Calgary Zoo - ZOOLIGHTS.
Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Takes place November 19 to January 2 (excluding November 23, 28 & 30 and December 3, 25 & 31). ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for its 25th year! This year's ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new themed areas and activities including a 25th anniversary Memory Lane, the Nutcracker in the ENMAX Conservatory, and an all-new “Tunnel of Light,” a tribute to Canada’s wetland, a holiday Zoo Market, and a very special “Dinos at Night” experience like you have never seen before! Of course, the Zoo is bringing back all the classic activities everyone has come to love like the Skating Rink, Fire pits, and Rival Axe Throwing.
ZOOLIGHTS comes to life at night with twinkling lights at every turn, including over 200 light figurines, along with interactive and choreographed light displays. The lights are turned on at 5pm nightly and run until 9pm. It takes approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours to experience all that ZOOLIGHTS has to offer - but you are able to stay for as little or as long as you like!
|Location:||Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE|
|Category:||Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out|
Museum of Failure.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
The worldwide touring exhibit, The Museum of Failure (MOX), is coming to Canada for the very FIRST time! MOX will be popping up in Calgary at Southcentre Mall this summer. This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more.
From the Segway to Google Glass, some of the world's most prominent companies have produced their fair share of flops. But as the old saying goes, failure is the best teacher!
- All-ages event, bring your friends and family!
- July 1 - August 31 event dates and time slots available. End date is subject to change.
- The MOX exhibit is located at Southcentre Mall on the Southeast end of the building, between Decathlon and Craft Beer Market. Free parking upon arrival. Exterior access only.
- Bring your purchased MOX ticket to Milestones Southcentre for one free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée!
Barley & Smoke - Grillin' for a Cure.
> Saturday Aug 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What’s better than tantalizing ribs and barbecue sauce or a flavour-bursting fresh hand-held or juicy, skewered meat? Pair it with samplings from a truly vast selection of local craft beers and ciders, then throw in sunshine and fun-packed entertainment, and you have the makings of a perfect summer day.
?This is the one and only ‘Barley & Smoke: Grillin’ for a Cure’ a fundraiser for children with cancer that draws together Calgary’s top chefs and brew masters to create the taste event of the year!
Elbow River Pathway & MacDonald Ave SE|
|Category:||Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out|
Locked Zoo: Living Large (Adults Only 18+).
> Saturday Sep 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you ready to save the larger-than-life species and the ecosystems they live in from extinction? Locked Zoo: Living Large is a 2-hour, zoo-wide escape game that challenges you to explore the zoo after hours, solve an elaborate series of puzzles, and learn about wildlife conservation.
This outdoor escape game will have you using your wits?and getting your steps in, while solving challenging puzzles with a team of clever friends. Your team will explore select areas of the zoo to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and save the day! There's plenty of animals to see along the way, beverages (including adult ones!) will be available for purchase,?and you can?pre-order a delicious dinner box. The challenge will not be timed. Proceed at your leisure! You’ll be able to enjoy the zoo until dusk at 8:00 p.m.
Reconnect – Discover Today’s Square Dancing.
> Saturday Sep 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Square dancing is just walking to music!
Come to an Introductory Dance Party Saturday, September 17th at McDougall United Church - 8516 Athabasca St SE, Calgary - 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Free admission. No partner necessary. Experienced caller will introduce you to the basic steps of Today’s Square Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes.
Calgary & District Square & Round Dancers Association
> Saturday Sep 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for our first ever ZooLaLa! Experience a luxurious night out - at the wildest place in the city - to celebrate the important conservation work that the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo carries out locally and globally. At ZooLaLa, every guest is a VIP and will get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes workings of the zoo plus live entertainment, food samplings, and libations! This is an 18+ event and everyone will be ID’d at the gate. During this premier night out, the zoo’s familiar landscape will be transformed by the sounds of live music and the scents of delicious cuisine. Expect your usual favorite dinner-by-the-bite samples, creative cocktails and live entertainment while wandering through the zoo. This event will also host a Zoonique online auction beginning in August and closing during the ZooLaLa event. The auction is accessible to everyone online and all guests at the event. Proceeds from the Zoonique online auction will go directly to the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo's - Whooping Crane Recovery Program. We encourage you to wear your ‘zoo chic’ attire!