By: Sabrina Royer, Marketing Coordinator
I love this time of year – the sun is starting to shine and the leaves are starting to bloom and even though it’s only 15 degrees outside ladies bring out their shorts and men take off their tops. If you are like myself and planning a ‘staycation’ over the long weekend here are some events and activities to make your camping compatriots wish they stayed at home too.
- Fun for the full family: Heritage Park’s historic village opens this weekend. Ride the Ferris wheel, tell ghost stories and get a good dose of prairie history.
- Wyrd III: Sled Island Warm-up Party. This indie music event will be held at the No.1 Legion and features two stages and over 15 bands in one night (May 21st).
- A little bit of culture: The Portraits at the Glenbow Museum; features the extensive portrait photography of Yousuf Karsh.
- A tour in the past: Titanic, the Artifact Exhibition at the Calgary Science Centre; experience one of history’s most well-known disasters through an extensive collection of artifacts.
- A night on the town: If you’re looking for a night out check out the CPO’s Eagle’s Greatest Hits: Take It To The Limit this weekend at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
- Nothing marks the start of spring in Calgary like the Lilac Festival on Fourth Street. This year the Lilac Festival will be held on May 29th, from 10am to 6pm and offers entertainment, shopping, great food and more.
- Growing up in Calgary one of my favourite times of the year was the Calgary International Children’s Festival. This year it will be held from May 24th-28th. Round up the kids and head downtown for one of the many performances, face painting, arts & crafts and so much more.
- FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival: “11 nights of comedy, 11 venues, 11000 punchlines”. How can you go wrong?
- For those beer connoisseurs check out Calgary’s Beerfest next weekend; sample from over 200 different beers, try out some pairings and participate in a beer seminar.
Get Your Tickets Now:
- Sled Island Music Festival
- Calgary Folk Festival: Featuring artists such as Blue Rodeo, City and Colour, Coeur de Pirate and Yo La Tengo everyone is sure to find something here.
- Ovo Cirque du Soleil: If you saw Kooza last year you know there nothing quite like a Cirque de Soleil show.