25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: September 20 to 22

Sep 19 2019, 5:00 am

The last official weekend of summer! Say so long to the season with these 25 events happening in Calgary on Friday, September 20; Saturday, September 21; and Sunday, September 22. Check out WWE Live, AppleFest, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

Friday, September 20

YYC Climate Expo and Parade

What: Climate Expo and Parade is the kickoff event for Climate Week YYC. The expo features workshops, live music, and educational tables, while the parade showcases youth speakers, musicians, dancers, marching bands, and more.

When: September 20, 2019
Time: 3 to 6 pm
Where: Calgary Municipal Plaza – 800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

WWE Live

What: Professional wrestling returns to Calgary as Stampede Corral hosts WWE Live. Some of the WWE Superstars expected to attend include Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, Samoa Joe, Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, and more.

When: September 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Strathmore Farmers’ Market

What: The Strathmore Farmers’ Market was established in 1997 and is an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market. Vendors include dairy products, baked goods, crafts, and more.

When: Every Friday until September 20, 2019
Time: 3 to 6:30 pm
Address: Strathmore Kinsmen Park – Lakeside Blvd, Strathmore
Admission: Free

YYC Bike Awards & Celebration

What: The annual YYC Bike Awards spotlights contributions to Calgary cycling by commuters, advocates, businesses, and schools. The event is also a fundraiser for Bike Calgary, with silent auction items up for grab, food, and drinks available for sale, and a celebration to follow.

When: September 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 11:30 pm
Where: Sunalta Community Centre – 1627 10 Ave SW Calgary
Tickets: Online

Locked Library: Time Travel

What: Locked Library is an event that will see teams of contestants entering Central Library on September 20, trying to escape the building within the allotted time. The event is expected to last up to two hours and will run from 7:30 to 9:30 pm — giving attendees a chance to experience the architecturally stunning building after hours. All proceeds go towards supporting the Calgary Public Library. Presented in partnership with Beakerhead.

When: September 20, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, event 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library — 800 3rd Street SE, Calgary
Registration: Online

Saturday, September 21

The September Shindig at Heritage Park

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Heritage Park Historical Village (Bernard Spragg. NZ/Flickr)

What: Heritage Park’s largest fundraiser of the year. The September Shindig revives the spirit of the “wild west” with live entertainment, food and drinks, silent and live auction, and more.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 5 pm to 12 midnight
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

East Side Studio Crawl

What: The 16th annual East Aide Studio Crawl in Inglewood and Ramsey invites you to explore studios and meet creators in six locations: Burns Visual Arts Society, Artpoint, Heritage Weavers, Jeff de Boer, Workshop Studios, and NVRLND.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Millarville Farmers’ Market

What: Meet and shop at growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists at Millarville Farmers’ Market. Children five to 12 years can also join the Market Buds program. Participants will learn where their food comes from, gain confidence in conversation with Alberta Produce farmers and BC Fruit farmers, make healthy food choices, and hold sole responsibility for maintaining their own punch card and tokens. Tokens for spending on vegetables and fruit are earned by completing a weekly activity in the Market Buds area located in the garden.

When: Every Saturday until October 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Address: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville
Admission: $3, with proceeds going to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack.

Kiwanis Apple Festival


What: Celebrate Kiwanis Apple Festival with apple baking and tasting, family activities, live entertainment, silent auction, farmers’ market, and more.

When: September 21 to 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Kamp Kiwanis –  241001 Range Road 42, Calgary
Admission: Free

YYC Pizza Week

What: A 10-day annual event featuring participating restaurants creating an original pizza to see whose is the best. Partial proceeds from all pizza go to Calgary Meals on Wheels. More than 40 restaurants and the community have raised over $42,000 in the past five years.

