What’s Up This Weekend?On September 8, 2022 by Calgary's Child
September 9 to 11
September 6 to 11, 8:45am to 4pm; Fit For Fall Open House at MNP Community & Sport Centre, try out dozens of activities and do yourself a favor by sticking to a new, healthier lifestyle this fall. Learn more at mnpcentre.com/news/fit-fall-open-house.
September 7 to 11; Spruce Meadows Masters, the ‘Masters’ includes iconic events such as the CP International, presented by Rolex, BMO Nations’ Cup, Name the Foal, presented by TELUS, ATCO Electric Six Bar, WestJet Evening of the Horse, fireworks, live music, and more. Learn more at sprucemeadows.com/masters.
September 9; Chinatown Lantern Festival, a free one-day event featuring light and lantern displays amidst local vendors, booths and some of your favorite food trucks. Head downtown to catch the lanterns in all of their glory, and take in the sights, tastes, smells and sounds of this fabulous cultural celebration. Learn more at visitcalgarychinatown.com/lanternfestival2022.
September 9 to 11; Calgary Rotary Ribfest, in addition to sampling delicious barbecue from the five best ribbers around (that’s Pistol Pete’s, Billy’s BBQ, Buckeye BBQ, Blazin’ BBQ and Papa Jack’s), there’ll also be entertainment, raffles, cold drinks and more at McMahon Stadium’s north parking lot. Entry into the event is free, and all donation proceeds go to the Rotary Clubs of Calgary. Learn more at yycrotaryribfest.ca.
September 10; Springbank Old Tyme Fall Fair, the 50th annual Springbank Park For All Seasons Agriculture Society Old Tyme Fall Fair is a great day where families have the opportunity to gather together and celebrate agricultural roots and community spirit. Come out for a day of fun, fellowship, and festivities for all ages. Learn more at springbankpark.com.
September 10; Chestermere Country Fair, the Chestermere Country Fair is the oldest ongoing annual event at the Chestermere Recreation Centre, held every year in September. Learn more at rvcagsociety.ca/country-fair.
September 10, 4pm to 10pm; Locked Zoo: Living Large (Adults Only 18+), locked Zoo: Living Large is a two-hour, zoo-wide escape game that challenges you to explore the zoo after hours, solve an elaborate series of puzzles, and learn about wildlife conservation. This outdoor escape game will have you using your wits and getting your steps in, while solving challenging puzzles with a team of clever friends. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com/events/lockedzoo/Living-Large.
September 10, 11am to 4pm; airdrieFest, celebrate ‘the best of Airdrie’ at airdrieFEST featuring vendor booths from local not-for-profit organizations, community groups and businesses as well as local entertainment acts and musicians. You can look forward to a wide variety of entertainment acts on the City Hall Stage. Learn more at airdrie.ca.
September 10, 12pm to 8pm; EXPRESSTIVAL, explore local art in a way you have never experienced before. In partnership with the Downtown Association, ART SPOT is throwing a massive freeform art event in downtown Calgary. This interactive exhibition will feature nearly 100 local artists, showcasing their art in an experimental, freeform environment. Learn more at downtowncalgary.com/events/expresstival.
September 10, 12pm to 6pm; Mexican Cultural Day at cSPACE, an intimate day of activities to celebrate Mexico and its independence. The event will include musical performances, exhibitions, food, crafts and more. Learn more at cspacekingedward.com/events/mexican-cultural-days.
September 10, 12pm to 2pm; CCMA FanFest at Studio Bell, meet your favorite country stars for the ultimate selfie. Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with 2022 CCMA Awards. Learn more at studiobell.ca.
September 10, 11am to 4pm; Art from the Heart 2022, there will be art on display in many mediums, styles, and sizes at Hawthorne Residence. Come out for a day of art and meet the artists Lynn Hawthorne, Brigitte Plesa, Wilma Mclean, Joan Shearer, Doris Sidlick, Sian DeVries, and Rosemary Bennett.
September 10, 2pm to 3:40pm; Open Air – 2022 Honens Festival, Honens’ anticipated Open Air returns this September with a parade of fantastical performances and a Carnival of the Animals. Join us in Central Memorial Park for performances by the Bergmann Duo, Honens Artistic Director Jon Kimura Parker, and cellist Arnold Choi. Make sure to bring the kids down early to get their faces painted to match their favorite animal. Learn more at honens.com/events/honens-festival.
10 to 11; Granary Road Garlic Festival, head into the Granary Road
Active Learning Park for all kinds of garlicky themed fun and don’t forget to
visit our farmers market for all things garlic, including eats, treats and
garlic features from our market vendors. Learn more at
September 11, 8:45am to 12pm; RBC Race for the Kids, after two years of operating as a virtual event, RBC Race for the Kids is back with a day of in-person fun that includes a six-km family walk/run, race T-shirt, pancake breakfast, as well as all-day parking and access to Heritage Park. Now in its sixth year, RBC Race for the Kids funds programs and services that help kids in our community who are struggling with their mental health. Learn more at childrenshospital.ab.ca/event/rbc-race-for-the-kids/.
