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10 things to do in Calgary this weekend


There are plenty of local events and activities you can check out in Calgary this weekend.

Here's a look at just 10 things happening around the city:

Lilac Festival

  • What: Calgary's 4th Street Lilac Festival will be bigger than ever before when it returns this year. It features live music, family-friendly activities and hundreds of vendors.
  • When: Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: OnFourth Street S.W. between 12 Avenue and Elbow Drive, in Central Memorial Park and along 17 Avenue between Second Street and Fifth Street S.W.
  • Cost: Free to attend.

FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

  • What: FunnyFest is back for a 24th year with 20 shows featuring 70 performers.
  • When: May 30 - June 9, 2024.
  • Where: Various venues.
  • Cost: Prices vary.

Calgary Ukrainian Festival

  • What: The 14th annual Calgary Ukrainian Festival celebrates Calgary’s rich Ukrainian culture with dancing and food the whole family can enjoy.
  • When: Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 90 Ave. S.E.
  • Cost: General admission (13-64): $10, seniors (65+): $5, youth (six to 12): $5, child (five and under): free.

Okotoks Indigenous Market and Tipi Camp

  • What: The Indigenous Artisan Market in Okotoks, south of Calgary, will feature more than 100 Indigenous vendors and more than a dozen tipis in the Tipi Camp. All sale proceeds go directly to the Indigenous artists and creators. 
  • When: May 31 and June 2, 2024.
  • Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Dr.
  • Cost: Free to attend.

Triple Crown Series Motocross Racing

  • What: Watch Canada's premier motocross racing at the Triple Crown Series, featuring top riders competing in high-octane races across various classes.
  • When: Sunday, June 2, 2024.
  • Where: Wild Rose MX Park, 5608 Burbank Cres. S.E.
  • Cost: Prices vary.

Calgary Stampede's Sam Centre

  • What: Visitors can learn about the Calgary Stampede year-round through exhibits and immersive multimedia shows at the new Sam Centre, which officially opens on May 29.
  • When: Open Tuesday – Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 pm.
  • Where: Sam Centre, 632 13 Ave. S.E.
  • Cost: General admission (18+): $25, youth (six to 17): $15, child (three to five): $12, senior (60+): $22, family admission (two adults and up to four children) $90, children two and under: free.

Paranormal Cirque

  • What: Paranormal Cirque combines theatre, circus, and cabaret with a horror twist.
  • When: May 30 to June 9, 2024.
  • Where: Winsport, 88 Canada Rd S.W.
  • Cost: Prices vary.

Royal Canadian International Circus Calgary 

  • What: Head to the big top to see the Royal Canadian International Circus. The show features classic circus entertainment, taking visitors on a spellbinding journey filled with a diverse array of thrilling acts.
  • When: May 24 to June 2, 2024.
  • Where: CrossIron Mills, 261055 Crossiron Blvd., Rocky View, Alta.
  • Cost: Prices vary.

Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson

  • What: Vertigo Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson, a modern takeon Sherlock Holmes set in a post-pandemic 2021. 
  • When: Until June 9, 2024.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre,115 Ninth Ave. S.E. 
  • Cost: Prices vary.

The Music Man

  • What: Storybook Theatre presents Meredith Willson's six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Music Man.
  • When: Until June 1, 2024.
  • Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, 375 Bermuda Dr. N.W.
  • Cost: Prices vary. Top Stories

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