150 things to do in Calgary this fall

Sep 23 2019, 5:00 am

Fall is just around the corner, and Calgary is packed with great events happening in the new season. From Tegan and Sarah to Halloween, Remembrance Day to Calgary Flames, here are 150 events you need to check out around the city.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Get Outside

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

Calgary Outdoor Yoga

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Calgary woman yoga (Lucie Kusova/Shutterstock)

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 until October 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

Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

What’s up with Bow Habitat Station

What: Explore Alberta’s wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. Visit investigation stations in the Discovery Centre, then join the group activity with special guests from Alberta Parks at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, or 2:30 pm and discover how wildlife has adapted to city life. Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will also be hosting an investigation station about furry and feathered friends found in the city. Note: hands-on activities are designed for learners two-years-old and up.

When: The first Friday of every month – October 4, November 1, December 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bow Habitat Station – 1440 17A Street SE, Calgary
Admission: All activities are included with Discovery Centre Admission.

Explore the city

The Calgary Fall Home Show

What: Fall in love with your home all over again at the Calgary Fall Home Show. Explore the marketplace filled with home-related products and services. There will also be many demos and presentations to help you with your next home project.

When: September 19 to 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE
TicketsOnline

Beakerhead

Beakerhead 2019

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What: Calgary’s favourite festival of science, arts, and engineering features exhibits propped up all over downtown YYC. The celebration also features engineered art, concerts, performances, hands-on workshops, bizarre vehicles, and spontaneous acts of science and technology. Another highlight is The Spectacle happening on September 21 at Prince’s Island Park.

When: September 18 to 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Free Pumpkin Spice Pancake Breakfast

What: Head to ENMAX Park on September 21 for a Community Fall Fair. Enjoy a day of fall festivities including a free pumpkin spice pancake breakfast, food trucks, live music and entertainment, children activities and a market featuring handmade goods and local produce.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm (pancake breakfast ends at 12 noon or while supplies last)
Where: ENMAX Park, Stampede Park
Admission: Free

Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival

What: Just 45 minutes south of Calgary, High River is home to the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival, a celebration of hot air balloons and the opportunity to see the big balloons in action. On Friday, September 27, attendees can experience Balloon Night Glow from 5 to 9 pm, when hot air balloons will be lit up against the night sky. Food trucks will also be on scene for the festival.

When: September 25 to September 29, 2019
Time: A full schedule of the festival can be found here
Where: Heritage Inn – 1104 11th Avenue 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 balloon flights are $275 per passenger, reservations available online

Etsy: Made in Canada

Etsy Made in Canada

What: Explore over 100 Etsy creators at Genesis Centre in the Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary 2019 event. Fifty per cent of all proceeds from Saturday’s admission fees will be donated to a charity to be announced soon.

When: September 27 and 28, 2019
Time: Friday from 5 to 9 pm (ticket only), Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Admission: Friday tickets can be purchased in advance online ($8). Saturday is $5 at the door. Children 12 and under are Free.

Doors Open YYC

What: Calgary businesses are opening their doors to the general public for the eighth year in a row as Doors Open YYC returns for 2019. The event allows Calgarians to play tourist in their own city for free as local businesses let the public take a look at what goes on in their operations.

When: September 28 and 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Adult Night at the Calgary Zoo – Gorillas

What: Calgary Zoo is celebrating their gorilla troop and newest adition Jasiri with an after hours Adult Night event. Dress up and enjoy a one-of-a-kind gorilla viewing, four-course dinner, and special talks by Calgary’s Zoo’s knowledgeable gorilla experts.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Dance Class Marathon 

What: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’s 26th Annual Dance Class Marathon. All dance levels and ages (13+) are invited to participate in 23 different classes, plus raise funds for chances to win prozes.. All proceeds from the event will go towards the DJD Children’s Bursary Fund.

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 6 pm (Drop-in anytime)
Where: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – 111 12 Avenue SE, Calgary
Register: Online

Bingo at The Mustard Seed

What: Enjoy an hour of Bingo at The Mustard Seed for a chance to win prizes.

When: September 30, October 14, October 28, November 11 and November 25, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: The Mustard Seed Neighbour Centre – 6060 Memorial Drive, NE Calgary
Admission: Free

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

What: Enjoy a free night at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. For the first time, the hall will be opening their doors on the first Wednesday of every month featuring free admission, cash bar, fun interactives, and a speakers series.

When: The first Wednesday of every month – October 2, November 6, December 4, 2019
Times: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Gatsby House 2019

What: Gatsby House is an annual party based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby. Attendees can expect to see some stunning costumes, enjoy some delicious hors d’oeuvres, and drink some prohibition-era cocktails to keep the night heading in the right direction. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Foundation for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship (FAE), funding scholarships for young entrepreneurs in Alberta’s Junior Achievement Program.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm to midnight
Where: Calgary Petroleum Club — 319 5th Avenue SW
Tickets: $125, available on EventBrite

Curated. Fall Market

What: Shop 70 different vendors at Curated’s Fall Market. There will also be live entertainment and food trucks to check out over the two days.

When: October 4 and 5, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Bowness Community Association – 7904 43rd Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: $5

Print(ed) Word Salon Series

What: Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at Calgary’s Central Library. Each month, a different team of authors and artists present a talk on their process of collaboration.

When: October 8, November 12 and December 10, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Central Library – Level 4 – Simons-Harvie Community Reading Room – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Studio Bell $10 Date Night 2019

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Studio Bell (Neil Zeller)

What: Visitors will be able to explore interactive activities, Canadian music memorabilia, and much more at Studio Bell during their special $10 Date Nights.

