April in Calgary

couple walking along Peace Bridge at dusk
couple walking along Peace Bridge at dusk
Things to Do

April in Calgary

Things to do in Calgary this April 2024

Kick-off spring in Calgary with the return of the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, International Jazz Days, & the Calgary Underground Film Festival.

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Easter Eggstravaganza 

Celebrate the Easter long-weekend with your favourite zoo animals at Easter Eggstravaganza. Enjoy games, treats and surprises, all included in your day admission ticket. 

Where: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo 

When: March 29-April 1 


Queens of the Stone Age: The End is Nero Tour 

Prepare yourself for an electrifying night of rock 'n' roll in Calgary as Queens of the Stone Age take the stage for their "The End is Nero Tour." This legendary band is set to deliver an explosive performance that will leave you craving more. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome 

When: April 1 


Calgary Flames Home Games 

Cheer on the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome as they round out their season with home games against the Ducks, Oilers, Coyotes, and Sharks. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome  

When: April 2, 6, 14, 18 


Pavel Kolesnikov In Recital 

For the first time in over eight years, 2012 Honens Prize Laureate Pavel Kolesnikov returns to Calgary for this highly anticipated recital. Featuring waltzes, nocturnes, and mazurkas from Chopin and wrapping up with Schubert’s final Piano Sonata No. 21, this stunning program is sure to leave you spellbound. 

Where: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Calgary 

When: April 2 


The Electric Highway 2024

The Electric Highway returns to Dickens on April 4-6 with Canadian Juno Award winning Canadian band ANCIIENTS headlining the whole festival. Single day tickets, 2-day passes, and full festival passes are on sale.

Where: Dickens

When: April 4-6


Calgary International Salsa Congress

Be mesmerized by a theatre-style production featuring some of the best Salsa and Bachata dancers in the world, local professionals, and troupes from all over North America, flown in for one weekend only.  Spectacular Salsa, Bachata and variety showcases and after parties will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the elegant Hyatt Regency Imperial Ballroom.

Where: Hyatt Regency

When: April 4-7


Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2,000 Ships

In Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2,000 Ships, artist Ekow Nimako explores what might have been when ruler Abu Bakr II chose to abdicate his throne and set out across the Atlantic. Using LEGO® to recreate epic possibilities, Nimako creates a narrative of Black civilizations and imagines liberated futures. 

Where: The Glenbow Museum’s temporary location at The Edison 

When: April 10 - May 19


Latin Jazz Project 

Trumpeter Rachel Therrien stands out as one of the most innovative voices at the intersection of jazz and world music. With her Latin Jazz Project, she performs a festive repertoire featuring original works and Afro-Latin jazz classics. From salsa to danzón and rumba to chachacha, Rachel and her band of virtuosos deliver a sizzling, hip-swinging show! 

Where: ASYLUMforART  

When: April 12 



Celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid ul Fitr with Nur Events! Join us on April 13th, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary. Immerse yourself in the spirit of festivity as we come together to mark the end of Ramadan.

Where: Markin MacPhail Centre

When: April 13  


Spark After Dark: STEAMpunk 

Grab your goggles, top hats, corsets, and clockwork gadgets, Spark After Dark beckons you into the world of STEAMpunk! 

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre  

When: April 13  


The Country Mixtape: Live Music at Ranchman's 

The Country Mixtape Tour is coming to Calgary! Featuring Canadian country music hitmakers Tyler Joe Miller, Shawn Austin, and Andrew Hyatt the tour will feature their collective hits mixed in with some of the artists’ favourite cover songs they grew up on. 

Where: Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall 

When: April 13 


Jubilations Junior presents Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Turtles 

Jubilations Junior presents Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Turtles: a production written for kids, and a meal designed with kids in mind! Bring the whole family for a fun-filled morning of laughter, music, and food! 

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre 

When: April 13 - June 1  


Aggie Days 

See where our food comes from at Aggie Days. This is a perfect weekend activity for the family that offers interactive displays and activities, along with plenty of furry friends. Make sure to catch the Clock, Stock, and Barrel Trial on April 13 and the Extreme Cowboy Race on April 14. 

Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre 

When: April 13-14 


The Spring Market at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino 

The 2nd Annual Spring Market at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino will feature 80 vendors offering you everything you may need to bring Spring into your home & spirit! Free admission & free parking. 

Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino 

When: April 14 


Stage West Theatre presents Chapter Two 

Set late in the 1970’s Chapter Two is a semi-autobiographical play about Neil Simons’ relationship with his 2nd wife. Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother to start dating again. Follow along on George’s bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland in this funny and whimsical production. 

