The weekend is almost here and with it comes a fresh new batch of awesome events you won't want to miss. Whether you always have your weekend planned down to a tee or if you like to keep things free and open, we've found a few of the best things to do in Calgary this weekend for your consideration. That means you can fit in your regularly scheduled brunch activities and still have a chance to try something new.

This weekend in Calgary, the circus and the carnival is king. It's one of your last chances to catch a legendary circus show and it's the only weekend when a magical carnival is coming to town.

Keep in mind that even though we've been talking about fall coming forever, it's still technically summer and this is one of the last weekends of the summer of 2019. Before you know it the t-shirt weather will be all gone so if there's anything super summery you still need to do like catch an outdoor movie or hit up a beer festival, then you have to jump on it ASAP. 

Before you know it, it'll be Sunday afternoon and our minds will be drifting back to all the work we have to do next week. Here are six things to do in Calgary this weekend from Friday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 15 so you can let loose: 

Cycle Cinema YYC: Into the Wild

Price: $20

When: Friday, Sept. 13 gates open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8:45 p.m.

Address: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary

Why You Need To Go: Ride your bike to Heritage park and catch an outdoor screening of Into the Wild at this cycle-in cinema event.


Circle Carnival

Price: Tickets from $35

When: Friday, Sept. 13 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: Shaw Millennium Park at 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary

Why You Need To Go: Music, Beer, Food and performance collide at Circle Carnival. Make this your final epic summer blow out. 


Joel McHale Live 

Price: $39.95

When: Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Address: Hotel Blackfoot, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary

Why You Need To Go: I know him as Jeff from Community, but Joel McHale is a career-comedian in his own right and he's doing a weekend of live shows in Calgary you won't want to miss.


The Mashing Spirits, Cider and Beer Festival

Price: $19.99

When: Friday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 14 

Address: Stampede Grandstand, 3 St SE, Calgary

Why You Need To Go: Sample drinks from the finest breweries, cideries and distilleries all to the tune of live music at this unique drink festival. If you take your beer seriously then you have to go.


Market on 17th

Price: Free!

When: Sunday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Address: Tomkins Park, corner of 8th St. & 17th Ave. S.W., Calgary

Why You Need To Go: This is the second weekend of the first-ever Market on 17th and it's the place to check out local vendors and shop outside before the snow falls.


Cirque du Soleil: Luzia 

Price: Tickets from $49

When: Various showtimes

Address: Under the Big Top, Stampede Park, Lot #6

Why You Need To Go: The circus is almost leaving town and this is one of your final weekends to see Canada's own world-famous Cirque du Soleil and their Mexican-inspired Luzia show.


 

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