Exciting Labour Day Activities In and Around Calgary

Posted by on Friday, August 29th, 2014 at 9:01pm.

It's the beginning of Labour Day weekend and a lot of people are planning on heading out of town. If you're going to be staying in Calgary, however, for the weekend, here are some of the fun and exciting activities that will be taking place during the next few days.

Labour Day Parade in Cochrane

Cochrane is holding its annual Labour Day parade on Monday. The route starts on River Avenue at 10:30 AM.

Milky Way Nights

Drop into the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory  on August 28th, 29th and 30th from 10 PM to 2 AM to observe the night sky along with research scientists. Hopefully the nights will be clear and if they are you'll be able to view amazing global clusters, planetary nebulae and galaxies. Astronomers will be available to answer any of the questions you may have.

Corn Fest

On Saturday you can attend the Sweet Summer Corn Fest and take part in the celebrations. If you're a corn lover you won't want to miss this one!

Chili fest

If you want to make your way out of the city but have limited time, you might want to consider going to Okotoks for its Chili Fest and Cook Off. It's taking place at Olde Town Okotoks from 10 AM until 3 PM with chili tasting taking place from 11 AM until 1 PM. It only costs $5 for the extreme tasting tickets!

Barbecue on the Bow

End this summer on a high note with the oldest barbecue Festival in Canada. There will be entertainment supplied at this event and it all takes place at the Eau Claire Festival Market. It's free to attend and family-friendly.

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