Some people just love fall. I sometimes get the September blues. But the weather is still usually warm, although you feel the crispness in the morning air. The landscape is beautiful for the brief moment that the colour stays on the trees and the kids are back at school, and hopefully, excited and ready for a brand-new year. Find a day to slow down and enjoy the moment, because you know it goes way too fast. We’ve rounded up some great September events in Calgary for your family.

All aboard for Railway Days at Heritage Park! From September 3 – 4, 2022, enjoy all the fun you’ve come to expect from Heritage Park, plus a wide variety of unique activities that will fascinate rail enthusiasts. Trains take centre stage for two days of demonstrations, hands-on activities, and exciting exhibits.

The Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo runs over the Labour Day weekend, from September 4 – 6, 2021. Don’t miss the parade on Labour Day Monday!

Every Saturday this September, you can enjoy lunch and a show with Jubilations Junior! They are presenting A Birthday Toy’s Story for a wonderful family time out, filled with good food and laughter.

Halloweekends at Calaway Park kicks off on September 10, 2022, and runs every Saturday and Sunday (and Thanksgiving Monday) until October 10, 2022. Get some extra fun out of that Halloween costume and enjoy the new scenes and activities at the park.

Alberta Culture Days takes place all month long, with a wide variety of interactive activities throughout the province, many of which are free.

Head to Marlborough Mall on September 17, 2022, for a day of celebration! In honour of their 50th anniversary, the mall is throwing a party filled with free family fun, and you’re invited.

From September 24 – 25, 2022, the Calgary Reptile Expo is back. They are at the Absolute Baseball Academy and Fitness Centre and you can explore a variety of vendors and displays, all dedicated to the love of reptiles.

If you didn’t have a chance to check out the MOX – Museum of Failure this summer, they have extended the dates through September 30, 2022. This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more.

It’s time for pumpkin farms and corn mazes, and the Calgary Farmyard Corn Maze begins Harvest Lights on September 16, 2022, with Pumpkin Lovin’ Fall Days starting on September 23, 2022. Both events will run until Halloween weekend.

The Calgary Fall Home Show kicks off on September 30, 2022, to help you be inspired and excited about your home. (And just in time for the colder weather to keep us housebound.) You’ll find expert advice at every turn here.


There are lots of other events happening during the month of September. Calgary is a great place for families to enjoy activities together. Be sure to check out our calendar to find more family fun. You can also submit your family-friendly event to us; just fill out our event submission form. Don’t forget to check out the contests we will be running and take a look at our Fall Classes for Kids Guide. Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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