70 things to do in Calgary this September

Aug 27 2018, 3:52 am

It’s back to school we go!

At least that will be the grind if you’re a kid, parent, or university-goer.

Calgary’s leaves have begun to turn and the weather has cooled down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a ton fun activities happening around the city to get you outdoors and basking in all the beauty that Fall has to offer.

Take a spin by the river, try out a life-size board game throughout the city, or attend one of the many festivals and markets happening all month long. Don’t forget about your fall fitness routine!

We have put together 70 of the very best things happening this September here in Calgary. Are you ready for the best month of 2018 yet?

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Get Outside


The 2018 Calgary corn maze design (calgarycornmaze/Instagram)

Get lost in a corn maze

What: There is no better way to welcome fall then heading out to one of Calgary’s many corn mazes and enjoying a fun-filled farm adventure. You can’t miss the “Outback Adventure” design at Cobbs Adventure park, along with the Kangaroo Petting Zoo, tractor rides, ropes course, and more.

Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park and Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm

Soak and sleep at Kananaskis Nordic Spa

What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies. For the month of September, prepare for a deep slumber by hitting up the spa after an adventure-packed day in K-Country. Until September 30, when you stay at the new Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, you can enjoy full access to the spa from 7 to 9 pm for only $35 per person. No pre-appointment necessary.

When: September 1 to 30

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Cost: $35

Go hiking in the Rockies

What: It’s officially larch season (it’s a type of tree.) Grab your cameras and hiking gear and head up to the mountains to spend the day reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top.

Where: Here are some of the best hiking spots in and around Banff to check out this summer and fall.

Go on a Clue Solving Adventure with Mystery Towns

What: Looking for a way to switch up date night or a new activity to keep the family busy? Check out Mystery Towns and enjoy an exciting mystery-filled adventure. Instantly accessible via clues to your smartphone, each Mystery Towns adventure combines the fun of a scavenger hunt, the puzzles of an escape room, and the challenge of an Amazing Race. This is the perfect way to discover a new city or hidden gems you never knew of in your own hometown. Good luck!

Where: Currently available in both Calgary, Canmore, and Edmonton (as of September 2018) and soon to be available in Banff.

Register: Online, $49 to $99

Play a Round at Alberta’s Golf Course

What: After five long years following the 2013 flood, Kananaskis Country Golf Course has officially re-opened and back to a full 36-hole facility. Their first season is well underway, and there is merely a month left to check out this world-class course. Play a round on either Mt. Lorette or Mt. Kidd, or simply check out the view from their patio after a day of adventuring in K-Country. The views certainly won’t disappoint!

Where: #1 Lorette Drive, Kananaskis Alberta

Rent a bike and go on a river adventure

What: Grab your squad, get yourself some wheels, and put those bike paths to good use — all while seeing the city from a different perspective.

Where: Rent bikes at these locations: Rath Bicycle and Bike and Brew

Take a float down the Bow River

What: This is a tradition most of us Calgarians look forward to doing at least once during the summer. Plus, it’s the ultimate refresher when stuck in a prairie heat wave.

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

Head out of town for a mountain adventure

What: Adventure Hub is a bonafide collective that has joined forces to give you unforgettable adventures in the Rocky Mountains. From horseback riding to cave tours to river rafting and much more. In the mood for adventure? Take your pick.

Where: In and around Banff and Canmore

Get Active

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The Sweat Series

What: Join Parts + Labour founder, Jennifer Mehlko as she collaborates with various fitness studios around the city to bring you a sweaty, soul-filled workout series. Movement, health, wellness, and fashion from the inside-out — there is no better way to spend your Saturday!


Saturday, September 8 – Yoga x Spin at Movement U

Saturday, September 15 – Triple Threat (Climb x Kitchen x Flow) at Kult

Register: through your MindBody account, $20

Summer Yoga and Movie Night on the Rooftop

What: They’re back. Sweat it out in a rooftop yoga sesh with instructor Stacey Irvine and The Livery
 and then curl up as you watch a classic film on the big screen. Bring your mat along with a cozy blanket and pillow — just in case it cools down throughout the evening.

