12 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, September 21

Sep 20 2019, 5:00 am

It’s the very Saturday of the summer, which means that you need to make sure to check out at least one of these amazing events taking place today!

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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

Kiwanis Apple Festival

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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 ‚Äď ¬†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 goes 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 ‚Äď 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
Tickets: Online, various prices

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.

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

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Beakerhead 2019 Long View Polar Bear (Chandler Walter/Daily Hive)

What: Calgary’s favourite festival of science, arts, and engineering features exhibits and events over the whole weekend. 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 ‚Äď 20 Roundup Way SE
Tickets: Online

The Lost Hours

What: The Lost Hours by award-winning Canadian visual performance ensemble 8ROJO is an installation performance Based on the childhood memoirs of Salvador Dalí and his sister Ana María. Part of Beakerhead 2019.

When: Various dates until September 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Arts Commons Р205 8th Avenue 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 ‚Äď Range Road 14, Bowden
Admission: $9 for adults, $6.50 for children, four-years-old and under are free