Happy Friday eve, party animals. You already know! With the Stampede only a matter of hours away we’ve got no time to waste, so let’s just get into it! From markets to the main event, here are 10 of the very best things to do in Calgary this weekend. It’s going to be a rowdy one!
INDULGE IN A PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Pancake breakfasts are the best – and they’re back! This weekend, get your fill of flapjacks, bacon and eggs at one of the many events happening around the city. Check out the link above for some of the best.
SKATE A RETRO ROLLER RINK
Let the good times roll, Calgary! This weekend, lace into a pair of skates and glide the new retro roller rink at the third annual Block Party in partnership with the art-forward organization, PARK.
Where: 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
CHECK OUT THE SUMMER EVENT SERIES ON 17TH
From stilt walkers and aerialists, drag royalty and local musicians – 17th Avenue has officially kicked off its 2022 summer season. From movies in the park, fitness classes and more there are a ton of fun things to do this week. Check out the link above for their event schedule.
When: Until September 21st
Where: 17 Ave. & 8 St. SW, Calgary
WATCH THE CALGARY STAMPEDE PARADE
What better way to kick off a major event than with a parade! This Friday, in order to celebrate the first day of the Greatest Show On Earth, check out the annual Calgary Stampede Parade – a must-see even featuring floats, performers and crowds of people.
When: Friday, July 8th
Where: See parade route above
Time: 9 am
THEN DUST YOUR BOOTS OFF FOR THE MAIN EVENT
It’s FINALLY here, Calgary! The midway, the food, the music, and the rodeo are back in action and honestly, after two years of wackiness, we could not be more excited. This Friday giddy-up and hit the Stampede grounds in commemoration of the city’s resilient spirit – and our love for rides, deep-fried grub and denim.
When: Friday, July 8th – 17th
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE
FLOAT THE BOW
What’s the best way to cool off this weekend? Well by floating the Bow or the Elbow, of course! Grab your pals, a dingy, and some snacks then hit either of Calgary’s winding rivers. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory springtime adventure.
SHOP THE FARMERS AND MAKERS MARKET
Whether you’re a foodie, love shopping local, or are just looking to get some fresh air – this artisan market will be THE place! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks!
When: Every Saturday
Where: 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
AND THE INGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET
The days are getting longer the nights are getting a little warmer, which can only mean one thing! The Inglewood Night Market is back for another Friday of fun, food and friends. As always this annual after-hours event will feature everything from handmade goods, crafts, vintage clothing, collectables and a ton more – so don’t miss it!
When: Friday, July 8th
Where: 10 Avenue & and 10th Street – 11th Avenue & 11th street
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
HAVE A POOL PARTY AT HOTEL ARTS
This weekend, hit Calgary’s ultimate pool party destinations for sun, fun, and on occasion – live music! Re-opening to the public this summer (without its winterized top), Hotel Arts will be THE place to wind down and catch a nice golden tan.
Where: 119 12 Ave SW Calgary, AB
CHASE SOME WATERFALLS
There’s nothing like a waterfall to stop you dead in your tracks. This weekend, head to the mountains and ogle at some of the most beautiful – not just in the province, but in the entire country! Hit the link above for our favourites.
And there you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Enjoy!
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