Fall is upon us but the weather is still beautiful in Calgary this weekend and we have lots of fun events and activities for you to get out and enjoy the sunshine or take in some arts and culture, check out what the city has to offer this weekend in our #YYC Weekend Scoop – Top Things to do in Calgary Sep 25 – 27 edition!
Calgary International Film Festival – Multiple Venues – Sep 23 – Oct 4
The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations. Single tickets, festival passes and ticket packages for the 2015 festival are available online, check out the Calgary International Film Festival Website for advance tickets and the schedule.
Culture Days in Calgary Block Party – Olympic Plaza – Friday Sep 25 3:30-8:00pm
Be a part of Culture Days in Calgary. Head down to Olympic Plaza & Stephen Avenue Walk and help kick off Culture Days in Calgary with a free family-friendly celebration that kicks off a vibrant three-day calendar of events. There will be lots of interactive, fun activities, showcasing Calgary’s burgeoning music and arts talent. Work directly with artists and enjoy dance demonstrations and musical performances. Culture Days is a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. For more information, visit Calgary Culture Days
Calgary Octoberfest – Big Four Building – Fri Sep 25 – Sat Sep 26
Part of Alberta’s Beer Week Calgary Oktoberfest is a celebration of local community and, of course, beer! Hosted by the Alberta Small Brewers Association, Oktoberfest will be showcasing brews from Germany and all of Calgary’s amazing craft brewers. In the evenings there is live music, including an authentic Oompah band, and great food! Enjoy both traditional and non-traditional fare from some of Calgary’s favourite restaurants by purchasing sample coupons. Visit Alberta Beer Festivals for more information.
Cost: $19 Advance – $25 Door (plus sample ticket costs).
YYC Pizza Week – Various Calgary Restaurants – Fri Sep 25 – Sun Oct 4
Eat Pizza and Support Calgary Meals on Wheels – what could be better! YYC Pizza Week returns to Calgary offering up pizza lovers all kinds of delicious and unique pizza pie creations. Visit various YYC Pizza Week Restaurants around town, buy a pizza for $20 with $3 of every pizza going back to Calgary Meals on Wheels. Pick up a passport at a participating restaurant while they last, get it stamped everytime you eat a YYC Pizza Week pizza for the opportunity to win prizes! Be sure to visit some of YYsCene’s favourite inner city spots including CIBO, Charbar and Bocce. Visit YYC Pizza Week for all the awesome Calgary participating restaurants.
The Big Rock 30th Birthday Bash & Farmers’ Market – Saturday Sep 26
Join in the fun as Big Rock celebrates it’s 30th Birthday in style with Stampede Caravan pancakes, free brewery tours all day, and yycfoodtrucks and The Big Rock Grill serving up tasty bites while you listen to Live music featuring diverse Indie and up and coming artists from the Folk Fest circuit. Check out the farmers’ market that will feature everything from antique furniture to home baked pies or hang out in the beer garden that will feature both Big Rock and fellow Alberta craft brewers. Visit Big Rock Beer for all the details.
Cost: Free admission and open to all ages (activities for kids too!)
Have anymore ideas for our Calgary readers, add them in the comments below! Cheers YYC!