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16 things to do in Calgary this Labour Day long weekend

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DH Calgary Staff Sep 04, 2015 5:58 pm

Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary this Labour Day long weekend, September 4 to 7.

For a complete list of events, check out the Calgary Buzz event calendar.

Calgary Pride

  • What: Calgary Pride is in partnership with a number of communities and groups resulting in an entire week of events that celebrate equality and acceptance of Calgary’s LGBTQ community.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Saturday, August 28 to Monday, September 7

Honens Festival & Piano Competition

  • What: The festival is 10 days of music-making. Honens searches for the complete pianist, a 21st century artist, from the 10 contestants.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons – 205 8 Ave SE,
    Calgary
  • When: Thursday, September 3 to Saturday, September 12, times vary
  • Cost: $460 festival pass, Single tickets range in price

Mad Decent Block Party

  • What: Listen to artists like Daktyl, Klingande, Major Lazer, ODESZA, Party Favor, RL Grime, Sam Feldt, Smalltown DJs and more!
  • Where: Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary
  • When: Friday, September 4 from 2 to 11 p.m.
  • Cost: $65 and up

One Love Music Festival 2015

  • What: Western Canada’s largest hip hop music festival, One Love, is coming to Calgary. One Love is set up with an amazing line-up of performers for this year.
  • Where: Shaw Millennium Park 1220 9 Ave SW
  • When: Saturday, September 5 from 1 to 11 p.m.
  • Cost: $110 to $150

Calgary Highland Games

  • What: Some of the world’s top pipers, drummers, dancers and heavy event athletes compete and perform during the games. So, come and watch competitors from across the Western Canada and the USA. If you bring a food item for the Calgary Food Bank you will receive early bird pricing at the gate.
  • Where: Springbank Park, Calgary
  • When: Saturday, September 5 at 9 a.m.
  • Cost: $20 for adult admission, $15 for youth and senior admission and Free for kids under 5; early bird pricing on site

Scots on the Run

  • What: Always wanted to run in your kilt? Well, now you can, it’s encouraged but not mandatory. If you register for the run you will help support Reach for the Cure while doing it.
  • Where: Springbank Park for All Seasons, Calgary
  • When: Saturday, September 5 at 9 a.m.
  • cost: $15 for registration

U of C Dance Theatre event: Rooms

  • What: Family-friendly performance work that addresses how we will adapt in the obstacle of climate change. kloetzel&co. and the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary will presenting the event.
  • Where: containR Art Park, Calgary
  • When: Saturday, September 5 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 6 at noon
  • Cost: Free

25th Canmore Highland Games

  • What: Join the Canmore Highland Games for its 25th anniversary on the Labour Day weekend and immerse yourself in Celtic culture.
  • When: Saturday, September 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Where: Centennial Park 6th Street, Canmore
  • Cost: $5 to $79 depending on event

X-Fest 2015

  • What: The fifth annual X-fest 2015, Calgary’s Alternative Music Festival, is happening at Fort Calgary over the Labour Day weekend.
  • Where: Fort Calgary – 750-8th Avenue SE, Calgary
  • When: Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at 11 a.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Star Search

  • What: An inflatable planetarium will provide a 180° night sky view. Outside, guides with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will allow you to use their top notch telescopes to view night sky.
  • Where: Cave and Basin- 311 Cave Ave, Banff
  • When: Saturday, September 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $10.80 for admission

National’s Maui Brewing Labour Day Wknd Party

  • What: If you’re not ready to say good-bye to summer yet then come to National 10th. Featuring exclusive beers from Maui Brewing, a Soul Food Sunday pig roast, free bowling and DJ’s.
  • Where: National on 10th – 341 10 Ave SW, Calgary
  • When: Sunday, September 6 at 7 p.m.

Calgary Tennis Club: Men’s ITF Pro Circuit Tennis

  • What: Supporting Tennis Canada and Tennis Alberta, a week long International Tennis Federation Men’s Pro Circuit Tournament will take place where athletes can compete for an ATP World Tour.
  • Where: 1445 16 St SW, Calgary
  • When: Now through Sunday, September 6
  • Cost: free

Heritage Park: Labour Day

  • What: Observe Strathcona Mounted Troop as they bring history to life in their legendary musical ride. The Canadian Forces soldiers will be dressed in uniforms from the 1920’s. First 500 guests before 10:30 a.m. will receive a pancake breakfast. There will also be the Chinook Country line dancers, calligraphy, live theatre and more.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
  • When: Monday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Admission to the Park

Calgary Stampeders

  • What: The Calgary Stampeders face the Edmonton Eskimos.
  • Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
  • When: Monday, September 7 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Cochrane Labour Day Parade

  • What: There is a Labour Day Parade in Cochrane with the Kimmett Cup Family as Marshalls.
  • Where: Starts Burnco Site – River Ave. Click to view route.
  • When: Monday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

 7th Labour Day BBQ

  • What: Calgary & District Labour Council invites everyone to come celebrate the Labour Day long weekend by gathering up the family, having hot dogs and pop and listening to live music.
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary
  • When: Monday, September 7 at 11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

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