Do you feel the heat? That’s Friday creeping in on us and wowza, is it going to be a warm one. This time around, whether you plan on covering yourself head to toe in SPF 30 and facing it head-on or prefer to stay inside, there are a ton of exciting events and activities to enjoy – after all, no matter the forecast should always make the most of our days off. Not quite sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend!
SHOP THE INGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET
The days are getting longer and the nights? Man, are they perfect. This weekend, check out the Inglewood Night Market, an after-hours event that features everything from handmade goods, crafts, vintage clothing, collectables and a ton more – don’t miss it!
When: Friday, August 13th
Where: 10 Avenue & and 10th Street – 11th Avenue & 11th street
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
SNAP A PIC OR TWO AT THE BOWDEN SUNMAZE
There’s a really good chance you’ve seen photos of the Bowden Sunmaze – but goodness, is it something else in person! This weekend, toss on your cutest outfit and wander the beautiful Sunflower fields of Bowden in celebration of the warmer season! It’s truly magical.
When: Now open
Where: 34530 RR#14 Red Deer County, Alberta
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
BEAT THE HEAT AT AN ALBERTA SWIMMING HOLE
As we mentioned before, the weekend is here and so is some serious heat. The best place to hide away from the sun? Under the water! Grab your swim trunks, your flippy floppies and click the link above for a link to some extremely refreshing swimming holes in and around 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 weekend, 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: Until August 22nd
Where: 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
HIT THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE FOR FREE
Looking for somewhere to escape the rays? We’ve got just the place – and guess what? If you head over there on the weekend, it won’t even cost you a dime! Right now Calgary’s National Music Centre and ATB are actually offering free admission Saturdays and Sundays in celebration of Studio Bell’s 5th anniversary- check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
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
CHECK OUT CALGARY’S PUP-CRAWL
This weekend, grab a beer and hit a patio (or 11) with your furriest friend. In support of Calgary organization, AARCS, Born Colorado Brewery will be holding a city-wide pup-crawl where guests are encouraged to have a sip, shop some vendors and do some good! For all participating locations check the link above!
When: Sunday, August 15th
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
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
CHECK OUT THE FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET
Oh, you thought that was all of them? Whether you’re a foodie, love shopping local or are just looking to get some fresh air check out this month’s Farmers and Makers Market! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks. That sounds like a perfect spring afternoon to us!
When: Every Saturday until October 9th
Where: 1729 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
STRETCH YOUR LEGS FOR INGLEWOOD’S CAR-FREE SUNDAYS
This August, Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood is taking a ‘simple life approach, asking that on the last day of every weekend, Calgarians park elsewhere and use their legs to get around instead. In support of small businesses, Inglewood has announced Car-Free Sundays, discouraging folks from parking in the are in hopes that they’ll walk Mainstreet instead!
When: Every Sunday
Where: 9th Avenue, Inglewood
There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend! Please, stay safe, stay hydrated and stay cool, friends!
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