Free Things to Do in Calgary in May

A list of FREE and cheap fun things to do in Calgary during May.

06 Apr

Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary, King Edward, Calgary

April 6, 2019 To May 4, 2019

587-391-0129

free

Glass can reflect, magnify, project and hold light to glow. Jill Allen’s scrumptious glass creations sculpt light, bend colour and bring joy to every home and ...  »

06 Apr

Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary, King Edward, Calgary

April 6, 2019 To May 25, 2019

587-391-0129

free

BECAUSE IT NEVER OCCURS TO US THAT WE CANNOT The ceramic works throughout Robin Lambert’s exhibition are in various states of disrepair and conservation. Some pieces ...  »

01 May

Foothills Alliance Church, 333 Edgepark Blvd NW, Calgary

May 1, 2019 To May 5, 2019

403-241-9777

Free

The Prince’s Bride by Adam Schnell A Co-Production by Foothills Alliance Church and HeARTbeat Theatre Productions An all ages love story…but don’t worry, not ...  »

01 May

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, 169 Canada Olympic Road Southwest, Calgary

May 1, 2019

FREE

Come enjoy a free night at the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at international award-winning 40,000 sq. ft. facility at Canada Olympic Park. For the first time, ...  »

02 May

Esker Foundation, 1011 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

May 2, 2019

Free

Calling Calgary’s newest Contemporaries! Join us on the first Thursday of every month for a hands-on art class. We invite parents and guardians to bring their ...  »

02 May

Glenbow Museum, 130 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

May 2, 2019

Free

It’s time for the January edition of FREE FIRST THURSDAY NIGHTS! Presented by Servus Credit Union Free Admission from 5pm – 9pm on the first Thursday of ...  »

03 May

Eau Claire Market, Barclay Parade Southwest

May 3, 2019

Free

The Bike to Work Day event promotes cycling as a healthy, efficient, low-cost and socially responsible means of transport which contributes to the reduction of inner-city traffic ...  »

03 May

Various Locations, Calgary

May 3, 2019 To May 5, 2019

free

Your city. Your stories. Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, community-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. Explore your city, share stories about your ...  »

03 May

Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade Southwest, Calgary

May 3, 2019

Free

A night time of fun shopping with friends and family. We are a culturally diverse market that sell handmade and local goods. Come down and enjoy our ...  »

03 May

Southcentre Mall/ Calgary AB, 100, Anderson Road Southeast, Calgary

May 3, 2019 To June 16, 2019

(403) 271-7670

Free

On May 3, Southcentre Mall will unveil CHROMA, an innovative public art installation featuring original concepts from local Calgary artists. Inspired by the colours of spring, the installation ...  »

03 May

Club Pilates, #4104 8650 112th Avenue Northwest, Calgary

May 3, 2019 To May 5, 2019

403-618-5998

no cost

CLUB PILATES CELEBRATES NATIONAL PILATES DAY IN CALGARY! CALGARY, MAY 5 – In honor of National Pilates Day, Club Pilates is giving people one more reason to try Pilates ...  »

04 May

Spruce Meadows, Spruce Meadows Way Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

May 4, 2019 To May 12, 2019

403.974.4200

Free

The May Classic Tournament is the first outdoor tournament of the season (weather permitting) and competitions in this Tournament range from 0.50m to 1.20m.  »

04 May

South Glenmore Park, 9035 24 Street Southwest, Calgary

May 4, 2019

Free

Come crawl, carry and run your way through an outdoor Ultimate Obstacle Course. Drop In and challenge yourself to something different. Who is it for? All ages ...  »

04 May

McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail Northwest, Calgary

May 4, 2019

311

Free

Calgarians are invited to attend Disaster Alley and learn ways to prepare their homes and families for emergencies such as floods, power outages and severe weather events. ...  »

04 May

Chestermere Recreation Centre. 201 West Chestermere Drive, Chestermere

May 4, 2019

4032727170

Free

You are invited to the Chestermere Art Guild Show & Sale! We are excited to share our original art in all mediums and styles with you. We ...  »

04 May

Wildflower Arts Centre, 3363 Spruce Drive Southwest, Calgary

May 4, 2019 To June 1, 2019

403 249-3773

Free

Join us and be part of a massive, nation-wide celebration of dance! Learn the 2019 Sharing Dance routine with a professional dancer at free workshops at Wildflower Arts ...  »

04 May

cSPACE King Edward, 29 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

May 4, 2019 To June 29, 2019

4033055341

free

The Blackboard Gallery Presents:Christy Wade Corvidae: A Family of Birds Fine Art Jewellery Exhibition and Sale Christy Wade’s art jewellery explores the relationship between narrative ...  »

04 May

The Hemmingway Room @ The Commons, 1204 20 Ave SE, Calgary

May 4, 2019 To May 5, 2019

6479943106

Free

We’re throwing an epic CO.LAB corner store party and you’re invited. On Saturday, May 4th, we’re taking over The Hemmingway Room @ The Commons ...  »

