Hiya, friends, happy Sunday! After a cooler weekend, Calgary’s weather is heating right back up this week, and with it comes plenty of great things to do in and around the city. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Calgary this week.
SNAP A PIC OR TWO AT THE BOWDEN SUNMAZE
There’s a really good chance you’ve seen photos of the Bowden Sunmaze, and with good reason – there really is no other place like it so why not check it out this summer! This month, when they’re in full bloom, wander the beautiful Sunflower fields of Nanton and snap a few pics in celebration of the warmer season!
When: Tuesday, August 10th (subject to change)
Where: 34530 RR#14 Red Deer County, Alberta
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
TAKE A YOGA CLASS AT THE VAN GOGH EXHIBIT
After being rescheduled no thanks to COVID, the Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit has finally opened in Calgary and you won’t want to miss it! This week, immerse yourselves into the wonderfully colourful world of a mad genius AND take a yoga class. Guided by his own dreams, thoughts, and words, experience the world of the troubled artist as if it were the first time while you recenter yourself and wind all the way down.
When: Thursday, August 12
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: 8:30 pm
GO FOR A SCENIC RUN
From beautifully landscaped gardens for lounging in to open fields where you can work up a sweat, YYC has got you covered when it comes to outdoor activities. 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 one too many laps around your own block, check out the link above for 10 of the best places to go for a run in Calgary!
GET A HOLE IN ONE AT CALGARY’S BOOZY MINI-GOLF POP-UP
Grey Goose and mini-golf? Sounds like a great time to us! This week, grab a polo, a visor, and your lucky putter then hit Fort Calgary for an incredible afternoon brought to us by the folks being the iconic vodka. Check out the link above to get your tickets now!
When: Wednesday, August 11th – 22nd
Where: 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
SHOP THE INGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET
The days are getting longer the nights are getting a little warmer, which can only mean one thing! Calgary, get ready because the Inglewood Night Market is back in action this week. As always this annual after-hours event will feature everything from handmade goods, crafts, vintage clothing, collectables and a ton more – so you won’t want to miss it!
When: Friday, August 13th
Where: 10 Avenue & and 10th Street – 11th Avenue & 11th street
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
OR WANDER THE WEST DISTRICT NIGHT MARKET
Another one! 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 12, 19, 26th
Where: 816 78th St SW, Calgary
Time: 4 pm to 8 pm
CATCH THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER
Whether you put your feet on the dash and point your peepers through the sunroof or really commit to an evening with snacks and a picnic blanket, stargazing is a fail-safe date idea and an original way to chill with your friends. This week, check out one of the many dark sky reserves in and around the city and take in the year’s most magical meteor shower.
When: Until August 24th – Peak on August 12th
Time: After sunset
HIT ONE OF CALGARY’S OUTDOOR POOLS
With temperatures well into the 20s, city-slickers are going to need somewhere to cool off and we just don’t think we’re all going to fit comfortably into the Bow. This week, why not check out one of the many spray parks, outdoor or wading outdoor pools throughout Calgary and beat that blasted heat!
SUPPORT LOCAL AND LIVE THEATRE
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
ATTEND THE MAGICAL BANFF GONDOLA SUNSET FESTIVAL
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
Well, there you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this week! It’s going to be a hot one – so please, remember to be safe, wear your sunscreen and stay hydrated!
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