Where: Stage West Theatre 

When: Until April 14 


Luke Bryan: Mind of a Country Boy Tour 2024 

Get ready to kick up your boots and experience the heart of country music as Luke Bryan brings his electrifying 'Mind of a Country Boy Tour 2024' to the iconic Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on April 17. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome 

When: April 17 


Classic Albums Live - Eagles: Their Greatest Hits

Arts Commons presents Classic Albums Live - Eagles: Their Greatest Hits! Experience this piece of music history like never before with hundreds of fellow Eagles fans in the Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons – maybe with a “Tequila Sunrise” in hand! 

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: April 18


Calgary Underground Film Festival 

Film fans will not want to miss the 21st Calgary Underground Film Festival. The festival is integral to Calgary’s cultural landscape with the best in international independent cinema. It is Western Canada’s premiere genre festival. 

Where: Globe Cinema  

When: April 18-28


PetFest at Spruce Meadows

Unleash the excitement at this one-of-a-kind pet extravaganza! From fun-loving pooches to agile performers, energetic herders, and irresistibly fuzzy companions, this event celebrates the rich diversity of dogs.

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: April 19-21


Supertrain 2024 

Canada's Largest Train Show, Supertrain is affordable fun for the whole family! Check out over 50,000 square feet of operating model train exhibits, Thomas, Lego, railway historical societies, artists, children's play area, face-painting, demonstrations, garden railroads, and much more. 

Where: Genesis Centre 

When: April 20-21


Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner’s retelling of Norse mythology in Das Rheingold portrays universal themes of love and power, and the forceful music creates a grandeur unparalleled in opera. This is further magnified by positioning the entire Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor on the stage with the cast and set. 

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 

When: April 20, 24, 26

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Hoods up! at Gasoline Alley Museum 

For the first time ever and for a limited time only, they’re pulling back the hoods to reveal the engines of our vintage vehicles in Gasoline Alley Museum! Different cars will be featured each week – explore the museum and talk with costumed interpreters to discover the stories behind the engines. 

Where: Gasoline Alley Museum, Heritage Park 

When: Until April 25 


Storybook Theatre Presents: Miscast 

SBT’s annual MisCast is the musical spectacular featuring Broadway’s hottest hits, sung by local theatre artists performing roles in which they would not traditionally be cast! Funds raised support SBT’s Ellie Tims Project. 

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre 

When: April 26 & 27  


International Jazz Days 

JazzYYC presents International Jazz Days featuring six amazing performances. Don’t miss the Tina Hartt Quintet, John Roggensack Quartet, Huu Bac Quintet / Gingerbeef (Double Bill), and more. 

Where: Multiple venues  

When: April 25 - May 1  


Cavalry FC Home opener vs. Pacific FC 

Get ready for an epic showdown as Cavalry FC takes on Pacific FC in their first home game of the season! 

Where: ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows 

When: April 28


Rock the Nation 

National Music Centre presents Rock the Nation, a rousing theatrical production celebrating and honouring Canada’s remarkable musical legacy. Experience it all live on stage, and journey through the decades. 

Where: Studio Bell,  the Home of the National Music Centre 

When: Until April 28 


SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond 

TELUS Spark Science Centre invites you to fly through a technicolour nebula, kick up dust on the moon, and witness Saturn’s rings up close in this out-of-this-world immersive experience.  

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre 

When: Until May 5 


Da Vinci The Exhibition 

View the work of one of the greatest minds in history including iconic works of art, inventions, and theories at the immersive Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at TELUS Spark

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre 

When: Until May 5 


Rosebud Theatre Presents: Chariots of Fire 

100 years after the epic race at the 1924 Paris Olympics, witness actors run full-out on Rosebud’s Opera House Stage in this energetic rendition of the 1981 Academy Award-winning film. 

Where: Rosebud Theatre

When: Until May 25 


Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Journey to the 80’s 

Every decade has its trends. The 60’s had its hippie counter culture, the 70’s had bell bottoms and disco, but no other decade had the sheer explosion of pop culture like the 80’s! Join  Jubilations Dinner Theatre as they JOURNEY to the time when we were LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER, and we all had a TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART. 

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre 

When: Until June 1 


Thunderin' Thursdays at Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall 

Get ready to stomp and sway at Thunderin' Thursdays at Ranchman’s – your ultimate destination for an electrifying night of rhythm and fun! Join this unforgettable experience each Thursday featuring Free Line Dance Lessons starting at 9:00 pm. 

Where: Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall 

When: Until June 27 

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