Events and Date Ideas Happening in Calgary This Spring


With the spring season in full force and summer coming up soon, the festivals and events seem to get more and more plentiful. Each year, there are new fun spring and summer date ideas to add to the city, and we can’t wait to find more fun around Calgary!

This spring and summer is stacked with a ton of awesome events for you to check out. Everything from festivals, to live music and performances, cultural events and more.

Spruce Meadows’ PetFest

Experience the cutest festival at Spruce Meadows’ PetFest! See all the adorable pups and doggos in this pet extravaganza! Celebrate the diversity of dogs and come to experience a delightful display of lively, spirited, and ready-to-be-adopted dogs who will fill your heart with warmth and leave a heartwarming memory.

When: April 19-21, 2024
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW


The CALGARY EXPO is a thrilling four-day extravaganza celebrating Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming, drawing in crowds of hundreds of thousands to Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta. Each year, it promises an array of family-friendly attractions, events, and the presence of globally renowned celebrities!

When: April 25-28th, 2024
Where: Stampede Park

Alberta Ballet’s Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring

Alberta Ballet captivates and sparks inspiration among audiences with extraordinary performances. “Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring” presents a compelling double bill that will put you into a mysterious realm of folklore, forests, and fervor, set against powerful, visceral scores.

[Content Warning: Adult themes with theatrical depictions of abuse, violence and death.]

When: May 2-4, 2024
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino is partly an event centre that holds world class concerts, stand up comedy, plays and musicals! They continuously have many events going in especially in the spring and summer seasons.

See here for their entire list of entertainment performances that are scheduled!

When: Events all year round
Where: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr

Heritage Park’s Calgary Spring Ghost Tour

As night falls, the usually lively Historical Village transforms into a hauntingly quiet and abandoned place. Venture beyond the gates, if you dare, for a ghostly journey through the dimly lit streets of the Park! Explore the spectral tales hidden within the century-old buildings, each echoing with the rich history of the past.

When: April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2024 from 7 – 8:30 pm and 7:30 – 9 pm
Where: When you arrive, meet at the Gazebo in front of Gasoline Alley Museum, in the Park’s front plaza. The tour takes place throughout the Historical Village.

Calgary International Beerfest

Rated as one of the best beer festivals in the world, with 700+ beers from 200+ breweries, and so many unique destinations within the festival, your biggest challenge will be deciding where to start!

When: May 3 -4th, 2024
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert

Witness the timeless classic Star Wars: A New Hope, in concert! Guest conductor Anthony Parnther, infuses his passion into this iconic orchestral score. Experience the magic of the original 1977 film as it unfolds on the grand screen, accompanied by the unforgettable live performance of John Williams’ legendary score by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. This extraordinary concert is proudly presented in collaboration with the Calgary International Film Festival, promising an unforgettable journey into a galaxy far, far away.

When: May 17 -18th, 2024
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Blossom Festival

Celebrate the start of Spring with a visit to the Saskatoon Farm’s Blossom Festival which normally takes place in April! The final week of May is when the saskatoons are flowering so let’s celebrate it! The Blossom Festival invites guests not only to peruse the offerings of local vendors but also to immerse themselves in the beauty of the orchard’s flowers, witness the buzzing activity of bees, and uncover the variety of additional attractions they have in store for the Market.

When: May 25 – 26th from 9:00am – 5:00pm  
Where: The Saskatoon Farm

AI: More Than Human at Telus Spark

This summer, dive headfirst into the future and immerse yourself in the world of AI like never before at TELUS Spark Science Centre. Join us for the groundbreaking exhibition AI: More Than Human, presented in collaboration with the Barbican Centre. From June 1 to September 8, 2024, explore the boundless possibilities of artificial intelligence and discover its profound impact on our lives.

When: June 1 – September 8, 2024
Where: Gallery 1 at Telus Spark, 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast

Snoop Dogg: Cali to Canada Tour

Celebrate being Young, Wild and Free this spring as American rapper, Snoop Dogg will be making his way from Cali to Canada to perform at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: June 21st, 2024, Doors open at 6pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

Check out our other date ideas for more things to do and eat in and around Calgary!

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