Happy Sunday and welcome to another 7-days of mayhem. From fireworks and cocktails, Markets and even a stunning sunset festival, there’s a whole lot to keep you busy and having fun despite having to work your way through it. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week!
We’re getting down to the wire, friends! The city’s most explosive festival officially is back and just like the years before it, Calgarians will be able to cuddle up close in Elliston Park under a sky illuminated by stars and fireworks, but if you’re interested, don’t hesitate! You’ve only got a few more days left to enjoy it.
When: Tuesday, August 24th, 26th, and 28th
Where: 1827 68 St SE, Calgary, AB
Until September 3rd, Wild Rose Country’s best taverns and brewhouses, distilleries, cafes and cocktail bars will all be serving an array of unique and colourful offerings in celebration of Calgary’s Pride month – check out the link above for all participating spots!
When: Until September 3rd
Where: See above
A Calgary Classic! Shakespeare by the Bow is back again for a summer of tragic, comedic, and dramatic stories written by a literary genius – however, unlike year’s past, 2021’s event will take place all over the city. For more information check out the schedule above!
When: All August long
Where: See locations above
Time: See times above
Shop until you drop, YYC! Every Thursday this month, those who have a passion for supporting local… or just shopping, are encouraged to check out the West District Night Market who will be showcasing over 30 incredibly talented local vendors. Interested? For more information check out their Instagram here!
When: Thursday, August 26th
Where: 816 78th St SW, Calgary
Time: 4 pm to 8 pm
Strawberries, raspberries, and saskatoons? This week when the berries really begin to ripen, head to one of the many u-pick fields in and around Calgary and come home with a bucket full of fruit and a head full of memories. Could there be a sweeter way to spend a day? Need some ideas, just click that link above to find our picks!
Music, sunsets, beer, and BBQ? Until September 9th, you’ll find all of this and more 7,400 ft up the side of Sulphur Mountain during the Banff Gondola Annual Sunset Festival. Do not miss this one, Calgary – it’s going to be something else.
When: Now until September 9th
Where: 513 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B4
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
From humble beginnings to thousands of spectators and supporters, Calgary’s Pride Festival is easily one of the most vibrant occasions of the entire year and 2021 will be no different. From a virtual parade to speakers, check out the link above to see everything happening in and around Calgary in celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
When: Friday, August 27th – September 6th
From beautifully landscaped gardens for lounging, picnicking, and reading in; to open fields where you can work up a sweat, YYC has got you! One of the most popular ways to get out and about in the city? Running! So – if you’re like us and feel like you’ve taken too many laps around the block check out the link above for 10 of the best places to go for a run in Calgary!
There’s a really good chance you’ve seen photos of one of Alberta’s stunning sunflower fields – but goodness, are they something else in person! This week, toss on your cutest outfit and wander the beautiful Sunflower fields of Bowden in celebration of the warmer season! It’s truly magical
Known to the locals as THE place you go when you’ve got the meats, The Sunny Spot has an eatery with incredible burgers, an adorable garden market, and is also home to an impressive cornfield where Albertan’s can exercise their sense of directions. Think you’ve got what it takes to get from point A to point B? Check it out this week!
When: Wednesdays – Mondays all summer long
Where: 5225 Highway 10 East Drumheller, AB
Whew, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you check out first?