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.
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
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,
When: Thursday, September 3 to Saturday, September 12, times vary
Cost: $460 festival pass, Single tickets range in price
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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