Children love to dress up and wear costumes of their favourite princess or superhero. At the Calgary Expo everyone can dress up and the cosplay is amazing! You can attend all 4 days as Spiderman or switch it up and be someone different everyday like Wolverine, Darth Vader, or Groot.
About Calgary Expo
The Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo (Calgary Expo) is an annual all-ages convention for all things pop culture including comics, sci-fi, gaming, anime, horror, fantasy, and more. Since 2006, the event has grown to regularly host more than 90,000 fans and has become the largest event of its kind in Western Canada.
Come find out if you will be star struck by our special celebrity guests. Get your picture taken with these icons by a professional photographer or get an autograph for your collection.
Some of the celebrity guests attending this year are…
William Shatner (Star Trek)
John Cleese (Monty Python)
Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Encino Man, George of the Jungle, and more)
Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, and Billy Boyd (“The Hobbits” of The Lord of the Rings trilogy)
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman, and Brian O’Halloran (Cast of Clerks)
Pow Parade of Wonders
presented by Downtown Calgary & Calgary Expo
This is a free event happening Friday, April 22nd at 10:30 am, on Stephen Avenue. A celebration of fandom where everyone is welcome to come in costume and walk with special guests downtown to kick off the Calgary Expo. If you’re not interested in walking all that way, be sure you come and watch the fun. Past parades have featured more than 6,000 cosplayers and attracted 17,500+ spectators.
For more information and to sign up, cosplayers and interested
groups are encouraged to visit https://fanexpohq.com/calgaryexpo/parade/
New to Calgary Expo 2022, The Family Zone. Come and explore the little village inspired by Animal Crossing. Try some of the hands-on activities like slime making. Lastly you will not want to miss this one, make your own Mario level!
These 2 shows require separate tickets to attend.
THE HOBBITS: UNEXPECTED REUNION *THE JOURNEY CONTINUES*
Saturday, April 23, 7:30 PM
Prepare for an unforgettable evening with everyone’s favourite Hobbit foursome. Attendees will join “Pippin Took” (Billy Boyd), “Merry Brandybuck” (Dominic Monaghan), “Samwise Gamgee” (Sean Astin), and “Frodo Baggins” (Elijah Wood) as they reunite onstage for an evening of stories, questions, memories, and laughs. No Orcs allowed. General admission tickets start at $25* with special packages available that include photos with the cast.
THE JAY & SILENT BOB SHOW LIVE!
Friday, April 22, 8:30 PM,
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, on stage as their most beloved characters “Silent Bob” and “Jay”, for a one-night-only comedy spectacular – too good to miss! Priority and general admission seating for the “Jay and Silent Bob Show” are available now starting at $29, along with special packages that include VIP seating, photo ops with the guys in character, and autographs.
There is so much more offered at the Calgary Expo. Something for everyone, shopping, art, workshops and more. Check out calgaryexpo.com for more details on everything that is happening in these 4 days.
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets in advance as you can save money on your single day tickets until April 6. Tickets are offered as a single day, 4-day pass, or a premium package.
Calgary Expo also has a Free Children’s Coupon for ages 6-12 (5 and under are already free). You must print the coupon and present it at the show. Please note these coupons are not valid for Saturday.
Modern Mama Calgary is thrilled to be giving away Two (2) Single Day Family Passes to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. (each pass is valid for 2 adults and up to 4 children aged 6-12), valued at $268.
April 21st – 24th, 2022
Thursday April 21, 4pm – 9pm
Friday, April 22, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday, April 9, 10am – 7pm
Sunday, April 10, 10am – 5pm
Contest closes April 12th, 2022 at 11:59pm Winners will be posted on the widget above. The winners will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond. If they do not respond in the 24 hour period a new winner will be chosen. This contest is in no way sponsored/endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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