Labour Day Weekend Activities in Calgary 2016

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Labour Day Classic – Stampeders vs Eskimos on Sept 5 | 01:00PM

September Long Weekend Activities in Calgary – September 2 – 5, 2016




I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

Free Admission to Glenbow Museum on Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

1. Fiesta Filipino

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

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Friday, September 02, 2016 | 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, September 03, 2016 |12:00 PM to  10:00 PM

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Olympic Plaza, Calgary

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Free Admission

 

2. Calgary Highland Games

The Calgary Highland Games is one of the oldest gatherings in North America and will be celebrating 103 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.  Details

Clan Macfie at Calgary Highland Games: Calling all those of the ancient Scottish A good day to attend and review your family’s Scottish roots, this being our fourth year at the Calgary games (after some 20 years at the Montreal, Que. and Maxville, Ont. games), we look forward to meeting you and yours.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

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

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$14.00 up

 

3. TD Chinatown Street Festival 

 Celebrate our city’s cultural diversity and to enjoy and experience the best of what Chinatown has to offer! The event will feature the familiar sights and sounds of many cultural performances, exciting kids play zone, as well as merchants and food tents; there will certainly be something suitable for everyone! Details

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Sunday, September 4, 2016 | 10:00 PM to  06:00 PM

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Impark lot on the corner of 2nd Street and Riverfront Ave SW, Calgary

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Free Admission

4. 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

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August 31 – September 5, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

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

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General Admission

 

5. Long Weekend Island Escape

We’ve got your long weekends covered! All without leaving the city. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled island staycation. Get your beach boogie on with music from BassBus. Food trucks will be on site with beach snacks, and EAST Crew will have classic summer games and activities on hand. Details

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 Monday, September 5, 2016 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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 Trout Beach on St. Patrick’s Island, Calgary

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Free

 

6. Free Swim

FREE leisure swim. Details

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 Monday, September 5, 2016 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM. and 3:00 – 4:30 PM

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 Acadia Aquatic Centre and Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

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Free

II. Live Music

1. Rae Spoon: Live in Concert

Join Calgary Pride for this intimate concert featuring award winning artist Rae Spoon and guests for a musical start to your long weekend! Details

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Friday, September 2, 2016 | 8:00 PM

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Festival Hall – 1215 10 Avenue SE, Calgary

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$20

 

2.BISQC 2016

Banff International String Quartet Competition: Join us as 40 extraordinary musicians from around the world come to Banff full of dreams and aspirations. Feel the passion of their performances and be astonished by their extraordinary level of excellence. BISQC has become the sought after event in the calendar of the chamber music world. Details

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August 29 – September 4, 2016

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Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Banff

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$15 & up

 

3. X-Fest 2016




 Proudly presented by X929, in partnership with Live Nation Canada, the festival features performances from the world’s leading musical acts. Details

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Saturday, September 03 – Sunday, September 04, 2016 | 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM

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Single Day: $99.50
Weekend Pass: $179.50 + Fees

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Much Ado About Nothing

Thou Art Here presents an immersive perfomance of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, reinterpreted to fit right into the prairie glamour of Lougheed House. This classic tale of Leonato, a nobleman on an elegant estate, and his friends showcases the powerful force of love won and lost. Expect to become part of this performance as it moves through the House and Gardens. Thou Art Here is Edmonton’s only “site-sympathetic” theatre company – don’t miss their Calgary debut! Details

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August 31 – September 11, 2016

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Lougheed House – 707 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

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$27 – $30

 

2. Grease

Get out your leather jackets, pull up your bobby socks and get ready to hand jive! Popular tough guy Danny and sweet girl-next-door Sandy meet and fall in love over the summer. But now that they are back to school, will their different worlds keep them apart? This rock ‘n’ roll production features such unforgettable songs as “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “We Go Together,” and many more! Grease is an “electrifyin’” musical extravaganza that will make you want to stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom! 12+ Details

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August 13 – September 3, 2016

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Beddington Heights Theatre, 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Calgary

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$20 – $25

 

3. Creative Intensive Open Class

Taught by Dancers’ Studio West’s Artistic Director Davida Monk, these warm up technique classes combine three approaches to the dancing body: a ballet-based contemporary technique. a release technique and the principles of athletic centering and power. Participants will experience the strengthening and liberating affect of the combination of these fundamentals. Details

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Monday, August 29 – Friday, September 02, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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The Centre for Movement Arts – Bay 9, 4005 9 St. SE, Calgary

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$15.00

V. Sports, Walks & Related events

1. Calgary Stampeders

Let’s pack OUR HOUSE for the most anticipated game of the season! At the game, we will be giving a hug salute to the Canadian Armed Forces and honouring members of the military who serve our country. Make sure to look up prior to kickoff as the Royal Canadian Air Force conducts a special flypast with CF-18 Hornet aircrafts. Details

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Monday, September 5, 2016 | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

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McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

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$34.50 – Tickets

 

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

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August 26 – September 4, 2016

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Calgary Tennis Club, 1445 16 St SW, Calgary

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Free

 

3. Champion’s Welcome

The Champions’ Welcome Tournament serves as a friendly warm-up to the ‘Masters’ Tournament. The tournament is expected to attract a very respectable entry from throughout North, Central and South America, that has historically arrived at Spruce Meadows well in advance of the CSIO 5* ‘Masters’ Tournament. Details

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September 1 -3, 2016

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Spruce Meadows, Calgary

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Free

4. Shaw Charity Classic

 PGA Champions Tour.  Details

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August 31 – September 4, 2016

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Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, Calgary
Complimentary shuttle busses to the Shaw Charity Classic will run from the Anderson LRT Station.