When: Friday, September 7

Time: 7:30 to 11 pm

Where: Junction 9 Yoga and Pilates – 919 9th Avenue SE

Cost: $20 drop-in fee

MS Golf Calgary

What: Come out and play a round at Elbow Springs Golf Club to help raise money towards cutting-edge MS research and programs and services for people living with the disease. Your ticket covers breakfast, 18-holes of golf, a tee gift, dinner, and after golf program.

When: Tuesday, September 12

Time: 8 am (Shotgun is at 9 am)

Where: Elbow Springs Golf Club – 240086 Lott Creek Drive

Admission: $300+

Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

What: Join the community at this special event to raise money for persons affected by MD. There will be a ton of family festivities happening all day long, such as a 1 km walk around Bowness Park.

When: Saturday, September 15

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Where: Bowness Park – 8900 48th Avenue NW

Registration: Online

Terry Fox Run

What: Walk, run, or ride 1 km, 5 km, or 10 km as you join the community in commemorating the life of Canadian Hero, Terry Fox, and raise money for cancer research.

When: Sunday, September 16

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 am

Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE

Registration: Online

Run in the 11th Annual Hustle for the House

What: Formerly known as the iconic “Rock the House Run,” you’ll be able to run either 5 km or 10 km in support of Southern Alberta’s Ronald McDonald House Charity. It’s named “Calgary’s Favourite Family Run” for a reason. Better start training now.

When: Sunday, September 16

Time: Begins at 8:30 am

Where: The race starts and ends at Market Mall – 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW

Registration: Online,  $20 to $55

September Markets

August 20

East Village Junction cargo container pop-up market (East Village/Facebook)

Shop the East Village Junction

What: In only one year, this colourful container lot has turned into a popular Calgary mainstay. Located behind the King Edward Hotel, this is a unique destination that features local retail shops, workshops, music, art, and, of course, YYC Food Trucks. You won’t want to miss out on the fun summer festivities that they have planned at this hip community gathering space this summer.

When: May 18 to September 3

Where: 430 8th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

YYC Free Market

What: Back for one last gig. Give and take (leaving no trace) is the theme of this fun yearly summer market.

When: Tuesday, September 4

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Where: Container Site in Sunnyside – 1010 2nd Avenue NW

Admission: FREE

Grab fresh produce at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

What: Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers’ market. The market will go on rain or shine, so come prepared.

When: Every Wednesday

Time: 3 to 7 pm

Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW

Admission: FREE

The Prairie Girls Vintage Market

What: Shop your favourite local makers and artists (over 50) in a quaint antique farmhouse in the heart of Cochrane, featuring food trucks and exciting live entertainment.

When: September 7 and 8


Friday: 4 to 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Cochrane AG Society Barn – the NW corner of the junction of Highways 1A and 22

Admission: $4 for a single day pass and $6 for a two-day pass (a portion of the proceeds will go towards Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane)

Inglewood Night Market

What: It’s the last night market of the summer and it’s revving up to be the biggest and best one yet. Be sure to come with an empty stomach and the desire to shop till the sun goes down. The event goes on rain or shine, so come prepared. We hear there will even be a grand Oktoberfest celebration with all of the Inglewood Breweries — stay tuned for more details.

When: September 14 and 15

Time: 5 pm onward

Where: 9th Avenue and 10th Street SE

Admission: FREE

Little Modern Market: Fall Edition

What: Shop local and find the best locally-made gems at the fall edition of Little Modern Market. Featuring food trucks, live entertainment, and over 50 vendors to shop from, this market is a must-visit. Perusing this market with your friends, family, or significant other is  the best way to spend a chilly fall afternoon.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 9:30 and to 3:30 pm

Where: Rally Pointe – 11511 35th Street SE

Admission: $5 entry

Etsy: Made in Canada

What: Now is your chance to shop your favourite YYC Etsy shops (110+) in the flesh at this two-day market. Shop the Sneak Peek event on Friday and get a chance to check out all the different vendors before everything is picked over by the general public on Saturday.