05 May

Esker Foundation, 1011 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

May 5, 2019

Free

When was the last time you gave yourself permission to just dance without judgement, expectation, or wanting to look a certain way? Ecstatic Dance creates a setting ...  »

05 May

Triwood Community Hall, 2244 Chicoutimi Drive Northwest, Calgary

May 5, 2019

Free Admission

Come out and support the Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild (MPPG) at our Annual Spring Pottery Market! Our markets feature a huge selection of unique, hand-made functional and ...  »

06 May

King Eddy, 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

May 6, 2019

Free

MADE WITH LOVE returns to the Calgary for its 2019 edition and we couldn’t be more excited!! Barchefs of Calgary, here is your chance to show your ...  »

09 May

Lougheed House, 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

May 9, 2019

Free

At this launch of Outliers: Queer History in Calgary, you will be the first to see this new exhibit’s fascinating exploration – through artifacts, ephemera, video, newspaper ...  »

09 May

OPA! of Greece, 500 Country Hills Blvd NW, Calgary

May 9, 2019

(403) 245-0033

Free

OPA! of Greece will celebrate a major milestone, opening its 100th location! The company is honored to be celebrating the event in Calgary, the city that embraced ...  »

09 May

Alberta Craft Gallery, 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary

May 9, 2019 To June 8, 2019

587-391-0129

Free

Deriving inspiration from nature’s intimate moments – the softness of pussy willows in March, the budding poplar leaves beginning to unfurl – Dianne Hove translates her passion through ...  »

10 May

Various Venues, Calgary

May 10, 2019 To May 19, 2019

FREE

Science Odyssey is a ten-day national campaign that celebrates Canadian achievements in science, technology, engineering and math. Every year in May, hundreds of science outreach leaders deliver ...  »

10 May

Harvest Hills Alliance Church, 10099 Harvest Hills Blvd N, Calgary

May 10, 2019 To May 12, 2019

403-226-0990

Free

2019 Marriage Seminar  »

11 May

2 New Brighton Drive Southeast, Calgary

May 11, 2019

403-781-6613

FREE

Did someone say treasure hunting? On Saturday, the New Brighton Resident’s Association will be hosting the 4th Annual Community Street Market. The perfect combination of an ...  »

11 May

Crossroads Market, 1235 26 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

May 11, 2019 To May 12, 2019

289-690-0987

Free

Calgary Spring Fibre Festival provides you with opportunities to get in touch with Vendors (producers of fleece & fibre, equipment and wares). Come and mix with those working ...  »

11 May

McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail Northwest, Calgary

May 11, 2019

4032890258

FREE

The always-popular Stampeders event Fanfest is held annually at McMahon Stadium and serves as the unofficial kickoff to the upcoming football season! This year’s event will ...  »

11 May

Killarney-Glengarry Community Hall, 2828 28 St SW, Calgary

May 11, 2019 To May 12, 2019

4032812998

Free

The 12 artists who make up the Riverview Artists Group invite you to view their latest exhibit of original paintings. Finding inspiration in a wide range of subjects, ...  »

11 May

Calgary Farmers' Market, 510 77th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

May 11, 2019

4032409113

0

Here’s to Moms and Everything They Do Mom’s are Invited to join us for: • Complimentary Neck Massages from Mount Royal University • Exciting Raffle Prizes • Light ...  »

11 May

Christ Church, 3602, 8th Street Southwest, Calgary

May 11, 2019

4032361081

Free Admission

An evening of popular opera arias, musical theatre, Welsh songs and more, in a beautiful church setting. Beverages and dessert will be served. Who is it for? ...  »

11 May

Prairie Winds Park, 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

May 11, 2019

4036509110

Free

Celebration of Sikh Festival Vaisakhi. Hosted by the Sikh Community every year to celebrate sense of community and equality This is an excellent opportunity for people to ...  »

12 May

506 4 Street Southwest, Calgary

May 12, 2019

403-710-0688

Free

Celebrate 45 years of the Calgary Boys’ Choir with special guests The Heebee-jeebees and a chorus made of choir alumni and friends. And with it also being Mothers’ ...  »

13 May

Evergreen Community SPACES, 1709, 8 Avenue Northeast, Mayland Heights, Calgary

May 13, 2019

Audition No Cost

When you audition to become part of The SHOW, you sign up for more than just a singing class or dance lesson. The SHOW is both a ...  »

14 May

Gulf Canada Square, 401 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

May 14, 2019

4032039243

0.00

We are pleased to continue our Downtown Market series. We have been having our Downtown market once a month in Gulf Canada Square since Feb 2018. Please join ...  »

