It’s bittersweet, but the time has come. Today we say “see you later” to the 2021 Stampede, but – that just means that we have more time in our schedules to do other great things in and around the city. The city is still hoppin’, friends! Not sure what to do now? From food festivals to music festivals, here are just 10 things that you check out this week in Calgary!
This summer has been the hottest on record, but we’re not even halfway through it. There’s still plenty of fun to be had in the sun and plenty more days where it’s safer to hide away from it. Prefer to soak up every last ray this season? Do so this week, at one of Alberta’s best waterparks! Check out the link above for our favourites!
Music, sunsets, beer and BBQ? This week, 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
Summer is in full swing, Calgary! This week treat yourself during new community-positive event meant to showcase local businesses and celebrate seasonal grub, clothing, and more. From the folks who put on the city’s massive Hot Chocolate Fest comes another amazing way to raise money for Meals on Wheels – the 2021 Summer Cool-er!
When: Until Tuesday, August 31st
Despite being in-between normals right now, the Calgary Folk Music Festival is back with a new, more COVID-safe concept! This week, take a seat on the grass with a basket of snacks and enjoy a day of Summer Serenades, featuring local and national artists. Get your tickets at the link above!
When: Tuesday, July 22nd – 28th
Where: 698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary
We think it’s safe to say that after the year we’ve had, your Instagram could use a little ‘spice’. Luckily, Calgary’s CORE Shopping Mall has come to your aid, opening their brand new ‘Gram Garden’, an interactive display where shoppers can snap a picture or two in a series of season-perfect photo booths. This week check it out and enter to win a $500 gift card!
When: Summer Theme – until August 15th | Pride Party Theme – August 16th to September 7th
Where: 324 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Whether you’re a fan of unique cocktails, are the meat and potatoes type, or love trying new eats, Calgary’s Taste of Calgary is THE even to check out this week! From specials and discounts to enhanced service and temporary menu items, restos new and old will feature incredible eats, one-of-a-kind sips and amazing deals – all of their choice. Don’t miss it, folks!
When: Friday, July 16th – 25th
Where: See restaurants above
It’s going to be a long hot summer! This week, grab your pals, a dingy, and some snacks then hit Calgary’s winding river. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory YYC adventure.
Don’t feel like driving out of the city? With temperatures well into the 20s, you guys are still 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 consider checking out one of the many spray parks, outdoor or wading outdoor pools throughout Calgary!
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 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!
This week, escape reality with a trip to VMersion, a brand new virtual arcade in Deerfoot Meadows with food, games, drinks and simulators. Call up your pals, stretch those joystickin’ wrists and go head to head. Good luck!
Where: 1221 -73 Avenue SW, Calgary AB
There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this week! Enjoy yourselves out there!