It’s not only the last day of the weekend, but it’s also the last day of September!
Send the last month of summer off with a fond farewell by checking out one of these great events taking place around the city today.
- You can fly from Calgary to Vancouver for $135 roundtrip next summer
- Alberta's minimum wage workers are getting a raise on Monday
- Field of Screams returns with 4 haunted houses next week
What: Head out to 17th Avenue to enjoy free food, giveaways, and music from the BassBus during this neighbour’s block party hosted by Nest and Matrix.
When: Sunday, September 30
Where: 124 17th Avenue SE
What: The Hitmen are always known for raising the bar and putting their all into every game. Come cheer them on and wish them luck in the 2018/19 season!
When: Sunday, September 30
Time: 4 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Ticketmaster, $19 to $20
What: Check out over 200 films over the course of 12 days at the highly-anticipated CIFF — you may just find a new favourite film. Throughout the festival experience gala events, special screenings, up-close-and-personal presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.
When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 30, 2018
Where: Locations and schedule can be found here
Admission: Available online, full festival pass $350, or $16 for one showing. Bundle passes are available as well
What: Get in on the YYC Pizza Week fun by picking up your pizza passport at participating restaurants and get it stamped every time you eat a YYC Pizza Week pizza for the opportunity to win prizes. It’s time to grab some za!
When: Friday, September 21, to Sunday, September 30, 2018
Where: Participating restaurants around the city
Cost: Pizzas tend to go for around $20 to $25
What: You might recognize her colourful works from the walls of many local Calgary businesses. On Friday, August 24 Jill Paddock kicked off her very first solo art show. Throughout the month you’ll be able to purchase unframed art, notebooks, t-shirts, and even a few minimal nude art pieces that she’s so well known for. Come down and celebrate her all month long as she kicks off this incredible milestone in her artistic career.
When: August 22 to October 1
Time: 6:30 am to 9 pm
Where: Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters – 2207 4th Street SW
What: Looking for a way to switch up date night or a new activity to keep the family busy? Check out Mystery Towns and enjoy an exciting mystery-filled adventure. Instantly accessible via clues to your smartphone, each Mystery Towns adventure combines the fun of a scavenger hunt, the puzzles of an escape room, and the challenge of an Amazing Race. This is the perfect way to discover a new city or hidden gems you never knew of in your own hometown. Good luck!
Where: Currently available in both Calgary, Canmore, and Edmonton (as of September 2018) and soon to be available in Banff.
Register: Online, $49 to $99
What: Come out to see some seriously awesome works of art at one of Calgary’s favourite cultural centres.
Recent Acquisitions 2018 – June 30 to December 9
The Artist’s Mirror: Self Portraits – March 10 to January 2019
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Cost: Regular admission to the museum
What: After five long years following the 2013 flood, Kananaskis Country Golf Course has officially re-opened and back to a full 36-hole facility. Their first season is well underway, and there is merely a month left to check out this world-class course. Play a round on either Mt. Lorette or Mt. Kidd, or simply check out the view from their patio after a day of adventuring in K-Country. The views certainly won’t disappoint!
Where: #1 Lorette Drive, Kananaskis Alberta
Get lost in a corn maze
What: There is no better way to welcome fall then heading out to one of Calgary’s many corn mazes and enjoying a fun-filled farm adventure. You can’t miss the “Outback Adventure” design at Cobbs Adventure park, along with the Kangaroo Petting Zoo, tractor rides, ropes course, and more.
What: It’s officially larch season (it’s a type of tree). Grab your cameras and hiking gear and head up to the mountains to spend the day reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top.
Where: Here are some of the best hiking spots in and around Banff to check out this summer and fall.