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Things to do in Calgary this long Weekend – Sept 4 – 7, 2015

Labour Day Long Weekend Activities in Calgary 

A weekly digest of What’s On in Calgary this September long weekend including free, fun family & Kids’ activities, Live Music, Theatre & Performing Arts, Sports and Exhibitions : Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 7, 2015.

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Plan a trip to Lake Louise during Lake Louise WonderFall Festival – September 5- October 12 – Explore Lake Louise trails, enjoy a trip in the gondola, and hike the golden larches valley at Moraine Lake.

I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

1. Halloweekends

Halloweekends Calaway Park 2015Join Billy and the Boo Crew at Calaway Park this Fall! Take a stroll down Hall-Street… if you dare! It is a spooktacular good time for the whole family!  Details


Saturdays, Sundays & Holiday Mondays, September 5 – October 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM



Regular Admission.
Face painting: $5.00


2. Calgary Highland Games

The Calgary Highland Games is one of the oldest gatherings in North America and will be celebrating 102 years since the first games, held in 1913. Organised by the Calgary United Scottish Games Association, these games have gained the reputation as being one of the most prestigious Highland events in the West. Attracting competitors and spectators from across Western Canada and the USA, you will watch some of the world’s top pipers, drummers, dancers, and heavy event athletes compete and perform. Details


Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 07:30 AM – 06:30 PM


Springbank Park for All Seasons, 32224A Springbank Rd, Calgary


$13.00 – $60.00Family Pass: $50.00


3. Cornucopia

This weekend is all about corn, corn, and more corn! Corn on the cob, corn fritters, corn bread, corn toss, corn games, corn crafts and more! …We love corn!! Details


September 4 – 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM


Cobb’s Corn Maze, 1500 84 St NE, Calgary


Under 3 yrs old: FreeChild (ages 3 to 17): $12 (includes GST)Adult (ages 18 to 64): $13 (includes GST)

Senior (ages 65+): $12 (includes GST)

Butterfield Acres – Harvest Pumpkin Hunts Tickets on Sale from Sept 1

4. DiverCITY Carnival

Immigrant Services Calgary would like to invite you to our first DiverCITY Carnival! The DiverCITY Carnival is a youth-initiated, volunteer-driven, community-based event that will provide community members and families with fun, friendship as well as beneficial information on community connections and resources! Details


Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM


Prairie Winds Park, 223 Castleridge Boulevard,  Calgary




5. The Strathcona Mounted Troop

Witness the pageantry and excitement of the Strathcona Mounted Troop as they bring history to life with their legendary musical ride. Canadian Forces soldiers dressed in 1920s period uniforms and mounted on horseback will perform a spectacular musical ride, tent pegging demonstration and finish with an exciting historical cavalry charge! The Strathcona Mounted Troop will parade through the Village Centre, before performing their musical ride at 2:00 pm. Details


Labour Day Monday, September 7, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PMMusical Ride – 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM


Heritage Park, Calgary


Regular Admission


6. The Lion King the Musical

disneylionkingExperience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you’ll remember forever. Details


August 11 – September 6, 2015


Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary


$27.00 – $87.00 + charges


7. RENT: School Edition

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Details


August 21 to September 12, 2015Tuesdays to Saturdays | 7:00 PMSaturdays and Sundays | 2:00 PM


Beddington Heights Theatre, 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary


Child – 3 to 17 years: $20Adult – 18+ years: $25


8. Family Favourites

Have fun with the whole family and watch a movie for $2.99 on Saturday mornings at 11am. See link for shows and participating theatres. Details

MVP: Most Valuable Primate on September 5, 2015

Annie on September 12, 2015

Zookeeper on September 19, 2015

Hook on September 26, 2015


9.  Activities at the local library

Calgary Public library offers plenty of free activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends:

Details and link for registration.

Airdrie Public Library

Okotoks Public Library

II. Live Music

1. Janet Jackson Tour



Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | 08:00 PM


Scotiabank Saddledome- 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary


$29.00 – $125.00 + charges


2. Honens Festival & Piano Competion

Experience the festival that discover and launch the careers of the world’s most promising pianists. Enjoy listening to Complete Pianists—21st century artists for 21st century audiences and other renowned musicians throughout the festival. Details


September 3 – 12, 2015


Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary


$10 – $95;Festival Pass:$460


3. Mad Decent Block Party

65-atmd18+ event. Daktyl, Klingande, Major Lazer, ODESZA, Party Favor, RL Grime, Sam Feldt, Smalltown DJs. Details


Friday, September 4, 2015 | 02:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary


$65.00  & up.


