Buckle up, Calgary. It's going to be a wild weekend. The city is about to erupt with energy and excitement over the next few days and you're going to want to be a part of the action. The Grey Cup is taking place in Calgary this year and after much anticipation, it's finally here. If you're not much of a sports fan, check out this list of 6 things to do in Calgary this weekend for other options.
Not only is the Grey Cup game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers taking place, but the Grey Cup Festival is also happening, which will include events all over the city and right on the Stampede Grounds. Energy will be high in Calgary this weekend, to say the least.
Beyond the football hype, it's also the holiday season. Therefore, there are a ton of awesome festive activities popping up around Calgary from now up until Christmas.
If you're wondering how on earth to choose what to do this weekend, we've got your back. We decided to make the decision a litter easier and round up six can't-miss events happening this weekend in Calgary.
There's something on this list for everyone, and that includes you. Enjoy!
Grey Cup Festival
Price: Prices vary
When: Wednesday, November 20 to Sunday, November 24
Address: Various locations
Why You Need To Go: Grey Cup is taking place in Calgary this weekend and exciting events are popping up around the city to celebrate. Grey Cup Festival includes street parties, breakfasts, a massive rodeo, a huge cheerleading competition, and so much more. Are you ready to experience the energy?
Banff Craft Beer Festival
Price: Starting at $19.99
When: Friday, November 22 to Saturday, November 23
Address: 311 Cave Ave, Banff, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you like drinking beer in the mountains, you’re going to love this. Known as “World's Most Beautiful Beer Festival,” you should probably check out this unique craft beer festival located at the Cave and Basin in Banff.
When: Friday, November 22 to Saturday, January 4
Address: 210 St. George's Dr. NE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for an adorable holiday activity, you've officially found it. Every year, the Calgary Zoo lights up with thousands of twinkling lights for you to walk through. As if the zoo isn't adorable enough already. This special event is a must-do around the holidays in Calgary.
The Hifi Club 14 Year Anniversary Party
When: Saturday, November 22
Address: 219 10 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: "Calgary's favourite place to dance" is turning 14 and naturally, they're throwing a massive dance party to celebrate. With incredible live music from British duo Bondax and other amazing artists, you’ll be on the dance floor all night long.
Polar Express Train Ride
Price: $133.33 for two
When: Starting Friday, November 22
Address: AB-24, Mossleigh, AB
Why You Need To Go: Hop aboard the Polar Express just outside Calgary. Wear your PJs, sip hot chocolate, eat cookies, and journey through and an Albertan winter wonderland for about an hour. You get to keep your special hot chocolate mug and see the sights through the window of a magical Christmas train.
Drag Brunch - Grey Cup Edition
When: Sunday, November 24
Address: 341 10 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: WERK is hosting an epic drag brunch at National on 10th in honour of the Grey Cup in Calgary and you should definitely be in attendance. The event will bring in Calgary’s top drag talent, a live DJ, a delicious brunch, and the staff at National will be mixing up delicious drinks to keep your thirst quenched.