When: October 8, and November 12, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Available online, $10

Adult Night at the Calgary Zoo – Activity Night

What: Calgary Zoo is hosting an Activity Night for their next Adult Night event. Make a wreath or try your hand at painting while enjoying a charcuterie spread and the Zoo’s signature lion cocktail.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: ENMAX Conservatory Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Monthly Open House at AVRO Museum

What: Learn more about Avro Canada and its contributions to Canada’s aviation and aerospace legacy, plus see the latest progress on the Arrow II project. There will be a flight simulator on-site, used in AVRO’s design and testing, which will be open for the public to take for a spin.

When: The Second Sunday of every month – October 13, November 10, December 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum – 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free. Small donation when using the flight simulator to help maintain its operation

FallCon

What: A board game convention for the whole family. Try out a new tabletop selection, visit prototype alley to see what creators are working on, shop the flea market, and play games all weekend.

When: September 27 to 29, 2019
Time: 5 to 11:30 pm (Friday) 9 am to 11:30 pm (Saturday) 9 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: SAIT — 1301 16th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Railway Days at Heritage Park

What: As one of the only sites in North America that have two steam locomotives on site, Heritage Park and CP Rail invite you for a weekend of demonstrations, hands-on activities, exciting exhibits, and anything train related. Go on a tour, listen to live storytelling, go on a caboose ride, and more.

When: September 28 to 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Protospace Open House

What: Check out Protospace’s open house every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. Furniture, bikes, robots, electronics — no matter what your jam is, you can make it here.

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Protospace – Bays 110 & 108, 1530 27 Avenue NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Backstage Pass Tour at Studio Bell

What: Go behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life. Tours are one-hour in length and recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket prices include your Backstage Pass tour and same-day general admission to Studio Bell.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 12 pm and 1:30 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

2019 Calgary Spanish Film Festival

What: A festival of new films from Spain as presented by the Embassy of Spain in collaboration with Globe Cinema, the European Cultural Society of Calgary and the Aula Cervantes. Watch ¿Qué te juegas? (Get her… If you can) on October 8, El reino (The realm) on October 15, Viaje al cuarto de una madre (Journey to a Mother’s Room) on October 22, and La Banda (Love Beats) on October 29.

When: October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm
Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: At the box office. General admission: $10; Children, students and seniors: $8

Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park

What: Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park features Thanksgiving meal and themed activities. Check out the pumpkin baking demonstrations, make some crafts and more with the family.

When: October 12 to 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Calaway Park

What: Calaway Park presents its 38th season of family fun. Enjoy rides, games, food, and more.

When: Open every Friday and Saturday until October 13. Closing day on Monday, October 14
Time: 10 am to 7 pm until September 2. 11 am to 6 pm from September 7 to October 14
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Admission Info: Online

The Calgary Woman’s Show

What: Check out more than 300 exhibits by local and national fashion retailers, entrepreneurs, health and wellness experts, food and wine, artisans, and more. Then check out the live entertainment on the two stages, including twice daily fashion shows, live music, speakers, and more.

When: October 26 and 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: The BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
TicketsOnline

Calgary Taboo Show

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Screenshot of the Taboo Sex Show video (tabooshow.com)

What: The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show is a for a weekend full of steamy shows, provocative performances, and a variety of vendors. Enjoy live entertainment, catch an educational seminar, and shop for a variety of items to help spice things up in the bedroom.

When: November 1 to 3, 2019
Time: Various times
WhereBMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline

Calgary European Film Festival 8

What: CEFF 2019 features European Cinema from 22 countries from November 2 to 10 at the Globe Cinema. All screenings will have English Subtitles.

When: November 2 to November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: Online

YYC Chic

What: Making Changes Association present their 4th annual YYC Chic fundraising gala. The evening will feature emcees The Style Guys: Jason & Aly, along with a fashion show, live entertainment, silent auction, pop-up shops and more.

When: November 7, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 10 pm
Where: Hudson – 200 8 Ave SW 6th floor, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Signatures Festival of Crafts

What: Signatures Festival of Crafts has been showcasing Canadian crafters and creators since 1986. Meet and shop over 230 artists, artisans, designers and makers from across the country.

When: November 7 to November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
WhereBMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline

Art Market Art & Craft Sale

What: Art Market Art & Craft Sale features over 200 artists from across Canada at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. There will also be an onsite cafe, live music, artisan demos and more throughout the weekend.

When: November 14 to November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Calgary Telus Convention Centre 136 – 8th Ave. SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party

What: Disney On Ice features acrobatics and stunts on ice with all of your favourite Disney characters. Featuring characters and worlds from Peter Pan, Coco, Frozen, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Toy Story and Moana.

When: November 14 until November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Happy Halloween

Heritage Park Ghost Tours 2019

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What: Curious Calgarians will have a chance to learn about the ghostly figures that haunt their city by taking a Heritage Park Ghost Tour this fall. Each tour is 90 minutes long, and will take attendees through the alleyways and streets of the Historical Village and verse them in various spooky stories that will make their skin crawl.

When: Every Wednesday until October 16, 2019
Time: Tours begin at 7 and 7:30 pm for adults
Where: Gasoline Alley Lobby, Heritage Park—1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online
Length: Adult tours: three km in 90 minutes

Halloweekends at Calaway Park 

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

Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park

What: Celebrate the spooky season with Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Explore five haunted houses. go on rides, plus enjoy activities, food and drinks. All ages welcome.

When: Friday and Saturday from October 4 to October 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park

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What: Pack your October with pumpkins during Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Bring the family for a stroll through the patch, choose a pumpkin to take home, and then take a photo with the princesses.

When: Saturdays and Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday from October 5 until October 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

HEX: Halloween & Entertainment Expo

What: HEX bills itself as the first Canadian fan convention dedicated to Halloween lovers. The expo features celebrities such as Robert Englund, Meat Loaf, Nick Castle, and more. There will also be workshops, vendors, screenings, cosplay, Screamfest Resurrected Haunted Houses, and more to check out.

