From the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival to Pandalicious, here’s what’s up this week in YYC.
1. Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival
September 26th – September 30th at Various Times
High River, AB
Take a drive to High River to check out the annual Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival. During this five-day spectacle, hot air balloons from around Canada will gather for some fun and competition. Make sure you check out their highlight event, the Balloon Glow on September 29th. Pilots will light up their balloons all at once to illuminate the night sky. You’ll also get the chance to walk inside a hot air balloon to see how it operates while feasting on some tasty eats from the food vendors available.
2. Oktoberfest 2018
September 27th from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cravings Market Restaurant, 7207 Fairmount Dr SE
You’re invited to a Bavarian feast at Cravings Market Restaurant. Celebrate German heritage with authentic dishes paired with refreshing pints of beer in this tantalizing four-course dinner. Dishes include bratwurst and beer broth soup, pork Kassler with sauerkraut and mashed potatoe, veal schnitzel with spÄtzleand mashed potatoes and apple strudel crème brûlée.
3. Flashlight Nights
September 28th from 4:30pm-9pm
Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm, 284022 Township Rd 244, Rocky View No. 44
Grab your date and bring them to the Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm for a ‘corn’fusing adventure around the maze. Try to navigate the 500,000 square foot maze at night using only your flashlight. Other activities include zip lines, a petting farm, tractor pulled rides, mini golf, giant slides and more. You won’t want to miss it.
4. A Taste of Autumn
September 28th from 630pm-930pm
Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, 12501 14 St SW
Celebrate the arrival of the Autumn season. This Friday, head over to Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club where you’ll sip on wine and beer samples from local producers, bid on amazing silent auction items and show your support for Fish Creek Provincial Park. Harry Sanders, Calgarian based Historian and Historical Consultant will be the Keynote Speaker of the evening.
Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Dr NE
Go visit the adorable pandas and grab some panda ice cream from Fiasco Gelato, delloR Ice Cream and UTCA Chimney Cakes. No judgement if you try all three. Snap a picture of your ice cream, post it to social and tag us (@datenightyyc), the Calgary Zoo (@thecalgaryzoo) and all three ice cream companies (@fiascogelato, @delloricecream and @utcachimneycakes) for your chance to win more delicious treats. Be sure to use the hashtag #pandaliciousyyc.