When: September 28 to 29


Friday: 5 to 9 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE

Cost: Friday tickets can be purchased in advance online ($8), for Saturday it’s $5 at the door. Kids 12 and under are FREE.

Festivals and Other Events

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Fiesta Filipino 2018

What: Kick it Filipino style! A fiesta is meant to be a special time with friends with delicious food, fellowship and various activities. Join them for their fourth consecutive year and be a part of one of the largest fiestas in Alberta.

Where: Olympic Plaza – 288 8th Avenue SE

When: August 31 to September 2

Cost: Free admission

Honens Festival

What: Watch emerging pianists compete throughout a heavy piano competition, along with a variety of other events including a reading of ‘The Hockey Sweater’ set to live piano music. The festival will end with an afternoon musical concert in the middle of the Beltline in Central Memorial Park.

When: August 30 to September 8

Time: Ranges per event

Where: Locations vary around the city

Calgary Highland Games

What: The Highland Games are coming back to Calgary this month, where attendees will be able to enjoy Scottish drink, dancing, feats of athleticism, and a serious beer garden.

When: Saturday, September 1, 2018

Time: Starts at 9 am

Where: Calgary Rugby Union – 9025 Shepard Road SE

Admission: Available online, $20

Tickets: Online, $10 to $97

Canmore Highland Games

What: That’s right, our region get not one, but two Highland games. Take part in the Scottish festivities a little closer to the Rocky Mountains at the Canmore Highland Games. From ‘Taste of the Highlands” to “The Ceilidh,” this weekend-long celebration will be one for the history books. Celebrate the rich Scottish history of the area, dating back to 1884 when Donald A Smith named the town after King Malcolm Canmore lll of Scotland.

When: Saturday, September 1 to Sunday, September 2, 2018

Time: 5 to 9 pm on Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm on Sunday

Where: Centennial Park — Canmore

Admission: Available online, $60 for two-day pass

Calgary Pride

What: It’s the most colourful celebration of the year. Enjoy a week of festivities as you celebrate love, equality and happiness in YYC.

When: August 24 to September 3

Time: Varies per event

Where: Various locations

Tickets: Vary per event. See full event listings here

Halloweekends at Calaway Park 

What: Halloween is beginning early at Calaway Park. Will you take a stroll down Hallo-Street? We dare you.

When: September 8 to October 8

Time: Regular park hours

Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33

Admission: regular park admission

Boo Crew Costume Party

What: Grab the family and come dressed to impressed at this Halloween Boonanza.

When: September 15 and 16

Time: Regular park hours

Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33

Admission: regular park admission

Adults Only Night: Hack It

What: Hacking is the art of making something the way you want it and exactly what humans have been doing since the beginning. Why not try this in your own life with your mood? Come and find out how at this month’s Adult Only Night at Telus Spark.

When: Thursday, September 13

Time: 6 to 10 pm

Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE

Cost: Online, $26

Calgary International Film Festival

What: Check out over 200 films over the course of 12 days at the highly-anticipated CIFF — you may just find a new favourite film. Throughout the festival experience gala events, special screenings, up-close-and-personal presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Where: Locations and schedule can be found here

Admission: Available online, full festival pass $350, or $16 for one showing. Bundle passes are available as well

The Calgary Fall Home Show

What: Fall in love with your home all over again at the Calgary Fall Home Show. Get inspired to add maximalism’into your life with a unique installation designed by Amanda Hamilton and take a look-see into the future in the Telus Future Home set-up. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain expert advice from home reno pros, such as HGTV’s Tiffany Pratt, Tommy Smythe, and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perraul, along with some of the Calgary’s top designers. By the end of the weekend, you’ll have all the tools you need to make your home the sanctuary it should be.

When: September 20 to 23


Thursday: 4 to 9 pm

Friday: 12 pm to 9 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm

Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE

Tickets: Online $13 to $16

Calgary Metalfest

What: Calgary’s Metalfest is back this September, and though a lineup has yet to be announced, we know that it’s going to be a seriously rocking time.

