12 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, May 5

May 3 2019, 6:08 pm

Celebrate the weekend this Sunday by heading into the city and checking out one of the many wonderful events taking place this May 5.

We’re sure it will be a memorable experience!

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Jane’s Walk

What: On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.

When: May 3 to 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various Locations
Admission: FREE

Day Out with Thomas

What: Day Out With Thomas provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride with their favourite tank engine, meet the railway controller, Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, enjoy face painting, musical entertainment, and much more. Tickets are sold for specific train times, with departures from 9 am to 4:20 pm.

When: May 4, May 5, May 10, May 11 and May 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online, $21 to $25

Calgary Outdoor Yoga

may 5


What: A 60-minute outdoor vinyasa flow class for all levels. Everyone welcome, including children. Practice in the grass or bring your mat or blanket

When: Every Sunday starting May 5, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm (Stanley Park) 4 to 5 pm (Mahogany)
Where: Stanley Park SW – 42 Ave & 1A Street SW; Mahogany – Masters Square & Mahogany Blvd
Admission: Pay what you want

Calgary Horticultural Society Garden Show

What: Learn from experts, discover plant and gardening specialty groups, and find a perfect idea for your garden. This event is the charity’s major fundraiser of the year. Money raised at the Garden Show funds year-round programming.

When: May 4 and May 5, 2019
Time: 9 am
Where: Max Bell Centre – 1001 Barlow Tr SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Canmore Uncorked

What: Eat, drink and eat some more at this annual award-winning food festival, held in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the best Canmore has to offer, delight in sampling new flavours and old favourites as our Canmore chefs tempt you with their creativity and inspire you with amazing food combinations.

When: Now to Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in and around Canmore
TicketsOnline, prices may vary

Cinco de Mayo Day Party

What: Tropicalyyc is throwing a huge Cinco de Mayo day party. Featuring food and drink specials,  and live mariachi singer Gisela Romero from 6 to 7 pm.

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 3 pm to 2 am
Address: Tropicalyyc – 1424 17th Avenue SW, Calgary,
Tickets: Online

Circus! Science Under the Big Top

may 5

Circus! Science Under the Big Top (Telus Spark)

What: Come one, come all and discover the science behind circus at TELUS Spark. Bring your wildest expectations and unravel the secrets behind circus oddities, mysteries and puzzles with over 20 exhibits. This highly interactive exhibition is riddled with circus sights and sounds, ready to bring out the child in all of us.

When: Now to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

A Love Letter to Emily C

What: A Love Letter to Emily C by Calgary’s Poet Laureate Sheri-D Wilson explores the life and times of Canadian icon and artist Emily Carr. Presented by Handome Alice Theatre.

When: Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Big Secret Theatre – Arts Commons
Tickets: Online

Fashion Institute Spring Show

What: This annual celebration marks the end of The Fashion Institute’s academic year, and gives students, staff and faculty the opportunity to welcome over 400 guests to a professional show that features garments designed and crafted by students and alumni of The Fashion Institute. All garments are selected by a jury of fashion industry experts.

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Mercedes-Benz Downtown Calgary – 909 15 Street Southwest, Calgary

JFSC Annual Fundraiser featuring Rick Mercer

What: Jewish Family Service Calgary presents their annual fundraiser featuring Rick Mercer at MacEwan Hall.

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, University of Calgary, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bubbles & Brunch YYC

May 5


What: The inaugural year of Bubbles & Brunch Calgary, a fabulous and fashionable spring event at Palliser Hotel. Enjoy gourmet brunch items, complimentary beer, wine and bubbly, DJ, raffle prizes, and be pampered at one of the luxury beauty sponsor stations – all in support of Look Good Feel Better.

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

CRLC Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

What: The 59th annual CRLC Gem Show put on by The Calgary Rock & Lapidary Club features over 50 vendors selling rocks, gems, minerals, crystals and more. Plus enjoy demonstrations, a silent auction, kids’ activities, and a variety of vendors. There are door prizes every hour and kids under 12 get in free and this year they can mine sapphires as well as garnets that they can keep.

When: Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vivo for Healthier Generations – 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary
Tickets: Adults $7 (3 days $10), Seniors/Students $5 (3 days $7), children 12 and under free

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