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Calgary Events for the Weekend of May 24-26, 2024

There are plenty of local events and activities you can check out in Calgary this weekend.

Here’s a look at just 10 things happening in the city:


Royal Canadian International Circus


  • That: Head to the big top to see the Royal Canadian International Circus. The show features classic circus entertainment and takes visitors on a fascinating journey filled with a wide range of exciting acts.

  • When: May 24 to June 2, 2024.

  • Where: CrossIron Mills, 261055 Crossiron Blvd., Rocky View, Alta.

  • Cost: Prices vary.


Calgary Marathon


  • That: Support friends, family or even strangers participating in the Servus Calgary Marathon 2024, or register to participate. Runners will be able to participate in a post-race festival.

  • When: Sunday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Where: The starting line is at Stampede Trail SE.

  • Cost: Prices for participants vary.


speed car show


  • That: See a wide range of cars, from classics to modern sports cars, tuners and rare exotics, at the second annual Calgary Velocity Auto Show.

  • When: Saturday, May 25 from 4 to 9 p.m.

  • Where: Calgary Platform, 407 Ninth Ave. SE

  • Cost: $20.

Quilt Festival


That: Head to Heritage Park to admire hundreds of colorful quilts at the 2024 Festival of Quilts.


When: Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th.


Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. SW


Cost: Historic Village tickets are $22.95 for youth (ages three to 15), $34.95 for general admission (ages 16 to 64), and $26.95 for seniors.


The Confluence open day


  • That: Enjoy historical tours, a petting zoo, Indigenous speakers and more at The Confluence’s open house.

  • When: Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Where: Confluence Historic Site and Parkland, 750 Ninth Ave. SE

  • Cost: Free.


Calgary Stampeders take on BC Lions


  • That: The Calgary Stampeders face the BC Lions in the second week of preseason.

  • When: Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m.

  • Where: McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Tr. northwest

  • Cost: Prices vary.


Cavalry vs. Winnipeg Valor


  • That: Calgary’s Cavalry FC takes on Winnipeg Valor at ATCO Field on Saturday night.

  • When: Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m.

  • Where: ATCO Field, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

  • Cost: Prices vary.


Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Watson


  • That: Vertigo Theater presents the Canadian premiere of Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Watson, a modern takeabout Sherlock Holmes set in a post-pandemic 2021.

  • When: Until June 9, 2024.

  • Where: Vertigo Theatre, 115 Ninth Ave. SE

  • Cost: Prices vary.


The music man


  • That: Storybook Theater presents Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy The music man.

  • When: Until June 1, 2024.

  • Where: Bedington Theater Arts Center, 375 Bermuda Dr. NW

  • Cost: Prices vary.


BeautifulCarole King’s musical


  • That: The inspiring true story of Carole King’s journey from teenage songwriter to Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is told through Stage West’s production of Beautiful.

  • When: Until June 23, 2024.

  • Where: West Stage, 727 42 Ave. SE

  • Cost: Prices vary.

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