When: October 11 to October 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SW
Tickets: Online

Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein

What: Alberta Ballet presents the world premiere of Jean Grand-Maître’s Frankenstein, featuring multi-media set design, haunting soundtrack and state-of-the-art projections. The show will feature a combination of contemporary and classical ballet styles.

When: October 23 until October 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday)
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Ghosts and Gourmet at Heritage Park

What: Dine on an autumn-inspired three-course meal in the Wainwright Hotel and listen to ghost stories before heading outside for a 90 minute ghost tour. The premium tours are led by expert guides and feature personal encounters and eerie stories from past and present staff and guests.

When: October 29 to November 1, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Commemorate Remembrance Day

The Military Museums – Ceremony

Join the Military Museum for a special ceremony to remember the fallen. The museum will be open after the ceremony and admissions are by donation. It’s recommended to arrive early, and non-perishable food donations are accepted.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 10:25 am
Where: 
The Military Museums — 4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Admission: 
Free, donations accepted

Canadian Pacific – Ceremony

The annual ceremony will take place at the Ogden Memorial and it’s open to the public. Canadian Pacific will pay tribute to more than 33,000 employees who served in the last century’s wars. Every CP locomotive will sound its whistle at 11:01 am to start a moment of silence.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 10:40 am
Where: 
CP Memorial Square – located adjacent to the parking lot by 69th Avenue SE and Odgen Dale Road SE entrance 
Admission: 
Free

Union Cemetery – Tour

Union Cemetery is offering a special tour this Remembrance Day.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: From 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: 
Meeting point — Galloway House, the building near the Union Cemetery gate at Spiller Road SE and Cemetery Road SE
Admission: 
Free

The Hangar Flight Museum – Ceremony

The annual ceremony will be held outdoors if weather permitting, and it’s recommended to arrive early and dress warmly. Non-perishable food donations to the Veterans Food Bank will be accepted and the museum will keep its doors open after the ceremony with admission by donation until 4 pm.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 
The Hangar Flight Museum — 4629 McCall Way NE
Admission: 
Free, donations accepted

Fort Calgary – Service

This moving ceremony facilitated by the RCMP Veterans’ Association of Calgary will feature bagpipes, readings, and choral singers. Although entrance is free, it’s required to register for a ticket.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 10:30 am 
Where: 
Burnswest Theatre — 750 9th Avenue Southeast
Admission: 
Free with a non-perishable donation to the Veterans Food Bank

Holiday and Christmas Events

Millarville Christmas Market

What: Established in 1988, this annual market features four days of Christmas lights, hay rides, photos with Santa and his reindeer, food, live entertainment and more. Attendees will also get to shop for gifts from seasonal vendors.

Admission: November 7 until November 10, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), 10 am to 7 pm (Friday)
Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – Box 68 Millarville, AB
Admission: $5

Noël Christmas Festival

What: Noël Christmas is a month long Christmas festival, filled with live music, shopping, visits with Santa, and nearly one million lights. Perfect holiday outing for the whole family.

When: November 28 to December 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre — Stampede Trail SE, Calgary
More Info: Online

Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park

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Once Upon A Christmas (Heritage Park/Facebook)

What: The event will feature wagon rides, Christmas carols, and a visit by Mr. Claus himself at the historical village, and attendees will be able to learn about what Christmas was like back in the day as many of the homes and buildings will open their doors to the public. Shopping will be available at the gift shops at the front gates, hot drinks and snacks can be found at the Railway Cafe, Wainwright Hotel Bar Room, and the Club Cafe, and a Christmas breakfast buffet will be served each morning — for an additional cost.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from November 23 to December 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

The Tenors

What: The Tenors bring their Wonders of Christmas Tour to Calgary on December 5. The group will perform songs from their two Christmas albums along with other seasonal favourites.

When: December 5, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Market Collective 10 Year Anniversary and Holiday Market

What: Market Collective celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary by holding its Holiday Market at the BMO Centre for the first time ever. Shop over 150 local vendors, enjoy live music, food and beverage, take part in a workshop, and more.

When: December 7 to 9 and December 14 to 16, 2019
Time: 4 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: BMO Centre Hall C – 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary
Admission: $5, children 12 and under free

Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

What: Alberta Ballet presents the timeless holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Featuring a live orchestra, a cast of more than 120 dancers, stunning sets and costumes designed by Emmy-award winning designer Zack Brown, and choreography by Alberta Ballet’s Edmund Stripe.

When: Various dates from December 13 until December 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Boney M featuring Liz Mitchell

What: Boney M and “The Original Lead Singer” Liz Mitchell sing holiday favourites and classic hits with special guest Morgan James at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino.

When: December 13, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Eat fresh at farmers’ markets

Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers’ Market

What: For the past 27 years, Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers’ Market has provided Calgarians with a wonderful variety of locally grown, baked, and produced goods. Enjoy fresh fruit and veggies, meats, plants, soups, baked goods, honey, wine, pizza, breads, and crafts.

When: Every Tuesday until September 24, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7 pm
Address: Deerfoot City – 1120 64 Ave NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

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What: Enjoy local food, live entertainment, and shop for artisan-inspired products at Bridgeland Riverside Farmer’s Market this summer. From bread to beer, frommage to fresh cut flowers, the market hosts diverse and high-quality vendors to meet all of your local shopping needs.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Address: BRCA Hall – 917 Centre Ave, NE., Calgary
Admission: Free

High River Farmers’ Market

What: Located in High River’s beautiful downtown, the outdoor farmers’ market features over 50 vendors on Thursday afternoons until September 12, 2019. You can expect to find everything from locally grown fresh produce, home-baked breads, pies, fudge, and smoked meats, as well as unique and handcrafted housewares, jewelry, and clothing. There is also always a variety of food trucks selling everything from wood-fired pizzas, hand-made perogies and more.

