What: A host to 27 international balloons from Belgium, UK, USA and Canada. The balloons will compete by navigating from one place to the next. The event will also feature Night Glow where the balloons will be lit up for viewing.
Where: 1104 11 Ave SE, High River
When: Wednesday, September 23 to Sunday, September 27, 2015
What: An annual Pan-Canadian movement to raise awareness, participation, and engagement of all Canadians in arts and cultural life. There will be many free family events taking place over the three-day event, including rock concerts, dance demonstrations, historic exhibits, film screenings and more.
When: Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27
What: In one night, 13 cities and 50 restaurants will participate in Restaurants For Change with the goal to support the right to healthy food for all Canadians. Show your support by making a reservation at a participating restaurant.
What: The park will be closing soon for the year so come and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and themed activities like pumpkin baking demonstrations, crafts, and more. If you come before 10:30 a.m. they will be serving pancakes to the first 500 guests at Gunn’s Dairy Barn.
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
When: Saturday, October 10 to Monday, October 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $26 for adult general admission, $13 for child (3 to 6), $19 for youth (7 to 14) and $20 for senior
What: This three day festival has something exciting to do every night. Friday night features Kitten N’ Lou, Saturday Night Cabaret features Judith Stein and Sunday brunch finishes with up coming stars from far and wide.
What: Watch this play at Stage West about a rock star wannabe in New Jersey, Robbie Hart. He is the life of the party until his wife decides to leave him at the alter, he then goes to make other peoples weddings as miserable as his own.
Where: Stage West Calgary – 727 42 Ave SE, Calgary
When: Friday, September 4 to Sunday, November 8; 6 p.m. (Tuesdays to Saturdays) and 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Sundays)
What: Perfect for the 8 and under crowd as there will be a wagon ride, animals, and your child will get to decorate a kid-sized pumpkin that they can take home at the end of the day. Remember to wear something orange to celebrate the fall season.
What: Theater Calgary will be putting on A Christmas Carol, where Stephen Hair will be putting on his 22nd year as Ebenezer Scrooge. Try to book as early as possible because last years shows were all sold out.
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
When: Thursday, November 26 to Thursday, December 24
What: With only five performances this is a must see annual holiday tradition. Calgary Opera Emerging Artists present a Showcase production with chamber orchestra of the one-act opera, The Enchanted Child paired with magical melange of carols.
What: Come to Chestermere to enjoy a day of shopping, this year they are utilizing more space and are offering free door prizes of “CrazyBucks”, which is worth $25 for any of the vendors on the day of the event.
Where: Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre – 201 W Chestermere Dr., Chestermere
When: Saturday, November 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free admission with Food Bank donation
What: Fort Calgary will be hosting its annual Artisan Fair, where rooms and floors will be set up with local arts and crafts tables to get you into the holiday season. A fresh made lunch at the counter will also be offered.
Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Ave. SE
When: Friday, November 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: Celebrating their 39th year there will be over 65 local artists exhibiting their original fine art and unique handcrafts including pottery, jewelry, paintings, woodwork, fiber arts, country crafts and more.
Where: Bragg Creek Centre – 23 White Ave, Brag Creek
When: Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: Explore Calgary’s premier art and craft sale and is designed for Christmas gift giving. Over 200 professional artisans from across Canada will be present, offering diversity and an amazing selection.
Where: TELUS Convention Centre – 136 8 Ave SE
When: Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 22; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Thursday and Friday), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday), and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday)