14 Calgary food events happening this week: May 8 to 14

May 8 2023, 3:46 pm

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.

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

La Pizza Week


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Returning for its third edition this year, La Pizza Week is a national festival highlighting restaurants in several different Canadian cities, each serving unique pizza offerings for the occasion.

Happening from May 1 to 14, each participating restaurant will release a limited-edition pizza designed especially for the festival, which will only be available during that time.

When: May 1 to 14, 2023
Where: Participating restaurants TBA


Clos de la Oyster Barre

This oyster bar concept is focused on small plates of delicious seafood and a broad selection of sparkling and white wine, all served in a room featuring a fun hip-hop playlist from all eras.

When: May 12, 2023
Where: Opera Room at Teatro — 200 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Where: Cucina at 515 8th Avenue SW, Calgary


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 Munch

This new spot JUST 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 depending on the owner’s mood. 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


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

Gnocchi Class

Lina’s is one of the best places to shop and eat Italian food, but with these classes, it’s also one of the best places to learn to make it.

There are quite a few of these classes throughout the month, and this gnocchi class is great for beginners and advanced home cooks.

When: Wednesday, May 10 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: Lina’s Italian Super Mercato — #100, 4916 130th Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: $70 per ticket; buy 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 11 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
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 May.

When: May 13, 2023
Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Price: $99.75, buy tickets here


Inglewood Night Market

The market happens in the streets of Inglewood with no specific address; however, shoppers will find vendors and food trucks primarily along 10th and 11th Streets SE and 10th Avenue SE.

When: May 12, 2023
Where: 10th Avenue and 10th Street SE, Calgary


Found Market

Found Market (formerly Etsy Calgary) is holding its mouth-watering Spring Market on Sunday, May 14 at The Hemingway Room at the Commons Calgary.

The market’s theme is Snack Time, with visitors discovering locally made snacks and snack-themed items from makers and creators around the city.

When: May 14, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: The Hemingway Room at the Commons Calgary – 1204 20th Avenue SE, Calgary


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


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