Now that the summer madness is starting to cool down and the weather is doing the same, you may find yourself with some time to explore within the city. The fall is absolutely filled with events, festivals, concerts, and more, so let's take full advantage. There are tons of things to do in Calgary this weekend, and we've rounded up a few that we think you might be into.
From massive festivals to home decor inspo, gallery tours to apple picking, this list has really got something for everyone. Some of these events let you hold onto those last moments of summer, while others have you diving head-first into the fall festivities.
It is a truly beautiful time of year around the city, the leaves are changing colour, it's still sweater weather, and there are endless things to do and see that you might miss if you're not diligent.
We want you to get the most out of the arts and entertainment that this city has to offer because let us tell you, there's a lot. With talented artisan makers, chefs, musicians, and artists coming right out of Calgary, you've got endless chances to see what they're up to and show your support. This weekend especially. So, here you have it, 7 things to do this weekend in Calgary. Enjoy!
Price: Varies on event
When: Wednesday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 22
Address: 1405 4 St. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Beakerhead is a unique and magical Calgary festival that fuses together art, sciences, and engineering. It's almost like Burning Man meets folk festival. It's taking place around the city and events are selling out fast. Get those tickets now!
Canada’s Biggest Fashion and Music Festival
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.
Address: The Big Four Building,1801 Big Four Tr. S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This massive event, UNKNOWN Calgary, works to showcase local talent along with a surprise superstar each year. This year's superstar is TYGA, so you're going to want to be there. Enjoy fashion, music, networking, and more.
Calgary Fall Home Show
Price: $14 - $16
When: Thursday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 22
Address: BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Get ready for some serious home goals. The Calgary Fall Home Show pulls together the most on-trend, affordable, unique home decor and home-related goods to help your home come to life. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything you need in your home with tons of expert talks, DIY workshops, and more. On top of all that, exhibitors are offering special “show deals” for the event.
WURST Oktoberfest Kick-Off Party
When: Friday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.
Address: WURST, 2437 4 St. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Calgary’s favourite German restaurant and bar is gearing up for their 186th Oktoberfest and you need to be there. Music, dancing, official Oktoberfest Bier, food, prizes, and more.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept 22
Address: Various locations around the city
Why You Need To Go: This special festival allows Calgarians to explore the visual art being created in the city first-hand. Visiting countless participating galleries around the city for artist talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops, and more. Download the map and make a day of it.
Summer Forever Night Market
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.
Address: 918 Centre St. North, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Tigerstedt Flea Pop Up Market is bringing you one last night market of the season. Explore unique local makers’ booths, eat food, buy whatever catches your eye, and enjoy the find night market of summer before fall arrives in full-force. You won’t believe how cute and cool these goods are.
Apple-Fest at Granary Road
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 22
Address: 226066 112 St. West, Foothills, Alberta
Why You Need To Go: Head out to Granary Road for the perfect fall afternoon at Apple-Fest. You’ll find tons of market vendors with apple-themed products and food. On top of the vendors, you can enjoy orchard-fresh apples, hot apple pie, and a whole lot more.