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$10 – $80
Juniors 17 and under admitted FREE with a ticketed adult.

5. Natural Cyclocross High

3nd Annual Okotoks Cyclocross race. ABA Cup #1 and #2 .  In support of Kids Sport. Details

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September 3rd & 4th, 2016

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Wiley Park, Okotoks

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Spectator Free

 

6. Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo

The 50th annual Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo will be hosted through the September long weekend.  Still considered one of the toughest Amateur Rodeo’s in Canada and FCA sanctioned, we follow closely in the footsteps to the infamous Calgary Stampede. In fact,  you can expect to see many of the same riders & stock showcased there, but in a much more intimate setting. Details

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September 3 – 5, 2016

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Lions Club Rodeo Grounds, 109 5th ave west – Cochrane

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$10 – $15

7. Rides, Runs & Walks

Scots on the Run

5km Run/Walk Saturday September 3, 2016 | 9:00 AM @ Springbank Park for All Seasons. Details

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. BBQ on the Bow




The BBQ on the Bow features 35+ BBQ teams competing over the weekend for over $10,000 in prize money. Aditionally the event hosts cooking demonstrations, kids activities, a beer gardens and 11 of Calgarys top local bands.  Details

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Banquet: Friday, 2 September 2016 | 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

BBQ on the Bow: Saturday, September 3, 2016 –  Sunday, September 4, 2016

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Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 16th Avenue NW, Calgary

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Free Admission. Banquet ticketed

 

2. Calgary Pride

Pride In The Park: 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

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August 26th to September 5th 2016

Calgary Pride Parade: September 4 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Pride In The Park: September 4 | 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM

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Festival – Various Venues, Calgary
Pride in the Park –  Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9th Ave SW, Calgary

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Free and ticketed events.

 

3. Marda Pride

To support Pride, Marda Loop businesses come together and celebrate by offering in-store promotions, jewelry, fashion, art and food specials, and create a painted rainbow sidewalk. Enjoy delicious culinary treats, shop the unique and local boutiques, participate in family-friendly activities and listen to an array of live music serenading the streets. Details

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Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 11:00 AM.- 5:00 PM

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2140 34 Ave Southwest, Calgary

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Free

 

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

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Taste of the Highlands: Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 5:00 PM –  09:00 PM
Highland Games: Sunday, September 4, 2016 |  8:00 AM  – 6:00 PM
The Ceilidh: Sunday, September 4, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Centennial Park, Canmore.

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$5.00  – $79.00

 

5. 37th Mustang International

Mustang Show & Shine – Part of International Mustang meet, an annual get together for Mustang Enthusiasts from Canada & the US.   Details

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Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

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 Grey Eagle Casino southeast parking lot

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Free.

 

6. Cochrane Labour Day Parade 

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

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Monday, September 5, 2016 , Parade begins at 10:30 AM

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 Formation area – Burnco Site on River Ave. Route Map

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Free.

 

7. Labour Day BBQ 2016

By Calgary & District Labour Council.  Details

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Monday September 5, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM

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Olympic Plaza,  Calgary

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Free

 

8. Calgary Tours

Calgary Walks – Discover what makes Calgary such an exciting place through Calgary Walks: history, architecture, river walks, public art, secret sculpture gardens, cool public spaces, restaurants, shopping and more!! Details

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Upto $18 – Year Round

 

Calgary Brewery Tours Experience good natured and welcoming breweries, eateries and distilleries with people who enjoy a satisfying brew as much as you. Details

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Calgary Craft Beer Tour: $129.00 + gst

Spirit of Alberta Tasting Tour: $109.00 + gst

Cemetery tours Join knowledgeable tour guides on a walk through time to learn about the people, personalities and events that shaped the vibrant city Calgary is today. From May through October, The City tells their fascinating stories through free guided walking tours of Calgary’s historic Burnsland Cemetery, St Mary’s Cemetery, and Union Cemetery.  FREE Details

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Burnsland Cemetery – last Saturday of each month, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

St. Mary’s Pioneer Cemetery – third Saturday of each month, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Union Cemetery – every Sunday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

VI. Food/ Sunday Brunches & Night Life Events

 Club Events / Nightlife

Thursday, September 1, 2016 

Sean Ashby @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

Jim and Lynda McLennan with The Still [email protected]

Du-Rite Aces @ The Blues Can

Friday, September 2, 2016

Mabaleka with Bebo [email protected] Wine-Ohs

Kirby Swell Band @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

The Good The Bad and The Blues @ The Blues Can

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Pure Pride 2016: The Grande Finale of all Prides in Canada is serving up a historic high energy dance party, concert and world class international and local superstars! @ Flames Central

Glitter Gods & Kings: Dyke & Trans March After Party[email protected] Club- 628 8th Avenue SW, Calgary,

Mary Walsh @ Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Devin Townsend Project with Fallujah @ The Gateway (SAIT)

Kirby Swell Band @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

The Good The Bad and The Blues @ The Blues Can

Sunday, September 4, 2016

FIGURE X PROTOHYPE @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage

Jo-Jo O’ & the Woods @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Static Shift @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

Tim Williams @ The Blues Can

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2. Dinner Theatre/Sunday Brunch

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

2. Stage West Theatre Restaurants

Legends of Rock N’ Roll – July 1 – September 4, 2016 – Details

3. Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Hey, Pretty Woman! – July 1 — September 4, 2016 – Details

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