When: Friday, September 21 to Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time: TBD

Where: TBD

Admission: TBD


What: Anyone interested in board games or miniatures should come out to SAIT for a weekend full of FallCon fun.

When: Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time: 5 to 11:30 pm on Friday, 9 am to 11:30 pm on Saturday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday

Where: SAIT — 1301 16th Avenue NW, Calgary

Admission: Available online, $48 for full weekend, $20 to $28 for single day

Railway Days

What: As one of the only sites in North America that have two steam locomotives on site, Heritage Park and CP Rail invite you for a weekend of demonstrations, hands-on activities, exciting exhibits, and anything train related. You’ll get to experience the great western rail adventure at Heritage Park.

When: September 22 to 23

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Admission: General admission to park

Doors Open YYC

What: Calgary businesses are opening their doors to the general public for the seventh year in a row as Doors Open YYC returns for 2018. The event allows Calgarians to play tourist in their own city for free as local businesses let the public take a look at what goes on in their operations.

When: Saturday, September 22 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time: There are activities all throughout the day

Where: All over the city

Admission: Free

Brix N Blot LEGO Fan Expo

What: Prepare to have your mind blown as you see what these builders have created with simply LEGO. Who said LEGO was for kids only?

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW

Tickets: Online, $5 to $7

Canada-India International Expo 2018 

What: Explore trade and business opportunities with Canada and North America while meeting leading Canadian Business and Government Agencies.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 10 am to 9 pm

Where: Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE

Admission: FREE

Parkluxe 2017 presented by Bankers Hall

What: Calling all fashionistas! Enjoy this luxury art and fashion show featuring some of Canada’s best high-end fashion designers and artists. Come and celebrate the Canadain fashion industry at one of Calgary’s best, most exquisite fashion event of the year. Stay tuned for a fun release of designers that you can expect at the show.

When: Saturday, September 29

Time: 7 to 11:30 pm

Where: Brookfield Place, Downton Calgary – 225 6 Avenue SW

Tickets: Online, $75 to $300

Food and Drink Festivities


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Soak up the last rays of summer on a patio

What: Take a break from the heat and have an ice-cold bevy on one of Calgary’s best patios. From rooftops to hidden gardens, there are plenty of spots to choose from that will have the vibe and ambience you’re looking for. Check out some of Calgary’s best rooftop patios here.

Hit up the King Eddy

What: The highly-anticipated King Eddy is finally (and permanently) re-opened. The revitalized King Edward Hotel was built way back in 1905, so to say this spot is legendary would be an understatement. Patrons can expect a regular lineup of talented musicians at this spot, along with a menu of killer grub and drinks. Don’t forget about their incredible rooftop.


Monday to Wednesday: 11 am to 10 pm

Thursday and Friday: 11 am to 2 am

Saturday: 9 am to 2 am

Sunday: 9 am to 10 pm

Where: 438 9th Avenue SE

Tea on the Verandah

What: Pinkies up. Enjoy high tea and assorted baked goods on the front porch of Heritage Park’s newest exhibit the “Famous 5″ Centre for Women.

When: Saturdays and Sundays until September 2

Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Cost: Call (403) 268-8500 to reserve, Adults – $22.95 +GST, Child (Under 12) – $15.95 +GST

BBQ on the Bow

What: Featuring many teams of BBQ Competitors, along with cooking demonstrations, kids activities, a local marketplace, beer gardens and live music from many of Calgary’s top local bands.

When: September 1 and 2

Time: 11 am to 8 pm

Where: Montgomery Community Centre – 50003 16th Avenue NW

Cost: Free for all ages

Calgary Food Fest 2017

What: Eat for a good cause — sounds simple enough to us! This year’s third annual Food Fest will be supporting The Calgary Food Bank and Calgary’s Sonshine Community Services with plans to increase the event’s impact and continue to work towards making the world a better place. Last year over 2,800 people attended this delicious and worthy festival, let’s aim to double that this time around, Calgary.