4. Friday Night Live

Global FM Radio Group is pleased to present the Calgary edition of Friday Night LIVE at NMC. This event is hosted by Ovega King for artists, models, entertainers, comedians, dancers etc. to showcase their craft for an opportunity to appear in the Bahamas Music Showcase. Details


Friday, September 4, 2015 | 09:00 AM


National Music Centre, 134 11 Ave SE,  Calgary


$10 in advance and $15 at the door


5. One Love Music Festival

J.Cole, Nas, Machine Gun Kelly, Raekwon, Travis Scott, Wale. Details


Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary


$109.95 – $249.95


6. X-Fest

Calgary’s alternative music festival. Details

Line up: Saturday: Alexisonfire, Tenacious D, Mother Mother, Flaming Lips, Tokyo Police Club, Rural Alberta Advantage, Big Data, Eagles of Death Metal, The Elwins, The Zolas

Sunday: Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Brandon Flowers, TV On The Radio, KONGOS, St. Lucia, Robert DeLong, K-OS, Gay Nineties, Young Empires


Saturday, September 5, 2015 – Sunday, September 6, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM



Single Day: 109.99 – $169.99Weekend Pass: $179.99 & up.

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

FREE noon hour performances from bands, dance troupes, DJs and even comedians @ Stephen Avenue  on Weekdays | 12:00 PM – 01:00PM

1. Flamenco Dance

Join Bailaora, Silvia Temis, in the dance studio for an energetic and rhythmic feet stomping! Live flamenco guitar. Details


Thursday September 3, 2015 | 7:30 PM -8:10 PM


Calgary Jewish Community Centre1607 90 Avenue SW, Calgary




2. Project: Whooping Crane

Internationally acclaimed Green Fools Theatre presents Project: Whooping Crane, an ecological story of friendship, dedication, struggle and survival. Using puppets, masks and music, the Green Fools tell the story of the Whooping Crane — a symbol for endangered species everywhere — and their relationship to us all. Details


Friday September 4, 2015 | 3:00 PM & 07:00 PM
Saturday September 5, 2015 | 3:00 PM


West Village Theatre, 2007 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary


12- $20. Pay what you can Friday 3:00 PM


3. Afro Canada  Must Laugh

World acclaimed comedienne Anne Kansiime & Uganda’s premier comedien Pablo will be touring Canada in September. The reigning African Queen of comedy your Ninja gal Anne Kansiime will make her premier in Canada and ready to make you laugh. Details


Saturday September 5, 2015 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Thorncliffe Greenview Community Assoc, 5600 Centre Street North, Calgary




4. Oblivion

A play by Jonathan Brower. Special staged reading.  “Step into a pivotal moment in the life of Tim, a gay man who has left the conservative church and reparative therapy behind to try and reconcile his faith and his sexuality. Paralyzed by his past, Tim stands at a crossroads where he must decide the future of his faith before it destroys him.” Details


Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 7:30 PM -8:10 PM


Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Kensington Close NW, Calgary


$10 – $15


 5. Loose Moose Theatre Events


@ Loose Moose Theatre Company, 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary – Tickets :$12 – $15


Team on team competitive improvised comedy!

Fridays, Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 | 08:00 PM

Super Scene

Our best performers try to direct an entire improvised play with hilarious results.

Saturdays, Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015 | 08:00 PM

V. Sports, Walks & Related events

1. Calgary Stampeders

Don’t miss the Labour Day Classic when the Stampeders battle against the Eskimos in one of the biggest games of the season! Details


Monday, September 7, 2015 | 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM


McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary


$40.00 & up.

Mountain Bike Lessons by the Base in and around Calgary – Details

2. Men’s ITF Pro Circuit $15,000 Futures Tournament

The ITF Men’s Pro Circuit consists of Futures tournaments with prize funds of USD 10,000 or USD 15,000. The ITF Men’s Circuit represents the lowest rung of the men’s professional tennis ladder. ITF tournaments are incorporated into the ATP rankings, enabling young professionals to establish ATP ranking points to progress on to the ATP Challenger Tour and ultimately the ATP World Tour. Details


August 29th – September 6th, 2015


Calgary Tennis Club, 1445 16 St SW, Calgary




3. Natural Cyclocross High

2nd Annual Okotoks Cyclocross race. First ABA race of the 2015 season. In support of Kids Sport. Details


Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 09:30 AM – 04:30 PM


Kinsmen Park, Okotoks


Adults: $28, Juniors: $24, Kids Free.


4. Rides, Runs & Walks

Summer’s Gone-Run On!

Spruce Meadows Run Series – 5km Run/Walk / 10km Run on Sunday, September 6th, 2015 | 9:00 AM @ Spruce Meadows.  Details

Scots on the Run

5km Run/Walk Saturday September 5, 2015 | 9:00 AM @ Springbank Park for All Seasons. Details

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Calgary Pride

Calgary Pride Festival: With a rocking stage filled with amazing local and out of town talent, as well as local food trucks, beer gardens, vendors and a family zone, there’s something for everyone. Details


August 28 – September 7, 2015Calgary Pride Parade: September 6 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMCalgary Pride Festival: September 6 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Multiple Venues, CalgaryPride Festival: Shaw Millennium Park


Free and ticketed events.


