It’s here, YYC! Stampede is upon us and so are all of the exciting honkytonkin’ events that come with it! From the annual parade to music festivals, so begins nearly two weeks of craziness – but where do you start, and what if you want to sit this one out? We’ve got you! Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Calgary this week!
We hope you’re ready to indulge because a new community-positive event meant to showcase local businesses and celebrate seasonal grub, clothing, and more is hitting Calgary! From the folks who put on Calgary’s massive Hot Chocolate Fest comes another amazing way to raise money for Meals on Wheels so don’t miss it!
When: Until Tuesday, August 31st
From documentaries comedies and originals, Netflix will be delivering hours of entertainment to get us through a long summer that might almost be too hot. This week those who would prefer to stay indoors can binge their way through Calgary’s heatwave with a ton of new releases!
Not only is the Calgary Stampede back this year, so are a ton of its sister events! Featuring a ‘star-studded’ lineup of musicians, the 2021 Badlands Music Festival returns to the grounds for 10 crazy loud, crazy fun nights. Check out the link above for updates!
When: Thursday, July 8th – July 18th
Where: 840 9 Ave SW Calgary, AB
What better way to kick off a major event than with a parade! This week, ahead of the Greatest Show On Earth, catch a live stream of the first-ever Calgary Stampede Parade to take place, not in front of thousands of people lining the streets, but online!
When: Friday, July 9th
Where: Online at link above
Time: 8 am
YAHOOO! After last year’s cancellation, the midway, the food, the music, and the rodeo are back and despite things looking a little bit different this year, some of you could not be happier. This week, mask up and hit the Stampede grounds in celebration of the city’s resilient spirit!
When: July 9th – 18th, 2021
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE
It’s going to be a long hot summer, Calgary! 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.
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!
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 has officially set dates for summer 2021, and it all kicks off this week! As always this annual after-hours event will feature everything from handmade goods, crafts, vintage clothing, collectables and a ton more
When: Friday, July 9th
Where: 10 Avenue & and 10th Street – 11th Avenue & 11th street
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
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
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!
There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this week! It’s going to be good one, folks! Happy Stampeding!