17 best Calgary food events to check out in April

Mar 31 2023, 8:52 pm

Spring is finally here 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 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



Hosted by the Annex Ale Project Brewing Company, this celebration of beer will see new collars, DJs, a carb station and plenty of burgers.

When: Saturday, April 1, from noon to 4 pm and 5 to 9 pm
Where: 4323 1st Street SE, 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

Easter Eggstravaganza Brunch

Enjoy Easter as an adult with this unique Easter egg hunt that also has over $500 in prizes, bubbly mimosas, and a stacked brunch buffet.

When: Friday, April 7 at 10 am
Where: The Rec Room — 1180-901 64th Avenue NE, Calgary
Price: $43.93, buy tickets here

Okotoks Food Tour – Afternoon Snacks

Have you ever explored the food scene in Okotoks?

This charming tour will hit many of the coffee shops, light snacks, and light eating options that downtown Okotoks has to offer.

When: April 6 and 13, 2023
Where: Okotoks Towne Plaza
Price: $107.10 per person, buy tickets here

Easter brunches

Stay tuned for a list of fun events and specials that different bars and restaurants will be hosting. All of the popular brunches are a major April highlight.

Yoga & Beer

This is the chance to have some great craft beers while you do yoga, and what makes it even better is the kitchen here serves some of the best pizzas in the city.

When: Saturday, April 8 from 10 to 11 am
Where: Two House Brew — 1901 10th Avenue SW, Calgary

The Wilde Sunday Brunch


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Besides decadent brunch dishes like lobster hash, lemon ricotta pancakes, and caviar bennies, there will also be stations for an Alberta Beef Tomahawk carvery, charcuterie, boulangère, and a Liquid Nitrogen Seafood Bar.

Like every great Sunday brunch, there will be mimosas, and unlike most breakfast options, it’s bound to be a party too with an all-day DJ.

When: April 9 from 11:30 am to 4 pm
Where: The Dorian – 525 5th Avenue SW, Calgary


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


Mixology Date Night

Presented by Frenchie Wine Bar and Your Date Night YYC, this is an incredible idea if you’re searching for a date night idea. Couples can learn to build, mix, and shake three hand-crafted cocktails with a partner (and drink them of course), and much more.

When: Tuesday, April 11 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: 616 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: $70

Intro to Espresso

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 use your home espresso machine and grinder to get the most out of your espresso.

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

When: Saturday, April 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Price: $99.75, buy tickets here


The Spring Market

In addition to the food and booze vendors at this market with over 80 spots, an amazing brunch will also be hosted at the Mojave Grill.

When: Sunday, April 16 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino — 11500 35th Street SE #1000, Calgary
Price: FREE, 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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