May in Calgary

May in Calgary
May in Calgary
Things to do

May in Calgary

20+ things to do this May in Calgary

The sun is out, spring has arrived, and it’s time to plan the best May ever. With live concerts from Cher, Thomas Rhett, and Twenty One Pilots to opening weekend at Calaway Park and Heritage Park, May is a great time to explore Calgary.

CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top

Where: TELUS Spark

When: February 2 – June 9

Milestones: Corey Hart

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: March 22 – October 2019

Visit the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Where: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

When: Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CHROMA at Southcentre Mall

Where: Southcentre Mall

When: May 3 – June 16

Explore the Active Learning Park

Where: Granary Road

When: Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dinner at Allora Everyday Italian

Where: Allora Everyday Italian

When: Open daily

Bee Kingdom Glass Dinosaurs: A Blown Glass T-Rexhibition!

Where: The Sticky Tongue Gallery

When: May 11 – June 2

Local Souvenirs at The Livery Shop

Where: Livery Shop

When: Open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Women in Sport

Where: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

When: Opening May 23

Cher comes to Calgary May 28.

Cher comes to Calgary May 28.

Cher: Here We Go Again Tour

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: May 28

John Cleese

The “one and only” John Cleese comes to Calgary to share his humorous insights on the world, politics, and his life. Known as “the world’s funniest man,” the legendary comedic actor best known for roles in “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, “Fawlty Towers” and “A Fish Called Wanda”.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: May 29

Explore Calgary by Bike

Where: Various locations

Death from Above: Outrage Is Now Tour

Where: The Palace Theatre

When: May 31


Past Events

These great events have already taken place.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle & The Drum

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: May 1-4

NMC & CPO Present: John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: May 2

Free Axe Throwing at BATL

Where: BATL – The Backyard Axe Throwing League

When: May 3

Sample a flight at the Calgary International Beerfest.

Sample a flight at the Calgary International Beerfest.

Calgary International Beerfest

Where: BMO Centre

When: May 3-4

Stampede City Sessions

Where: Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre

When: May 4

Calgary Horticultural Society Annual Garden Show

Where: Max Bell Centre

When: May 4-5

Rick Mercer in Calgary

Where: MacEwan Hall

When: May 5

Neko Case with Shannon Shaw

Where: MacEwan Hall

When: May 6

Thomas Rhett comes to Calgary May 8th.

Thomas Rhett comes to Calgary May 8th.

Shelter Cocktail Class

Mix up something good at the Shelter Cocktail Class, a 90 minute class that will take you on a tour of the history of cocktails along with the spirits that make them.

Where: Shelter Cocktail Bar

When: May 7

George Canyon: Hit After Hit Tour

Where: Bella Concert Hall

When: May 7

Thomas Rhett: Life Changes Tour

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: May 8

Stars on Ice

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: May 11

Day Out With Thomas

Spend the Day Out With Thomas at Heritage Park.

Day Out With Thomas

Where: Heritage Park

When: May 4-5, 10-12

CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale 2019

Where: Calgary Curling Club 

When: May 10-12

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Calgary

Where: Various locations

When: May 10-12

Calgary Stampeders Fanfest

Where: McMahon Stadium

When: May 11

Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run Walk & Ride

Where: CF Chinook Centre

When: May 12

Billy Elliot: The Musical

Where: Max Bell Theatre

When: April 9 – May 12

Twenty One Pilots come to Calgary May 14th.

Twenty One Pilots come to Calgary May 14th.

Twenty One Pilots: The Bandito Tour

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: May 14

Otafest 2019

Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

When: May 17-19

The Debaters with Steve Patterson

Where: Martha Cohen Theatre

When: May 21

Party Like Gatsby: Spectacle Extraordinaire

Where: The Palace Theatre

When: May 18

Opening Weekend at WinSport for Zipline & Summer Bobsleigh

WinSport officially launches its summer season with the opening weekend for the fastest zipline in North America and the summer bobsleigh experience.

Where: WinSport

When: May 18-20

Celebrate Opening Weekend at Heritage Park on the S.S. Moyie.

Celebrate Opening Weekend at Heritage Park on the S.S. Moyie.

FEATURED EXPERIENCE: Ride the S.S. Moyie at Heritage Park

Where: Heritage Park

When: Opening weekend May 18-20

Opening Weekend at Heritage Park

Where: Heritage Park

When: May 18-20

Enjoy Grand Opening Weekend at Calaway Park.

Enjoy Grand Opening Weekend at Calaway Park.

Grand Opening Weekend at Calaway Park

Where: Calaway Park

When: May 18-20

Be part of the energy at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.

Where: Stampede Park

When: May 26

YYComedy Festival

Where: The Grand & Various venues

When: May 20-25

Market Collective

Where: BMO Centre

When: May 24-26

Gucci Mane Live in Canada

Where: WinSport Arena

When: May 25

Be part of the energy at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.

Be part of the energy at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.

Evolve Retreat Day of Wellness

Where: Crosswaters Resort Kananaskis

When: May 27