12 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, September 9

Sep 9 2017, 4:46 am

Do yourself a favour by leaving the house today to check out some of these awesome events happening around Calgary.

For more things going on around the city, take a look at our events section.

The Prairie Girls Vintage Market

  • What: Shop your favourite local makers and artists in a quaint antique farmhouse.
  • When: Saturday, September 9
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Cochrane Ag Society Barn – the NW corner of the junction of Highways 1A and 22
  • Admission: $3

Calgary PMA Fall Harvest 

  • What: Come grab some fresh and delicious produce for all your canning, pickling, and cooking needs. Proceeds from the event will go towards The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Community Kitchen Program, and the Heritage Park Society.
  • When: Saturday, September 9 to Sunday, September 10
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Admission: Regular park admission

Circle the Wagons 2017

Circle the wagons carnival

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  • What: Join the BassBus, YYCFoodTrucks, and Village Brewery for a traveling carnival that includes the best Calgary has to offer in local food, beer, music, art, and entertainment.
  • When Saturday, September 9
  • Time: 11 am to 11 pm
  • Where: Currie Life – 3951 Trasimene Crescent SW
  • Admission: $35

Brazilfest 2017

  • What: Celebrate Brazilian culture and heritage with live music, cuisine, and performances.
  • When: Saturday, September 9
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Eau Claire Market—200 Barclay Parade SW #202
  • Admission: Free!
  • Admission: $10 at the door

The People’s Poetry Festival

  • What: Eight different poetry events will be taking place around the East Village, allowing you to try your hand at writing, reading, or simply listening to spoken word.
  • When: Saturday, September 9
  • Time: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Where: Around Calgary’s East Village
  • Admission: Free, except for the Poetry Dive, which is $20 per person.

City of Calgary Cemetery Tours: St. Mary’s Pioneer Cemetery


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  • What: Go on a guided walking tour of one of Calgary’s historically significant cemeteries.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 2 to 3:30 pm (weather permitting)
  • Where: Meet inside the St. Mary’s Cemetery main gate at Erlton Street and 32 Avenue SW
  • Admission: Free!

Celebrate in the Park

  • What: Check out this party at Elbow Park Community Centre that features food trucks, beet tents, and an outdoor movie—ice cream and popcorn included.
  • When: Saturday, September 9
  • Time: 4:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Where: Elbow Park Community Centre—800 34th Avenue SW
  • Admission: $35 for adults, $25 for students, children, and seniors, available at elbowpark.com

George Lopez

  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • When: September 9
  • Cost: $62-$104

Monster Jam

  • What: Come see this motorsport as the best drivers in North America compete for the winning spot!
  • Where: Stampede Grandstand
  • When: September 9-10
  • Cost: $15-$65

Rockies Run Collective

  • What: Join Lululemon every Saturday morning for a fun morning run through iconic mountain landscapes and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town streets!
  • Where: Lululemon Banff – 121 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • When: Every Saturday morning at 9 am
  • Cost: FREE

Take a float down the Bow River

  • What: Bid summer adieu with a final float and admire the beautiful views that are beginning to change colour along the banks of the Bow!
  • Tips: Make sure that you have enough life jackets for your entire group, book your raft ahead of time, park a vehicle at the beginning and the end of your route and check weather advisories before heading out.
  • WhereLazy Day Raft RentalsSports RentThe Paddle Station and the Outdoor Centre at the University of Calgary

Go hiking in the Rockies

  • What: It’s larch season! Grab your cameras and hiking gear and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top of a mountain.
  • Where: Here are some of the best hiking spots in and around Banff to check out this summer.
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