2. BBQ on the Bow

Canada’s oldest BBQ Festival with plenty of entertainment. In the BBQ on the Bow “Alberta Championship”, teams vie for recognition as the Grand Champion by earning the most points in all four required categories. These categories are: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt (shoulder) and Beef Brisket.  Details


Saturday, September 5, 2015 – Sunday, September 6, 2015


Eau Claire Festival Market


Free Admission


3. Fiesta Filipino

Celebrating the vibrant Filipino Community in Alberta. Experience the world-famous Filipino hospitality and culture with food, arts, entertainment and crafts.  Details


Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Olympic Plaza, Calgary


Free Admission


4. Canmore Highland Games

Highland Games – Join us for a full slate of events comprising the Highland Games – pancake breakfast, highland dancing, piping and drumming, heavy sports, tug of war, sheep dogs, clan tents, Celtic vendors, Scotch tasting, traditional food and beverages, beer garden, massed bands and more.

Taste of the Highlands – Enjoy an evening of wine, scotch, beer and food tasting at the Big Rock festival tent.

The Ceilidh – A spirited celebration of music and dance, kitchen-party fashion.  Details


Taste of the Highlands: Saturday, September 5, 2015 | 5:00 PM –  09:00 PM
Highland Games: Sunday, September 6, 2015 |  8:00 AM  – 6:00 PM
The Ceilidh: Sunday, September 6, 2015 | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Centennial Park, Canmore.


$5.00  – $79.00


5. Cochrane Labour Day Parade 

Cochrane Labour Day Parade Marshalls –  Kimmett Cup Family. The first Cochrane Labour Day Parade was held in 1968.  Details


Monday, September 7, 2015 , Parade begins at 10:30 AM


 Formation area – Burnco Site on River Ave. Route Map


Pancake Breakfast at the Cochrane Ford (starts at 9 a.m.). $3 per person or $10 for the family.


6. Labour Day BBQ 2015

By Calgary & District Labour Council.  Details


Monday September 0, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM


Olympic Plaza,  Calgary




7. Cemetery tours

During the summer months, The City tells their fascinating stories through free guided walking tours of Calgary’s historic St Mary’s Cemetery, Union Cemetery and Burnsland Cemetery. Details


Union Cemetery – Every Sunday | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Burnsland Cemetery – last Saturday of the month | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Mary’s Pioneer Cemetery – third Saturday of the month | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM




8. Exhibitions

1. Daring Deco: 1920s Women’s Fashion @Lougheed House | June 24 – October 11, 2015

Dare to experience the golden era of innovation in women’s fashion. This unique exhibition of rare fashion artifacts and images explores how fashion reflected women’s evolving roles in society during this pivotal decade. Vamp and Flapper styles, short and masculine hairstyles, the ‘deco’ styling of jewellery and the bright colours of stockings defined the 1920s. Details

2. The Maple Leaf and the tulip: The Liberation of Holland in the Second World War @ The Military Museums

This exhibit explores the relationship between Canadian military serving in the Netherlands during the Second World War, the Dutch civilians and members of the Dutch Resistance. Details

3. Fields of Dreams: Our Farming History @ Okotoks Museum & Archives | May 2 – October 10

The indelible spirit and unwavering determination of early farmers and homesteaders will be celebrated in this exhibit which will focus on the early farming history of the Okotoks area. The exhibit opens in the spring, just in time for planting season, and continues right up to the Thanksgiving weekend when farmers are harvesting their crops. – Details

4. At Glenbow Museum – Calgary – Details

Cabinets of Curiosity | February 28, 2015 – January 17, 2016

With co-curator Douglas MacLean as your guide, dive into the world of fresh water sport fishing without getting your feet wet. Featuring the art of Tom Thomson, Ted Godwin and Walter J. Philips, among many others.

VI. Dinner Theatre/ Sunday Brunches & Other Events

1. See the article A night in Calgary for a short list of dinner Theatre & music venues.

2. Fort Calgary Enjoy Murder mystery dinner theatre and Sunday Brunches at Fort Calgary.

3. Homestyle Breakfast Buffet Enjoy comforting homestyle food at a comfortable price. Drive into the village and park in front of the Wainwright Hotel, step into the past and savour a hearty, pioneer-inspired breakfast. @ Heritage Park Wainwright Hotel

Sundays | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for $10.95 – $17.95 + tax – Details

4. Maniac Monday Trivia

Mondays | 07:30 PM @ Molly Malones Irish Pub, 1153 Kensington Cres NW Calgary

5. Stage West Theatre Restaurants

The Wedding Singer – September 4 – November 8, 2015 – Details

6. Jubilations Dinner Theatre 

That’s Dirty Dancing –  Jul 3 — Sep 6, 2015 – Details

7. Carly’s Angels at Lolita’s Lounge 

The riotous drag show that has kept audiences amazed and laughing for over 10 years. Carly’s Angels is a female impersonation show with the perfect combination of lively music, shiny costumes and brassy humour. Saturdays.

8. Big Rock Brewery Tour 

Saturday, 5 September 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Details

VII. Shopping Promotions / Events

1. Inglewood events – Here

2. CORE – Promotions and Events

3. South Centre Mall – Promotions

4. Cross Iron Mills – Promotions

5. Chinook Centre – Promotions

6. West Brook Mall – Promotions

For free family weekend activities in Calgary see, Free Activities in Calgary

We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but mistakes may happen. Verify all details from concerned Event Websites/officials.

Book mark this page and check back next week for more weekend activities.

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