When: Every Thursday until September 12, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Address: High River Downtown – 4 Avenue S.W. and 1 Street S.W.
Admission: Free

Millarville Farmers’ Market

What: Meet and shop at growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists at Millarville Farmers’ Market. Children five to 12 years can also join the Market Buds program. Participants will learn where their food comes from, gain confidence in conversation with Alberta Produce farmers and BC Fruit farmers, make healthy food choices, and hold sole responsibility for maintaining their own punch card and tokens. Tokens for spending on vegetables and fruit are earned by completing a weekly activity in the Market Buds area located in the garden.

When: Every Saturday until October 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Address: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville
Admission: $3, with proceeds going to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack.

Crossfield Farmers’ Market

What: Explore Crossfield’s fast-growing rural market for the best local produce. Enjoy make it, bake it and grow it vendors and plan to stay for dinner. Crossfield Farmers’ Market is a member of the Alberta Farmers Market Association.

When: Every Thursday until September 26, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Address: Crossfield Community Center – 900 Mountain Ave, Crossfield
Admission: Free

Robert McClure Farmers’ Market

What: Enjoy live music, food vendors, activities for the family and a wide variety of vendors selling their goods.

When: Every Friday until September 27, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Address: Robert McClure United Church – 5510 – 26 Avenue NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Triwood Farmers’ Market

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What: Check out the weekly Triwood Farmers’ Market running from July 2 to October 15. Grab some food and explore the various vendors, including produce, bath and body, jewelry, and more.

When: Every Tuesday until October 15, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Address: Triwood Community Association – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Strathmore Farmers’ Market

What: The Strathmore Farmers’ Market was established in 1997 and is an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market. Vendors include dairy products, baked goods, crafts, and more.

When: Every Friday until September 20, 2019
Time: 3 to 6:30 pm
Address: Strathmore Kinsmen Park – Lakeside Blvd, Strathmore
Admission: Free

Airdrie Farmers’ Market

What: Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. Everything from original quilts, handcrafted art, to natural soaps and lotions, food trucks and more – discover a unique gift, or a personal treasure.

When: Every Wednesday until October 9, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7 pm
Address: Jensen Park – 320 Centre Avenue East, Airdrie
Admission: Free

Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market

What: Check out over 120 vendors at Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market. During the market, a caterer inside the Lions Hall provides breakfast and brunch/lunch from about 9 am to 2 pm.  Several of the outside food vendors also sell food you can eat at the market.

When: Every Sunday until October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Address: Lions Club of Bearspaw – 25240 Nagway Rd, Calgary
Admission: Free

Canmore Mountain Market

What: The Canmore Mountain Market is a summer tradition in Canmore for over twenty years operating every Thursday from May to October. Visitors and locals are treated to an excellent selection of locally and regionally produced items including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, jams, coffee and baked goods. The Market also offers unique crafts, clothing, jewellery, and other artisanal products. Patrons can experience the Market rain or shine, sip on a coffee, peruse the vendors, and enjoy the live local music – all with a beautiful mountain backdrop.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Address: Downtown Canmore next to the Canmore Civic Centre Plaza- 7th Avenue
Admission: Free

Cochrane Farmers’ Market – 2019 Market at the Ranche

What: The “Market at the Ranche” is open for its 21st Season. As an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market, each and every week will showcase the perfect mix of vendors – full-time favourites alongside a wide range of new and unique products. Farmers, growers, brewers, distillers, artisans, and makers — an amazing variety every week.

When: Every Saturday until September 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Address: Cochrane Ranche Historic Site 663 Bow Valley Trail, Cochrane
Admission: Free

Okotoks Farmers’ Market

What: Okotoks Farmers’ Market is an Alberta approved farmers’ market and they strive to have a diverse selection of local and Alberta grown and made products. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of the unique market while supporting local vendors and bringing home something special to share with your friends and family.

When: Every Friday until September 27, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Address: 322041 15 St E, De Winton
Admission: Free

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

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewelry, art and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year-round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 77 Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Granary Road Public Market

What: Granary Road Public Market is open year-round and offers fresh produce, artisan cheeses, pizza, tacos, handcrafted home goods, and more.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Granary Road Market — 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31
Admission: Free

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

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What: Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers’ market. The market will go on rain or shine, so come prepared.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Crossroads Market

What: Enjoy farm-fresh produce and tasty treats plus lost of unique finds from the large variety of vendors.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Crossroads Market – 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

The Mercantile at Symons Valley Ranch

What: The Mercantile at Symons Valley Ranch features over 35 vendors under one roof over one counter. Crafts, food vendors, and more.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Fridays), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Where: Symons Valley Ranch – 14555 Symons Valley Road
Admission: Free

DJ Market

What: With three generations of produce experience, DJ Market is a family-owned and operated business that was established in 1991 and has been operating for over 20 years. We began as a small weekend fruit stand that consisted of three display tables, but have since grown to become an independent produce market that is open seven days a week in the spring, summer and fall months

When: Seven days a week in the Spring, Summer and Fall
Time: 9 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sundays and Holidays)
Where: DJ Market – 4645 12th Street S.E., Calgary
Admission: Free

Explore Arts and Culture

Calgary Clown Festival

What: Pumphouse Theatre and The Calgary Clown Society presents the first-ever Calgary Clown Festival. Featuring workshops, late night cabarets, and performances by six Physical Theatre companies.

When: September 18 to 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary International Film Festival

What: The 20th annual CIFF features nearly 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and around the world. Enjoy gala events, special screenings and presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that connects filmmakers.

