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From a high-flying circus to the creepies and the crawlies, there are loads of great events in Calgary! If you’re looking for the best weekend events for your family, Family Fun Calgary has the inside scoop. We’re picking our favourites to help you plan some fun this weekend, and make the most of your moments. Plus, we’re on the home stretch to summer vacation, so get your summer plans sorted out with help from our Summer Camp Guide.

As always, we do our best to keep our weekend guide up-to-date with family-friendly events and a variety of ideas that are always current in Calgary. Keep reading for the weekend guide for May 26 – 28.

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1. Royal Canadian International Circus

Run away to the circus this weekend and start your summer with an amazing show! The Royal Canadian International Circus is affordable and exhilarating family entertainment for a memorable night in a safe environment. Treat your family … but be sure to use the code familyfuncalgary to get TWO tickets for the price of one.

2. Arts Commons Presents Leonardo 

Arts Commons Presents is proud to bring you Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster, adapted from one of Mo Willems’ books and told through imaginative puppetry and shadow theatre. The show plays all weekend.

3. Storybook Theatre

Disney’s Newsies is playing at the Storybook Theatre and it’s a wonderful, uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will enjoy.

4. Calgary Roller Skate

There’s a pop-up roller skating night with Calgary Roller Skate this Saturday.

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5. Cineplex Family Favourites

Take the kids to a movie, but keep a little more money in your pocket with Cineplex Family Favourites on Saturday. Tickets are only $2.99 (prices subject to fees and change) and this week they’re playing Katak the Brave Beluga.

6. Calgary Reptile Expo

The Calgary Reptile Expo is slithering to Calgary this weekend, with a variety of vendors and displays, all dedicated to the love of reptiles

7. Garage Sales on Parade

This is a BIG weekend for community garage sales. Find one near you with help from our guide.

8. Seasonal Farmers Markets

The seasonal farmers markets are beginning to pop up, helping you make the most of the season.

9. Bike Parks and Pump Tracks

Hoping to get outside and ride? Check out our Bike Parks and Pump Tracks Guide!

But Wait . . . There’s More!

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Want more ideas? Looking for great ideas on extra-curricular activities? You can find loads of ideas in our Calgary Classes for Kids GuideThen, look at What’s Happening in May. If you’re looking ahead to summer, our Summer Camp Guide is now LIVE!

For a complete listing of all the best events around Calgary, click on our Calendar and stay tuned to all the best local family events through our Facebook and Instagram.

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Royal Canadian Circus (Family Fun Calgary)

It’s time to have fun, be entertained, and make some memories with our families, don’t you agree?! There’s nothing quite like the glamour, amazement, and magic of a traditional circus to engage all our senses and bring us a night we’ll never forget. With the smell of popcorn, the dazzling lights, and the high-energy music, the whole family will be entranced when the Royal Canadian International Circus 2023!, under the European Big Top, comes to Calgary this spring! They will be performing for 17 amazing shows from May 26 – June 4, 2023, and the spectacle will be taking place just a short drive from the city at CrossIron Mills!

(And make sure you use the discount code ‘familyfuncalgary’ to get 2-for-1 tickets!)

This year’s circus will be better than ever. It’s jam-packed with explosive live entertainment featuring acts that will mesmerize, amaze, and astound you! The show includes Daredevil extraordinaire, Joseph Dominik Bauer of Switzerland on the Wheel of Destiny, thrilling Aerialists and flying Trapeze Artists, and the astounding African Bone Breakers Contortionists as seen on America’s Got Talent! Plus, you’ll see the Globe of Death extreme motorcyclist zooming around in a steel cage at 80mph, award-winning Juggler Nilson Escobar, the Dominguez Duo Crossbow Thrill Act, the Guerrero High Wire Troupe, the TZ Ladies of the Air, and more!

It will be a show to amaze and remember!

(There will be no exotic animals performing in the show; all the thrilling acts are performed by incredibly talented human beings.)

Start your summer with this delightful show and run away to the circus! Quite simply, it’s affordable and exhilarating family entertainment for a memorable night in a safe environment. Treat your family this spring!

BOGO Discount Code:

Want to see the circus AND save some money? Family Fun Calgary readers can get 2 tickets for the price of one, using the code familyfuncalgary. You’ll save so much money, can you really afford not to go?! Get tickets here.