Aug 26 - 28, 2022: Things To Do In Calgary This Weekend

Not sure what to do this weekend?


Here are 12 Things to do in Calgary this weekend from Friday Aug 26 to Monday September 5, 2022. The video below features some of the top things to do in Calgary this weekend with more events and details listed below, grab your tickets as you are sure to find something to do!




1. Red Bull Outliers Motorcross Event

Date & Time:

Saturday Aug 27 11am - 5pm MST

Sunday Aug 28, 2022 9 am - 6pm MST

Location:

Olympic Plaza, Calgary & Steveville, The Badlands of Alberta

Cost:

For spectators, there is no cost.

Details:

This two day Motorcross event is meant to challenge riders on these one of a kind courses. All riders are welcome to register from Amateur to Veteran levels. This knock out event will separate the good from the greats as these riders go to head to head on these one of a kind courses in Alberta.

2. Calgary Pride


Date & Time:

Friday Aug 26 - Sept 5, 2022

Location:

Across Calgary kicking off at Central Memorial Park

Cost:

Dependant on event, Free events available.

Details:

Calgary Pride is an 11 day event held across Calgary, bringing together the 2SLGBQIA+ community and locally owned businesses featuring drag shows, book signings, movies in the park, flea market, concerts, comedians, ice skating and block parties. This annual event gets bigger and better every single year! With so many things to do in Calgary this weekend, it can be hard to keep track! Check out their events calendar for more details!



3. Calgary Medieval Faire


Date & Time:

Saturday Aug 26 - 28

Location:

Wild Wild West Event Centre

Cost:

$9-12

Details:

Calgary Medieval Faire is being held this weekend at the Wild Wild West Event Centre, make sure you dress up for their costume contest and wonder at all the magnificent artisans. With knights, entertainers, merchants and jousters, there is so much fun to be had!



4. Global Fest Fireworks Finale


Date & Time:

Saturday Aug 27 6pm - 10 pm MST

(entry closes at 9:15 pm)

Location:

Elliston Park

Cost:

$21-184

Details:

An international event celebrating our cultural differences is brought together in this unique experience ending each night was a fireworks spectacle from a different country. Global Fest ends on August 27th with the finale show.

Notes: In the event of rain or storms, please check their website or social media for updates.


5. Calgary Football Club (Soccer) Cavalry Game


Date & Time:

Saturday Aug 27 @ 1:30PM

Location:

Spruce Meadows

Cost:

$20-165

Details:

Come cheer on the Calgary Cavalry as they play York United in this head to head soccer game held at Spruce Meadows. Calgary's up and down season is making for an intense year, this game is sure to keep you on your toes!



6. Bump Festival

Date & Time:

August 1 - 28, 2022

Location:

Calgary, AB

Cost:

FREE

Details:

Calgary has an incredible art culture and Bump Festival is no different; a street art festival that gives us unique things to do in Calgary this Weekend especially if you are new to the city! This Urban Murals Project showcases 33 artists in 2022 and has participants make their own walking path around the city to see the elaborate artwork on the canvas of the Calgary city walls or blank spaces.


7. Big Rock Barn Burner Concert


Date & Time:

Saturday Aug 27 @ 3PM

Location:

5555 76 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2C 4L8

Cost:

$39.99

Details:

This year's Barn Burner Concert features Yukon Blonde and The Zolas with special guests, unique brews and food trucks. This is an 18A things to do in Calgary this weekend as it is held at a bar and will be featuring Big Rock brews. This alternative indie music concert will have you singing along!



8. Calgary Gem and Mineral Show


Date & Time:

Friday, August 26, 2022, 1pm-9pm

Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10am-6pm

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 10am-5pm

Location:

Sunridge Mall

Cost:

$6 - 8

Details:

As Western Canada's largest gem show, it brings in vendors from across Canada to showcase their jewelry, art, crystals, rare fossils and more! If you are looking for the perfect addition to a new space in your house or a new jewelry piece for an upcoming birthday, this might be the stop for you!


9. Chuckwagon Races


Date & Time:

Aug 24 - 28, 2022

Location:

Century Downs Resort & Casino

Cost:

$23-92

Details:

One of Calgary's most popular events to attend is the Chuck wagon races, this event is no different as teams prepare at Century Downs Race Track. Join in on the fun this weekend and check out the Casino afterwards for more local fun.



10. Squonk

Date & Time:

Monday, August 29 at 7 pm

Tuesday, August 30 at 12 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm

Wednesday, August 31 at 12 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm

Location:

Olympic Plaza, Calgary

Cost:

FREE

Details:

Listen to the musical stylings of Squonk at this FREE, family friendly event at Olympic Plaza in Calgary Alberta. These artists have been featured around the world and have participated on America's Got Talent. Their 'Hand to Hand' experience has a playful stage presence and rock music stylings engage audiences while enjoying the warm summer weather. Celebrating 30 years, you won't want to miss this!


11. FallCon 35 - Calgary's Board Game Convention


Date & Time:

Aug 26 @ 12pm - 11:30 pm

Aug 27 @ 9am - 11:30 pm

Aug 28 @ 9am - 5pm

Location:

Telus Convention Centre, Hall C

Cost:

$7-78

Details:

Calling all board game fanatics, this is the spot for you this weekend! With over 1200+ games being features you can purchase the latest board games, test new prototypes, watch players compete and watch the awards ceremony in this one of a kind board game show.



12. Green Fools Circus & Arts

Open House


Date & Time:

Tuesday August 30th

5:00-5:45 Kids (ages 6-12)

6:00- 6:45 Teens (ages 13-17)

7:00-7:45 Adults (+18)

Wednesday August 31st

5:00-5:45 kids 6-12 (ages 6-12)

6:00- 6:45 teens 13-17 (ages 13-17)

7:00-7:45 adults (+18)

Location:

7056G Farrell Road SE Calgary AB, T2H 0T2

Cost:

During the open houses donations will be accepted through Shaw Birdies for Kids Presented by Altalink. Any donations made will be matched up to 50% - make a donation here.

Details:

Green Fools is offering an Open House to introduce you new skills in a safe environment. No experience required; you’ll be taught each technique in manageable steps! With so many skills available such as Aerial Silks, Hoop, Trapeze, Stilt Walking, Acrobatics, Plate spinning, Tight wire, Slack line, and so many more, this is the perfect event to do in Calgary this week.


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