What: The annual Shaw Charity Golf tournament is back in Calgary. Don’t miss this PGA Champions golf championship where you can see great golf and some of your favourite pro golfers. Your family will enjoy a KidZone with petting zoo, arts & crafts, modified golf activities, Junior Clinic (Sept. 2 | 3:30 pm), a meet and greet with Harvey the Hound, and much more! Juniors 17 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
When: Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4 from 9:30 am – 4 pm
Where: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club – 12501 14th Street SW
What: A spoof on the hugely popular movie released in 1990. This telling the romantic tale will have some new twists and turns and, of course, laughter. Set to music from the late 80`s and early 90`s sure to bring back a memory or two. Hey, Pretty Woman! is a romantic comedy about how the most unlikely of matches can wind up falling in love… but no one ever said it would easy!
What: The 24th annual BBQ on the Bow festival (the city’s oldest BBQ competition) will take place this September at the Montgomery Community Centre, and will see meat lovers from across the city gather to enjoy all things BBQ. Teams will compete over two days showing off their cooking skills on everything from Weber bullets to fancy rigs and trailers with expensive smokers built right on them.
When: September 3 to 4
Where: Montgomery Community Centre – 5003 16th Avenue NW
For those about to rock, X Fest salutes you. Celebrate Labour Day weekend with a stellar lineup that includes Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, Halsey, and Canadian rockers Arkells. And for the low-low price of $5,000, fans can buy a VIP Cabana that includes 10 VIP weekend passes, a dedicated serving staff and, best of all, private bathrooms.
When: Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4
What: Walk among the historic buildings and streets of Inglewood. Hear about stories from the Glen Bow Museum and Ft. Calgary archives, newspapers, assorted ghost story books and personal accounts & interviews. Your guide will be dressed in a black cape and carrying a lantern so they will stand out a bit. They will also be at the start of the tour at approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the tour begins.
Where: Outside of Rosso’s – Corner of 14 Street and 9th Avenue SE
What: The main event, Calgary’s Pride Parade sees upwards of 60,000 spectators line the streets to see 125 entries from community groups, corporations, politicians and public services bring the party to downtown. This year’s parade will be led by award winning writer, musician and filmmaker Rae Spoon.
What: Calling all dim sum lovers: Mark your calendars for the first ever pop-up dim sum extravaganza headed to Calgary this September. The event will run over three non-consecutive days (September 4, 11, and 18). Each day will have its own theme. Enter The Dumpling will take place on September 4 (there are no more reservations available for this event, however, walk-ins welcome), Crouching Gai Lan Hidden Wonton will take place on September 11, and Ginger Beef in the Bronx will take place on September 18.
When: September 4, 11, and 18 (for times please check website)
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10th Avenue SW
Tickets: Limited reservations are available by signing up to SUM SUM’s newsletter via their website
What: Calgary Underground Film Festival has partnered with Fairy Tales and Hole in the Wall Studios for another edition of their unique presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show during Pride Week. Live pre-show featuring performances by Phil and Fake Mustache Costumes and full audience participation encouraged.
What: See some of the most trendsetting and common wedding dresses in Alberta from the last 125 years. The exhibition features collections from the Museum of the Highwood, the Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Lougheed House Conservation Society, as well as numerous private collections.
What: National on 8th is throwing it back this Labour Day long weekend. Listen to all of your favourite 90’s music vids on a HUGE 45’x15′ screen, just like you did in high school and party like it is 1999 with the official Much Music Video Dance Party.