22 things to do Calgary this weekend: September 14 to 16

Sep 8 2018, 4:24 am

Where has this summer gone?

While fall isn’t actually coming around until September 22, it’s already beginning to feel like winter out here in YYC. Make the most of your last full weekend of (what is technically) summer by getting out into the city and checking out these great events.

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Friday, September 14

Come see what crawled up in Southcentre Mall

What: In collaboration with Beakerhead, there is now a 16-ft-tall dung beetle sculpture in the middle of the Inner Circle. The sculpture was created by Alberta native Max Streicher and encourages visitors to interact with the piece as art, science, and engineering fused together. This is an exciting sneak peek of what Beakerhead has in store for this year!

When: Until September 14

Time: Regular mall hours

Where: Southcentre Mall, The Inner Circle – 100 Anderson Road SE

Soak up the last rays of summer on a patio

What: Take a break from the heat and have an ice-cold bevy on one of Calgary’s best patios. From rooftops to hidden gardens, there are plenty of spots to choose from that will have the vibe and ambience you’re looking for. Check out some of Calgary’s best rooftop patios here.

Enjoy a drink at the King Eddy Hotel

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What: The highly-anticipated King Eddy is finally (and permanently) re-opened. The revitalized King Edward Hotel was built way back in 1905, so to say this spot is legendary would be an understatement. Patrons can expect a regular lineup of talented musicians at this spot, along with a menu of killer grub and drinks. Don’t forget about their incredible rooftop.


Monday to Wednesday: 11 am to 10 pm

Thursday and Friday: 11 am to 2 am

Saturday: 9 am to 2 am

Sunday: 9 am to 10 pm

Where: 438 9th Avenue SE

Inglewood Night Market

What: It’s the last night market of the summer and it’s revving up to be the biggest and best one yet. Be sure to come with an empty stomach and the desire to shop till the sun goes down. The event goes on rain or shine, so come prepared. We hear there will even be a grand Oktoberfest celebration with all of the Inglewood Breweries — stay tuned for more details.

When: September 14 and 15

Time: 5 pm onward

Where: 9th Avenue and 10th Street SE

Admission: FREE

Inglewood Brewery Flats: Oktoberfest

What: Enjoy live music, shopping at the Inglewood Night Market, and chilled beer from all your favourite Inglewood and Ramsey breweries. Come celebrate the end of an unreal summer at this Oktoberfest.

When: September 14 and 15

Time: 5 to 11 pm

Where: 1216 11th Avenue SE

Admission: FREE

Saturday, September 15

Jill Paddock Art Exhibition

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

Admission: FREE

Ollia’s Fall Flavoured Macarons are now available 

What: We don’t know about you, but we’ll get more excited over Fall macaron flavours than a PSL any day. Chai Latte, Mocha, Pumpkin Spice, and Sweet Potato Marshmallow – good-bye summer bod! A little birdie also told us you can now order macarons via Door Dash, so you don’t even have to leave your house to get them.

When: Available until the end of October

Where: Ollia Macaron and Tea – 810C 16th Avenue SW

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.

Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm

Enjoy an afternoon at the Glenbow Museum

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Art exhibition (glenbowmuseum/Instagram)

What: Come out to see some seriously awesome works of art at one of Calgary’s favourite cultural centres.

Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master – June 16 to September 9

One New Work Gwenessa Lam: Who Magic – June 16 to September 9

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

‘Le Refuge’ at CF Market Mall

What: In 2017 Marc Ange’s ‘Le Refuge’ was the most Instagrammed installation at Milan fashion week 2017 and it’s now coming to Calgary. This installation has since made appearances in Miami and Los Angeles and we could not be more excited to be its next stop.

When: September 12 to 26

Time: 9 am to 9 pm

Where: CF Market Mall  – 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW

Admission: Free

East Side Studio Crawl

What: Calling all art lovers, young and old. Join some of Calgary’s most talented creatives for the on the 14th annual Art Crawl. You’ll have the opportunity to discover five different galleries in Inglewood and Ramsey that feature over 80 different local artists. There will also be the opportunity to partake in demos while entering for your chance to win an original art piece made by one of the resident artists.

When: Saturday, September 15


Burns Visual Arts Society – 828 24th Avenue SE

Jeff De Boer, Sculptor – Bay 3, 1701 11th Street SE

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild – 1139 11th Street SE

Artpoint Gallery and Studio – 1139 11th Street SE

Studio 4 Painters 1439 10th Avenue SE

Nvrlnd – 1048 12th Avenue SE

Workshop Studios – Bay 3, 2501 Alyth Road SE

Cost: FREE

The Sweat Series

What: Join Parts + Labour founder, Jennifer Mehlko as she collaborates with various fitness studios around the city to bring you a sweaty, soul-filled workout series. Movement, health, wellness, and fashion from the inside-out — there is no better way to spend your Saturday!


Saturday, September 8 – Yoga x Spin at Movement U

Saturday, September 15 – Triple Threat (Climb x Kitchen x Flow) at Kult

Register: Through your MindBody account, $20

Big Rock Barn Burner Ft. Sam Roberts Band

What: For the second year in a row the Big Rock Barn Burner is bringing an afternoon of live music, delicious food, amazing brews, and even better company to the Big Rock Brewery. Join them for a special performance by headliner Sam Roberts Band along with Leeroy Stagger.

When: Saturday, September 15

Time: 3 pm

Where: Big Rock Brewery – 5555 6th Avenue SE

Tickets: Online, $35

Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

What: Join the community at this special event to raise money for persons affected by MD. There will be a ton of family festivities happening all day long, such as a 1 km walk around Bowness Park.

When: Saturday, September 15

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Where: Bowness Park – 8900 48th Avenue NW

Registration: Online

Halloweekends at Calaway Park 

What: Halloween is beginning early at Calaway Park. Will you take a stroll down Hallo-Street? We dare you.

When: September 8 to October 8

Time: Regular park hours

Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33

Admission: regular park admission

Sunday, September 16

Terry Fox Run

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The Terry Fox Foundation/Facebook

What: Walk, run, or ride 1 km, 5 km, or 10 km as you join the community in commemorating the life of Canadian Hero, Terry Fox, and raise money for cancer research.

When: Sunday, September 16

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 am

Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE

Registration: Online

Boo Crew Costume Party

What: Grab the family and come dressed to impressed at this Halloween Boonanza.

When: September 15 and 16

Time: Regular park hours

Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33

Admission: Regular park admission

Run in the 11th Annual Hustle for the House

What: Formerly known as the iconic “Rock the House Run,” you’ll be able to run either 5 km or 10 km in support of Southern Alberta’s Ronald McDonald House Charity. It’s named “Calgary’s Favourite Family Run” for a reason. Better start training now.

When: Sunday, September 16

Time: Begins at 8:30 am

Where: The race starts and ends at Market Mall – 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW

Registration: Online,  $20 to $55

Soak and sleep at Kananaskis Nordic Spa

What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies. For the month of September, prepare for a deep slumber by hitting up the spa after an adventure-packed day in K-Country. Until September 30, when you stay at the new Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, you can enjoy full access to the spa from 7 to 9 pm for only $35 per person. No pre-appointment necessary.

When: September 1 to 30

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Cost: $35

Go hiking in the Rockies

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Image: Hiking in Alberta / Shutterstock

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.

Go on a Clue Solving Adventure with Mystery Towns

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

Head out of town for a mountain adventure

What: Adventure Hub is a bonafide collective that has joined forces to give you unforgettable adventures in the Rocky Mountains. From horseback riding to cave tours to river rafting and much more. In the mood for adventure? Take your pick.

Where: In and around Banff and Canmore

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