Labour Day Weekend Events in Calgary

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Published Aug 17, 2017

The top Labour Day weekend events in Calgary for your family! There's some great festivals, parades, and more to end your summer with a BANG!

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Labour Day is near, marking the end of the summer and a new start to a school year! Be sure to soak up as much summer fun as you can. If you're not heading away for a campout, there's great festivities happening around the city to send off the summer.

Top 5 Labour Day weekend events in Calgary for kids & families in 2017


2017 Calgary Highland Games

Whether you're a Scot or not, the Highland Games are tons of fun for the entire family! With competitors coming from around the world, you'll get a taste of Scotland culture. Watch the heavy event competitions, highland dancers, bag pipers, and more family-friendly festivities. A unique event that you won't want to miss.
Saturday, September 2, 9am start.
Springbank Park for All Seasons
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25th Annual BBQ On the Bow BBQ Competition & Outdoor Festival

It's the 25nd annual BBQ on the Bow Festival! This is Canada's oldest BBQ festival and features plenty of entertainment. The event features something for everyone with Food Trucks, a Marketplace, Kids Zone, Live Music, and of course, the BBQ Competition.

Saturday & Sunday, September 2-3
Montgomery Community Association/Shouldice Park


Pride Parade Calgary

A free spectacular parade for all families! The Pride Parade features over 150 entries from different community groups in one of the year's most colourful celebrations, as the feature event of the Calgary Pride Festival.

Sunday September 3, Noon-1:30pm
Downtown Calgary
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49th Annual Cochrane Labour Day Parade

This years Cochrane Labour Day Parade features the Band of the Corporal Royal Engineers as the special guests. The Parade Marshall will be the Cochrane RCMP detachment, with First Nations Chiefs as honorary Marshalls.

Monday September 4, 10:30am start
Route from River Ave- 1st Street- 5th Ave- Railway St- Centre Ave- Griffin Rd- Back to River Ave
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Bass Pro Shops Backyard BBQ Festival

There will be plenty of family fun to be had at the  Bass Pro Shops Backyard BBQ Festival, with hot dogs, face painting, crafts, Duck Pond activities, and much more. For the grownups, free seminars and product demos are available while the kids are having fun.

Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Bass Pro Shops
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Are you Calgarians ready for back to school?

We will be listing tons of great after school classes & activities to consider for your child! Head to our Camps & Classes section to discover new local classes.

ChatterBlock also has an up-to-date event listing for every day of the year. Check out our Events Listings to keep in the know.


Written by James DeGreef

Once a "Clueless Dad", now on his way to becoming a "Super Dad", James DeGreef is a father of two, husband of one, the CEO and co-founder of ChatterBlock.com, and a lover of reading, skiing, and teaching his daughter Annika how to play the drums. 


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