When: Saturday, September 8

Time: 11 am to 3:30 pm

Where: 11400 27th Street SE

Cost: FREE

Circle – The Travelling Food, Beer & Music Carnival

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What: Join the BassBus, YYCFoodTrucks, and Village Brewery for the fifth year of Calgary’s favourite travelling carnival. Celebrate the best things in life as you indulge with fine food, chilled bevys, music on the stereo and a 30,000 ball ball-pit (yes, adults are allowed in) with all your closest friends and family. There will also be a Fast ‘n’ The Furriest Wiener Dog Race that you certainly won’t want to miss.

When Saturday, September 8

Time: 11 am to 11 pm

Where: Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 9th Avenue SW

Tickets: Online $41

Inglewood Brewery Flats: Oktoberfest

What: Enjoy live music, shopping at the Inglewood Night Market, and chilled beer from all your favourite Inglewood and Ramsey breweries. Come celebrate the end of an unreal summer at this Oktoberfest.

When: September 14 and 15

Time: 5 to 11 pm

Where: 1216 11th Avenue SE

Admission: FREE

Big Rock Barn Burner Ft. Sam Roberts Band

What: For the second year in a row the Big Rock Barn Burner is bringing an afternoon of live music, delicious food, amazing brews, and even better company to the Big Rock Brewery. Join them for a special performance by headliner Sam Roberts Band along with Leeroy Stagger.

When: Saturday, September 15

Time: 3 pm

Where: Big Rock Brewery – 5555 6th Avenue SE

Tickets: Online, $35

The Mashing

What: The Mashing is a common process used in brewing, distilling, and cider making, and Alberta Beer Festivals is bringing together all the best in each category to give you a unique sampling event you simply have to attend. Be prepared to be transported into a whole new world as you immerse yourself in the farm to table brews, along with live music, art installations, photography walls, and more.

When: September 21 and 22

Time: 3 to 10 pm

Where: Stampede Grandstand – 1700 3rd Street SE

Tickets: Online, $19 to $49

YYC Pizza Week

What: Get in on the YYC Pizza Week fun by picking up your pizza passport at participating restaurants and get it stamped every time you eat a YYC Pizza Week pizza for the opportunity to win prizes. It’s time to grab some za!

When: Friday, September 21, to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Where: Participating restaurants around the city

Cost: Pizzas tend to go for around $20 to $25

Art and Culture

Jill Paddock Art Exhibition 

What: You might recognize her colourful works from the walls of many local Calgary businesses. On Friday, August 24 Jill Paddock kicked off her very first solo art show. Throughout the month you’ll be able to purchase unframed art, notebooks, t-shirts, and even a few minimal nude art pieces that she’s so well known for. Come down and celebrate her all month long as she kicks off this incredible milestone in her artistic career.

When: August 22 to October 1

Time: 6:30 am to 9 pm

Where: Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters – 2207 4th Street SW

Admission: FREE

Free First Thursday

What: Explore the Glenbow at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month. They are launching some neat new exhibitions this month that you won’t want to miss out on.

When: Thursday, September 6

Time: 5 pm to close

Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free


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What: Everyone’s favourite interactive art show is back for another year of exciting scientific fun – expect electric bolts to light up the sky (we aren’t kidding!). Explore the city and visit the various sites that are interconnected with a common theme.

When: September 19 to 23

Where: Various locations around Calgary

Tickets: Online, varies per location

BMJ’s Dance Me Featuring the music of Leonard Cohen 

What: See this Canadian writer’s music come to life in a way you’ve never heard it before. Leonard Cohen was one of Canada’s most influential literary and musical icons and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal aims to explore his prolific body of work, all while interpreting it in an unforgettable commemoration to this incredible legend.

When: September 20 to 22

Time: 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW

Tickets : Ticketmaster,

East Side Studio Crawl

What: Calling all art lovers, young and old. Join some of Calgary’s most talented creatives for the on the 14th annual Art Crawl. You’ll have the opportunity to discover five different galleries in Inglewood and Ramsey that feature over 80 different local artists. There will also be the opportunity to partake in demos while entering for your chance to win an original art piece made by one of the resident artists.

