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Labour Day Weekend Activities in Calgary 2014

Labour Day Long Weekend Activities in Calgary – August 29 – September 1, 2014

For recurring weekend activities and current weekend activities (other than Labour day weekend), see Things to do this weekend in Calgary.

Visit a Calgary Attraction this weekend -

See the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performing the music of today’s and yesterday’s hottest composers, live. It’s only $15 for people aged 14 to 29 with your free membership in the cpossibilities program. Get first dibs on tickets to 30 of our upcoming concerts starting August 27 at 10am, and ending August 29 at 5pm.Details

Friday Night Dance Party at Southland Leisure Centre on August 29 | 05:15 PM – Drop in Program

24th Annual Canmore Highland Games on  August 30-31, 2014 at Centennial Park, Canmore, AB

Plan a weekend trip to Drumheller , visit the last coal mine of Drumheller, Atlas Coal Mine & enjoy Loud as Hell Music Festival – Aug 29 – Sep 1, 2014

Family Activties

1. Milky Way Nights

Late night observing for the public.
Do check weather updates, before you go.

When?

August 28, 29, 30 , 2014 | 10:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Where?

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

How much?

By donation


2. BBQ on the Bow

2nd Annual BBQ on the Bow Festival – Canada’s Oldest BBQ Festival with plenty of entertainment.

When?

Friday, August 29, 2014 – Sunday, August 31, 2014

Where?

Eau Claire Festival Market

How much?

Free


artisgood3. 4 Cats Open House

Come celebrate our 2nd birthday doing what we love most & see what is new & exciting at 4Cats! Try your hand at polymer clay, silk-screening, sculpting clay & some super fun splatter painting! – Open House Details.

When?

Friday, August 29, 2014 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Where?

4Cats Arts Studio Edgedale Drive, Unit 8b, 34 Edgedale Drive NW, Calgary

How much?

Free


4. 2014 Calgary Highland Games

The Calgary Highland Games is one of the premier Highland Games in Western Canada. It is one of the oldest gatherings in North America and will be celebrating 101 years in 2014. With competitors from around the world, the Calgary Highland Games is a proud spectacle of Scotland’s history come to life.

When?

Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 07:30 AM – 06:00 PM – Schedule.

Where?

Springbank Park for All Seasons, 32224A Springbank Rd, Calgary.
FREE bus pick up from the 69th Street LRT station.

How much?

Adults: $15; Youth(6-17 years) & Seniors: $10; Child(5-): Free;  Tickets

Available at the gate also.

Scots on the Run - Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 09:00 AM – Register


5. Sweet Summer Corn Fest

We love Corn! We welcome you to join us to celebrate everything corn. – Details.

When?

Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Where?

Calgary Corn Maze

How much?

$13+gst person (ages 3 to 64). $12+gst per senior (ages 65+). Ages 2 and under are free.



6. 13th Annual Chili Fest & Cook Off & Summer Saturdays

Western-themed activities take over Olde Towne Okotoks, including the central event: a chili cook off. Come down to taste the chili creations or register a team and compete! – Details

When?

Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Chili Tasting: 11 AM to 1 PM

Where?

Head to Olde Towne Okotoks, Elizabeth St for the Chili Cook Off. The Chili Tasting area is at Elk Ave & Elizabeth St.

How much?

Tasting tickets: $5 each.


7. Cochrane Labour Day Parade

When?

Monday, September 1, 2014 , Parade begins at 10:30 AM – Details

Where?

Route Map  The Parade will leave the form up area on River Ave, go north to 1st Street (Main Street), turn west on 1st Street, then south on 5th Ave, turn east on Railway St, south on Centre Ave, east on Griffin Road, south on River Ave and back into the form up area.

How much?

Free


8. 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.
Be one of the first 500 guests through the gates before 10:30 a.m. and enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast in Gunn’s Dairy Barn. – Details

When?

Monday, September 1, 2014
Musical Ride – 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Where?

Heritage Park

How much?

Regular Admission

Live music & Concerts

Katy Perry

Prismatic World Tour

When?

