The September long weekend is here and there is a huge variety of events to take in in Calgary all over the city. Games, music, pride, sports, this weekend has a bit of everything to offer. So here is your #YYC Weekend Scoop with the Top things to do in Calgary Sep 4-7, let’s get out there YYC!
First Friday Board Game Social (St. Patricks Island – Friday Sep 4 – 6-9:00pm)
The first Friday of every month come to the park (Confluence Plaza) prepared to engage in some epic battles as we bring out the classics… Monopoly, Scrabble, Yahtzee! Bring the whole crew or swing by solo and join in on the fun. Meet at Picnic Grove!
Details here: East Village Calgary Events
Calgary Pride Week (Various locations – Aug 28 – Sep 7)
Don’t miss a week of inclusive LGBTQA events throughout the city, culminating in the free, 25th Anniversary Parade and Festival (Sept 6 – 12-2pm on 9 Ave Downtown), complete with live music, community vendors, beer gardens and family zone. Join Canada’s fastest growing Pride for the most colorful celebration of the year!
Details here: pridecalgary.ca
Calgary Highland Games (Sprinbank Park for all Seasons – Sat Sep 5 9:00 am)
Watch some of the world’s top pipers, drummers, dancers, and heavy event athletes compete and perform. As one of the oldest gatherings in North America, the Calgary Highland Games will be celebrating 102 years this year. Organised by the Calgary United Scottish Games Association, the Calgary Highland Games attracks competitors and spectators from across Western Canada and the USA. NB: No pets allowed on grounds.
Cost: Adults $20 Youth/Seniors $15 – Bring a Food Bank donation to receive Early Bird prices at the gate.
Details available here: calgaryhighlandgames.org
X-Fest (Fort Calgary – Sat Sep 5 – Sun Sep 6 – 11am-11pm)
Check out Calgary’s Alternative Music Festival! The fifth annual X-FEST put on by Union Events and Calgary’s Alternative X92.9 will feature artists such as Ellie Goulding, Rural Alberta Advantage and Mother Mother, taking place over two days at Fort Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 5th & 6th, 2015.
Details & tickets here: xfestcalgary.com
Calgary Stampeder’s Labour Day Classic (McMahon Stadium – Mon Sep 7 – 2:30pm)
Don’t miss the Labour Day Classic this year with a battle of Alberta as the Calgary Stampeders take on the Edmonton Eskimos in one of the biggest games of the season! Tickets are still available for this sellout event!
Cost: Tickets starting at $40
Details & tickets here: Ticketmaster Canada