When: September 18 until September 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

East Side Studio Crawl

What: The 16th annual East Aide Studio Crawl in Inglewood and Ramsey invites you to explore studios and meet creators in six locations: Burns Visual Arts Society, Artpoint, Heritage Weavers, Jeff de Boer, Workshop Studios and NVRLND.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

The Lost Hours

What: The Lost Hours by award-winning Canadian visual performance ensemble 8ROJO is an installation performance Based on the childhood memoirs of Salvador Dalí and his sister Ana María. Part of Beakerhead 2019.

When: Various dates until September 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline

The Wedding Party

What: Written by Canadian playwright Kristen Thomson and directed by Darcy Evans, The Wedding Party promises to have “an outrageous wedding reception [that] spins out of control in real-time.” The comedy is about the two characters Sherry and Jack Jr.’s wedding, but will see the clash of the two families at the reception: “the well-to-do Sealey-Skeetes and the hard-working, hard-living Boychuks,” according to a release.

The comedy runs for approximately two hours and 20 minutes. A pre-show onstage bar opens from 6:30 to 7:30 pm — where wedding attire is highly encouraged. Audience members are warned that the play contains sexuality and coarse language and is suggested for those 16-years-old and older.

When: Now until September 29, 2019
Time: Varies depending on showtime
Where: Martha Cohen Theatre — 215 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: $20 to $100, available online

A Night at the Festival – The Silver Branch

What: Enjoy screenings at Lux Cinema Banff. of award-winning films from the 2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival. September’s screening is The Silver Branch winner of the 2018 Banff Mountain Film Competition; Mountain Culture Award.

When: September 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Lux Cinema Banff – 229 Bear St, Banff
Tickets: Online

Fort Calgary Presents: Black & White Movie Nights – The Manchurian Candidate

What: Join Fort Calgary in the Burnswest Theatre for a night at the movies. Grab snacks and a cocktail at this licensed event, and enjoy a classic black and white movie in Fort Calgary’s newly renovated theatre. Complimentary museum admission included with ticket.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, movie at 7 pm
Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Itty Bitty Arts Days: An Alice In Wonderland Tea Party

What: Check out this spoken word, multimedia show to experience a deep dive into Brianda Krogstad’s own experiences through stories that touch on love, loss, self-expression, humour, and so much more.

When: September 27 and 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am (Morning Tea), 1:30 to 3:30 pm (Afternoon Tea)
Where: Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Versions Patio Party Season 6

What: Season 6 of Versions patio parties at Broken City features a program of more than 50 artists performing throughout the summer.

When: Every Tuesday until September 24, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where:  Broken City – 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $4, children are free

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

What: Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s second annual Indigenous Art Exhibition is being showcased at a number of venues around Calgary this fall and winter. The exhibition features work from 17 artists.

When: Now to September 29, October 1 to November 29, December 2, 2019 to January 18, 2020
Time: Various times
Address: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary; Arts Commons – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary; Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Noises Off

What: Theatre Calgary presents Noises Off, a farcical look at the rehearsal process with a group of actors before a performance of the British sex comedy “Nothing On.”

When: Various dates from now to October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons
Tickets: Online

Wordfest 2019

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What: Wordfest features 52 events over 10 days in public libraries and performance venues around the city. This year’s festival is titled The Imaginairium, and includes readings, workshops, panel discussions, trivia and more for all sorts of audiences and ages.

When: October 14 until October 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Disgraced by Ayed Akhtar

What: Disgraced tells the story of corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor, who is living a happy wife with loving family and about to get the biggest promotion of his career. But things take a turn when he helps his nephew with a case defending a man of Muslim faith. Presented by Alberta Theatre Projects.

When: Various dates from October 16 to November 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Martha Cohen Theatre — 215 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

What: The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is an annual event filled with adventure, expeditions, and amazing stories from around the world. The festival includes workshops, film screenings, book talks and signings, and more.

When: October 26 to November 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online, ticketed and free events

La Bohème

What: La Bohème by Calgary Opera tells the story of a group of young artists as they scrape by in Paris’ bohemian fringes. Directed by Brenna Corner.

When: November 9, November 13, November 15, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Free First Thursday at Glenbow Museum

What: Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When: The first Thursday of every month – October 3, November 7, December 5, 2019
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free. The gallery is barrier-free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Spotlight YYC – Salty Sea Dog Designs

Salty Sea Dog Designs

What: Alberta Craft Council presents a spotlight on Salty Sea Dog Designs, whimsy ceramic creations by Sarah and Blair Dawes. All work is available for sale. There will also be a reception on September 12 from 5 to 8 pm.

When: Wednesdays to Saturday until October 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm (Wednesdays to Friday), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturdays)
Where: Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary – #280, 1721 – 29 Avenue SW, cSPACE King Edward, Calgary
Admission: Free

From Racialization to Peoplehood: Exploring Métis Identity, Past and Present

What: Lougheed House’s summer exhibit explores Métis identity from a number of perspectives, both historical and contemporary.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays until September 30, 2019. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Time: 11 am to 4 pm (Wednesdays to Fridays), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Lougheed House – 707 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Admission: $8.50 adult, $6.50 seniors and students $5 child (Ages 6 – 12), $25.00 for a family, free for children under 6

Disgraced by Ayed Akhtar

What: Disgraced tells the story of corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor, who is living a happy wife with loving family and about to get the biggest promotion of his career. But things take a turn when he helps his nephew with a case defending a man of Muslim faith. Presented by Alberta Theatre Projects.

When: Various dates from October 16 to November 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Martha Cohen Theatre — 215 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Open Mic Night at Crafted Burgers & Beer

What: Crafted Burgers & Beer welcome musicians, comedians, and singers every Monday for an open mic night.

