May in Calgary

May in Calgary
May in Calgary
Things to do

May in Calgary

Things to do this May in Calgary 2021.

Check out all the great things to do safely in Calgary this May. Celebrate Mother’s Day in Calgary with special brunch and dinner takeaway menus at the Calgary Zoo or dinner and a concert with the Calgary Opera. Or enjoy arts and culture from home with Alberta Theatre Projects Playwrights Projects, GlobalFest Flavours, CIFF’s Top Docs series, and National Geographic Live, all live streaming this May in Calgary.

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Opening Day at Granary Road

Granary Road opens for a new season with two new ziplines and mini train. The Play & Learn Park, with 37 acres of outdoor exhibits, and Farmers' Market, home to fresh produce, baked goods, and artisan cheeses, are now open daily.

Where: Granary Road

When: April 30


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


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: Where

When: April 23 – May 1


Calgary Underground Film Festival

The 18th Annual Calgary Underground Film Festival returns for an online presentation of the best in international independent cinema. The full festival lineup will be announced on April 7, 2021.

Where: Online

When: April 23 – May 2


JazzYYC VIRTUAL International Jazz Days Festival

The JazzYYC VIRTUAL International Jazz Days Festival features artists from Calgary and across Canada, presenting concerts each Friday and educational videos each Sunday. Check the JazzYYC website for the full virtual festival lineup.

Where: Online

When: April 30 – May 27


GlobalFest Flavours: Indonesian Cuisine

GlobalFest Flavours celebrates flavours of the world with a 10 episode mini-series about foods, flavours, spices, and recipes. This May, discover Indonesian Cuisine with Indonesian Kitchen as chefs prepare a featured dish online.

Where: Online

When: May 4


Lanny Boy's Ice Cream

Get a scoop with Lanny Boy's Ice Cream, a family friendly, dog friendly pop-up ice creamery on Stephen Avenue. Enjoy a cool treat on the patio this summer.

Where: The Pioneer, Stephen Avenue

When: Opening May 5


Locked Zoo: Fab Forests

Get ready for a new adventure with Locked Zoo: Fab Forests at the Calgary Zoo for a special cross between a scavenger hunt and choose your own adventure designed just for adults with Mexican-themed dinner boxes and beverages available for purchase.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: May 5-6


Haida Modern Watch Party

Join the THIRD ACTion Film Festival for the Haida Modern Watch Party. Enjoy a free screening of the documentary, followed by a conversation with Charles Wilkinson and Dr. Pamela Roach. 

Where: Online

When: May 6


Fanny: The Right to Rock

The Calgary International Film Festival’s Top Docs series continues with Fanny: The Right to Rock, celebrating the untold story of the Filipina American founded California garage band FANNY. Stream this documentary from home May 6-9, 2021.

Where: Online

When: May 6-9


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 Vietnamese Inspired Menu (May 7) or a Mediterranean Inspired Menu (May 21).

Where: City & Country Urban Winery

When: May 7, 21


Drive-In Movie Night

Pull up to Canyon Meadows Cinemas for Drive-In Movie Night and a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets are available for $35.00 per vehicle with concessions available for pre-order.

Where: Canyon Meadows Cinemas

When: May 8

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Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner from the Calgary Zoo.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner from the Calgary Zoo.

Mother's Day in Calgary

Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner (Takeaway)

Treat mom to a special meal with Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner from the Calgary Zoo’s award-winning culinary team. Brunch and dinner menus will be available for curbside takeaway to enjoy at home.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: May 9


Mother’s Day Brunch & Concert

Calgary Opera presents a special Mother’s Day Brunch & Concert, featuring special guests Neil Craighead & Aviva Fortunata. Brunch is delivered to you with a digital concert available on demand for a delectable digital event.

Where: Online

When: May 9


Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride

The Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride is going virtual in 2021. Choose your own route, pace, and distance with three days to complete your virtual race with awesome prizing, swag bags, and surprises along the way.

Where: Virtual

When: May 7-9


Mother's Day Brunch in Calgary

Alforno Bakery & Cafe Brunch Like a Mother Kit

Bonterra Trattoria Mother's Day Brunch - May 9

Calgary Opera Mother's Day Brunch & Concert - May 9

CRAFT Beer Market Mother's Day Brunch - May 9

Hawthorne Dining Room at Home Meal Kit & Picnic

Heritage Park Mother's Day Curbside Meal Kits - May 8

Lougheed House High Tea Experience 

Queens Breakfast Cocktails Mother's Day Brunch

Rodney's Oyster House Mother's Day Meal Kits

Teatro at Home Mother's Day Meal

Vin Room Mother's Day Meals

Mother's Day Gifts in Calgary

Alberta Craft Gallery Mother's Day Gifts & Free Delivery

Burwood Distillery Mother's Day Cocktail Kit

CF Chinook Centre Gift Card Special 

Chinook Honey Company

Concorde Hits and Mother's Day Gnocchi and Naples Kit

Glass House Xperience

Holy Cow Gelato + Donuts

Inglewood Florist Mother's Day Flowers

Ollia Macarons & Tea Breakfast in Bed Collection

RNR Wellness Spa Le Germain Skin Regimen Gift Box 

RNR Wellness Spa Le Germain Tranquility Gift Box

The Spa Ritual Gift Card Promotion

TELUS Spark: Moms Love Science Too

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National Geographic Live: Reimagining Dinosaurs

Where: Online

When: May 10


Opening Day Calgary Farmyard 

Where: Calgary Farmyard

When: May 14



Where: Calgary Zoo

When: May 15


Student Writers Group Showcase

Where: Online

When: May 15


Explore Calgary by Bike

Enjoy the beautiful May weather, hop on two wheels and check out 10 Epic Bike Pathways in Calgary. Did you know Calgary is home to the most extensive urban pathway system in North America?


City Spaces: Spark Science Centre

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents City Spaces: Spark Science Centre, a free online event recorded at the TELUS Spark Science Centre. Register for this free online events for some world class arts and culture from the comfort of your own home with a dinner and concert deal available for purchase.

Where: Online

When: May 15


Otafest 2021

Where: Online

When: May 22


Heritage Park Outdoor Experiences

Where: Heritage Park

When: Opens May 22


Calgary Black Film Festival

Where: Online

When: May 26-30


City Spaces: Heritage Park

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

Where: Online

When: May 29

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