When: Saturday, September 15


Burns Visual Arts Society – 828 24th Avenue SE

Jeff De Boer, Sculptor – Bay 3, 1701 11th Street SE

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild – 1139 11th Street SE

Artpoint Gallery and Studio – 1139 11th Street SE

Studio 4 Painters 1439 10th Avenue SE

Nvrlnd – 1048 12th Avenue SE

Workshop Studios – Bay 3, 2501 Alyth Road SE

Cost: FREE

Wordfest presents AJ Finn & Mary Kubica

What: If you love a glass of wine and a mind bending tale, this event will be right up your alley! These two authors are the writers of the season’s hottest thrillers. Hear them read an excerpt live and get a chance to meet them, ask your burning questions, and get your book signed and autographed by the authors themselves.

When: Tuesday, September 18

Time: 7 to 8:30 pm

Where: Memorial Park Library – 1221 2nd Street SW

Tickets: Online, $15

Check out one of the many exhibitions happening at the Glenbow

What: Come out to see some seriously awesome works of art at one of Calgary’s favourite cultural centres.

Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master – June 16 to September 9

One New Work Gwenessa Lam: Who Magic – June 16 to September 9

Recent Acquisitions 2018 – June 30 to December 9

The Artist’s Mirror: Self Portraits – March 10 to January 2019

Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9tth Avenue SE

Cost: Regular admission to the museum

Concerts and Performances

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An Evening with Chicago

When: Tuesday, September 4

Time: 8 pm

Where:  Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $63 to $280

Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold Tour’ 18

When: Thursday, September 6

Time: 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $74 to $430

The Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour

When: Saturday, September 8

Time: 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $47 to $282

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls Be More Kind Tour 2018

When: Wednesday, September 12

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW

Tickets: Online, $20 to $44.50

Sam Smith: The Thrill of it All Tour

When: Thursday, September 13

Time: 8 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $45 to $143

The Rewind Tour Ft. AQUA with special guests Prozzäk and Whigfield

When: Thursday, September 13

Time: 8 pm

Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW

Tickets: Online

Rise Against – Mourning in Amerika Tour

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 6 pm

Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $196 to $286

Keith Urban: Graffiti U World Tour

When: Sunday, September 23

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $90 to $312

The Coronas

When: Tuesday, September 25

Time: 8 pm

Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue NW

Tickets: Online, $26.25

Steve Earle & The Dukes 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road

When: Wednesday, September 9

Time: 8 pm

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $57 to $220

Sporting Events

Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders

What: Grab your jersey and head down to McMahon Stadium for a tailgate and a chance to cheer on the Calgary Stampeders.


Monday, September 3 vs the Edmonton Eskimos at 1 pm

Friday, September 28 vs the Toronto Argonauts at 7 pm

Where: McMahon Stadium — 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

Tickets: Ticketmaster

2018 Labour Day Classic

What: White is mandatory unless you’re wearing red to cheer on the Stampeders! Head to the Tail Gate Party, located in the McMahon Stadium parking lot, to kick off the exciting festivities at the most anticipated game of the season!

When: Monday, September 3

Time: 1 pm

Where: McMahon Stadium — 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

Tickets: Online, $40

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

What: The Flames are back with a vengeance for another season. Grab your jersey and come to cheer them on in a sea of red down at the Dome.


Monday, September 17 vs the Edmonton Oilers at 7 pm

Saturday, September 22 vs the Vancouver Canucks

Monday, September 24 vs the Winnipeg Jets at 7 pm

Tuesday, September 25 vs the San Jose Sharks at 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen

What: The Hitmen are always known for raising the bar and putting their all into every game. Come cheer them on and wish them luck in the 2018/19 season!


Saturday, September 25 vs Kootenay Ice at 7 pm

Saturday, September 29 vs the Edmonton Oil Kings at 7 pm

Sunday, September 30 vs the Red Deer Rebels

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Monster Jam

What: Come see this motorsport as the best Monster Truck drivers in North America compete for the winning spot.

When: September 8 to 9


Saturday: 7 pm

Sunday: 2 pm

Where: Stampede Grandstand

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $17 to $76

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