April in Calgary

April in Calgary
April in Calgary
Things to Do

April in Calgary

Things to do this April in Calgary 2021.

Spring into April with some new entertainment at home. Watch championship curling live from the Calgary Curling Bubble, new works from Alberta playwrights, performances from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Calgary Underground Film Festival, live streaming this April in Calgary.

Please verify the status of all activities and refer to our COVID-19 Traveller Update for more information.


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Heritage Park Ghost Tours

Where: Heritage Park

When: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship

The 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship comes to the Calgary Curling Bubble to crown the men’s curling champions. Watch all the action at home on Sportsnet, broadcast live from the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.

Where: Sportsnet

When: April 2-11

Learn everything you need to know about the Curling Bubble in Calgary.


Newworks Calgary: Experimental Score Workshop

Join Newworks Calgary for the Experimental Score Workshop with Quatuor Bozzini. This pay-what-you-can workshop features a special rehearsal of submitted scores.

Where: Online

When: April 9


Chef + Winemaker Dinner Series

Reserve your table for a four-course dinner experience and wine pairing  with the Chef + Winemaker Dinner Series, presented by Gather Catering and City & Country Urban Winery. Choose from a Thai Inspired Menu (April 9) or an Italian Inspired Menu (April 23).

Where: City & Country Urban Winery

When: April 9, 23


Dinner and a Movie at Hotel Arts

Escape for a night of gourmet in-room dining with Dinner and a Movie at Hotel Arts. Pair your luxury room with themed dinners, movie snacks, and in-room movie credit for a date night or family staycation in Calgary.

Where: Hotel Arts

When: Available now


National Geographic Live: Women and Migration

National Geographic Live: Women and Migration features photographers Saiyna Bashir, Miora Rajaonary, and Danielle Villasana exploring the complex story of women around the globe. Join this free online presentation and discussion from Arts Commons.

Where: Online

When: April 12


YYC Resto Bingo Contest

Support small businesses in Calgary and enter to win prizes with the YYC Resto Bingo Contest. Order takeout or visit an outdoor patio for a chance to win Empire Provisions gift cards and two $1000 grand prizes. 

Where: Various restaurants

When: April 12-26


Humpty’s Champions Cup

The World’s Best Battle at the 2021 Humpty’s Champions Cup from the Calgary Curling Bubble. Watch all the action at home on Sportsnet, broadcast live from the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.

Where: Sportsnet

When: April 14-18


After Hours with Animal Care: Hippos

After Hours with Animal Care: Hippos is the perfect chance to learn more about hippos and conservation efforts at the Calgary Zoo, along with a four-course dinner and talks with the Animal Care Team.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: April 16


Playwrights Projects 2021

Alberta Theatre Projects presents Playwrights Projects 2021, featuring seven online workshop readings of new Canadian plays from members of the 2021 Playwrights Unit. Tickets are only $10.00 per workshop reading.

Where: Online

When: April 16 – May 28


City Spaces: Fairmont Palliser

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents City Spaces: Fairmont Palliser, a free online event recorded at the iconic Fairmont Palliser. Register for this free online events for some world class arts and culture from the comfort of your own home.

Where: Online

When: April 17


GlobalFest Flavours: Indigenous Cuisine

GlobalFest Flavours celebrates flavours of the world with a 10 episode mini-series about foods, flavours, spices, and recipes. Discover Indigenous Cuisine with Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park as chefs prepare a featured dish online.

Where: Online

When: April 20


Princess Auto Players’ Championship

The Princess Auto Players’ Championship is the fourth and final major of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season, played this year at the Calgary Curling Bubble. Watch all the action at home on Sportsnet, broadcast live from the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.

Where: Sportsnet

When: April 20-25


Locked Zoo: Adults Only

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: April 21-22


QUEST for the Golden Giraffe

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: April 22


Calgary Underground Film Festival

Where: Online

When: April 23 – May 2


Hotels Live: Le Cirque de la Nuit Presents Beyond Burlesque

Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South

When: April 23


Poutine with Purpose

Poutine with Purpose and enjoy this popular annual food festival frenzy that started in Calgary and has sold over 35,000 poutines in support of Mealshare since 2013. For every poutine sold a healthy meal goes to youth in need.

Where: Various restaurants

When: April 23 – May 1


2021 Garden Show

Join the Calgary Horticultural Society for the 2021 Garden Show online. Learn from keynote speakers, plant, soil, and water experts, enjoy the exhibitor hall and win prizes with this virtual experience.

Where: Online

When: April 24-25


Stealing Sam

Canadian theatre returns with Alberta Theatre Projects' Stealing Sam. Written and performed by Steven Gallagher, the award winning production will broadcast live from the Martha Cohen Theatre in Calgary.

Where: Online

When: April 29 - May 2

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Past Events

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Hop on Down to the Market

Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market

When: April 1-4


Easter Brunch at River Café

Where: River Café

When: April 2-4


City Spaces: Contemporary Calgary

Where: Online

When: April 3


Afternoon Teas at Heritage Park

Enjoy delightful Afternoon Teas at Heritage Park at the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women. Book your afternoon sitting with a tray of delicious sandwiches and treats along with freshly brewed tea or lemonade.

Where: Heritage Park

When: April 3-4


Easter Brunch and Dinner Curbside Takeaway

Order special Easter Brunch Curbside Takeaway or Easter Dinner Curbside Takeaway from the award-winning culinary team at the Calgary Zoo and support wildlife conservation initiatives around the world.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: April 3-5


Easter Breakfast Family Style

Celebrate the season with Easter Breakfast Family Style with Jerry's at D'Arcy Ranch. Book your table for a special family breakfast of honey mustard ham, hash browns, scrambled eggs, home baked scones, and more.

Where: Jerry's at D'Arcy Ranch

When: April 4

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