14 May

402 11 Ave SE, Calgary

May 14, 2019

Free

TECH SOCIALS The fun, relaxed way to connect with the actually-supportive tech community. Show up, get a drink, chat up tech nerds. Easy. Expert? Noob? Charming? Awkward? ...  »

15 May

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5th Avenue Northwest, Calgary

May 15, 2019

5877009387

Free

45 local vendors will be selling the very best in produce, honey, fruit, prepared foods, flowers and plants, wellness products, and more. Give the kid’s a chance ...  »

16 May

cSPACE King Edward, 1721, 29 Ave SW, Calgary

May 16, 2019

587-391-0129

FREE

Meet three minds working at the intersection of technology and craft. Hear about creative solutions that open new possibilities for the relationship between humans and technology. Join ...  »

17 May

Engineered Air Theatre, 234 9 Ave SE, Calgary

May 17, 2019

4032949494

Free

This late night art-party takes its cues from the Surrealist and Dadaist events of the 1940’s and is tailored to adults with an appetite for the unusual. ...  »

18 May

Stephen Avenue Walk, 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

May 18, 2019

Free

Otafest is pleased to return to Stephen Avenue this year to bring Calgary a celebration of Japan and Japanese Pop Culture! 11AM – 3PM – Catch live music & ...  »

19 May

Various Restaurants, Calgary

May 19, 2019 To May 25, 2019

Free Admission

Hosted by VegFest Calgary, YYC Vegan Week is a chance for restaurants and patrons alike to experience the rapidly growing plant-based global movement.  »

20 May

Lougheed House, 707, 13th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

May 20, 2019

PWYC

The time is near for Calgary’s 8th Annual Victoria Day Tweed Ride. What the tweed ride is, is a casual, ~10-15km ride around Calgary’s ...  »

20 May

Various Venues, Calgary

May 20, 2019 To May 22, 2019

Free

What are dreams and memory made of? What do scientists use to “listen” to the oceans and the marine life? Why citizen science is essential to conservation ...  »

24 May

The Tastemarket by SAIT, 444, 7 Ave SW, Calgary

May 24, 2019

(+1) 403-284-8220

Free

Local food businesses will appear in Tastemarket with their various food products. SAIT Students are also going to prepare meal for you. Who is it for? all-ages ...  »

24 May

Various Venues, Calgary

May 24, 2019 To May 26, 2019

403.837.3782

Free-$15

Create – Calgary’s New Children’s Festival is an interactive, multidisciplinary festival for families that provides opportunities for the audience to engage with fine arts, explore the ...  »

25 May

VIVO West Arena , 11950 Country Village Link Northeast, Calgary

May 25, 2019

4032666558

Donation

Join us for a day that has gone to the dogs! You will enjoy: * a fun indoor, and outdoor doggy playdate, for all sizes and breeds of ...  »

25 May

Various Venues, Alberta

May 25, 2019 To June 2, 2019

403-998-4782

Free

This special week encourages adults to jumpstart outdoor nature play with their wee ones because outdoor play is good for children and connects them with nature. Everyone ...  »

25 May

1102 23 Ave NW, Calgary

May 25, 2019

4034029690

free

A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Gather with other fascinating, talented and curious homeschoolers who enjoy learning every day and who love sharing what they ...  »

25 May

Greenbriar Way Northwest, Calgary

May 25, 2019

4032409113

Free

We just can’t wait to open our second location in northwest Calgary, so we’re popping up in Greenwich May – September. We’ll be kicking off ...  »

25 May

Various Venues, Calgary

May 25, 2019

free

On May 25, Rhythm of the Rockies is planning to blitz the City of Calgary with pop-up acappella performances lasting 1/2 hour at each venue. One large bus, 7 venues ...  »

29 May

Scarboro 17, 1702 17th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

May 29, 2019

403-993-3455

0

Designers Edge Corp. and Scarboro17yyc present: Interior Condo Design 101! Join us on May 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Scarboro 17 show suite (1702 17th Ave SW) to ...  »

30 May

The Collectors' Gallery Of Art, 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

May 30, 2019

403-993-3455

Free

The Collectors’ Gallery of Art presents Relevant Space, a solo exhibition by Canadian sculptor Blake Ward. The Spirits Collection illustrates Ward’s contemporary approach to the classical ...  »

31 May

Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

May 31, 2019 To June 7, 2019

4032654292

Free Admission

For more than 30 years Lunchbox Theatre has been dedicated to the creation, development and production of new Canadian one-act plays, many of which have gone on to ...  »

31 May

917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary

May 31, 2019

Free

Come down and enjoy our live market on friday nights once a month in Bridgeland this summer! A night time of fun shopping with friends and family. ...  »

31 May

Arts Commons, 205 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

May 31, 2019

4032949494

Free

Meet and mingle with local artists, curators, and art lovers alike. This is your chance to celebrate our current visual and media artists, hear a thoughtful account ...  »

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