When: Every Monday until December 30, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Crafted Burgers & Beer – 3975 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Bon appetit

Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea

Downton Abbey Tea

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What: Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar will be hosting a Downton Abbey tea series starting September 20 and running until October 27. This new service aims to celebrate the release of the feature-length film. Guests can expect hand-crafted sandwiches and decadent pastries created by the talented Fairmont team.

When: September 20 to October 27, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel – 133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Reservations: Online or by phone at 403-260-1219.

Kiwanis Apple Festival

What: Celebrate Kiwanis Apple Festival with apple baking and tasting, family activities, live entertainment, silent auction, farmers market and more.

When: September 21 to 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Kamp Kiwanis –  241001 Range Road 42, Calgary
Admission: Free

YYC Pizza Week

What: A 10-day annual event featuring participating restaurants creating an original pizza to see whose is the best. Partial proceeds from all pizza goes to Calgary Meals on Wheels.  More than 40 restaurants and the community have raised over $42,000 in the past five years.

When: September 21 until September 29, 2019
Where: Participating restaurants around the city
Price: Pizzas tend to go for around $20 to $25

Dine Under The Stars — Recolté: Local Harvest Dinner Pop Up

What: Recolté: Local Harvest Dinner Pop Up features an elegant four-course menu and liquor, wine and champagne provided by Moët & Chandon, all while you’re being served in a heated Garden Dome. The Calgary pop-up will be located at the Deane House Gardens.

When: September 27 until October 27, 2019
Time: Seatings at 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm daily
Where: Deane House Gardens – 806 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Reservations: Online

Dinner & a Movie at Heritage Park

What: Heritage Park presents Dinner & A Movie Nights at the Selkirk Grille and the Gasoline Alley Museum. Enjoy a three-course movie-themed dinner at Selkirk Grille, then head to Gasoline Alley Museum for a big screen classic. Attendees are also welcome to only watch the movie, and a cash bar and popcorn will be available for purchase during the screening.

When: October 15, October 29, November 12, November 26, December 10, December 17, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Price: $44/person or $8 for movie only. Reserve dinner and a movie online, tickets for movie only are available at the door.

Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival

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What: The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is back at Stampede Park BMO Centre on October 18 and 19. Festival goers will sample a wide variety of wine, beer, spirits, and other adult beverages along with culinary creations from local restaurants, hotels and food purveyors.

When: October 18 and 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm (Friday), 12 to 4 pm, 6 to 10 pm (Saturday)
Where: Stampede Park BMO Centre, Halls D & E – 20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary
Tickets: Online

Gluten Free Expo

What: Canada’s largest gluten free event. Attendees can check out hundreds of gluten free products while learning from experts, sampling food and drinks, check out demos and talks, and more.

When: October 19 to 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Big Four Building – 1801 Big Four Trail SE
Tickets: Online

The Wizard’s Cauldron Bar

What: The Wizard’s Cauldron Bar is popping up in Calgary this fall, and it will offer wizards and witches an immersive 90-minute boozy Hogwarts potion class. Taking place from November 8 to 10, this magical pop-up bar will have you sipping mead in a class robe as you learn the art of potion-making.

Each ticket will include a robe and wand (for the duration of the class) on entry, a hot mead and alcoholic potion, and a 90-minute potion session. There will also be a cash bar for more drinks and food available for purchase on site.

When: November 8 to 10, 2019
Time: TBD
Where: TBD
Price: Sign up for ticket info

Spice Girls-Themed Brunch – Calgary

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What: A Spice Girls-themed brunch is slated to go down in November. This event teases a brunch buffet, juice, Spice Girls trivia, and karaoke. Folks can sign up for pre-sale tickets online if they are interested in attending and opting into some boozy breakfast packages.Attendees at this event are urged to bring their costume A-game, as there will be prizes for best karaoke performance and best dressed.

When: November 2019
Time: TBD
Where: TBD
Price: Sign up for pre-sale

Sunday Safari Brunch at Calgary Zoo

What: Every Sunday until November 10, head over to Destination Africa for one of the most unique brunch experiences you could have in the city. Enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, a Belgian waffle bar, cooked to order omelettes, and so much more. Being a member of the Calgary Zoo gives you exclusive discounts to Sunday Safari Brunches!

When: Every Sunday until November 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm. Last seating and last ticket sold at 1 pm. Service lasts until 2 pm.
Where: Calgary Zoo – 210 St George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: via Calgary Zoo

Calgary: The Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner

What: The Wizard’s Brunch — and dinner — is coming to Calgary. Seated at long tables, you will enjoy a magical feast and fine wizard liquids as you immerse into a unique universe, created especially for you.

The event will be offered in two sittings: the brunch, which will be family friendly (parents or guardians must be present for those under 18), and dinner, which will be strictly over 18+. Each ticket includes a three-course meal, one drink per person, entertainment, games, and events. Plus, guests are encouraged to dress up for the event… so dust off your broomsticks and get your cloak ready to rumble.

When: December 2019
Time: TBD
Where: TBD
Tickets: Sign up here to receive ticket information

Craving Kensington

What: On this three-hour walking tour, you will eat your way through this inner-city village at some of the foodie hotspots, while also learning about the charming history and architecture of the area.

When: Every Thursday
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Meet at Brasserie Kensington – 1131 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Roasterie Tour – Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

What: This 20-minute tour gives attendees a look at Phil & Sebastian’s vintage retro-fitted roaster and operations, plus learn about their green coffee sourcing strategies.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 12:15 to 12:35 pm
Where: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – 618 Confluence Way Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Cocktail Classes

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Cocktail hour. (Shutterstock)

What: Interested in upping your cocktail game? Learn the ropes from the experts at Shelter. You’ll learn everything from the comprehensive history of cocktail culture, mixology origins dating back in the 1800s and the resurgence of a craft beverage in the early 2000s. The class includes three cocktails, complimentary bar snacks, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques. You’ll also receive your very own cocktail survival guide. Attendees must be 18+.

