The snow is finally starting to melt, more people can be seen outdoors with their families, and the streets are busier later into the day. Get ready for a month overflowing with activity and delight! Spring has finally arrived in Calgary and all April long, Calgarians will be rejoicing in the warmer weather and with the many events popping up around the city. In addition to spring revivals, now is the time when outdoor events begin and Easter-themed occasions are in full swing.
Easter eggs, sunshine, chocolates, sunshine, flowers, sunshine, and the many signs of spring! Are you ready to plan out this beautiful season with the best that Calgary has to offer? Be sure to check out these upcoming events taking place in April!
Food & Drink Events in Calgary
Spring Fest 2019 — April 6th
Described as "a celebration of beer," the Spring Fest 2019 event is your opportunity to celebrate local beer in Calgary. Various breweries will be attending, giving you the chance to taste a wide selection of beverages, enjoy some light snacks, and try out new seasonal brews. Breweries attending include Village Brewery, Railyard Brewery, Field & Forge, and many others! Tickets are $17 online or $25 at the door.
Big Rock Craft Beer Brewing Workshop — April 11th
Have you always wanted to learn how to brew your own beer? On April 11th, Big Rock Brewery will be hosting a hands-on Craft Beer Brewing Workshop. Learn how to make beer from start to finish with your buddies! Eight weeks later, event attendees are invited to return and pick up their finished craft beer creation to bring home with them!
Kids & Family Events in Calgary
Gasoline Alley Museum 10th Anniversary Celebration — April 6th
Looking for something fun to do with the whole family this month? Heritage Park's Gasoline Alley Museum will be celebrating their 10th anniversary with an enormous celebration. Peruse the historic museum of automobiles, play games, enjoy live music, and even decorate car-shaped cookies! The event begins at 10am and continues on until 4pm.
Calgary Moms Trade Fair — April 14th
Are you a mom? If so, you will not want to miss out on the Calgary Moms Trade Fair! Situated at the Courtyard Calgary Airport Conference Centre, this event is for those mothers who want to see the latest products and services available for their family. The event is kid-friendly and has mascots, face painting, and other activities for them to take part in. You yourself can expect a swag bag, chances to win door prizes, and a chance to visit with over 70 business vendors!
Specialized Festivals & Events in Calgary
Sustainable Fashion Show & Market — April 5th
At the beginning of April, the Prairie Bazaar will be hosting the Sustainable Fashion Show & Market. From 7-10pm, visit the local vendors offering handmade goods, check out the latest consignment fashions, and enjoy an exciting fashion show! Tickets are $20 each and available for purchase on Eventbrite.
Easter Teas — April 19th-22nd
Heritage Park is pleased to announce their Easter Teas event taking place from April 19th until the 22nd. Meeting at the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women at Heritage Park, join them for an afternoon of High Tea. The event caters to those of all ages and includes "the atmosphere of this lovely home while enjoying a tray of delicious sandwiches and treats." Tickets are available for purchase on the Heritage Park website.
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo — April 25th-28th
Calling all cosplayers, gamers, and fans of all sorts! The Calgary Comic Expo is set to occur this April from the 25th to the 28th. Here fans can explore the many comic-, movie-, and TV show-themed vendors while also having the opportunity to meet and hear from favourite celebrities. This year will feature guest appearances from the cast of Back to the Future and The Goonies, Rainn Wilson from The Office, and more! Admission tickets and photo opportunities are available online.
Music & Entertainment Events in Calgary
Fleetwood Mac — April 15th
Taking place at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the famous Fleetwood Mac will be making an appearance for their 2019 tour. This Grammy award-winning band is known for their hit songs such as "Go Your Own Way," "Landslide," and more, as well as their best-selling album, "Rumours." Head down and enjoy the musical experience of this fantastic group! Tickets available for purchase online.
Wintersleep — April 20th
The indie-rock Canadian band from Nova Scotia, Wintersleep, is performing in Calgary yet again! The band will be sharing songs from their recent album release, "In the Land Of," as well as hits from their other six albums. The event will be hosted at The Palace Theatre starting at 7pm. Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.ca.
Chris Hadfield Presents "Exploration: Where We're Going Next" — April 29th
"Acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions, and for infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness," Chris Hadfield is coming to present his "Exploration: Where We're Going Next" event. On April 29th this astronaut, internationally best-selling author, and amazing speaker will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and discuss further space exploration topics. Tickets are available at ArtsCommons.ca.
Charity Events in Calgary
AARCS Dueling Pianos 2019 — April 18th
In support of the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS), the organization will be hosting a fundraising event at Aussie Rules Piano Bar. The evening will be filled with music that you can sing along to and party with the best of them! Come by for live piano dueling, bring your requests, and support the wonderful cause of animals in need.
National Service Dogs' Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs — April 19th
Who says that Easter Egg hunts are only for kids? If you have a dog who loves to sniff and search, then your pup should join the Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs at Calaway Park. Hosted by National Service Dogs, and sponsored by Milk Bone and Purina, you and your dog will have the chance to seek out plastic-eggs filled with dog treats as well as the chance to win prizes! Register your dog on the National Service Dog website.
Turning Points Fundraising Gala — April 25th
Celebrating their 25th year on the 25th of April, the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter organization is hosting the annual Turning Points Fundraising Gala. The evening will consist of an elegant dinner, silent auction, prizes to be won, and stories from some of the most inspiring women! Tickets are available online.
60's Fling: Vecova's Spring Social & 50th Anniversary — April 30th
Join Vecova for a night of festivity and entertainment to celebrate their 50th anniversary at their 60's Fling event. The event is open to the public and features food, music, dancing, and "special anniversary activities." Bring the whole family, dress up in your 60's costume, and support this organization's 50th birthday!
Hop right into the many Spring events that are taking place this April and spend the month seeing, hearing, doing, and tasting the many offerings of Calgary!
For a more detailed and fully comprehensive list, visit the City of Calgary's event page, the Calgary Tourism page, Eventbrite, and search for local events on Facebook to find more April events and activities.
Justin Havre is the top producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX First, Canada's very first RE/MAX brokerage. Calgary real estate is his passion; Justin specializes in Southwest & Northwest Calgary homes for sale. He can be reached at 403.217.0003 or contacted through this site.