Some people just love fall. Personally, I get the September blues. Anyone else? But the weather is still usually warm, although you feel the crispness in the air most mornings. The landscape is beautiful for the brief moment that the colour stays on the trees and the kids are back at school, 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 fun family events for you this September.

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!

It’s finally time for the ‘Limited Edition’ Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, from September 10 – 12, 2021. It’s a 3-day celebration of all things pop culture, after nearly two years apart. Come together with your fellow fans to geek out over comics, sci-fi, anime, gaming, cosplay and more.

Halloweekends at Calaway Park kicks off on September 11, 2021, and runs every Saturday and Sunday (and Thanksgiving Monday) until October 11, 2021. Get some extra fun out of that Halloween costume and enjoy the new scenes and activities at the park.

September 11 – 12, 2021, brings the Calgary Produce Marketing Association Harvest Sale at Heritage Park. Spend some time in Heritage Park’s Historical Village and stop by to stock up on some fresh fruits and vegetables, offered at prices reminiscent of days past! Seriously, bring a wagon, because it’s so great.

From September 18 – 19, 2021, the Calgary Reptile Expo is back. They are in a new location this year (the Absolute Baseball Academy and Fitness Centre) and you can explore a variety of vendors and displays, all dedicated to the love of reptiles.

It’s the time for pumpkin farms and corn mazes, and the Calgary Farmyard Corn Maze begins Harvest Lights on September 17, 2021, with Pumpkin Days starting on September 25, 2021. Both events will run until Halloween.

Fall is a great time for apples, so come check out the Kiwanis Apple Festival on September 25 – 26, 2021, at Kamp Kiwanis. Celebrate the arrival of Autumn with a day of apple-themed family fun at the annual Kiwanis Apple Festival.

Have you heard about Time Island? This immersive, interactive experience is a two-day live-action, costume festival that celebrates history, literature, theatre, fantasy, and pop culture. It is held on the beautiful, forested grounds of the Millarville Racetrack from September 25 – 26, 2021.

The Calgary Fall Home Show kicks off on September 30, 2021, to help you be inspired and excited about your home. (And just in time for the colder weather to keep us house-bound.) 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 new contests we will be running! Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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