50 Best Events Happening in September in Calgary!


One Love Music Festival11147180_476795925813312_9168996140977361600_n (1)On the weekend of September 10th and 11th, Western Canada’s biggest hip-hop festival returns to Calgary: One Love Music Festival!

When: September 10-11th
Where: Elliston Park – 1827 68 St. S.E.
More Info: onelovefestival.ca

YYC Pride Weekend Party

Backwards Restaurant and Night Club is hosting events throughout Pride Weekend! there is a Pure Pride Kick Off Party, Dyke and Trans March Fundraiser and finally on Parade Day, there will be Dine and Drag Dinner.
Open at 11AM, there will be a DJ spinning all day from 2PM – 7PM.
All ages Drag Show at 7:30PM that transitions into an Adult Show at 9:30, continuing until 3:00 AM.
All Event Fees go to Charity!

When: Friday, September 2, 7:00 PM
Where: Backwards Restaurant & Night Club 628 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB
More Info: http://backwards.club/event/yyc-pride-weekend-party/

Calgary Pride Parade and Festival

Many pride-related events throughout Calgary take place, culminating into the grand Calgary Pride Parade on the 4th.

When: Sep 1, 2016 – Sep 5, 2016 (Main Parade runs from 12:00 – 1:30pm on the 4th)
Where: 9th Avenue S, Downtown Calgary
More Info: http://www.calgarypride.ca/

Easter Seals Drop Zone

The Easter Seals Drop Zone is a knee-shaking, heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping fundraising adventure that encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and face your fears by rappelling from the top of a towering high-rise building – all in support of Canadians living with disabilities.

When: Sept 1, 2016
Where: Sun Life Plaza, 144-4th Street 
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Shaw Charity Classic

The Shaw Charity Classic is a star-studded PGA Tour Champions tournament with fun activities available for the whole family.

When: Sep 2, 2016 – Sep 4, 2016
Where: Canyon Meadows Golf Course & Country Club
More Info: www.shawcharityclassic.com

X-Fest Calgary

Calgary’s alternative music festival returns to Fort Calgary once again for September 3rd and 4th. Acts include Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, Halsey and Vance Joy.

When: Sep 3, 2016 – Sep 4, 2016
Where: Fort Calgary
More Info: www.xfestcalgary.com

TD Chinatown Street Festival

The TD Chinatown Street Festival attracts an estimated 50,000 people, including children, families, and adults from all across Calgary. Calgarians join together to celebrate our city’s cultural diversity and to enjoy and experience the best of what Chinatown has to offer, in forms of shopping, food, culture and a sense of community pride.

When: Sep 4, 2016
Where: Chinatown, Downtown Calgary
More Info: http://calgarychinesemerchants.org/festival-information/

Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Eskimos

Game time! The annual Labour Day Classic kicks off at McMahon Stadium as per usual. Be sure to grab your ticket at www.stampeders.com!

When: Monday, September 5, 2016
Where: McMahon Stadium
More Info: http://www.stampeders.com/schedule/#week-11

The Book of Mormon

The musical play Book of Mormon follows two missionaries sent by their church to spread their religious teachings to Uganda, which they quickly discover isn’t going to be as easy as they were led to believe. Watch as they run into some trouble when they meet “the General” and end up on the adventure of a lifetime that all of their teachings back home wouldn’t have prepared them for!

When: Sep 6, 2016 – Sep 11, 2016
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
More Info: Tickets & Event Info

Illuminasia Lantern and Garden Festival

Authentic Chinese lanterns will light up the zoo and set the stage for a unique experience like no other in Calgary. With stage shows for both families and adults on site, this will not be an event to miss!

When: Sept 8 – Oct 16th
Where: Calgary Zoo
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Calgary Night Market

Calgary Night Market is hosting their final event of the season at Central Memorial Park. Check out the article we wrote on the last edition of the market here!

When: Sep 9, 2016
Where: Central Memorial Park
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1746410665645488/

Inglewood Night Market

Like the Calgary Night Market, this is the final event of the season for the Inglewood Night Market. Vendors include skilled artisans, fine artists, urban and rural farmers, and food trucks. In addition to up to 50 vendor tents, there will be a trunk show and sale (vendors selling from their vehicles), live music, a beer and wine patio at Cafe Gravity, cool street food on the patio at BITE Cafeteria, and new this year is Dancing In The Street (square dance, salsa, and more).

When: Sep 9, 2016 – Sep 9, 2016
Where: 10 Ave & 10 Street SE
More Info: http://www.inglewoodnightmarket.ca/

Mid-Autumn Night Market

The Chinese Cultural Centre is a non-profit charity that has been serving the community for over twenty years. This year, they host the Mid-Autumn Festival as a celebration of multiculturalism through food, art, music, and dance.

When: Sep 9, 2016 – Sep 11, 2016
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/270870179943658/

Circle The Wagons

From the imaginations of BassBus, YYCFoodTrucks & Village Brewery comes a travelling carnival of local food, beer, music, art and performance – a truly unique celebration of the best Calgary has to offer.

When: 11 A.M. – 11 P.M, Sept. 10th
Where: University District South Park
More Info: http://circlethewagons.ca/


When: Sep 14, 2016 – Sep 18, 2016
Where: All throughout Calgary!
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Calgary Greek Festival

The Hellenic Society of Calgary has plenty of exciting events and entertainment planned for the Calgary Greek Festival, including Greek Dance performance/lessons, wine and olive oil tastings, a silent art auction and much more!

When: Friday, September 16, 2016 – Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: Hellenic Community Centre
More Info: http://calgaryhellenic.com/greek-festival/

Food Fest 2016

Some of Calgary’s fantastic food trucks are combining forces to bring you Food Fest 2016 in support of the Calgary Food Bank! Admission is free to the public.