When: The first Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30 and 8:30 pm
Where: Shelter – 1210 1st Street SE
Tickets: Online, $65 per person

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

What: Join the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. Enjoy 16 bites and treats as various Alberta ranchers explain what it takes to bring their products to the market. Sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 510, 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
TicketsOnline, $55

Free Brewery Tours at Red Bison Brewery

What: The tour starts off with an explanation of Red Bison’s name and why founder Steve started the brewery. Attendees will then see the homebrew system Steve used to brew beer on the balcony of his downtown Calgary condo, and talk about malt and how each of the flavours impact the recipes. After this, it’s a walk through the processes for the brew day and the fermentation process. Once the tour is complete, guests will be able to buy flights to try out beer and the kitchen is also open.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 1 pm
Where: Red Bison Brewery – 111, 3016 10 Ave NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Cheer on the home teams

Calgary Stampeders

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Candice Ward / Calgary Stampeders

What: The Calgary Stampeders keep the CFL action rolling in the fall at McMahaon Stadium. Calgary will also be hosting the 107th Grey Cup on Sunday, November 24.

When: October 11, October 19 and November 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Cavalry FC

What: Cavalry FC continue their Canadian Premier League season at Spruce Meadows this fall.

When: September 22, October 2, October 5, October 9, October 19, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Flames

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What: The Flames kick off the NHL season this fall at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Hitmen

What: Calgary Hitmen bring CHL action to Scotiabank Saddledome this fall.

When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

WWE Live

What: Professional wrestling returns to Calgary as Stampede Corral hosts WWE Live. Some of the WWE Superstars expected to attend include Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, Samoa Joe, Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt and more.

When: September 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Rock The Rink

What: The cross-Canada tour stars skating legends Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, and Patrick Chan, and aims to blend their incredible skating talent with state-of-the-art lighting, video, and interactive technology, as well as live music. Other cast members include Canadians Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko, Olympic Medalist Carolina Kostner, US National Champion Jeremy Abbott, and Italian World Champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Stampede Corral – Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Spruce Meadows – Oktoberfest I and Oktoberfest II

What: Horses and riders are coming to the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex for Oktoberfest I and II tournaments. Complimentary Parking is available throughout the week in Lot #8.

When: October 17 to 20 (Oktoberfest I), October 24 to 27 (Oktoberfest II)
Time: Various times
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Admission: Free

Concerts and Music Festivals

Rosanne Cash

What: Four time Grammy award-winner and eldest daughter of the legend Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash explores the effects of the choices throughout her lifetime in She Remembers Everything. Featuring The Northern Beauties.

When: September 26, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons — 225 8th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online

Elton John – Edmonton 2019

What: Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will hit Edmonton in September for two dates at Rogers Place. John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.

When: September 27 and September 29, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton
Tickets: Will be available through his website and on LiveNation

Whose Live Anyways?

What: “Whose Live Anyway?” features Ryan Stiles, Drew Carey, Jeff Davis and Joel Murray. Together, they perform many of the hilarious games made famous on their Emmy-nominated TV series, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” which aired from 1998 to 2004 and returned to the airwaves in 2013.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

NF: The Search Tour

What: American rapper NF is performing at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on October 2 during his North American The Search tour. NF’s The Search became his second album to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sugar Sammy

Sugar Sammy

Sugar Sammy (Submitted)

What: After an incredible year marked by a series of prestigious events, Sugar Sammy is bringing his razor-sharp wit back to Canada as part of his new “Canadian Tour.” In 2016, Sugar Sammy performed his hit show in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 115,000 people at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Following his local success, Sammy took his French and English show to France, Belgium, and Switzerland while hopping back to Canada this past winter to host the JFL Comedy Tour where he visited 12 cities.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: 7:45 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall – 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Price:$39.99 – $59.99, available online

Cheech and Chong

What: The two comedy legends, Richard “Cheech” Marin and Edmonton-born Tommy Chong, have been performing stand-up comedy for decades and are best known for their run of seven films through the 70s and 80s, including Up in Smoke and Still Smokin. They’ve also released numerous albums, including the Grammy-winning “Los Cochinos.” The duo is hitting the road and stopping in 14 cities across the great white north this fall on their O Cannabis Tour.

When: October 4, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Jontavious Willis

What: Blues musician and singer Jontavious Willis performs two shows at Engineered Air Theatre on October 4 and 5.

When: October 4 and 5, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

World of Dance Live Calgary

What: The World of Dance Live Tour features the best dancers from across all genres of dance,  incorporating both local and national talent. You’ll get to experience the same thrill and excitement that you do when watching the show on television but you’ll be right in the audience.

The tour will feature season three winning dance group The Kings and will be stopping in nine Canadian cities. Fans have the chance to purchase ticket packages that include a special meet and greet as well as autographs sessions.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Lord Huron

What: LA-based musicians Lord Huron are performing at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Thursday, October 10. Special guests will be joining the band on tour and concert attendees can expect to hear tracks from Lord Huron’s most recent studio album, Vide Noir.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara / Facebook

What: The musical twins are making their back to Calgary for a show this fall as part of their Hey, I’m Just Like You tour, which is in support of their new album of their same name as well as their memoir, High School. Hey I’m Just Like You is a brand new album that is built off of cassette tapes from the same era upon which Tegan and Sara recorded dozens of songs they wrote between the ages of 15 and 17. The show is expected to feature archival video footage, readings from the memoir, and songs from the new album — mixed in with fan-favourite classics.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: Early show at 7 pm, late show at 10:30 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall — 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

PUP

What: Toronto punk rockers PUP are performing at MacEwan Hall on Friday, October 11 with guests Charly Bliss. The concert is coming hot on the heels of the band’s most recently released album, April 2019’s Morbid Stuff.

