Before those Sunday scaries really kick in, we thought we’d give you guys a whole lot to look forward to in the coming days – so let’s get into it. From music to food festivals, outdoor activities and more here are 10 of the best to do in Calgary this week!
ENJOY A SUMMER OF SERENADES IN PRINCE’S ISLAND PARK
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: Until Wednesday, July 28th
Where: 698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary
ATTEND THE MAGICAL BANFF GONDOLA SUNSET FESTIVAL
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
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!
CHECK OUT CALGARY’S SUMMER COOL-ER
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
GET YOUR ADRENALINE PUMPING AT CALAWAY PARK
Looking to do something a little more fast-paced this summer? Adrenaline junkies prepare yourselves because Calaway Park is officially open for the season. Mask up and head out for a full day of sun, fun and of course, cheap and delicious carnival food in a more controlled environment.
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
CELEBRATE THE UPCOMING WEEKEND WITH A BAR CRAWL
So you want to go out, but can’t decide where? This Friday, instead of having to confront your commitment issues, why not hit more than one of 17th Avenue’s best pubs, bars, and dives? We hope you wore a comfortable pair of shoes, Calgary because above you’ll find your ultimate 17th Avenue bar crawl checklist!
FLOAT THE BOW
It’s going to be a long hot summer, Calgary! This month, 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.
TAKE A SELF GUIDED TOUR OF YYC’S BEST ICE CREAM SHOPS
Tis’ the season for frozen treats and waffle cones, but where to go? You could just go to your local convenience or grocery store and just buy a litre of vanilla… or you could go to one of the cities top-notch shops. Really crush that craving, and melt with the spirit of the season by checking out one of the 10 best ice cream shops in Calgary, which you can find in the link above!
EXPLORE THE VAN GOGH IMMERSIVE EXHIBIT
After being rescheduled no thanks to COVID, the Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit finally hits Calgary later this month and you won’t want to miss it! With your ticket in hand. immerse yourselves into the wonderfully colourful world of a mad genius! Guided by his own dreams, thoughts and words, experience the world of the troubled artist as if it were the first time.
When: Opens Friday, July 30th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: See times above
HIT ONE OF CALGARY’S OUTDOOR POOLS
With temperatures well into the 30s, 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!
There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this week! Enjoy yourselves out there!
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