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18 things to do in Calgary May Long weekend 2016: May 20 to 23

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DH Calgary Staff May 20, 2016 11:38 am

Looking for something to do in Calgary May long weekend 2016? Here are some of the top events to check out between May 20 to 23.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Movie in the Park: The Good Dinosaur

  • What: Hosted by Trico Holmes and Stepper Homes Ltd enjoy a evening watching a movie under the stars. The event is being held as a Fort McMurray fire fundraiser. There are no tickets for the event but cash donations will be given to the Red Cross.
  • Where: Heritage Hills Park, Cochrane
  • When: Friday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: A cash donation to The Red Cross, whatever amount you’d like.

Ginapalooza Calgary

  • What: The second annual gin-centric celebration is back giving you a chance to sample a variety of gin-inspired cocktails carefully crafted for the event.
  • Where: Various locations around downtown
  • When: Now until Wednesday, June 1

Fair Tales Film Festival

  • What: The annual LGBTQA film festival returns with events guaranteed to provoke, challenge, and entertain.
  • Where: The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW
  • When: Now until Thursday, May 28
  • Cost: 
$100 Festival pass, $30 Three punch pass, $10 and up for individual shows. Purchase online

E.T. Film with Orchestra

  • What: The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performs John Williams Academy Award winning score live with the blockbuster film playing alongside on the big screen.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 to $80

The Royal Canadian Circus Spectac!

  • What: The Royal Canadian Circus SPECTAC! returns to Calgary for two weekends of family fun. May 20 to 23 (at Spruce Meadows) and May 26 to June 5 (at Crossroads Furniture Mart).
  • Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way
  • When: Friday, May 20 to Monday, May 23
  • Cost: Tickets are from $30. Check online

Flora and Fawna’s Field Trip

  • What: No mean girls allowed when it comes to best friend duo Flora and Fawna friend circle. They are creating a safe place for girls just like them by launching The NaturElles, a social group with a difference. It’s a funny, heartwarming and surprising performance that shows the power, and the price, of being different.
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until Saturday, May 21
  • Cost: $25

Family Carnival Game Day

  • What: The Symons Valley Ranch Farmers Market is hosting a Family Carnival Game Day. There will be free family carnival games set up in their outdoor courtyard including games like the Penguin Toss, Bull Ring Toss and much more.
  • When: Saturday, May 21 from 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Symons Valley Ranch Farmers Market – 14555 Symons Valley Road NW
  • Cost: Free

Calgary’s Sneaker Swap

  • What: If you’re a sneaker enthusiast, you’ll love this event. Sneaker Swap is a event where people can buy, sell, trade, talk, and share anything related to sneakers.
  • Where: The Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 First Street SW
  • When: Saturday, May 21 from 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 in advance online, $15 at door

Young Empires at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

  • What: Young Empires was nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the 2016 JUNO Awards and more recently, just wrapped up an extensive tour promoting their latest record in Ontario and Quebec. Now they’re embarking on their Western Canada tour.
  • Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10th Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, May 21 – 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show
  • Cost: $18 in advance

Picnic in the Village Calgary 2016

  • What: YYCFoodTrucks is hosting Picnic in Calgary’s East Village. More than 15 food trucks will be in attendance at this year’s event serving up a plethora of food.
  • Where: Crossroads – East of the Simmons Building at 618 Confluence Way SE
  • When: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 Entry (free for kids under 14)

Calaway Park’s Grand Opening Weekend

  • What: Enjoy a day of family fun at Calaway Park. With over 32 rides, treats and games there’s something for everyone. Park opens for the season on May 21.
  • Where: Calaway Park – 24503 Range Rd. 33
  • When: Saturday, May 21 to Monday, October 10
  • Cost: $29 to $37.95

Heritage Park’s Opening Weekend

  • What: Take a step back in time when visiting Calgary’s Heritage Park. Visit Heritage Town Square, Gasoline Alley Museum and the Historical Village.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23
  • Cost: $13.50 – $26.25

Colin Mochrie and Wayne Jones

  • What: Enjoy a night of improv comedy at its finest. ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ star Colin Mochrie is performing alongside Toronto-based comedian and executive producer of White Rhino Comedy, Toronto’s hottest improv comedy show.
  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $37.02 – $42.27

Serbian Fest

  • What: Experience Serbian culture with dances, sports, heritage, food, and much more.
  • Where: Serbian Orthodox Church – 16025 243rd Avenue East, De Winton
  • When: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22
  • Cost: $5 per person, with free parking

Michael Jackson’s Back from the Future

  • What: Doc and Marty need to travel back through time to meet a Mega-Popstar-Icon because the fate of the future may lie in his sequined-gloved hand.
  • Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre – 1002 37th Street SW
  • When: Now until June 26
  • Cost: $67 and up

Pond Skimming World Cup 2016

  • What: The first ever Pond Skimming World Cup will take place at the Sunshine Village Ski Resort in Banff as part of the three-day 2016 Slush Cup this May.
  • Where: Sunshine Village Ski Resort – 1 Sunshine access Road, Banff
  • When: Monday, May 23 at 1 p.m.
  • Cost: Three day passes to the Slush Cup cost $119 plus GST.

Skyline Luge

  • What: For the more adventurous side in you, try The Skyline Luge. It’s a three-wheeled cart, part go-kart and part toboggan that is thrilling for all ages and abilities.
  • Where: Skyline Luge Calgary – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • When: Saturday, May 14 to Sunday, October 9
  • Cost: $15 for 1 ride; $23 for 2 rides; $32 for 5 rides

Body Worlds Vital

  • What: Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self. Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display.
  • Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until May 31
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)

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