18 things to do in Calgary this week: September 11 to 17

Sep 12 2017, 1:30 am

Looking for something awesome to do with your last full week of summer? Check out our list and you’ll be sure to find something exciting to do in these precious last days before fall.

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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

Get lost in a Corn Maze

Rock the House Run

  • What: Run either 5K or 10K in support of Southern Alberta’s Ronald McDonald House Charity. It’s named “Calgary’s Favourite Family Run” for a reason!
  • Where: The race starts and ends at Market Mall – 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
  • When: September 17
  • Cost: $15-$45

30 in 30

  • What: 30 classes, including Row, HIIT, and Spin, in 30 days – think you can do it? Registration opens up on MINDBODY August 1.
  • Where: Movement U – #16 4 Street NE
  • When: September 1-30
  • Cost: $150

Calgary Farmers’ Market Pop-Up Market

  • What: Join the Calgary Farmers’ Market in their harvest celebration where you will have the opportunity to shop fresh, local fruits and vegetables, nuts, tea, kombucha and more in their mini market at South Health Campus.
  • Where: South Health Campus – 4448 Front Street SW
  • When: September 13
  • Cost: FREE

Market Collective: 9 Year Anniversary 

  • What: Market Collective is celebrating their 9th anniversary with a by hosting a large market full of new and old makers, artists and vendors from all over Alberta. There will also be various interactive art installations, along with food trucks, live music and more! Come celebrate 9 years of community building and the arts here in Calgary!
  • Where: The Yellow Warehouse in Inglewood – 1390 17th Avenue SE
  • When: September 15-17
  • Cost: $5 for the weekend (Kids under 12 are FREE)

DIY Terrariums

  • Where: Craft Beer Market – 345 10 Avenue SW
  • When: September 12
  • Cost: $60

Alberta Beer Girls at Zero Issue Brewing

  • What: You know it’s going to be a great event when it starts off with a beer flight! Learn the details on how exactly yeast is used in the brewing process as you make your way through a complete brewery tour with Christina Owczarek. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Calgary Women’s Shelter!
  • Where: Zero Issue Brewing – 4210 12 Street NE
  • When: September 16
  • Cost: $45

Grizzly Beer Festival

  • What: Calling all craft beer connoisseurs! For only $2 a drink ticket, sample various local brews from breweries across Alberta and BC. Some of the confirmed breweries thus far are Trolley 5 Brewpub, Grizzly Paw Brewing Co., Lonetree Cider, Labatt Brewing Co. and so many more! There is also a free shuttle available to take you to and from the village – now that’s an offer you can’t refuse!
  • Where: Bear’s Den Smokehouse and Patio – 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise
  • When: September 16
  • Cost: No cover – just $2 per drink ticket

Calgary Food Fest 2017

  • What: Eat for a good cause, sounds simple enough to us! This year’s second annual Food Fest will be supporting The Calgary Food Bank and She Rescue Homes with plans to increase the event’s impact and continue to make the world a better place.
  • Where: 11400 27 Street SE
  • When: September 16
  • Cost: FREE

Summer Yoga and Movie Night on the Rooftop

  • What: Sweat it out in a rooftop yoga sesh and then curl up as you watch a classic film on the big screen!
  • Where: Junction 9 Yoga and Pilates – 919 9 Avenue SE
  • When: September 15
  • Cost: Drop in fee

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 find out how at this months Adult Only Night at Telus Spark.
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: September 14
  • Cost: General Admission to Telus Spark

Metal Festival

  • What: Calling all metalheads!
  • Where: Various locations around Calgary
  • When: September 17
  • Cost: TBA


  • What: Everyone’s favourite interactive art show is back for another year of exciting scientific fun. Explore the city and visit the 14 different sites that are interconnected with a common theme, the ups and downs of the journey of invention. At each stop you can go two different directions. Who knows the where the route you choose will take you!
  • Where: Various locations around Calgary
  • When: September 13-17
  • Cost: Varies per location

East Side Studio Crawl

  • What: Calling all art lovers, young and old! Come on the 14th annual Art Crawl through 5 different galleries in Inglewood and Ramsey that features over 80 different local artists.
  • Where:
  • Burns Visual Arts Society – 828 24 Avenue SE
  • Jeff De Boer, Sculpter – Bay 3, 1701 11 Street SE
  • Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guilde – 1139 11 Street SE
  • Artpoint Gallery and Studio – 1139 11 Street SE
  • Studio 4 Painteres 1439 10 Avenue SE
  • When: September 16
  • Cost: FREE

Daniel O’Donnell: Back Home Again Tour

  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: September 12
  • Cost: $30-$115

I Love the ’90s Tour

  • Where: Winsport Arena at Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • When: September 13
  • Cost: $62-$104

Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders

  • What: Cheer on our Stamps as they make their way to the Grey Cup!
  • Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
  • When: September 16 vs BC at 5 pm
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