15 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, September 7

Sep 6 2019, 5:00 am

Saturday is arguably the most exciting day of the week, so make sure that you’re living your very best life at one of these great events!

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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 from September 6 until October 27, 2019 (also open Thanksgiving Monday)
Time: Various times
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
Tickets: Online

The Prairie Girls Vintage Market

What: A gathering of like-minded curators of vintage, antique, farmhouse, salvaged, re-purposed, and handmade goods. Food trucks and entertainment will refuel you for a second trip around the barn.

When: September 6 and 7, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm (Friday), 9 am to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Cochrane Ag Society Barn – the NW corner of the junction of Highways 1A and 22
Admission: $4 per day or $6 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and under are free

Calgary Produce Marketing Association Fall Harvest Sale

What: The Calgary Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fall Harvest Sale is a two-day charitable event that raises money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Community Kitchen Program, and the Heritage Park Society. Purchase healthy food, discover the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables, and support the local community. Carry-out service is available for a small fee, which is donated to a local charity.

When: September 7 and 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Opening Ceremony at 9:30 am on Saturday)
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: Regular admission to the park. Annual pass holders receive complimentary admission. Harvest Sale purchases are cash-only, but there are a number of ATMs available throughout Heritage Park

Monster Jam

What: See Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, and many other Monster Jam trucks compete in a variety of challenges.

When: September 7 and 8, 2019
Time: Noon pit party, 2 pm gates, 3 pm showtime
Where: Stampede Grandstand – 1410 Olympic Way SE Calgary
Tickets: Online

Halloweekends at Calaway Park

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What: Halloween is beginning early at Calaway Park. Wear your favourite costume and enjoy activities and prizes at Halloweekends.

When: Saturday, Sundays and Holiday Mondays from September 7 until October 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Admission: Regular park admission

Bring It On: The Musical

What: StoryBook Theatre presents Bring It On: The Musical, based on the high-stakes world of high school cheerleading competition.

When: Thursdays to Sundays until September 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Thursdays to Saturdays), 2 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

George Canyon with Charlie Major and Doc Walker

What: George Canyon brings Hit After Hit to Calgary alongside Charlie Major and Doc Walker on September 7.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino – 11500 35 Street Southeast #1000, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE

What: Check out 60 local farms, food-makers, bakers, brewers, distillers, and artisan vendors, food trucks, live music, kids arts and cultural activities, and more every Saturday at the Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE

When: Every Saturday, year-round
Time: 10 am to 3 pm (June to October 12, 2019), 10 am to 1 pm (October 19, 2019, to May 2020)
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29th Avenue SW
Admission: Free

Show and Shine at Dalhousie Community Association

What: Dalhousie Community Association’s annual Show & Shine features classic cars and vehicles, children activities, BBQ, raffle and more. The event benefits Enviros Wilderness School Association. Registration starts at 9 am at a cost of $10 per vehicle. All makes and models welcome.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Dalhousie Community Association – 5432 Dalhart Road NW, Calgary
Admission: Free but donations accepted

The Blue Jay Cafe

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What: Every night until September 7, the Southern-style pop-up will host two sets of country singers who will perform in songwriter circle sessions. Artists slated to perform include Desiree Dorian, Drew Gregory, and Sons of Daughters, according to the pop-up’s event page.

If you get hungry while listening to these music performances, audience members can order from the menu, which includes a fried Empire Provisions bologna sandwich, a fried chicken sandwich with Kool-Aid pickles, and a Goo Goo Cluster pie — a mix of marshmallow nougat, milk chocolate, caramel, and peanuts.

When: Now to September 7, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: Oak Tree Tavern — 124 10th Street NW
Tickets: Available online, starting at $20

Modern Times Redux

What: The Grand fundraiser is a Charlie Chaplin-themed evening full of vintage fashion, film and music. Dress in your finest 1930’s attire and enjoy the re-imagined score played along to the Charlie Chaplin silent film. Plus enjoy cocktails and explore the themed display, then stay for the prize draw.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: The Grand – 608 1 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Parkdale PetFest

What: Parkdale Petfest features local vendors such as Fairplay Pet Supplies, Montgomery Village Veterinary Clinic & Dekens Housecall Services, Doodle Dogs YYC, Heads and Tails Photography and more. There will also be wiener dog races happening at 11 am and 1 pm, pet costume contest, food trucks and more.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Parkdale Community Association – 3512 5th Ave NW Calgary
Admission: Free

TOMS Warehouse Sale 2019

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What: The TOMS warehouse sale is back, and now it’s even bigger and better than in previous years. With over 30,000 pairs of TOMS shoes to choose from, there’s something for everyone — including men, women, youth, and even babies. Some of the styles you’ll find at the four-day event include classic TOMS, as well as espadrilles, wedges, laced shoes, slip-on shoes, low boots, and sandals in all sizes. You’ll also be able to take advantage of door-crasher prices for TOMS sunglasses, at only $19.99.

When: Now to September 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Center (Hall A) — 20 Roundup Way SW
Admission: Free, RSVP via Facebook

Honens Festival

What: Honens returns from September 5 to 8 with another grand celebration of piano and chamber music. The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier classical music events, intended to share Esther Honens’ love of world-renowned music with Albertans every year.

When: Now to September 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations

Glengarry Glen Ross

What: Simply Theatre kicks off their fifth season in Calgary with a production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.

When: Various dates from September 6 to September 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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