How to spend September long weekend with the family

With September right around the corner, we are almost ready to bid summer farewell. And what a summer it has been! However, there is time for one last hurrah before school starts and you settle back into your work routine. Labour Day weekend is always known for many things: backyard barbecues, football games, hiking in the mountain or one last camping trip before fall hits. If you are staying in the city this weekend, there is no shortage of events for you to check out. Here are some of our personal recommendations:

Saks OFF 5THGrand Opening

August 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Kick off the weekend early with the grand opening of Saks OFF 5THin Market Mall. Opening at 9:00am, the store will feature a modern layout with designer clothes from top to bottom. If the clothes weren’t already enough, you can enter to win a $1000 gift card during the grand opening weekend. Mark your calendars!

Enjoy Piano at its Finest

August 30 – September 3, 2018

Treat your ears this long weekend with the Honens 2018 Piano Competition and Festival. World-class pianists compete around the world for a $100,000 prize and an Artist Development Program valued at a half-million dollars. Calgary is proudly hosting the semi-finals throughout the weekend at the Jack Singer Concert Hall so make sure to catch one of these ten exceptional recitals for world-class piano playing by purchasing your tickets here.

BBQ on the Bow

August 31 – September 2,2018

Join Calgary for the 3rdAnnual BBQ on the Bow Banquet and Dance this weekend. You’ll have the chance to enjoy slow-cooked meat, a cash bar and, of course, live music from The Three Fingered Shot. Blues and barbecue while blissfully relaxing by the Bow – sounds like the perfect way to relax this September long weekend! Visit their website   for more information on times, ticket prices and daily events.

Calgary Stampeders Vs. Edmonton Eskimos

September 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Now, what would the long weekend be without the Labour Day Classic?! The most anticipated football game of the season is hosted at McMahon Stadium with hundreds of fans from both Alberta cities screaming and cheering their boys on. Don’t miss this chance to help support your team, see the Royal Canadian Air Force make an aerial appearance, and salute the Canadian Armed Forces and members of the military throughout the game.

Tickets here:

Relax at the Rodeo

September 1–3, 2018

Enjoy a weekend filled with bulls, beer and babes at the 52ndAnnual Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo. This three-day event is considered to be one of the toughest Amateur Rodeos in Canada, so you are guaranteed a good show! Many of the riders participate in rodeos across the continent, including the Calgary Stampede. Don’t forget about the live music, food trucks and rodeo games that come along with the festival – a must-see and -do!

Have fun and stay safe, Calgary!