9 Calgary food events happening this week: May 15 to 21
Hot weather is finally here and it really looks like May will be a seriously great month of amazing Calgary food events.
This month has some of the city’s favourite seasonal food events like extravagant brunches, pizza weeks, and all of the amazing night markets popping up. There were many food spots that opened up last year as well, so checking those out should also be on the to-do list.
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Here are the best Calgary food events to check out this week in May.
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
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This new spot recently opened up in YYC.
Calgary has so many great sandwich shops and this is a new must-try spot.
This shop serves up creative sandwiches which seem to change every day. It’s really all about how the owner is feeling that day. A few of the sandwiches the kitchen has served since opening include Green Eggs and Ham, Magic Mushroom, English Steak Tip, and even Arepas, a South American food made of ground maize dough stuffed with a filling.
Address: 1022 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
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
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. It might be a bit of a drive, but we still think it counts as one of the best Calgary food events.
When: May 15 from 5:30 to 9 pm
Where: Okotoks Towne Plaza
Price: $107.10 per person, buy tickets here
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: Every Sunday in May from 11:30 am to 4 pm
Where: The Dorian – 525 5th Avenue SW, Calgary
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, May 16 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: 616 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters is one of the most popular coffee makers in YYC. Hosting a series of classes this month, this tour offers the chance to explore the incredibly popular roasting facility.
This series is one of the hippest Calgary food events in May.
When: May 18 from 10 to 11 am
Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Price: $52.45, buy tickets here
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
Calgary Night Market
Running from May to August, the market will offer attendees a chance to shop local vendors, enjoy buskers and live entertainment, and most importantly, get in on some grub from food trucks.
When: May 19, 2023
Where: Bridgeland Riverside Community – 917 Centre Avenue NE, Calgary