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Where?

Scotiabank Saddledome.

How much?

$29.50 – $150.50


2. SHREYA GHOSHAL in Calgary

SHREYA GHOSHAL, the #1 female playback singer, is coming to charm Calgary with her romantic, soul-stirring songs. Get ready…it’s going to be super-spectacular! Details.

When?

Friday, August 29, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Where?

Stampede Corral

How much?

$50 & up


3. Kris Ellestad, Tigerwing, Knots and Brushsigns

When?

Saturday, September 30, 2014 | 08:00 PM

Where?

National Music Centre, 134-11 Ave SE, Calgary

How much?

$7.00 – Details


4. X-Fest

Calgary’s Alternative Music Festival
Renowned American rock artist JACK WHITE and British chart-toppers ARCTIC MONKEYS lead an incredible lineup that also includes indie rockers DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE and FOSTER THE PEOPLE, 2014 Juno award winners TEGAN & SARA and SERENA RYDER, Kentucky rock band CAGE THE ELEPHANT, the explosive FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, and American breakouts THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT.

When?

Sat & Sun, August 30 & 31, 2014.

Where?

Fort Calgary

How much?

Tickets


5. Arrival 2014

Blueprint, in partnership with Live Nation Canada, is proud and excited to announce the official launch of their expansion into Alberta. Beginning this summer, Justin Pandos of Connected Entertainment in Edmonton and Mikey Da Roza of Aqua Audio in Calgary, will join the Blueprint team to bring the very best event experiences to Albertans. To celebrate, this Labour Day long weekend Blueprint will throw a two-city event called ARRIVAL, which will be held at Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre and Calgary’s BMO Centre. - Details

18+ Event

When?

Sun, August 31, 2014 | 08:00 PM – 02:00 AM

Where?

BMO Centre

How much?

Tickets

Theatre & Performing Arts

1. LES MISÉRABLES – School Edition

Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade. – Details

Rated 8+

When?

August 23 to September 6, 2014
Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM

Where?

Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre, 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary

How much?

$20.00 & up.

Sports

1. Shaw Charity Classic

Golf

When?

August 27 – 31, 2014.

Where?

Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club – Directions

How much?

Juniors 17 and under admitted FREE with a ticketed adult.
Tickets: $10.00 – $90.00


2. Calgary Disc Doggers

Local Disc Dog Competition.
The weekend’s event is being hosted by the Calgary Disc Dogs which is a division of Zero Gravity DIsc Dogs.

When?

Sat & Sun, August 30 & 31, 2014

Where?

Quebec Area, Confederation Park, 2807 10 ST NW, Calgary
Parking is in the Recycling depot area off 10 St NW. Once you are there you will take the pathway off the left side of the parking area. The Quebec location is the first open area to the right on the path.

How much?

Spectator: Free


3. Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Eskimos

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

When?

Monday, September 1, 2014 | 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM

Where?

McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

How much?

$33.00 to $110.00


4. The Colour Run

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.

When?

Sat, August 30, 2014 | 9:00 AM.

Where?

Calgary Stampede Grounds

How much?

$50.00 – Register


5. Genetic Jungle Run

Genetic Jungle Run is a 5km run/walk or 10km run to raise funds for genetic research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

When?

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 | 09:30 AM

Where?

Eau Claire Market

How much?

Register

Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Pride Calgary

Details

When?

August 22 –  Sept 1, 2014
Parade on August 31, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Festival August 31, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 06:00 PM

Where?

Various Venues across Calgary
The Parade begins at Center Street and 8th Ave S (aka, Stephen Ave), and proceeds West towards Shaw Millennium Park.


Calgary Weather
Today Friday Saturday
It is forecast to be Chance of Rain at 9:00 PM MDT on August 28, 2014
Chance of Rain

16°/8°

It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on August 29, 2014
Mostly Cloudy

24°/11°

It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 9:00 PM MDT on August 30, 2014
Mostly Cloudy

16°/8°

Butterfield Acres Pumpkin Hunt tickets goes on sale on September 1.

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