September 11 and 18, 10am to 4:30pm; Mid-Autumn Festival, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is excited to announce the Mid-Autumn Festival. This three-day event will be free learning how to make lantern, snowy mooncake and dreamcatchers.
September 1 to 30; Alberta Culture Days, 30 days of discovery, experiences, and celebration with Alberta Culture Days, an opportunity connect with new cultures in a variety of local events and activities. Experience Alberta Culture Days with virtual, in-person, indoor, and outdoor activities. Learn more at alberta.ca.
Until September 10; Storybook Theatre’s Legally Blonde The Musical, a fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal. Learn more at storybooktheatre.org/.
Saturdays until September 10; 4pm to 10pm, 4th Street Night Market, Calgary’s hippest night market located in the heart of Mission. Visit the lively main street neighborhood of 4th Street for food, fun, local finds and friends. Learn more at 4thstreetnightmarket.ca.
September 10 to November 20; ‘Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob’ at Glenbow, the exhibition features 65 works and is the first-ever retrospective of Demsey Bob’s career from the 1970s to the present. Visitors to the exhibition will discover a selection of masks, sculpture and regalia, complemented by Bob’s work in bronze casting and vestment production. Learn more at glenbow.org/exhibitions/wolves/.
Until September 14; Le Burger Week, a burger festival that takes place each year where participating restaurants from various Canadian cities compete to create a unique burger; reflective of their overall concept and cuisine. Learn more at leburgerweek.com.
Until September 16, Inglewood Night Market, a modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles and artisan eats at 10 Avenue and 10 Street SE.
Until September 30, #YYCBlockParty – Roller Rink on the Boulevard, Block Party is back for the third summer, bringing the same vibrant energy to Deerfoot City with a new twist – say hello to the Roller Rink on The Boulevard. Dig out your vintage roller skates (or rent some vibrant wheels) and live your best retro ‘70s summer life. Get your tickets at the door. Learn more at deerfootcity.com.
Extended to September 30, 10am to 8pm; Museum of Failure, the worldwide touring exhibit, The Museum of Failure (MOX), is in Canada for the first time. MOX will be popping up in Calgary at Southcentre Mall this summer. This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more. Learn more at showpass.com.
Until September 30; Summer on 17th, visit 17th Ave retail and entertainment district this season for Summer on 17th. There will be live music, fitness classes, DJ and drag shows, outdoor movies, and more in Tomkins Park throughout the summer, and all of the events are free. Learn more at 17thave.ca/summer.
Until October 1; Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond, the Bow Habitat Station’s Kids Can Catch Trout Pond is open for the season. This pond is stocked with rainbow trout raised in the fish hatchery for you to catch and release. Visit bowhabitat.alberta.ca for more information.
Saturday and Sunday until October 9, 11am to 5pm; Halloweekends at Calaway Park. Join the Boo Crew at Calaway Park this fall. Stroll through Hallotown… if you dare! Dress up as your favorite family friendly character and enjoy a day of fall fun. Learn more at calawaypark.com.
Until October 15; Heartbreak Hotel at Jubilations Theatre, have you ever wondered what it would be like at the Heartbreak Hotel? Well you’re in luck, because Jubilations Dinner Theatre is going to take you there. The legend never dies, and his music lives on, as we have some fun imagining Elvis and his gang all rocking and rolling at the Heartbreak Hotel. Learn more at jubilations.ca.
Until October 15; A Birthday Toy’s Story at Jubilation’s Junior, a kid-friendly show designed to make adults laugh, too. This is a production written for kids and served with a meal designed with kids in mind. Get your tickets for a stress-free, fun-filled morning of laughter, music, and food. Learn more at jubilations.ca/calgary-junior.
Until October 26; Dinosaurs Awakened at The Calgary Zoo, get ready to marvel at the sights and sounds of these magnificent life-like creatures and see for yourself what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme. Entry included in admission to the Zoo. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
Until October 27; National Music Centre’s Jam Club, join the National Music Centre’s free after-school Jam Club program. Youth ages thirteen to nineteen are invited to jam, practice their skills, and explore their creative potential, all while making new friends, every Thursday at Studio Bell for free. Students can drop in at any time between 3pm and 6pm and there is no obligation to attend week to week. Snacks, drinks, and pizza are provided. Learn more at studiobell.ca/after-school-jam-club.
Visit Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park is buffed up and ready to shine under the bright lights as it opens for another season. Discover highlights from the vintage pick-up truck collection, play games, and visit with members of the Rocky Mountain Model Club.
Visit the Glenbow at The Edison, the satellite location of the popular museum at The Edison building in downtown Calgary is now open. Best of all – admission is free for everyone, thanks to the support of the Calgary Downtown Association. A timed ticket is required for entry. To reserve your ticket, visit glenbow.org.
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