When: September 21 until September 29, 2019
Where: Participating restaurants around the city
Cost: Pizzas tend to go for around $20 to $25

Free Pumpkin Spice Pancake Breakfast

What: Head to ENMAX Park on September 21 for a Community Fall Fair. Enjoy a day of fall festivities including a free pumpkin spice pancake breakfast, food trucks, live music and entertainment, children activities, and a market featuring handmade goods and local produce.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm (pancake breakfast ends at 12 noon or while supplies last)
Where: ENMAX Park, Stampede Park
Admission: Free

Calgary Clown Festival

What: Pumphouse Theatre and The Calgary Clown Society presents the first-ever Calgary Clown Festival. Featuring workshops, late-night cabarets, and performances by six Physical Theatre companies.

When: Now to September 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices


What: ParksFest celebrates the 10th anniversary of Parks Foundation Calgary’s Building Communities program. The event features live entertainment, carnival food, giant inflatable games, swag and more.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Haultain Park – 225 – 13 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

What: Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s second annual Indigenous Art Exhibition is being showcased at a number of venues around Calgary this fall and winter.

When: Now to September 29, October 1 to November 29, December 2, 2019, to January 18, 2020
Time: Various times
Address: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary; Arts Commons – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary; Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunday, September 22

Fall at Calgary Farmyard

What: There are many events to enjoy this fall at Calgary Farmyard, including an 11-acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, and more. Plus there are Flashlight Nights in the Maze every Friday and Saturday starting September 20, and a Pumpkin Festival every Saturday and Sunday starting October 5.

When: Fridays to Sundays until October 27, 2019 (also open Thanksgiving Monday
Time: Various times
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
Tickets: Online


Beakerhead 2019


What: Calgary’s favourite festival of science, arts, and engineering features exhibits propped up all over downtown YYC. The celebration also features engineered art, concerts, performances, hands-on workshops, bizarre vehicles, and spontaneous acts of science and technology. Another highlight is The Spectacle happening on September 21 at Prince’s Island Park.

When: Now until September 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

The Calgary Fall Home Show

What: Fall in love with your home all over again at the Calgary Fall Home Show. Explore the marketplace filled with home-related products and services. There will also be many demos and presentations to help you with your next home project.

When: Now to September 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE

Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market

What: Check out over 120 vendors at Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market. During the market, a caterer inside the Lions Hall provides breakfast and brunch/lunch from about 9 am to 2 pm.  Several of the outside food vendors also sell food you can eat at the market.

When: Every Sunday until October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Address: Lions Club of Bearspaw – 25240 Nagway Rd, Calgary
Admission: Free

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC

What: Cavalry FC take on the Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at Spruce Meadows.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: Granary Road’s AppleFest features orchard-fresh apples, vendors with apple-themed products and foods, the active Learning Park featuring the Orchard Tree House, and more.

When: September 21 and September 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: Granary Road – 226066 112th St W MD of Foothills, Calgary
Admission: $15

Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association Trail’s End 2019


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What: Trail’s End 2019 features 30 cowboy poets and western balladeers in a weekend of authentic western cowboy music and poetry.

When: September 20 to September 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Wild Wild West Event Centre – 67 Commercial Court, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sarah Geronimo

What: Filipino singer, dancer, and actress Sarah Geronimo presents This 15 Me Live at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Kids at the Opera

What: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic Chorus take the stage with award-winning soprano Anne-Marie MacIntosh and tenor Charles Sy for Kids at the Opera. The event will feature the music of Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and more. Plus arrive an hour early to meet musicians and try and instrument at the Instrument Discovery Zoo.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 2 pm (Instrument Discovery Zoo), 3 pm (Kids at the Opera)
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bowden Sunmaze at Eagle Creek Farms

What: The Bowden SunMaze features a sunflower field spanning three full acres and is home to over 100,000 flowers. The farm, upick, and maze is open rain or shine. Bowden can be reached along Highway 2, is just before Red Deer, and takes about one hour and 20 minutes to reach by car from Calgary.

When: Until September 2019, depending on bloom and the weather
Time: 11 am to 5 pm, seven days a week
Where: Eagle Creek Farms – Range Road 14, Bowden
Admission: $9 for adults, $6.50 for children, four-years-old and under are free

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