Experience the Best of May: Concerts, Beer Festivals, Basketball, and More in Calgary!

May is upon us, and you know what that means—it’s time to dive headfirst into the exciting events happening right here in our city. This month, Calgary is buzzing with activity, from exciting concerts to mouthwatering festivals and heart-pounding sporting showdowns. Join us as we explore some of the can’t-miss happenings that are sure to make May in Calgary unforgettable.

Concerts in Calgary: Cody Johnson – The Leather Tour

Known for his hit LPs including “Ain’t Nothin’ To It” and “Human: The Double Album,” Cody Johnson is poised to grace the stage of the Saddledome on May 2nd with a performance that promises to be nothing short of sensational.

Joining him for this unforgettable evening are talented opening acts Jade Eagleson and Jake Worthington, each bringing their unique flair to the stage. Together, they’ll deliver an electrifying lineup of country hits, ensuring a night filled with incredible music and unforgettable memories. Grab your tickets here!

Calgary International Beer Festival

Get ready for the ultimate beer-lovers paradise! Canada’s largest beer festival is from May 3rd to the 4th. With over 700+ different types of beer from 200+ vendors, there’s something for every palate to explore and enjoy. Whether you’re a seasoned beer aficionado or just looking to discover your new favorite brew, Beerfest promises an unforgettable experience.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! As the day transitions into night, Beerfest keeps the party going with an epic afterparty. Dance the night away to electrifying performances by talented artists like Whitelight, Glass Petals, and Felix Cartal. Grab your tickets here!


Indulge in the quintessential Canadian experience by savoring the classic Caesar cocktail right in its hometown! From the 18th to the 19th enjoy an unforgettable celebration of this beloved beverage. With over 40 tantalizing varieties of Caesars to sample, paired with delectable dishes and a selection of craft beer, it’s a culinary journey you won’t want to miss.

Located at the iconic Big Four within Stampede Park, this two-day event promises an immersive experience in Canadian culture and cuisine. Day passes are available for $25, while weekend passes offer access to both days of festivities for just $45. Don’t hesitate—secure your tickets now.

Calgary Surge Basketball  

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated home opener of the Calgary Surges as they face off against the Edmonton Stingers. Cheer on your favorite team,  at the Scotiabank Saddledome on May 21st at 9 PM. Enjoy the energy of the crowd, and experience the thrill of live sports.

Secure your tickets now to ensure your spot in the stands for this epic showdown. Whether you’re a die-hard basketball fan or simply looking for a fun night out, this game promises to deliver excitement and entertainment for all. Don’t wait—grab your tickets here!

Royal Canadian International Circus Calgary  

Embark on a magical journey with your family from May 24th to June 2nd and immerse yourselves in the wonder and awe of the Royal Canadian International Circus! Prepare to be spellbound by the breathtaking performances, from thrilling motorcycle cage riding to mesmerizing high-wire walking, and be amazed by the incredible roller skaters from America’s Got Talent.

Step into the enchanting world of the circus and experience the excitement under the iconic circus tent, located at CrossIron Mills. Don’t miss your chance to witness the spectacle firsthand—secure your tickets now and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable day filled with entertainment, laughter, and sweet treats for the whole family!

As May unfolds in Calgary, there’s no shortage of ways to embrace the spirit of our vibrant city and create lasting memories. Whether you’re soaking in the melodies of a live concert, indulging in the flavours of a culinary/drink festival, or cheering on our local sports teams, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this May. 

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