25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: September 6 to 8

Sep 6 2019, 5:00 am

Fill your September weekend with our list of 25 fun things to do in Calgary!

Check out anything and everything from the Canadian Country Music Awards, Monster Jam, and more.

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

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Friday, September 6

Movie in the Park 2019



What: This Friday, September 6, the Sunalta Community Association will be screening the live-action remake of Aladdin for all in attendance. A post on the screening’s Facebook event encourages would-be viewers to bring a blanket to lounge on while enjoying the newest reimagining of Aladdin and Jasmine’s romantic story. And, yes, there will be mini doughnuts available at the park.

When: September 6, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Royal Sunalta Park — 1737 14th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free!

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 – September 6, 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

ULTRA Night Run 2019

What: ULTRA Night Run, hosted by The Running Room and Michelob ULTRA, is a mix of exercising, partying, and a lot of socializing. You don’t need to be a fitness fanatic to take part because you can choose between a 5 km or 10 km race (or walk, if that’s your jam) on the illuminated, neon-lit course kicking off from Edworthy Park. There will be live music to keep you motivated along the way while you take in mesmerizing night views of the Bow River.

When: September 6, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm (1o km Run), 8:40 pm (5 km Run/Walk)
Where: Edworthy Park, 5050 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary
Registration: Register here

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 from September 6 until October 27, 2019 (also open Thanksgiving Monday)
Time: Various times
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
Tickets: Online

The Prairie Girls Vintage Market

What: A gathering of like-minded curators of vintage, antique, farmhouse, salvaged, re-purposed, and handmade goods. Food trucks and entertainment will refuel you for a second trip around the barn.

When: September 6 and 7, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm (Friday), 9 am to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Cochrane Ag Society Barn – the NW corner of the junction of Highways 1A and 22
Admission: $4 per day or $6 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and under are free

Saturday, September 7

Calgary Produce Marketing Association Fall Harvest Sale

What: The Calgary Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fall Harvest Sale is a two-day charitable event that raises money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Community Kitchen Program, and the Heritage Park Society. Purchase healthy food, discover the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables, and support the local community. Carry-out service is available for a small fee, which is donated to a local charity.

When: September 7 and 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Opening Ceremony at 9:30 am on Saturday)
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: Regular admission to the park. Annual pass holders receive complimentary admission. Harvest Sale purchases are cash-only, but there are a number of ATMs available throughout Heritage Park

Monster Jam

What: See Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, and many other Monster Jam trucks compete in a variety of challenges.

When: September 7 and 8, 2019
Time: Noon pit party, 2 pm gates, 3 pm showtime
Where: Stampede Grandstand – 1410 Olympic Way SE Calgary
Tickets: Online

Halloweekends at Calaway Park 


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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

Bring It On: The Musical

What: StoryBook Theatre presents Bring It On: The Musical, based on the high-stakes world of high school cheerleading competition.

When: Thursdays to Sundays until September 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Thursdays to Saturdays), 2 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

George Canyon with Charlie Major and Doc Walker

What: George Canyon brings Hit After Hit to Calgary alongside Charlie Major and Doc Walker on September 7.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino – 11500 35 Street Southeast #1000, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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

Show and Shine at Dalhousie Community Association

What: Dalhousie Community Association’s annual Show & Shine features classic cars and vehicles, children activities, BBQ, raffle and more. The event benefits Enviros Wilderness School Association. Registration starts at 9 am at a cost of $10 per vehicle. All makes and models welcome.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Dalhousie Community Association – 5432 Dalhart Road NW, Calgary
Admission: Free but donations accepted

The Blue Jay Cafe

blue jay cafe pop-up


What: Every night until September 7, the Southern-style pop-up will host two sets of country singers who will perform in songwriter circle sessions. Artists slated to perform include Desiree Dorian, Drew Gregory, and Sons of Daughters, according to the pop-up’s event page.

If you get hungry while listening to these music performances, audience members can order from the menu, which includes a fried Empire Provisions bologna sandwich, a fried chicken sandwich with Kool-Aid pickles, and a Goo Goo Cluster pie — a mix of marshmallow nougat, milk chocolate, caramel, and peanuts.

When: Now to September 7, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: Oak Tree Tavern — 124 10th Street NW
Tickets: Available online, starting at $20

Modern Times Redux

What: The Grand fundraiser is a Charlie Chaplin-themed evening full of vintage fashion, film and music. Dress in your finest 1930’s attire and enjoy the re-imagined score played along to the Charlie Chaplin silent film. Plus enjoy cocktails and explore the themed display, then stay for the prize draw.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: The Grand – 608 1 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Parkdale PetFest

What: Parkdale Petfest features local vendors such as Fairplay Pet Supplies, Montgomery Village Veterinary Clinic & Dekens Housecall Services, Doodle Dogs YYC, Heads and Tails Photography and more. There will also be wiener dog races happening at 11 am and 1 pm, pet costume contest, food trucks and more.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Parkdale Community Association – 3512 5th Ave NW Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunday, September 8

TOMS Warehouse Sale 2019

TOMS/The Sample Sale Guys

What: The TOMS warehouse sale is back, and now it’s even bigger and better than in previous years. With over 30,000 pairs of TOMS shoes to choose from, there’s something for everyone — including men, women, youth, and even babies. Some of the styles you’ll find at the four-day event include classic TOMS, as well as espadrilles, wedges, laced shoes, slip-on shoes, low boots, and sandals in all sizes. You’ll also be able to take advantage of door-crasher prices for TOMS sunglasses, at only $19.99.

When: Now to September 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Center (Hall A) — 20 Roundup Way SW
Admission: Free, RSVP via Facebook

Puppies and Prosecco

What: Attend a private group training class for you and your pup on the patio of Vin Room Mission, led by the Dogma Behaviour & Education Centre. You will receive two glasses of wine, beer or prosecco, lesson on the patio for you and your furry friend, and a bag of goodies worth $50. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Vin Room Mission – 2310 4 Street SW
Tickets: Online, $40

Calgary Outdoor Yoga

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

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 – September 8, 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

Honens Festival

What: Honens returns from September 5 to 8 with another grand celebration of piano and chamber music. The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier classical music events, intended to share Esther Honens’ love of world-renowned music with Albertans every year.

When: Now to September 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations

Canadian Country Music Awards 2019

Billy Ray Cyrus (Facebook, Photographer: Steven Bradley)

What: Billy Ray Cyrus will be co-hosting the Canadian Country Music Awards for the first time this September along with Dallas Smith, one of Canada’s most celebrated country music artists. Fans can catch the duo hosting the awards show on Global TV, listen to it on the radio, stream on Twitter, or buy tickets to see it live.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Tickets: Available online. Tickets start at $44.50

Podcast Live! with Stop Podcasting Yourself

What: Central Library presents Podcast Live! with special guests Graham Clark and Dave Shumka of Stop Podcasting Yourself. The duo will talk about their work, and comedic storytelling in podcasting.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Register: Online, Free

Glengarry Glen Ross

What: Simply Theatre kicks off their fifth season in Calgary with a production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.

When: Various dates from September 6 to September 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Red & White Calgary Comic Card & Toy Expo

What: Shop for your favourite comics and toys at Red &White Calgary Comic Card & Toy Expo. Plus there will be a chance to meet artists, a costume contest, and more.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Red & White Club – 1833 Crowchild Trail Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: $5, children 12 and under are free

Calgary Beer Run

What: The Calgary Beer Run features stops at seven breweries in a 10 km event to raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

When: September 8, 2019
Time: Various start times throughout the morning and afternoon
Where: Various start locations
Register: Online

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