When: October 11, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Luke Combs

What: Rising country star Luke Combs will be performing at Scotiabank Saddledome as part of his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour. He’ll be joined by supporting acts Morgan Wallen, Jameson Rodgers, and Dee Jay Silver.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Dallas Smith and Dean Brody

What: Calgarians will have a chance to catch both Dallas Smith and Dean Brody at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on October 17 and 18 when they stop by YYC on their aptly-named Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone tour. The two will be joined by Chad Brownlee and Mackenzie Porter.

When: October 17 and October 18, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Mavericks

What: Country-Latin rock’n’roll band The Mavericks bring their 30th Anniversary World Tour to MacEwan Hall on October 17.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Owen Hart Foundation presents Jerry Seinfeld

What: The Owen Hart Foundation celebrates its 20th Anniversary with two special performances by Jerry Seinfeld on October 18 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Seinfeld was catapulted to stardom in the 90s with the success of his now legendary sitcom Seinfeld. Since the show ended its nine-year run in 1998, Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy and in 2009, began a successful web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

When: October 18, 2019
Time: 6 pm and 9 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Interrupters

What: LA ska-punk rockers The Interrupters bring the Fight the Good Fight World Tour to the MacEwan Hall with guests Skinny Lister and Sharp/Shock.

When: October 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Matt Mays

What: JUNO-award winner Matt Mays brings his Howl At The Night Tour to Calgary on October 26 with special guest Skye Wallace.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall – 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Judah & The Lion

What: Nashville alternative rockers Judah & The Lion bring the Pep Talks World Wide Tour 2019 to the MacEwan Hall with guests Flora Cash.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Walk Off The Earth

Walk Off the Earth/Live Nation

What: Juno Award-winning, multi-platinum group, Walk Off the Earth, is coming to Calgary during their world tour. Their five-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” exploded on YouTube, garnering more than 180 million views. Since then, the group has gone on to release their own original songs, “Red Hands” (#1 at AAA), “Fire In My Soul,” and “Rule The World.” Walk Off the Earth has already sold out venues around the world, not to mention collaborating with artists including Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, and Keith Urban.

When: October 28, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express – The Peter Burgener Benefit Concert for Classroom Champions

What: Barney Bentall presents the fifth annual Peter Burgener Benefit Concert for Classroom Champions with some of Canada’s top roots and country musicians.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall – 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Jason Mraz

What: Grammy award-winner Jason Mraz is performing in Calgary on his new North American tour. The two-month tour, titled “Ladies and Gentleman, an evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jain, will see him perform 19 shows. He’ll be joined by longtime collaborators, Raining Jane, and will be performing songs from his sixth studio album, Know, which released in August of 2019.

When: November 6, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm; Show starts at 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons — 225 8th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online

Jann Arden

What: The much-celebrated artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with her debut album “Time for Mercy”, featuring the hit single “I Would Die for You”.  Just one year later with “Living Under June”, she had her career breakout hit, “Insensitive”, that solidified her position in the music world.  Her most recent album “These Are the Days” hit the shelves in March of 2018, and she also starred in the CTV sitcom, Jann.

When: November 8, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Comedy Night In Canada

What: Rick Mercer hosts the Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada at Jack Singer Concert Hall with performances by Ivan Decker, Debra DiGiovanni and Ali Hassan.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons — 225 8th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online

John Cleese

What: Legendary comedian John Cleese (Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda) explains why There Is No Hope at Jack Singer Concert Hall.

When: November 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons — 225 8th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online

Fleetwood Mac

What: The legendary rock band present An Evening With Fleetwood Mac on November 10. The ensemble features several familiar faces including Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie.

When: November 10, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

City and Colour

Eva Blue/Daily Hive

What: City and Colour is swinging by Calgary during a cross-continent tour this fall. City and Colour has seven platinum-certified albums and three gold-certified albums in Canada. His latest studio release, I Should Go Before You, hit number one on the Top 200 Soundscan, and marked his third consecutive chart-topping album in the country. He’s also made some waves outside of the Canadian music scene, hitting number 16 on the US Billboard 200 Chart and worked with P!nk on a duet that debuted number one in Canada, number two in Australia, and number four in the US.

When: November 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Welcome to Night Vale: A Spy in the Desert

What: One of the most popular podcasts in the world, Welcome to Night Vale presents a live stand-alone story performance: A Spy in the Desert.

When: November 13, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall — 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Broadway Across Canada – Waitress

What: Broadway Across Canada presents the Tony-award nominated Waitress, Brought to the stage by an all-female creative team, Waitress features original music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and original direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

When: November 19 until November 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Hawksley Workman

What: JUNO-award winner Hawksley Workman has released 15 solo albums in his nearly 20 years performing. He has worked with Tegan and Sara, Sarah Slean, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta!, Great Big Sea, Marion Cotillard and Johnny Hallyday. He performs at the Bella Concert Hall on November 22.

When: November 22, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall — 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Daniel Caesar

What: Daniel Caesar will be performing in Calgary this November in part of his CASE STUDY: 01 TOUR. CASE STUDY 01 follows Caesar’s 2017 studio debut Freudian and features other prominent artists including Pharrell Williams, John Mayer, Sean Leon and Jacob Collier.

When: November 25, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sum 41

What: Canadian rock band Sum 41 brings their Order In Decline World Tour to The Palace Theatre in Calgary on November 26.

When: November 26, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bianca Del Rio

What: Bianca Del Rio is the season six reigning winner of Logo TV’s hit series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Bianca brings her new tour, “It’s Jester Joke” to Calgary.

When: November 30, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online