What to See in YYC: Labour Day Weekend 2017

With temperatures expected to stay in the mid to high 20s for the next couple of days, Labour Day weekend has presented itself as the perfect goodbye to summer before school starts up again. No plans? Well I’ve got you covered. Here are just a few events you can find happening in the city this weekend.

Calgary Highland Games

When: September 2nd, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Springbank Park for All Seasons, 32224A Springbank Rd, Calgary

Cost: $14-$20

Now in it’s 103rd year, the Calgary Highland Games is one of the most respected Highland events in the west and is run by the Calgary United Scottish Games Association. Events include highland dancing, piping and drumming, and Scottish heavy athletics.

Calgary Pride

When: August 25th – September 4th (the parade is held on the 3rd)

Where: Calgary Pride Parade – Along 6th Ave and 6th St.

Pride in the Park: Prince’s Island Park

Cost: 0$

A celebration of Calgary’s diverse LGBT community held in the downtown area. Immediately following the pride parade, live music, a community marketplace and a family zone will be held at Prince’s Island Park.

Repsol Centre Floatables

When: September 4th, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Repsol Centre, 2225 MacLeod Trail South

Cost: Free with a membership or $6.50 – $15

Inflatable floating structures will be set up at the Repsol Centre for climbing, playing and bouncing on. Can’t make it? See more dates here.

Roadblock Party

When: September 3rd, 11:00am – 11:00pm

Where: 17th Ave SW, between 4th St and 2nd St SW

Cost: Free admission

In light of a city road closure, five local restaurants plan to host a day-long party. Anju, Calcutta Cricket Club, Buttermilk Fine Waffles, Model Milk and Pigeonhole plan to host this event which features live music, a pop-up retail market, and free snacks.


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