5 Things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, September 27

Sep 27 2017, 3:22 am

Who says Wednesdays can’t feel like Fridays? Take the load off this hump day by making a trip out to any of these awesome events happening around Calgary.

High River International Balloon Festival

  • What: Hot air balloons filling the sky for the annual Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival. You could even go up in one!
  • When: Wednesday, September 27, to Sunday, October 1
  • Time: A full schedule of the festival can be found here
  • Where: Heritage Inn – 1104 11 Ave SE, High River
    • Launch site: 917 Macleod Trail SW
    • Balloon Night Glow: Spitzee Elementary School field – 409 Macleod Trail SW, High River
  • Admission: Free for spectators, and passenger balloon flights are $250 per passenger

The Sound of Music Touring

  • What: To no one’s surprise, The Sound of Music continues to be the most successful and popular movie musical in history. Come see this heartwarming, beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family and singalong to iconic numbers, “My Favourite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi” and more!
  • When: Tuesday, September 26 – October 1
  • Time: Schedule can be found here
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • TicketsBroadway.com, $35-$135

Words & Co. Pop Up at Greater Goods

  • What: Pick yourself up a felt letter board during the Words and Co. Pop Up at Greater Goods during the month of September. These are great for lightening up a room with a hilarious pun or displaying the table settings at your wedding!
  • When: Now until Saturday, September 30
  • Time:  11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Greater Goods Boutique and Tea Bar – 606 Meredith Road NE

18th Annual Calgary International Film Festival

  • What: As the sixth largest film festival in Canada, this 12-day showcase will feature up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from over 45 countries including Canada. Come support and engage with local artists of the big screen and come together with the like minded community who share your love of film!
  • When: Until Sunday, October 1
  • Where: Various venues around Calgary
  • TicketsCalgaryfilm.com, $15-$300

The Ashley Hundred at Ship & Anchor

  • What: The Ashley Hundred, Andrew’s Pale Horses, and Octoduck will be playing live at the Ship & Anchor for a no cover show.
  • When: Wednesday, September 27
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Ship & Anchor – 534 17th Avenue SW
  • Admissions: Free!
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