10 Calgary food events happening this week: April 17 to 23

Apr 17 2023, 4:08 pm

Spring is finally here, patios are opening up, and it really looks like April will be a seriously great month of amazing Calgary food events.

This month has some of the city’s favourite seasonal food events like Disney-themed dinners and month-long food festivals. There were many food spots that opened up last year as well, so checking those out should also be on the to-do list.

Here are the best Calgary food events to check out this week in April.

Filipino Restaurant Month

For the entire month of April, select Filipino restaurants in Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the Maritimes will be offering prix fixe menus, allowing diners to explore the awesome flavours of this unique and much-loved cuisine.

When: April 1 to 30, 2023
Where: Participating restaurants

The Beauty and The Beast Immersive Cocktail Experience

Based on the Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont fairytale, guests of this interactive experience will be surrounded by people who have become household objects, like talking clocks.

Set inside the titular Beast’s castle, guests will also create their own Beauty and the Beast-inspired cocktails.

When: March 24 to December 31, 2023
Where: Sunny Cider Bar — 14th Avenue NE, Calgary
Price: $47 per person, buy here

Visit Sweet Loretta


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This new spot JUST opened up in YYC.

Calgary desperately needed a dance club that also felt like you could have an intimate conversation over food or walk around and mingle. Major Tom offers a New York dining experience, Lulu Bar makes you feel like you’re in Hawaii, and Sweet Loretta is like we’ve been transported back into the ’80s.

Address: 715 11th Avenue SW, Calgary


The Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience


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Just like in the famous book and movie, guests of this interactive experience will also be able to immerse themselves in this fantasy world by discovering secrets in backward mirrors, playing croquet, and playing in a human-sized chess match!

When: March 10 to May 14, 2023
Where: Sunny Cider Bar — 14th Avenue NE, Calgary
Price: $47 per person, buy here

Sunday Brunch Trivia

A brunch menu filled with eggs benny, mimosas, delicious french toast, and lots of local craft beer is enough for us, but the trivia to go along with it makes it even more fun.

When: Every Sunday at 1 pm
Where: Penny Black Bar & Kitchen — 11520 24th Street SE, Calgary
Price: FREE, reserve your spot here

Made With Love

Banff has become a foodie destination, and this fest will be a highlight of many of the best spots the mountain town has to offer. During these 13 days, guests can enjoy a long list of creative cocktails, delicious eats, and interactive events.

When: April 10 to 23, 2023
Where: Banff, Alberta


Blue Jay Sessions

These Blue Jay Sessions feel different every time, but they typically feature a talented roster of singer-songwriters and a dinner hosted by local chefs/teams. This week, the menu includes dishes like TPE-style fried pickles, salsa trio, poutine, and sandwiches, with Russell Brewing Co. providing the beverages.

When: Friday, April 21 from 6 to 10:30 pm
Where: The Prairie Emporium — 300-334 53rd Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: Starting at $17.96


Intro to Home Brewing

Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters is one of the most popular coffee makers in YYC. Hosting a series of classes this month, this class offers the chance to learn how to brew excellent coffee at home.

This series is one of the hippest Calgary food events in January.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 12:30 to 2 pm
Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Price: $89.25, buy tickets here


Potion Putt

Coming to YYC at the Springbank Links Golf Club from November 3 to May 31, 2023, this boozy experience offers the chance to have some golf fun even in the winter months.

This “crazy golf course” is inspired by a certain famous wizard who can’t be named for copyright reasons. There will be nine holes to play as you come across bubbling cauldrons filled with tasty potions that may even help you cast a few spells to help you complete some of the mystical tee-off challenges.

When: Until May 31, 2023
Where: Springbank Links Golf Club – 125 Hackamore Trail, Calgary
Price: $15 per person, buy here


Karen’s Diner

Promising an “absurdly fun experience,” guests will not only enjoy good food and drinks alongside some rudeness but they’ll also be forced to play some games, too.

This is one of the most anticipated Calgary food events of the year.

When: April 22 to 30, 2023
Where: Secret location in Calgary
Tickets: $45

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