Things to do in Calgary April 23rd to April 29th

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

Date: April 25th – April 29th, 2019
Time:
Thurday – 4:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Friday – 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Cost: Starting at $15
Location: Stampede Park

It’s that cosplayin’, fan-girlin’, nerdiest time of year! The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is hitting Calgary and bringing all sorts of stars with it! Everyone from the entire Back to the Future Crew, Wednesday Adams herself, Christina Ricci and many many more celebrities, superheroes, and legends roaming the streets and Stampede Park this week! The @calgaryexpo runs April 25-29 this year and if you’ve been putting off buying your tickets, you should probably do that now to avoid the lineups. You can grab your tickets starting at $15 and up through the link in the @calgaryexpo bio and then get ready to get your geek on!

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Calgary Pet Expo

Date: April 27th – April 28th, 2019
Time:
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 at the door / kids under 12 free
Location: Spruce Meadows18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

The Calgary Pet Expo is back for two fun-filled days all about your furry, or not so furry, friends! Whether you are all about your dog, a feline friend, or excited about exotics, head down to Spruce Meadows April 27-28 for this family fun weekend. Enjoy the many entertainment features including the exciting agility and flyball demos, pony rides, face painting, and Petting Zoo. Not enough of a draw for you? There will be Doxie races on both days! Adorable dachshunds will race as fast as their tiny little legs will take them for a taste of glory. Have a question about your furbaby? There will even be a free “ask a trainer” booth! Check out calgarypetexpo.com or find them on facebook for all the info on vendors, and event times and then head out with your friends or fam to the expo, just leave your pets at home for this one!

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Parade of Wonders

Date: April 26th, 2019
Seatings: 10:30 a.m. 
Cost: Free
Location: Stephen Avenue From 8th St. to Olympic Plaza

The POW is going down on Friday, the question is, are you planning on being there?  The Parade of Wonders is a cosplay parade celebrating pop culture and creativity in Calgary’s downtown, and the official kick off the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo! It’s free to participate, but there is a catch… to walk in the parade you MUST be decked out in cosplay. POW! takes place on April 26 on Stephen Avenue, from 8th Street to Olympic Plaza. Over 2,000 cosplayers are expected to take part alongside Calgary Expo special guests for over 15,000 spectators. If you are planning on walking, pre-registration is a smart choice, which you can do on the @calgaryexpo website. If you don’t have the right outfit, have no fear! Watching the parade is almost as good as being in it, so take your lunch break early, grab your work wife or husband and enjoy the show!

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