November in Calgary

November in Calgary
November in Calgary
Things to Do

November in Calgary

20+ Things to Do in November

Please note: These events and activities are no longer up-to-date. Check back for updated event listings or explore for more great things to see and do in Calgary.

Warm up your calendar this November with safe and fun activities in Calgary. From the return of ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo and the 20th Annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Competition to the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market and A Christmas Carol at Rosebud Theatre, November is the perfect time to explore Calgary with your friends and family.

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Fall Exhibitions at Esker

Pre-book your tickets and experience the new Fall Exhibitions at Esker with three solo exhibitions by Liz MagorSamuel Roy-Bois and Jon Sasaki.

Where: Esker Foundation

When: September 26 - December 19


Rockin' the Jukebox

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Rockin' the Jukebox in Calgary. Local teens in the sleepy town of Lakewood or bored until they discover a jukebox in the old diner on Route 9 and sparks start to fly.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: October 17 - January 9, 2021


Arctic Voices

Discover the magic of Arctic Voices at TELUS Spark Science Centre with interactive exhibits, wildlife biofacts, and stories from the scientists and people that live there.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: October 31 - January 24, 2021


MARKT. by Spruce Meadows

The International Christmas Market has has been reimagined with MARKT. by Spruce Meadows. Shop unique vendors online and support local businesses.

Where: Online

When: Launches November 1


Untold Stories: They Never Talked About It

Join The Military Museums during Veterans Week for the exhibition Untold Stories: They Never Talked About It, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Where: The Military Museums

When: November 1-10


Stingray Classical Music Live from the King Eddy

Join the National Music Centre for Stingray Classical Music Live from the King Eddy each Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free for a socially-distanced audience or livestream from home on the National Music Centre's Facebook page.

Where: King Eddy

When: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Harvest High Tea

Make a reservation for the Harvest High Tea in the Sunset Room at D’Arcy Ranch and Golf Club.

Where: D’Arcy Ranch and Golf Club

When: November 1


Field of Crosses

Over 3500 crosses line the Field of Crosses on Memorial Drive. Each cross memorializes an individual soldier from Southern Alberta. The 2020 Field of Crosses Ceremony will be broadcast live on Global Calgary.

Where: Memorial Drive

When: November 1-11


Millarville Christmas Market

The Millarville Christmas Market is a holiday classic with eight days of food trucks, music, reindeer viewing, and seasonal vendors ready for holiday shopping. Pre-purchase tickets to participate in this classic holiday event.

Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society (Millarville)

When: November 5-8 and 12-15


Friday Night at the King Eddy

Get your live music fix with Friday Night at the King Eddy. Alt-rock outfit ROOKS and hip hop artist Lyrique take the stage this November. Admission is free for a limited, physically distanced audience or you can watch the livestream from home.

Where: King Eddy

When: November 6, 13, 20


Visit TELUS Spark Science Centre

All galleries are open at TELUS Spark Science Centre for the perfect November adventure in Calgary. Purchase timed tickets in advance and get creative with science, technology, and engineering.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday


A Christmas Carol

Where: Rosebud Theatre

When: November 6 – December 23


Inglewood Night Market

Where: 9th Avenue SE – South Bank Building

When: November 6, 13, 20, 27


Calgary European Film Festival

The 9th edition of the Calgary European Film Festival goes online for viewings 20+ films from across the European countries you can watch at home. All productions include English subtitles.

Where: Online

When: November 7-15


Canadian Online Jazz Festival

Where: Online

When: November 8-15


Remembrance Day at The Hangar Flight Museum

Where: Online and The Hangar Flight Museum

When: November 11


Remembrance Day Service at The Military Museums

Where: Online

When: November 11


Remembrance Day Event + Christmas Market

Where: Vision Sports Center

When: November 11


Fondue & Full Moon Hikes

Enjoy an outdoor dinner followed by a full moon hike with Fondue & Full Moon Hikes. Nat's Adventure Travels creates custom outdoor experiences with an expert guide.

Where: Various locations

When: Available now


Gift of Giving: Free Admission to Studio Bell

Celebrate the Gift of Giving with Free Admission to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Make a pay-what-you-can donation online or in-person and bring a non-perishable food item for the Calgary Food Bank. Free timed-tickets must be reserved in advance.

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: November 14 - December 31


The Grinchmas Goats of Granary Road

Join The Grinchmas Goats of Granary Road and take a Bah-Humbug Wagon Ride, enjoy the Grinch Tree Workshop, Grinchy Candy Apple Making, Grinch Goat Yoga, and get your Grinchmas Goat Selfies.

Where: Granary Road

When: November 14-15


All Access Week

Say farewell (for now) to classic exhibitions with All Access Week at Glenbow before renovations begin. Admission is FREE when you reserve timed ticketing in advance.

Where: Glenbow

When: November 14-22


Alberta Food Finder

Where: Online

When: Available now


Inglewood Light Up The Night Kick-off

Where: Inglewood

When: November 19


20th Annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Competition

Where: Various

When: November 19-29


Black Owned Market: Virtual Holiday Market

Where: Online

When: November 20-22


Taste of 17th

Where: Various restaurants

When: November 20-29


Fall 2020 Virtual Concerts

Performances from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra are going online with the Fall 2020 Virtual Concerts lineup. Enjoy Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky this month. Tickets are FREE when you request an access code in advance.

Where: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

When: November 21 & 28


Chocolate Fest at Granary Road

Celebrate all things chocolate with Chocolate Fest at Granary Road. Walk the red carpet for a free photo op, live truffle making demonstrations, pop shops, and s'more station. Admission is free.

Where: Granary Road

When: November 21-22


Miracle on 1st Street Pop-up Bar

Where: Proof Cocktail Bar

When: Starting November 24


CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

Where: Globe Cinema

When: November 25 - December 1


Market Nights at Heritage Park

Where: Heritage Town Square

When: November 26 - December 18 


Noel Christmas Light Park & Market

Where: BMO Centre

When: November 26 - January 3, 2021


Foodies in the Park: Frozen Jungle Dome Dining

Dine in luxury with Foodies in the Park: Frozen Jungle Dome Dining. Take a four-course culinary adventure in an exclusive garden dome, escape the winter chill, and take a trip to a tropical garden igloo in the Artisan Gardens of Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Where: Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

When: November 26 - December 30


Sparkle Sparkle

Watch TELUS Spark Science Centre transform with over 270,000 LED lights with Sparkle Sparkle. Walk through a 36-foot tall ice cave, gather around a towering bonfire of lights, and watch shooting stars on the dome theatre.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: November 27 - January 3, 2021


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