about? Not sure what’s happening? From festivals and shows to exhibits and concerts, here are 10 things to do in Calgary over the next few days.

Rise Up Hot Air Balloon Festival

This weekend. let the Rise Up Hot Air Balloon Festival in Alberta take you to new heights! This enchanting event is held in support of Our Collective Journey (OCJ) and is not one you’ll want to miss. It is truly magical.

When: Thursday, May 23rd – 26th, 2024
Where: Downtown Medicine Hat, Alberta
Cost: Free

Calgary Black Film Festival

Pop some corn! Celebrating excellence and art, Calgarians are encouraged to check out the Black Film Festival online or in person this weekend, It’s going to be a good year so don’t miss it.

When: Friday, May 24th – 28th, 2024
Where: See locations above
Time: Various times
Cost: $12+

Candlelight Concert

Love live music? This weekend, enjoy one of Fever’s many Candlelight Concerts. This time around you can catch a tribute to Leonard Cohen. Get your tickets now and enjoy!

When: Friday, May 24th, 2024
Where: 1401 10 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Time: 9:30 pm
Cost: $34+

Canyon Ski Resort Alpine Coaster

It’s back! Red Deer’s Canyon Coaster has reopened and with 1,345 metres of fun, you’re definitely going to want to check it out. Here, you can travel up to 40 km/hr and scream your way down a 440-foot vertical drop – no matter your age. There’s nothing like it, but you’ll want to hang on tight!

Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, AB
Time: Wednesday – Sunday 11 am-6 pm
Cost: $25

Paranormal Cirque

Do you get scared easily? 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, but you’ll have to be over the age of 17 or be accompanied by someone who is 21 years old or older to attend!

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

Calaway Park

Want to enjoy the fresh air and have a good time? Adrenaline lovers are encouraged to ride the coaster or eat all the carnival food their stomachs can handle at Calgary’s Calaway Park which is now open for the season.

Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Cost: $35.95+

Royal Canadian International Circus

Looking for something a little more wholesome than a horror-themed circus? This weekend, catch The Royal Canadian International Circus – an exciting show that will delight the whole family. Don’t miss it!

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Support the arts! This weekend, the Shakespeare Company will be showing ‘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+

Downhill Karting

Do you have the need for speed? This weekend, adrenaline-seekers can challenge their friends and family to a day of downhill-karting because there’s no harm in a little competition… right?

When: Now open
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Cost: $40+

Mirror Mirror

Last chance! This weekend is your last chance to let your imagination run wild at, ‘Mirror Mirror!’ Surrounded by colour and whimsical images, this immersive experience is not one to be missed so check it out while you can!

When: Until May 26th, 2024
6455 Macleod Trail, Calgary
Cost: $16+

There you have it! 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Now get out and enjoy yourselves! You deserve to have some fun!