When: September 17, 2016
Where: 11400 27 Street SE
More Info: calgaryfoodfest.com

Calgary Stampeders vs. Ottawa RedBlacks

When: September 17, 2016
Where: McMahon Stadium
More Info: http://www.stampeders.com/schedule/#week-13

The YWCA Walk a Mile In Her Shoes

On Tuesday, September 20, Gentlemen will step into a pair of high heels and walk down Stephen Ave from Bankers Hall to Olympic Plaza! Although family violence is a very serious matter, this fun and light-hearted event asks gentlemen to challenge each other to participate and help women and their children walk away from family violence.

When: September 20, 2016
Where: Bankers Hall to Olympic Plaza, Downtown Calgary
More Info: http://support.ywcaofcalgary.com/site/PageServer?pagename=WAM_2016_Home.html

Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF)

When: Sep 21, 2016 to Oct 2, 2016
Where: All throughout the city!
More Info: calgaryfilm.com

Raghav, In Concert

Raghav is an independent Canadian singer/songwriter. His most known commercial success was with “Angel Eyes” which peaked at #7 in the UK in 2005. His singles “So Confused”, “Can’t Get Enough”, and “It Can’t Be Right” also reached the UK top ten in 2004. Raghav continues to have success on Canadian charts hits like “So Much” with Kardinal Offishall, “Fire”, “Top of the World”, “Woohoo” and “Until the Sun Comes Up” (featuring Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan and US artist Nelly).

When: Sep 21, 2016
Where: Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University
More Info: http://www.raghav.com/

Calgary Home + Design Show

The Calgary Home + Design Show has more than 350 exhibitors and experts offering great products and ideas for landscaping, decorating and renovating your home. You can also expect to see internationally known designers sharing their secrets of the trade and inspiring the home decorator.

When: Sep 22, 2016 to Sep 25, 2016
Where: BMO Centre 
More Info: http://calgaryhds.com/

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses — Master Quest

Touring through the United States and Canada, Symphony of the Goddesses brings Zelda fans and symphony goers alike an entirely new, exciting multimedia experience presenting over 30 years of music from The Legend of Zelda franchise as never before!

When: Sep 22, 2016
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall
More Info: http://zelda-symphony.com/

The Good Bride

Handsome Alice is proud to produce The Good Bride, with the generous support of Glitterverse Productions, after a successful premier at Northern Light Theatre in 2015. The production was recognized with 2016 Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play (Rosemary Rose) and a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress (Arielle Rombough). The Good Bride is a nuanced exploration of faith in the context of religious fundamentalism.

When: Sep 22, 2016 to Oct 1, 2016
Where: Motel (Centre Court of Arts Commons)
More Info: https://www.artscommons.ca/WhatsOn/ShowDetails.aspx?show_id=F1316EA0-BC13-44B0-9105-F5BC8CCEA270

Calgary Oktoberfest

Calgary Oktoberfest is a fun and social sampling event featuring many local craft and authentic Bavarian breweries, and delicious foods from Calgary’s top restaurants, along with authentic Oktoberfest music, dancers, games, and more!

When: September 23, 2016 – September 24, 2016
Where: Upper Big Four Building at Stampede Park
More Info: http://albertabeerfestivals.com/events-services/calgary-oktoberfest/

Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel J. Iglesias, known professionally as Gabriel Iglesias and comically as Fluffy, is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor. Catch him on his #fluffybreakseven tour!

When: Sept 24, 2016
Where: Winsport Arena at Canada Olympic Park
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Preserve the Harvest

Learn the fundamentals of pickling and preserving harvest vegetables at this Poppy Innovations canning and preserving event. After learning the basics, you’ll be able to take the products you make in class home with you.

When: September 24th
Where: South Health Campus Wellness Kitchen
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A Taste of the Calgary Philharmonic

Get a taste of what the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016/2017 season looks like at this sneak peek concert. You’ll hear musical samplings from all of the CPO’s concert series that will be performed during the season, from the Pops and Specials concerts to the Classics. There will also be special, one night only ticket offers.

When: September 24th
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall 
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Doors Open Calgary 2016

On September 24, many of Calgary’s most intriguing and beloved sites participate in Doors Open YYC. During this day, buildings in all quadrants of the city open their doors – free of charge – to the public and providing special revealing tours and behind-the-scenes experiences. Whether you’re a geek for history, architecture, the environment, art, sports, science or engineering, this is your chance at an insider’s view of Calgary’s vibrant and dynamic cityscape.

When: September 24th
Where: All throughout Calgary!
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Inn from the Cold’s 4th Annual DreamINN Big Galactic Gala

Kids and parents will enter a galaxy far, far away and be treated to an out of this world night of family fun at Telus Spark. With surprises around every corner, little minds will be engaged in imaginative play, entertainment and activities. Adults, we haven’t forgotten about you; the Galactic Gala will be full of moments of learning and play for you and your kids.

Funds raised will support the critical operations of Inn from the Cold’s Emergency Family Shelter.

When: September 24th
Where: Telus Spark
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CAMP Festival

CAMP presented by Digital Alberta, celebrates creative technology, art and design by bringing together like-minded professionals, artists, and students to share and shape experiences that educate, challenge and inspire.

When: Sept 27, 2016 to Sep 28, 2016
Where: Theatre Junction GRAND
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Beeswax Teacup Candle Workshop

In this intimate workshop, you will learn how to make your own teacup candle. You’ll also learn a little more about beeswax. Choose a teacup from the collection and make your own candle in the cup. This workshop is capped at 12 participants.

When: September 29th
Where: Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association
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